Sai Sister Arathi Ji from India says: Dear Hetal Ji, I have recently started reading this Blog. Thanks for giving all us devotees this wonderful platform to share how Baba blessed and is blessing each one of us always. Please forgive me if I have exceeded the limit mentioned to share my experience. Please feel free to edit or shorten or remove what you feel is not necessary.
I remember the day when Sai took me under His wings. Although I was ignorant and lost, but He never left my side. My father was a spiritual man and my uncle had gifted him a huge portrait of Sai that he had got from Shirdi. Baba resided in our Pooja room. After my father passed away, we moved to a new house where the pooja room was very compact to hold this huge life-size portrait of Baba. Baba somehow found His way into my room and the portrait was placed there. I was a completely lost teenager, figuring out the meaning of life and what the future holds for me, my sister and my mother. I subconsciously started visiting Sai Temple every Thursday. Although it was a mere ritual that I followed and nothing beyond it, who knew that Baba was making a path for me towards Him.
Over the years, my sister and myself both completed our studies with merit and found great jobs each. Later I got married and moved to a new City. The change and the new place made me very restless and somehow it struck me that I must bring my Sai along with me. On one trip back home I brought Baba's portrait with me. But the portrait started to fall apart and my mother-in-law, who herself is a staunch Sai devotee herself asked me to take it to a river and offer it to it. I obeyed, but I was upset with the thought that Sai does not want to be with me. I then totally forgot Him and life moved on until that moment, when I found my Sai still waiting there for me to catch up with life and blessing not just me this time, but also my husband. Baba You are great, who am I to describe Your doings. Hetal Ji, let me share with you and with all other Sai devotees how Baba has blessed me and my family at every step of our lives so far. A few years back my mother started looking for a suitable groom for me. She being a single parent took my uncle’s (her brother) help to find a match. One fine day, a call landed at my place and a gentleman spoke to my mother. He sounded very excited and told my mother that he was looking for a bride for his son and your daughter (that's me) seems to be a perfect match. My mother was surprised and puzzled but after checking all the details over a couple of days, it was decided that first both the boy and me should speak and get to know each other a little before proceeding further. I later came to know from the boy himself while talking to him on the phone that he had seen around 5-6 girls and none would fit the bill and his parents were worried about this. Since we had been speaking for a month then, his parents thought that they should visit my place to come and see us. In the nick of time the boy's friend dropped in at his place and suggested that this time only his mother must accompany him as we do not have any male member in the family. He agreed and came along with his mother. My mother liked the boy and his mother and the boy apparently liked me but I was in my own world, comfortably speaking and treating him to be one of my best buddies and not thinking of marriage at all. When the time came for them to leave, his mother called me close and asked my wish over the matter. I looked around for my mother and saw her happily talking to the boy, and for a moment, as if someone else was controlling me, I turned and said 'yes' to his mother. Yes, she is now my lovely mother-in-law and the boy my wonderful husband. No doubt Sairam was the one, who made me a part of this wonderful family. But Sai's leela is indescribable; it was not limited to that. My mother-in-law, who herself is a Sai devotee as I had mentioned earlier, came to my place praying to Baba that so far none of the alliances for her son worked out and hence if she sees Baba in the form of a photo at my place she would be assured that I was the one. Her daughter-in-law and she did indeed see Baba in the form of the portrait that I had in my room. Second Miracle: I am currently doing my Sai Nav Guruvar Vrat (9 Thursday Vrat) and last Thursday early in the morning, I had a dream, where I could clearly hear Someone say- “Keep two 1 rupee coins - One for Shraddha (Faith) and one for Saburi (Patience) and when you collect enough, buy a chadar (blanket) and give it to me”. I woke up startled and told my husband about this. We immediately decided to do so every day. We bought two 'Gullaks' (small mud piggy banks) decorated it and offer the coins as instructed. I would always search for 1 rupee coin a day before and keep it to offer the next day. I searched for all 1 rupee coins in the entire house, all purses, drawers, bags etc. One day when I realized that all coins were exhausted and I will have to borrow it from someone. I thought Baba was teasing me playfully and smiled at the thought and told Baba that if you ask me to offer the coins You make me the way to find them too and all of a sudden I opened a drawer and see a box full of 1 rupee coins in it. I was moved with Baba's Leela and Praised Him and sang His Glory. Many such divine interventions took place and are taking place once I devoted myself whole heartedly to the Holy feet of Sai Baba. I am sure although He puts us to test, but He never lets us down or leaves us alone. Although our heart is full of anxiety and anticipation and we wish to get immediate results every time we face a challenge. But those, who have faith in Him, He never lets them down. Bless us Sai and love us like you do. We are ignorant humans and go astray, please guide us and bring us back to our path of deliverance. Shri Sachchitananda Satguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai!!!!
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