A Sparrow Drawn To Baba
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Hi Hetal Ji, since many months I had in my mind to share my experience through your site, which I had been following to know miracles of our Sadguru. My transition from an agnostic to a believer was difficult, but I am happy that it finally happened. I am sharing my experience in brief with all. Please do not disclose my identity/e-mail ID.
He had said like sparrow tied with a string, every of His devotee is pulled to Him, so was I. I had never thought that this agnostic of a person will undergo such a transform in such a small time. My parents are staunch believer of Baba, and once on insistence I objected saying that I do not believe on human Gods. He might have heard me and hence made me realize in His way. My life was going smooth when problems compounded from all sides, and no friend or colleague could provide any aid to me. I lost peace of my mind, spent countless sleepless nights, and the slightest of thing evoked greatest of fear in me. And then at the face of the adversity, I fell back to my father and realized the importance of family. I was far away from my family, staying all alone. While talking over phone with my father, I wept like a child. Comforting me, my father whom I address Baba, told me “I am your Baba and you are crying before me, but having lost my father at my childhood, do you know before whom I cry and share my sorrows? He is my Baba, Sai Baba. So even if you do not surrender to Him, I will let Him know your misery and ask you to help you through it.”
So like a straw to a drowning person, Baba was the last ray of hope for me and I surrendered completely to Him. I asked forgiveness for all my past deeds and said I am at Your mercy now. I pledged “You do whatever You want to me, whether You leave me to get drowned or rescue me, I am not going to leave these feet to which I have clung for rest of my life.” The all pervasive Sai never leave His devotees in danger. I could gradually feel how Baba took me under His protection. I started to feel His presence as a cloud always hovering above me. Within 15 days of my surrender to Him, He drew me to Shirdi from the extreme corner of the land from thousand miles away. While writing this story, tears still fills my eyes like that day when I first stepped in His temple.
The problems started to abate, and most pleasingly the news of relief came one evening when I was submerged in reading Shri Sai Satcharitra. Slowly and steadily, I regained the peace of my mind. The mere thought of Sai is soul comforting, chanting His name abate all fears, singing His songs gives pleasure to the heart and reading Sai Satcharitra ward off all the miseries and fulfill all wishes. I know this mundane life is full of hurdles, and problems will still continue to come, but now I am much assured for I know there is someone, Baba of my Baba, whose blessing hand is always over me.
Om Shri Sai Nathay Namah!
Sai’s Unconditional Love And Blessing
Anonymous Devotee from USA says: Hetal Ji, I have told this in the past and I am reiterating this again that you are Sai’s child as you are doing this noble service. This is the time, when people think more scientifically than spiritually, but it’s an illusion. Spirituality always has a place in our lives and we need to live with it. Every day, I look for your emails to read experiences and I have written my own experiences and miracles in the past. Today I am writing one and I beg you to publish this Hetal Ji. This is an unforgettable blessing from Sai to us. Please keep my name and email anonymous.
We currently live in USA. Few years back, my father had taken some huge money from our relatives and had given it to his friend as they had a need for it. This friend of my father is a childhood friend and so father was confident that he would get back the money after some time. But that person had some financial problems and they could not return the money for so long. My father was paying interest from his own pocket till this time. I know how much tension and stress my father was undergoing. We waited for more than 2 years and nothing happened. My father in this late 60s was calling and going behind his friend to get back the money, but nothing was happening. Finally I decided to ask Sai for his help even though this was a materialistic wish, but I couldn’t really see my father going through this pain at this age. So I decided to give up rice until we get back the money and also started doing 9 Thursdays’ Sai Vrat. From last 4 months, I have not had rice. Tomorrow is my 8th Thursday Vrat. I called my Father in India few minutes back and guess what? He told me that he got back 60-70% of the money back just that day and he returned that to our relatives from where we had taken it. I couldn’t control my tears. Sai finally showered His blessings. We still have to get considerable amount of money and I am confident that Sai will make that also happen. I have read in Sai Satcharitra about the gentleman from Goa, who gave up rice to get back his money and the same story repeated in my life. Hetal Ji, I cannot express in my words how much Thankful I am to our Baba.
Baba, even if You Yourself come and kick me out also, I won’t leave Your feet in this life. Thank You very much Baba for Your kindness. It is only Faith and Patience that is required from us and the rest will be done by Baba. Believe me, this is true.
Experience Of Sai Baba’s Grace
Anonymous Devotee says: Hi Hetal Ji, Please do not disclose my name and mail id. Here is my experience.
I started praying Baba from 3 years before. My family is full of problems. My father’s health was very serious and he was bed ridden after a massive brain attack. I, my sister, mother, we all got depressed a lot. We faced lot of difficulties in searching a right match for my sister. We faced many problems both financially and mentally. No one was helping us except God. There was no hope in life. Almost, I felt like dying. We searched many matches and many got rejected due to various reasons. I used to cry a lot thinking about my mother’s position. Finally, I once heard about Sai Baba Nav Guruvaar Vrat and asked my mother and sister to start. Even I started doing it. Within 2 weeks, my sister’s marriage got settled with a better match more than what we expected. This was possible only because of Sai Maa’s blessings. It was a miracle that my sister was engaged on Thursday and before completion of 9th itself, she got married and now she is happy with what she was gifted by Baba. We used to read Sai Satcharitra every day with tears in our eyes due to the worst conditions which we were facing. My father is still lying on the bed. I hope Sai Maa will make him normal and make our life colorful.
Thanks Baba for Your blessings and we need it all the time.