Sai Sister Aditi Ji from USA says: Om Sairam. I promised Baba that when tough times pass, I will share my experience with everyone. Because I also want to let others know how miracles happen in life with His grace.
Sometime Mid 2011, I had a dream, in which I saw that I was cleaning and dusting a room full of books and suddenly as I was cleaning, I saw a maroon color book named “Shri Sai Satcharitra“. It was written in silver color. The dream ended. I had just then relocated to the USA, since I got married and had carried Sai Satcharitra with me. But I never read it.
I was shocked by my dream because I was never even thinking in my subconscious level of the book. I decided to read the book. I started reading it, but I was very irregular. I then got bored, so I was not showing any devotion at all. I have read Sri Guru Charitra with immense faith, so I used to think this Sai Satcharitra is nothing, but a bore.
Datta Jayanthi was fast approaching, so I wanted to do Datta Saptah as a mark of devotion, but unknowingly, I decided that I will finish Sai Satcharitra first and then read the other one. I again didn’t stand up to my word and since I was running out of time, I said its ok leave it, let me just read Guru Charitra. I did it in 3 days following all rules of abstinence and left for India for my VISA renewal. I then decided that I will get back to the USA and then complete reading Sai Satcharitra.
The day we left for India, was Dec 13th and that morning we received an email saying that there is some problem with visa papers, but we can go ahead with our plans and company will send papers to us in India and then we can go for interview.
Dec 13th to early Feb, we waited for documents which never came. There was a problem and things were getting delayed despite providing solution. My husband started working in India since Jan 1st itself. His company has been very considerate towards him by Baba’s grace. My husband was also feeling low, but he never poured it out because everyone where asking why it is getting delayed and we wanted to go back home also.
In Feb, I did 1 Saptah of Sri Guru Charitra. After doing it, after 1 week, we came to know lawyer forgot to send the papers to embassy for approval and we still had 1 week time left for last date, so then they hurriedly sent.
My husband was first angry, when he came to know because it was sent to lawyer on Jan 15th so for nearly 45 days it was lying in the drawer. I was angry too, But then I told ok this is fate as meanwhile my husband was working on something else and that became a success and it even got published in news papers.
Something unbelievable happened next. I suddenly realized that I have been unfaithful to God by not finishing my Sai Satcharitra book. So I said that I will start reading it with full concentration and devotion. I started reading on March 5th Monday to March 11th Sunday. I decided to do weekly Parayan. While doing it for the first time, I felt that I should do it 3 times back to back. I wanted to do it.
I used to check website a lot for status regarding those papers, but then I decided Baba Himself will tell me about it. Only then I will check. On March 12th, my husband checks website and it says papers have been approved. It was Miracle and Baba’s grace. Baba told me through my husband 3 days later. We were together only all this time.
I then started the 2nd Parayan from Monday to Sunday and the third Parayan, I decided to start with 3 days gap on Thursday and finish it on Wednesday. By Baba’s grace, I managed to complete the Parayan 3 times without any difficulty.
Now whatever I do, whenever I eat, I first think of Baba and then eat. It’s become my habit. I hope this habit lives forever. I feel so good thinking about Him and then taking my meal. I even put Prasad for Him, before I eat, because I believe He does come and eat.
I got a dream which said I will get papers by Ram Navami. I ignored the dream. Meanwhile I came upon this website “www.mysai.org” and was anxious to know when the papers will reach us in India, so I clicked on the button, which says “Baba answers questions” in the link here. First 2 times, I asked, it gave vague answers. Next day I did and it said “All your problems will vanish around Ram Navami and you will attend a religious event”.
Then I was stunned how can Baba answer same as my dream? Ram Navami was on March 31st and we received papers on March 29th. So my those words came true. Meanwhile by the time my 3rd Saptah finished and all papers were couriered to us and we received it on a Thursday, just 1 day after finishing my 3rd Saptah.
I was wondering what the religious event could be, but 3 days later, I came to know it is grand father’s death anniversary. So they have called a priest home to do the rituals.
We booked interview date. We didn’t get in first week of April. I unknowingly thought if I get Thursday, it will be nice. Then we got a date in 2nd week. I was so angry because 2 weeks time was there for the interview and I thought that it’s waste of time waiting. Then I looked at calendar and it said Thursday and I smiled and thanked Baba and apologized to Baba mentioning I was silly.
April 12th was the interview date. I wasn’t well 2 days prior to it. Again as usual, I was scared. I went onto the website mentioned above and now I got an answer chant “Om Sai Samarth” for 21 days and all your obstacles will go away.
I know my obstacles were going away the minute I started reading holy books. But then I decided to chant. Every time I did it, it brought about a sea of calmness in my chest. On the day of the interview, I was chanting “Om Sai Samarth” all through from home till I reached the consulate and even during the interview as my husband was the one answering and strangely the visa officer didn’t even look at me or ask me any question. There were couple interviews, so we went together.
On the way to the consulate, I wanted to see Sai’s name or photo. We stopped at a signal. I was looking to the left at some shop. Then I suddenly turned right to see Sairam’s photo stuck in the front of an auto. That’s it. It sealed my faith. I was so overjoyed and my eyes were covered a tiny layer of water.
In the evening, we also went to the temple to attend the Dhoop Aarti, since it was Thursday. For the first time, the songs that I heard online, I heard it in person my voice choked as I sang. I cried within. I could just feel it. The 1st time, I went to this temple. We went late and now we went on time and even got to sit in the front row. All I can say is “Om Sairam”.