Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
After my 10th I took science however my parents asked to change it to commerce because my brother was doing BE and they won’t be able to meet expenses for both. I thought my future is in trouble as I don't want to land in accountancy/clerical job. Today I could see how He planned my future that I have been working for MNCs in IT without spending on BE. He has His own way of pulling us. My mother is a religious person, believes in fasting etc. When I was in graduation, I thought I should do fasting for a good job. Everyone promises to do fasting after work is done but I would do in advance and I will donate an amount equivalent to my first month’s salary. I asked my mom whom should I fast and it seems and what I remember, she said Thursday fast for Sai Baba. Now when I ask she doesn't recollect that statement and that is how I got connected. I knew nothing about fasting process, I followed what my mother used to follow. The fasting continued for quite a few years, I got into a reputed institute for my computers and later on landed into a apprentice programme with the same organisation. As promised, I donated an amount equivalent to my first month’s salary in sometime. Though the initial job was not satisfactory but vow is vow. I should say I got into job/apprentice without much struggle, leaving aside whether that job was worth it, I got happy that I am earning something and not fully dependent on my parents. There were ups and down mentally because I was not progressing but I continued my work and He was always there.
After couple of years, I switched my job and got into another firm, again I got less salary compared to other because I lacked bargaining power but He knew I need a switch in job profile. I did my job and prayed for better career path and by His Grace, progressed in my career. I got an opportunity to visit USA for 8 months, first one from my team to get deployed in USA. There always have been struggle in my life but somewhere back of my mind, I always believed He is there and felt His presence. I was fortunate to visit UK on my own. It was the time for my visa renewal and I booked appointment during February month. The centre I got were not close by and it was winter in UK which means the centre could be closed for the day without notice if there is heavy snow or weather is not favourable. My friend suggested to book multiple appointments using different mail ids as fall back mechanism. One more thing to add, my wife was pregnant at that time in India and due date was near that means I should get my visa renewed before I leave UK so that I can come back. So there was no buffer days to fall back expect to follow my friend’s suggestion. It was very difficult to get a slot that is suitable to one, I would say much worse that IRCTC site in India for tatkal booking. I somehow managed to get few slots on different dates on different location, didn't bother even if it’s far.
After few days, I got notification that my bookings are cancelled and all bookings got cancelled. I got so scared, my hands getting cold and not knowing what the future holds. I prayed to Him and started looking for bookings thinking that it could be mistake from their end and I can’t wait for clarification. That night I got one booking and confirmed my position. Next day I got notification that the booking is cancelled. Then I called the customer care, hard to get through someone, and explained the situation. The executive took me left and right and told that are you an agent that you booked so many slots which is not allowed. I told her my situation and she was not cooperating. At that time it crossed my mind that it’s time to pack my bag, it was looking all gloomy. I was depressed somehow that what is my future, what is the use to take so much struggle away from my wife for a year when she was pregnant and needed me most. I was very much sad thinking all this. I don't know why but I made a call again to the customer care and asked about my cancellation of booking. The lady on the other hand told me that since you booked multiple slots our system has black listed you and you won’t be able to book any slot in future. She asked me why I did so and I explained her my situation that I can’t take risk this time. She was friendly and helped me by booking a slot for me and that too near my place. I was so stunned that I couldn't believe what is happening.
Every day, I used to check my booking status till my appointment day came, as was so scared that this will also get cancel. By His grace, I was able to get my visa extended on the appointed date and was able to visit India but before I could reach my wife already delivered a beautiful baby girl on Tuesday. I think it is a gift from Ganesh ji and Sai Baba. I always feel sad that I was never around during my wife's pregnancy, the time when she needed me most. I always say Thanks To Him for giving me such a wonderful wife that too is a gift. Many things can’t be explained in words, it is the feeling that makes the difference. There are innumerable experiences I have to share but not sure what to write and what to leave. Everything is His blessing and I am fortunate that even though I am not capable for His blessings, He is still there to help, forgetting the mistakes I do daily knowingly and unknowingly. I wish His blessings be with all irrespective of the religion or God each follow. Oh Sai bless each and everyone because without You there is no us.
Another day, I saw him going in front me and there is almost 20 Feet gap in between us. Then I was saying to myself. Baba, if it is You, turn back and see me. As soon as, I finished saying this he stopped suddenly and turned towards me and with a pleasant smile. I was dumbstruck at the same time afraid as he stood there watching me for almost a minute. Then a uncle said him to go away then he moved forward. Again I wanted to see him but could not find him, before he was walking just in front of me vanished within minutes. I wanted to see him but when he comes to me i am getting afraid. There after I never saw him again. It was none other than Baba. During my training period, I was asked to go to different location. New state new place so i am unaware of anyone and anything. In between training location to my room there is a Baba Temple and I wanted to visit it. I don't know which place is that, where to get down, which bus to here, can't speak or understand the language. So I did not visit the Temple. I said Baba, I wanted to visit the Temple and i am leaving it to You. Now my training is over and it’s been 7 months and i am little aware of the places and busses but completely forgot about the Temple. In July, I saw a link in the comment session about a Baba’s temple and its miracles. I got attracted to temple and its miracles. I wanted to visit it and the location shows it’s near to where i am staying. Then I went to the Temple and to my surprise it was the one which I wanted to visit before. Baba has His own planning’s to fulfil our wishes.
In Temple on Thursdays, there was one old person in long Kurta, hat on head, distributing Prasad for all. He always resembled Baba to me. We need to complete our departmental postings in one month time period. In Every department, there was a quota of patients we need to treat and submit case histories. Once, i was running short of time and couldn't reach the target. One fine day, i could treat 12-15 patients and most of them bore the name starting with Sai. I felt overwhelming. I prepared very hard to appear for my final exams. I was an average student. I have done pretty well in written part but practical’s were the real test for us. For One particular exam, the patient who was supposed to come did not turn up. Without treating the patients means failing in the exams. I cried a lot but with hope waiting for Baba's help and someone said that there was a person in our college's non-teaching staff who is suitable for that particular treatment. Though, i was running short of time, i went and informed him and he agreed. I came to know that he never agreed when other batch mates asked him for treatment. Maybe Baba reserved him for me. Out of 100 only 35 passed and i was one among. All credit goes to Him. Love, patience, belief is all that you need. Thank you.
About 3 or 4 days later, by about 8-15 am, in the morning, i saw someone, exactly like Sai Baba, both in looks and dress, standing in front of my house's outer grill gate. I came to the gate and i thought that someone was asking money. I simply gave 10 rupees and he accepted it. He Simply gave a sharp look at me, murmured something, and left. He did not go to any other house in my street. At that time, i did not feel anything special. But, later in the afternoon, when i recollected the incident, it occurred to me that Baba Himself had come to my house to bless us. Unknowingly, i missed that great opportunity. I felt very bad. I apologised to Baba for my ignorance. Normally, no body, comes in my street dressed like Baba and in the form of a Muslim Fakir. He is a great Sadguru. I never thought that Sri Sai Baba would visit my house to bless us. It is really a miracle. I have totally surrendered at His Feet. Had i been a little bit aware, i could have spoken to Him and i am quite sure that Baba would give yet another opportunity to us. I am happy to share this incident with Sai devotees. Thanking you.
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