A father never tolerates his kids doing wrong things or get addicted to wrong habits. To avoid this, he always takes precautionary steps and if it does not seem to work, he resorts to harsh methods too. This same is done by our Lord Sai Baba to take our His kid from a bad habit of stealing. While i was reading this experiene i had goose bumps all over my body.
Anonymous Devotee from USA says: Sairam Hetal Ji, thank you for providing this platform. I am sharing the following experience and am considering this a confession to Sai.
I have had a bad habit of stealing since I was a child. I tried my best to get out of it, but I just felt compelled to do it. I moved to US and as you know they have open merchandise in this country. I started picking up a few things, when I was in stores. That went on for many years and lately (since the last 2 years) it increased even more. Please bear in mind, that I did not have any kind of financial problems or issues. It was just compulsion. I started going into stores just to lift things (things that I did not need at all). Baba gave me several warnings and each time I would apologize and go on (because I could not stop myself).
Finally a few months ago, he dealt with me in the right way by giving bitter medicine to child to cure him of the disease. I went into a store to buy a frame for Baba’s picture (I had the picture with me). I bought the frame and a few other things and lifted a few things too. As I was paying for the stuff I bought, Baba reminded me one last time not to do it. But again in my own (bad) way said this is the last time and will not do it again. As I was leaving the store, a guy walked up to me and said that I want to talk to you about the unpaid merchandise in your bag. I was shell shocked and could not say anything. In short, he called the police. I was arrested and released on a bond. All this time, I was in a shock and was not realizing what was going on.
We came home and started looking up what “this all meant”. All I can say is that I was in deep mess. The consequences could mean losing everything that I had accumulated till then and affecting my family in a bad way. It could mean jail, deportation, separation from family. I realized that I messed up my life and just did not know what to do. I cried and apologized to Baba. Considered committing suicide (but that would affect my family too). I suffered tremendously for 3 days and at the end Baba showed me a path to get out of this without the worst case scenario.
The outcome is that the prosecutor dismissed the case at the request of my attorney. I would like to call out several things during this process and how Baba was by my side and showed me the path:
1. My spouse travels for work and is gone between Monday and Friday. This incident happened on a Saturday. If it was on a weekday, I would not have anyone to come and bail me out jail.
2. Like I said, I had this bad habit and I lifted several things from stores at various times. When I was with friends and family, in a different city, or when I was alone. Had the arrest happened during one of those incidents, I would have been in a bigger mess.
3. Usually stores have videos. If there was a video of what I did the prosecutor would never have agreed to dismiss the case. Surprisingly there was no video submitted.
4. When I came home that day, I thought I would just pay the fine and be done with it. Meaning, I will not hire a lawyer. For some weird reason, I looked up the consequences that night in the middle of the night online and realized that it is a bigger mess than I thought it was. Next morning, I was supposed to be at the court at 9. That night I looked up the available criminal lawyers in my region and picked on. Their offices open at 9. I did not know what to do. I wanted to leave a message so I called at 7:30 and to my surprise a receptionist answered and had a lawyer’s call me back in 20 min. He filed the case and I did not have to go to the court. Had Baba not given me the idea of looking it up, I would never have realized what I did to myself and probably would have hurt the situation even more.
I can’t do justice in writing to the mess and how Baba bailed me out. He proved without doubt that He is always there and everything He has communicated to us through the Sai Satcharitra is absolutely true. During this whole phase, He assured me in several ways that He is with me:
- I did 3 Saptahs of Satcharitra. You know it cannot happen without His grace. I have been reading Sai Satcharitra (off and on) for the last 10 years. However I have never done 3 consecutive Sapthas.
- One of the earlier days, I was very disturbed and restless. I drove to the Sai Temple during lunch. As I sat in the car and came out of the garage, I got a MMS from a friend and it was the picture of Baba’s Murthy in the temple. He was there welcoming me even before I went there.
- Through messages, He suggested to me to do charity and I was successful in finding ways to do it. He reminded me of the curd rice and black dog story in Satcharitra.
More than anything this medicine, He gave me, has permanently cured me from my disease of stealing, something that I have been trying to get cured for years.
Satchitanada Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
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Most people do silly things in their life be it adults or children …. however baba did save u big time …IT will make u a better person ….. sorry but i thought it was funny baba scared the bad habit out of u ……well a lesson learned . takes lot of courage to write it on blog even if it has been anonymous ….
It was so courageous on your part to share your experience with all of us. I dont think I would have had the courage to do the same. Well, all is well that ends well. Baba is in the true sense a SATHGURU. correcting the drawbacks in his devotees in your case removing your kleptomaniac tendencies and freeing you of all your troubles.
hmm…….gud experience.every human has an defect. even i am suffering from an uncontrollable disease like urs!!i believe baba cures it after reading urs!!JAI SAI RAM
Very very courageous on ur part to disclose all this. I am sure it will help people who have bad tendencies or habits and cure them too.
Learning Lessons..never ends..
the sooner the better..but are so fortunate that we have him by our side..So fortunate are we that we have our baba next to us, who can take us out of any sort of situation..whether it is a legal problem or bad Habit.
HATS off to you for being able to share this experiene…
Jai Sai Ram
Baba is just great, he will make sure that his children are always on the Right Path…
It is baba's love for us that makes sure, that we never go astray..
Fortunate are the people, who get a chance for atonement..I feel proud for you are baba devotee, that you could share this with all of us…Kudos…
As Always …it has been proved that baba is always with his devotees..despite what they do, but they should not take undue advantage of it…
Very happy to hear that you are on the right path..
I pray that you lead a life, abundantly blessed by baba ..
Jai Sai Ram..
When we have a problem(disease), we go to the Doctor for an injection/surgery…that is what baba performed for you, must have painful initially but you got rid of the disease forever..Jai Sai Ram!
Be a good human being .Dont do like .Ultimately,its affects to ur family and baba too.
God Bless u.
Om Sai Ram,
Om Sai Ram,
Om Sai Ram,
Om Sai Ram,
Om Sai Ram
I LOVE YOU BABA.
BABA, PLEASE EXCUSE YOUR DEVOTEES MISTAKES AND PLEASE HELP US TO LEAD LIFE IN GOOD WAY AND PLEASE GIVE US HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL LIFE.
ANANTHA KOTI BRAHMANDA NAYAKA RAJADHI RAJA YOGI RAJA PARA BRAHMA SHRI SACHIDANANDA SAMARTHA SADGURU SAINATH MAHARAJ KI JAI.
SARVAM SHRI SAINATHARPANAMASTHU.
BABA I AM SURRNDERING AT YOUR FEET BABA.
We should always pray that baba gives us sadbuddhi coz even a wise person can make mistakes .Jai sai ram
i am a doctor and i think you should seek medical help….this is a disease and has treatment…..you are suffering of kleptomania….i am sure you must have heard or read about it….baba has saved you…..and i think it's baba who is asking you to meet a doctor….i truly suggest you to see a psychiatrist….if everything goes well,it's fine and if you are in need of treatment,it's hi time that you get it,at least for the sake of your family…..
may baba bless you and all others……
OM SAI RAM
Jai sai Ram, this shows how merciful is Baba. Baba said every one are his kids and he never showed any difference to any one. So Baba saved you.
Please start to take udi from today and request baba mercifully to cure your disease.
Please also watch baba movies "shiridi ke baba" and star plus baba tv serial. Beautifully directed and inspires anyone a lot to follow truth.
Baba the great, his holy highness and the victorious lord.
very nice experience and so couregeous on your part anonymous Sai devotee. You are right hetal ji, Baba is like mother or father takes the harsh methods also for the safet of their kids.
Shiridi Sathguru Sainath Maharaj Ke Jai!
Shiradi Sathguru Sainath Maharaj Ke Jai!
I know Baba will be there for you to help you through all these difficulties and Baba wanted to teach you a lesson, but remember, the most beautiful things come out of the most pressure, a diamond. Baba made sure you didn't get into very serious trouble and will help you overcome this difficulty and be very successful in life.
hetal ji i have small doubt on reading sai satcharithra
can we read satcharithara while sleeping i mean on bed
If you are sick or weak and cannot sit comfortably while reading Shri Sai Satcharitra, you can lie down and read. The main aim is to leave all hindrances whether it be physical or mental in reading this sacred text. Only we should see to it that we are concentrated while reading it.
Jai Sai Ramji
Sai Ki Deewani
Hetal Patil Rawat
Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram.
Baba i am sorry for what i did yesterday. Please forgive me one last time and keep me away from it till the right time comes.
Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram. Om Sai Ram.
Hi Hetal ji,
Just before reading this post, i was thinking, i lie a lot. I don't know how to deal with it. I lied big time to my family, and truth eventually came out. Now i dont lie major ones, but i do lie for ego and silly reasons. I lie sometimes when there is no reason at all to do.One good thing is i dont lie about money, flattering things etc because i am a simple person. How should i control this lies? Please suggest me a way. Thank you.
om sai ram
om sai ram