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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Devotees Experiences - Shyamal Barooah - Bangalore

Anantakoti Brahmanda Nayak Rajadhiraj Yogiraj Parabrahmma Sri Sachidananda Sadguru SaiNath Maharaj Ki Jai!

Dear devotees!

I, Shyamal Barooah would like to share few experiences with our beloved Baba which took place recently. Before starting I would like to say “Sorry” as I am not that good at writing.

1) This year February we went to Shirdi (Me,wife and 2 daughters)which we had been planning for long time. We have flown from Bangalore and took our pre-booked taxi from E-cab Company. My wife was having problem with her monthly cycle quite often and while we travelled that time she was ok. We checked in our regular Hotel Sai Murali which we have been using since 2010 and then an unwanted thing happened! My wife faced the same problem and she was coming out from bathroom crying. I consoled her not to lose hope that you cannot have Bab’s Darshan this time and this is Baba’s will only. 

We cannot do anything. Whole journey I was thinking about good Darshan for all of us and get Baba’s blessings and also this time I determined that We must get Baba’s TIRTHA (after Abhishek and mangal snan the left water to drink).Myself and 2 daughters went on queue and had nice Darshan in the main hall and my wife was outside as she cannot enter mandir. This time we were so lucky to have few NIM TREE leaves caught by me and my elder daughter Ruhi. That night after shej Arati we took dinner and immediately I went to queue for next morning Kakad Arati . With Baba’s grace I was so close to Baba’s IDOL (which I always wanted to be in the first row) and got close Darshan and saw all morning ceremony. Immediately after Kakad Arati I rushed outside and somehow managed to get few drops of TIRTHA in a plastic bottle. I was so happy and thanked Baba for giving me the Tirtha. I brought to hotel and we all had little little after bath. That day my wife had opportunity to get Baba’s MUKH Darshan also.

Dear devotees, I would like to mention here one thing that if you are earnest to get something from your heart Baba always listen to you and fulfils your desire! And we all happily came to Mumbai and I was supposed to catch the International flight to Nigeria and family was supposed catch the domestic flight to Bangalore. We all reached our respective destinations safely with Baba’s blessings! Om Sai Ram Baba… ..Baba Thank you so much!

2)  I had planned to go to India for annual vacation on MAY’14 and accordingly I left Nigeria on 9th May (I consider 9 as lucky no for me).I had been suffering from gastric problem for last 2 years and wanted to consult the famous vaidya Dr.Pankaj Naram and Vaidya Smita Naram’s clinic Ayushakti in Malad west Mumbai. It is very difficult to meet Vaidya Smita Naram and Dr,Pankaj Naram as most of the time they spent their practices in abroad. Before, I leave Nigeria I thought in my mind that I have whole day in Mumbai and my flight to Bangalore in the afternoon,so hence I wanted to visit a Shirdi Sai Mandir before going see the doctor in Ayushakti.

So, Baba has accordingly arranged a person already for me “as he sent Shama to Kakaji Vaidya who worships Sapta-shringi Godess a VANI chapter 30-Sai Satcharita.I always use E-cab in Mumbai and the driver was waiting for me in Mumbai International Airport early morning. I was so astonished to see the same Anil driver who went with me to Shirdi in 2010 July. He was also so happy to see me after 3 years that we shared our emotion and happiness to each other and still I was having his phone number in my mobile and also he had my Kuwait no. See Baba’s Leela!

Again strange thing happened in the airport. When he came to took me from waiting place he lost his car key. When we reached near car we saw the key was lying near the car...nobody took it….this is also Baba’s leela as he is also a staunch devotee of Baba. Both of we thanked Baba at that time and tears came out from my eyes that Baba how loveable you are and how you take care of your devotees. 

As I don’t know any Baba’s temple in Mumbai…Baba has arranged Anil driver to take me to a very nice temple. I was so happy and went there and had Darshan early morning…I didn’t enter the Mandir as didn’t take bath but I have seen Baba’s IDOL from road so closely and clearly that I have no words. Anil went inside and I have forwarded little dakshina to BABA with him and he got me UDi and flower etc. After that we went to Ayushakti clinic and surprisingly I got appointment with famous vaidya Dr. Smita Naram  luckily who comes everyday morning in Zee TV "Yoga for you" program.

Dear friend and devotees. Baba is always with us and he shows his presence everywhere, anytime and helps his devotees who keeps him in heart!


3) In Mumbai everything went well and I took all medicines from Dr.Smita Naram and She assured me not to worry and everything will be alright in due course! I finally reached Mumbai domestic airport and said bye to me dear friend Anil driver and took the Bangalore flight. Reached home safely in the evening and we all planned to go to Thiland for a week next evening. 

We reached safely according our plan and with the help od Make my trip team and drove to PATTAYA city to lodge in a hotel. On the road I was curious to see any Baba’s temple! Where ever I go I always look for Baba’s photo,temple…I saw Ganeshji photo and Budha photo in our van which they carry us from BANGKOK to PATTAYA. We reached Pattaya hotel around lunch time 1:30 and went to Lobby for check In. Oh!Its really strange….above reception counter I have seen a meeting room or board room where it was written “Had Sai”- we don’t know the meaning of Thai words…..but”SAI “word was visible……I have attached the snap also. Again I remembered Shama’s GAYA TRIP in Satcharita…..Baba assured him that he will be ahead of Shama and Khote Patil for his kashi and gaya trip.

Wah! Baba….apka Leela….! Thank you so much BABA to take care of us like this!


Then we came back happily with full satisfaction of this Thailand trip. On a suitable Thursday 5th June we celebrated Sai Satyanarayan Puja at our Bangalore house as we try to do celebrate this puja every year. The puja went well nicely and a small flower fallen as Ashirwad at the end of the Puja!



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Those Who Make The Effort Realize God

Once Sai Baba (a Saint from Shirdi, India), was playing with some coins by tossing them from one hand to the other, while testing them in various ways. He appeared to examine each coin individually. In this manner, he played with the coins for about half an hour without exchanging a word with His disciples, Damu and Nana, who were standing nearby.

Curious to know what Sai Baba was doing, Nana asked Him why He was scrutinising the coins over and over again. Baba replied, "Dear son, it is true that I am repeating the same action and uttering the same words over and over again. Look at that mango tree in the yard. It is in full bloom, the leaves are hardly visible. If all the flowers in the tree were to become fruits, would the branches bear their weight?

So, that does not happen, most of the flowers on the tree are swept away by the wind, many others drop off on their own accord, and only some of them become fruits. Squirrels, birds or monkeys eat some of the fruits. Thus, over ninety percent of the flowers do not result in fruits that remain on the tree. Only ten percent or so of the fruits remain on the tree. Is it not so?"The disciples agreed that it was indeed so.

Sai Baba continued, "In the same manner, thousands of devotees are coming to me. Are they all maturing into good devotees? Many drop off half-way on the path. Some come for study. Many seek wealth while many others come in connection with success in their jobs, marriages or other such personal desires.

There is some defect or the other in each of them. No one comes for My sake. I have a precious thing in my coffers to offer them. But no one seeks it. It is for this reason that I am examining the coins. 

Among these coins there are some that are worn out, some that are debased and some that are twisted and worthless. Just as I am examining the defects in these coins, I am also looking for the defects in the devotees who come to me. I am trying to find out if they can really comprehend My truth with their defects. They want Me but all their desires are related to mundane objects.

How can they attain Me with this attitude? How can you reach your destination if you get into a train that is going in some other direction than your destination? They want Me but they don't make efforts to realise Me. Among the many that come to Me, it is only one in a thousand who really makes the efforts to realise Me!""

Moral: Main obstacles most of us face which prevent us from spiritual growth are our inconsistency, not making genuine efforts and attachment to worldly life. It is very important to work on our personality defects so that we can comprehend Guru's teachings and achieve God Realization.