Shirdi Sai Devotee Dheejathuva Dharmajan From UAE says: Om Sai Ram everyone. A big thank you to Hetalji and her team for this wonderful Mahaparayan and other Sai sites where devotees can pen down their experiences and prayers and thus encourage other devotees to hold on to our beloved Sai. Every experience is a testament of Baba’s advocate of Shraddha and Saburi.
I am a member of the Mahaparayan group MP-403. I strongly believe that the experience that I am going to write below can be related to so many devotees who are waiting to get their dream job or their desires fulfilled. It’s a long post (my apologies had to do full justice to my experience) and I don’t even know if it would get posted. All the same, if any soul can get even a little bit hopeful that their unhappy times will definitely change and that they will have happier days by holding on to our Baba and by reading this post, I will be thankful and blessed.
I am a teacher who lives with her family and works in the U.A.E. I had been trying for many years for a better teaching job. Every interview would go well but I would never end up with the job. I was an ordinary devotee of Baba until a year back. And then an incident occurred. On the Guru Pournima day of 2018 I got a dream early in the morning. I was standing in an assembly area under a roofing sheet with lots of students. I went into a classroom that had blue painted walls. And then I suddenly woke up. I was feeling very happy in spite of not understanding the dream or having never been in a school like that ever before. I continued applying for jobs on one hand and on the other hand trying to join the Mahajapa and the Mahaparayan groups with no luck in any. I kept on praying to Baba, doing daily Pooja, reciting the namavalli, Stavan Manjari and the Sai Chalisa every day, and also the Navguruvar Vrat. I did everything I could; to please my Baba with Shraddha but Saburi was one thing that I lacked. My job hunt was now more than 2 years and I was frustrated and a total wreck. At times I would break down and cry non-stop. I felt that Baba totally ignored me and never heard my cries.
In the meanwhile I was inspired to start driving. I also updated myself in my subject through websites and videos; inspite of not knowing why I wanted to be a better version of myself. To this day I do not know what inspired or triggered me to do certain things like read and watch motivational videos, inspiring talks and improve my IT skills. I guess it was all Baba’s silent hands working on my past bad karma. Slowly and steadily I gained my confidence in talking to people, my teaching styles, driving, and in Baba. By now I had totally surrendered to His will. It was at this juncture that I applied for a U.A.E ministry of education teaching job. I knew it was very hard to crack. There was a written test, a demo and a panel interview. Moreover being an Indian and my subject being nonacademic I knew I had a bleak chance.
As I began to apply for the job online I was surprised to see that all the skills that Baba had inspired me to learn were put to use. The IT skills were used to apply online. The job required me to have a driving license. The qualifications required for the job were the exact ones I had learnt recently. Two months after I applied (when I started to believe that this job was also down the drain) I received an interview invitation. I prepared well with the notes I had made long back (not even knowing for what).The interview went very well. The panel was impressed with my demo, my subject knowledge and my confidence (all which was trained by Baba Himself).
And then started my final test of Saburi by Baba. I waited for 2 long months for the result. And finally I received the appointment letter. I am placed in a school a little far from home and that’s why Baba wanted me to drive. The whole job process took 5 months. Every single day of these 5 months I was taught lessons on Shraddha and Saburi. I was depressed, broken, feeling helpless, (all emotions I felt) but it was actually Baba molding and making me a stronger Sai devotee. It was also during those 5 months that I got accepted into the parayan group.
Devotees don’t lose hope and faith in Baba. He will remain silent but He is definitely working with us. As much as we cry and feel betrayed Baba will give us our desires only after our bad karmas are washed away. Baba test us in a different way. He places situations in such a way that we feel that our wishes will not be fulfilled. He is testing us to see if we continue to have faith in Baba or if we stop praying and run behind other ways to get our wishes fulfilled. But when we continue to hold His lotus feet with faith he passes us in our test and fulfills our desires in a way much better than what we wanted. It will be perfect! He will polish our imperfections and then present us to this world to shine even brighter. I am the only Indian working in the ministry in my subject area. Where was I; and where am I now!
Needless to say that when I joined the new school, I was standing in the assembly area with that familiar roofing sheet and walked into a classroom that had blue painted walls! Baba’s ways are unfathomable. Trust Him and only Him.
Om Sai Ram.
Baba can make all our dreams come true provided we sleep with complete faith and patience in His company and be all deserving. He will polish us, make us deserving, then grant our desires and ultimately making us desireless lead us on to the path of self realisation.😊 Love You Deva. Jai Jai Ho Sai.
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