Dear Sai devotees,
With the grace of our Baba, I would like to share today how Baba came in my life.
The tv serial "Mere Sai" has changed my life. I have started watching the serial around March 2018. Before that I do not know anything about Sai Baba. I only knew that there is a saint called Sai Baba, nothing else. After watching some episodes I wished to know more about Sai Baba. I have searched the net and found lots of information about Baba. During my search I have found the link of the "Shri Sai Satcharitra". I have started reading the online version of the book. I have got so much interest in "Sai Satcharitra" that I have forgotten everything else going around me. Sometimes I even used to wake up at midnight and read the book. Baba has pulled me very close to Him through His Satcharitra.
I have started listening to Baba's bhajan. The words and music were extremely divine that I got engrossed in them. Day or night, working or sitting Sai Baba's name was on my tongue, and in my heart. The bhajan's filled me with divine bliss. Even when I was cooking, I used to listen to the bhajans. Sometimes I used to clap and dance on the songs. I have never felt that joy and bliss in my life before. As Baba said "Whoever sings my leela, will filled with divine bliss. I have also downloaded the Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan app in my phone where we can see the live darshan. I always wanted to see Baba's live mangal snan but I could not because of the time difference in India and UK.
But Baba has fulfilled my wish. In many occasions I used to wake up exact at same time of mangal snan without any alarm. It was around 11:30 at night in UK. It was Baba's leela only. You all know that Baba Himself chooses us to do His bhakti, we do not choose Baba. One night while watching the mangal snan, I felt immense love towards Baba. I felt that He was also looking at me with same love.
That night I had a divine vision. I felt like someone has possessed me. Although I was sleeping sound my mind became very alert. I have seen Baba's original black and white image which I used to stare at. It has got blurred slowly and disappeared. Soon after that I have seen three colorful slides passed very quickly one after another. There was a lady then an animal and lastly a big bright red and golden cobra snake's head. I got extremely scared and woke up from my sleep. I was so disturbed after that and couldn't sleep. I said to Baba in my mind, "Baba, I wanted to see you and why are you showing me this scary things." I could not understand the meaning of this vision since days. I even did not tell anyone about this vision. My faith in Baba has increased a lot. I have started watching and reading whatever I found related to Baba. I don't know how many times I have read Sai Satcharitra but it becomes my daily habit.
Now the most astounding and divine miracle happened to me. It was the night of 19th April, 2018. I was watching the live mangal snan on my phone at 12:30pm. That means in India it was 20th morning and it happened to be Thursday. I have kept watching until they dressed Baba and put crown on His head. He was looking extremely beautiful. I kissed Baba on my phone and told Him, "Ok Baba, I am going to sleep now." I went to sleep straight away. As soon as I went to sleep I had a vision again. I felt the same as someone has took charge of my mind. I have seen blue and silver rays of light coming onto my forehead. I was saying in mind, "Sai Baba, Sai Baba". There were four to five faces of Baba moving in circle. I wanted to see His face but it was not clear. Then the divine light moved to my son's face who was sleeping next to me. Although my eyes were closed I saw my son's face in that light. Then suddenly I woke up from my sleep. Dear friends, you can imagine my situation after that. I was on the top of the world. I cannot describe this in words, its only to be experienced.
I have never experienced such a bliss and peace of mind which I have found after meeting Baba. Dear devotees, these experiences are very personal but I wanted to share it with you so everyone can learn Baba's real teaching. Baba is formless and we should not long for His physical form. We should see Baba in all living creatures. Baba resides in all. A service to humanity is equal to serve Baba. He has helped me with my self realization. My life is no longer same as before. My attitude towards life and people has changed. Baba only wants our true devotion nothing else.
I would like to depict one incident at the end. It was around 1997 or 1998, I was travelling to Goa with my family. I was around 15 or 16 years of age that time. We were travelling by a rented vehicle from Gujarat to Goa. We have taken the route passes through Nasik. My family is Christian but our driver was Hindu. He advised us to visit Shirdi temple which was on the way. At first, we did not like the idea as we normally do not go to any temple, specially my mum. She was quite hesitant to go to temple. But at the end we got ready to go inside. That time the samadhi mandir was not as crowded as it is now. We have seen Baba's statue but did not even bow down our heads as we did not know anything about Him that time. He was only a Hindu saint for us. But it was Baba's wish and He made us to come there. That was the first time I have visited Shirdi. After that we all forgot about that. And now when I again got close to Baba, I have recently visited Shirdi on 14th Aug 2019.
Dear Devotees, you can see how Baba pulled His devotees towards Him even if they are far away. Baba does not want any rituals, he wants our love and He knows us since very long. Its only us who take many births to know Him. I feel Baba is always with me. He grants all my wishes even if I do not ask for it. I feel extremely blessed to have Baba in my life. There is no other God than our Sadguru, Sai Babaji. Now, I see all religions as equal. Baba has given me the absolute knowledge which no one else can give. If you read "Sai Satcharitra" and understand the true meaning of Baba's leela, you do not need to read any other scripture. May Baba bless you all.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to "Sai devotees speak" team and "Mere Sai" serial team. Without them I would never be able to know Baba.
Bow to Shree Sai, peace be to all.