Thursday, August 23, 2012

Shirdi Sai Ram Made Me Read Vishnu Sahasranamam -Real Devotee Experience

Author is PRIYANKA RAUTELA.DHANKAR on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Baba's day to all my dear and respected readers ,

Time and again many real experiences of devotees has been published in this site which without fail strengthen our faith in our Sathguru Sainath .He is our guru who guides us ,but it doesn't mean that Guru will take all your responsibility ,because just by having a Guru doesn't mean that you have achieved your goal ,you also have to do your karma in order to get the blessings of your Guru .

Let me explain this with a example (this is especially for those Sai devotees who says that Baba don't love them or do not listen to them ).
The relationship between Guru (Sai ) and the bhakat is exactly like the relationship of the gardener with the flowers on the bush .The gardener does not create the flowers ,he only waters them ,protect them ,see that it has correct amount of sunlight and shade .The flowers must themselves come out from the bush then only the role of the gardener starts.

No mere gardener can guarantee the blossom ,it can come only from the bush itself .So in the same way no Guru will be able to protect us and bless us till the time we don't come out of our ego's.Believe me that when you give up all  your ego you will feel connected with your Guru (Sai )

Now coming back to today's real Sai leela experienced by a Sai devotee.I am not disclosing the name as desired by the devotee .Read this and feel the love and blessing of Sai .Thanks brother for sharing this beautiful sai leela with us .

I and my family have been devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba for decades reaping his benevolence in good
measure. In 2011, my daughter studying in a prestigious university in U S A by Baba’s grace, came
up for a number of job interviews as part of the campus selection process.

 However, for a strange reason- which some simply called as unfavorable planetary positions-she was rejected in as many as 10 interviews even after seemingly good performances. Her confident was badly dented and we helpless parents turned to our beloved Baba to help her get a job. 

I knew that the campus interviews were the best if not the only opportunity for an international student to get a job in U S A. Apart from daily reading of a chapter- a- day of Sri Sai Satcharita, I also resorted to Sai Virat. 

As this was going on, my daughter had unsuccessfully completed all but one of her interviews due to start from 29 Oct 11. This last interview that remained was with the world’s best company in the field and I obviously thought that she stood no chance in the face of tough competition from some of the best students in the college who always wanted to join this company. So worried and helpless that I was , I intensified my prayers to our beloved Lord and encouraged my daughter to attend the same with confidence.


While in the midst of my virat, and a few days before the commencement of the interview, a
beautiful thought was implanted in me by Baba through a dream that I should read Sri Vishnu
Sahasranamam daily. I knew that I had a copy of the book in my house along with the collection
of other religious books that I had nicely arranged in a dedicated cupboard so that they can be
taken out easily whenever required. But to my disappointment and surprise I could not find this
particular book at all even after spending more than an hour for a thorough search.

On 29 October 2011, I was leaving for U S A via Bangalore for a two months stay and return
with my daughter to India for her winter break. As mentioned above, it was also the day when
my daughter was going to appear for a written pre -interview screening test by the last of the
hiring companies that I have indicated. I was very tense about my daughter's test/interview
scheduled to take place during the course of my journey to U S A and was not at all in the right
frame of mind to undertake a long flight across the Atlantic.

 At about 5 PM as the taxi was
waiting outside my house to take me to the local railway station to board the train to Bangalore
I made a last minute bow to Baba in my pooja room and tried to reach for the box containing
udi inside a cupboard to apply it on my forehead. To my surprise, my eyes spotted a couple
of books inside the cupboard and the hands literally followed them only to find a copy of the
Vishnu Sahasranamam in my mother tongue Tamil that I was looking for.

 It looked as though Baba wanted to personally hand over the book at the appropriate time and bless me. I was overwhelmed with love, devotion and reinforced faith in my Baba. I could feel the rush of
optimism in me for my daughter’s interview. In retrospect the whole incident was momentary
and had it not happened I would have very well gone to U S A without the book, thoroughly
disappointed, sad and with some loss of faith.

I happily started reading the Vishnu Sahasranamam in the train itself. I continued reading it
while in Bangalore the next day and even during the flight. During this period my daughter went
through three different stages of the interview and every time felt that her performance was
the worst ever and never gave herself a chance for the next stage. But my inner voice, dictated
by Baba, kept telling that she will be fine.

 It came very true and miraculously my daughter successfully cleared all the three stages. The company later added two more stages of interview that went on till January 2012. With Baba on her side, my daughter’s confidence was restored and she became the one among the three selected finally for the job.

While reading the Vishnu Sahasranamam, I always had an uncomfortable feeling that I was not
able to read the Sanskrit verses with understanding as I did not know the language. Baba solved
this in a mysterious way. On my return to India in December 2011, I had a dream in which my
late father appeared and asked me to read Vishnu Sahasranamam.

 I still did not know what prompted me to search the set of religious books that he had collected in his life time with the hope that one day his children would read them. As a respect to his feelings and also because
of my growing interest in religious books I had kept a few of his books with me. Somehow that
day I felt like browsing through his books. When I did it, I immediately came across the English
commentary on Vishnu Sahasranamam by Swami Chinmayananda. When I opened the book,
to my utter but pleasant astonishment the first thing I saw inside the book was a very old black
and white photograph of my father. It was too much of a coincidence to be simply disregarded.
I wish to stop the narration of my experience at this point and leave it to the readers to draw
their conclusion.

I wish to add that everyday after the reading of Vishnu Sahasranamam, I read one stanza of
the English commentary in slow speed to assimilate the meaning. I feel immensely happy and
blessed in doing so.

My daughter is due to start her job in early August this year. I pray to Sri Sai Baba with all
humility to be with her and guide her in her work for successful performance as well as ensure
her personal well being, safety and success in all aspects of her life.

OM SRI SAI RAM











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9 comments:

Chandana said...

Om Sai Ram !

This is an awesome Experience ! I was so happy reading this. And I too faced the same difficulty while reading the Sanskrit Shlokas. So this experience came as a solution to me. I long back stopped reading the Holy Book of 'Shri Vishnu Sahasranamam', but am inspired to take up the reading again and will refer to the English Interpretation now. Thanks a lot for sharing this experience and thanks Priyanka Didi for posting it. I was eagerly waiting for your new post :-) Hope you are doing good and best wishes to your family.

May Baba bless each one of us abundantly and guide us always on the right path.

Om Sai Shri Sai Jai Jai Sai.

Urvi on August 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM said...

Om Sai Ram,
This is really a good experience. May Baba Bless you and your daughter all Happiness in life
Allah Malik

Priyanka Rautela on August 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM said...

Om sai ram Chandana ,thanks for ur love and care u always show towards this saite and my family ...
blessings to u
ur's priyanka didi

Priyanka Rautela on August 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM said...

sairam urvi ,
thanks for ur lovely comment ,hope ur both daughters are doing fine...lots of love to them .
jai sai ram
allaha malik

Gaurav on September 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM said...

Om sai ram. Nice experience. Allah malik hai.

Anonymous said...

OM SAI RAM.! He will definitely help your family allways..! :)

services on October 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM said...

Sai is with you and so you need not fear. Baba will protect you always. Please read 'Sai Satcharitra' daily.. it will solve all your issues and do take Baba's name always mentally. He is our Big father and is always there to care for us. All baba temple trust

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