Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
Previously I used to read parayan and did Nava Guruvar vratam once, but for some reason I couldn’t concentrate on Baba. I felt very sad and disheartened and then I came across a devotee’s experience about Sidda Managala Stotram ,this stotram has to be recited 11 times a day for 40 days and I thought of start doing this so that I can concentrate on praying. You know if anything is done for 30 days without failure then it will be part of your daily routine forever. So I started reciting shlokam and reading Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Charitamrutam. At first I felt that am I doing wrong? Because praying Baba you don’t need any other God and if you are looking for one then you are doing it right and this is the exact message I saw when I was reading experiences. I was in big confusion should I continue reading or not but when I started reading Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Charitamrutam, there are few chapters about Baba mentioning as Fakir (what happened when Baba left His body for 3 days such answers were there) then I felt happy, while coming across some things about Baba, and now I was ok to read no matter what happens and that brought confidence and Baba’s love back to me.
Now the miracles started one by one within span of few days. I have full faith and I was confident that I will get job within 40 days. I never got interview scheduled but once I started reading this I got few interviews got scheduled, even though I lost few interviews, I felt sad at the moment but later I thought everything happens for a reason and Baba has His plans for me. This is how I used to be which brought lot of confidence in me. I had one interview scheduled and this one was going to take lot of time to process but I had faith in Him. On Tuesday night my inner voice told me when am sleeping that you will get job by end of this week. Next day HR called me and told this process might take some time as interviewers are busy but I had faith that I would get job by end of this week. You don’t believe I had one round on Wednesday, one round on Thursday and final round on Friday and finally I got call from HR with good news which is miracle for me and my Baba kept His word. My joining date is on Monday two weeks from the day I got job confirmation. I thanked my Baba and Sri Pada Sri Vallabha for giving me a job. Though I got my confirmation I didn’t get posting details and this made me and my employer worried. I thought my joining will be on Monday and I booked flight and car but on Thursday evening I got call from HR that joining date will be postponed and am not sure which day it will be and informed there will be one more round of interview with Manager which made me feel little tensed but you know He always has His plans. I also cleared fourth round and still I didn’t have my details and I had to cancel my tickets with zero refund. I was sad that why is this happening and I had a wish to join on Baba’s day Thursday. Tuesday morning from question and answer I got a message “Work pending for long will be completed. You have to complete work in a day. Period is short and you will occupy new house” which matches my current situation. I didn’t get details on Tuesday till 6pm but I had a hope as my HR is in PST and yes I got call from him asking me if I could join on Thursday. I was like why will I say no if that is on my Baba’s day and immediately I booked my ticket.
Now I needed to look for accommodation. I prayed You are doing this, I know You will surely help me in finding accommodation and yes I got temporary accommodation in my team mate’s room which made me more happy. I packed everything and when I was flying I thought oh I don’t have Vibuthi and prayed Baba to please give me Vibuthi before I go to office. On Thursday I got ready for my job and my roommate was also ready and before leaving he took out a bag of Vibuthi and I got goose bumps and asked do you pray to Baba and he was like I believe in one God and He is Baba. Happily I took some and left to office. As He has His own plans, He gave accommodation in a room where he was also a Baba’s devotee and we go for Baba temple nearby on every Thursday. I got email from American Airlines that they cannot refund the amount but you can use the amount to book ticket for any other location which was another miracle. This may not sound miracle for few because generally they refund when traveller has insurance on trip or before 48 hours from day of booking but I didn’t have both but still I got refund in one way which was a miracle.
I want to share another miracle which happened for my friend. He is also in trails for job from one year and I asked him to read this blog not that you will get job but you will find some peace of mind. He called me one day saying that I got job and shared his experience with me. On Monday he opened the web page just read one experience and he was very sad for some reason, closed the page and called his mom and when he was talking to his parents and sister on a conference call he got a call form HR saying that he got a Job. He was so happy but he didn’t call me because that might be some co incidence and again on Wednesday he opened and read one more experience and that evening he got call from other company offering a Job, he was shocked from one year he didn’t get a job and now two offers.
I came across this book “Sai Baba Is Still Alive” by Jaya Wahi in one experience and I thought of reading it. Readers really this is very good book and you have to read it, whenever I feel sad I read this book and I feel so relieved. I made a habit of gifting this book to my friends on their birthdays and they liked it too. Finally I want to say that keep donating food if not money for Anadanam, be good to others, help them as much as you can and see His Leelas. I am sure that the next post in this blog will be yours. Keep smiling. Om Sairam.
Amazing Shirdi trip- Baba called me to Shirdi in His unique way. I never thought I would be lucky enough to visit Him after October last year. I had a fight with my best friend because I wanted to go to Shirdi and he did not. I am currently working in a MNC in a project where I am completely not happy and being in an IT job being an ECE student is not lending me any confidence. I have tremendous distaste for programing coding whatsoever. So I decided to visit Baba and tell Him everything (although He knows). I don’t know how or why I started doing Sai Nav Guruvar Vrat in June and during that interval my friends here in office decided to go to Shirdi/Lonavala. I was very happy to hear it but gradually my excitement fell down when I saw there was no surety of me getting holiday during interval (as I have no holidays on sat-sun owing to my support project). Somehow I thought I will manage but they decided to stay in Shirdi only for a few hours after which they decided to head towards Lonavala. I became depressed at the thought I won’t be able to see Baba as it was a national holiday that day when we will reach. I prayed to Baba and once I even dropped the idea of going. But my parents told me to go. I confirmed them that I will go.
However, it was decided that I will have to come back the same day by bus. I prayed to Baba and carried on with my vrat. I told my friend that going to Lonavala won’t be a good idea as it was dangerous to go during the rainy season. But they paid no heed. Two days before going they decided they won’t go and stay in Shirdi for another day. I was very happy. I packed and went to Shirdi but the first darshan I had was in a rush, so didn’t feel satisfied. That night suddenly my friends decided that we all will go to Nasik the next morning. I was heartbroken. I decided I will visit Baba again in the morning before going to Nasik, no matter what. I conveyed the same to one of my friends and she said that she will go with me. The next morning, I had a beautiful darshan of Baba. As if Baba sorted everything for me. When we first went to stand in the queue it was stagnant. I cried and soon the queue started moving non-stop. I was overwhelmed. I gave a deadline to Baba that my bus is at 8am, now its 6am, please Baba I have to reach the Bhaktniwas by 7.30am. Please make me have Your darshan quickly. Baba made me have His darshan by 6.40 am. I even got to touch the Samadhi. When I was standing at the side mentally praying to touch the Samadhi again on behalf of my mom and dad, the security guard asked me to touch the Samadhi again. I was shocked. Nevertheless, I touched with pure bliss and conveyed my prayers. I sat in the Gurusthan for some time and bought Baba’s photo and pedhas and went back to Bhaktniwas by 7.40am. I thank Baba from all my heart. Sorry I posted this late. Please forgive me Baba. But please take me out of all the troubles I am facing.
Devotees, from my childhood I had a bright career in what I did. But after getting the job I realized my passion lied somewhere else (I still don’t know where) and I am extremely poor in what I am currently doing now. I want to have a good career but I am lost as to where I should go and what I should learn. I cry every day and I am stressed and my face is full of acne and acne scars now. Mentally and physically my confidence is shattered. Please help me Sai. Nothing is working out. Due to OCD I am not able to do puja as I end up doing the same things over and over again. I am not able to read Satcharitra as I am reading the same part over and over again as a result of which my parayan is becoming hopeless and fruitless. I don’t know the solution to this. I am going mad day by day. Please pray for me else I will die.
1) On protection from undesired negative and toxic people in my life: I have a family member who is very negative abusive and toxic. He is a man who brings great anger, sorrow, and shame wherever he stays. Unfortunately, this man was supposed to stay with my family for quite some time. Though I tried my best to convince my parents not to allow him to come, he was scheduled to come. Thus I went to Sai temple daily for one week praying to Lord Sai to send him elsewhere. At the last minute, Sai answered my prayers and initiated an event which had him diverted away from our house to another location and thus avoided a lot of potential conflicts. I think of this event many a time and remember His kindness to me very fondly.
2) On the greatness of lighting the candle/lamp in front of His picture or temple Vigraham- I always light a small candle once a week as a prayer to my King. I just love the feeling the energy of happiness which radiates from His divine Vigraham. It is a divine experience and I am blessed to have it "suddenly pop into my mind". I just would like to add that I believe that He would love this act from any devotee that would do it.
3) On academic support when I really needed it: Many times in my studies, I had difficulty with my assignments. However, I knew as per the book titled "Dwarakamai” that a prayer to Lord Sai prior to any project or undertakings will lead to great results. As a result, my prayers were answered. This would come in the form of: a) Whenever a paper was assigned I used to pray to Baba. I prayed Him to guide His devotee to be successful and victorious. As a result, I was guided to write interesting papers which had a good outline, good sense of flow and was articulate as well as having all the elements of a solid, strong essay paper. b) Many times I had to take a class which was considered more intensive in terms of the workload. Yet I remembered to pray to my King first prior to starting my class. First prior to signing up for the class and then at the start of each class. As a result of His grace and blessings, I received good marks in difficult classes. c) Many times, due to disturbances or distractions, I was unable to complete the assignment in the pre-assigned time period. Then I used to pray my King and pray for more time. As a result, my request for an extension of time was approved, and I successfully received the time I needed to attend to and complete my assignment. Protection from the wrath of my parents: As anybody living with their parents knows, it can be difficult at times to really escape the scrutiny of your own mother and father. Many times I said or did something that I knew would get me in trouble or ended up getting me in trouble. Things such as getting home late or going to places that I wasn't supposed to be (like a movie) without telling them etc. Despite all this my King, Lord Sai Ram was there. He protected me from the full force of their anger by ensuring that His protective shield was around me at all times. I hope that my experiences were enjoyable to read and even be somewhat helpful in your own worship somehow. I am very thankful for His protection, presence and love.
Experience one: I was to organise a HK trip for my boss and the exact date wasn't getting frozen and it was approaching us on the other hand. I was really perplexed. Baba the all merciful knew all this and then appeared in my dream. He found me restless and asked non-verbally (I think) as to what's the problem, I said to Him “Baba, Ye HK trip." To which he replied which I don't strongly remember but to my surprise the very next day in the office, the trip got cancelled.
Experience two: I had to take leave from office as I needed to see my pregnant wife at her hometown. While I was away, some issues cropped up in the office and my COO sent me an email regarding those which turned me a bit upset. But then through Shri Sai Satcharitra, Baba told me to be fearless! There was one more issue which came up and I resumed the office. I was called to COO's cabin, taking Baba's name and faced him and it turned out to be a favourable discussion in the end and as and soon I reached the reception(I need to cross it to go to my place) I saw a delivery boy there wearing a Tee with Baba in blessing hand posture on his Tee. Baba came there to rescue me. Tears in my eyes, Faith in my heart!
Experience three: There's a particular software in which I used to fill time spent by my boss on a daily basis as his time is billable to the clients. A junior who has recently started sitting next to me paired up with my boss to find a faster solution to one of the manners this software works despite my telling to the boss otherwise. But ultimately, Baba made me Victor!
Experience four : I was to work on and organize Client meetings in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Washington and New York; all at the same time spread over 3 weeks but Baba got the US trip cancelled well in time and it eased the productivity and faith to new bounds(boundary-less ones)! I am also reading Sri Sai Prerna by Shri Shantilalji these days, completing one reading in 7 days; suggest all of you to read it with Baba's grace. Also, got to visit Shirdi for the first time this year on 23 July 2016 and then second time on 31 July(back to back first time) and vowing to visit again soon with Baba's grace. Bolo Hari Om Sri Ananta Koti Brahmand Nayak Rajadhiraj Yogiraj Parabrahma Sri Satchidananda Satguru Shri sainath Maharaj ki Jai.
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