Lord Sai Baba has decided the best time to shower His blessings upon us, but many times we cannot understand His delays and get angry with Him as we are left without answers from Him. This is the plight of the devotee in today’s experience.
Sai Brother Prashant Ji from India says: Dear Hetal Ji, I have come across many sites, where Sai devotees like me, have posted their experiences stating that after all the toil, agony, hardships and sufferings Baba has fulfilled their desires and whatever happens is for our good and its due to the grace and blessings of Sai. He always has other better plans for us.
However with me, I am unable to read and understand from my experiences what Baba has really thought for me? What future he has in stored for me?
Here it is why. I lost my high profile job as GM with a company in Mumbai just after 5 months of joining. Ever since then (June 2011), I am thriving hard, but despite good interviews, nothing worthwhile has materialized.
I am doing the following:-
- Read Sai Satcharitra thrice.
- Reading Sai Chalisa daily in the Morning,
- Reading Sai Kast Nivaran Mantra daily in the Morning.
- Observed fast/Thursdays for 6 months.
- Visited Shirdi once immediately after losing the job.
- Read Shani Chalisa – (till November 14, 2011) End of Sade Sati 7.5 yrs.
- Reading Shree Ganesh Stotram daily in the Morning and evening.
- Reading hanuman chalisa daily in the morning.
- Wearing the original 1 Mukhi Rudraksha, Sarva Siddha combination rudraksh, & Yellow Sapphire.
Every time interview results were unfavorable, I felt maybe Baba has other plans for me and Baba used to give this positive thoughts by giving Darshan in the form of his pictures on some TV programme, behind a bus, taxi, car, road side banners, on face book etc.
In the question answer – Shirdi Sai Baba answers the outcome read was “You will get success, your desires will be fulfilled, you will get fame and happiness, surrender to Sai, donate alms etc, but still no success.
Very recently, I was interviewed for a very big company near to my residence and I felt that probably this is what Baba had for me and probably this is the reason for not getting success in all the other companies interviewed.
I had applied to this company in August 2011 and after a very long wait and passing through the two presidents of the company, finally I was called to see the CMD for finalization. I was thrilled and joy new no bond as I felt Baba has finally given my dream job after taking me so far giving me fruits for Shraddha and Saburi. But just after meeting the CMD, HR told me that presently “the position has been kept on hold”, I am not able to figure out why Baba is doing this to me? Why He drowns me at the eleventh hour?
Still with a ray of hope I put up a question on the site – Shirdi Sai Baba answers and the outcome read “your work will be done receiving help from 3 people, wait for 7 days”.
My agony, reasoning is despite doing all the poojas, vrats, visiting holy places like all other Sai devotees do why am I singled out and why Baba puts me to an acid test every time? Why am I not experiencing miracles as other Sai devotees, who have done/performed just what I have been doing till date?
Hetal Ji, I am utterly broken and I became very angry with Sai as He has been indifferent to me, but then again He came in this form by coming across your website and here I am writing to you for your guidance. Will Sai ever bless me with a good opportunity? I have a family to support and presently I see no good future for me and my son.
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You have to surrender to Sai completely. Have complete faith in Sai. If something doesnt work out please remember there is a good reason why it did not. You may think that it was a perfect opportunity but in reality it may not be and you will not realize this until Sai gives you that.If you are not getting anything you need to think deep and see what is missing. Baba only gives you what you want when he knows you can handle it. Have patience and faith! Surrender to Sai completely he will take care of you.
Om Sai Ram
Jai sainath!! Prashant sardani bhai, baba will do all when time will come just wait im waiting for 3 years n now baba has started showing me ways. Read babas assuarance n he will never let u down boss himmat e marda to madad e khudhah. jai sainath
Dont worry. I faced something similar to you. It is all our karma. Sai will decide what we need at right time. Dont worry about job, just leave it at sai's feet and spend time in temple, just to be peaceful. I understand it is very depressing to go from one interview to another and not finalize anything, i have been through that situation for 3 years. Try walking(exercising), reading books, spend time in temple. When the time comes sai, will surely give you the best. I know it is easy said than done, but believe me dont worry. Om sai ram.
Dear Prashant, I can understand your pain.Please keep faith in Baba and never think like you dont have a good future at all.sometimes we dont understand why baba is not listening to us.Beyond our imgination Baba will bless us with a better plan in our lives.At some point we get saturated with the problems but baba never leaves us.Even I have expereinced the same and left everything to baba.Until our karma washes away , Baba may not help us.Please keep praying..After 12 years of struggle in my personel life , I got married to a nice person.At one point I decided not to marry.But Baba blessed me with a wonderful life beyond my imagination.It might be a testing time .Dont loose your hope.Baba wants our love and devtion only.keep chanting SAI nam..Sure you will be defintely blessed by baba when you dont expect it..Baba defintiley has a best plan for your life..OM JAI SAI RAM.
you will get a good job soon,dont worry,Baba always wants to make us better people in these difficult phases of our lives,send prayers to Shirdi,Baba will always help his children who are kind to everyone.
Om Sai Ram
Everything in my life was a big struggle until I came across Baba. You name it and I have gone through it. I didn't have many dreams and hopes left when I came across him. Every time he held my hand and walked me through my troubles. Life is still not easy but I know I am not alone. There have been times when I have questioned my faith and his being but could never let go of that hand. I still have those moments when I get mad at him but I realize that's because I love him so much.
There is no instant gratification of prayers. Give him all your love and faith and let him do his work. He will help you cross the ocean for sure !
I have found reading Vishnu Sahasranama gives me a lot of strength and peace during trying times. In Satcharita Baba has mentioned about reading Vishnu Sahasranama. Most of all, try doing some good every single day…take it as an opportunity to earn good karma…even if it is as small as bringing a smile on another being's face !
ANANTHA KOTI BRAHMANDA NAYAKA RAJADHI RAJA YOGI RAJA PARA BRAHMA SHRI SACHIDANANDA SAMARTHA SADGURU SAINATH MAHARAJ KI JAI.
SARVAM SHRI SAINATHARPANAMASTHU.
Dear Prashant ji Sorry you have been going through this very difficult ,soul destroying time .Hope your prayers will be answered soon ,your next post should be about the good news to tell us that u have the job . Thanks for sharing your story with us
Sai is always with you. Read sai? prerna.you will get information online about it .everything will be all right as you want.OM SAI RAM.
The core values of Sai Spirituality are Shraddha (Faith) and Saburi (Patience). If one is there; other has to be present. If Shraddha is strong, so is Saburi and vice versa. We may not get fruits immediately, today or tomorrow while walking on the path of devotion for which we should not get disappointed. We must take care that our love and trust should not decrease by not getting the desired results early. Our devotion should be strong enough to wait for the right time to get the results.
Om Sai Ram 🙂
Dear prashant please do not give up. My husband has faced a similar situation and after a long struggle he finally got a very good job and the profile he wanted. I know this is a testing time for you and your family but have faith n patience. Baba has better plans for us always. Your wish will definitely be fulfilled. For now just bear all and do away with all your past bad karma. Also try to do as much good karma as possible. In this way we open the doors for baba to help us. Baba will bless!
Shradha and Saburi. Not to loose control. Interview results not positive so what and why blame Sai. There are other avenues open like giving tuitions etc where you can earn yourself. The world is full of persons having problems and happiness is not granted to all. All search happiness amonst sorrow. Sai is there to guide you and never say why me but say thanks sai that you have selected me to undergo this. Mother Kunti said Krishna give me all sorrows so that I dont forget your name. Watch manifestations of nature and be happy. If one misses the bus at particular stop, he rushes to next stop to catch the bus. Isn't it. Please dont allow frustration to peep in mind. Remember Sai is holding you in these trying times. Jai Sai Ram
Prashant ji, don't worry all these hurdles u are facing now are just passing clouds, just wait for some more time, Baba is waiting to give u more than what u desire and deserve. Please don loose hope. As other devotees said do some good deeds like donating food for poor etc. Im sure within few days you will post saying that u got a very nice job by Baba's grace. Please don loose faith. Om sai ram
Hetalji, please pardon me for writing this long note in the comments section. It is just meant to assure Prashant ji instantly that faith on Baba and patience can take us safely through tough times.
Dear Prashant Ji,
I write my experience at the inspiration of Baba after bowing down to His holy feet.
I am a qualified Indian Chartered Accountant, who relocated to UK immediately after wedding. I was newly qualified and not had much of post qualification experience. I came to UK just before the recession struck. I tried for work for about a year and when I lost hope of finding one, almost after a year, Baba showed me a very nice Chartered Accountant who was willing to train me but could not afford to pay ( The cost of employing someone full time is very high in this country). I worked almost more than a year receiving a substantialy low wage. But I thanked Baba for all the blessings he showered on me like : finding me a very supportive and lovely husband and bringing into my life many nice people like my boss who treated me like his daughter. Eventually, I became a mother. After my child's birth we had to move city and again my job hunt started. Even with experience, this time it was again tough for me. I secured an interview which Baba through his question and answers asked me to attend remembering his name. The interview went very well and I was hopeful. But after a wait of almost two months, I was heart broken to learn I was not slected. I even accused Baba for misleading me. But Baba in his question and answers asked me to consider it as his blessing. Not making in the interview meant a wait which could be longer than a year in this country given the fact that I possess high qualifications and not the desired experience level. But after six months I landed in an interview with a small but very nice and friendly firm. They were willing to wait for more than three months for me to relocate our home closer to place of work. Given the competition in this industry here, if not for the help of Baba, people like me should have waited for ages before finding the right job. Now I realised what Baba did for me. He gave me a good personal life, lovely friends, stopped me from working till my child was two, Helped me avoid unrealistic travel with an infant to care for.
I took this opportunity to narrate this to assure you and many others in similar situation that Baba listens to our prayers and carries us through during our trouble. He gives the best for us, I know the waiting time is painful, but, when we witness his splendour, we only can ultimately say, his assurances are never untrue.
Om Sai Ram
My Husband is also in the same situation in which you are now. He also lost his job in Aug-11. We had 2 children you can understand in which situation we are. But do loose
shradah and saburi. Have faith in our sai baba.
dear sai devotees i apologies you all i have done one mistake which is not recorrect ,yesterday i was asking questions to sai baba in two websites 'www.mysai.org'and 'questions shrdi sai baba.com ' same answers reapeted 'there is danger untimly death don,t sleep night read devotional book' so i was scared about my father who is heart patient and my mother is out station so i read sai satcharitram in my room till 2.15am then i felt sleepy i went to sleep when i got up morning i was doing my house old work in my mind i was thinking is there any seriousness in my house every thing went normally 8.50 am in the news i came to know there was a accicident to devotees of shridi sai baba temple who are from rajasthan which happened at 2.40 am i shocked i am apologing you all please for give my mistake and carelessness if i would reed the sst till morning the accident would defenetly avoided, it was my mistake and carelessness i apologies you all and souls who left their life and sai baba please sai baba for give my mistakes please please please
prashant jee all the sai devotees are saying the right thing.just surrender urself to baba.he knows wht is good for us but sometimes its difficult to tolarate the pain bcoz of our bad karma.but except belive baba we don't have nyhting.he is evrything to us.he will giv us all our happiness.we just need saburi.
baba today is my birthday and i got my birthday gift from u when i saw my experince posting here after 2months of sending tht to hetal ji and i think u have decided to post it just before my birthday.
wht i will tell u baba.waiting for my husband's call for the wishes but he has not yet done it.i don't know if he will wish me or not coz our maters has gone to divorce but not yet gone to court.but i know he don't want to leave me.when we both don't want to leave eachother though we don't have ny relation then why all this kind of sitution had happebd,but baba i have full trust on u whtevr is happening with me is its ur wish to may be to change my husband's behaiviour towards me.as i trust u blindly its in my heart also he will chnage and u will do the imossibel to possibel very soon and give me back a nice husband as other have.
baba i have been waiting since along time but plz save my marraige with my husband.i don't have ny igo so today morning i sent a sms to my sasu maa atht its my birthdat and take my pranmas of mine,its up to her whetrher she will bless me or not.but she didn't repled me.thik hai baba jitna tese lena hai lejiye mera.but sab kuch thik kar dijiye jaldi se.wht kind of husband i want tht u very well know.
itna sab kuch meer sath hone ke baad bhi i hav strong faith on u tht u will make evrtything alright soon..plzzzzzzzz sai nath save me and my marraige its my wish on my birthday.chnage my husbands mind for me sothat he can understnd my value,love,care for him…my family are also very upset for my situation.aur kuch nehi baba.rest u know better,om sai ram
Myself going through similar circumstances. However just trying to hold onto the FAITH. Very very difficult to bear the pain specially if your life is in a mess. Faith – Easier said than done. However you have no option anyway, hold on tight & control your thoughts towards being positive. All the best.
Sai ram never does bad for his devotees ,see i went through your experience sorry to say but i realised that your poojas for god doesnt show total devotion but shows lot of expectations ,therefore i would suggest you something ,if you really want to experience sai miracles in life then do what i have done in my life ,firstly only follow one god either sai ram or hanuman ji or ganpati ji .and worship him only dont divulge yourself in many cause this will stop your growth .believe in every god ,visit temple but at home worship or chant mantra or chalisa only of one .Dont do lot of stuffs in live make your pooja short and simple and without any desire or expectations .And start donating food to poor people every thursday and feed any astray dog one chapati every day.After doing all these you will get so much peace and your life will move in right direction.Soon you will realise sai ram miracle in your life .OM SAI RAM
Dear Sai Brother, we all have to suffer ecause of our past Karmas. May be your sufferings are because of those Karmas. Have patience. This phase will pass and you will get what you deserve.
dont loose your hope, Have shradha & Saburi. Om Sai Ram.
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Sai Baba leela's are diificult to understand at times. May be you are going through this period because of previous karmas and Sai is just making sure that nothing worse happens to ex: being sick or some other unfortunate things.
I am going through a similar phase and also have been through it before but with Sai's grace all has always turned out well. The only thing I can say is surrender to Sai and he will take all the pain away.
May Sai's blessings be always with you.
Jai Sai Ram
Dear Prshant ji and other sai Devotees who have expressed their sufferings, I just pray BABA to grant you all PEACE of mind. BABA will grant you all that you are wishing for at RIGHT TIME! Do not loose faith. It is easy to say than actually facing such situations, but with all my heart I am wishing you all good life.
Jai Sai Ram.
OM SAI RAM…please do not loose hope,Baba is always there..just remember him always..he answers everybody's prayers just have shraddha and saburi..do the 9gurvar vrat,its very powerful as i myself has done it and trust me in the 4th thursday my prayer were answered..how to do this vrat ..all details are on google…my brother_in_law who resides in canada was in the same situation as you are in.Baba's leela's are wonderful,just keep faith in him and leave all your problems at his lotus feet..OM SAI RAM>>JAI JAI SAI…
I don't how are you now but whatever we have to go through is bc of our previous bad karma. baba will make you go through that karma before blessing you. from seeing my mother and grandma who have been through very stressful situations, you have to just hold onto him tightly and he will bless you abundantly. as baba loves giving food to the poor and hundry very much, why can't you give food to an orphanage home or poor people on a regular basis. Sometimes, you have to do more than poojas to get rid of your previous bad karma.
Dear Sai devotee Prashanth, reading the devotee's experiences & comments in this wonderful blog has pulled me thru rough patches for a long time now. This is the first time I'm posting a comment as I felt duty bound to my sweet Sai. To explain Baba's power & love in a few words is difficult task, study very very deeply every word of our Sai Baba's 11 assurances keeping his voice in mind, then you will get to understand what I'm saying. Baba's ultimate protection & love for his devotees is the supreme truth, pray with a pure heart & he will be with us, literally next to us, day & night, 'solving all our problems' never ever ever let go of your faith in our sweetest of sweet 'Sai Baba'
I suggest u to jus have unshakable faith and unfathomable patience
Om Sai Ram
Prashanth ji,dont worry u will find a good job.Even i am in the same situation.
we will all pray for u brother…have patience…u will succeed…deva doesn't let his children let done…he is just testing you…hold on
Dear Prashanth, ever since I read your experience & the comments posted by Sai devotees, my faith in Sai Baba has increased a million times more, I cried uncontrolably as I'm also going thru a difficult time, but I'm chanting SaiRam & constantly thinking of him, being very very confident that he will solve my problem as he has done many many times. I attempt truly to not only read the Satcharita, but follow his teachings in everyday life. Dear Prashranth Sai Baba will shurley solve your problem if your prayers are true from the heart, believe me it should be true from the heart with ultimate faith. Please pray to him more after he grants your wish.
Once a child asked shaving razor from his father to use it same as his father was using. He kept crying but father didn't give n said once u grow up I will give it to you. The father knew what is right or wrong for his child, hence baba loves you because ur part of him and he will give it to u when right time will come and will stand with you to make sure you enjoy every bit of that time. Om sai ram!
Never give up. You never know, the destination must be very close and you may regret why you gave up when it was this close. That is the whole test of patience. I never understood it until baba taught me this , the very hard way though.
Stay put and keep the faith burning in your heart. Baba knows when is the right time and till that time appreciate that he has not left you. He is assuring you in so many ways unlike so many people in the world who promise and yet leave you deserted.
Baba's trial can be tough but remember tougher the trial imagine the day you will reap fruits of this patience.
Hold on and all the best , you will soon find a job by sai's blessings.
Om Sai Ram
May Sai bless you when your time is due….please do not lose faith and 'anger' should be out of question—easier said than done, but again boils down to 'patience'- right?
Jai Sai Ram
"why am I singled out and why Baba puts me to an acid test every time? Why am I not experiencing miracles as other Sai devotees, who have done/performed just what I have been doing till date"
This reminds me of a chapter 18 & 19 in Sai Satcharitra. I personally go through this chapter whenever I will feel like this..
Some key points from this chapter below
"What! Mr. Sathe read for a week only and got a reward; and I am reading it for forty years with no result! His seven days' stay here becomes fruitful while my seven years' stay (1910 to m1917) goes for nothing. Like a Chatak bird I am ever waiting for the Merciful Cloud (Baba) to pour its nectar on me; and bless me with His instructions."
In a few minutes Shama come out and sat talking with Hemadpant. He said – "The Leela of this God (Baba) is inscrutable; there is no end to His Leelas. Who can see them? He plays or sports with His Leelas, still He is outside of (unaffected by) them. What do we rustics know? Why does not Baba Himself tell stories? Why does He send learned men like you to fools like me? His ways are inconceivable. I can only say, that they are not human." With this preface Shama added, – "I now remember a story, which I shall relate to you. I know it personally. As a devotee is resolute and determined, so is Baba's immediate response. Sometimes Baba puts the devotees to sereve test; and then gives them 'Upadesh' (instructions).
Then Baba spoke as follows:- "My method is quite unique. Remember well, this one story, and it will be very useful. To get the knowledge (realization) of the Self, Dhyana (meditation) is necessary. If you practice it continuously, the Vrittis (thoughts) will be pacified. Being quite desireless, you should meditate on the Lord, Who is in all the creatures, and when the mind is concentrated, the goal will be achieved. Meditate always on My formless nature, which is knowledge incarnate, consciousness and bliss. If you cannot do this, meditate on My Form from top to toe as you see here night and day. As you go on doing this, your Vrittis will concentrate on one point and the distinction between the Dhyata (meditator), Dhyana (act of meditation), Dhyeya (this meditated upon) will be lost and the meditator will be one with the Consciousness and be merged in the Brahman. The (mother) tortoise is on one bank of the river, and her young ones are on the other side. She gives neither milk, nor warmth to them. Her mere glance gives them nutrition. The young ones do nothing, but remember (meditate upon) their mother. The tortoise glance is, to the young ones, a down-pour of nectar, the only source of sustenance and happiness. Similar is the relation, between the Guru and disciples."
"If you take this story to heart and remember it well, your state will be sweet as the sugar-candy, all your desires will be fulfilled and you will be happy." Hemadpant bowed before Baba and implored, "Do favour me like this, bless and protect me always."
Baba replied – "Hear this story, meditate on it and assimilate its spirit. Then you will always remember and meditate on the Lord, Who will manifest Himself to you."
Om Sai Ram
Baba will definitely give you a good job. You will also feel that He delayed but it was for a reason.
My friend also lost his job suddenly in March 2011, and is still looking for one.
We are praying daily to our Lord to do a miracle.
Om Sai Ram
Om Sai Ram… Prashant Bhaiya you have landed up with a beautiful job and a wonderful packages… bas ab treat chahiye….
As per Harsh ji, it seems Prashant ji got a good job and a wonderful package…Congratulations if that is what meant by Hash ji!
Jai Sai Ram.
Dear Prashant Ji, do not lose faith in Baba. Also, always, always keep faith and love for Baba with all the activities you mentioned that you do (going to temple, reading Sai Satcharitra, etc). Do not lose hope, there is a reason why Baba is doing this; it may be due to your bad karma, but Baba will find you a very good job soon. It may be there is a very good job coming soon, but it may take some more time to get the position opened for you (but it is being held for you by Baba). Try also to do some other small jobs or get some other skills to help boost your resume. I hope you find the very good job soon. Om Sai Ram!
Om Sai Ram.
May Baba bless you in all aspects soon. My prayers and best wishes.
Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sa.
Prashant ji baba will make sure you get good job soon.
jai sai ram
Dear Brother Prashant, the only question I want to ask you one question, "DID YOU HAD THE QUESTION OF YOUR JOB IN YOUR MIND WHEN YOU WERE READING SATCHARITA AND DOING VRATS ?" May be that is the problem why your prayer are not answered yet. You have to surrender yourself completely without worrying about your problem or result.
Sai is with you and you have to be with him.
Om Sai Ram
Dear Prashanth Ji,
I am too under similar situation. But karma, past births, planetaries, God Almighty are all very much true (than the mayas of job-interviews, life-attractions, life-problems, etc.). The more doubt we have on them, the more we will get drifted, the more we suffer and the more we will take time to come back towards our destiny. Luckily for us, we are under The God Almighty Baba's Holy shadow. So, even if we temporarily loose our confidence (like a child), under The Father's Holy Grace we will be back to our faith and patience. Please remember, in this tough times, the biggest & only source of Energy, Confidence, Courage, Right job-attitude, Right speech-delivery, Right actions, etc. (whichever are essential for our upcoming success in the job interview) can be given only by our Holy Father. No other source can give us such positive virtues necessary during this tough times. Also, suggesting to seek Baba's Permission Grace & Blessings to read through Bhagwat Gita. Please do not have any expectations during this reading. God Bless You, Om Sri Sai Ram!
Om Sai Ram Shree Satguru sachidananda Sainath Maharaj ki jai
Sabka Malik ek jai jai Sai nath he malik Aapki mahima Aprampar he
Aapka Ashirwad sabhi bhakto hamesa banaye Rakhna.
Om Sai Ram………..
Where there is a will, there is a way. Be focused, and Baba is with you. Jai sai nath.
please dont fast on Thursday's as sai dont like if devotees fast and pray.
There is no dearth of Sai's miracles and his love for his devotees. If there is any wanting then it is on the devotees' side for not having shraddha and saburi that Sai wants from us. We are so much in want of instant gratification that we do not see why Sai is waiting for the right time for us to give what we need. I am also one such small devotee that even i keep asking Baba why are You not listening to me… It is almost 6 months my husband sent me away from my house and has now stopped all correspondence and is wanting to break the marriage. i love him very very much and want to live this life with him. Now only Baba can make a miracle happen and bring back my husband. Baba, please do a miracle Baba…Only You can do it. I love vijay so much…..never loved anyone like this in life. Please bless my marriage and make it work. You are the doer, I am only an instrument to carry out Your directions. Om Sai Ram
This is a year late but i cant help but write this just incase there are other readers like me, browsing through old experiences. Baba once said that everyone has to reap the fruit of their actions, the karma, you have to wait till its finished and by having shrraddha(faith) in baba means all your sins will slowly finish.
Baba is sad guru, our best friend then why wont he listen? he will! but you have to wait. Maybe what you thought was right at the time actually turned out to be wrong!? then ? wouldnt you rather baba save you from a wrong decision!? Have faith, baba will always be there if only you have faith, all baba asks is to have faith and live a life full of good karma!
OM SAI RAM
om sai ram om sai ram om sai ram
Dear Sai devotees, i'm a bhakt just like you all and i have firm belief in our baba, but i'm going through a really tough time in my life right now. I lost the guy i liked and i'm not getting a job. What should i do?