Sai Ram ! Ever since my childhood days I had seen the presence of Baba in our house,my Mother being a Sai devotee. Other than that my own association or devotion for Baba was minimal as being a young multi talented person, I was always busy in creative activities! Many many years later after getting married having my son and even later going through rough times of life I came a little closer to Baba especially during my Mother' s accute illness for many years and my long stays in the hospitals while getting treatment done for her kidney condition. Once when Mother was in much pain me and my sister started singing Baba s bhajans sitting on the hospital bed next to our Mother. I always carried a small idol of Shirdi Baba along with us on our frequent trips to the hospital. While we were singing in low voices I noticed Baba shifting from one end of the side table diagonally to the other end. While I shifted back Baba once then twice and after third time realized Baba's eagerness to reach across to Maa while she was in a state of delirium due to pain and heavy medication! He was actually with us and wanted us to know that ! My sister and me both already in tears were overwhelmed with this magical experience waiting desperately for Maa to get well soon so that we could share this experience with her and which later we did !!
But my equation with Sainath completely changed because of some recent experiences I had when we were busy getting works done at our new house and getting ready to shift ! I belong to an educated modern family, one who usually tries to find logic in any miracles happening around! To my surprise one morning when I got up I had a fresh small sindoor bindi very delicately placed on my forehead. Neither me nor my folks had a clue about how it was there. Puzzled I took a pic of it and sent it to my sisters asking them if they could suggest anything about it. To my astonishment my sister immedietely sent back the photogragh s enlarged close up back to me telling me to look up close...it was Baba Himself on my Forehead clearly imprinted in that small sindoor bindi !!
This went on for many days when sometime I had this on my forehead and at other times on my throat chakra. But my husband only came to believe about Baba s Miracle when sometime I got these Sindoor marks even while I was travelling out with him in the car!!
And every time this happened we arranged prasad and distributed it among poor in devotion, respect and to convey our humble gratitude for our Ever So Humble Sainath!
As a generous hardworking person all my life, who actually believes in taking care of the weak, poor and feeling responsible regarding care for innocent animals and even plants around us.... I always felt as an odd one out amongst others who I felt could be bit more compassionate in their daily day to day life.
But now Baba has shown me a clear path of truth and now when I truly know him as my Soulmate and my Spiritual Guide I trust I am on the Right Path.
I now feel his Omnipresence everywhere around me and actually take his advice for all my important decisions in my life. I would request all others to believe in him as the Universal Power is there to guide us..just believe..ask..and receive! His only Condition is being true to your own self and to others around you.
~ Alka Saxena