Sai Sister Geetanjali Ji from India says: Sai Ram Hetal Ji, Thank you so much for posting my earlier experience Grace of Baba felt at every step. I would like to thank all devotees for their kind words for me to get cured soon. I am still waiting for Baba’s mercy to dawn on me and cure me without surgery but have started to lose faith on that now. This coming Thursday I would be going for a scan and then based on doctor’s opinion we might have to decide to undergo gall bladder removal surgery. If that happens I would still take it as Baba’s wish and be content since I know that whatever Baba does is for our good only.
I am one child of my dear Sadguru Sainath, who doesn’t deserve. But our guru is so merciful that He looks upon all with an equal eye. He was always one with all whether rich or poor, good or bad and He only knows how He worked to mould and pull the hearts of His people to His fold.
This miracle happened during my stay in Toronto. With Baba’s blessings, I was able to visit the temple every Thursday and on important festivals during my 3 years stay in Toronto. I was a little depressed these days due to my gall bladder stone problem and little confused also. So, whenever I feel like that I try counting back on my experiences with Baba and give myself an assurance that no matter what Baba will take care of me irrespective and to remind myself of the virtues of Shraddha and Saburi.
I would like to take the readers back to the Guru Poornima day 4 years ago, which was celebrated on 17th July 2008 (Thursday). Festivities were also arranged in the Toronto Shirdi Sai Mandir. That day, after the morning Yagna and afternoon Madhyan Aarti, Prasad (food) was served as usual and then most of the people left. Since it was a work day the Mandir wasn’t that crowded with devotees as it usually is. Most of devotees left around 1.30pm-1.45pm in afternoon after taking Prasad of Baba. I was there in Mandir since 7 or 8 am in the morning and had planned to stay until evening. I would like to mention this that this Guru Poornima was supposed to be my last festival to be attended at the Shirdi Sai Mandir in Toronto as I was leaving Canada forever on July 31st 2008 (Thursday).
I was very nostalgic about leaving the Mandir since this is the place which became Shirdi for me. I had never been to Shirdi before my return to India and this Mandir has a very special place for me. My visa was expiring soon and in spite of all my efforts, it couldn’t get extended. So I had all my tickets booked and packing done. The feeling was overwhelming because for over 2 and half years, I was visiting this Mandir every Thursday and on every occasion and sometimes all weekdays and sang bhajans as wished by Baba. I was sitting in one corner of the Mandir (my usual place which all in Mandir knew and offered me willingly whenever I came to Mandir) looking at Baba.
There were hardly 4-5 people in Mandir and I was sitting and thinking Baba why all this? I would never be able to sing for You henceforth. This is my last Guru Poornima and I don’t know if I would ever come back to see you here in this form. Tears rolled down my eyes as these thoughts crossed my mind. I was so moved with feelings that I won’t be able to sing for Baba ever henceforth that tears just wouldn’t stop. I looked at Baba begging Him to please don’t let me go. There are still few days left please show some Leela and stop me from leaving.
But, Baba had something else in store for me. As I was sitting there in my own thoughts, an elderly Sri Lankan gentleman, who used to come to Mandir and play tabla at times came to Mandir and approached me. He said another devotee, who sings had called him in morning and asked him to come to play tabla. But since he had some work in the morning he couldn’t come. He said he is coming right after finishing his work and has his tabla with him. He asked me if I would like to sing. I looked at his face astonishingly and said yes sure. As I know my ability to sing is not more than 2-3 bhajans at a time because of breathlessness and throat troubles (I am prone to throat infections) I thought to myself I will sing a bhajan or 2 and then I will sit and meditate on Baba.
It was 2.10 pm in the afternoon, he came with tabla and I opened my diary of bhajans and started singing. I had just started maintaining a diary those days. Earlier I used to type bhajans and print them and keep pages in my purse. I have a habit of looking at Baba always and not elsewhere as I sing and I started singing. One bhajan after the other, one page of diary after the other, that day my diary had 45-46 bhajans. Before I could take a break, I sang all 45-46 bhajans in a span of 3 hrs. I stopped at 5.25 pm. After I finished the last bhajan in my diary, I felt tired. Before that I felt, I had just started singing. Uncle playing tabla now said that he is tired and so was I.
I felt my voice would choke and I wouldn’t be able to speak. How I sang for more than 3 hrs I don’t know. For someone, who couldn’t sing beyond maximum 3 bhajans at a stretch singing 45-46 bhajans nonstop was a miracle. Tears dropped down as I paid my respect reverentially to my Guru, who gladly accepted my feeling and gave me an opportunity to sing for all remaining Guru Poornimas, I could have celebrated in the Toronto Mandir. I think it this way. I was 30 years old then and may live another 30-40 years. So if I think I would have seen 40 more Guru Poornimas in my life, I sang one bhajan each for my guru, my Shirdi in Toronto.
My prayers and thoughts were so gladly and immediately accepted by Baba that I fail to understand and explain. Usually there are a lot of people, who love to sing for Baba and keep visiting on special days. But that day till I stopped neither any other bhajan singer came to the Mandir nor anyone who would play any instrument came. I believe not only my bhajans, but the uncle who was playing Tabla with me his devotion was also accepted and Baba blessed us both sufficiently.
I thank my Sadguru Sainath for showing me this wonderful Leela. I miss the Mandir in Toronto the most because that is where my Sai Bhakti took a beautiful turn and Baba gave me some wonderful opportunities to serve Him whether by singing His leelas or by doing some volunteer work for HIM. I pray that Baba keep blessing His devotees worldwide and I would request all bhaktas to have faith and devotion. Baba takes care of all His devotees and He surely knows what we all deserve and gives us our wish at the right time.
Bow to Sri Sai. Peace be to All.
Jai Sai Ram
OM SAI NAMO NAMAH!!
SHRI SAI NAMO NAMAH!!
JAI JAI SAI NAMO NAMAH!!
SADGURU SAI NAMO NAMAH!!
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Wonderfull experience. Thanks for sharing. Om Sairam.
Jai Sai Ram! Wonderfull experiences.. Thanks for sharing it
you can use baba's udi & definatly u will become fine
Very nice experience.. Jaya mani jaisa bhaava taya taisa anubhava … very nice 🙂
Om Sai Ram.
Dear Sai Sister Geetanjali, what an amazing experience !! I was left spellbound reading this wonderful Leela, and i went back and read the older Leela you posted about your recent Shirdi Trip Experience. You are no doubt a blessed Baba devotee. It's a really big and nice miracle that you sang for 3+ hours at a stretch. Baba has bestowed Saraswati Maa's blessings on you ! He is always there for you and yes, he loves you a lot. So, am sure, our beloved Baba will show a wonderful miracle in the end moment and cure your Gall bladder stone problem without surgery.He is very very merciful and does wonders to boost our faith in him. He is caring and very loving. My sincere prayers to our merciful Baba to bless you with good health, long life, peace, prosperity, wealth and happiness.
I have a request sister. I too love to sing Baba's Bhajans. I used to sing for him in his temple sometime back, but after marriage i stay at a different place and so have not been able to sing for Baba. After i read your post, i had this urge to get in touch with you and learn a few more Bhajans. Also in case i get some opportunity to sing with you, that will also be great, since i do not know much people in Bangalore and so do not get to e a part of Bhajans or puja's in people's homes. Somehow, i feel like singing badly for Baba 🙁 Please do include me in your list of Baba's devotee friends if it wouldn't be bothering you much 🙂 I feel like being friends with you 🙂 I am leaving my email id here ([email protected]) and would love to read from you and we could take this forward. My best wishes to you and your entire family and i hope to hear form you about your good health soon.
May Baba bless us all always. Love you Baba and thank you for everything !
Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sai.
Beautiful experience. You are a blessed child of Deva.
Geetanjaliji, Beautiful experience thanks for sharing it
nice experience geetanjali ji,thanks so much for sharing it.i pray to our sai to bless with u good health and blessing forever.
Beautiful one, I was filled with happiness, from morning itself I somehow doubted my baba and it was like, he is saying, he is always with his devotees who surrender to him completely
Amazing experience. Tears started rolling from eyes as I read your experience. Please do not worry about your health, our Sai Baba knows everything. He will surely bless you with good health.
Om Sai Ram.
Geetanjali thanks for sharing such a wonderful experience. My eyes were filled with tears, when I read that there is a spot for you in the temple where you sit. I live in Alpharetta GA and similar to you our Suwanee Sai Temple is my Shiridi. I visit weekly and there is a spot for me where I sit always in meditation. I also spend the whole day with Baba during special ocassions, through Baba's grace. It was nice to see a similar experience shared by another blessed Sai devotee.
Praying to Baba for you to get well soon.
SaiRam Buvi Ji.
It is wonderful that a similar experience of yours too is published on another blog today. It's amazing to read two similar powerful experiences of loving Baba Devotees being published on the same Thursday. Am sure Baba is asking us to have strong faith and sincere devotion like you both. Hope with his blessings we can achieve that.
May Baba bless us all always !
Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sai.
Hello Geetanajli ji,
My mother also had bad gallbladder problems and our good gastro doctor caught it just in time. She gave my mother ursodiol (or actigall)and pancreatic lipase. Patients who don't want to have their gallbladder taken away take these and it did work for my mother. It would also be better if you stop taking diary products other than home-made buttermilk (for good bacteria). Ask your doctor to prescribe those medicines immediately.
Jai Sai Ram
very beautiful experience….tears rolled down my eyes…
Baba bless u
Sai ki beti
Dear SAI devotee,
Very nice experience.May BABA bless us all with a healthy and happy life.
OM SAI RAM.
OM SAI RAM.
OM SAI RAM.
Wonderful experiences geetanjali…Dont worry baba will deffinately help to come out of your health problems..May baba always bless everyone with love peace and good health…OM SAIRAM…
Very nice experience Geetanjali Ji! Baba gave you the strength to sing those bhajans for so many hours so you had a good last Gurupoornima in Toronto and don't worry, even if you need that surgery, Baba will be acting through all the doctors, nurses and others to help you heal well from the surgery. Om Sai Ram!
Melting experience..just love ur love on baba..JAI SAI RAM..
Aum Shree Sai Ram… 🙂