Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
I was working for last 8 years in reputed international investment bank in Mumbai since 2009. My profile is very niche profile and few banks have these profile. The problem that I faced to get a job was my notice period for 3 months which was not negotiable. My Director did not allowed to leave the company on any conditions, either buy back my notice period or adjusting my leave against my notice period. I started to search a Job in 2012. The purpose for change in my job was growth professionally and financially which would be strong support to my family. My Dad is 60 years old he runs his own business of rent a car. We had suffered and huge loss in business and personally. He had taken loan from banks and also sold cars to pay off the debts which we had taken from market. He managed to run the business and handle expenses of house hold. On the other hand I cleared off loan taken by bank. During that period we prayed to Baba gives us our daily bread and strength to face the suffering that came in our way. From the day I started searching job in 2012 I use to get Interview call every month. I did went for interviews taking Baba’s blessing by visiting Mandir near to my place. Always asked him to be with me at the time of interview. The interview meeting couldn’t be converted into successful because of my notice period. I tried connecting to professionals from line of business through a social networking sites.
One day somehow I got connected to my Ex director who has Managing Director in other company. I messaged him that I am looking for a job opportunity and can you help me for the same. He replied me that he has one and want to come down for interview. I was very happy because this was tailored made job for me. I had desired skill set for this job. I had technical rounds where I had to appear test which I had cleared successfully. After this I had business round with AVP and there was another girl in the interview panel who was team lead. I would report to AVP upon my selection. Interview with him was more conversational and he was impressed. He explained me about the job profile and brief introduction of onshore counterpart in Hong Kong based Analyst. He told me that 3 month notice period would be a problem, but he will speak to the onshore counterpart and will get back to me. I prayed to baba that please I need this call and kept my fingers crossed. I got a call for the HR that I have to come for Video conference interview call with onshore. I was really happy and touched feet of Baba’s murti that I have kept on my desk. The interview went good but at the end Analyst told me that he want me to join as soon as possible because his Associate was leaving on the same day. I told him that I can’t join immediately and there is no way I can negotiate on my notice period. After the call I meet my Ex director and told him the scenario. He told me that’s a need of an hour to join immediately and there is already a person who can join sooner than me and Analysts is fine with that candidate. Meanwhile the Managing Director had conducted few other Video conference interviews for me with other analysts in other region. The purpose of this was if in future any requirements comes up they can immediately start with the joining formalities with me. For me this was another failure. I had also taken a vow that I won’t have chocolates until I get a job. I loved Chocolates like anything. I know baba doesn’t say to leave anything or fast and he will fulfill their wishes. As a child I was stubborn and took the vow. My Job search was still on and reason of rejection was my notice period, my skill set not matched as per the job & sometime reason of rejection was not told to me. I felt hopeless, disappointed and lost my confidence because I got so many opportunities but could not converted into successful one. Things at work also became bad to worse. There was no appreciation for the hard work and the efforts. I would again thanks to everyone here who shared their experience which showed Sai is there for us and helped me to build my confidence.
Finally I decided to leave my job after my year end appraisal so with all my little savings, bonus, gratuity and PF I can survive for at 6 to 8 months manage all my and family expenses. I told my decision to my Dad. He was fine with my decision and told me put your sufferings Sai’s feet believe in Sai’s . Dad told me he has faith in Sai and confidence in me that something good will happen. I went to nearby mandir and prayed to Sai and told him be with me in for what I have decided. This was last year in end of December out of sudden my ex director calls me again and said he wants me to join the company and come down to his company and meet the HR. This time I told him upfront that my notice period is still the same, he replied I know this and keeping all the things in mind the management has considered you. I thanked Sai for this opportunity and I don’t have to take the risky decision that I had made before this call came to me. I went and meet to HR, we had formal discussion on salary. Meet with the AVP who took my interview the last time. He asked you must be aware of the role and if you have any doubts let me know. I told him no doubts about the role. I asked for which position you are hiring me. He replied that if I remember in last interview there was a girl along with him I would be the replacement for her. She is leaving the organization as she is getting married and settling in USA. He told me we will be back with the final offer by 1st week on January. I was really happy and thanked almighty. But still this was not the over, I was waiting for HR that they will come back to me. 2nd week of January passed, but no call. I tried calling and dropped mail to the HR there was no response. Finally I decided to message the AVP by adding him on professional social networking site. After dropping him the message about my selection process. I got a reply saying “there is a delay in the process as the employee has postponed her exit by a few months..... 'm sure HR will revert to you on this....you can contact the HR directly and they should let u know. “. I was shocked seeing this reply and In anger I told Baba if there is anything more he wants me to show for rejection please do so …I have lost it. I decided that I’ll will stick to my decision for quitting the job and then find new one. My appraisal were done which was again not as per expectation. I got my bonus as well.
My director at existing job was very wicked one. He tried to give least salary hike to the employees and shows this to higher management he saved cost for the year and take large amount in his pocket. Finally I decided the date to put down my papers it was 5th February 2015. I told this to one of my best friend that I will be giving my resignation on this day. He told why on this can’t you give it on Monday start of the week. I looked at him smiled and said “Mere baba ka Vaar….Guruvaar” Accha kaam yeh din se shuru hota hai. I mailed my resignation to my AVP. He was shocked to see that mail in his inbox immediately he took me for meeting and asked my I am resigning. I told him this was well informed to you in appraisal if I do not get as excepted hike and bonus I will resign and I am sure that you took this lightly. He told this was not excepted. The mail was forwarded to my director and he accepted my resignation without even speaking to me. Usually person at director level speak to their employees, but this guy didn’t bother. I felt bad after giving some much to the company there was no value for me. Days passed by and my last day was here friends and colleagues wished me good luck for my future. I was emotional after more than 8 years I have to leave the company on this note. My search for job was still on and there were no interview calls for month. I was speaking to consultant on regular basis. Few interview were lined but again there was rejections reason saying I didn’t had experience for the job profile. I was applying for job that I wanted bit different for my profile, but baba had already planned something else for me. During this time I read Shri Sai Satcharitra and completed in a one week. Me and my friends make sure that we take Sai’s blessing by going shirdi once in year. But last year we couldn’t make it because of everyone’s schedule and we may planned one of my friend from the group meet with a severe accident. Doctors had given up the hope on the day when accident happened. My friend was not responding, he was in comma. We all were tensed as he was dearest to all and only son and bread earner of the family. Along with me and my friends prayed Sai to heal and save our friend and told to Sai that we want to come together for your blessings, please make our friend stand on his feet soon. After three days my friend started responding and with Sai’s blessing he was stable in months time and he resumed his office. This year we made up our mind what may happen we have to go to shirdi and we finalized the date 20th June 2015, Saturday.
We all gathered and did puja of the vehicle by which we were going to shirdi and prayed to almighty that we have a safe journey. I was about to step in mini bus and my cell phone rang this was call from the consultant for a job opportunity at well-known European Investment Bank. She told about the profile which was similar to my last job. The consultant took my consent to share my profile with Director of the bank and told will be back next week to provide me the interview schedule being a weekend I had to wait until next week. I thanked baba for this call and started my journey. We reached Shirdi safely on Saturday took a hotel rested and Sunday morning we went to mandir for Sai’s darshan. The moment I reached the Baba Samadhi and saw him sitting I was in tears. I don’t to why but asked him be with me this all I need is your support without which I cannot to do anything. Also, I apologized for being rude and for fights that I had with him when I was disappointed for not getting the opportunity. I felt relaxed and ease after a long time and we returned to Mumbai. Now the whole interview process started, I didn’t shared the news to anyone about I got a call for interview. I wanted to know everyone once I make it, but things were not so easy. I got to know from office friend on what’s app group chat that he and one more friend has received a calls from another consultant for same opening in the same bank after reading the message I looked a Sai photo in my hall and said “ wish things were little easy and simple for me”. I had accept what the situation is and face the music. I told just be with I’ll give my best and will make thru this interview. Everyone got a call for 1st round of interview and it was schedule back to back 1hrs interview with India Director on the same day. Everyone gave the best in the interview. During the interview Director asked our line of reporting and being small industry they knew each other. The director asked me what if I across check about my performance with the Director at pervious organization, also she grilled me why did left my last job without having one in hand. I was able to justify and convince her on why did I left my job and confidently told you can do my background check. My other friend had also left the job and came for this interview. After the interview my friend meet and asked me about how was the interview. I told him she grilled me on why did left the company without having a job in hand, but I was able to convince her. My friend told the same was with him, but she was not convinced by his answer. The other thing was the Director of this company knew my friend’s reporting manager personally, as they had worked along previously in same organization. My friend had left the job because for his reporting manager. She was another wicked one on the floor who always want to interfere in others job. She is good in bragging things and take credits of other work. My friend had made her complaint to the management but there was no change in her attitude. Finally my friend had to leave the job.
One of our friend posted a message on what app group that the director of the company where we all went for interview had called the reporting manager of my friend for verification. My friend gave it up and told he won’t get selected because was sure that his manager would share negative feedback for him and that was it. He never got a call for other rounds. Meanwhile I got call for another round of Video conference interview with 2 Directors and 1 Managing Director in US. The day on which interview was schedule was the lucky day Thursday. Immediately, I went to Sai mandir and bowed before and thanked him. On Thursday I went for the interview it was 3 hrs interview back to back with all and at the end everyone were impressed and showed their interest to work along with me. The assistant to India director came told me that I can leave for the day and they will get back to me soon, I was sure that it will be positive. On my way back home I got a call from assistant that 2 more director want to speak and interview in schedule for Tuesday next and I can take the call from home as they will be calling me late night india time. As soon I got the news my bus stop at the stop and there was Sai Mandir behind the stop I bowed before the almighty and thanked him. This interview also went good, I informed the assistant that I my done with the interviews, she told that they will get back to me. During this time I visited the Sai Baba – Questions and Answers. I sum up the birthday of my family members and entered that number on the site. The answer that I got was” You have the kindness of Sri Sai Nath. Continuously keep remembering him and satisfy the hungry by spending on their food. You will get a letter and you will soon get fame and fulfillment.” Letter I referred to offer letter. I was curious where and how should satisfy the hungry by spending on their food. The next day after dinner my mom told me go and give some left over food to a beggar who stays down the lane. I quickly took that food and gave to the beggar who has hungry. This is how Sai showed me way to complete my service which he had told me. A week passed by but didn’t heard anything back. It was a Thursday I went to Sai mandir in evening and told Sai what should I do? I was very curious to my feedback. I decided to call them in morning, I bowed and touched Sai’s feet with my forehead. After coming home I saw in mirror that there was chandan tilak on my forehead that was on Sai’s feet. This gave me a sign that he is with me and something good is gone happen. Next day while doing my morning pooja at home the Sai photo in my mandir. It looked different I could see there was big smile on Sai’s face. After my pooja I called the assistant who conducted all my interview to ask her about my feedback, she told me that we haven’t heard back yet from the director and told me that I have to wait until 3rd August 2015 because the Director will be going US for Monday for onsite meeting and will be back after 2 weeks and in meanwhile she will let director know that I had called to know my feedback. I was is no man’s land didn’t knew what should I do. I told myself this not new for you and start searching new opportunity. The same afternoon while I was having lunch I got a call from the director. She told me that she wanted to check with how did all the interview went. I replied it was good and waiting to get your feedback. She finally gave me the news that I have been selected and asked my salary expectation. I quoted my figure, she told that we are offering better than your quote. The amount she quoted was way above my expectations I couldn’t have thought of it. She told the HR will coordinate with for joining formalities and if I have any query I get drop her a mail and she shared her email id with. Now I have the offer letter in my hand and in week’s time I will be joining new company . I have surrender myself to Sai he is invisible but omnipresent. I just want to say have faith in him, leave your worries and suffering to him. He will look upon them and trust me you will surprise with the result from him. “ Uske darbar jo gaya hai, khali haath nhi aaya hai”. “Sharrdha aur Saburi”, have faith and be patience, He will listen your prayers. “Anant Koti Brahmand Nayak Raja Dhiraj Yogi Raj Par Brahm Shri Satchidananda Sadguru Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai." Keep the calm and say Om Sai Ram
After reaching hospital, i got admitted the same day and some kind gel was applied to get labour pains and yes i did not get any until morning though i had contractions, i did not slept all that night due to fear. Next morning, Nurses started, labours have not started, Gynaecologist came and she said to start another 2nd Dripes as she checked baby's head is high. Again no pains yet. When Gynaecologist said we can go membrane rupture, all the time i was praying Sai for painless delivery and wish to go C-sec but could not tell any. After sometime, she came and said will go C-sec and yeah that was a relief. With Sai's blessing, C-Sec without Labour pains and had my mother beside me as she a Nurse herself and she knows the Gynaecologist from her college days though she works for other hospital. Yes, In 10 minutes, I delivered an healthy Baby Boy. We had named him 'Ishan'. It was a C-Sec then, was a major operation, my bleeding was normal after delivery and i was able to recover in 2 days and started walking in 2 days. Now, my son is 9 months old and we had got an opportunity to visit Shirdi while he was 7 months old. As i was planning for long time, it was all of sudden we planned the trip. I had a good Darshan, I could stand beside Baba though heavy rush. We could not get Aarti as it was Guru Purnima days were nearing. But, indeed a great Darshan and we got blessings from Sai Samadhi. I always feel His presence in my life. He is one real God, I feel Sai in anything and everything. Om Sai Ram! Jai Sai Ram.
Years passed by, i excelled in my career, life was good but always felt not having a life partner. During this period, i started reading spiritual books and use to listen discourses on TV and realised that my suffering is due to my past bad karmas. Since i had now no responsibility of my son as he is grown up as a mature individual. I felt like searching a life partner, companion for me and everybody including my son supported my decision. Hence, i enrolled in various matrimonial sites in 2011, but nothing materialised. I never left hope, then again i enrolled in Oct 2012, nothing worked out till May 2013. One day during my lunch break, i was browsing miracles of Sai Baba site i came across this blog. And here is my Baba's miracle which changed my life. I clicked this blog and came across one experience which was to certain extent identical to my situation. For her was the first marriage which was not happening, many astrologers told her there is no marriage in her horoscope etc. and because of reading The Holy book Sai Satcharitra her marriage was fixed. There Baba introduced me to His Holy book, and i immediately downloaded and started reading the very next Thursday. And the biggest miracle is after 7th day of my reading, i came across the alliance, we both agreed to get married. I met him in USA as i had visa. Met his immediate relatives, everything was good as this happened due to Baba's blessing. I quit my job and got married in USA last year. He loves my son as his own, soon Baba please bless my son to get student visa either in Canada or USA so that i can meet him and be with him whenever he needs us. Now Baba is my life, i have surrender myself at His Lotus Feet. Koti Koti Pranam Baba. My only prayer is Please don't leave our hand and show us the right path and bless us to become a better person every day and in every way.
After an hour she called again, they were stopped by the customs officer for carrying chana dal. The customs officer did not return their passport and threatened them they have to pay 300 to 500$ in fine. Listening to that, I got scared. I opened the blog and started reading devotees experience and promised Baba that i will post my experience to this blog. Within 5 minute, my parents came out. Some officer, who speak the same language as my parents just warned them not to bring any grains and handed their passports back. I cannot tell how happy I am. Baba, thank You is very small for whatever You have done. I will be Your slave for the rest of life. In any situation, Please give me the strength to face the situation and have complete faith in You. Samasta Loka Sukhino Bhavantu. May all the beings in this world live rightfully and happily. Dear devotees, Please have faith in Baba, wait patiently and He will surely come to rescue you. when things don't work the way we want them to happen, people get frustrated and curse Baba (I am not an exception), but several devotee's experiences have proved that Baba's decisions are strong foundation to our future.
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