Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Holding on to Sai with Faith .

Share Author: Manisha.Rautela.Bisht on 1:22 PM
Tough times are there for us to test our Patience and faith on Our Sai (our God).Whatever we do or whatever we imbibe from eg.. performing His Aratis, visiting His holy land Shirdi, visiting temples, singing His bhajans,doing satsang, chanting his divine name , reading Sai SatCharitra, serving poor ,needy ,hungry or lighting His diya,doing seva in temple etc etc ..tough times are the litmus paper test for all that we do .

How ever emphatically we say we are devoted or have faith on our Sai all comes to a final dead end if we fail to keep our faith and our Patience -(the two coin Shraddha and Saburi which Baba always asked us to have).We are only true to what we say or do only if we can keep these two coins intact with us as explained by Sai.

Here is a experience by a Sai devotee Deepak who explains the same.

Dear Manisha Ji - I want to post one of my experience on your blog .Kindly let me know if this can be posted. Below is what I would like to be posted to share my experience with other devotees.
Deepak Sethi

Often at times my faith gets shaken and I loose faith when difficulties arise. Often it gets hard for me to realize that whatever Baba is doing is doing for my good and I should have some faith and patience but I feel when one is going through rough time, than it becomes very tough to follow or understand all this.

I had read in Satcharitra many times that we should not simply follow astrologers and should have faith on Baba. Year 2008 started rough for me in every aspect of my life. It so happened this year that my job situation was not going very well and in spite of my hard work, I was not getting rewarded for my work.

On top of that, my company started laying off few employees in my department. I was much anxious with this situation and started looking for new jobs but that was also not working out. Another reason for my anxiety was the fact that,I am on a work visa in US and getting laid off from job means that I loose my visa status in the country.

In spite of having read in Satcharitra that we should not go by what the astrologer says, I contacted an astrologer and went against what I read in Sai Satcharitra.

I was much frustrated. I just prayed to Baba to forgive me for doing this -(as I cannot handle so much anxiety and I am not harming anyone this, so please let me go ahead and get a reading from an astrologer and get some answers from the astrologer). The astrologer is a famous one in India and his predictions are known to be very accurate. His reading my horoscope he told me that my timing are not good career wise and that until September 2009 it will be a tough period where I will not get any recognition for my work .

Being in September 2008 and thinking of 2009, it meant a long wait for another year before my situation could improve any better. I was highly frustrated and mad at God thinking that I never do anything bad to anyone and always work hard, then why I have to suffer this ?.

I started keeping 9 fasts for Thursdays for Baba and prayed to him to help me find another job which would be better and provide me with a better recognition and money.Simultaneously the lay-offs and budget cuts were still going on in my company.

One Thursday evening (it was my 3rd fast), my new manager called me into his office and to my utter surprise informed me that starting October they will give a raise, based upon my performance and designation will also change too. And I was totally in loss of words with happiness.I immediately felt there is someone up there ,who can truly prove astrologers wrong.

But it was so foolish of me to keep running to them . What could not have improved until one year was improved for me by HIS Grace much before what was predicated.I am so thankful to Baba to hear my prayer .

Amazing that I did not have to switch jobs as the market is bad and the raise and money I got now is sufficient to my satisfaction and needs. Baba turned around my entire job situation and timings and proved that prayers and patience can truly improve our situation.

I still have few anxieties with regards to my personal life and at times it gets hard for me to pull along .And in this situation again I couldn't stop myself and I went all over again back to the astrologer (so foolish of me again!!) and I was again disheartened as things were told not perfect in my personal life. But than I felt.....

.....rather than looking for short cuts I need to put all my energy in praying to Lord. I am not sure what lies ahead but I pray and ask Baba to help me keep my faith on HIM strong and prove those disheartening things wrong with His Divine grace.I am sure If he wants it can truly happen but what I have learnt very well is what Baba wants from me.It is to keep my faith strong and try to be patient (which I lack). I ask over and over again Baba for forgiveness that I contacted the astrologer again which I should not have done and I hope Baba will forgive me.May Baba give me strength to keep holding on to him with Full faith and patience during my turbulent time .
Jai Sai Ram .
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Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your experience. I am having a personal crisis and am looking into horoscopes. After reading your experience, it made me realize that I should just trust Sai and have faith and patience. Please bless us all Baba!

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Amidst all the worldly rituals I am performing,I do not dare to loose sight of my Sainath. He is the sole driving force, the guide and the Supreme master.

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