Om Sai Ram friends,
My life is going on with insecurities related to my work. I don’t know how I am going to manage. I am sure Saibaba will show me the right path.
I feel happy whenever a devotee writes about their experience related to Education. Here’s a devotee’s experience from Nisha.
I would like to share a few of my experiences of how Sai Baba has been helping me from the time I got to know about him.
I do not remember the first time I saw a picture of Sai but I remember the picture that my grandmother had in her pooja room, where she prayed every day and made us too sing bhajans.
When I was in 9th grade my grandmother’s aunt who is a staunch Sai devotee presented Shri Sai Satcharita to my grandmom which she gave into me and my sister’s hands and told me that if I read it in 7 days with a wish in mind my wishes would be fulfilled.
Me being an ardent reader set forth reading the book. At that point, I think I was too young to understand the power of my Sai. But nevertheless, I started reading it every day and also read it after every major exam of mine asking Baba to bless me with good marks.
I passed all my examinations in school as well as college without failing even once. I knew Baba was powerful but at that point in life, I did not know the actual power of Sai. I kept all the important papers inside my Satcharita.
After a few years of college and working, I got married and moved to Bahrain. I continued reading the book. But after a year I had my daughter and with the busy schedule of a mother my Satcharita reading came to a stop and the book remained in the same place for a long time.
After a few years my husband lost his job and I was pregnant with my second daughter. We had to shift all our things back to India and during the shifting I found my lost gem, my Sai Satcharita and I immediately felt pained that I was not reading it anymore. I packed it back to India and started reading it everyday again.
I gave birth to my younger daughter, by Sai’s grace and blessings, without any complications. But our life had come to a standstill with my husband not being able to find a job and none of our efforts seeing success.
Finally, we decided that I would apply for my Masters. I started applying to a few colleges abroad. I applied with full enthusiasm but a lot of YouTube videos said that getting into colleges was difficult as I had a long study gap of 10 years.
After applying, I felt discouraged and let down but I trusted my Sai. There was one university to which I applied with all my heart and I really wanted to gain admission to that course but my hopes were low as it is one of the top universities in the world. Then a series of rejections started, where I was rejected by three Universities from among the six universities I applied to.
I felt sad and dejected and I would dream of me lying down in a desert and crying for water but nobody was there to help me. I kept reading the Satcharita.
Then, one evening I put my daughter to sleep and since I couldn’t read the Satcharita in the morning I read it in the evening. While I was reading it I felt a warmth surrounding me. I know it is unbelievable but it’s true. I felt as if somebody was hugging me and comforting me.
After the reading, I opened my mail as usual hoping for a miracle, and there it was. I got accepted to one of the colleges that I applied to. My joy knew no bounds. I felt like it was raining in the desert that I was lying down and Baba was covering me with a shawl of his love.
Now, the new confusion arose. I had to reply to the college that accepted me but I didn’t have any news from the University that I badly wanted to study in. The deadline to accept or reject the offer was coming close when Sai showered his blessings on me again.
That week, on a Friday I had decided that I would accept the offer no matter what, because I didn’t want to lose out on this offer, and I had very few chances of getting an offer from my dream University. On that Saturday morning, I had a revelation where Sai came to me and said
” All your troubles are over. I am with you”.
Always, while reading the Satcharita, I would ask Baba when he would bless me with a darshan like his other devotees from the book. This was my moment of truth. I was so happy with the darshan and my joy knew no bounds. Then, I thought it’s a Saturday morning and universities are closed on Saturday so there are no chances of me getting any positive news today.
But when I casually opened my mail that day I found an acceptance letter from the University of my dreams. I couldn’t stop shivering. I ran to Baba and held my Satcharitha in my hand. My hands were shaking and my heart beating hard. I remained in that state for a long time.
It was only after a while that I could convey this news to my parents and husband. How powerful is my Baba. What do I have to fear when he is with me.
From then on every step for Visa processing happened with just minor hindrances which were all removed by Sai’s grace. I don’t know how many times I have uttered
“You are so powerful Sai”.
He helped me in every step.
But unfortunately, I couldn’t get my Visa before the deadlines and could not start in the term I intended to. But I am still hoping that he will help me start as soon as possible and change my life forever. I know he is with me forever.
Thank you for making a page to inspire Baba’s devotees. May he bless us all.
I love this Sai leela especially because I want readers of StarSai to continue their education no matter where they are currently in their academics. I sincerely pray for Nisha and all readers to keep learning and enhance their knowledge and skills.
Om Sai Ram