Om Sai ram to all the devotees! Baba always takes care of us, come what may he never leaves us. He stands next to us like a rock. On 22nd May’2020, I had an online exam conducted by the university. However, 2 days prior to the exam, my uncle passed away and on 21'st May'2020 we conducted his funeral which jolted me emotionally and mentally. I informed at my college regarding my inability to take the exam and the teacher/mentor at college very graciously agreed and stated that I need not worry as I would be awarded sufficient marks in the internals so that my final external grade would not suffer and I would be considered passed in that subject.
On 10th July’2020, I got my results and I was shocked to see that, that particular subject was graded ‘F’ and a 0 was given the externals section with 40 marks in the internals section. I was furious and mad at the mentor for she assured me something else and I see something else on the mark sheet. I contacted the examination dept. at my college and explained them everything, but they replied back and said that the grade is justified for I was absent in the external exam, irrespective of the fact that I was present in the internal or not.
I couldn’t understand what was happening because back in May I was communicated something else and now the opposite of it was visible on my mark sheet.
I was sad, emotional and prayed to Baba asking why is this happening, under normal circumstances I would’ve surely taken that exam but since such an unfortunate incident occurred in my family, I was not in a position to appear for it. I left everything at baba’s feet and said that Sai everything is known to you, I know that you will not let injustice happen to me. Your feet will accomplish and change my grade.
On 11th July’2020, I called my dean at college and she said that all of this has happened because of a big misunderstanding and she asked me to sit for a re-appear next year for that particular subject, as the examination dept. is bound by their rules and regulations and they’re quite rigid too. When she said re-appear, I had tears in my eyes and I looked towards baba (a small murti of baba is in my room) and asked for his help. I told my dean that asking me to sit for a reappear in an exam in which you have declared me failed would be humiliating as I did not fail because of my poor performance, rather I’m declared fail because of the misunderstanding and miscommunication from the faculty’s side of not informing me on time that absence in the external paper would be considered as failed. Fellow devotees, I don’t know what got into her in that moment or I’m sure baba must’ve changed her mind as she said that she’ll again speak to the examination dept. and get back to me. When I put the phone down, I said to baba that everything is at your feet, I know you’ll not leave me like this. For that ‘F’ grade would haunt me and my mark sheet forever, especially when it’s not my mistake but utter negligence from the college’s side.
Same day, in the evening I get a call from the faculty whose subject exam I couldn’t take, she asked me to prepare for an exam tomorrow morning and my grade would be upgraded accordingly. Dear Sai Bhaktas, I can’t express my happiness and the immense gratitude I felt in that particular moment of how baba changed the situation so quickly! Under normal circumstances such change of mind from the examination dept. or the dean is impossible but then again nothing is difficult for our Sai baba! This is baba’s sheer leela!
One more thing, I recently purchased Vinny Chitluri Maa’s books-‘Shirdi Sai Baba: His Divine Manifestations’, ‘ Baba’s Anurag’ and ‘Baba’s Rinanubandha’. I can see a big change in myself after reading these books, not only my faith in baba has strengthened manifold but most importantly, it has made my surrender everything at baba’s lotus feet. I’m assured that he shall always be by our side. I request you all too, to read these books.
Thank you! Om Sai Ram!