Sai Sister Shilpa Ji from India says:
Jai Sai Ram to all my brothers and sisters. It is my second post on this blog, but I have been associated with this blog since last 2 years now and I can’t think my life without these mails from Hetal Ji. People say right about you Hetal Ji that you are truly a chosen one as mentioned in Sai Satcharitra that Sai makes things happen through His loveable devotees. You are new age Hemadpant and serving Sai Baba exactly in that manner. My Humble salutation to you also.
I am in shade of Sai Baba for past 7 years now and chant His name with my every breath. But my devotion towards Him faces crests and troughs always. There is always a phase in my life, when I feel so much attached and near to Him, visit Sai temple regularly, do Sai Aarti as a routine. This phase always alternate with no contact with Sai at all, though at that time also I chant His name daily, but somehow I couldn’t manage to go to temple or read Sai Satcharitra or do Aarti for a long period of time. That time I feel very guilty and then again my phase of attachment with Him starts. Is this thing happens with every other Sai devotee or I have to sail a lot in order to love Him completely?
I witnessed so many miracles of Sai in my life during these 7 years and always consider myself so lucky to have Him in my life. He always gives me a treatment of His special daughter and takes care of me even in a slightest manner. It would be almost impossible to pen down all the miracles in a single post, but I would like to mention a couple of very important incidents of my life where Sai Baba clearly came to hold my hand.
When I crossed the age of 25, being a girl, my parents and more than those, my relatives started worrying about my marriage, but in spite of seeing so many boys, I couldn’t final one for marriage. It was not like I had so many expectations from my life partner, but I wanted one guy for me, who could accept my study loan, which I took to complete my MBA and who would be descent and educated. I was earning enough to support my education loan, but somehow, the boys who accepted my loan with me were not able to take things further either with their family consent or some random problems kept on coming, when I liked some boys to go ahead. After a search of about 8-9 months and meeting so many guys, I started getting frustrated and my family became so desperate to let me marry with any guy. My biggest fear was that in haste, my family should not force me to marry any other guy. And day and night, I prayed to Sai Baba to come ahead and show me the boy, whom He has searched for His daughter. Then I met my husband. In a very first meeting, we both liked each other and told our parents about our wish to go ahead. Our families were in different cities and we were in different cities. Our parents met one fine day and decided our engagement day and told all relatives about our alliance. That time neither I nor boy’s family got a chance to meet each other. It was decided that they will meet me straight on the day of engagement, which was 20 days far. After deciding everything, before my engagement, I wanted to meet the guy once again as we met just once for a couple of hours. We met and suddenly I felt, I took decision in haste and I am not very happy with the boy. He was very nice, highly educated, well settled, soft spoken and very respectful towards me, but still I didn’t like him on our second meeting. I cried a lot in front of Baba and accused Him of not taking care of me, when I was going to take the biggest step of my life. I remained in tears till my engagement. Those 20 days were very horrible for me, when day and night I complained to Baba that He left me alone, when I went to choose my life partner and now throughout my entire life, I will be in regret that Sai Baba has not played any role in my marriage. I asked my parents to call off this engagement, but they simply denied on accounts of their prestige among relatives and all that. I convinced myself about my destiny and proceeded for our engagement. I met groom’s family for the first time and was so thrilled after seeing how simple and loving they are towards me and my family. How humble the boy is towards each and every member of my family. The boy’s family was too good that I think I am the luckiest girl to find so loving in laws that they told me to not to touch their feet as daughters don’t do this. I was in tears again, but this time, of happiness.
Then preparations of our marriage started, and the way my fiancée took that time was moving me from inside. When he used to take me for shopping every Sunday and took care of me and every penny spend by my parents gave me a feeling that this kind of a boy can only be searched by Sai Baba only. After my marriage, I witnessed so many small incidents, when slightest of my wish about my dream boy, which was in my heart was fulfilled by my husband without even knowing I desired that partner for me. He honored my loan without taking single rupee from my salary, helped my parents like his own, visited Shirdi with me on my honeymoon (as it was my wish) and didn’t bother to share his wish with me. Then I cursed myself for thinking that Sai Baba was not with me at the time of taking decision about my partner. Infact, I met my husband only because of the grace of Sai Baba. My husband shared one incident with me after marriage that on last holi, he was in Shirdi, when we were unaware about each other. I got my Goosebumps as that time I was working in Pune, and I was also in Shirdi during Holi. May be Sai Baba saw us both there in His Darbaar and made our alliance in His Shirdi.
Sai Baba helped me in getting highest appraisal ever in my company. I was a good performer and my appraisal was due after my marriage. I was hoping maximum 25% of appraisal, which was the highest figure anybody got in that organization. But wonder of wonders, I prayed to Sai Baba to give me what I deserve, and I got 40% appraisal, highest appraisal ever given by that company. My joy knew no bounds and I decided to pen down this miracle for this post.
One night, my husband and I were traveling in our car and in middle of nowhere our car got struck. It was not moving ahead after so many tries and there was nobody to help us out. I was newly married with so much gold and there was dark outside. My husband got very tensed, but I prayed to Sai Baba to help us out and then told my husband to restart the car. Again the miracle happened and the car started at once, not to mention we reached home safely.
Now I am waiting for a great opportunity in my life. I am trying for a very big company and getting through it will complete my dream of years. I need Your blessings Sai Baba. Please make me able to write one more post about Your miracle of helping me in getting that job and fulfilling my big dream of my life. Sorry for a lengthy post Hetal Ji, but as you know, when we start writing about our Sai Baba, we don’t realize how much we have written because we just chant His name and He writes Himself.
Bow to Shri Sai! Peace be to all! Jai Sai Ram!