Sai Brother Udit Ji from USA says: Hi Hetal Ji, This is Udit. I am currently in Atlanta. Many Thanks for all the wonderful work you are doing. I had already shared some of my experiences earlier while I was in India. Here I am going to share some of my experiences while in Atlanta. I am sharing my experiences which I encountered in Atlanta here. Please publish if you think it’s worth to publish.
I came to Atlanta on Feb 11th. Before I came, I had surf the net to find any Shirdi Temple in Atlanta and found that there is a temple in Atlanta. I was very relaxed and made my mind that will visit the temple. The next week we went to some places in the City and still thinking how to go to the temple. Monday was a holiday and I planned to go to Temple on that day. I misinterpreted one Hindu temple address with Shirdi Temple. So I thought that I will go around 2 PM and come back by 5 PM.
After lunch, I went to my friends place and found that it’s around 35 miles from my place and there is no public transport available. So, I dropped off the idea of going to temple as per my friend’s suggestion. He told me that either you have to hire a taxi or you need to go with some of your friends who have a car. I was a bit upset of not going to Temple for Baba’s Darshan. While we were discussing, some of the other friends came to his house and after staying for some time they started leaving the place. I too joined them and went to their house. Initially I had no such plans. I met there one of the other friend and was telling him about the Shirdi Temple. He then surf the net to my surprise, found one video where it shows Baba and the temple clearly. Was really happy on seeing the video and was thanking Baba for everything. Even if I couldn’t go, Baba made me see the temple and have His Darshan. That gave me immense happiness.
In India, whenever I feel bad, I used to come across Baba’s photo at some or the other places. But I am a bit unhappy on not seeing any photos of Baba here. So one day in the evening, while coming back from office, to get our grocery, we went to Walmart. And I have heard from my friends that there is an Indian Store nearby. We went to the store and we purchased our groceries. And finally while paying the amount in the counter, to my surprise, I found Baba’s photo, in an agarbati (incense stick). With lot of happiness, tried searching for other photos and when I looked back, also found a small Baba’s photo on the wall opposite to that counter. Even I was thinking that Baba is with me all the time and wherever I go and I shouldn’t worry about anything.
In another Sunday, I surf the net and found the way and decided that I will go to the Shirdi Temple next week. I found the way, how to go and found that I have to hire a tax at some point. I decided to go to the temple next week. I asked one of my other friends and he also told me that he will accompany me. But during the course of work, I was completely busy and even forgot the idea of going to temple. But Baba knows everything. On Friday evening, I was telling one of my teammate that I wanted to go and since it’s very far off, I couldn’t go. Even he told me that he and his wife used to go to the temple sometimes.
On Friday after office, my colleague told me that his wife had visited that place today. On hearing the same, I didn’t say anything, but was telling myself, I might have lost the faith, which I have on Baba till now. So, Baba is not dragging me towards Him. Whenever He wills, He will drag me to Him. I returned home. While on the way, my colleague called me again. He told me that he is going to Baba temple tomorrow and asked me if I want to visit the temple. Even he told me that I can tell all my friends, who wanted to come also. I couldn’t know what to say. My eyes were filled with tears and I was extremely happy. I felt like Baba is doing everything for me. Even, through my colleague, Baba dragged me to the temple. I went to the temple and on seeing Baba in the temple, when I saw Baba, I felt like I have got everything as it was the first time I visited Shirdi Temple in Atlanta. I am attaching the photo of the temple (The temple of Peace) herewith.