Anonymous Devotee from Canada says: Dear Hetal Ji, I am so thankful to you for having this blog. Since I found this, I have been reading this everyday and my devotion toward Sai Baba has increased so much, that I cannot express to you in writing. May Baba always be with His devotees and always bless us. Please do not disclose my name or id here.
I would like to narrate my recent experience with everyone here. I have been a devotee of Baba for a couple of years. I use to read Sai Satcharitra in English, and was always mesmerized by experiences people had. I was only in high school then. Recently, I have been facing a lot of hardships in my life, and as it’s said we always tend to remember God in our most difficult times. Similar thing happened to me. Although I always believed in Baba, and knew that He is always protecting me, it is now that I have really experienced Baba presence near me.
A couple of months ago I had met this guy. He is a very nice and sweet guy, who faced a lot of hardships in his life, be it professional or personal. We became really good friends, and before I knew it, I was in love with him. He was too somewhere, but due to his past relationship with someone; he was hesitant to have another relationship and just wanted to go with his parent’s preference. His family was looking for an alliance for him to get him married in India. This completely broke my heart, when I heard it and that was when I actually realized that I was deeply in love with him, but he had gone to India by now. The marriage date was fixed for May 27th. A couple of days later I saw the girl's picture too. I was completely shattered. I prayed to Baba, day and night to not do it to me. I wished that this was just a dream Sai is giving me. Something, I did not realize. I was given all this information about his wedding. The sudden finding of girl's picture was just Baba's hint to me that He is with me. It is only, when I started reading the blog posts, I realized that Sai is listening to me and He will do things His own way. Once reading the Sai Satcharitra, when I was glancing at Sai's picture that is printed on every page, I saw the unique resemblance. It had to the girl's face. Maybe that was my Sai there as her. Also the wedding is on 27th (meaning 2+7=9). Sai mentioned 9 ways of bhakti in Satcharitra. My joy had no bounds, when I realized that my Sai is with me and He is listening to me day and night. Soon after, I was introduced to the Sai 9 Thursday vrat via your blog. I planned that I was also doing this. So the following Thursday, I fasted, but I always questioned myself. A thought came in my head, that should I really do this? Am I not wishing for somebody's marriage to be broken? So he can be with me. I prayed to Baba and asked Him to give me a hint to show me that I am not doing anything wrong. That day while coming back from college in the public transit, I saw a man reading a book. I usually don't pay attention to what people are reading or doing. But that book happened to capture my attention, as the book he was reading was a driver’s license book, but inside I could see the words were written in Hindi. The man did not complete reading what he was on, but at one point, he flipped a couple of pages randomly and I saw a nice picture of our Sai Baba. It was a beautiful red picture. I almost had tears in my eyes, when I saw that. As I don’t live in India, it was very vague to find someone reading something like this in a public transit. I immediately knew this was Sai's hint to me that I am not doing anything wrong. Another thing as I and he were exchanging emails, some words he said that we don’t usually say in everyday life, those exact same words were again mentioned in Sai Satcharitra, as well as the girl's name. I have never noticed that words before and how is it that the words were only in that chapter that I was reading that say only? Is this not a coincidence? Baba also came in my dream continuously for 4 days and blessed me. I had completely put my relationship under Baba's feet and prayed that Baba would accept our relationship. But yesterday the marriage did take place. I feel completely broken, and don't understand why Baba gave me such hints. Was it to show me that He is there with me and listening to me? Whatever happened now, I know Baba is there with me, and I have really felt His presence in these past couple of weeks. Jai Sai Ram
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