A Test Of Shraddha & Saburi – Anonymous Sai Devotee

Anonymous Devotee from India says: Sai Ram Hetal ji, we owe a lot to you, you are such a Graced soul, came on earth with the Divine Mission! Baba showers infinite grace on you which empowers & energizes your being to dedicate itself wholeheartedly to the Lotus Feet of Sai through this blog. May Baba keep on using your potential to pour the oil of devotion to the wicks of our mind to brighten up the light of Shraddha & Saburi in each one of us.

I have posted certain Devotees Experiences in your blog, before this. Some of which are regarding the Shibpur Sai Temple, Nadia, West Bengal. In those posts I had no objection in mentioning my name. But, for this one, I would request you not to disclose my name over here, obviously if you find this post worthy to be published in your Blog. In this post, I am going to narrate a Sai Grace that has been bestowed upon me, after a good test of Shraddha & Saburi. I apologize for any mistake encountered in due course of the narration.

After completion of my Masters Degree in 2007, I was not hired & went through a frustrating period of almost a year. Later on, in 2008 with a hope to pursue a career in industry job, I applied for an M.Tech course at Bengal Engineering & Science University. With Baba’s grace, I got selected after an interview & started pursuing my M.Tech course for tenure of 3 years. In 2009, one of my M.Tech batch mates who was working as a Research Associate in a NGO , got a better opportunity for a Project & asked me, whether I was interested to join the job left by her. As an answer to my affirmative reply, she recommended my name to the Head of the Institution & after an interview I got selected for the post & joined my new job in November 2009.My office was situated at Southern Avenue, very near to the Jatin Das Road Sai Temple near Deshapriya Park, Kolkata.

After few months, one day I felt an intense urge to visit Baba Temple, after my office. Later on I made it a practice to visit Baba Temple on every Thursday, after my office. Sometimes, by Baba’s Grace, I had to overcome certain hindrances also for this, but always I used to take these as tests of my sincerity. I prayed to Baba for a better job, for shortly after joining my new job, I came to realize that it has got no future prospects. An opportunity to work as a Research Scholar in a PhD project came to me through this job & I prayed for it to Baba during my Shirdi Trip in December 2009. But to my utter disappointment, Baba did not grant this to me. After coming back to Kolkata, I continued to visit Baba Temple every Thursday & kept on praying for a better job. Days keep on passing & after a fair long time I came to know that an MNC is going to hold a campus interview at our University.

Incidentally, the interview was conducted on a Thursday. I took it as a green signal from Baba, & faced the interview boldly even without a good preparation. With Baba’s grace I qualified all the rounds of interviews that day & was called for the final phase of interviews at the Plant along with a very few batch mates. I was confident enough to get this job as I thought it was Baba’s Divine Sankalpa & my prayers were going to be answered shortly. On the scheduled date we all went to the Plant for our interviews & completed few rounds of interviews throughout the whole day. The HR told us that the final results would be informed to the selected candidates afterwards. After waiting anxiously for 1 month, the HR called me along with one of my batch mates & told that both of us were selected for the job. But prior to final recruitment we should face a final interview by the President. Both of us went to the Plant on the scheduled date & after waiting for almost 5 hrs our interview started. This time the interview did not go well for us , as the President rebuked us for trivial issues, even after answering his questions, that made us a bit doubtful. The HR told us to wait for the results. After waiting for an hour, the HR told us that the results could not be declared that day, as the President got engaged in an urgent meeting. The selected candidate would be informed over phone. We received no call from the plant after that. After a couple of months I came to know that an experienced candidate was hired from outside & our interview session was a sheer fake one. None of us got a single job through campus interviews from such a famous University. What could be more frustrating than this?

I told Baba, ”I know You are testing my patience. So, I will keep on visiting Your Temple & see what You do for me at the last”. Afterwards I completed my M. Tech course with high marks & was convocated. I tried for jobs in my field but all efforts were in vain, as for my field of study freshers could be hired only through Campus Interviews. The moment one becomes a pass out, could no longer be hired as he/she is not having any work experience. After sometime, I discarded the hope to pursue my career in my M.Tech field of study & prepared my mind to establish my career in my Mother Subject (subject of my B.Sc & M.Sc). I started preparing myself to sit for the School Service Commission Examination to get recruited as Teacher at the Govt undertaken Schools. Obviously in this regard my M.Tech degree is valueless, but still it’s a bit satisfactory that at least my Bachelors (B.Sc) & Masters (M.Sc) degrees in my mother subject would be evaluated. I started to work hard for the exam & continued to visit Baba Temple on every Thursday after my office.

My exam date was scheduled on 29th July 2012. I did sit for it & was a bit satisfied with my performance. Immediately after the exam, certain issues sprang up & a good number of Court cases were filed up against the Board regarding the exam procedure. That obviously delayed the results. Usually, the results are declared within 3 months from the date of exam. But this time, we had to wait for 14 months for the results. By Baba’s grace, I qualified the written test & was called for the interview. On the day of interview, I applied Vibhuti & Udi on my forehead & started for the venue. After I got into the cab, I was overwhelmed to see a Baba Picture placed inside the cab. I instructed the driver to follow a route in which I had to pass through the Baba Temple, I use to visit every Thursday. As my cab was passing by the Temple I offered my Pranams to Baba. But, my interview was not satisfactory as I was unable to answer two questions. But still with faith in Baba’s Grace, I started waiting for the final results & after few weeks it was declared. My joy knew no bounds when I came to know that my rank was 31. What a Miracle. It is purely Baba’s grace. I know that in the evaluation process of this exam marks are given in fractions for the best screening in order to determine the ranks. A deficit of 1 mark could put candidate 10 ranks behind. For B.ed degree, the allotted marks were 6. But I did not hold a B. Ed degree. The competition was just fierce for me .One could imagine well what a matter of risk was it to sit for the exam without having a B.Ed degree. But in spite of that my rank came as 31. What to call it other than Sai Kripa.

After few weeks I attended the counselling session & got posted to a good High School not much distant from my place. I joined the school as an Assistant Teacher & was revived with a new life. I am sure, Baba tested me thus, & showered His compassion & grace to this tiny creature of His vast creation. I firmly believe that believing Sai, loving Sai, following the teachings of Sai & surrendering to Sai is the best worship one could offer at the Lotus Feet of Sai .Baba tests our patience & subsequently makes us free from the sufferings of our Karma. He does only that, what is best for us, when we really need it, as He is omnipresent & omniscient. Bow to Shree Sai Peace be to all. Jay Sainath Maharaj Ki.

© Devotees Experiences with Shirdi Sai Baba

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  1. Baba today is my birthday…i am 31 years now and still single…you can imagine how hard it is to a girl being single till now…it is vry painful baba…nothing in my life makes me happiee or exciting any more…what did i do baba…why are you not blessing me…am i not worth to be your devotee baba…even today also i am crying…i am vry unlucky

    • Sairam ji,

      Just dont give up on him and keep doing Satcharitra Parayan…
      Don't forget his Namasmaran…


    • hi dear…. wish you a many more happy returns of the day…. be happy…. do not worry for anything… you will find the right match… baba please bless this devotee… please bless her today… please fullfill her wish…. do not be sad…. please visit thirumana cheri in tamilnadu.. it;s a very famous temple for marriages… you can offer your prayer there… many of us has got married after visiting this temple… you can search in google… it has been located in mayavaram district of tamilnadu…lord siva 's temple… please visit there with your parents soon… you will be blessed with the nice partner….

    • don't be sad..enjoy your day..baba'll definitely
      arrange your marriage.have faith in baba..happy birthday cheer

    • Happy Birthday Dear .. dont be so sad on ur b"day ..
      Baba gives what is best for us not what we ask .. so be patience , He will surely give u the best one ..

    • Sister , u asked to be blessed by one sai…………
      see how many sai blessed
      infinite his is grace

    • Happy B'day sister..Don't worry…just keep your head calm…You definitely will see happy days going forward. Believe in Baba , no matter what, he will be doing the right thing suitable for you.

      Om Sai Ram !!

    • U r 31st and crying …i am 36 going to shirdi since 2004 but no blessings ..m still unmarried and jobless…can u guess my pain?

  2. Baba.. the posts today indicate that I have to face some struggle before the desired results come out. Please give me the strength and guide me through darkness to light

  3. Baba last 2 months he is in bed. Today he is going to doctor for further treatment. Baba u know i how much i love him and what is my feeling for him. Baba i pray you please come in the form a doctor and cure him. We both love you so much baba and you are our only hope in our life. U know all the problems and we suffered a lot but still we have faith on our baba that you can do everything for us. Baba please cure his health. We need you , your love, your blessings and we want you'll always be with us. Baba please come we need you baba. Please solve all problems and cure his health Baba. You are My only Hope..
    Mere sai baba

  4. Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram

  5. Sai Baba Everywhere

    By K. N. Narayan Swamy

    "To separate the true from the false in everything, whatever its nature may be, that is the part of a wise understanding."

    – St. Thiruvalluvar

    Once in the local bazar, I found attractive calendars of Sai Baba with a caption 'APKA RAKSHAK'. I purchased 10 copies for distribution of which I retained one for keeping in the pooja room.

    Somehow Sai Baba prompted me to get this photograph framed. I was in a dilemma as it was a large one and would pinch my purse considerably. One day I took it to a photo-frame shop near our home and I was told that it would cost an amount ranging from Rs. 50/- to Rs 60/- depending upon the frame, glass etc., I chose a particular frame and settled for Rs. 45/-.

    Two or three days later I went to the frame shop to collect the photograph. The owner had gone out and his brother was in the shop doing some woodcraft. During our conversation, I offered him to give a few pieces of a wooden Almirah lying useless in our house. He was delighted at this unsolicited offer and immediately we went to our house to see this. He agreed to take it and instead of money, I suggested to him to give me a rebate on the frame as barter. He said that he would accept whatever I give him. He was quite happy when I offered him a tender.

    When he had come to our house, I told him about my Tape recorder. It was giving me frequent trouble and had deprived me of listening to Sai bhajans. I had an idea to dispose this set and buy a new one. This friend told me that he would arrange for this also as he knows a shop-keeper who buys second hand tape-recorders. Accordingly he sent a man the very next day. I could strike a deal at a reasonable price and in the same evening, brought home a brand new tape recorder.

    We strongly believe in Sai Baba's hand in every moment of our life. With deep faith and wholehearted devotion one can achieve abundant blessings of Sai Maharaj – 'I am there where there is devotion.'

    (Source Saipadananda July 1990)

  6. Nice experience but if I am not mistaken this had been posted earlier too.

    O Deva, bless us as we begin a new week that whatever we do we may achieve success. Bless us O Sadguru so we may be compassionate and sharing in our lives.

    Thank You for all the beautiful miracles You perform to bless us O Sai 🙂

    Jai Sairam

  7. baba please bless my sister and her husband to come out of their problems. please baba. omsairam.

  8. baba i can understand one thing from the above experience… you want me to get settle in a government job… so u are instructing me to apply for it… somewatt my confusion has got cleared…. thank you baba for your love on me to land in the right job…

  9. baba i do not want anything for me…. please bless my parents with good health, happiness, wealth and prosperity… as a daughter please give me the strength to serve them more… i should not see them in sad state.. they should be happy till the end of their life… iam ready to shed my life for them… love them like anything.. i want to make them proud..just want to convey my thanks to my beloved sai for given such a nice parents to me in this birth.. thank you sai sai thank you so much sai… iam living for them only…. just give me strength to keep them happy forvever….please bless my parents sai…. love you ma and pa.. they are my soul… i want to give a better and comfort life to my parents bless me for that…. really proud to have a parents like them… bless them sai… bless them deva….

  10. OM SAI RAM

    Baba, this is a very crucial week for me.. please help me to successfully complete as planned and give me confidence to do extremely well in the forthcoming exams..
    Falling at your lotus feet.. (f)

  11. Babaji my maa
    I am so much better today thanks to u n vp murugan
    Still I haven't got my old health cheer n enthusiasm
    Pls help me my maa
    Please Pl ease please
    Waiting with saburi and shradha
    I know u will come soon for this daughter
    Luv u
    Falling at your golden feet

  12. OMSAIRAM. please baba. please save all of us. please give peace of mind to us. please baba. omsairam.

  13. Om sai ram. Plz bless my family with shradha n saburi. I kno i test u in many ways but 2 my hapines wenever i think somethng it hpns in the same way i pray u. Sai babaji plz hold our hand in the same way n plz wtevr m thinkng plz make it posible. I kno that it wl be a miracl3 4 al of us bt 4 u its nthng imposible. Om sai nath

  14. I Love You Baba..please be with 2morrow..Don't leave my hand even for a second..i need You..please give me confidence..please Baba..i don't know Baba what to say more..I am confessing here..i am not well prepared..i don't know a lot of things, but Baba please be with me, i say Sorry to You for all my mistakes, all mistakes Baba, i will improve myself, but please Baba don't leave my hand 2morrow, please Baba, I love You so much Baba, You are like my Grandfather to me, You always said to be, Don't worry meri pyari pyari putri, sab thk ho jayega, Now i am telling You my Baba, please mere Pyare Pyare Sai Baba g, be with me, I am leaving everything on You, because now i have no option left, Please Baba, Please Baba, OM SAI RAM, OM SAI RAM

  15. 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.

    pls bless me and save my life saimaa….u know all my problems in life , I have left everything on u and waiting for ur miracle to happen in my life since many years.
    pls baba help me, I am in very tough suitations saimaa..
    jai sairam

  16. Again feeling confused,tensed and getting to move into my sad life…Please show me light and give me life baba.

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