Story of My Faith In Shirdi Sai Baba
Sai Sister from India says: I am from India and have been following Baba from 2006. I have been following this page from past few weeks. This page is helping me and so many people. It makes us realize that Baba is still there and helping us. I am thankful to the page admin and all the followers. I read people experiences here, their problems, worries etc. It is job, studies, marriage, children, health, love, family etc. Somewhere everyone of us try to see if there is anyone facing the same problem we have, if so, we see if Baba help them or show them some way. Today I am experiencing the lowest and worst phase of my life. This phase has been there from June 2013. I went far away from Baba and have been only blaming Him from last June. I beg Baba to forgive me for all the mistakes. Today I have decided to pen down the most memorable experiences of my life with Baba so far. I regard this as my first step to move closer to Baba again.
I just want Him to give me strength to face anything and a hope for a better future. I have tears in my eyes writing this. My most memorable experience – I had always been an above average student. But after the death of my father in first year of engineering I lost all the interest in studies. I never used to study, instead was always lost in thoughts, even at home and college. During my 3 rd semester of engineering I failed for the first time in my life. My mom prayed to Baba a lot. Baba held my hand tight and made me pass in the subject in the re-evaluation of my paper. But still I never prayed to Him and thought I passed because of my luck. During my 4th semester, I had again done my exams very badly as I had never studied. My performance was very bad in 4 subjects out of 6 subjects. I had hardly written anything. And I knew that I will fail not in one, two but four subjects. I was feeling regretful for not having learned the lesson first time, when I failed and passed in the re-evaluation of paper. Our family is a great devotee of Lord Shirdi Sai Baba. But I never believed so much in Him.
I used to pray Him because my family had faith in Him. I was never allowed to go out without Baba’s Udi and His blessings. This time I had lost hope in each and everything. Now the only way was to pray to Sai. My mother asked me to do Sai Satcharita parayan. I agreed just for her and started my parayan. I still remember my first day of parayan I was not able to concentrate but things changed when my parayan was about to end. Every day after my parayan I used to do pooja of Sai Baba and offer sugar and banana as prasad. I took eighteen days to complete the parayan once. I became more calm now was ready to face anything. My love for Sai Baba increased so much that I started reading books about Him. My only prayer to Baba was to pass me in all the subjects. My faith in Him increased so much that one fine day I stood before His photo and prayed that I believe in Him and would accept whatever is there for me, but asked for His support and presence.
Now Baba was almost a friend to me. Holidays were over and my 5th semester commenced. Everyone was waiting for the result. I was more relaxed this time despite of the fact that my performance wasn’t good. I kept myself engaged in different activities. The results were delayed for a month or so and I was really happy. But one fine day the results were announced. I was scared and I kept convincing myself that I should accept the thing in store for me. The strangest thing on that day was that I had this smile on my face even though there was tension regarding my results. My mother was also tensed and read Sai Satcharita throughout the day. She randomly opened a page and the chapter carried this particular story of a medical student scared to attend His exams because of the astrological predictions made. Before going to get the results I stood before Sai Baba’s photo and prayed with full devotion. I still remember I heard a sound soon after my prayer was finished.
The sound was like the sound of a bell in a temple. Although there is a temple at the end of my lane, it could not have been from that temple because it usually remains closed during that time. I got my results. I passed in all the subjects. I got exactly passing marks in three out of the four subjects which I hadn’t done well. Rank holder students had actually failed in 1 of those 4 subjects. But even after this I never learned a lesson. I never studied and the same miracle occurred in all my semester exams and I never failed in my life. Baba was always with me then. No one can be lucky so many times. It was definitely Baba. Later in 6th semester got placed in the first company which visited the campus. Today I am paying a very heavy price for having taken Baba for granted. I request you all to ask Baba to forgive me for my mistakes and bring my happiness back.
Sai – Guardian Angel
Sai Sister Sapna from USA says: I have been a devotee of Baba from many years. Dear Hetalji, Thanks for maintaining such a beautiful blog where devotees got to share their experiences. As many say you are Hemandpant of this age providing a divine opportunity to people who visit your blog to know Baba and increase faith and devotion in Him. I have been Baba’s devotee since my school days from past 17 years. He has been with me all the time, guiding me in my difficult times and has always been there. He has always kept me happy and blessed as His dear child. There are numerous experiences and miracles which have occurred and have been ongoing.
I shall post them as they occur to me. We moved to a new apartment about 2 weeks ago. It was a Saturday evening and we went out. On returning we found that we were unable to unlock our home door. The door had been locked from inside due to the automatic lock knob being turned on from inside. Due to this we were unable to unlock it from outside and we did not have the key to unlock the automatic knob as well. It was cold outside, none were available in leasing office and there was no response on emergency number. I had a video chat with my parents on that morning to show our new apartment and luckily had forgotten to lock the patio door which usually I do not forget.
Luckily through the patio door we were able to get inside. It not only brought us a great relief from cold but also saved from huge expenses of getting the door unlocked. I was observing the Baba’s Saptah in that week. Baba helped and saved us from cold and heavy expenses which were to be incurred. We are very thankful to Baba. Baba is always around us like a guardian angel, He always confirms His presence with miracles and beautiful experiences. Bow to Shri Sai, Peace Be to all!
Om Sai Ram
Sai Sister Diana Pourash from Australia says: Dear friend, Like many other devotees Sai has blessed me with many miracles. I will brief about them in other post but now I am sending a poem written by me few years back. Sai himself has encouraged me with beautiful words. So sending poem to benefit other Sai devotees.
Shri Sachidanand sadguru sainath maharaj ki jay, Guru-rupi ratan maine payo, Sai-swarupey dhan kamayo. Murkh agyani jeev moh mein fasayo Sahi samay aatey hi satya ka marg dikhayo. Phir se tere bhakto ki aankhen niharegi, Har ek dil ko teri yaad aayegi. Phir se is dharti ko pawan bana de, Tere mangal charno se is dharti pe gyan ka deep jala de. Phir se is dharti pe aake, logon ke dilo ki trushna meeta de. Shirdi jaise kisi aur ek jagah ko, apna pawan dham bana de. Dhanya ho gaye the ve log, jisne tujhe apni seva arpan ki. De moka hum ko bhi teri seva ka, Jise tere varad hasta hamare sir ko bhi chuke, hamara kalyan kare. Phir ek bar teri dhuni jalakar, Hey! agnihotra dev hampe daya kar. Mein agyani, kya kavita likhu tujh pe, Mera ahantva har tune hi mujh mein gyan rus sfurayo. Sada hum pe yuhi daya banaye rakhna. Teri prem bhari drishti se har ek Bhakt ki kamna puri karna. Omsairam and thanks. Diana Pourash