Sai Brother Karthick Ji from India says: Hi Hetalji, I am sure you are doing fine. I am very proud to be a Sai Devotee. Please find my experience below. I request you to publish it as this is one of the vows that I have taken after I got one of my wish fulfilled with the grace of Baba:
My name is Karthick and I just want to share my experience recently. I have been working for the past 10 years in IT industry and never really had a chance to go abroad. It is my ambition that I should travel to multiple places and gain good experiences. I stay very close to Sai Baba temple in Bangalore and I always visit the temple.
On one of the occasions when I went to the temple I prayed to Baba that I should stay close to your temple and He did answer my prayers. I got the approval for my travel and I was naturally ecstatic. Since I was travelling to Canada I thought the VISA procedures would be easy and I had asked my wife to quit her job. She had also put down her papers and we were waiting until I heard that VISA procedures for travel to Canada have been tightened. I heard that only one out 11 got their VISA application approved. Adversity makes the man pray harder. This has been my long cherished dream and I was thinking what if it doesn’t get through. People around me gave a lot of hope. I was feeling anxious and hence I started sleeping less. I went to Sai temple regularly and prayed to Baba that things should be good. I visited one of the Sai’s website where one of the devotees was going to Shirdi. I wrote a mail asking the devotee to pray on behalf of me to Baba and get my wish fulfilled. I also found the Sai Vrat book outside Baba temple. I started my fast and the days went by. My application was taking longer and that gave me a positive feeling. People were giving me hope that it will eventually get approved. I also brought your questions and Sai Baba’s answers book. I was thinking about this travel and asked the question to Baba, I got the answer stating that “Leave possessiveness surrender to me, things will happen as you desire” I understood that Baba is there with me.
Days went by and I was getting more anxious as I had not got the response from the embassy. I had a feeling that I would get to know the status on Thursday and I was right. With Baba’s grace, I got the response from the Embassy on Thursday and I was told that my application is approved. I was really happy and excited. I heaved a huge sigh of relief after I received my passport with the VISA stamped on Monday Dec 20th.
I would be travelling to Canada on Jan 3rd 2011 along with my wife and I am determined to carry on my fast on Thursdays even after I go there. Baba has proved yet again that none of His devotees go empty handed if they have pure faith in Him. I am short tempered by nature and my anger has receded a great deal after surrendering myself to Baba. Every month I make it a point to donate to Baba by 1st week of every month for feeding the poor. I wish to serve the needy and I have an unshakeable belief in Baba now. I also want to go to Shirdi after I come back from Canada. May you all get the abundant blessings of Baba and I request you all to help the needy.