Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
This miracle pertains to my wife’s US employment authorization. By Baba’s grace she had completed her master’s in the US. She was doing her unpaid internship in a small company. She was not that satisfied but was running out of time to get a good job. By the intuition (I assume Baba provoked as she was struggling to get a good job of her choice), we decided that we convert her status from a student to my dependent and get her , my dependent employment authorization and then search for a good job at her own pace. This thought arose just 2 weeks before she got her first job (we had given up the hopes by now about getting a job she likes, but Baba had His own plans. Yes He got her a job of her choice in mean time). We had a well calculated idea in pace. My work visa was getting expired in 2 months and I was in touch with my lawyer for getting it extended. I had an opportunity to file the visa in expedited process (get it approved within 15 days). We thought why not we change her status from student to dependent and apply for dependent employment authorization at the same time along with my application. We had read in many online forums that all the 3 applications are likely to be approved within 20 days after we file them. If we had filed my wife’s applications separately, it would have taken 3 to 6 months for them to be approved. We had only once chance to execute the best option and we planned to do so. This means we get her visa and employment authorization approved to start 2 months after the file date (same date as my new visa start date). She can still use her student visa and employment authorization in those 2 months. We thought we had the best plan which let her to work in the meantime and after 2 months she would be automatically be a dependent visa and corresponding work authorization will let her work. This also ensured that there would not be break in an employment (if she got one of her choice in between and which did happen). We had accounted 2 months buffer time for this activity and were very confident that our plan will work. This is how it all works if applied in normal scenario. First you get the change of status to dependent application approved and it would take 1 week to 3 months for the corresponding work authorization to get approved. So there can be a break in the work authorization which means she has to give up her job. We were eyeing on best case scenario and we had buffer time to do so and if all works she need not take a break. As mentioned above, Baba’s miracle struck us again. My wife got a job she wanted just after we sent the applications to the lawyer. Baba also guides us not to withdraw my wife’s application but continue with her change of status. My visa got approved within 10 days after filing. I had still more than 1.5 months of time for the new visa to start. So I was betting that my wife’s application will be approved in 1.5 months and all the application will have same start date as my visa begin date (in future). After a week of my visa approval, my wife’s employment authorization application was taken up and we received the first query requesting for evidence. It looks like our plan was working as there was update on her application. We replied to it promptly. It took 10 days for them to acknowledge the reply. They then put the application on hold. No one touched it. It looked like they were not doing anything on it.
Meantime I frequented to Baba’s Mandir and spoke to Him. I literally had an argument with Baba and asked Him that why He did so with her application. I told him that we had only once chance to get all these in place without any hitch and now we are stuck. You see some times humans think they have the best idea. I got into that mode. Baba did not reply to my questions. I did not give up. Went to him every Thursday and spoke and argued. Then my new visa begin day arrived. My wife’s applications were still pending. We now lost the benefit we would have got. This time I told Baba that I have given up. Am sure that the applications will get approved but there would be at least a month time that she needs to give up her job. I told Him that You gave her a job and now ensure that she doesn’t lose it for any reason. 3 days after my surrender to Baba, I got a mail early morning that her work authorization was approved. Strange thing is that her dependent visa was not yet approved or even touched. As per the process they first approve the dependent visa and then establish the reason for approving the corresponding work authorization. This was something different and out of normal. But on the same afternoon, I received a second mail that her dependent visa was approved too. They approved both on a same day with the same start date. This is normally not the case at all or might be the first case of this kind (never found any one writing this experience in any visa forums). They normally approve the dependent visa first and then take time to approve the work authorization (may be a week to 3 months’ time). Our case was just opposite.
This miracle of Baba ensured that she got her visa and work authorization approved on same day and she did not even loose a single day of employment. The biggest lesson out of this miracle is not that Baba does miracles. He does it all the time and He is besides His devotees all the time. The real lesson I learnt is that we humans think we are smart having the best idea and try to bet on those ideas (what I call as ego) but Baba teaches us the lesson to leave the ego, makes us to surrender and then shows how unfathomable are His miracles. He tells us how far He will go to help us. He also tells us that He listens to our request but He has His own way of delivering the answers. I learnt that I need to put my effort, leave my ego and surrender to Baba. My Baba will take care of resolving my problems. Surrender and Patience is the key for receiving Baba’s grace
I am always a very modest person with very less needs and expectations. Due to my humility and soft nature people will try to misuse my innocence and my close family members will call me names as being naïve. But I, on the other hand wanted to follow Baba’s teachings and be honest and truthful to people irrespective of their character and leave it to HIM to take care of me and I always felt He protected me from greedy people who misused me. I had my home on Sale and had difficulty to get through it and left it to Baba to take care of it. I l went to the highest level of stress and panic and said to Baba that He has to do something about it and help this get over. I had a person who came to see my home (there were many who saw the home prior to this) and I said to Baba, “You have to come and help this deal get over. If I see one of them wearing an orange dress, then it is a positive sign.” I never think like this as it never happens to me like it does for others. There was no sign of them in the orange colour and I felt so upset that this is also not going to happen and when I entered home I saw my son waving hands in orange t-shirt and called me inside the home and let me and my husband know that these people liked the home and they were interested in buying the home. Prior to this I stopped calling my mother in India, as she was more worried than me about how things were for me. I did not want to upset my mom by telling the truth and it’s hard for me to hide. As Fathers day was also approaching I left to Baba, if I don’t call on father’s day it’s Your responsibility if something bad happens to my mother(my aged mother becomes very anxious and stressed if she did not talk to me once in 2-3 days, her diabetes will raise and give complications). The next day they presented an offer which is a real miracle of Baba with a lower quote and my husband asked for a higher quote and I was angry with my husband to take this risk; however I left it to Baba(Pari Poorana Sharanagthi) they agreed to my husband’s condition the next day and have successfully closed the deal only with His Grace.
I am awaiting to buy a suitable property and am sure Baba will help with this too and have no anxiety. I have not narrated the little details of my difficulties encountered throughout this deal to happen. After this incident, I felt I should never leave Him and there is no one who can help you better than Him. There can be any number of people in your lives but it’s only Him who can help us pass our difficulties and no one else can help us get through any of our hardship. I always made it a point not even to share to anyone about our difficulties other than Him. Others will ridicule and gossip about our vulnerability and situations, but it will be only Him who will help us get over our difficulties. He likes to test us but will never let us down.
Suddenly one night Baba came in my dream. In the dream, I was sitting near His legs, in the same temple I used to go every day. He Said "Come to this temple every Thursday and apply Udi on your forehead. Don't do anything else. Within 7 Thursdays your marriage will be fixed with him." I was shocked but I followed His advice and miraculously my marriage got fixed with Him on the third Thursday itself. Later the wedding got called off and I was left in the middle of nowhere because I trusted that guy and quit my job. The breakup created a wound that will never heal. I lost all my mental strength and became someone who is scared of everything from inside. Though I seem to be a strong girl from outside, I am weak inside and Baba knows that. I kept praying Baba to make me strong inside out. Later, I got married to a guy whom my parents chose for me. Though Baba gave us many indications not to marry me to him, we didn't listen because I had broken engagement twice before. So my parents were scared to call off the third time. Now I am suffering but I am growing close to Baba each and every day. Twice, I had severe hiccups that didn't stop even after drinking lot of water for around 1 hour. I prayed to Baba and felt like, He telling me to mix Udi with water and drink it. The very moment that blessed water touched my throat, my hiccups stopped.
Once, my best friend and I went to Mylapore Temple and both of us were sitting and meditating. I felt like Baba was coming down towards us and keeping His hands on my friend's head first and then on my head. I felt a vibration when His hands touched me. When we came out my friend also said the same thing to me. Both of us had also felt like Baba was wearing white kafni. This is a great miracle.
Baba came in dream after my wedding and warned me about the black magic done by my mother in law and made me go to Sholinghur. Baba is the reason I am living today. He gave me my dream career and He is guiding me always. I feel really blessed to be His child. I love Him the most and can't imagine a life without Him. I still have lot of difficulties in my life but I am sure Baba will take care of them and bestow peace of mind and success on me. Whatever happens that is because of Baba. He is my everything.Om Sai Ram.
My 1st experience is something that happened right now. It was past midnight when I logged onto this page and started reading the experiences posted by the devotees as part of 122 stories. While I was reading this story my father was coughing badly and wasn’t able to sleep, this was happening for quite some time, but soon as I started reading the experiences posted here by the devotees, even I prayed to our dear Baba saying that by the time I finish reading these experiences posted today if my father stops coughing and gets sleep then I will post the experience here and here I am doing just that as Baba answered my prayer and did stop my father's cough.
Another small experience that took place a while back is of my sister in law who lives in Australia, she had been trying to get her driving licence for long and wasn’t successful in getting one in spite of repeated efforts made. During one of our calls she happened to mention about her driving test again which she had scheduled this time on Thursday and was sounding very fed up of trying again and again. I asked her to believe in our Baba and surrender it to Him and tell Him that it's not me but You who is giving the test and leave the outcome of it on Baba. Guess what??? She passed this time and got her licence which I was so sure of , since I knew Baba would be with her. Somewhere deep within me I was very sure of it. Thank You Sai, You are kind and gracious, please forgive all our sins and guide us through this ocean of life, help us sail through it. Please correct us when we commit mistakes or sins. We humans are all greedy and so am I, so please take care of all our problems and remove all the hurdles coming in our way of work and happiness. We need You Baba, please help us get through all our current issues. You are my only faith! Om Sri Sai Ram
Guess what, my manager got convinced and she said that she has no role in deciding anything and I should clearly think what should I do. I immediately said that I want to shift my career to another department. At the same time, the other department manager communicated saying that he would interview me. I was bit tensed regarding what kind of questions would be asked. Luckily the other manager did a very casual discussion which did not seem like an interview, asking me very general questions about how much I know about the new field and any relevant experience etc. Immediately he said that he is recruiting me in. Many, many thanks to dear Sai Baba. Thanks for providing me this opportunity. Jai Sai Ram.
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