Shirdi Sai Baba Miracles and Leela in this Post:
I am a south Indian girl residing in US. Please let my details be anonymous. This is third post on this blog. Hopefully my previous two experiences would get published soon. Baba, please help me and guide me while narrating my experience. Me and my fiancé were trying to get our work visa and couldn’t make it in lottery during our first chance. So, this year we all (our parents too) were praying really hard so that our career would get settled and also we could visit India. I started to do Sai Divya pooja and also we both did Sai Satcharitra parayan. We both used to go to Baba's temple every Thursday as that used to give us peace of mind in-spite of all tensions and problems. Although, I couldn't make it in lottery but Baba blessed my fiancé and got his application selected in lottery. We were happy and satisfied as at least one of us was able to make it.
After a month we came to know that a RFE was given to his application and we were all very tensed as this was his last chance to apply. The company lawyer started working on it after 3 months and submitted it only just before the deadline. After this submission and during waiting period we were really tensed and started getting impatient. I was asking Baba in question and answer site and Baba always used to give me positive answers. Baba asked me to give up my favourite thing for 15 days. So, I stopped eating chocolate which I love most as I take chocolate every day in some or the other form like cake, in milk or coffee. It was really hard for me to stay away from chocolate and I promised Baba that I wouldn’t have it until we get result. I also told Baba that I would post my experience on this blog.
I had my birthday during that month and asked Baba that I would be really happy if I could get a gift from Him (was hoping to get some prasad or flower or photo of Him) and later forgot about my wish. My fiancé used to live in other city which was really far from my place and I was travelling to his place to celebrate my birthday. A day before my birthday was when I had to take flight; I went to office as usual and was thinking of visa problem only. I again asked in question and answer site and Baba gave response as - "Consider work is done. A person has already started with a message regarding that". I felt happy and didn't think much after that as I got busy with office work and needed to leave soon. I started to airport and have a layover in city in between. As per schedule I should reach my destination by 10:30PM. But, there were delay in my flight schedule during layover and connecting flight was delayed for more than 2 hours. So, I reached my destination at 1:00AM, which means on my birthday. My fiancé was at airport and we were going towards car and suddenly he was telling me that he received an email and wasn't able to understand properly and asked me to look at it. And lo, I was on cloud nine after seeing that. It was an email from lawyer saying that his visa was approved. I immediately thanked my beloved Baba and was very happy and started enjoying my birthday time.
My fiancé then told that the lawyer had sent during afternoon time and as he was busy in office, he didn’t check immediately but saw after his office hours during evening. It was then I sent him a text saying that flight got delayed and I would be late. He texted back saying okay and decided to keep it as a surprise till I go there. When we were in car and he telling all this and then after few minutes it suddenly struck to me about Baba's answer which I had asked Him that morning and also about my birthday gift. Baba gave me a perfect gift and also blessed me with a visit to His temple on my birthday. I was very happy and couldn't ask for more. With Baba's blessings I had a wonderful trip. Sorry Baba for the posting it late.
After that we had to transfer visa to other company and there were few problems in this process. Again we had a RFE, this time more complicated one but our only hope is in our Baba. Please help us Baba in getting the visa application approved. I started 9 week Sai Divya pooja as promised to Baba for visa approval and today is the 9th week of pooja. Baba, kindly excuse me in case of mistakes committed during Sai Divya Pooja. Please bless us Baba; please bless both of us with a good and standard job and as You know that our jobs are at stake. Please help us to get married and get settled in our careers, please Baba. Baba, I request You to please bless our parents and everyone in this world with good health and to lead a happy and peaceful life. Please bless us all to help people in need and have faith and patience Baba. I wish Baba would give me more chances to post on this blog frequently. Om Shirdi Vasaya Vidmahe Sacchidanandaya Dhimahi Thanno Sai Prachodayath. Anatha Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Sachidananda Satguru Sai Nath Maharaj ki Jai. Om Sai Ram.
Here comes my experience hope it helps all devotees who are going through tough times. I got government job through Baba’s blessings in 2010 in my hometown itself. I was very happy and everything was going very, very fine. Slowly, slowly I was thinking less about Sai and started leading materialistic life more. Finally my dad and sister (My mom is with Sai) started searching groom for me. After a long search one got finalised who was a software engineer in Bangalore. I wanted a groom who is a government employee as I wanted to take care of my dad well and my transfer was very difficult if I searched in other places. But matches are in heaven. I got a good, caring husband and even my in-laws are so, so good. My in laws are very aged, father-in-law is a heart patient, mother-in-law is a sugar patient and have severe knee problem. After my marriage I tried for transfer to Bangalore but nothing worked out. My promotion was due so I tried at least in that I would get it done. But the worst thing happened.
After my promotion which was just after 8 months of my marriage, I was posted to a very far and low place village. Though the place I got was a taluka place, there were no basic facilities in that place. No PG, lodge, good hotels for food, no bus facilities, no trains nothing. I just cried and cried after I got posting here and after seeing the place I was totally and completely shattered. I never stayed alone since childhood. But here I searched a small room for myself; I couldn’t bring my dad here because there were no good hospitals too here, as my father is a BP patient. I was having food, breakfast everything outside. And weekly I was travelling to my hometown and during long weekend I used to travel to Bangalore. It was totally hectic, daily I used to cry in front of Sai to give me transfer and send me to my family. I did parayan, Nav Guruvar Vrat. Nothing happened. I was shattered. I used to cry like hell as I never stayed alone and I couldn’t bring anyone to my place also. I was thinking and asking Sai if I had mom then she would have come to stay with me here. I didn’t have any options. My boss was not ready to give 15 days’ leave when I was very low and depressed. It was really a Hell to me. I was totally in a new place, new people, that too alone. It was just an impossible thing to me.
There was a boy in my office who was handicapped but he helped a lot, a lot and a lot. I just can’t say how much thanks to him. Even though he is handicapped he treated me as his own sister and used to get me all necessary things for me in this place. Sai had sent that person to help me. I can’t tell you all what I was going through. I couldn’t share with my dad or my in laws, all are aged and they would be afraid if I cry like that. Even my husband too is so, so soft. I was totally alone with only Sai Baba in my room. I used to cry and talk only to Him. Finally after so much struggle and afetr1-1/2 years surviving in this village after 2 years of my marriage I finally got transfer on 2. 1. 17 only due to Sai’s blessings. It could happen only because of Sai Baba. He came in chariot just 2 weeks before I got transfer on Thursday near my room and I went running to chariot to get Sai’s blessings and that poojari of chariot told Sai Baba would take care of you and your wish would be fulfilled. (it was first time ever that Sai Baba chariot came in this village). I just can’t explain how happy I felt? I came to my room and started crying seeing Sai and begged Him to give me transfer as I was experiencing so many problems alone here. That day evening itself I got news from friends that only for ladies they were giving transfers. My joy knew no bounds. That day I got confirmed that I would get transfer this time as I had Sai’s blessings. Finally, after 2 weeks on 2. 1. 17 our transfer list came. My family, husband, all family members including office members were so happy and few were crying also as they knew how much I had gone through during these days. I am relieving next from this office and joining Bangalore. And I am sitting in office now writing my experience how Sai blessed me to get to my family after 2 years. I am going to take my father along with me to Bangalore once I get settled there. Sai please bless all children. I don’t want anyone not even my enemies to go through what all I suffered here Sai. I had only 2 supports here one Sai and other was this blog which I used to read daily morning after I got up which used to give me strength that one day everything would be fine and Sai would bless me. Thanks a ton to Sai and this blog. And dear devotees don’t loose hope until Sai is with you. He will not let you to go into dark. He is the father. He surely takes care of all children. Just have faith in Sai. Thank You Sai. Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sai.
A few years back, I owned a car and due to losing of my job, I wasn’t able to find a suitable post with sufficient incoming to support myself and my family. As I wasn’t able to continue with my loan repayment, a trusted friend of mine volunteered to take over the loan repayment. The agreement was he will continue to pay the loan while the car held registration under my name. As it was an immediate relief I agreed. This was going well, until late August this year when I received a call from the bank saying the loan was outstanding for more than 3 months and if no payment had been made, they would take action against me. I immediately called my friend, who responded it was deleted as he was busy with his engagement preparations. He dropped an even bigger bomb shell during the call. The car was in the workshop due to some problem and wasn’t moveable. The engine was completely not responding. I made arrangements to meet him over the weekend for me to collect back the car. If I had to tow the car, I will make arrangements. He wasn’t willing at first saying he’ll pay the outstanding of 4 months as soon as he could. I gave the week to settle the outstanding, but he settled for 2 months (after repeated calls and messages from me).
That weekend together with another close friend of mine, we went to his place to check on the car. The car was towed to a workshop closer to home. We spent close to 10 thousand Malaysian Ringgit to settle the outstanding, repair the car, pay all outstanding traffic violation tickets and the outstanding of 1 month. I planned to sell the car off to a second-hand deal, but the value for my car had depreciated so badly that I still would owe the bank more than 25 thousand. I prayed to Baba and asked Baba for His guidance. I didn’t know how to settle this matter as my income wasn’t sufficient to settle the bank at a go. I asked for Baba’s forgiveness as it was partly my fault for not transferring the ownership and for not checking on the status of the car even though therewith vast technology where everything was online, I could have monitored the situation. A trip to the bank was made to check on how I could settle this matter. With Baba’s grace, I was given the option of surrendering my car and the bank would auction the car. Until the car was auctioned, I didn’t have to make any payments to the loan. Once the car was auctioned, the bank would let me know the balance amount to be paid and I could work out the tenure of repayment with them. I did as they had suggested and kept praying to Baba for His guidance and strength. Last month the bank called to inform me that the car was successful. The amount quoted was still high, so I requested for a lower amount. The officer told me they would check and call me back. I called them repeatedly to check. The reply I got was the same; they would check and let me know. Baba was merciful on me, He made the impossible possible. The office called and told me they could give me a lower amount for the first year but subsequent years, the amount would increase. Starting from the next year, I would be paying loan but with a lower and affordable amount. Baba helped me with my problem, even though He knew I was partly at fault. Without His blessings and grace, I wouldn’t have managed to overcome this problem.
I've been Baba's devotee since a few years but I know that Baba has been with me through eternity and He shall continue to be with me through eternity. Baba has been so, so, so very kind to me in innumerable ways. I've had so many experiences of Him, just impossible to put them into words. Baba had once said that it is possible to count the waves of the ocean but it is impossible to count my leelas, reading so many experiences every day I sort of was reminded of Baba's words. Let me narrate my past experience.
All my life I've been a very shy and introvert person. I get very conscious in social situations, you can say a kind of social anxiety I have, so, when it comes to going on stage, I naturally get very nervous. My husband's company was to host a new year's party and for which the company had hired an event management team, there were many performances and one of the performance was- ladies dance, in which I had participated too. I was made to stand in the front row. The practice for the dance went on for 10 days, by Baba's grace I could pick the steps easily and all through the practice. I was hale and hearty. As the final day was nearing, I was getting very conscious at the thought of going on the stage. I was assailed by all sorts of negative doubts like what if I fall off the stage, or what if my clothes fall off or what if I forget my steps etc. but then I wrote a letter to Baba, requesting Him to take care of it all and kept it in my pooja. On the final day before going for the performance I drank Baba's Udi mixed in water and also applied it on my forehead and told Baba that with You I will dance very confidently and said to myself "Jiske Paas Sai Baba Jaise Sadguru Ho, Use Kaisi Fikar, Usko Kiska Dar?"and left my house. When I reached the stage I danced so confidently, facing the crowd, with my head held high. I did not even feel a streak of fear. Without forgetting a single step, with no fear at all, felt so confident of myself. People loved the dance, they cheered and complimented me but I know it was all and all my Sai's doing.
It’s true my friends that Baba remains loyal to His devotees and never lets go off their hands in times of need. Anantkoti Bramhand Nayak Raja Shri Raj Yogiraj Par Brahma Sri Sacchidanand Sadguru Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai!!! Thank You Baba, I love You.
Today when I was reading this blog I thought in mind to Baba that if You will take care of everything that I am going through I should be able to see Your image in the cloud after I complete reading today's bog experience. I started reading the blog after thinking the above in my mind , after I completed the reading I looked at the sky and I was able to see a blur image of side face of Baba which I get whenever I close my eyes and think of Baba. But I was not able to convince myself with blurred image so I requested Baba to show me a clear image. After sometime when I again glanced at the sky I was able to see a clear image of Baba with His eyes nose everything clear. I was so happy and tears came from my eyes. I have no words to explain the joy that I had felt. Baba You are simply great, You are everything for me. I know Baba will take care of all the issues and give me peace of mind . I also pray for all that Baba should bless everyone and help them come out of the issues that they are facing and give all a peaceful life.
My water heater stopped working and there was no water to take bath with. I called several service companies and they all said that they were either booked or would not service that model. Then one company agreed to come for US $ 250 + taxes, plus cost of parts etc. Then as I was talking to the lady she said that I could try resetting the system and see if that would work. I prayed to Dear Sai Maa and said His holy name 11 times and unplugged the unit and waited 10 minutes and plugged back and lo, it started working. I am so grateful for this. Had that lady not mentioned this I would have spent a lot of time and money and today was a very, very busy day for me. Thank You Sai Maa. Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai!
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