I started Sai Satcharitra on Thursday. And today
is the 7th day. This morning as I was reading Satcharitra at work
for sometime, a thought crossed my mind that I should have Baba’s
picture in my office cube. Since I had 2 photo frames at home,
I thought I would get the smaller one and put it on my desk. But,
the smaller frame also seemed too big for me as I didn't want
to display my religious inclinations at work. I wanted something
smaller and compact, which I did not have with me.
After lunch when I came back to work, I thought
I would read the book for a while. And when I opened the book.
a small pocket size picture of Sai Baba fell out of the book onto
my desk. I am not sure who put it there or where it came from,
but it presented itself at the right moment.
I dint see the picture in the book even though
I was reading it for the past
6 days. I was surprised and excited at the same
time as to how this happened. As I was thinking about it this
morning itself. For me it is nothing less than a miracle. Even
now, if I think about that incident
I really feel elated and pleased that Baba is with
me all the time to protect me and save me from trouble!
Samartha Sadguru. Shri Sainath Maharaj ki jai!
After reading a few books about Sri Sai Baba Maharaj, I had a
dream in which Sai Baba spoke to me saying everything would be
all right. This is during a period, which has seen my business,
struggling as well as the health of my wife has not been good.
I was very worried, as usually things had gone well for me. Any
such personage does not usually visit me in dreams. Now it is
told to me that it is not unusual for Sai Baba to visit his devotees
in this way.
I am happily accepting Sai Baba's selection of me as a devotee
and am seeing now that I have so many brothers and sisters all
under his protection. Although I am unworthy I cannot deny the
experience and community. Every moment there is more clarity of
his Darshan everywhere for me. May Sai Baba come to all and save
and protect us in this world.
I would like to Share My Experience with all
SAI Devotees. My husband tried to get H1 visa for my brother-in-law
from Aug 2000. The papers were sent to INS in October 1st
week 2000 and till December we did not receive any information
from INS (not even the receipt number). On Jan 30th
2001 we applied through another company and after 4 weeks we
learnt that INS has sent the papers back as some documents &
the cheque were missing.
By them I am a regular visitor to this site,
and & I read one of our devotees experience that after reading
Sai Satcharitra for 7days on 8th day itself Miracle Happened
& her desire got fulfilled. So, I thought of reading Sai
Satchritra with full belief & I started reading on April
12th & I finished by April 19th. On April 20th
we got a mail saying that My Brother-in-law 's Receipt number
(LIN Number) has come & I prayed god that if this Miracle
Happens I am going to share my Experience with all Sai Devotees.
I became very Happy that Baba heard my Prayers. With BABA blessings
Surely he will get his H1 & very soon we will see them in
Finally Dear Devotees Sai Baba is a Karuna Murthy, He will give
what ever you want, and Just we Should Believe him With Whole
OM SAI SHIRDI SAI DWARAKAMAI
OHM SREE SAMARTHA SADGURU SAINATH MAHARAJ KI JAI
In April 2000, I got a job in Bahrain and was scheduled
to fly on 10th. I was working in Bombay till then. My Parents
live in Goa and I decided to visit them before I leave. I was
praying that I'll go to Shirdi and take Baba’s Darshan and carry
Sai Satcharita with me. Intention was to continue the Adhay Parayan.
There was a long gap of 7 years, as I never read it after 1993.
I could not make it to Shirdi before I left for Bahrain. However,
while I was in Goa (3rd week of March), somebody told me a new
Sai Baba Mandir is built and Saibaba Murthi (Idol) will be installed
on Rama Navami. I could not wait in Goa till Ramanavami. So I
visited that temple and prayed to Sai Baba photograph. My eyes
met his and within moments, I had tears in my eyes. Really don’t
know, why? Then, to my surprise the young poojari (priest) came
and said "we have Sai Satcharita here and we sell them. If you
want to buy, I will also give a rare photograph of Sai Baba free".
I was stunned and realized Baba is everywhere. He knew I wanted
the Grantha and moreover, he wanted me to possess one. Now that
I am in Bahrain, I have completed one Parayan of the Grantha (book)
on 7th day following Ramanavami.
During the year 1991 I was trying for a good marriage alliance
for my daughter but I could not succeed in this process. It was
on 01-01-92 New Year's day morning I prayed Sri SAI BABA of SHIRIDI
and asked for a message regarding the marriage of my daughter.
I closed my eyes and opened a page in the SAI SATCHARITA written
by Sri Nagesh Vasudev Gunaji. To my surprise it was page 241 chapter
47 and the message was "I told him not to worry about this, as
the bridegroom himself would come seeking her".
I was very happy as the message indicates marriage
of my daughter will takes place in the year 1992. In the month
of January 1992 One of my friends took the necessary details of
my daughter so that he will give it to some known person for her
marriage. On 17-02-1992 I received a phone call from someone who
came from Visakhapatnam to seek my daughter’s alliance. I was
in dilemma and prayed Baba, Sri SAI BABA instantly answered my
prayer and advised me to go ahead. The boy and their parents liked
my daughter and on 20-02-1992, the marriage of my daughter was
fixed. I felt Sri SAI has given a good bridegroom to my daughter.
The marriage fixed on 10-05-1992 at 06.58 a.m. in Hyderabad. I
prayed Baba to help me in the marriage activities and for the
success of the marriage on 22-03-1992 in the afternoon sleep Sri
SAI BABA appeared to me in the dream in the form of my Father
(LATE SRI R.V.RAO) and promised me that he will help me in my
daughters marriage and he will attend the marriage also. I was
surprised how a dead person (my father) can attend the marriage
and help me in the marriage.
IN SAI SATCHARITA chapter 40 page 212 SRI SAI BABA
says "I always to think about him for those who remembers me,
I require no conveyance, i.e carriage, Tonga, (Horse drawn Cart)
or an Aero plane. I run and manifest myself to him, who lovingly
calls on me". I felt SRI SAI BABA might not attend the marriage
of my daughter in the form of my father. SRI SAI says in the SAI
SATCHARITA page 151 chapter 28 "I have no form nor any extension
- I live Everywhere" SRI SAI BABA further told in chapter 40 page
213 "See, to keep my words I would even sacrifice my life, I would
never be untrue to my words". I totally surrendered to SRI SAI
BABA and started the marriage arrangements. In the month of March
1992 wedding cards were printed and as per the directions of SRI
SAI I posted First card to Genesh Temple, Ranathambhor, Second
card to Balaji Temple, Tirupathi, Third card to Sri Sai Baba in
Shiridi. Then I posted five cards abroad and prayed Baba to see
that at least one family from abroad attends the marriage.
The day before the marriage I prayed Baba to help
me in carrying out the necessary activities. On the day of marriage
I was very busy in the morning and could not spare even five minutes
time for reading the SAI SATCHARITA. I was having Ahamkar (Pride)
that I can spare daily time for SATCHARITA PARAYANA. Sri Sai made
me so much busy that I could not touch the SAI SATCHARITA on that
day, and he removed my Ahamkar. I totally forgot Sri Sai in the
marriage and I was talking to my friends and bridegroom's relatives.
It was around 11.45 a.m. the Pandit of Bridegroom has come to
me along with a Brahmin and asked me to give some Dakshina to
the Brahmin. I thought the Brahmin must be his relative, and I
gave Rs.21/- as Dakshina. Then the Brahmin was asking about food.
The Pandit has sent him to dining hall to take the food along
with other guests. In the dining hall I noticed that the Brahmin
who took Dakshina from me was smiling towards me, I felt he may
ask more money and so I left that place. I was completely occupied
with the relatives and guest and did not even take the food till
After the MUHARAT in the morning my well wisher
who came to the marriage from U.S.A has offered the Break-fast
and told. Had I not taken the breakfast it would have become FASTING
day to me. SRI SAI is against fasting and he never allowed his
devotees to observe fasting. (Ref.Chapter 32 page 173). In the
night before I was going to bed I prayed Sri Sai Baba and conveyed
my thanks to him for the success of the marriage. I felt Sri Sai
Baba has not attended the marriage and it was Baba's breach of
promise. Sri Sai has promised on 22-03-1992 that he will attend
the marriage, if Sri Sai Baba attended the marriage in which form
he attended? It was a question to me and I asked Sri Sai to kindly
clear my doubts. Sri Sai Baba appeared to me in the dream in the
form of Brahmin (who took Rs.21/- from me as Dakshina) and was
I got up from my bed and stood in front of Sai's
Photograph and blamed myself for not recognizing Sai who attended
my daughter's marriage without fail. Next day to cross check
I asked Bridegrooms Pandit about the Brahmin who took Rs.21/-
as Dakshina from me. He informed that the Brahmin is a Stranger
to him who happened to come to the marriage. I felt that STRANGER
is none other than SAI.
BOW TO SHRI SAI - PEACE BE TO ALL
Saibanisa Gopalarao Ravada
I would like to share my experiences with all Sai
Devotees. I completed my graduation in 1989. Then I wanted to
do a professional course. So I joined Chartered Accountancy. In
spite of my hard work I could not complete the course. I was struggling
not knowing what to do in life. At that time I came across lot
of advertisements with requirements for computer professionals.
So I started doing some part-time computer diploma courses. I
first started worshipping Baba in September 1997. I did parayana
of Sai Leelas by Acharya Bharadwaja. After I completed the parayana
I came to know about an ERP package that is in great demand in
USA. By paying huge fees I underwent training in that particular
ERP package. Then after applying for jobs I got selected through
telephonic interview for a company in US. I got my visa papers
after 6 to 8 months. Then when I went for visa stamping to the
American Consulate the visa was refused. I was very much disturbed
and lost all hope of going to US. I prayed to Baba to pull me
out of my troubles. Then after 2 months things started moving
and in January 1999 I got my visa stamping. I am leaving for US
next month. Even though I was going through great difficulties
Baba has pulled me out of danger and has brought happiness to
me and my family. I thank Sai Baba for his blessings and the friends
in Dwarakamai for their support.
Pray and bow to Sri Sai peace be to all.
I am one of those many people who were saved by the Grace of
Baba. My mother is a devotee of Shri Sai. Many times I did not
heed to my mother's advice to have Faith in Baba.
It is when I went through a bad patch in my career during the
year 1992-93 I started reading SHRI SAI SATCHARITRA. I did Parayana
7 weeks continuously praying Baba that I must be out of all
the problems by the end of 7 parayanas. To great satisfaction
of my mother and me I came out of those problems and got an
excellent break in my career.
I again went through the tough times of my life during 1998
- 99. All my money was blocked and the very existence in professional
world was under threat. It is then by the guidance of true Baba's
devotees I met Guruji Shri C.B.Satpathy. Guruji repeatedly told
me not to loose faith and patience and guided me as his own
child. I do not have words to express how Guruji took care of
me during those tough days.
With the blessings of Guruji I left for US in August 99 in search
of job. After a couple of months of initial struggle I completely
lost faith in Baba. Then I spoke to Guruji over telephone and
Guruji mentioned that I would get a job in a week’s time. To
my great surprise and satisfaction I got a job within a week
and currently doing well in US. I have cleared all my loans,
financially better and satisfied in my job.
I forget Baba at every step of my life, but He won't forget
us. I do not know whether I have Baba in my heart or not but
Baba definitely has everybody in His heart.