We never know when Lord Sai Baba comes to us and takes us out of odd situations. After recalling those incidents, we realise what we have received. The same is experienced by Sai Sister Sridevi ji ji.
Sai Sister Sridevi ji from India says: Sairam Hetal ji, I am Sridevi, one more humble devotee of Sai Baba. I would like to thank you sincerely, for all your efforts for posting the experiences of devotees. It really helps us to remember once again that Sai Baba is always with us to help and guide us in any difficulties. It also reminds us how Baba has helped us in the past. There are so many situations in which Baba has helped me, but want to share two such incidents, both happened in railway stations. I might have explained it in detail. Please do make necessary modifications wherever necessary.
- Experience 1: This incident of blessing has happened last Ramzan/Ganesh Chaturthi holidays. In order to take a train to the place where I am working, I have to travel in bus for 5 hrs and then take a train and travel over night. The train, which I had to take, was at 11:30PM in the night and I have left my house in the afternoon. But due to huge crowd and because of long weekend and rain, I have reached the station only at 11:40PM. That train usually comes late and I thought anyways I would catch the train. But fortunately/unfortunately it was on schedule that day. I cannot go back home also. So Checked for the next train and it was around 2:30 or 3PM. Took a ticket for that train and was waiting in the railway station. I saw all other trains with overflowing crowd in unreserved compartments and was wondering what to do. I was still having faith thinking that I have Sai Satcharitra in my hands; I will not be in trouble.
Then I saw a railways employee who was showing signals to train, I spoke to him asking if it is possible to get any ticket in this particular train and he said it’s not at all possible today. All trains from morning are full. Then I was thinking, ok for another 9 hours I may have to travel by standing only. One nice tall gentle man approached that railway employee and he was talking to him. He saw me and spoke to me saying he has seen me before in train (But I did not remember him). He was asking something about me and I was replying. Meantime I told him that I missed the train and I have to travel in unreserved coach.
He said mine is a reserved ticket, so you can get in my coach. I can check for tickets because I know the TTEs in this train. Then once the train came, he came with me and met the TTE and said she has missed the train. Please give some berth for her. Then TTE said it’s not possible. No seats are vacant. I did not talk anything then the Gentleman literally argued and got a place for me.
He came till the berth and asked is everything fine. Please sleep here and left. But I have not seen him again, though I travel in the same train. He should definitely be sent by Sai Baba to help me.
- Experience 2: It was in the month of May. That was my second visit to Shirdi. Since I have not planned for the Shirdi trip in advance, I had to book tickets in Tatkal. But only one-way tickets were confirmed. Return tickets were not confirmed.
So I was thinking how to travel now. I was worried and was waiting in Manmad station. I was having hope on Sai. I was thinking that He must only be helping me in this. Then I saw a room near that platform for railway employees, in which there were 2-3 very big Baba’s photos. I was seeing those photos and was talking to Him, why didn’t You come to take care of me? See I am alone here.
In few minutes, a nice gentle man came and asked to which train I was waiting and he was standing with me for some time. Then he went and got 2 cups of tea and gave one for me. I did not want to get the tea from him, but strangely that day, I did not feel like denying. I told him that I don’t want full cup and took half cup tea. Then he asked which one is your coach. I said my tickets are not confirmed.
Then he said ‘OK, no problem, you get inside, you will get place”. I did not ask him for which train he is waiting, thinking he is also coming in that train. But once my train came he said ok take care and left. I did not know why he was waiting with me or who he was.
I came inside the train and was surprised there was no place to keep my foot also. So many people were sleeping on the floor itself. So I sat near some lady asking her permission if I can sit there. She told ok and surprise again. Her husband who was sleeping in upper berth, woke up and said “Looks like you did not take rest. Please go and sleep there. I can sit here”. I had good sleep there and there was one more family in same compartment they also helped me. There was a TTE checking for tickets, but he did not ask me for it.
During this Shirdi visit, because of Baba’s grace, I got Baba’s Darshan and was able to see Chavadi procession also, which I had missed during the last visit. I think Baba has helped me in this situation and have again reiterated about the faith we must have on Him and the rest will be taken care by Him.