Shirdi Baba is my best friend

Sairam friends,

I used to receive mails from devotees and their dear one’s to pray Saibaba to cure problems related to mind. I honestly don’t reply these people since I don’t know the exact solution. I can assure you something. If someone in your family has such problem, please support them with affection. Taking care of these people is really hard but try your best holding on to Sai’s holy feet. Several years back, One of my uncle had mental problems and only my grandfather n few relatives took care of him although he was neglected as he got old.

He was one of my Mom’s brother and lived in Mom’s native place. When ever we go on a holiday, I used to speak to him. My Mom used to say that he was very affectionate when they were kids and when he grew up, he got this mental problem.  I remember several years back, My Mom took his horoscope to a very good priest. The priest threw away the horoscope saying “This is a life born just to face his worst karmic deeds”. This priest is very divine and we knew what he meant.At last he passed away locked inside a door since he was very violent in nature. May his soul rest in peace.

I have seen another relative of mine who became violent in his old age. He started beating his wife and hence was tied to a window. I went to see him and felt really bad about the situation.

I can assure you that one in every 10 people would have gone through some kind of phychotic problem at some stage in their life. Now a days, people can’t bear any shock or disappointment. They also want to be happy always and suddenly when something goes wrong, they don’t know how to come out of it and lead a better life.

I myself keep thinking a lot and my friends say that its not a good habit. I have a problem called “ANT” – Automatic Negative Thinking. I think something bad is going to happen even when nothing will happen. Most people have “APT” – Automatic Positive Thinking. They think everything is normal and going to be fine. My Mom also tells me to always think positive and believe that Sai will help you and show you a way.

I still have to change myself by Sai grace and working on it.

A Request: Please do not mail me with problems related to this issue. Only solution is to help yourself or your dear one’s and involve in any spiritual activity. Worship your favorite Gods/Goddess, Listen to Sai Aarti and read Sai Satcharitra by Hamadpant. Never hurt or humiliate people have such problems. Help them a bit with some healing words and also be careful with strangers who have such problem. They can act abnormal too. Stay away.

Anyway,  I received a mail from a devotee which will help you understand how to seek Shirdi Saibaba’s guidance to heal someone with Psychotic problem.

Dear Venkat,

You are doing a wonderful job with Star Sai. Please keep up the excellent work! I would like to publish my Sai miracle story on your website, to spread Baba’s glory and give hope to other devotees with similar challenges.

Psychotic episode cured through Baba’s grace.

I have an amazing story to recount about how Shirdi Baba brought my husband back from the brink of losing his mind. My husband has a medical condition (an endocrine issue) that requires him to take steroids and a number of other medications on a daily basis. Few years back due to medical negligence from his GP his health started going downhill very rapidly to the point he was getting mild seizures and having constant hallucinations because of his endocrine problems. One day it got so bad that he was admitted to hospital.

When I visited him in hospital the next day, it had reached a crisis point – he was very agitated, hallucinating heavily, confused, didn’t recognise anybody and couldn’t even remember who he was! He was going through a psychotic episode and he appeared to have totally lost his mind. Even the specialist doctor who was treating him wasn’t sure what to do. I was devastated by his condition. I came home and started crying in front of Shirdi Baba’s photo and asked him to please help my husband. Then I went online to the Shirdi Baba question and answer site and asked Shirdi Baba for guidance. The answer I received was to donate 100 Rupees and to remember Shirdi Sai Baba. I went online and donated $ 100 to the Sai Baba temple (where I live the currency is in dollars not rupees and I felt the specific denomination of “100” was more important than the currency itself).

Baba’s mercy and compassion is amazing because when I went to see my husband in hospital the next day, he was much calmer, he wasn’t hallucinating any more, but he was still a bit confused and not himself. When I started talking to him to see if he was getting his memory back, all of a sudden, out of the blue he announced

“Shirdi Baba is my best friend”!

It was totally unrelated to the conversation we were having! I was dumb founded and amazed, because I had not mentioned Shirdi Baba at all or conveyed to him that I prayed to Shirdi Sai the night before. And the amazing thing was although I was a firm devotee of Shirdi Sai my husband was not! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Although he was still in a confused state of mind he was clearly showing signs of improvement and from then on he recovered rapidly and gained his memory back, and came back to being himself again.

Ever since that he has remained in good health and retained his usual mental clarity. Later on when I asked him if he remembered what he had said about Shirdi Sai Baba being his best friend he could not recall saying that at all! But I think it was Baba’s way of giving me some assurance that my husband was going to be alright and that he was being taken care of.  I am absolutely sure it was Shirdi Sai Baba who cured my husband, because the situation was such that even the doctors were scratching their heads wondering what to do. So Baba’s grace can move mountains, and He will never ever desert you no matter how dire your situation is. He is the truest friend and the most gracious guru and guide anyone can have.

Grateful Sai Devotee

Aum Sri Sai Ram

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7 thoughts on “Shirdi Baba is my best friend”

  1. Sairam
    Oh my god what a wonderful way to get closer to sai. Amazing exp. So we all have a common friend indeed! Love you sai.
    Sai ram

  2. Anantha Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Rajadhi Raja Yogi Raja Parabrahma Shri Sachchidananda Samartha Sadguru Sainath Maharaj Ki Jai.

  3. Hi Venkat,
    Thanks for writing this beautiful article and sharing that devotee’s experience.
    I have to correct you on one thing though, you said-
    Most people have “APT” – Automatic Positive Thinking. I don’t think this is correct. If you observe closely very few people in current generation are blessed to have this attitude. We are generation of people who seek immediate gratification, have very low sensitivity to pain and are very insecure which makes us always imagine the worst.
    You must have also noticed that people from our parents and grandparents accepted fate very gracefully, good or bad. Their faith in god was unflinching and questioning god was considered a sin :-).

    Now a days god doesn’t test us as much as we test him 🙂

    Hope your dad is getting better.

    Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts.

  4. Om Sairam…
    Truely Gifted to receive such a blessing from Shri Sai .
    Hearty Love to you Baba …
    I cannot express the emotions…

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