Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
I moved to New Zealand after my wedding last year and since the time I was granted a work visa I have been searching for a suitable job to take my career forward. Months had passed but I failed to get a suitable job for myself. I attended interviews but after two three rounds was rejected based on the grounds of my temporary visa status (Need to wait for a year before we can file for a residency here) and gap in my career. At times it was frustrating but I waited for the right opportunity and prayed to my Baba every day. I actually had given up the hope of securing a job here but recently I decided to start on my job hunt again. I updated my resume, made changes where necessary and chased every job in my field rigorously. I started getting calls again but nothing was moving forward. I visited few consultancies too.
Then finally, i got a call one day for an interview from a good company here. I was early for the interview and decided to sit in a cafe and wait for the right time to enter the office. While I was at the cafe I felt very disappointed and discouraged. I closed my eyes and thought of Baba and asked Him that why does He make me go to interviews if nothing is supposed to happen. I pleaded to Baba and asked if this interview would go well. I suddenly felt like using the Sai Baba question and answers website that I had read about few devotees mentioning on this blog. I searched for the website and entered a number (I can't recall the exact number). I am attaching a snapshot of the answer I received. I was so so shocked with the response that tears started rolling down my eyes. I suddenly geared up so much confidence and positivity that I headed straight for the interview and fearlessly answered all the questions. It went very well by Baba's grace. And yes it was a Thursday. That night I had decided that I have to submit my experience here and let everybody know that Baba listens to every single word that crosses our mind.
I got a call on Monday stating that I was their preferred candidate and they would like to offer me this position but had to seek their directors permission before that. I was very happy and again asked God if this was true and resorted to the same website again. Believe it or not I got the same answer again like I had on Thursday. I was a little puzzled as to what exam is Baba referring to? I have already got done with the interview. While I was still wondering I received another call asking for a meeting with their director the coming Friday. I immediately realised that this is the exam Baba was referring to, assuring me I would pass this too. Yesterday, on a Thursday I was sent the offer letter. Today I signed the contract. And I start my work a week later by Baba's blessing. I also need to tell everybody here that I tried doing the Nav Guruvar Vrat and reading the Sai Satcharitra in 7 days but couldn't complete either. I used to be disappointed but I used to close my eyes and think of Baba with a pure heart and true love. And I realised that this is all that Baba requires. When you close your eyes and think of Baba and your eyes fill up with tears, not from the problems you are facing in your life presently but purely from the love you have for Baba, that is all that is required. Just real true devotion. I love talking about Baba and can go on endlessly. Please believe and trust in Baba with faith and patience. It indeed is the best mantra for an ideal life. Om Sai Ram.
One fine day, me and my friend Nachi planned our trip to Shirdi and made all our arrangements but it was only One way as our return wasn't planned. After reaching Shirdi, we kept our belongings and rushed for the Samadhi Mandir but after a wait of about 2 odd hours we were able to see the Holy Figure of Sai Baba. I was ecstatic to have fulfilled my dream of seeing Baba in Shirdi. After witnessing the Madhayana Aarti, we left to have our lunch and for some rest. We were lucky enough to be a part of the Dhoop Aarti too. We kept roaming in the nearby places of the Temple and were happy. After the Shej Aarti, we returned to our hotel but came back as early around 2:30 am to stand in the queue for the Kakad Aarti. Everything seemed to have been going properly until 11 am, when i started getting slight fever. Ignoring this fact we kept moving around and were living the dream. The situation became bad to worse in couple of hours and we decided instantly to leave the same night or else the next train was after 36 hours which would have been a long wait. Getting a confirmed ticket was next to impossible during that period of time.
We booked the tickets as we had to leave at any cost and had a waiting List of 136. My body condition was deteriorating and it almost became difficult for me to stand. The thought of standing the entire night in the train was making me sad and dejected. I kept praying Baba to do something about my health as i didn't want to leave Shirdi with negative thoughts in my mind. Time passed and it was getting difficult on my part to even talk but the unconfirmed ticket was haunting me more. Just before 30 minutes of the scheduled arrival of the train, i saw a paper lying next to me on the ground, i picked it up and saw it was the sheet of the passengers in that train. I kept glancing through the names and with each passing name my heart was sulking and finally i decided not to continue with still 1 page remaining. But few minutes later something within me made me go through the paper again precisely the last page. I was dumbfounded and surprised to see my name on the list of confirmed passengers. It was not less than a Miracle for me because practically 136 waiting list never gets confirmed in 5-6 hours that too when the crowd is at its peak. I kept thanking Baba all the while returning back and for having such an unforgettable moment in my first visit to Shirdi.
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