Baba – The Saviour Of My Life
Anonymous devotee from USA says: Baba reminded me to write this experience as I wanted to write it from past few days and kept postponing it. You are doing such a great job by maintaining this page. You are very dear to Sai Amma that is why He assigned this job to you. My mother is a great devotee of Baba from past 29 years. Me and my brother also used to pray Baba since childhood but we became strong devotees from past one year. There are many miracles of Baba in my life. Our family will be no where without Baba, it is He Who brought us to this position. We were from a very poor back ground and our Sai Amma has kept us in a position which we never even could have dreamt of. My mother always used to say that it is Baba Who has brought us to this position but me and my brother never took it seriously. But as Baba says if He accepts His devotees. He pulls them towards Him. Today I am going to explain one of the greatest miracles of my life.
We were married for three years and wanted to have a baby. Soon I got a good news of my pregnancy and everyone were happy. I had few job problems and personal problems during pregnancy but health-wise I was perfect. I was very excited to see my baby during the ultrasound visits and to hear his heart beat. I used to wait eagerly for my monthly check ups. Finally, I passed my due date but there was no sign of labour. So they induced my labour, after one day I delivered a beautiful baby boy. We were very happy, it was the most happiest moment of our lives. After two days all the formalities were complete in the hospital and we were about to discharge from hospital in about half an hour. I was feeding my baby and I felt that he is having some hiccups and also he was crying. A senior nurse was there in the room doing the formalities and she noticed him shaking, she said it might be hiccups but she observed him keenly and took with her immediately to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). We did not understand what was going on, we rushed to the NICU and were told that my baby was having seizures and should be admitted immediately. It was the worst day of my life, admitting my baby in the hospital and discharging and coming home without my baby. We were devastated. They did not tell anything for two days and told us they are expecting some damage in the brain as the EEG (test for seizures) was showing some signs.
Finally after two days they had done a MRI (brain scan), called us for a meeting with a team of three doctors and broke the news that our new born baby had a Neonatal Stroke on the left side of his brain. We were shocked to listen to this, they explained the whole process that at some point during labour a part of my baby’s brain did not receive oxygen hence that part of brain cells died and there was no way of reviving them. They told his right side of the body may be weak and his speech might be affected. They could not tell anything exactly as the doctors still don’t know about stroke in babies. They just asked us to wait and see and pray to God. There is nothing they could do about this. The only positive thing we were told was as baby’s brain is still developing there is a chance that other brain cells could take over the function of dead cells. I was totally devastated. I wanted my baby to be healthy. I never thought that something like this could happen to him. I cried a lot, did not take care of myself at all. It was very hard for my parents to see me suffer like that, they had more sorrow than me as they have to take care of me and my son. My mother also cried a lot but she always told me that ‘Our Baba is always there with us and He will never let anything like this happen to us’. But I did not believe in my Amma I thought Baba did not do anything to stop this happening to my child, I cried a lot in front of Baba.
Finally my baby was discharged after few days and we were told that physiotherapist will be visiting my baby to monitor his progress and offer therapy if required. It was very tough for me as a mother to see all this. My mother used to apply Udi to my baby’s right hand and leg daily. I prayed a lot to Baba asked to forgive me if I had done any mistake knowingly or unknowingly, I surrendered completely to Him. I started doing Satcharitra Parayan daily. I was told that first one year of my baby is important for us to tell if he would have any problems in the future, they scared me a lot. My little baby was achieving his mile stones one by one but I used to get very tensed reading all the stuff about stroke on internet. He used to show some weakness symptoms on the right side. But Baba never lets His child to suffer, miracle of miracles is my baby has hit all his mile stones on time if not ahead. The first word he uttered is ‘Baba’, he is now 14 months old and he does not have any symptoms that doctors and physiotherapists scared us of (weakness on right side etc.) He is a very active and naughty boy and loves Baba a lot. He shows Baba’s Picture and utters Baba’s name 20-30 times daily.
Koti Koti Sashtanga Namaskarams Baba, I am indebted to You not only in this life but also in coming lives. What I learnt from my experience is to have Shraddha and Saburi on Baba and surrender to Him completely. He will do the things in His own perfect time and in His own ways which we can never think of. One year was very tough time for me but Baba was testing my faith in Him and He showed His miracle in form of my little miracle. My faith in Baba has increased manifold, I pray to Baba that my faith in Him should increase day by day and i should never forget Him in my life even for a second. Please Baba I am surrendering myself on Your Lotus Feet, please guide this small devotee. I have many more miracles of our family. I will share those in future posts by Baba’s grace. Thanks for reading my experience, Ananta Koti Brahmand Nayak Raajadhiraj Yogi raja Parabrahma Shree Sachidanand Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.
Baba’s Grace And Presence
Anonymous Devotee from India says: I received Shirdi Sai Baba’s Photos and Udi around 14 years back along with my wedding gift from a family friend who had returned from Shirdi to attend my wedding. No one in our family was a follower of Baba but I kept it safe with me as a blessing and was pleased to receive something auspicious at the start of my married life. Gradually through dreams when I was going through some difficult times after my child’s birth, who has been of frail health since born. Baba pulled me, like one of His sparrows, with strings of faith and devotion. The first time I had a dream of Baba, it was 4-5 years back when Baba introduced Himself to me and graced me with His Darshan. He did not speak anything but only turned and looked at me with love and kindness. I just knew in my dream itself that it was Sai Baba, dressed in white with an unparalleled divine glow on His face. I was happy with His Darshan and thanked His Photo for His blessings. A few months later, I saw myself in a temple where I met a saint I called “Sai Maa”. I always wondered who this “Maa” was and assumed her to be another Saint I know, and me and my family believes in. I thought that Sai Baba perhaps wants me to follow Maa, and hence I dreamt of Sai Maa. Only recently I discovered that even Sai Baba is referred to some as Sai Maa.
Again, two years back, I was troubled by my child’s health and Baba came in my dreams and told me to make donations of some specific things in a temple. I did that later in a Sai temple when I got the chance. Recently, my child was unwell again. I was very troubled and did “Sai Prashnawali”. Sai answered saying my troubles will be gone in 10 days. I prayed again saying it was too long and asked again, and He said I will be tension free in 18 hours. The next morning I prayed again to reconfirm that today my problems will be gone, and He answered that I will be tension free when I wake up next morning. Needless to say, my problem was resolved within the day and the answers in Prashnawali came true! Often when I read Sai Satcharitra, I feel my questions are answered soon and aptly by Baba and it has happened so many times that it just couldn’t be a coincidence. My faith in Baba has been reaffirmed so many times and I feel like whenever I talk to Him, He does answer back and reassures me. I am ever thankful to Baba and the grace He has showered on me, and for being with me whenever I need Him. O God Incarnate Sai, You are our kind and loving Mother and protective Father. Please stay in our hearts and bless our souls, and let us all remember You always and be thankful to You in our good times as well. Om Sai Ram.
Thanks To Baba
Anonymous Devotee from India says: Om Sai Ram to everyone. I am very small devotee of Baba and blessed to be one. I am from Bangalore and i am an architect. I know Baba since my childhood days. I visited Shirdi quite a lot and heard many good things about experiencing peace in His abode. With Baba’s grace i have a very good husband and two kids. I have number of experience with Baba and i also read this blog every day. My experience out here is very small but Baba do listen to all things small or big. I am still waiting for one miracle to happen which i am sure He will pull me through that. As of now this small experience. I would also like to thank admin of this group for the wonderful work they put so that we can read various experiences of Baba. Thank You Baba for all the things in life You have given me. All the experience which made me what i am today. Thank You word is very small for what You do to us and bring immense pleasure on our face, and peace You give to my mind and heart.
My experience as follows: My younger sister is going to USA and my mom is very attached to her and that’s why she did not come visiting us during holidays so that she can meet her one time before she goes and situation such arise that her going to my mom’s place was not working out and my mom cannot travel long distance due to her health condition. When i talked to my sister, she said that it looks impossible to go to my mom’s town to see her as she does not have time. I just prayed to Baba please don’t let my mother feel disappointed as she wants to see my sister and her family. Look Baba’s grace and His Maya, He pushed the visa schedule for later days and my sister could schedule her visit to my mother’s place. Thank You Sai Maa for granting that wish of mine. I am sure my mom would be very happy. Once again Om Sai Ram to all the readers and thanks for reading my post.