Baba Testing And Yet Standing By His Devotees – Sai Devotee Meera Ji

Sai Sister Meera Ji from USA says: I am a Sai devotee, very much blessed by BABA. I have posted several blessing experienced major that are almost unbelievable and minor in day to day life. This one is I am posting as I find Abhishek Ji’s experience very similar to mine. I just want to share this in order to offer support to those, who are losing faith in BABA just because they are going through long suffering that make them believe that BABA is not taking care of their issues.

Be truthful in performing your duties for which BABA has sent you here on this earth. Do your part with total devotion to your duties. BABA never expects you to succeed to prove your total devotion. All HE wants you to pay your past KARMAs, build a treasure of good KARMAs in this life and fulfill your part acting what BABA has designed for you in HIS DRAMA.

WE are all given a chance to play a role in this serial, live serial and we have to do our best, don’t you think so? Though we are not going to get awards from film industry or any such competitions that are going on in the TV serial era, WE will be rewarded by BABA’s blessings and you will see those blessings showering on you if you keep your mind open. HE gives you hard time, but at the same time HE stands by you too! And many a times this hard time may not be from HIM, it may be we are paying for past KARMAs! But HE will surely make them less in intensity if we are true to ourselves by living life as per BABA’s teachings! Jai SAI RAM.

Dear Sai Devotee Abhishek Ji, Very touching experience and well narrated too. Your going through tense moments reminds me the very same phase I had gone through! It was about how the corporate world deals with the loyal employees! I had been with this Company in the USA for 10 years! Upon completion of my 10 years how they behaved meanly one can believe only if one has gone through such hardship.

Even though I had given timely “time off” request how I was asked to re-submit my request of leave that I had to go to India for my son’s marriage and needed at least a month leave. Oh, when I think again of those hard times as my husband had gone through bypass surgery a few months before, he did not want to travel all the way to India while my son was not ready to go without Dad accompanying. So I was facing such stress at home front. My hard luck that I had a fracture of my little toe of left foot and had to wear a special shoe to get that fracture heal. With limping walk, I had to prepare for the wedding related things to collect from here, prepare for Visa for all three of us to be able to go India. Full time job left me very little time to do all various tasks. My husband had not even got his USA passport after receiving US citizenship and since I do all such detail paperwork and him being so sick cannot expect any help in any of these tasks.

Well, with all such odd things, we did manage to go to India. My son’s wedding went well. We came back within 21 days honoring my husband’s wish and informed my employer that I am back. My supervisor asked to relax and come back on the date that I had requested on my Time-Off form. (He was being nice for A REASON that I could SEE NOW. You see BABA’s Leela here.

My son’s wife, though from the same city in India where we belong, was employed in Canada and had to still continue working there. So my son made an arrangement with his employer to let him work from Canada. He was a Computer IT programmer than. For that he needed a VPN router. We both went to my store to buy one. And suddenly my name was announced on PA system asking me to go and see the Manager in the office. I was surprised as I was there as a customer only, why I would be wanted to be at the office?

Well, when I entered the office, my immediate supervisor and the new Front End Manager (whom I did not know as she got appointed while I was on LEAVE), were there in the office. As soon as I entered the office, the door was closed. The F.E. Manager told me that I could come back only after seeing the GM. And he is on vacation right now. I had not followed the Company procedure in obtaining Leave for more than a month I am considered voluntarily resigned from my post. I could not believe what she was saying and asked to let me talk to my Operations Manager to whom I had handed over my Time Off request form and the matter will be resolved. She was OFF that day.

It just happened that my son chose the lower priced VPN router out of 2 available and upon reaching home he said mummy, I think this is not going to work for me, I will have to get that other one. So I said ok, anyway I have to see my Operations Manager, I will have it exchanged and will get the other one. The Operations Manager was there the next morning. I asked her to get me the copy that I had submitted to her and she readily went to her office and handed me the 1st Time Off request that my supervisor had told me that he had lost!

There was something fishy going on here! I asked for the 2nd request that had her signature on it (this one did not have her or GM’s signature of approval). She denied having any other request form with her. Strangely enough I could not find that request copy in my file! I suspect now that because of my fracture and walking painfully I was asked to be at the front desk only and I had left my copy under my tool box temporarily and my supervisor should have taken from there to play his game in the future. Because it seems that this was the plan from the beginning as he had asked me to re-submit the leave request and now I was shown the said “lost copy” of my request! And I might have noticed that my paper was missing from my desk at that time, when I left from work on that day.

Now I literally had a panic attack very similar to heart attack. My heart was throbbing hard causing me chest pain, my left arm went numb and I could not even breathe however hard I tried. I gasped for air and asked to call medical help. My Operations Manager was so rude and cruel. She said this is all drama and I don’t need any medical help. I did not have my phone with me. I used Store’s phone to call my family PCP (who is my sister in law’s husband). Being Saturday, he was home and my sister in law came to pick me up knowing I was so sick suddenly and not in a condition to drive by myself. My doctor checked me thoroughly at home only and said nothing to worry, this is just a panic attack that resembles very much to heart attack. This happens in such a shocking situation.

Well, as a next step I took appointment with my GM. He told me the same thing that F.E.manager had said. He said he would still consider taking me back as a cashier/customer service/writer at the Tech department, (of course with a pay cut , my COMPUTER TECHNICIAN title ripped off and my 10 years of service gone to drain, meaning I would not get my hard earned benefits that start after 10 years of service!!) I did not accept that offer. He was rather rude and said, he decides what his employee works where, I am not supposed to tell him where I want to work! If you do not take my offer, then you are no longer my employee and he gave me separation notice then and there!

I went home with a heavy heart. Not getting any clue how to deal with this situation. In this tormented moments of suffering, I was advised to complain to “benefit Department” where one can lodge a complaint for such injustice and the Benefit Dept. would find out what exact is the situation to approve or disapprove the Employer’s decision. Days were passing by and in due course of time I received a teleconference call with that Officer from the Benefit Department, my Operations Manager and myself. The Operations Manager strongly emphasized that I did not follow the Company policy and that’s why I am considered “voluntarily resigned ” from my post. And thus my petition was rejected. I think BABA wanted me to learn how to fight this injustice! I received a letter of petition ” declined ” and was offered a chance for another hearing session in person if I think this is a wrong decision. I did ask for hearing in person.

After that, several times, I was called by my HR to discuss the matter and again the result was like proving I was lying. No one supports my going on leave was known to co-workers and all false supporting evidences were presented in front of me. Prior to the day of hearing session, my HR changing his tone diagonally opposite to what it was until now, told me that he thinks I am right and the GM’s decision was totally wrong. He can offer an option of taking me back with the same position and same benefits that I had incurred. I was surprised how come the table turned! Yet, with BABA standing by me, I got an inspiration to go and check with the Benefit department what should I do in such a case!

As if BABA was there in the form of the Desk Clark, he said since you do not have anything in writing, do come for the Hearing session, If you do not show up, your case will be considered “no show, no complaint” and your case will be dismissed”. I am so very thankful for his guidance. All through this back and forth calls and e-mails and meeting with HR, talking to Legal personnel and even the family members , were of the same discouraging tune that I have no chance in this “Hire and Fire” environment. If your employer does not want to keep you, he can fire for no reason. But my fight was against the INJUSTICE. What I was saying is that if they do not want to keep me and want me to go, say so. But here they are tarnishing my clean loyal service of ten years with false accusation. And I CAN NOT accept that! I had not done anything wrong for which I had to lose my job like this. I don’t care for the job, but I do want to prove my truthfulness.

Who gave me so much strength? BABA only! There was not a single soul supporting me! I am considered a very meek and submissive person all through my life! So from where I was getting this fighting spirit? To my surprise when I and my husband reached to the Benefit Department for the said hearing session, not only my Operations Manager, but even the GM was present. Oh, what if I had not shown up believing my HR officer and thinking that matter is resolved? I am sure after losing my chance here, they would have turned their color!

I took my file, where all my leave request forms that I had on my file for all these years as a proof that I was so meticulous in informing my supervisor for even ONE day off if I had some personal reason for not being available to work, so how come if I had to go out of country for more than a month and that too for such a first ever big family event – my elder son’s marriage, and I would not get approval well in advance from my employer? So my TRUTH spoke so loud with my supporting documents and the officer believed that I must have submitted proper form even though the management from my employer’s side tried to play a dirty trick on me. I was reinstated with respect and keeping all my benefits. I could prove my dignity. After this, even my GM was now very polite, offered any help whenever I face ANY injustice from fellow workers and not to suffer intimidation.

See, how much BABA tested my FAITH in MYSELF? And mind well, I never had sought BABA’s help as such. I don’t think I had pleaded BABA to bring me out of this mess. It was just the inspiration step by step as if guided by BABA. It is now I see that BABA had stood by me inspiring me all through this tough time at the same time giving me hardest time to suffer, like my husband going for accidental damage caused by medical team placing stent , tearing heart’s main artery causing emergency bypass surgery, myself having fracture on my foot, “nay- nay” from my husband to attend my son’s wedding as he did not want to fly by air with his heart condition and go to INDIA, preparation for visa, passport of my husband, packing in detail for wedding event, and up on coming back this job related very heart breaking ordeal! And to add more spices to my problems/sufferings, the Insurance Company would sent me bills in 6 figures that were not approved though I had health Insurance, so I had to fight our those bills too (as if I was home and not at job, only to dig out supporting paperwork to fight our Insurance bills only!).

Dear Sai Devotees, live truthful life the way BABA want us to and rest assured BABA is always there with you, no matter what! Jai Sai RAM.

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    Very Inspiring Dear Meera Auntie.

    Baba is great, if we follow His Teachings, He lead us in life.

    Loads love to all, peace to all.

  2. Jai Sai Ram
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    Baba please forgive me and give peace to my mind and soul.

  3. OMG!!!!what a strong lady u r …hattsoff mam ..u ve actually proved that being truthful alone is the best of strength we humans ve and certainly baba stand by Truth alone .. as u said sai was really always by your side giving u strong strength. .. thank you for sharing such dignified experience. Om sai ram. Manisha

  4. Om Sai Ram…You are a very powerful lady…And baba is always with you…We Love You Baba…Always be with us…Om Sai Ram

  5. Meera aunty such a beautiful experience…U r a beautiful soul who always responded to the problems of so many devotees in this blog…please keep doing that aunty…we all need ur guidance here a lot…Baba bless U and ur family with good health and happiness

    • Dear Anonymous ji, Thanks for your kind words. I am doing what BABA inspires me to.
      Wishing you all peace and good health.
      Jai SAI RAM.

  6. om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam om sairam

  7. What a Great Experince Mam..Hattsoff to Ur Strength n Courage to Fight Against Injustice (h), As BABA Said " Look At Me Whole-Heartly , And I in Return Look At U Similarly" 🙂

    • Hello Sai Devotee Sam, it is all BABA's grace. That's what I intend to let all devotees know that BABA will provide you strength to stand up right in tough times. HAVE FAITH.
      As I have mentioned I am a very soft person and I too find it strange that from where I get this courage to stand up against odd situations!
      I do love to have PEACE and UNITY in my family and around my work area. And perhaps that is the reason BABA is with me all the time!
      Jai SAI RAM.

    • Jai Sai Ram!!! Meera ji Thanks For Ur Reply , Its Said That " ALL's WELL THAT ENDS WELL" :)) May Sai Bless Ur Family With wealth, health and prosperity. 🙂

  8. Dear Meera Ma'am,

    Thank you for exposing in detail the true colors of huge corporations even in US when it comes to their inner story for all our gullible public who blindly glorify all that is western…

    I have a question that I hope you will respond to. You mention past Karma and good Karma in the beginning of the post. I know for a fact that the Karma Theory is intrinsic only to Sanatana Dharma as we believe in the transmigration of soul and NONE of the Abrahamic religions, Christianity, Islam or Judaism believe in that. Believers of Shirdi Sai Baba come from all religions including the above mentioned ones also. How would they believe in all this good/past Karma stuff when they don't believe in re-birth at all? How would you explain their suffering to them…..??
    I would be grateful for a reply. Thanks.

    • Dear all Sai Devotees reading my post and getting the message in correct meaning makes me very happily satisfied.
      Dear Anonymous ji, I understand what you are saying. And here is the true fact that whether you believe in PAST births and PAST KARMAS, you do have to face the consequences of your doings done knowingly or unknowingly! And it is not at all "punishment" . It is only to bring you up on the higher level of intelligence and you are given innumerable chances to improve ourselves. GOD (The Supreme Power) is very patient , never gets angry with our wrong doings /choosing wrong option. IT allows us to understand with our own wisdom what we did wrong. It does not matter how many times we fall on our face, we are given helping hand to get up and start again to do right thing, choose correct option. Even if we know all these goody goody wisdom talks, it is only up to us to CHOOSE! and with that CHOICE we have to face the consequences. So it has nothing to do with any RELIGION, CAST or CREED or NATIONALITY. All these elements are "man made". Whatever the so-called intelligence level guided the human race on this EARTH at different parts of the WORLD, it was established accordingly.
      All RELIGION as such teaches us to be a good human being, caring and loving person, helping and respecting others. AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT/CORRECT in the given circumstances following the above said elements and leave rest to the Almighty.
      I hope my answer makes sense to your query. And one more thing, how we remain at peace when we remain TRUTHFUL to ourselves. I had literally told my HR that no matter how many times you ask me the same question in every possible different way, my answer will be the same as I am telling you the truth and have the same story what has happened , how has happened and how I am in this situation. And at the end of all these ordeal, he was too humble to accept what I had said and he was very apologetic. I was at peace when this ended well saving my dignity. That's all, I had no ego to prove myself RIGHT. And perhaps that is the reason BABA stood by me.
      Jai Sai RAM.

  9. Meera Aunty – really enjoyed reading your article on Baba – and the take home lesson is what Buddha rightly said- Three Things Cannot Be Long Hidden They Will Emerge Out Soon-The Sun The Moon and The Truth

    Love you Baba

    • Yes, dear Sai Devotee, you are so very right in mentioning this. Yes, it is equally right to learn that it may take too long the TRUTH to come to surface. That's where "patience" comes in picture. All you have to do is to remain truthful to your consciousness. Else will be taken care of by itself.

  10. Meeraji i bow to u. I trouble sai for petty things too. I learnt from u that we should keep doing our duty nd sai will guide us. I pray sai to be truthful and good. Sai help me to cleanse my heart and hav undoubted in u. U had always been merciful on me. Thank u sai. Be with us always sai.

  11. Hi meera aunty,om sai ram,i m abhishek whose experience u mentioned,I was so very touched to hear your story,thanks a lot,u had commented on my experience that you will publish your story in future and you kept your promise,yes u were right our stories are similar with regard to the struggle we faced and winning the battle but the biggest common linking factor in our story was our beloved baba sai,HE tells me to keep fighting in this ruthless world and HE is the only faith i have.Your story inspired me a lot,you have faced so much trouble with grace.Keep publishing such beautiful stories in future,may baba show u such lovely leelas of HIS.I pray for u n ur fmly,give me your blessings also and always remember me in your prayer,"Anant Koti Brahmand Nayak Raja Dhiraj Yogi Raj Par Brahm Shri Satchidananda Sadguru Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai."

    • Dear Abhishek ji, Jai SAI RAM. Yes we all are Sai BABA's children and the strong bonding of LOVE and RESPECT to each other like siblings of same parents would make our life here on EARTH more peaceful and up-lifting.
      Thanks to Hetal ji providing us this platform. Otherwise how would we all know each others experiences and understood BABA's helping hand in other peoples lives?
      I love to read posts here everyday. Some do remind me my own experience/s in the past pulling the string , ringing the bell in my mind telling me oh yes, this happened to me too and oh yes, it was my BABA's help, of course! and inspires me to share with you all. so I will be posting whenever I am guided by BABA like this.
      Jai SAI RAM.

  12. Dear Meera Ji,

    A very inspiring one and now I am here recalling how I fought for injustice and also won at the end. It was Baba who stood by me through the hardship for eight months. I have been brought up being so meek and humble and never raised my voice at anyone. But when I learned an injustice against me, by a trusted friend, I could just not take it as it was a life destroying event. I am in tears this very minute, recalling how I struggled, sought Baba's help and how I won. Its all His blessings, I am alive this very moment. You are indeed turned strong. May Baba be with you forever. Om Sai Ram

    • Dear Sai devotee, I am happy to see that now you are ok. May you have such strength at the most needed time and be happy!
      Jai Sai RAM.

    • Are you telling me not to get angry ? Oh…no, you should never feel that pressure. It is always good to do what we want to do at our own pace. That is why I like E-mails where we all can communicate at our own time and the other person can respond at his/her convenient time.
      And if this message is not meant for me, pardon me for jumping to conclusion! 😀
      Jai SAI RAM.

  13. Dear Hetal ji,
    Today after seeing several heart touching responses, I have replied most of them and none of my reply is coming up. I thought may be it will take some time but after almost 10 hours I don't see a single reply that I have posted in this comment section along with opting for "notify me" .
    This is just to let you know about the problem in case it needs some correction in your program that handles this topic.

    • Thanks Hetal ji. Seen all responses made by me and it must have been just the "approval" procedure took that much time.
      Thanks again.

    • Sai Ramji Meera Aunty,

      Yes there was time log because of kite flying festival here. Internet was not working. At night i was able to connect and approved about 29 pending comments.

  14. Such an inspirational story! I felt really happy and proud as I read towards the ending…I hope all things are well now with your family and yours and your husband health is completely cured by Baba's grace.

    Always have firm faith on Baba and he will take care of your lives

    Om Sai ram

    • Dear Sai Devotee, thanks for your caring words. Yes, now when I look back towards my life, I am amazed to see how BABA intervened threads of my life span creating a wonderful design in my saaree. My both sons getting married happily, have 2+2 grand daughters, my husband's life is also very stable and all is taken care of very nicely. Wonder of wonders is the fact that somehow, these links of events have played a great role in having my sons getting married. Both daughters in law are very much caring and family loving. Both are taking so much pride in bringing up their daughters to become wonderful persons providng these girls every opportunity to bring out their best. Is it possible without BABA's blessings!
      Yes, I am blessed and plead BABA to keep HIS protecting hand over us.
      Jai SAI RAM.

  15. Meeraji, Extremely touching story, very well narrated & powerful enough to move every human. Sure adverse circumstances can tear you apart but it is the will of Baba which give you immense courage to withstand all pressure. Sailing in the same boat currently with Faith at times failing, however the sub-conscious mind has confidence on Baba, that he will never let you down & do whatever is only good for you. May Baba bless us all.

  16. Om Sai Jai Sai. Meeraji very inspiring post. Deva thank you for everything. These days my personal life is not going well, every second day there is one or other unpleasant arguments Baba but I m sure it is also for my good as always. Saiji please bless us all and increase our shradhha n saburi by each passing day.

  17. I am sure Baba was there with you all throughout this ordeal and set things to fall in place for you.

    O Deva, Thank You for considering us worthy and accepting us as Your followers. Let every thought, word and action that we perform be sanctioned by You O Sadguru.

    Thank You for a wonderful Life O Sai 🙂

    Jai Sairam

  18. Very nice experience Meera Ji! You are so lucky that you had Baba with you throughout this whole ordeal to help you get your job back when it was almost unjustly taken away from you. I had gone through a similar ordeal in my previous job, where I was falsely accused of some things and lost my job, but Baba arranged for me to have a better job where I am more respected and get 30% more pay. Om Sai Ram!

  19. Dear Meeraji ….while I have read this post only today, it seems like Baba guided me to this one just when I needed something inspirational like this. Like you, we are facing a number of challenges and my husband and I are keeping our faith in Baba to bring us to guide us and to bring us to the other side of this. Thank you very much for sharing your experience….. Whilst it must have been a terrible time for you, reading about your journey has given me a lot of peace. May Baba continue to shower his blessings on you and your family.

    • Dear Anonymousji, Thanks for your kind words. Yes, we do face unthinkable hard times and we are surviving due to BABA's grace on us. Many a times, just keeping cool in such swirling situation, and keeping quiet thinking of DIVINE HELP we will get guiding inspirational ideas that would lead us through right path of action.
      While reading my post again I realized one strong argument proving malicious intention of my employer through my supervisor, that even though I was ready to go back to work after coming back from India, he asked me to come only on the day that I had placed on my Leave off request form. So HE KNEW I was available for my job duty, he did not let that happen so as he /the management can get rid of me or put me on a low level pay scale ripping off my earned benefits! OH…I wonder why I did not use this argument at my hearing session with that benefit department????
      Well, and you know, when I look back at my sequences of hardship, whoever had given me hard times are punished either by loosing their jobs and/or the whole establishment gone our of business! (though I never ever had ill wished anything like that!!)
      So BE TRUTHFUL, DO your duties with 110% dedication that BABA has assigned you for and rest is BABA's job to care for us!
      Jai SAI RAM.

    • I noticed that too and wondered about it. Anyway, the main thing is that it is all in the past now….Sai Samarth

    • 😀 , but you know everything happens for a reason. If I had not been asked by my supervisor to come on the request date on my leave off request form, I would not have been able to take care of my husband's very delicate health after that bypass surgery. And going through my credit card bills and insurance related payments on my credit cards statements, I would not have noticed where the car insurance company had kept taking installments even though the car Insu. company was informed about existing car was sold and was not in my possession. I had to fight that out too! Though they did not returned all wrongful charges they charged me bit at least part of it I could get refunded!
      And most importantly BABA used these events to give me chance to bring out courage and fighting for justice and saving self dignity.
      Yes, all is past and I just think of those things only as how BABA had been there for me in my difficult time. I explain this things to others only to have their faith go stronger.
      Jai SAI RAM.

    • He works in such mysterious ways…. and sometimes you can look back and see his plan and sometimes you cant…. but one can be absolutely certain that there always is a plan…… Sai Samarth

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