Faith And Patience, As Encouraged By Baba
Anonymous Devotee from UK says: Please allow me to start by saying that Baba is amazing with His ways. I also want to thank all other writers who have shared their experiences here because I have no somewhat come to understand the power of faith and unconditional believe. The experience that i wish to share is in relation to my career. Like most others, my career is my priority and being in my mid-late 20s. I made a decision to move to UK for 2 years. Here, i am working on contract basis, due to my visa restriction. Also, i will admit, i am only human and i shamefully fall into the category of those who tend to think and pray more in what is perceived to be more difficult times than when everything is going smoothly.
When i first moved here, it was Summer and everyone was on holidays and I was unemployed for almost 2-3 months. Initially it was okay, being in a new city and trying to settle- I have always seen myself as an independent girl, so, moving away to a city where there are so many people, yet i knew no one, wasn’t as daunting as being out of a job. I was going for a couple of interviews, but none of them seemed to work. One Friday, i got a call from a recruiter for a job that’s one hour away to commute to (which really, in London terms, wasn’t too bad). I didn’t even have to go for an interview for that role. It wasn’t the job that i was looking for, but i believed because it came to me rather easily, i took it. I was there till December. After that, again, i was out of a job for another 3 months. This time i felt it was the worst time of my life. I was going for interviews and i knew i smashed them and did so well but they were not working out. These were for companies which i still wish to get into and for roles i knew were perfect for me. Feedbacks were all great from the interview and i made it to the top 2 preferences, but that was it. All the signs were pointing to a job that i felt was definitely meant for me, but that was another heart break. So many times, i felt deceived. Somehow, i kept on praying.
My mum was always worried for me, and she was/is my strength to continue praying and believing that all will happen in due course. She would also go to the Baba temple back home and make prayers for me. I was angry and upset for weeks- i stopped going to temple, but i don’t know how or why i somehow brought myself to at least say a quick prayer thanking for the day before i went to bed. I didn’t know what to believe in at that point. Why was it so difficult for me? I don’t know. They said it was my time. But i felt, if Baba really was around, should my time really matter? After being felt cheated by the interview outcomes, i just decided to leave it to God, to Baba to decide what i should do. I knew i wanted to stay here longer and I deep down i knew that i am in the right place. I did the 7 days of book reading and the week after, on a Wednesday, i got a job. Again, it wasn’t my dream job, but still a job none the less and something to add on to the resume. The people i work with are so nice and the type of work i am doing now, although it’s basic, it’s something different to add to the resume.
I am going back on the job hunt as this job is finishing in 2 months. So, I pray for a job that would help me grow. And yesterday I went to temple and had the pleasure of helping to serve the Prasadam. And i received the candy that i like and a flower too. I would like to think that this is going to be a good week. From my experience, whatever said and done, I believe in Baba. Whenever i go to temple, there is a sense of peace that makes me believe i am doing the right thing by being here. I believe somehow that I am meant for great things, like everyone else and that Baba will guide us there. Being back in the job hunt category, i know, is going to be a little stressful again, but i believe that something will work out. Something has to. With Baba’s blessings, i am sure it will. It’s almost one year now since i moved over and I have now starting to have friends whom i can rely on and are just incredible people. I want to thank Baba for bringing these people into my life. I believe Baba protects us all. There’s a reason for things to happen the way it does. I just pray that we are able to find the strength to continue our lives believing in something greater and that we find our path to do the greatness we are meant to spread in this world. For that, I pray for guidance. I pray that i shouldn’t let jealousy get the better off me and I pray for patience. To all those reading this, faith and patience as strongly stressed upon, is key. And to know that you’re here for something great and to make a difference and leave your mark. Have faith and Baba is surely to watch over you. Om Sai Ram
Baba Changes My Life
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Baba came into my life with the help of my fiancé. My fiancé gifted me Baba’s Photo and Udi. He is great devotee of Baba’s since his childhood. Being a NRI he uses to go to Sai Baba’s Mandir in abroad also. Our relation is blessing of Baba.
People know that the greatest difficulty for a family is to procure a suitable bridegroom for a girl. Help in discovering a proper match for a girl or boy. Sometimes success seemed to be within reach but fate scattered his hopes at the crucial moment. In deep despair he sat in front of Baba’s photograph. Baba came in my life through my fiancé. Before meeting with my fiancé, i was not a devotee of Baba. Actually we both met with each other on a social site. Very first we saw each other in a Smagam at Chandigarh. Actually my fiancé is a NRI. Problem is this, i m a 28 years old jobless girl. Me and my fiancé decided to marry with each other. Next month our marriage has been fixed. We both are in a relationship since last three years and he loves me a lot. Even in abroad he uses to do Pooja almost daily. Actually we both do not believe in Kundali. But his family is kind of orthodox. They are saying that there is some problem in my Kundali, so we can’t marry with each other.
My parents do not believe in Kundali. They don’t know that his family is against this marriage. My parents have done all the arrangements for marriage. Date has been fixed and hotel has been booked. Even my all relatives know about my marriage, but my fiancé’s family does not want that this marriage should be done. And now my fiancé is saying that his company is not ready to give him leave for the marriage. Either he has to resign from the job. I don’t know what is going on with me. Every single situation is against me. I have only faith on the Baba, because with the help of Baba, he got this present job. Now he has to choose either his job or the marriage with me. I don’t know is he lying to me because of his family pressure or something else. Baba because of You, we met and fall in love and when our three year relation is converting to the marriage it seems that everything will end. Baba You have shown me the path at every single second. Please save my life and it is question of dignity of my parents. They love me a lot, when they will come to know about the reality they will get shattered. Baba please help. It’s only You who can save this relation and can change the whole situation. Om Sai Ram. Love You Baba. I know You are always with me.
Baba Asking For Daal Chaawal
Sai sister Pooja from Canada says: I had a dream. Last night i saw myself with my family at unknown place. Then Sai Baba in white clothes with a bag came to us and asked for Daal Chaawal. We gave Him a plate of, i don’t know some white thing. Then He left, what does it mean??? Does it suppose to have some meaning because i am Punjabi and my family and i have never been to Shirdi.