We are always stuck to our plans of our life and never ever pay heed to what plans our Lord Sai Baba has for us. We unnecessarily get anxious and start asking fulfillment of our plans from Him without even thinking reason why we are not getting our prayers answered. This message is received from following experience of Sai Sister Riya ji from USA.
Sai Sister Riya ji from USA says: Hello Hetal ji, My name is Riya and I am posting my experiences for the first time. You can publish my name, but please do not publish my email ID.
I have been reading a lot of Sai devotee’s experiences and I got encouraged to post mine too for the first time. I have been a Sai devotee for 12 years now, and His miracles in my life only seem to be increasing. I would not be able to mention all His experiences, but I would like to describe the experiences in the past 10 months.
I lost my job due to recession and I did not have a job for almost 8 months in US. When I actually lost my job in Feb 2010, I was not much tensed since I knew that Sai was there and He would take care of it. But I think that Sai was planning to test my faith and patience. I started applying for new jobs. Months passed, but I never got a call from anyone. Even, if I got a call, it did not turn into any offer. By June/July, my work permit was also in a problem. I was getting very frustrated. I also did Thursday vrat; during that time, but nothing seem to help. Things were only getting worse and I had difficulties paying my bills and my car loan. My friends were only helping me at that time. I started to do small part time jobs, but that was never enough. At one point, I was so much down that I questioned myself if Sai really existed. My situation was so much horrible. I read Shri Sai Satcharitra, but that also did not seem to help either. I was completely devastated, since more problems came one by one. At one point, I even stopped praying to Sai feeling completely hopeless. But I tried to assure myself, and only started to pray to Sai. I stopped all vrats and reading religious books. Since I did not have patience anymore and I was begging Sai to help me. Then I have started using the question/answer website of Baba online, and did everything He asked me to do. For example, if I was asked to break a coconut, visit temple etc, I just went ahead and did it.
Baba said in Satcharitra that what He said will happen in spite of how circumstances were and He would help His devotees even after death. I did not have any more patience by September and had only a small ray of hope and faith. I was so much discouraged that I even stopped applying for jobs. The only thing, I did was to talk to Sai and do the instructions given in the question/answer book. Most of the times, I used to get one common answer that things would change in November/December. I had my faith, but I still had my doubts. Things were the same until October. It was October ending, and I faced with a very bad accident (details of which I do not want to mention) and barely saved my life. I was in a complete shock of why all these things were happening to me and why was Sai not responding to me. Slowly, after two days, Sai’s grace started on me and I realized that it was Sai who saved me from death. I have only taken His name in those moments, to save me and He helped me right on the moment. In November, after some weeks, I got an interview call for which I never applied. They saw my resume online and called me. I got interviewed which was very difficult. I had my doubts if I would get the offer or not.
Still I prayed to Sai and finally I got the job offer with a very good pay. I had my work permit reissued also.
Today, I am very happy at my work place and this is the best place I have worked for till now. Even though, I was Sai devotee for a long time, these last few months have taught me a lot of things which I would like to share with all of you:
-All of us will sure have some problems in our life at every time since no life is perfect. If we could really appreciate what God has given to us already and thank Him from the bottom of heart, it will build a lot of positive energy in us. That would only attract more good things in our life.
My problem was that I have taken most of the things as granted given by God and was only feeling sad for things not happening. But now my attitude has completely changed and I thank God even for a small beautiful thing, since I really feel that this is my second life.
-When you really want something to happen and Sai is not doing it. It only means that we are being anxious unnecessarily and Sai will surely help us when time comes. We do not have to do big vrats or read Satcharitra in a week to get something done. Sai only wants us to anything for Him with utmost faith, and He will even bring you from the jaws of death.
Whatever circumstances are, as long as Sai is there with you, and as long as our wishes are true and good, Sai will never ever forsake us.
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Really wonderful story…..touched my soul……May ou beloved baba bless us like u……
Jai Sai Ram,
Jai Sai Ram,
Jai Sai Ram,
Jai Sai Ram,
Jai Sai Ram
mashallah riya ji…u seem to be truly blessed by our Lord Sai…and your message towards the end of your experience narrated above should be the solace to all Sai bhakts…Shradha and Saburi take you closer to Sai Deva….today i was in such a state of mind that more than anybody else i needed this message and after reading it, im feeling all peaceful now….thank you so much…may Sai always be with his bhakts…..
Dear Riya ji:
Felt nice after reading your experience.
Om Sai..Shree Sai..Jai Jai Sai.
om sai ram
very nice experience , tears come out whlie reding this, i pray to baba that help all the people who are in pain and they have no one else to help except you , let all peoples pain come to an end with baba blessing and all should post their experience here as a gift from baba. om sai ram
thanks riya ji…
its really the experience which we all sai devotees shuld know…really too gud..
it gives us strength….thank u..:)
Very nice experience. It touched my heart. And your post answered my problem also.
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience.
Dear Riya ji,
I have to agree with you what you said. I have always believed that what ever happens to us happens for good and after I became a Sai Devotee it feels even more true because Sai Baba is there to take care of his Devotees and whatever he does will be good for us. We just have to have faith and patience and pray to him wholeheartedly come what may.
May Shirdi Sai Baba Bless us all and let our devotion towards him increase always.
You are truly lucky Ms.Riya.May Baba be with you always.But sometimes we all tend to ask ourselves,when is this struggle going to end?I have been in an unhappy marriage for 3 and half years unable to decide what decision to take.I hope Baba shows me the right path.I am truly fed up at times.After reading your story,I gathered some confidence and I feel Baba has something in store for me too…..
It is really wonderful. I believe, I am experiencing same patch now in my life. I do not know what to do but no feeling on my doings today. Believing, Sai is taking care of me and preparing me to handle the boon which I requested HIM to bless me from 2005.
Oh say please be merciful to my soul. Please show me a way to come over of this difficult patch.
thank you.. your experience encouraged me.. im praying baba to bless me a child. i do vrats reading his life history but none helped me so far.. im satisfied that he will give me when he desired to give .. whenever i ask him question he ask me to wait and give postive answer. thanks. it increase my patience . sai ram
I Love You Sai.
Anantha Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Rajadhi Raja Yogi Raja Para Brahma Shri Sachidananda Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
Dear Riya Ji,
Your experience really encouraged me And answered my doubt also. thanks a lot. I m also waiting His blessing on me and my family. Om Sai Ram
Riya Ji, your experince really encouraged me also solved some of my doubt. I am eagerly waiting His blessings on me and my family. Shradha and Saburi, Om Sai Ram
Baba has made you better person in the last 8-10 months, Riya ji.
It's very much true that we take lot of things for granted and we never thank HIM for the blessings HE has showered on us. And will question HIM when certain things doesn't happen the way we wanted them to happen. Baba will always fulfill his devotees' wishes in HIS own way.
"GOD'S DELAYS ARE NOT DENIALS". But to make us better person. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. OM SAI RAM.
I went through the same experience and will soon share my experiences on this site.
OM SRI SAINATHAYANAMAH:
Sairam Riya ji……
Your experience is wonderfull an it has practically taught you wat shraddha n saburri is, with ur exp i gained strength to face my prob's may baba bless u :-)…
ya true riyaji we should have utter faith in our saima…and we must have shraddha and saburi….saima is always there to take care of his children….om sai ram…please bless the whole world with peace baba….
wonderful experience. and the last few lines made be realise we need to go behing big things all he wants is faith.. May be when we do the vrats our concentration and love towards him increases.. 🙂 Thanks a lot Riya for making us realise the importance of thanking Baba from the bottom of our heart and Baba does not require big things but our true love for him.. 🙂
Thanks Hetal ji for giving this service to learn and enjoy the learnings of others and relish is miracles.
Om sai ram.
I too am in the same situation. Since last year july i have been searching for job. I have done sai vrat and read sai chaitra as well as sai divya pooja. I apply for jobs n hardly get any calls. I pray everyday to Baba and ask for a job. Baba please give me a job offer tomorrow. OM SAI RAM.