Devotion is the Key – Anonymous Sai Devotee

This anonymous devotee has not shared any particular incident, but he/she has written what he/she has attained by starting to believe our Lord Sai Baba. Wonderful drafting and i really enjoyed to read what all is shared by him/her.

Anonymous Devotee from USA says: Thanks Hetal Ji, for this selfless and divine endeavor you have undertaken, which helps new devotees like me to strengthen their faith and practice patience. It makes me feel more hopeful and stronger every time I read the experiences. Please do not disclose my name/email address, let me be anonymous.

I am going through several personal problems since last couple of years. Even though I rose in a religious, god-fearing family, certain situations in life make your faith dwindle unintentionally and unknowingly.

Recently, I happened to share something briefly with one of my co-workers without any expectations or sympathy. All I needed was to vent. I did not know that she was a Sai devotee. On hearing my story, she simply told me to follow His path. Some situations in life make you so desperate that one holds on to the last feather in hope of being salvaged. Such was my situation, rather is. My 1st trip to Sai temple, and something within made me do this that I will do 9 Guruwaar Vrat and tried to feed a friend every Guruwaar as it was not possible to go to temple every Thursday. I am nearing my 9th Guruwaar, the problem is still on. But I can feel that I am a different person within. Every time I feel low, I read Sai Satcharitra and this blog to strengthen my Faith. Since I have started the Vrat, I have experienced so many incidences, where Sai Baba has made me feel His presence, at home, at work, and sometimes in a very obvious manner.

There have been times, when I am in a sorrowful mood and I randomly open a page, which reads the message that I exactly needed to hear at that time. It all seems magical to me as it never happened before. Another thing is that it is very hard for me to shed tears. Either I am too proud or shy, but every time I stare at His picture or sit in front of His idol-tears just roll, either out of sadness or awe. I don’t know, but that means a lot to me.

After I decided to do Guruwaar Vrat, my mom just out of the blue found an old calendar (2006) with some beautiful pictures of Sai Baba. It was at home all the time, but it was as if Baba decided to have us find Him only after I made that decision. I felt as if He approved my Dhaarna (“Belief”). After reading the chapter on UDI and its significance, I really wanted to have the UDI from Shirdi. The thought crossed my mind again, when I was praying at home. And as soon as I opened my eyes, I saw that my Mom had started looking for something. Within a minute, she gave me a packet of UDI, which someone had given her from Shirdi many months ago. As if she read my mind OR indeed He instructed her to give me what I wanted. This was a subtle way of making His presence known, but it meant a lot to me.

Many more incidences happened, like I was about to faint while doing a procedure. was embarrassed and scared to tell my boss. I prayed hard to Sai Baba to give me strength to go through it. In a matter of minutes, I felt rejuvenated and it lasted all day. There was a family emergency just one day before a big test. I was in a dilemma and even after it subsided. I just did not feel like studying or preparing as I was in a shock/daze/discomfort and very upset due to my baseline troubles and these aggravating incidences to add on to that.

That day was a Thursday and I honestly prayed to Baba to forgive me as I knew that I would not be able to fast. I was told by my friend that He has no rigid rules. All He wants is devotion, faith and love. So I did not fast, and told myself, if He really loves me, I will do well in the test and things will be fine. Everything went well as I wished. This was not to test Him, but I just felt stronger and cared for by Him. There are many more, but these were major ones. I hope Sai Baba always takes care of me like this and I write more next time.

Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sai Om.

© Devotees Experiences with Shirdi Sai Baba

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  1. Thank you for this blog..its a big work to do.
    From last 20, 25 days I started reading this blog and giving me hope. I would like to share something with you all.
    1) I am in USA and we have one beautiful Sai temple over here. Yesterday, which is Thursday, two people brought dress for Sai baba. Both wanted to were that dress, both told that they already contacted to the office and told them they are coming with dress for Sai baba. So during morning aarti time both families came in the temple. Now pandit ji was not able to decide which one should wear. Both families were eager and panic. But see the the Sai leela…one family brought only long dress for baba and kapada for head, and the other family brought only shawl for baba and dress for "small baba murti" and both dresses were GREEN. So pandit ji were able to put both families dresses and make complete set.
    I felt very good to see that.

  2. Dear Anonymous You are obviously a very private person ,but is nice that u have shared ur journey …. if u keep ur faith in baba , the the problems will slowly stars disappearing …

  3. Dear Sai Devotee from USA, may you remain blessed and enjoy BABA's blessings every moment in your life. You are so very right when we place some condition if BABA responds the way we imagined , it is really NOT TO TEST HIM but to SEE and FEEL that HE is with us. I do the same thing and I feel so happy that BABA is with me at that given moment!
    Jai Sai RAM.

  4. Nice to hear this Story….. Screen Play is nice…. But little bit Cinematic …..BABA kubul karaga……………

    Sai Zindabad…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Yaaaaa Alllllllahhhhhhh

  5. Very nice narrations and I m sure most of us have experienced similar things with Our dear Sai Baba so we could all connect to it.

    Thanks for sharing and publishing.

    Om Sai Ram

  6. Because you find it difficult to share your problems with others . As they say problem shared is problem half … at least baba is not going to judge you … therefore you are doing the right thing by sharing your problems with him ……Hope you find peace and problem resolved Allah malik

  7. Very beautiful experience. I have faced Baba's blessings in many ways and I pray for his blessings be with me always. Only yesterday we had a miracle. We were going to Sai temple in the afternoon and there was a heavy storm , the wind was very strong and our car was skidded because of a gust of strong wind. My husband had to steer the car to keep control of it.I had also been chanting Sai Naam in the car at that time. Luckily a fatal accident was averted. Else you can imagine friends when a car skids on a freeway at 100 kmph what would have happened? After that we went to Sai Temple and saw the Madhyan Arati. It was very nice.

    Koti Koti Pranam to our Lord Sai. Be with all your children always and forever.

    Thank you Sai Maa…. Love you lots . !

  8. Wonderful story! Baba will continue to develop your faith and you will see the wonderful miracles Baba will bring into your life.

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