Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
Miracle 1: Papdi Beans Miracle :This winter we were doing Sai Satcharithra Parayan and while reading about the chapter regarding Captain Hate and Baba tasting the papdi beans, a desire arose to eat papdi beans and hence I arranged for the same. I ate some earlier that week and had some left over which I thought I can eat later, couple of days later it was a Thursday and I had no intention of eating Papdi beans that day even though the previous day a thought arose that it would be good to eat with rasam dish. Thursday afternoon I went for lunch and I even took another vegetable outside (as planned earlier) from the fridge to have it, suddenly a thought arose about papdi beans and being a Thursday let’s have it with rasam dish, while eating I am talking to Baba thinking about the chapter from Sai Charithra and how Baba ate just the papdi beans alone and did not touch the other items. I am also telling Baba let us see if today I will get the same chapter while I read Sai Satcharitra in the night before going to bed, as per my daily routine (Through Baba’s grace, I have been reading 1 chapter a day on weekdays and more on weekends for the past several years ). If that chapter comes I was telling Baba I will surely write the experience as it has been a while since I wrote down His experiences (Baba already had about 6 of my (His) experiences published on this website (through me) After that I completely forgot about that thought. That day night before reading Sai Satcharitra I was talking to Baba again by looking at His picture, Baba You used to give me some thoughts on Thursdays where I get choked with Your unconditional love and tears automatically start coming from the eyes, recently I am missing the same, I don’t know why that thought came out of the blue. Then I started reading Sai Satcharitra as usual even when I opened the chapter I did not remember the discussion I had with Baba that afternoon, then suddenly after reading a few lines that thought came and I had a strong instinct it is that chapter. I looked at Baba and smiled with surprise and turned the page immediately only to find the miracle and yes it is the same Captain hate papdi beans story coming up next. I was just filled with joy and happiness from top to toe and yes the tears started rolling down automatically and I requested Baba that He needs to help me pen down the experience and He is going to write it and here He is making me write it down through His holy grace with tears of joy. The point to note is the wonderful timing of our Sai Maa, His timing and planning is so perfect. I had stopped my regular reading midway since I started the parayan the week before and then I resumed my regular reading of one chapter a day from where I left and see how perfectly he coincided the incidents. Sadhguru Sainath Maharaj ki Jai.
Miracle 2: Here is your prasad: It is our weekly routine to go and see Baba at our local temple (once a week). During one such visit, while I was having darshan the priest was changing Baba for the Shej Arati , so he was removing all the flowers, Baba had red roses on His feet and jasmine on His crown, I was thinking the priest will distribute the flowers to us and my interest was on the jasmine and I was asking Baba for the same, I was standing there for some time but the priest was busy changing Baba and he kept the flowers aside. I thought probably he is not going to distribute the flowers then since he is busy and so I started walking away to the library, our temple is quite big and the walkway is quite a distance from the main shrine to reach the library. I was almost at the very end and about to take the turn when the priest called me from such a far distance, I turned around in surprise and confirmed he is calling me only, since there were so many people around, he said yes so I walked back and went close, guess what? He gave the red rose to me, I was very happy but silly me was still asking Baba for the jasmine only. I went back to the library and Shej arati started and I was closing my eyes in mediation in the next room and when it was over I was still in meditation with my eyes closed when something falls on my head and a little voice saying “Here is your Prasad” I opened my eyes to see nothing but the “jasmine flower” I requested Baba and he gave it through my son who attended the arati. The miracle here is another small boy was distributing the Prasad and since my son was first in line he got the flowers, after that someone came and told the little boy to give the flowers only to girls and ladies and so he stopped after that. There is no one to beat Sai Maa in getting things done in a unique way and there is magic everywhere miracle after miracle when He wants to really play with His devotees. But He makes sure the end result is somehow obtained even for the small and silly unuttered wishes of His devotees. Nothing can stand before our Sai Maa’s unconditional love. He is the best and the best treasure and jewel any Sai devotee can have. Love You Sai Maa , You are the BEST.
Miracle 3: Vacation Experience: We had been to vacation to the Carribean, I usually request Sai Maa to come in any form to meet me while I am on vacation and He has always kept unto it. This time there were some local folks selling stuff at the resort we stayed. There were two ladies (one middle aged and another old) selling clothes and other local items, both of them had 2 different shops. I initially purchased some stuff from the middle aged lady. I got a yellow dress (Sai Maa’s colour) and the lady said that colour looks so good on you, (of course it was said by my Sai Maa from inside☺). Then I went to the old lady’s shop I felt bad for her and I just got some more clothes from her in fact she altered it for me and I was going to collect it from her the next day. After seeing her I wanted to give her some food (or should I rather say Sai Maa wanted me to, as He always urges me from inside).I was planning to do it the next day or surely before I leave, the next day in the afternoon I had a good nap in the beach and it was extremely hot so I wanted to have ice cream, the ice-cream machine is pretty close to the old lady’s shop, now the thought came again about giving her food, but the urge to eat ice-cream took first preference and so I was standing in line for my turn, but looks like Baba waited enough and He could not wait any more just like He reminded the boy who took a pedha sweet for Him and forgot to offer the same. He then reminded me as well. The lady herself called me and I was taken aback when she asked me “Can you get me some food” the point to be noted here is she did not ask me for money or anything but for “Food” exactly what Sai Maa wanted me to offer her. Also all the items she asked me were vegetarian only. I did not want to delay the long pending vow to our Sai Maa any further and immediately ordered what she asked for and gave it to her. Also had some other refreshments with me which I gave it to her, she gladly accepted everything saying she can also share some with her family.
Also in the place where we stayed there were lot of birds and I fed them to my heart’s content as Sai Maa likes the same, the people there also joked saying “these birds would truly wish for you to stay here permanently”, usually these birds are chased away by security guards as they usually roam around the place where they are serving food and it would be a disturbance for the guests staying and people usually don’t feed them, they just wait for any left overs that fall by mistake on the floor, what I usually do is take some food out of my serving come outside and feed them. I will be surrounded by a good number of birds as soon as I come out with food. On the day of leaving I was waiting for my shuttle to come, so was just relaxing outside and was having a cone ice cream, a small bird came and sat next to me. I took a small crumb from the cone and put it on the floor very far from the bird on the other side and then I told Baba, if You are coming in the form of the bird to bid bye to me then You should go and eat the crumb I just threw and to my surprise then exactly the same happened in a few minutes and my joy knew no bounds. Sai Maa will take any form to fulfil His devotees wishes!
Sadhguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai
The way I did the vrat- I placed the Idol of Baba on a yellow cloth in our prayer room. After morning chores, on Thursday, I would light lamp, offer yellow, white or light orange flowers (mostly rose or jasmine or dark shaded champak that’s orange in colour) first to lord Ganesha and then to Baba. Few weeks to Durga devi (favourite deity) Offer turmeric, vermillion and coloured rice. Light lamp and 3 incense sticks. Recite Sai Ashtotthara once, read Sai Satcharitra 4-6 chapters every Thursday. Visit the temple every week to offer a kg of rice(Temple has free distribution of food on Thursdays). Eating a spoon less than what actually I consume. On Thursdays I consumed only vegetarian food. Think of Sai Baba before having food. When I visited the temple, carried pedas/ burfi for distribution amongst devotees after naivedya on first and last week. In between one of the weeks was guru pournima hence donated 5kg sugar for preparation of prasad. Throughout life mom never allowed us to get dog as a pet, wonder of wonders she got convinced to bring a puppy home on June 4th 2016. He has been the best thing that’s happened. But everyone who has visited or known about him started advising that it would be very hard to have a dog because of various reasons. I was confused if or not I should continue keeping him. I asked Baba on Sai Baba answers.com when I got the message as donate. Then I asked Baba to give a straight forward answer as I didn’t understand what He meant by donate. I got the answer as give dhothi to a holy person. Everything will be resolved. On the last Thursday when I went to the temple, it was like Baba was waiting for the dhothi. It’s a norm in the temple that Baba is all ready to give darshan all through the day very early in the morning. Somehow that day, the priests had just begun draping the clothing when I gave the dhothi and they put it on Baba. It looked lovely on Baba specially white dhothi in contrast to red satin. It usually doesn’t happen that the diya of Dwarkamaayi is not flamed, when I visited Dwarkamaayi the flame wasn’t burning. I told one of the coordinators and she asked me to light it. I was over joyed.
During the third week of the vrat another interesting incident happened, as usual I finished my morning chores, and as described above started with my pooja routine. My uncle who is Baba devotee called up to talk to dad. My dad received the phone in the room. My dad wasn’t aware I was at the pooja room or that I was doing pooja. My uncle on the phone said “who is doing pooja to Baba? Sai Baba has come to Your home I can smell incense sticks burning". Point to note is my uncle stays almost 20kms away from our house. My dad unaware asked my mom and mom said yes, she (referring to me) is doing Baba’s pooja. How on earth did my uncle get to know of my pooja and when I would be doing? No one knew of the vrat until the 9th week. Even my dad staying in the same house didn’t know that I had commenced the pooja. As they say the miracles are to be experienced and felt. It’s hard to describe. It’s Baba who has helped me pen it all. I am waiting for my wishes to fulfil which am sure would happen soon. Until then my prayers for Baba. Om Sri Sai, Jai Sri Sai.
I stay in USA and had gone on a cruise to Mexico in Feb 2016 with my husband and daughter. But the very next morning I fell down in our room while going to the restroom. I got up myself and went to the restroom but felt my pinky toe had turned red and was little away from the other four toes. It was hurting also. I didn't want to wake up my husband and child so I myself went to the cafeteria on the 10th floor from 5th floor where our room was and got some ice and started applying on my toe. I am a staunch devotee of Sai Baba and was at first disappointed as to why Baba made this happen to me that too in a ship in the middle of the ocean. In the morning when my daughter and husband woke up, we had to go for the breakfast and that day we were supposed to go to Catalina Island for sight-seeing. Though I went for breakfast but I was not sure if I should go to the island for sight-seeing. When I said that I would rather stay back in the ship and take rest my daughter was also reluctant to go without me. I didn't want to disappoint both, my daughter and husband and also didn't want to spoil their holidays, so I just prayed Sai Baba that You please take care of me and started limping and went to Catalina Island. I kept praying Baba to be with me and help me in moving around without any difficulty. I was sad that I could not enjoy my trip properly but at the same time was thankful as I could cover most of the things. Next day we went to Ensenada in Mexico for sight-seeing and came back and explored the entire ship. It was little difficult for me but still with the grace of Baba I could walk. Finally we returned back home and I thought of taking an appointment with my doctor, as I was still limping and was not able to walk properly. The doctor after taking X rays confirmed that I had a fracture in my pinky toe and referred me to the podiatry specialist. I was devastated as I had prayed Baba that it should not be a fracture and I had fractured my elbow just an year back and did not want to go through with this again. But then I thought maybe I had to have some problems due to some past bad karma and may be that is why Baba was kind enough to bless me with just fracture of my pinky toe instead of any serious fractures. I kept praying to Baba that please Baba bless, that my fracture should heal on its own and that I should need no surgery. Sai is merciful and kind and if we pray to Him, He always answers our prayers. The specialist examined my toe and said that I will not need any surgery and that it should heal on its own. He said that I may take pain killers if I feel any pain and gave no other medicines. Again by grace of Baba I didn't feel any such pain for which I had to take any medicines. My toe took a long time to heal but by grace of Baba it finally healed without any surgery or medicines. I had trust in Sai that He will take care of me and kept praying Him.
I realized that if something bad has to happen in our life because of our past karmas it will surely happen but if we keep our faith in Sai and pray Him then He lessens the amount of sufferings. He is always with us if we remember Him and pray Him and He never lets us down. We should just have faith in Him. He at times tests our patience and faith but we should never forget Him or lose our faith in Him. I always believe that we should keep chanting His name constantly and remember Him always, not get dishearten if we face any troubles in life. We should abide by His teachings and lead our life on His teachings. I feel Baba's existence in each and every day of life. Another such incident which happened with me in June 2016 was that my daughter came and complained that she was having a pain in her cheek near the ear. She asked me to feel the place near the ear and I felt there was a little bump in that place. I prayed Baba and made her have Udi and applied some in that area. But even after two days she told that the pain was still there. I therefore took an appointment with the doctor and prayed Baba from my heart to bless my child. I was tensed but at the same time had faith in Baba that He will take care of the problem. Baba again is all kind and merciful and hears our true prayers. The doctor examined her and said that it is nothing to worry about. I keep Praying Baba to keep my family healthy and happy and always try to abide by His teachings. I try not to hurt anyone neither with speech or actions. Try not to think bad for others and mostly I try to be honest in life. Sai Baba please protect all Your devotees and bless us all. Om Sairam.
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