Happy Baba's day
I am sharing an experience by Sai devotee Suman .The experience demonstrates the power of the two maxims"Shraddha and Saburi".Jai Sai Ram .
Jai sai ram Manisha ji,
Im a very fresh reader to your website and have started reading only few weeks before. Before recollecting my few experiences of divine grace of my Saimaa on me, I want to narrate very briefly how I came across your website and how it gave me a new lease of life, just when I needed it the most, which is miracle of sort in itself.
I have been suffering from acute ankolyising arthritis since past four years and due to which I have been going through traumatic experience each and every day of my life. I have been out of job and out of life in due these four years. I have been a devotee of Sai maa ever since 2005 when I got admission in Mass communication due to Saimaa grace and just when I thought Saimaa have been kind enough to choose me for His grace; I was inflicted with this terrible disease.
To cut the long story short, during these four years ever since I have been praying incessantly to Saimaa for his grace but may be due to my past bad karmas my prayers have remained unheard. I wept profusely in front of Saimaa everyday to relieve me of this disease and when just recently I was tired and determined to shun Saimaa’s presence in my life, I came across your website.
I don’t know what force led me to continue reading devotees experiences for the fact that I have been to many saibaba’s blog earlier and read numerous experiences before, but this time it invoked and revived my faith in saibaba like never before. I stopped crying and was not depressed at all, I was smiling to myself.
I am determined to continue believing in my saimaa now and I know that one day saimaa will shower his blessings on me. On reading some of the experiences on your website I took up the naam saptah and saicharitra prayan , the experiences of which will be revealed in my next post, since I think this post is getting too long. I know this is not a very significant experience for starting but to some it will be who can understand ki “doobte ko tinke ka sahara hi kaafi hota hai”.
Jai sai ram Manisha ji,
This post is addition to my earlier post “Baba talked to me through your website” and how Baba revived my faith in him through your website.
Like I said I before I have been going through a traumatic experience and therefore after reading devotees experiences on your blog, I decided to do Namsaptha and Sai Satcharitra prayan in two consecutive weeks and on fine Thursday I started my naam jaap with a vow to donate at his lotus feet a pink coloured towel and at the end of that week i.e on next Thursday I visited Sai baba mandir and completed my vow.
However I was little skeptical whether it might be accepted or not because sometimes priest of that mandir, in haste gives it to another devotees, since so much offering are made at baba’s mandir everyday that the offerings are distributed to other devotees and I did not wanted that.
That very Thursday I started my Sai Satcharitra prayan as well. I started my prayan with full devotion. On Wednesday i decided that I will offer sooji ka halwa as Prasad on completion of my prayan the following day. Next day when I got up my mother told me that she has already made the halwa and I should get ready to do my abhishek. After completing the pooja, I offered sai baba halwa as bhog and prayed to him earnestly. Then mixed the offered Prasad with the rest of halwa to make it pious and my mother distributed the halwa to rest of the family as baba’s Prasad.
At about 3’o clock in the noon, as I was getting ready to pay visit to sai maa mandir I asked my mother to give me the halwa which she must have left aside to offer it to baba at mandir. My mother said that she hasn’t left any since I didn’t told her to do so. I felt little disappointed since I had completely forgot to remind my mother that she was to save some halwa for baba as to my offering at babas’ feet at mandir too.
Instead now I decided to take one orange and two marigold flowers as token for my shraddha and saburi. In between to mandir’s way I visted my cousin house for some trivial task allotted by my mother. Upon entering the house I saw a beautiful calendar of baba, since I was in rush I hurriedly made my way to baba’s mandir after completing that task. When I reached the mandir the first thing I saw was the same calendar pasted besides the dhuni place. I took it as to be a coincidence since I have been praying to baba since last four years but never witnessed such incidences.
Upon entering the mandir I went up to baba’s idol to make my offering. Just when I made my offerings at baba’s feet and waited to collect my Prasad from pandit ji, he immediately placed a garland of fresh marigold flowers and bowl of sooji ka halwa in my hand. I was awestruck for a moment and it took me a while to recollect what has just happened with me. Just when I was wondering at saimaa marvels, I happened to look at the first floor where I saw a portrait of baba and beneath it laid the same pink coloured towel amongst the few other towels which are used for saimaa’s bath in the morning. If only I could explain it in words the grace that was showered on me by my sai maa I would have but that’s quite a task since such thing could only be experienced.
While speculating on the series of events that happened, I realized that I was little disappointed also since I was expecting my sai maa to give his darshan and get rid me of this disease forever, but that didn’t happened as I waited and waited. But just when I was writing my this post I realized what sai baba had told in sai charitra that the road to devotion is extremely difficult and is full of pits, but only that u place ur full devotion and trust with your guru it shall be easy. I know that I have placed my first step on to the ladder of devotion and it may take few steps more to reach to baba, steadily holding on to shraddha and saburi..May sai baba bless his children forever and love them dotingly.
Jai Sai Ram
Baba's picture shared by:Brother Vishnu