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Sai Baba Helped Me Through A Daunting Visa Process
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: Dear Hetalji and team, many thanks for doing this noble work. Om Sairam! This website constantly helps to uphold our devotion to Sai Baba. I have been an ardent devotee of Shirdi Sai since my college days. Please do not disclose my name and email id. I have already published my experience once on this website and this is my second one. My first experience was posted here: “Dream Comes True“
I am a student in the UK and my husband lives in the US. I had a US H4 visa which expired in March 2018. Due to some differences with my husband, I did not renew my visa as his mom told him not to give me the documents to renew my H4. I remained quiet and didn’t bother to ask him for the visa documents. Due to our distance in being two countries, and the differences of opinion that accumulated over the last few months, he eventually stopped talking to me and wanted to end the marriage. I am in my final year Ph.D and it was very tough to handle the marital issues and also be focused on my research work.
I always prayed to Baba to sort off the distance and differences between us and unite us. I really love my husband as he is a very nice human being but being into an arranged marriage, it has been very difficult to work on the relationship due to distance. Our life has been with constant misunderstandings and fights. His parents were also not helping us to stay together, and they constantly brainwashed him to leave me. Though my H4 visa expired in March, I was still looking forward for seeing my husband in August for his birthday. In the two years of our marriage, I have made it a priority to fly to the US and be with him on his birthdays, though I also visit him the other times. And this year, it was his third birthday after our marriage. I was wondering as what I would do to fly to the US as I can’t renew my dependent visa. I was continuously praying to Baba and all of a sudden it struck me that I should apply for a conference that was also happening in August.
When I checked the conference website, I realized that the last date to send in our papers for presenting at the conference was on the same day. Fortunately, I had a paper that I had written in the last one year, which I managed to revise and submit in the last minute. This is an esteemed conference and only 3-5% of the submissions get accepted every year. Though I had confidence in my work, I was still praying to Baba to get my paper selected so that I can get an invite to attend the conference on a ‘business visitor visa’. My only hope to enter the US was with a business visitor visa to see my husband on his birthday. After a few months, probably by end June, I got an email that my paper was selected and they would be sending in an official letter to process my business visitor visa.
While I was delighted that I have a route to enter the US and also see my husband, I realized I have a very short time left to process my US visa, and I panicked if this could be really possible under such restricted timeline. My passport went for a renewal by the end of May and I had it returned only by mid-June. Unless I know my new passport number, I can’t create and submit a new visa application to the US. So I was restless, waiting to receive my new passport with its new number. In the meantime, my professor had sent in my work to another top conference that was also happening in Canada the same August and my paper was accepted. While I was delighted to hear the news; I knew I didn’t want to go to Canada as within a month I won’t be able to send my passports back and forth to both Canada and US embassies. I spoke to my professor about this and she insisted that I shouldn’t miss the Canada conference as there were important researchers in my field who were also going to attend the same conference and it was going to be highly beneficial for my career post Ph.D. Being her Ph.D student, I really couldn’t decline her orders to send in my passport to Canadian embassy. Though I didn’t want to go, I still sent it for her; as I couldn’t jeopardize my career. All along I was praying to Baba that I don’t really care visiting Canada and presenting my paper and all that I’m interested in is to get an entry to the US and be with my husband on his birthday. My passport with Canada visa was back with me on the 25th July evening and the same night I filed my DS-160 for US. My conference in the US was on the 10th of August and my husband’s birthday is on the 12th of August. I had to enter the US either by the 8th or the 9th to attend the conference on the 10th. If I arrived in the US on the 11th, my entry would be questioned and declined as the conference program was only until the 10th. So I came under a very strict deadline that I should get my passport with visa stamped before the 8th of August, so that I at least take my flight on the 8th or the 9th. After I filed my DS-160 for the US business visa on the 25th July night, I arrived at a page where I should select a date to attend the interview. The visa application was not officially completed/ submitted to the US embassy until the date for the interview was selected and application fees were paid. While I was to select an interview date, I was very shocked to see that the interview dates are normally scheduled only after 15 days of filing the DS-160 application, and accordingly my first available date to attend the interview was on the 13th of August. With this I was shattered and I cried the whole night wondering how otherwise I will make a surprise visit to the US, mend issues with my husband and also celebrate his birthday with him.
While I was crying, I had a WhatsApp text from my mother, sending in a Baba picture. Initially I thought it’s just a forward being Thursday morning in India as my mother usually sends in Baba photos to me on Thursdays. But within a few minutes it struck in me that it’s an indication from Baba that He is with me and I shouldn’t ignore the significance behind my mom’s forward. It struck again that I should login to the visa application portal to see if I get any interview date in advance. When I immediately logged in, I was very surprised to see that there was a date available on the 8th of August. I saw one early morning slot available on the 8th and again the next dates were starting off from the 13th. I left everything to Baba and booked for an appointment on the 8th and also paid my application fee. I read on the application instructions page that I can always change my interview date and time once the application was submitted. My only gut feeling was that Baba will still bless me with a date early August, so that I can change the date from the 8th to a much earlier date. But I also knew that if the dates didn’t change then there was no point in attending the interview on the 8th as the visa officer was going to question me about being in the US on the 10th. I knew that the visa officer might straight away reject my visa application citing that there was no chance I could be in the US on the 10th, if I was going to receive my passport with visa only a week after (13th to 17th August). I surrendered myself at Baba’s feet and left everything to Him.
I just prayed to Baba that if He really finds me having a genuine affection for my husband, He should give me an opportunity to visit the US and be with him on his birthday. I remember crying the entire night on the 25th in front of Baba, and couldn’t sleep that night. It was Guru Purnima day on the 26th and I thought I would pray to Baba sincerely and fast that day until 6 pm. Without sleep, I went straight to shower, did my usual Pooja to Baba and prayed wholeheartedly to Him that He should find me a way to be in the US before the 10th of August. Finishing my prayers, I logged in the application portal to see if there was a date in advance, and lo; there was one slot available on the 1st of August. I immediately booked that slot and felt very assured and relaxed that I was going to the US. As per the US embassy’s website, I was informed that if my interview was successful then I should be able to get my passport before the 5th. I gave my interviews on the 1st and had my passport in hand on the 5th. I was in the US on the 9th evening. To note here, there were three other friends who were also trying to attend the same conference in the US and were trying to get an early interview slot as me. I remember telling them on the 25th night that the interview dates were fluctuating and they should continuously check to find a date. To my surprise, all three said that they were never able to see a date before the 13th and wondered if I were really speaking the truth. Just like me, they also sat the whole night checking for a date in advance, constantly refreshing the page but they said they couldn’t find an earlier date at all. Though I felt bad that they couldn’t attend the conference with me, they were very happy for me to get the opportunity to attend the conference and also meet my husband. I realized how unfathomable are Sai’s ways in helping His devotees in need.
There is another very important blessing that I received in this process. While I was relieved about getting an early interview appointment, I met a senior at my University whose business visitor’s visa application was declined. She was in a similar situation as mine, with expired H4 visa. Her visa interview officer questioned her as why she didn’t consider renewing her H4 and so declined her business visa application. Hearing this, it threw me into another shock. Yet all along, I reminded myself that if Baba had shown me a way to get an early interview date, He is still going to be there to make sure that I clear the interview successfully. The embassy is a 45 minute travel from my place and on the way I know there was a big ‘Sainsburys’ super market. Whenever I would look at the building, I read the first three letters ‘Sai’ and feel blissful. On the day of attending the interview, I reminded myself that I have to see the Sainsbury’s building so that I feel blessed and assured before taking up the interview. While I was nearing the building, I had a call from a friend and I got completely engrossed on the call and missed the sight of the building. I felt very bad and cursed myself for picking up my friend’s call. I immediately prayed to Baba that He should do something to reassure me that He will be there with me at the interview and make sure that I don’t face any issues. I remember being very disappointed and sitting restless for almost half hour after missing the sight of the Sainsbury’s supermarket building. And in a few minutes I saw a guy approaching me and asking whether he could sit next to me. While I gave room for him to sit, I noticed that he wore a Sainsbury’s T-shirt (looks like he works there). I couldn’t believe my eyes reading the word ‘Sainburys’ embroidered on his shirt. I couldn’t take my eyes off from the first three letters Sai and was delighted, felt reassured that Sai is going to make sure that all will go well at the interview. The interview went very smoothly and I was told that my application was approved on the spot. The interviewer didn’t question me much on my expired H4 either. He was knowledgeable about the conference I was going to attend and appreciated me for being through the conference. This was one of the very smooth, and fun filled interviews I had ever attended. All these wouldn’t have happened without Sai’s blessings and I can’t thank Baba enough for being there by my side at each stage of these daunting processes. May Sai be with all His devotees and shower enormous blessings on to them and their families. Om Sairam.
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from USA says: Hello all, I am my Baba’s daughter. Today’s experience is more for awareness. Thanks all, who maintain this blog. I hope everyone to have open mind while reading this experience.
Yesterday I went to Baba’s temple and was worried regarding my future. I am unmarried, single female. I am in my late 20’s. I am independent and rely on Baba for everything. So, I was thinking in the temple about my future and realized that I should just trust God, and flower fell from Baba’s idol. I was shocked and went in the front and priest was picking the flower and I asked for it. Later, he said that I had been blessed as I got Baba’s flower. I felt relieved at that point.
I don’t know how to open on this subject. When I was 12-13 years old, I was sexually molested. The reason I am opening up now is because I have nightmares about that issue and I am unable to forget. I was in India and I used to stutter while reading, talking in English specifically. The reason I know now was my low self-esteem. I was in a Hindi medium school until fifth class and then I was transferred to English medium school. In fifth class, I started stuttering. I used to get rapid heartbeat, sweating, anxiety whenever I was asked to do something in front of the whole class. So, my anxiety turned into stuttering. Classmates used to poke fun. I was put to shame and guilt. My home-life wasn’t perfect. My father used to work abroad and I lived in joint family where I was dark colour, female child. I was put down at everything because I wasn’t a boy. I tried my best to be equivalent to be a boy. So, I was told by my mother to keep my mouth shut, not to answer back, etc. I was not allowed to wear dresses especially of the colour I liked because I was told that it won’t suit me.
Whenever we used to go shopping, I was told, this won’t suit you. My cousin used to shame me for my colour. I remember once I wore violet-grey colour frock, and she told me that she couldn’t see me wearing anything because my colour was same as the frock. After that, I never wore that frock again. These incidents really affected me. I always considered God my friend and I used to share everything with my God. So, someone recommended me seeing this homeopathy doctor for stuttering treatment. I went to see him and he gave some sugar pills. His office was close to my house and my mom told me to go alone for the refill of medication. Now, I know that he sensed in 2-3 meetings that I didn’t have any issue and my problem was my lack of confidence. He took advantage of that and he molested me. I didn’t know what was happening and thought that it was part of the treatment plus I trusted the doctor, as we were taught to trust our elders. He did that numerous times and I didn’t share anything with anyone at home because I didn’t know what to say or how to say. I wasn’t aware of good touch and bad touch.
The reason I am writing this because I want that memory to go away. Also, I want to urge all the people out there that teach your kids about good touch and bad touch. Once kids go through that trauma, it’s hard to get rid of shame and pain. Teach them not to trust strangers. It happened 16-17 years ago and I still remember it. I want to punish him but, now I am in US and I am not sure if he is still there. I can use this experience to teach others and open other people’s eyes. Now, I have learnt that those comments we make do affect the kids. Positive comments make their self-esteem and vice versa. Those discrimination based on colour, gender, intelligence can haunt kids lifelong. Don’t call them dark coloured, fat, dumb, and most important teach them good touch and bad touch. It’s very important. Even if they are 12, 13, 15, accompany them to Doctor’s visit. Be present when they are getting checked. Don’t leave them alone. Yes, you might know the person, but, don’t trust them with your child. It’s for boys and girls. Accept your child fully. Don’t hurt their self-esteem with demeaning words. It really affects them.
As per my life, my prayers when I was 10 years old that I didn’t want to be in India because it was painful based on the discriminations I was facing, got answered. I am in US now and now I know that stuttering while talking can be anxiety. That’s what I was facing. I wish I knew that earlier. I was put to shame by school teachers, school friends, relatives, cousins. I remember when I was in 9th, teacher asked me to read a paragraph and before I started, bunch of kids started laughing. I read okay then, but it was painful knowing that I was the reason for that laugh. I didn’t let that break me, I used to cry but I didn’t let them see my pain. During that time, Baba entered my life; courtesy to star plus, Sai Baba serial. Since then, I didn’t know Baba was with me. Now, I feel it was Baba Who planned everything. He removed people who laughed at my weakness. He gave me strength to stand up and He is teaching me, guiding me and counselling me. If somebody gets offended, I am sorry. Also, when I read about people commenting on cycle of karmas, I do realize it that, “we get what we give”. Only one question I have that, when I see young ones get molested, brutally murdered, horribly things happening to them, is it really karma or there are some evil minded ones who don’t have control over their greed and lust. I urge you that if you see something horribly happening or something suspicious please take action. Don’t turn a blind eye to any issue that affects someone’s life. Lots of crimes are happening and police can only do so much. It is every citizen’s responsibility to protect the vulnerable. Speak up and take action. We can read all the scriptures we want, donate as per our ability, but if we save even one life, God would certainly bless you. Your dreams will come true if you decide to help others and save the vulnerable. I hope my trauma helps someone save a life. I can’t do much to the person who did this to me but I can certainly use this experience to save others especially our young girls and boys. Don’t let their innocence be traumatized by some evil minded person. Save a live. Om Sairam, Jai Shri Krishna, Jai Siya Ram, Jai Ambe Maa.
My Sai Deva: My Saviour
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: I am residing in Noida. I am a very small particle of Sai’s Universe. Hetalji, you and your team is doing a very pious job of spreading faith, hope and positivity.
Deva please hold me tightly and save me from this topsy turvy life’s ocean. You are like the lighthouse in this dark ocean for me and all Your believers. Love You Deva for Your guidance for the smallest to smallest decision of our life. Thank You for soothing me and helping me in handling all these worldly affairs. Here with Your kind permission, I want to share Your recent leela with all our Sai family members.
My parents came for 15 days to live with my family and my brother’s family. During this trip You managed everything very nicely. On the day of their returning, my brother planned to pick our parents from my house to drop at the station. He planned to start at 12:45 pm but came to my home at 1:10 pm. The day was Saturday so we were not expecting much traffic. At the last moment while sitting in the car he told me to come with them. I was not ready but for sake of my parent’s happiness, I joined them. We started at 1:15 pm but in the midway there was big traffic jam and when we checked in google; it was showing a big jam on the normal route and gave an alternate route with expected time of arrival (ETA) as 2:12 pm. We just checked at the right time otherwise, we might have crossed the alternate route. But in that route, there were many traffic lights and the ETA was increasing. I was repeatedly asking Deva for help and hiding the ETA from my parents. Our train was at 2:15 pm and it never starts late as it starts from there only. We reached station at 2:16 pm and brother had left every hope. But I wanted to try till end. I was having my full faith on Sai Baba that whatever will happen; will happen for good. Deva sent the coolie, they took our luggage without negotiation and we ran on the platform. While we were climbing the stairs, my brother told that train was already moving, no need to run. But uttering Deva’s name I continued running and took the escalator for the next platform. I was following my Deva’s will and all were following me and; we saw that the train stopped and our boggy was in front of the escalator. We comfortably boarded the train and arranged the luggage and met our parents. On the platform people informed that someone had pulled the chain to stop the train. The train started and I thanked Deva for stopping the train from my heart to save my parents from disappointment. Deva none can care for us more that You.
Deva thanks a lot for pacifying my son’s temper and please help him in improving further. Deva please cure my daughter’s urination problem. I am trying to follow Your instruction in this regard. Please cure Your little granddaughter because I know no other doctor can cure this. Thanks a ton for Your each and every blessing which I forgot to share. “Om Shirdi Vashaya Vidmahe Sachidanandaya Dhimahi Tanoo Sai Prachodayat” Sadguru Sai Nath Maharaj Ki Jai.
Sai Baba Appeared In The Moon
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: I am a small devotee living in Tamil Nadu
I am a small devotee of Baba living in southern part of India. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Hetalji for building and maintaining this site. Please do not disclose my name or email. I would like to be anonymous. You & the creators of this site are blessed souls as Baba Himself has assigned this sacred work which strengthens the beliefs and calms the mind of His innumerable devotees. Though the experience which I am going to narrate seems very small but it tells devotees how then Baba stands by our side not letting us down in any circumstances.
One fine day, I visited Baba’s temple nearby my house where I saw Sai Baba Himself appeared on top of the dhuni wall. The form appeared on the wall tallied the image of Baba and I was convinced of it. I immediately took a picture of it and shared it immediately on the family group. The people responded it as the illusion of mind and if you look that way it can be tallied to any Gods like Ganesha, Buddha etc. I did not respond to that as there was no point of engaging discussions on a topic like this which works only on beliefs. The same day, one of my friends came home and we were talking sitting in the balcony. Suddenly my wife came and told that there were some messages that Sai Baba has appeared in the moon and we rushed to the roof top to witness it. I could see Sai Baba’s face there. I felt this as a great miracle reinforcing the faith in my God. He watches you all the time. I am so thankful for His blessing. Om Sri Anathakoti Brahmanda Nayaga Rajathi Raja Yogi Raja Parabrahma Sri Sachithanantha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jaji.
Connecting With The Saint
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: I am a small devotee from Tamil Nadu
Om Sairam, Ananthakoti Brahmanda Nayaga Rajathi Raja Yogi Raja Parabrahma Sri Sachitanantha Sadguru Sri Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai. Dear devotees, I am going to share a recent experience which occurred to me. Thanks to the creators of this site as this serves more like the present Satcharithra. Please do not disclose my name or email. I would like to be anonymous. I am a small devotee of Sai Baba living in the southern part of India. The experience which I am going to narrate tells us how Sai Baba encourages spiritual thoughts and keeps you blessed. One fine day, I was having conversations with my friends and out of now where they started discussing about Sri Ramanamaharshi. I never knew him in my life and I was bit curious about it. After some days, when I took Satcharithra to read I found His name mentioned there as the translator of the books interested in His teachings. It was a hint given by Baba to listen to Him and His teachings. He sees you all the time. He knows all your problems. I am going through a tough phase of my life and I need Your blessings Baba. I love You for all the things You have done to me. Om Sairam.
Charity At Thiruporur Temple
Anonymous Shirdi Sai Devotee from India says: I am a small devotee of Baba living in Tamil Nadu
and living under His cover with His mercy. I love Baba more than anything and devote my life to Him. I am going to narrate a small experience occurred to me. Please do not disclose my name or email. I would like to be anonymous. I have the habit of using Baba question and answer website. Few months back, I visited Thiruporur temple and after completing darshan I asked Baba whether the skin problems would be cured. His reply came as “You wanted thing to happen but are unwilling to donate. Donate remembering Sai then you will be benefitted ten times”. A few minutes before, few beggars that were sitting outside the temple asked for money and I did not give and I immediately got the meaning of the answer and did some charity. Baba, please guide and bless me like this always. Bring peace to my mind as You are my only resort. Om Sairam.
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Om sai ram..
Devotee 2. Don't worry.tears are rolled out of my eyes when I read your incident..don' worry dear ..Leave everything to baba..baba will give u good future…mein aap ke liye baba se prarthana karoogi.om Sai ram.
Sai Sai Sai Sai Sai
Sai Sai Sai Sai
baba if i die let me babaji. I cant hold the evil saipa
baba please bless help and save my parents sai ma please hold my father financially and make him happy and healthy baba please dont let him suffer from bp and diabetes saipa and cure my mother.take care of my grandparents baba. Make me to concentrate and study baba.make us to visit shree dwaraka balaji swami soon ayyappa sairakshak saisaranam. Hail shanidev. We are at the verge. Please show my father some path
Omsairam..bless my father with good health and forgive our sins..
Jai Sai Ram 🙏
om sai ram i liked your blog very much.all experiences are very good.i feel happy when i read sai leelas.my favouret god is sai.om sai ram
Be with us and bless us with Your Grace O Sai 🙂
Om Sai Ram
Om Sai Ram
Om Sai Ram
Sai Kripa Karo,Kripa Karo
Om Sairam. Saima u know my pain. Always be with me saima. Always guide me in good path positivity. Om Sairam
Yes I too saw baba in moon that day…it's been a big news but everyone in our family and neighbours could see baba in the moon that day. IAM from south
Dear second devotee,
You are so strong and lucky enough to know how to be generous through your bitter experiences. Even I had similar experience like yours in my childhood, I was very thin and had been insulted by my teachers for some or other reasons. But I consider myself lucky enough to learn kindnesses through my experiences. I am very sorry to hear about your victimization through sexual abuse, baba will definitely help you to come out of it. I may be wrong but try forgiving that person and it might bring peace to you. All the time you were helpless when someone insulted you and while that person took advantage of you, but whatever the situation right now might be you have a wonderful power to forgive that person. That’s the power you got from baba to forgive others.
Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram, Om Sai Ram.