- Story Of Rs. 10/- By The Grace Of Sadguru Shri Shirdi Saibaba – Sai Devotee Sanjukta
- Saibaba Loves His Stories Told – Sai Devotee Sanjukta
I am sharing one of my very recent experience to display HIS wonder and presence in HIS devotees lives. Not to forget the way HE communicates.
It has been HIS blessings always that I have been visiting
Shirdi every New Years or at best close to the end of year or beginning of year. However this year, being new to my job, I could not make it to Shirdi close to New Years. I therefore ordered Sai diaries online, as has been the practice of myself and my husband to use only Sai diaries. When the diaries failed to reach me by end of Jan, I called up a number at Shirdi Sansthan and placed my request of diaries over phone giving the person answering the call my order numbers. The call was like any simple call – placing the order and the person on the other end, cross checking his records and confirming the destination of the diaries.
The diaries did reach me – yes on a chosen Thursday! HIS DAY! And along with that the persons phone call, who had taken my order. He had somehow saved my number and had called on the very day, to confirm over the delivery. I was excited on receiving it in a Thursday and even excited somehow to receive the call as I considered it a real blessing to receive a call from Shirdi as well the diaries. I thanked him for the call and mentioned thereafter I shall always call him ‘Sai Brother’. Strangely, Sai Brother calls me almost once a month or sometimes twice inquiring over me and my family’s well being and he seems to be coincidentally calling only on important dates – say on Thursday’s , my husband’s birthday, daughter’s birthday, my birthday or days, when going gets tough for me. All he calls and says is Be Happy, and Baba’s blessings for you.
He called this Monday to say Come to Shirdi and I have lots of UDI for you! To those, who wouldn’t know what UDI is, UDI is the sacred ash that has been continuously accumulating right from Baba’s presence till date out of the sacred fire that Baba had lit and which still continues to burn. Even during HIS lifetime, Baba used to give handful of UDI to HIS devotees. Application of UDI immediately wards off danger, afflictions, physical and personal problems from one’s life. Sai devotees consider the application of UDI very important as this is a part of Baba and gives immense relief. It is a miracle on its own and shows Baba’s presence.
Well, coming back to my narration. I was happy over the call and told my husband, “You know Baba would give us UDI”. Not sure, but I feel the day Sai brother called, (i.e. Monday) must have been an important day at Shirdi as I found the idol at Shirdi decorated with flowers. It’s usually so on special days. Any which ways, the miracle happens here: My husband called me today afternoon (Thu, 6th Jun 2013) while I was at work and told me “We have received 27 packets of UDI!” I was shocked to the core as only Sai devotees would know how difficult it is to receive even 1 packet of UDI. And here we land with 27. Note also 2+7 is 9 . 9 is Baba’s number as is depicted in the holy book of Baba- Shri Sai Satcharitra. And with this I have yet one more thing confirmed. For me, the Sai Brother, who has been calling me, is none other than Sai Baba!
Om Sairam! Thanks Baba for always being with Your devotees and blessing them. You are truly my Father, Mother, My Best Friend! I love You the most! Om Shri Sai Nathaya Namah!!