Baba Changed My Life
Anonymous Devotee from USA says: Thank you so much Hetal Ji for this wonderful website. I intend to be anonymous. So, please do not publish any of my details. My life has been with full of ups and downs. I have been a devotee of Baba since May 2011. When I was young, I remember going to Shirdi with my parents. I don’t have any idea of Baba back then. When I was in my Intermediate, my friend and I used to go to Baba’s temple before our exams. I had no special liking towards Him then. I was a very good student and always used to excel in my studies. When my mom asked me to pray to God, I would just say that it’s all my hard work and God has got nothing to do with my success. I was a very proud, arrogant girl in the initial phases of my life. I cared for none. This is when God wanted to teach me a lesson and slap me tight for all my mistakes.
My parents were hoping that I would crack entrance exams like IIT, VIT, Eamcet (AP entrance exam to get into Engineering colleges) with not much of a difficulty as I always had this passion of making it big in my life. I left for hostel to chase my dreams. The first few weeks went fine and I was working towards achieving my goal. Then, something happened to me all of a sudden and I stopped working hard, when my exams were approaching. I lost interest in everything. I stopped caring about my exams. I was torturing my parents to get me back to my house as I did not want to stay in the hostel anymore. They tried to convince me as my final exams were just few months away and it was not a good idea to take me back home in the last moment. My mom used to get me lunch daily from my house as I gave a lame excuse that I was not liking hostel food. She had to travel daily 30kms in the bus and bring me home cooked food. But I never worked hard and never realized how much she was doing for me. She had gone through a lot because of me. I somehow finished all my exams and when I got results my parents were heart broken. I could not clear any of the entrance exams. I felt really bad and that is the first time I faced a failure in my life.
I joined Engineering in some mediocre college and started blaming my parents everyday. After my first year of engineering, I had backlogs. I looked back my life and was wondering, where I was going and all these destructive thoughts led me to depression. I was in depression for 3 years, when I was in Engineering and I hurt many friends. I tried attempting suicide thrice during this period. None of my friends wanted me as I never behaved properly with them. This left me even more depressed. My parents had no clue about my life and where I was heading. I never had any aim in life and I just wanted to write GRE as I know I would not be eligible for any job as I did nothing useful in my B. Tech. I got a decent score in GRE and was planning to come to the USA for Masters. After my undergrad, I was running very low on confidence and this is when Baba came into my life. He made me clear all my backlogs and this is the first time I started believing in God.
I used to visit Baba temple daily in the evenings for evening Aarti till the day I came to the USA. I was hoping that I should be rejected USA Visa as I always had this fear that I can’t handle anything on my own, but Baba had different plans for me. I went twice to Shirdi in 2011 within a span of 4 months. During my first visit, He came to me in the form of a Black dog. I got scared and was moving away. The surprising thing was that it did not go to anybody. It was following me and my mom asked me to offer sweet, which was in my hand. I was ignorant at that point of time that Baba will come to His devotees in different forms. He came in my dream many times and I never paid much attention to it too as I did not knew their importance back then. My parents have always been ardent devotees of Baba. Baba would grant anything, which my mother would ask for.
I packed my bags to leave for the USA with full of doubts in my mind. I never got an on campus job after I came here. I got totally disheartened and was praying hard to Baba. He blessed me with the best on campus job on a Thursday. Currently, Baba is helping me to cope up with my studies. I am also on a lookout for an internship/job as I am about to graduate in some time. Am feeling a little restless as you all know job search can be pretty annoying. I am sure Baba would definitely help me in finding the best one. I am trying to repair my broken life from the scratch with the help of our BABA. I had never ever understood my parent’s sacrifices, hard work which they had put in for me. I was very very rude and harsh to them. I stopped to all levels and never respected them in spite of them being the best.
I know they are badly hurt because of me. A person like me doesn’t deserve them. Now my only goal in life is to give them everything possible and make them happy. I want to see a wide bright smile on their faces because of me. I just wish Baba blesses me, so that I can make it happen. I also wish to help as many people as I can who are in need. I can only say that Baba is making me realize all the sins I have been doing over the years and assisting me in reconstructing my life. I have been experiencing innumerable Baba’s miracles everyday in my life. The process of reinventing/repairing one’s life is very stressful but WHY FEAR WHEN OUR BABA IS WITH US? Baba, please keep me at Your lotus feet always and never ever leave me. I want You more than anything else in my life. Also please take care of my family and all the Devotees to whom You are the World!! Please believe in our Baba and I am sure He will provide you with everything if that’s good for you. Everything takes time (I myself have been struggling for 6 years and still finding my way out) and we just have to be patient and be hopeful that one day our lives will change and miseries will end if we have firm faith in our Beloved Baba. OM SAI RAM!!
Sai My Guru
Sai Sister Sai Ji from India says: Dear Hetal Ji, first of all I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart to you and your entire team for such a great work. My name is Sai and currently living in New Jersey, USA. My association with Sai Baba is from my birth. My parents are ardent devotees of our Baba. Sai Baba was always with me and my family in every steps of our life. My faith and devotion increased many folds after my marriage as my husband and my mother in law are too devotees of Sai Baba.
I want to share my recent experience. I and my husband was coming back home from a small vacation trip. Our flights got delayed due to bad weather conditions and we landed in New York airport at night 1.00 am. At that time, we couldn’t call any of my husband’s friends to pick us up from airport. So we decided to take a local subway (train) to bus station and will catch 1.50 am last bus to our house. In case if we won’t able to make it on time, the alternative plan was to take a taxi. As we left with little time, we prayed to Baba and took our luggage (two bag pack and two carry on suitcase) and started running to catch train.
We got the train. After getting into the train, we came to know that due to some maintenance work, train route has been changed. So we got down in other stop from there we took another train to the bus station. We got down from train and we left with only 7 minutes to catch our last bus. I started losing hope that we won’t be able to reach on time. But still my husband wanted to try once. (To mention here in USA few subway station-underground train station are connected to bus station). As soon as we got down from train, we started running to catch our bus and to our surprise the gate connecting the train station and bus station was closed because it was past 12.00. After asking the security person, he asked us to take main entrance, which mean again running. In this running and tension to catch bus, I started losing my breath (I have asthma) and my lungs started burning. I was not able to breath properly, but still I was running to catch up with my husband. At last we were able to catch bus and we got seat but my condition was not good I was not able to breath.
I prayed to Baba again to give me strength, so that we can reach our house. My husband became tense and blamed himself for all this and started saying sorry, as it was his plan to take bus instead of taxi. Meanwhile I was continuously praying Baba to help me. Slowly I started breathing normally and burning sensation was gone. I stabilized little bit. Our stop came and we got down from bus. My husband asked me to wait in bus stop, so that he can get car from our house. But it was not safe to wait in bus stop alone as it was around 2.20 am. My husband took my luggage also and we started walking, then miracle happen. One empty cab (taxi with hindi speaking Indian driver) came from one street and he gave us lift and even cab driver is going towards our house. When we offered him money, he said in hindi I am translating it “I will take double from you some other time. Don’t worry. I will catch you again in this route only”. I m sure it was Baba, who helped us that night. Cab driver face was so fresh and bright with his wide smile, he wished us and tears started rolling from my and my husband’s eyes and we thanked Sai Baba for all His help.
It was Baba’s Leela, which has increased my faith on Him many folds. I thank my Sai thousand times for all His love, which He showers on all His devotees unconditionally and bow my head to His lotus feet and pray Him to bless us with baby for which we are waiting from very long time. Om Sai Namo Namah, Sree Sai Namo Namah, Jai Jai Sai Namo Namah, Satguru Sai Namo Namah. I am attaching my sketch.
Miracle I came Across
Sai Sister Gayathri Ji from India says: I am Gayathri, working in a private concern. I would like to share the experience occurred in my Aunt’s life. Few months back, she was been diagnosed for throat Cancer, and doctor told this needs to be operated and can’t give assurance about her voice as she is a teacher (where Shouting required). Everyone at home got very depressed on hearing this as she has two kids.
Then one of my Neighbor told about 9 week fasting and I carried out in the way it was instructed. To my surprise, by 4th week I heard a news that it can be cured without operation. By the end of 7th week, she was hospitalized and given Chemotherapy treatment for 3 days. Now she is perfectly alright. I have no words to Explain my happiness. Sri Sai Baba is one among our Family. Bow to Sai Baba, Peace to all.