Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
In the same question-answers site, Sai had advised me to donate several times and I, like an unworthy devotee kept postponing it by giving importance to other sundry subjects. But Sai always kept reminding me of that. Finally He said me “Donate at least a bit”. I had kept aside some money to be given as Dakshina, but was not able to put that amount in a Hundi of Sai Temple in my area for various reasons. So on a Monday just before Diwali, I had taken that money with me to office thinking that I will deposit it in the Sai temple in my area. It was raining heavily that day and I actually did not want to go to office. But due to some upsetting situations at home, I thought that sneaking out would give me an opportunity to go to Sai Temple and donate that amount. It was already late, but I was unable to decide if I should go to Temple before going to office or if I should go later the same day. As I started on my Scooty, it started pouring and as it was around 12 noon, so I thought that I should go to temple first so that I can attend the Madhayana Aarti as well. Down the road, it was a T junction and I would hit the main road. So at the junction if I turned right, it would take me to temple and left would take me to the office. So I turned right, and went a little ahead. But again I felt that it is already raining and I am already late to office, so better I will go later in the evening at a convenient time. And thinking so, I made a U turn. I had seen a Toyota coming, but I thought that I can make the turn before it comes near. But I was wrong in gauging it’s speed and it had nearly hit me. But somehow the driver managed to swerve his vehicle and avoid hitting me. It was a narrow escape on that busy road. The driver stopped his vehicle a little further and asked me what I was up to. Till that time I was not able to comprehend the event. Then in split seconds, I realized that my Sai protected me from death. It was this event which He was indicating to. I simply smiled at that driver and rode away, beaming at the fact that my Sai protected me and that His saying had come true. This was the first miracle.
The whole day went on smoothly at office. There were very few people at office due to monsoons and Diwali fever. It was continuously pouring. Again I was in doubt if I should go to Temple today or postpone the event. I searched for answers in the Sai Baba question and answers site and twice He confirmed that I should come to Him today only without any delay. I looked outside and sky was still dark with menacing clouds. Actually the road to Sai Baba’s Temple is very bad. It is a kutcha road, broken at places and full of potholes. And during monsoons it is nightmare to cross that road. Once my Scooty had fallen off, it will be unable to maintain its balance. So I was really scared. But I also told my Sai Nath that I am coming today to Your Temple just to obey Your command. So You should protect me throughout the journey. Also, I had not informed at my house about this plan of mine, as I knew they would be very angry with me. So I set upon a secret journey to Baba’s Temple in His care. It was raining and my raincoat could hardly protect me. I was completely drenched. Also my spectacles were becoming foggy because of the rains. So with limited vision, I travelled all the way to my Baba’s Temple chanting His name. I was reminded of Bapugir Bua’s journey as mentioned in Satcharitra. There was a traffic jam as it was office pack-up time and also the rains had worsened it. Suddenly I saw Baba’s Photo behind a mini bus. So my Hero was already ahead of me to convince me that He was there with me in this journey.
After a while I hit the kutcha roads and I chanted His name loudly. I was very scared as it was already dark and the street lights were also not working. But keeping my faith strong I continued and needless to say, it was not that scary at all. It was as if He Himself rode the Scooty for me and I reached the temple. There was no power in the temple and fully drenched I entered the Temple. There He was with a faint smile on His lips welcoming me in the backdrop of Diya lights. It was heavenly. I cannot express you what all I felt that day. It was as if He was teaching me “What Faith is?” and how should a disciple trust His Guru. I felt so close to Him. I felt I am special to Him, and that is why He made me go through all this to give me that lesson of Faith - Faith in His words, Faith in His works. I donated that amount and sat for some time. But stupid that I am, I was again scared of how would I return. I could hear the rains roar outside. I felt like crying. But I was also overwhelmed at the sight of His tremendous love for me. It was like both He and my inner self was telling me, Sai is There, so do not fear. After sometime, I thought of returning and I asked permission from my Lord. But then the priest came and told me to wait for Aarti. I understood that my Sai did not give me permission for leaving and so He stopped me via the priest. I sat down and waited for the Aarti to begin. The power came back and the Aarti began. I was feeling so divine and exalted. It was all so real and I felt so special. My Sai was so close to me. He is always close to His devotees, but we do not pay Him much attention to realise this. But that day, He had pulled me so near to Him. It was as if I was in Shirdi, when Sai Baba was in flesh and blood. He wanted me to see the Aarti. It was blissful and after the Aarti, I again asked His permission. This time I felt that He had allowed me. So eating His Prasad and applying His Vibhuti, I left.
Dear devotees, Sai Nath made me to sit in the Aarti and in those sacred flames, He burned away my fears. So when I left I was not scared and I had faith that He would help me sail through. I started in the dark again. The rains had abated a little. A tempo crossed me and an inner voice in me asked me to follow it. That temp was really Sai-sent as following it I could cross those bad roads without any hiccups. Surprisingly, that tempo was ahead of me till I reached my home. So my journey was very smooth. I am not sure what you must be thinking about this lengthy description of my tale, but I could not really shorten it. Sai Himself has helped me write this down, or else I could not have done it. While I am penning down this, I have again relived the memories and blissful feeling of that auspicious day, where Sai saved me from death and also imparted an important lesson of faith to me. I wish I could share that heavenly feeling with you all. Pardon me for my lengthy post. But please have faith in our Sai despite all the mountains of troubles we are facing. He is supreme benevolent and our Mother. There is no one other than Him who can save us. Trust me He loves us the most, more than anyone else in the world. It’s just that He is silent and not as vocal as our family and loved ones who voice out their love for us. But this Father of ours works silently to give us the best. He does not take the credit for anything and we, who are slaves to the five senses, fail to perceive His greatness. Lastly, thank you admin for posting my experience. I cannot express my gratitude enough. You are the medium through which I can share my feelings with all Sai brothers and sisters. May Sai Nath bless all His children and grant His grace to all.
My second experience is, 10 days before my husband received a fake call from immigration that we are in illegal stay and are going to be arrested in 15 minutes. He did not realize it was a fake call and he totally believed it was actually from original immigration service department. They asked to transfer money and he too transferred half the part what they asked and when he was about to transfer the another half I called him and asked to come home immediately and to switch off the mobile. Here Sai Baba saved us from not sending the full money and nothing happened like arrest or something and we did not get into any trouble. We reported to the local cops and we are relaxed and went to Sai Baba Temple as usual and had Darshan. Next day I got a thought and tried calling to the money gram service through which my husband sent the money and checked if the receiver (scammer) received the money. But by Sai's grace the money was not taken by the scammer as the bank stopped the transaction as they suspected this transaction and noted it was a scammer. When I called them they told that they stopped the transaction and they will refund the full amount what my husband has transferred. This was a great miracle. We got all the money back on Friday and me and my husband was very very happy. Sai is great. He will always save His followers. Thank You Sai Baba. I wanted to share these two experiences with you all and everyone should have faith in Sai and Sai won't leave us. Om Sai Ram.
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