My name is Priyanka and I am a devotee of Sai Baba ji since 2008. Baba ji came into my life through His book in which we ask a question and He gives us the answers. From there, one after the other miracles occurred in my life and made me His staunch devotee.
I have so many experiences to share but today I will share some of my experiences in Canada. On my first day of arrival in Canada, my uncle whom I met for the first time in my life came to pick me up from the airport. In the evening, my aunty asked me to get ready as they would take me to the Hindu temple. To my surprise, when I entered the temple it was Shirdi Sai Baba ji’s temple and I felt so happy to have Baba ji’s darshan on my very first day in Canada. After few months, my uncle – aunty came to know that I am a devotee of Sai Baba and then they told me that they visit Sai Baba ji’s temple only on Thursdays and even on that day they were going to Hindu temple as it was Saturday but even they don’t know how they ended up at Baba ji’s temple. It was such a nice feeling to know, how He called me for His darshan.
After staying for 18 months in Toronto, I relocated to Winnipeg. There I had to go through some worst experiences in my personal and professional life. Even till date, just a thought of how the things got screwed up from all over gives me goose bumps. I use to cry day and night. My family wanted me to come back to India. But Baba ji’s answers prevented me from going back to India. And then one day, I got a dream in which I was relocating to another city and before leaving I wanted to visit an old guy (Baba ji) whom I always used to visit on my way to work. When I went closer to him, he asked me ‘Do you want me to come along with you?’ I replied,’Yes’, then he asked, ‘Why’ and I said,‘I don’t know the reason but I want you to accompany me.’ He said,‘Okay! Go you will find me there’. Suddenly I woke up, realized that I was dreaming and then concluded that the conditions might change their direction now. I was already applying for jobs, more than a month passed and nothing good happened. My work permit was getting over and so now I was left with no option but to live in the same city under same conditions.
In my mind, I always thought why Baba ji’s dream is not making any sense. Finally, one day I got a call saying I have secured a job in Calgary (how I got this job was a surprise for me and sometime later I would love to share this experience too.) But, after getting the call, I got confused whether I should relocate or not as I had few months left on my work permit and I was about to apply for my provincial permanent residency too. So as always, my first and last resort, I did my prayers and closed my eyes and asked Baba ji to give me one clear answer to help me in making a decision. His answer was ‘The thing pending for past two months will now be completed’. His answer was crystal clear because when I started looking for jobs it was around January 18 and my training in Calgary was starting from March 18. I moved to Alberta, and had totally forgotten about the dream I had two months back. But we all know His words are always true and on my very first night in Alberta, I had a dream for about 2 min is in my dream, I knocked at the door and when I opened the door Sai Baba ji was making His paintings. He looked at it and gave me a smile. Thus, His words were true He showed His presence in the new city as well.
In Alberta, I wanted to visit Baba ji’s temple on my birthday. But, Baba ji’s temple is in city Edmonton which is 3.5 hours by bus from my city. I made all arrangements and reached Edmonton on my birthday. Unfortunately, the area from where I was supposed to take my bus to Baba ji’s temple was under construction. In this new city, I struggled for more than half an hour to find the right bus stop but all in vain and I could not even call the cab as my phone battery was dead. I had just few hours (3-4) with me as I had the return ticket for the same day. At last, in my mind I said to Baba ji, ‘Baba ji why are You doing this to me, I came all the way from Calgary to have Your darshan and I have heard so many experiences in past where You help people who get lost while they are coming to Shirdi. Please help me too as for me this is Shirdi and within fraction of a second I heard a voice saying ‘Excuse me! You are standing at the wrong stop’ I turned around and saw a man in his 50’s talking to me. Then he asked me the address, walked with me for about 10 minutes all the way to the train station and showed me the way. I appreciated his help, walked 3-4 steps and suddenly a thought came in my mind may be this guy was Baba ji or he send someone to help me, thinking this I turned around and the man was not there. Till date I am surprised.
It’s been 9 months, I have been visiting His temple in Edmonton often. But on Dec 1st, all of a sudden, I thought let me Google Shirdi Sai Baba ji’s temple in Calgary; even though I knew there is no temple in Calgary so far. But, a page opened saying the lease has been signed and Shirdi Sai Mandir is opening soon in Calgary and to my surprise the announcement itself was made on Dec 1st. It was such a blessing for me to be a part of the inauguration (though for shorter duration).
Today, I feel like a handicapped person and Sai Baba ji my support and I cannot afford to lose this support in my life. Through my experiences in life so far, I have learnt, the path to get closer to Baba ji is not by doing prayers for hours and hours together but it is all about doing good deeds in life. In the beginning it is as tough as walking on the sharp edge of a razor because people will cheat you, will make fun of you, thinking you are a fool living in your own world. But at the end it is worth it because at the end it is all between you and Baba ji. Please Baba ji stay with us forever …..Bless all!!!!! Om Sai Ram