Anonymous Devotee from India says: Dear Hetal Ji, I am a 34 year old unmarried woman living in Coimbatore city. I am a much recent devotee of Sai Baba and I wish to share my divine experiences in your blog. I came across your website recently and I really appreciate the good work you have been doing in forming a network for all of us Sai devotees to share our divine experiences. Request you to keep my identity as anonymous.
I must sincerely thank you as I came to know about the book Sai Satcharitra Katha through your site and it was the miracles shared by devotees here that inspired me to start the parayan (reading) of this great katha in 7 days. Before I go into the actual divine experience, I like to bow down and offer my salutations to all the Sai Bakthas out here.
I am a much recent devotee of Sai Baba precisely say from November 2012. I was introduced to Sai Bakthi through my cousin and also one of my friends. I was actually passing through a bad phase. I was unemployed and feeling very terrified. I visited a famous Sai Mandir in my city and it changed everything. I have been living here for over 30 years, but I have never visited this temple even once though its 60 years old. In the first visit itself all my fears vanished and I was feeling very peaceful.
Then my cousin told me about the 9-Thursdays Vrat and I decided to take it for some financial issues I was facing. I started my Vrat 1st week of Dec 2012 and by the 3rd week one of my friend, who borrowed some money from me 5 years back, called me saying she wanted to meet me the same day to repay me. I was shocked as I had written it off as bad debts and had absolutely no hopes of recovering it. She was under so many problems that I felt not to disturb her for repayment. 3 weeks later, I received a cheque from my former employer as settlement dues, which was again surprising as I didn’t expect it so quickly.
During the course of this Vrat, I also prayed to Baba for showing me a good and right path for my future, when in January a good matrimony proposal comes up (my marriage has been getting delayed for several years). I completed the Vrat in February with all due formalities. As I wish for this proposal to culminate in wedding without any obstacles, I started the 9 Thursdays Vrat yet again and have completed 2 weeks now. In the meantime, I also started reading Sai Satcharitra katha since last Thursday, planning for a 7-day parayan.
Now coming to the real miracle, it was the 5th day of reading. I finished 5 chapters in morning and sat down to complete 3 more chapters (34 – 36) at evening at 6:30 pm. I had lighted the small lamp as usual before Baba’s photo and started reading. As I completed chapter 34, I felt something was unusual with the lamp. I started gazing at it and then I saw an image in the flame that resembled Baba. I thought I was imagining things and I kept rubbing my eyes and gazed at the flame still the image wouldn’t go. I couldn’t believe my eyes, but felt probably I got too engrossed in this book and it’s my hallucination and continued reading. I completed chapter 35 and the image is still seen. I then called my sister to observe the flame, but she saw nothing. I continued reading observing the lamp frequently and the image was there continuously. I finished chapter 36 and was very restless and then called my father made him sit beside me and just asked him to observe the lamp carefully and he said he could see some image in the flame.
Tears started flowing. Baba had so much grace to come and listen to my parayan. I couldn’t thank Him enough, felt very happy and offered my humble obeisance to Baba. Being humans, we always have enough room for doubts and look for justifications to any divine experiences and I am no exception and I thought I would check with Baba if it was indeed Him that I saw. I got into the website wherein Sai Baba questions answers and I asked Him; Baba, was that really You on the flame of the lamp? And behold when I touched His picture on the site, I got this answer “To Keep A Lamp Burning, We Have To Put Oil In It. Keep Faith And You Will Succeed”.
I understood what Baba meant, the perfect reference to “burning lamp” was unbelievable and it just crushed my doubts and ego. It was amazing that I have visited that site several times, but I never ever got this saying regarding lamp. I offer my salutations to all the Baba devotees. If a small devotee like me can find so much of grace and bliss. I just can’t help wondering His blessings and grace for the ardent ones. Baba is the master of Miracles, keep faith. Nothing is impossible for our Baba. I am completing my Sai Satcharitra katha sapath today (Wednesday, 10th April) and I seek the blessings of Baba and all the devotees here for fulfillment of my prayers.
Om Sai Namo Namo. Sri Sai Namo Namo. Jai Jai Sai Namo Namo. Sadguru Sai Namo Namo. JAI SAI RAM.