Once in 2010 may, I went to Shirdi and I bought the Sai Satcharitra. I read it every day and was overwhelmed with the emotions that I felt during and after I read it. I loved the stories and along with it I felt lot of happiness as I was getting to know a lot of things about BABA that I never knew. I am so glad that I went to Shirdi that time and ever thankful to my uncle (father’s elder brother), who gave me the Sai Satcharitra from Shirdi.
Now to start with my 1st major experience, I had given my 5th semester of my B. Sc. IT exam and when my result was out, I found that I had secured 48 marks in 2 subjects. I was disappointed as I had given those exams nicely and was expecting more. I gave those papers for revaluation after consulting my professors. When the result was out for the revaluation on the website online, I was shocked!!! In one paper my marks reduced from 48 to 32 that is fail (40 was passing) and in other paper it reduced from 48 to 46. I knew that it was impossible that I could fail as I had given the papers nicely. I was surrounded by immense sorrow and grief. I couldn’t understand what to do. I could not imagine to be repeating those papers again as I had never failed in my life before. I didn’t tell my parents. I cried a lot when I was alone.
I called up my professor in college and he said he would talk with a higher authority in Mumbai university and call me back. The higher authority person told my professor that nothing could be done and that I had to give those exams again. I was feeling helpless. I went to the university to ask for their help. When I told in the enquiry counter about my problem, they told me that you should not have given your papers for re-evaluation when you had passed. I told them no one guided me and no one had ever told me that there is a possibility of marks getting reduced in re-evaluation. The woman in the counter was rude and she didn’t even give me the entry coupon to get inside the university.
I called up my friend, whose father was the HOD of commerce in our college and he had friends in the university. I told him my problems that they are not allowing me to enter in the university building and to request his father to help me by speaking with his friend, who works in university. After some time, he called me up and told me to meet his father’s friend xyz in the building and to get inside the building somehow. This xyz person was my friend’s dad’s friend. Just then, I saw that lady in the counter went away and a man took her position, but the lady was still around and I was worried that if she sees me again, she would again tell the man not to allow me inside.
I took BABA’S name all the time and was thinking of a way to get inside. When my turn came, I took a risk and told him that this xyz person called me to meet him. I was nervous that what if he calls that person and confirms, I took BABA’S name all along and that man believed me and allowed me to get inside. I was so glad and thanked BABA, but my problem was not solved yet. I went to the exam dept and met the deputy registrar. He was a very rude man and told me that nothing could be done in the matter and refused to show me my exam papers. I almost felt like crying, but then I went to that xyz person and told him everything that happened. He told me to meet the assistant registrar, who was senior to the deputy registrar. The assistant registrar was a very polite person. He told me that the deputy registrar should show me my papers, but he told me that my marks will not be changed now.
He called up the deputy and took him to task for not showing me my papers. I again went to the deputy. He couldn’t show me the papers for some reason, but promised me that he would give my papers for correction again. I begged him all the time almost with tears on my eyes to keep his promise. Nothing was on paper it was just a promise in words. This worried me and was always in the back of my mind. At home I told nobody anything and told them some reasons for my going to university. I somehow controlled my emotions in front of my parents and cried when I was alone in front of Baba’s picture. I read Sai Satcharitra all the time. In my desperation to get some words of comfort from Baba, I searched on the internet about how Baba can solve my problems. I was so desperate and helpless. I came across a website where I chose a number randomly and prayed to Baba and entered that number in the textbox and clicked on enter. The following solution came “people will discuss about you and your problems will be solved, have faith in ME”.
My mom was at home, but I still started crying after reading this reply. I could not control my tears and thanked Baba for it. I told HIM that I will come to him when my problem is solved. My friend, who had helped me earlier, told me to meet a person in my college, whose political wing worked for student’s welfare and fought for their justice. This person was my friend’s dad’s friend too. When I went to him, I saw a Baba’s photo on his desk. I was very happy to see that he is Baba devotee. I told him all my problems and he told me to fill up a grievance form, which is available in the university’s website. He was very calm and polite. He told me to submit the form in other branch of university in fort, Mumbai. I filled up the form and went to the fort branch of university.
The public relations officer was not ready to accept the grievance form and he told me that it doesn’t matter if you are confident or not you again have to give the exams or else you can go to court. He spoke irritably and rudely. I was shocked and very disappointed that moment. I can never forget that moment as it still gives me nightmare. I called up the person, who had earlier suggested me to fill the grievance form and told me to give the phone to the officer as he wanted to talk. I had no idea of the power and influence of this person, who helped me and was also a Sai Bhakt. When he spoke with the officer in phone, that officer started speaking with respect to him and obeyed his commands.
After hanging up, he told me with angered face to submit the grievance form and go. I felt so happy and thanked Baba and His devotee, who helped me. I told my mom everything that happened and what I went through. She was obviously frightened, but I told her not to tell my father about it.10 days, I was very nervous and worried. I kept on praying to Baba and kept reading Sai Satcharitra. After 10 days I got a call from this public relation officer, who asked me how I came to know about my marks reduction. I told him that I saw my marks in the list that was put up by university on its website. He told me that I shouldn’t have believed in that marks as I did not receive any official letter at home and he told me that my marks were not 32 and 46 but 49 and 48 after re-evaluation. I experienced the kind of bliss and delight that I had never experienced before ever. But also I felt angry and asked him that why the university committed such a serious mistake. He hesitated and did not have any answer and hung up the phone.
I thanked Baba in delight as He showered His grace on me and helped me in every stage. I told my mom about this, who was also very happy. 10 days I did not go out of my house, but that evening I went out of my house as I was relieved. During that problematic phase or just after that phase, I dont remember exactly when I saw in my dreams BABA sitting behind the Dhuni and I saw CHRIST AND BABA alternately. BABA seemed to tell me in that dream that “the heat of this dhuni will give you the pain, but this pain will not harm you, but instead destroy your problems and negativities inside you”. I felt very happy when I woke up after that dream. SAI BABA through His devotee helped me a lot. I don’t know still what had actually happened-was it really the display mistake of the website or was it the mistake of the examiners, who corrected my papers? It’s still a mystery, but BABA in His unique way showed His Leela. I will also be ever grateful to that devotee who helped me and my friend and his father. His father recently passed away, so please pray for his soul to BABA.
My 2nd big experience was as follows: My mother had swelling in her uterus and she was undergoing treatment till almost a year. She had problems in her menses and it did not stop. After almost a year of treatment, she was told by her doctor that her uterus has to be removed surgically and if it’s not removed fast, then the tumor on her uterus may possibly turn into cancer. My parents were shocked and worried. They did not tell me about this. My parents were also very angry at the doctor, who told this at the last and critical moment and did not understand the situation before. With BABA’S grace and blessings, we came to know about this at the right time and HE somehow sent my mom to the doctor for test before it was too late. So with BABA’S blessings the operation was successful and my mom recovered now. Thank You so much Baba. You have helped me always. Om Sai Ram.