Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
When you firmly believe in the divine Will of Godly Guru, nothing causes pain or tensions. When your faith is strong in Samartha Sadguru’s providence, then you will not have any expectations nor build castles in the polluted air that we breathe in. As you are confident that His divine planning is always the best, then accept humbly without any argument in your mind that everything is good only. Brothers and sisters of our most adorable mother Shri Saimaa, let us do our best in eradicating our selfish attitude by always thinking of our own comfort and that of our family. Just realize that we are here by the grace of God to work out our pending karma and ultimately comprehend the essence of our journey as human being on this earth. We are blessed to be under the constant care of our most powerful mother Sai. Acknowledging this fact itself is enlightenment to the sincere devotee. We are born alone and definitely we will go alone only. We just have to accept this reality. Is there anyone in our relationship who is so strong, unconditional and sincere in their love towards us who will accompany us in our real journey after shedding the body? Finally we are alone only! But our Sadguru Sai holds our hands, sends divine airplane and even accompanies us in that ultimate voyage. Benevolent appeal to anyone who is very emotional, over-sensitive and desperately need to feel loved in a unique way; to please listen, read and mainly understand the meaning of the song ‘Ruso mama Priya” as the last song in the Dhoop Arati towards our unfathomable Shri Sainatha Deva. Understanding the real meaning changes the whole concept of your faith. Our loving mother Shri Saimaa is never angry nor even annoyed towards you. Just be positive about yourself as Sai Samarth is in you as in everyone else. As much is your concentrated faith, that much is your instant experience.
Coming to the mind blowing recent experience now. By Shri Saimaa’s Will, I read the unique experiences of devotees daily, without doing so I do not even sleep. Very often I came across devotees’ experiences for US Visa and their journey through it. Little did I know that one day will have experience it too. Yes it did happen in my case and that too without much planning at all. Infinite thanks to our Sri Guru Deva Datta Sai for His phenomenal blessings. My sister who is a doctor in Golf country, had to do a practice for 1 month in USA and she invited me to come along for 11days out of genuine care. Now I had to apply for the visa which is totally new process compared to other countries’ procedures. The online procedure for Appointment date was fixed for the next 25days and by that time, my sister would have already returned back to her country. So I was in a fix state. However, concentrating on Shri Baba Sai’s unconditional grace, I kept my confidence level high as I am aware that divine Will of God shall be done, so I just accepted the happenings. From a family friend, I was given an email id to send a request explaining the necessity of my travel. After doing so, I received an email asking me to come for the interview the very next day with all required documents. My dad drove the SUV as the consulate was located at the heart of the city of Port Louis and would have difficulty in getting a parking spot nearby. By Shri Sai Baba’s blessing, we were given a parking spot within the consulate premises itself. We were surprised as there was no such facility for visitors and it was informed online that the consulate does not provide any parking. I went inside and met a Muslim couple who were to travel to Canada and hence had come for the visa. They had already bought the ticket and were now anxious for the Visa. I told them to just keep cool and be confident on the grace of God, the lady said ‘Insha Allah’ and her husband replied ‘Ameen’. We went together to the 5th floor where we were asked to deposit all our belongings and be ready for the interview at 9.15am. I went in for the 1st interview, paid the required amount and then for the 2nd round. Everything went on well only. I did not see the Muslim couple again. The very next day I received an email to collect the Visa. I doubled checked it as it was not really something that I had heard before. I again went to the consulate at 14hr and yes dearest devotees; I had received the visa not for 11days but for the next 10years to come that is valid till 2026. I rechecked again and again. It was crystal clear Shri Sai Baba’s grace is phenomenal.
Now the departure day finally came and I had to take the fight for the much awaited trip. When I completed the immigration procedures, went to empty seat and started seeing all the pictures of Shri Saimaa on my phone and even read the experiences on this blog as there was WiFi accessibility. Then hearing the announcement for boarding, I went to the allotted gate. Upon reaching the gate counter, there were many people, I waited patiently and kept asking our Sainatha Deva to please come along, stay with me more and make me feel His lovely presence. Then my turn came, I gave my ticket and then all of a sudden the whole system got crashed. Now everyone started looking at me with weird expression on their faces. I just kept calm and said Baba, May Your Will be done and I am delighted in You. The very moment this silent prayer got over, the system got activated again and the sophisticated Air-hostess said : Congratulations Sir, you have been upgraded to First class and wish you a very pleasant trip! I just replied thank you so much and she instantly responded back: Oh I did not do anything. Everyone who was watching me strangely just a while before, now they were amazed and thought they will get this luck too. But it did not happen for anyone else as it was not luck but our Shri Baba Saiamma’s unconditional love and care for her child.
The itinerary was 21hrs with a connecting flight via Dubai. The whole trip was simply mind-blowing (Mauritius-Dubai-JFK). Even from Dubai to JFK, was blessed with First-class treatment with personal butler service and so many luxuries. But my real amazement was on how immensely great and ocean of kindness our Shri Sai Baba is in reality. Everyone I narrated this whole trip was just stunned with what happened. The whole holiday trip was superb and very surprising at every step. NY is indeed like an Eldorado (Golden Land of opportunities) but everything happens only by will of Godly Guru and not otherwise. I even visited the very clean and well-maintained Shri Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Queens Avenue and attended the Dhoop Aarthi which was a heavenly feeling. Annexed is the picture of our Sainatha Deva in NY. Who can understand Shri Baba Saimaa’s mysterious ways?! I am back home safely by Baba Saimaa’s grace and blessing. Thank You from the very core of this soul’s existence, my most adorable Shirdi Sainatha Deva for giving so much love and this unique unconditional concern for the child who is so dependent on His adorable mother Saimaa. How can I ever thank You for this ocean of genuine love? Kindly accept these tears of gratitude to wash Your holy feet. We are indeed blessed to be accepted by YOU, our very own and ultimate Satchidananda Samartha SatGuru Sainath Maharaj!
Now, coming to the actual travel. The whole travel was so comfortable and there was not even a single problem. Baba took care of me and made sure that I didn't have any issues during travel. The point to be noted here is that I don't know Hindi / Marathi. Only way of communication was English. I started from Chennai around 8 a.m, reached airport in time and landed in Pune around 11 a.m. Then, took a taxi to Shivaji Nagar bus stand in Pune where all State government buses start from there. When I saw the buses, I was not very comfortable travelling. I was expecting some more kind of luxurious types of buses. Please note that I have motion sickness (nausea, vomiting) when travelling through bus and for the diesel smell. I didn't know what to do and was just roaming around the bus depot. Suddenly, I saw a private bus operator/travel nearby the bus stand and went to the place to enquire about any bus that starts to Shirdi immediately. They were talking in Marathi and I was talking in broken English to make them understand. Somehow I booked the ticket for going to Shirdi. But the bus comes in a different location in Pune.
The question now was, how do I go to that place in auto rickshaw without knowing the language? Here is how Baba came to help me. The same travel guy, helped me to get an auto rickshaw, talked to that auto guy and made sure that he takes me to the right place and drops me. The travel guy also gave his number and asked me to call if there was any issue. The auto guy was a Muslim, an old person with beard and I later I realised he was Baba Himself. We reached the destination, but the auto guy was not sure whether that was the right place. He talked to the nearby travels, confirmed that it was the correct place and dropped me. When I was walking to the travels from the auto, the auto guy said something like he was blessing me. I heard Allah and then I couldn't hear properly or understand what he said. Then the bus came in time, I travelled comfortably in sleeper bus, no signs of vomiting etc and reached Shirdi comfortably in the evening.
On the way, I decided not to wear my slippers when I was in Shirdi as I considered whole Shirdi as holy. As soon as Bus reached Shirdi, I took off my slippers and for the time (2 days) I was in Shirdi, I never wore my slippers. I was walking barefoot in Shirdi. As soon as I reached hotel, I immediately got ready for evening darshan. It was Dhoop Arati time and I was waiting in line chanting Sai, Sai. Went through the long line, almost for 2 hours and then went into the Samadhi Mandir. It was a great feeling once I saw Baba in Samadhi Mandir and as soon as I went near the Samadhi, tears automatically started coming from my eyes and I couldn't control it. I was inside the Samadhi mandir for almost 5 to 10 minutes. All these time, I was crying inside the mandir. I couldn't even control it. The Guards around were trying to comfort me. It was a great feeling and I felt like He blessed me. I already booked for Shej Arati on 11th and Madhyan Arati on 12th through Shirdi Sansthan website. I attended the same with His blessings. I again cried during the Madhyan arati time. I always wanted to do a namaskar by touching the Samadhi and it happened when I went for a darshan again on 12th morning. I touched the Samadhi and offered my Namaskar to Baba. I also went to Dwarkamaayi, Chavadi, Khandoba temple, Gurusthan and Museum. I got goose bumps while seeing the things used by Baba. By Baba's blessings, the travel was so smooth and I reached back Chennai. This first trip to Shirdi, I will never forget in my life. Om Sai Ram.
1) When I was completing my bachelor's, it was extremely hard for anyone to score a distinction in the semester exams. The teachers would either give us less rating in internal assignments or written exams to ensure no student gets greater than 80%. My father had just refilled the cartridge in the printer that day and the first thing we printed was a pdf of the Satcharitra. I always would perform Sapthaha of the Gurucharitra and looking at Sai Satcharitra I was thinking if I'd ever finish it as it was so exhaustive and long. By the blessings of Sai I finished the book and next week my results were announced and I was the only amongst 300 students to have scored a distinction. I felt really close to Sai Baba's blessings and tears rolled down my eyes.
2) Years passed and my reading of the book wasn't disciplined. We faced lot of monetary problems at home and lot of family distress took place. I got into a wall Street firm and the pressure was really intense. I wanted to leave my job. But I did not have any plan B. My sister called me in a timely manner and convinced me not to and I was just thinking out of stress. I planned a trip to Shirdi and felt really good and at peace looking at Sai Baba. I felt most happy in Shirdi when I was deciding which colour dress to wear to have the noon darshan. I chose yellow and aquamarine colour. To my surprise, Baba was decorated that day with exact same colour. I thought it was coincidence and kept quiet. The next day I went for morning prayers and wore silver and green dress, to my wonder Sai Baba was decorated in exact same colour. I was in a delirious mood and cried with happiness.
3) recently the troubles at work were getting out of hand, I prayed to Baba and looked up a number, it said- pray to Lord Khandoba your problems will be solved. I never had heard of Lord Khandoba and never looked up on the net. Few days later I had a dream at 4 am of a man astride a horse with a big moustache. I thought it was Shani Bhagavan. But upon thinking about horse I forgot about the dream. My situation at work got worse. All the managers who supported me turned against me and formed a group. My annual review was also bad. I cried a lot, my eyes had swollen a lot. My discussion with my managers about my review did not go well too, there were 4 of them against one of me. I had never felt so humiliated and insulted in my life. All the projects I worked on were looked over and I never got the credit. Even my presentation to our firm's COO wasn't acknowledged. I cried whole night and all of sudden while I was about to wake up a thought flashed in my head about Lord Khandoba, I checked on Google and wonder of wonders it tallied my dream. I downloaded a copy and will be soon going over to get a frame and worship the lord every day. I beg God for forgiveness of my lethargy and ignorance. I hope things improve soon at work. My only worry is if I don't leave this job, I might fall into clinical depression. And I can't quit the job without backup as I have home loan and student loan to pay. I'm worshipping lord Shiva as directed by lord Sai. I sincerely hope things change at career and my finances get better.
4) My recent experience I faced while reading sat Satcharitra was I prayed to Baba to let me complete the reading within 3 days. I usually get distracted after 10th chapter and forget about it. But this time I finished 25 chapters at one go. And next day I had a huge fight with my mother and couldn't read the book. I guess it was something wrong I did which angered my mother. I begged for her forgiveness and prayed to Baba for not reading the book the second day. The third day I read the remaining chapters by splitting in morning and evening and Sai has convinced me of His blessing by this miracle. Dear Sai, I know I am not the best devotee, I have my flaws. I'm going through a bad time and I know You will help me get out if it. I just want to fall at Your holy feet and thank You for everything You have done for me. I will always be Your humble servant and forgive me if I have erred.
I have a habit of doing things, eg. doing Nav Guruvar vrat or Sai Satcharitra parayan just to show Baba that I love Him, not because of any desire. Since the month of August 2015 I was very desperate to do something different to please Baba and show Him my love. Surprisingly after few days I found a link on net regarding chanting. At that point I heard a voice, that's the thing I want you to do. I immediately resolved to chant Sai 1 lakh times within a week, but I was apprehensive that whether I would be able to do it or not. Finally I started with chanting and on 4th day I said that 'Baba I have done this just for You and to show my love and if You are pleased then please come in my dream. Then on 6th day Baba came and gave me three gifts. One was garland, second was match box and third sadly I didn’t remember when I woke up. I really didn't understand why Baba gave me these things. Then after few days Baba again came to my dream and asked for burnt match sticks. When I woke up I thought I must be hallucinating even in dreams and forgot about it. Few months later I started reading Sai Satcharitra and there in one of the chapter I got to know that Baba used to store burnt match sticks in His pocket. Oh my God, then I realised and connected all the dreams. First Baba gave me a match box then He asked for burnt match sticks and then He made me read Sai Satcharitra as I did not pay any heed to the dream. I even searched online as to look why Baba used to save burnt match sticks but no answer was found. I don't know how to give Baba burnt match sticks and I don't even understand is there something else that Baba wants to convey me through this dream, I therefore request other devotees to please help me and suggest ways.
And yes one more thing, as now I look back, Baba saved me from a major problem of which I was not aware of and this happened after one week of my chanting. Because of this and other similar numerous incidents I can say with sheer faith and at same time request people reading this to please try not to ask anything from Deva and to do all things( reading Satcharitra and Guruvar pooja) to show your love, Baba will surely give you more than you would have asked. Or atleast do this once in a while. Lastly thank you so much for reading it and to the people managing this blog. Sai Samarth! I love You Baba. I know I have not expressed what I feel for You Baba but that's because I knew the post would already be quiet lengthy. I am sorry for it and all my wrong doings, thank You for being with me always.
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