“Sadhanimba Vrukshsya Mooladhi Vasath
Tharum Kalpa Vrukshadhikam Sadhayantham
Namameeswaram Sadhgurum Sainatham”
Sairam is helping and guiding me in all possible ways. There are no enough words to praise You, my guru. But with the knowledge and blessings given by You, I just want to thank You Baba by lightening the lamp of faith to Your followers. There may be mistakes in word tenses. I am poor in it. But my sharing is pure and really true.
Here it is: It was my 3rd year B. Tech., a time to face interviews. I already missed two. May be because of lack of preparation or lack of luck or something else (disqualified in written itself). Tears were always there in my eyes, whenever I missed an opportunity. This time, before attending towards another, a friend of my mom told me about a Saibaba temple nearby. She said that temple is filled with Baba pictures and idols fully.
When I went there, I saw the glorious and charming Baba. I was praying. Suddenly the owner of that temple (a very big devotee of Baba) took a big Baba picture, which was there beside Baba foot and came towards me and gave it to me and said “Stick this picture in your house, pray daily by lighting 3 agarbhatti and start reading Sai Satcharitra. Your dreams will be fulfilled soon”.
I did the same by completing Sai Satcharitra in a week. And finally it was the time for another interview arisen. This was my third company. And I don’t want to lose again. Written exam was started in the morning at 8 AM. There were nearly 800+ students participated in it. It was on-campus. It went till afternoon. Normally whenever recruitment happens in my college, canteen will be full and food will be less obviously. By the time, I went, only our favorite drink was available (i.e. water). Also I had my breakfast very little in the morning.
Now it was time for waiting for the results. They were announcing names. I was waiting to hear, biting my nails. And there was my name finally. Oh my God Baba, I cleared written exam. This was the first written exam I passed in recruitment and I was happy for that. Only 44 were selected from written out of 800+. This credit goes to Baba and later waiting for another round. Since my name in written was in last. They called me for technical interview around 4 PM. I was feeling so much hunger. But again by Baba’s grace, I cleared it.
Rats were playing in my stomach. I was fully hungry. I can’t go out for a break because I didn’t know, when will be my turn and I didn’t want to give up. I wore a Baba thread to my hand, which was given by my aunt, who went to Shirdi recently. I just saw it and looked into Baba’s eyes and said “I am feeling so hungry; please control my hunger till I clear this interview. Please give me enough strength to face it. Please.”
Finally they called me for HR round and it was 6 PM. I prayed to Baba and went inside with enough bold and confidence. HR was one woman. I had conversation with here as below:
HR: Hi Rajesh
Me: Hi Madam
HR: How are you?
Me: I am fine.
HR: You don’t look fine. Look into your eyes, you are feeling dull. Are you not feeling well?
Me: (Usually HR interview is for personal abilities you already know) I am fine. May be because of hunger it may look like that.
HR: I asked you people to eat and come. You didn’t?
Me: I said the reason whatever happened in cafeteria. I asked her to continue the interview.
HR: I can’t continue this interview like this.
Me: I was shocked. Maybe I should not have said the reason. I thought like she will not interview and ask for another person.
HR: She called peon and asked him to bring one plate of food. (Normally the management arrange food for the recruiters, but peon brought whatever was there, which was arranged to her and kept it in front of her)
HR: Please eat it Rajesh. I don’t want to interview you in this manner. Eat it, later we will discuss regarding this.
Me: No madam. I will continue interview. I will finish it soon and I will go for supper. I Hesitated to take it, because I though it may be a bad impression on me.
HR: If you eat only, I will continue, else I can’t.
Finally I was made to eat, and it was UPMA. Having many cashew’s in it. Actually I was in a shock that I was honored/helped/something else to eat. Then I realized it was Baba’s plan to make me eat. Do you remember initially before going to HR round, I prayed Baba to control my hunger. And He controlled it by giving me food. Thank You Baba. Thank You so much for whatever You did to me. Really You are the one existing in each and every part of this world. Really Baba heard my prayers and He replied it in the form of food -“UPMA”. I ate it fully and thanked Baba and went inside. Something was running in my mind whether I did it correctly or not. But I just laid my burdens on Baba and started conversation.
HR: Are you filled?
Me: Yes Madam with full strength. Also said like it is very nice, got good cashews. Thanks Madam.
HR: It’s ok. Shall we start?
Me: Yes Madam.
HR: Why Virtusa (Company Name)?
Me: I said whatever I know and also said whatever I liked in induction program.
It went smooth and ended pleasantly. But in one of corner of my thoughts had a feeling, whether eating UPMA will affect my career? Finally they were announcing the results in a meeting room. I was waiting, biting nails, waiting. Here comes my name. I was so much happy to hear it. And only 11 were selected out of 44, who went through written.
Really amazing, I was very happy, enjoying a lot and I was slowly recollecting whatever happened. And I realized it is because of one and only my Sat Guru Saibaba. Because of only His grace, His blessings, His existence made this victory. I can say like it was a miracle in Recruitment history. Really Baba, You are great. You are omnipresent. My dear fellow members, I just want to say one thing. “Just put all your burdens on Baba and have strong faith in Him and also show your level best, surely He will show you the miracles”
In what way, I can be thankful to You Baba? Then I realized what Baba needs. “He wants His kingdom to be expanded through Shraddha & Saburi” Faith and Patience is necessary for Baba devotees. Always have these two with you.