Baba Saved My Life And Gave Me A New Direction

Anonymous Devotee from India says: I am one of the several devotees who are grateful for all that Baba has done for me. This is my first post here. My family was not a great believer in Baba but accepted the fact that we don’t know much about Him and did not have an opinion about Him. But in due course of time, Baba pulled me to Himself, stood by me, saved me and showed a new meaning to my life. If I am in a position to be alive and writing this down, it’s only because of Baba. The first time I went to Baba’s temple was to accompany a friend (a college time crush). He was a regular visitor and devotee. Even though I did not believe in Baba, just to test Him, I prayed for something silly and Baba made it happen before I could step out of the temple premises. However, I did not take it as a big sign and brushed it off as something very silly.

Time passed and I was married to a guy whom my parents chose and I happily agreed to. My life changed drastically. I was subjected to severe abuse of all kinds. My life had turned into a nightmare, my self esteem was rock bottom and I had given up on life to change in anyway. Somehow, I never thought of suicide at any point in time. Even though I lost belief in all religious practices, I just visited temples as they were the only “outings” I had at that point in time. I was in the US then and Baba’s temple was the closest to my house. When I looked at Baba’s photo there, I somehow felt a deep connect – as though Baba was looking deep into my eyes. I just knew that whatever it is, He is the one who would stand by me. I started doing the Nav Guruvar Vrat. At the end of it, we moved back to India. Things turned from worse to horrible and I knew I decided to go for a divorce. The entire world was against me just because I couldn’t reveal some facts that only a husband and wife would know and I was judged and condemned by people who were the closest to me. Baba stood by me and kept showing me ways to go forward. He was the only one in several moments when I felt the wrath of everyone else.

Time is the biggest healer and slowly people close to me understood my decision. Then came the parental worry for my remarriage. I was not even interested. I was educated, independent and completely battered after all the abuse. I had become distrustful of everyone. The only person I believed was Baba. My parents started performing all sorts of Pooja and pariharas to “fix” my life. I met several guys to satisfy my mother and was starting to freak out if world had become devoid of good human beings! My father is a great devotee of Kanchi Mahaperiyava. He started forcing me to worship him. I believed only Baba. I never openly told anything to my father but within my mind I decided I will think of only Baba and that when a miracle happened. It was more like a vision – The black and white picture of Baba standing with other devotees of His flashed before me. Just that I was shocked that the face was not actually Baba’s it was that of Kanchi Mahaperiyava as though they both were one and the same. I met a person whom my mother suggested (through one of the matrimony sites which I don’t trust). I felt like trusting Him but was waiting for a sign from Baba.

During this period I was regularly performing Shej Aarti at home, reading Sai Satcharitra, performing Nav Guruvar Vrat and visiting Raghavendra and Sai Baba temples every Thursday. I had a dream one night during one of the months when I was just casually talking to him. The dream was Sai Baba performing Pooja in Manthralaya. He walks up to me, gives me an idol and tells me everything will fall in place there is nothing to worry. The idol was that of Kanchi Mahaperiyava. This made me realize that all guru’s are the same and will stand by their devotees. This felt like the signal and I decided to get married to this person and our marriage date was on a full moon day, a Thursday, Kanchi Mahaperiyava’s Jayathi, my hubby’s guru’s birthday. Was this just coincidence?? Too much to be a coincidence. I completely believe that it was Baba’s grace and the new direction that He was providing for my life. For a person like me who could not believe anyone Baba guided me to a guy who is of high thinking, a real good human being and takes care of me. Thank You Baba, for everything. I pray that You always keep me close to You and stay with me. Om Sai Ram.

My Life Changing Experience

Anonymous Devotee from India says: I am great follower of Sai Baba. I am sharing an experience which is showing how Sai Baba plans a road map for us and how He calls us to connect with Him. I am telling you the amazing story/miracle of my life. There is no one who is Sai devotee in my family. I am very simple girl following Hindu Gods. I never knew about Sai Baba for 25 years of my life. This is the time of April 2012. My parents wanted me to get marry. As for every girl, parents think it’s the right age. But I was seriously not getting anyone suitable for me which was ok for me because I was focusing on my career as well. I wanted to change my job. I was so frustrated for not getting it, as I wanted to go in big brand MNC. In spite of the fact that everything is going good with current situation I was still so pissed off with life.

Reason being: 1) Parents wanted me to get marry but I did not want to compromise (somewhere in my heart I wanted to go for love marriage but which was not possible as my family is strict and I never had any affair for 25 years of my life) so I was ok with arrange marriage but I wanted to get someone perfect for me. 2) I was not getting in my career growth which I was craving for (job change to MNC) I worked hardest for it. One day one of my friends was just discussing about her belief in Sai Baba and how she follows Sai Baba and keep fast for every Thursday. She said its wish fulfillment fast. I don’t know what I call it, was I selfish or what, I don’t know. That was the moment I said I want to go for these fasts for 9 Thursdays. I started from very next Thursday. I used to go to temple on every Saturday as Thursday I used to be busy so I just worship at home. 9 Thursdays over, 1-2 big interviews I gave (May-July). Nothing happened. I was so depressed. I properly did my worship for closing the fasts after 9 Thursdays. But my belief, my attachment with Baba, my interest in Baba was just getting stronger day by day (now selflessly with no wish in heart).

In month of September, I got the call from same company where I gave interview in July, they wanted to take further round of interviews. I was like what, I gave all rounds, at last in November I got offer from same company (biggest brand of the world) I was like so surprised how did this happen. Things happened but why so late. Anyways I had to leave the current city and moved to Mumbai. (Far away from parents) Before leaving for Mumbai I was so scared that nobody knows me there. How will I manage? Should I go or not? I slept at night (before day of leaving) with a thought, Baba show me the direction. I could not see anything but myself sitting with a hunk guy (lake side) on a bench. I could see from back side only. That’s all. Morning, I was blank and just left for Mumbai. Before leaving, at airport my mom said, it’s going to be life changing turn of your life (he is going to meet you there I’m sure) I was so shocked my mom is saying all this. I never expected this from her because I share that fear and respected relation with her in such matters. I just ignored I was like what mom forget it. And I left.

I reached Mumbai, Strange city, people unknown. I reached my guest house. My best friend called me and said one of my cousin is in Mumbai. He is going to help you out in searching for accommodation. I hesitated and said no I will manage. She said you just call him. I did not call for two days. I was stressed in new city. My friend called me again and asked me to call him as she knew i am tensed because of accommodation search. I called his cousin. He asked me about my company’s address which was 500 meters away from my company. He asked me about my guest house address which was 1000 meters away from his apartment. We met, he helped me in settling down in new place and finally he proposed me and I said yes. By November 20, our mind was set to get married. I could see everything in him which I ever dreamt for. And I could feel it he is the same hunk whom I saw my dream. As if everything was so planned before I stepped in new city. I came to know he is big follower of Sai Baba. His whole family just follows Sai Baba. He was previously in the same city where I was. He used to visit the same temple of Baba on Saturday where I used to go on Saturday. His address was 1000 metres away where I used to stay in previous city. That’s why my connections with Baba were getting stronger. I just can’t believe all this co-incidents. By Feb, I was married to my man (love marriage) while working in biggest company of the world. Baba made a perfect path for me, I just realized it later when things happened actually ϑ ϑ Aum Sai Ram. He always showers His blessing on us. His miracles are far beyond our imaginations. Nowadays I am again in some of rough situation of life. I believe Baba will plan for me and bring me out of it safely.

Life Took A Twist

Anonymous Devotee from USA says: I am from USA and would like to share my experience and miracles of Sai Baba. I came to the US in the year 2010 and have been working until 2013 in the US. I got married in 2013 and both myself and my wife were working in the US. I am more of a spending type and used to spend money a lot. All was going well until my visa extension which got denied in the year 2013. I applied another visa on the safe side anticipating my current one would get denied. Since my current visa got denied i had to quit my job and move to a dependent visa until i was able to get the other one approved. While i was waiting for my other work visa to be approved in the year 2013 i realized how it was sitting at home and each and every dollar seemed such important to me. I had no savings at all to support me during these times. All i was thinking was about Sai Baba. I prayed Him daily.

Unfortunately my other work visa which was pending was also denied. Life was shattered. Me and my wife knew tough times were ahead. We were not able to digest this. For few days we discussed with ourselves what could be our next move. If i have to get another work visa and work it would be another 10 months of stay at home. I thought to myself maybe Baba wanted me to learn more about life and know the importance of life. My family and my wife supported me a lot during these times. My wife changed her job in order to support with more money. All i had in mind was Shraddha and Saburi. If you have faith and patience you can climb mountains. I never let my faith go down. I read each and every chapter of Sai Satcharitra with full heart and knew His blessings were always there for us. The time came for 2014 visa and i applied this time with full faith. I waited patiently for the application to be picked up in lottery and luckily my application was picked. By God’s grace this time i got my visa approved and all set to get back to work after a year. All this one year i had full faith and waited patiently for Baba’s blessings. Thank You Baba for all the lesson You taught me during this period. Sachidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.

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  1. Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram
    Jai Sai Ram

  2. My Baba – bless me with another healthy baby please burn my past sins and bless me with your ansh… Om Sai Ram !!

  3. Dear devotee 1, I can so understand what you went through with your first marriage. I am living with my-inlaws and lot of verbal abuse is happening with my little one in the scene as well. I am deeply thinking what I need to do that will be in the best interest of the child. I am doing vrat and asking Sai to help me with the situation. I'm losing patience..I'm happy that Sai has given you a new life and all the best with everything!

  4. It was May 1972, when we were staying in Lucknow with one Sai devotee. Everyday bhajans were being conducted. One Sunday all devotees decided to hold Akhand bhajan and Laksharchana. I suggested every devotee to bring from their homes 100 grams Basmati rice each along with a photograph of Baba.

    The Abhishek started at 9 P.M. and after that Akhand Bhajan started, which went on till 6 A.M. next morning. The collection of rice came to about 16 kgs, which was to be cooked in ghee with almonds, kajoo and sugar. This all was brought by the devotees from their homes in small quantities but with big devotion. On that day (Monday) in Lucknow a huge festival in Mankameshwar Shiv Temple was being celebrated, for which the devotees from nearby towns like Kanpur and Allahabad had arrived. We decided to conduct poor-feeding in that festival with all the foodstuff collected with us. After noon Arti, we started cooking sweet rice in a vessel, sufficiently big to cook all the rice The cooking was being done by me in the courtyard alongwith singing of bhajans and discourses on Baba's cooking in that sacred handi. The day was very hot; but devotional atmosphere prevailed in which; people -forgot the hot climate. As the rice was being, prepared, I observed that,, the holy word “OM” appeared on the upper surface of the rice in Udi colour when the rice was already cooked ready to be removed from the fire. As usual the rice in the vessel had expanded and: reach the brim when the fire was withdrawn; but the expansion of rice did not stop but kept up clearly showing Baba's divine presence, which prompted everyone to sing Baba's bhajans feeling the divine presence of our Sadguru in the gathering. Now the overflowing rice was being collected in extra utensils, which became a difficult job as all the: utensils available were full and the process of overflowing seemed to be unending Seeing this the devotees raised their volume of singing bhajans and this rise in volume further increased the overflow., and to store it empty vessels were borrowed from neighbors until we were all exhausted and the time was 5 p.m. Finding no way to stop the divine overflow, we started praying to Sadguru to hold down the miracle and soon our prayer was heard which checked the overflow. Now the entire rice containers were kept before Baba's Photo in the :room (Mandir) and doors were closed A strange divine smell prevailed in the whole atmosphere reminding me the times when Baba's physical presence used to create similar divine smell at Shirdi.

    • Shree Sachinanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai
      Shree Sachinanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai
      Shree Sachinanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai

    • Dear Devotee, truly you are blessed by Saimaa. Imagining Baba in his physical form itself gives me goosebumps!!! Thank you for sharing this experience with all.

  5. The full load of rice was loaded in five cars and sent for poor-feeding and the house was duly locked as everyone proceeded to the Shiva temple.

    On our return, another miracle awaited us. When the bhajan room was opened we found an impressive old man, in milky white beard and garua clothes, sitting in the chair. Having overcome our surprise, we all felt the personality sitting on the chair was none other than Sadguru Sai Baba, who could only enter the locked room Now every one found some place to sit in the room, including the ladies. Baba came and sat near me and asked me to sing a bhajan on harmonium, "which I did while he played on tabla. Then ^Baba asked me to play “Thaptal” on the tabla while be would sing himself. Since I did not know how to play Thaptal, having a desire to learn it, I expressed my inability to play Thaptal Baba immediately told me the matra , Of Thaptal. which then I could play on the table very well along with Baba singing a bhajan. Then we were blessed with a discourse for a short while.

    The programme was over, but no one wanted to leave for home as such opportunity was rare in one’s life. Sleeping arrangements were made then and there. It was decided that all gents would, sleep outside on the lawn a long with Babaji and all ladies inside. Baba's bed was spread by my side as per instructions from him. At four in the morning when I got up Baba was not seen on his bed and he was not found anywhere even when we all searched for him.

    Whenever, wherever there, is a devotional gathering of devotees Sadguru is always present there, in human form, and one cannot identify him. One needs much more devotion to do so.

    • Oh My God! Your experience gave me chills . How blessed are you to experience this miracle? I pray to BABA every day to at least come in my dreams, but that didn't happen. And, he gave you darshan. So nice of you to post about this miracle.

    • Got goosebumps after reading it……………..cannot imagine myself and my imagination is like hope i can also see him personally in any human form….i wish i could be one of the member durinf the bhajan……Thankyou for sharing such a wonderful experience……Love u baba………..
      OM SAI RAM Sai daughter Dhannu………

    • I think you might have been any one among the devotees of the period when BABA was in human avatar, as mentioned in SATCHARITHA.Might be you belong to family of "MEGHA" who served Lord Shiva and saw BABA too that way……YES YOU ARE FROM MEGHA JIs family because as I was typing this message its BABA who made me remind of great devotee "MEGHA JI" as I was just prepared to write the first line of this comment.YES BABA HIMSELF has answered us all Who you are !!!!!!!! HOW BLESSED N FORTUNATE YOU ARE ……..!!!! JAI SAI RAM HAR HAR MAHADEV………!!!!!!!!

    • Really amazing experience…You are really a blessed soul…..I could not stop myself reading the experience again and again…wonderful experience..

    • Dear Sai Devotee,
      Really cant express in words how i felt amazing reading your experience , your divine meeting with Sai. I pray Sai to bless all of us how he has blessed you. Truly great devotion!!! Just imagined if i am one among in the food preparation festival.
      Dear father pz give me a chance to meet you and also wisdom to recognize that You are Sai.
      Jai Sai Ram.

    • Dear Sai Devotee,
      Really cant express in words how i felt amazing reading your experience , your divine meeting with Sai. I pray Sai to bless all of us how he has blessed you. Truly great devotion!!! Just imagined if i am one among in the food preparation festival.
      Dear father pz give me a chance to meet you and also wisdom to recognize that You are Sai.
      Jai Sai Ram.

  6. OmSairam
    Blessed experiences.
    Anandakoti Brahamananda Nayaka Rajathiraja Yogiraja ParaBrahama ShriSachiananda Samaratha ShrShirdi Sainath Maharaj ki Jai !!!
    Bow to ShriSai peace be to all

  7. saibaba bless all baba…please help me to decide baba…please make my life peaceful and happy baba…please forgive me for my mistakes baba…please bless my mother with good health baba….bless my sister life and her kids baba…bless my bother to score good marks in his exams baba…he should get medical seat baba….bless my father baba…soon i should get married to the person i love baba with all blessings baba…Om Sai Ram Om Sai Ram Om Sai Ram

  8. OM SAI SHRI SAI JAI JAI SAI…. baba I am your child….shower your blessings on me always….keep me in your lotus feet…ANANTKOTI BRAHMANDNAYAK RAJADHIRAJ YOGIRAJ PARBRAHM SACHIDANAND SADGURU SHRI SAINATH MAHARAJ KI JAI..


  10. Beautiful experience(s)

    O Sai, forgive us our bad thoughts and deeds and help us walk the righteous path please 🙂

    Jai Sairam

  11. Om Sai Ram,

    Blissful experiences May Baba bless all his devotees with such divine experiences.

    Baba, please do not ever leave our hand and let us be at your lotus feet forever.

    Ananta Koti Brahmand Nayak Rajadhiraj Yogiraj Parahbrahma,
    Sri Sachidanand Satguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.

  12. Very nice experiences. The devotee who has shared his experience in the comment box also a very heart touching and unbelievable experience. I am also a small devotee of baba.going through lots of problems in my life.baba has also done miracles in my life.he has saved my father from the kidney stone. I had promised baba I would definitely share my experience. Sorry for the delay.thanks baba for everything. Please baba always be there with my parents. Bless me and my husband a baby.bless my husband in his work and his health.baba please save our relationship. Love you sai baba.

  13. om sai ram.very amazing experiences. baba ji you are wonderful. your leelas are so great.
    Please me also as i like or let me from this world..please bless hear my prayers and bless age is going.

  14. Baba mein sat ko shirdi pahuch jaoungi, ap mjhe station pr jarur lene ana, i ll wait for u n i knw u ll surly cm .


  15. sai baba ..aap sabke liye hain to mere liye kyun nahi..kisi ka phone tak kharaab ho jaye to aap uski choti si prob bhi solve kar dete ho meri puri life kharaab ho rahi hai or aap ans tak nahi dete meri baat ka..bas chup baithe ho hamesha se..m not jealous but dard hota hai ki mujhe koi bhi kyun nahi apnata bhagwaan bhi nahi to main kya karu..

    • sai is with their all children and he will bestow at you at right timee…just remove all the queries from your mind and say sai whatever situation may ne you are my peace and love and nothing else and feel it you will find how saimaa be with you……..saimaa bless you dear!!!

  16. Om saima in comment box one devotee wrote very very good experience I liked it my desire is to experience like that leela sai bless me with visa to london.both bless

  17. Baba I dont know what to do . We were in love in these many years. Suddenly came to know his relationship with a new girl and according to his friends he is going to marry her. I really dont know what to do. What kind of test is this baba. My mind I am madly love him. He saya he love me too. But how could he do this play with both of us life baba. I forgive him. But in mind I want tp be with him. Baba are you testing my faith and patience through this. Whom should I believe . Baba I love him a lot baba. Please guide me through right path baba. My lifes these many years i spent with him still he forgotten my love or what? Can I tell that girl about us.or should i stay away. Please make him realise his faults baba.if it is my doubts please relieve me from my doubts baba. I want a peaceful family life with him. Nothing is impossible for god. Please shower your mercy on us baba.

  18. Dear Sai Devotees,
    Sai Ram
    All of your three experiences bought me tears especially when i am living seperately from my husband and missing him very much. My husband is my Sai gift to me . but Sai had taken back His gift from me , what ever is happening with regard to my marriage life is totally out of my control, my alliance search, my marriage, my divorce and this seperation is all totally against my wish. All these incidents happened forcing me . My dear Sai knows very well how much i love my husband how much i miss him how much i am crying to live with him. When Sai can give perfect partners for these cute people why not for me . He gave me this marriage life and He snatched it away. I live in Your feet Sai. My entire life is surrendered to You Sai .
    Love you appa.
    With tears
    Your poor helpless Daughter

  19. Baba,Thank you for supporting in my studies,please bless me in clearing my exam,Baba you know how important it is for me to clear this exam,Baba please be with me and my family,om sai ram…………………………………..

  20. Sai Ram! Very touching experiences. BABA! Without your blessings, we are nothing. Please help us fulfill our wishes.
    Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram

  21. Om sai ram .baba mere ghar me khusiya laut aye mere ma papa Bhaiya ka tension dur ho jaye.SBI ko sadbudhhi dein apna aashirwad dein or sbhi pe kripa drishti bnaye rakhe mere baba.aapke charno me koti koti pranam babaji

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