When we talk about devotees of Lord Sai Baba, there is no one who will say that everything in his/her life is going on well and now they do not need any grace ofb blessings from the Lord. Everyone is suffering in this world and there is no way to opt out of it. We only need to have strength to face challenges which are outcome of grace of Lord Sai Baba. Such is an experience of Sai brother Ganesh as shared below.
Sai Brother Ganesh ji from Singapore says: I am writing from Singapore. Please do not share my email address. I do not know where to start. Please forgive me if the narration is bad. Because I simply have too many miracles and I strongly believe that I am blessed by Shirdi Sai Baba. I am only giving highlights of my life so far to prove that Baba’s love and care towards His devotees.
My life was a chaos since childhood. I was below average student in studies and scared of Maths even though my father was Mathematics teacher. I suffered a lot in my life. My mother passed away, when I was 13 years old and my step mother tortured me. I lost my father in the year 2008. My entire childhood was full of debits my step brother left behind. My father spent a fortune clearing them. I barely completed my B. Sc. in a remote village. Soon after my father had divorce with my step-mother. My father started believing in Sai Baba. I also started slowly believing Him and I haven’t received any miracles from Him at that point. I visited Shirdi three times between 1998 and 2002. I constantly believed Him since then.
It was the year 2004; I started receiving miracles from Baba. I was good at computers since childhood and I worked in a construction company in Delhi for Rs. 3000 a month and I also got married at the age of 21 due to some family reasons. I started believing in Baba though I didn’t do any Pooja. I and my wife regularly used to visit Lodhi Road Sai Baba Mandir in Delhi back in 2003 and 2004. One day, I got a blasting from my construction manager for doing some silly mistake and I burst into tears. I immediately cried and prayed Baba for help. Exactly after few months, I got a job in Bangalore as Java programmer with a salary of Rs. 5000 in a very new start up company. I discussed it with my wife and we decided to take risk. I went to Bangalore and joined the job. After few months, the person who started company left to US and closed the company. Again we are back on Bangalore roads, and we do not know what to do. We used to visit Malleswaram Sai Baba Template in Bangalore regularly. I prayed strongly to Baba to give me stable job in IT industry and Baba responded. I got a job in LG as Software Engineer with a salary of Rs. 18,000. From that time, my career became bright because of Baba’s love and care. I worked in LG, HP, Valtech and successfully became Senior Software Engineer with a salary of Rs. 45,000 a month. My wife also got a job in Shivaji nagar and she was earning Rs. 6000.
In 2006, we were blessed with Baby boy and we named him Sai. Next year Baba again blessed us with a job offer in Singapore with salary of SGD 4000. I discussed it with my wife and we decided to take risk by chanting Baba’s name. I landed in 2007 in Singapore leaving my wife and kid in India for short time. In the end of 2007, I brought my family to Singapore even though my salary is not good enough for expensive rental in Singapore. Due to foreign country’s culture and other deviations, I started neglecting Baba and my mind was full of other things like drinking and many other bad habits. My career in Singapore was ok from 2007 to 2011. By Baba’s grace we got Singapore Permanent Residency in 2009. The Singapore government stopped giving permanent residency just after we applied. In the year 2011, another miracle happened. I joined a mobile development company and after 6 months, the company lost major projects and I heard that they may fire me anytime. I was really worried about my wife and kid and I also have some debits in Singapore. If I lose my job, I will be in big trouble. I prayed and almost cried in my mind.
I told my wife about the situation and prepared her mentally to be in India for few months if I loose my job. Since I am Singapore Permanent Resident, I can stay in Singapore and look for another job. But, since I am already drawing a very good salary in Singapore as of 2011, the new offers are arriving with far below salary. The salary offered by new employers was very less and difficult to survive with family.
I prayed to Baba to help me every day. Going to office is like hell, since you know that you will be fired any time. No job guarantee. One day one consultant called me and took my resume and forwarded to well known telecom company in Singapore. I also demanded high salary, even though I decided to take the offer even for lesser salary. This happened in Sep-2011 and I was Senior Software Engineer that time. I took the written test and technical interview and it was good. I waited for almost one month and no news. I was getting nervous day by day about present job as the company didn’t have money to pay salaries. If I don’t get salary at the end of the month I will be in big trouble, since I’ll have to pay rent, bills etc.
I prayed strongly to Baba to help me to come out of this uncertainty. One fine day, Wednesday, I almost broke and lost hope and prayed for one final time. The next day, Thursday morning 9:42 AM, I got a call from the consultant that the company offered me a job with the same salary I expected and also with promotion as Senior Systems Analyst. I was damn happy and speechless that time and I decided to visit Shirdi and to donate SGD 100 to Baba. My eyes were full of tears and I was really shaken by Baba’s immediate response.
Last month Nov-2011, we visited Shirdi and I donated more than I decided. In Shirdi, I also experienced nice stay and Darshan. In the Samadhi Mandir, I was sitting outside and waiting for 10:30 PM Aarti. A dog came to me and sat with me for 15 minutes. My son was sleeping in my lap and the dog sat with me for some time and ate bread I bought and went away after some time. I realized that Baba had blessed me again in Shirdi. Baba is always with me throughout my life and showed me way in my darkest days. And I am sure He will continue to do this throughout my life time and my children’s life. Whenever I see His photo, tears will come out of my eyes. I was planning to start 9 Thursdays vrat starting next week. I, my wife and child are regularly visiting Sai Baba Mandir in Singapore, which is located in Serangoon Road.
I urge all the devotees whoever facing tough times in life to have Shradda and Saburi in Baba and never ever loose focus in life. Have constant belief in Baba and I am sure He will show you the brightest way.
Om Samardha Sadguru Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai!