Swami's miraculous intervention
saved us from trouble
My humble pranams to all.
I would like to share an incident with all fellow Sai Brothers and
Sisters which happened here yesterday.
This is one among several instances where Swami saves His devotees
We had been to Niagara Falls since this week being long weekend
and by Swami's grace we drove almost 900 miles to and from without
I could feel the grand and might of Swami in Niagara and with the
force with which He was flowing in the American and Horse Shoe
Coming to the incident, we drove back almost 400 miles from
niagara towards stamford connecticut where we live, on sunday
We stopped in the highway service area for refreshments 40 miles
before Newyork at around 8 p.m. We still had to drive around 80
miles to home.
Then after 15 -20 minutes we started driving again towards
Newyork.. We drove for 30 minutes and covered 30 miles.
We reached a toll booth where we had to pay toll and my wife
searched for her bag and then noticed that she left her hand bag
in the rest room of the service area where we had stopped for
The bag contained almost all the important docs. passports of both
of us, Our U.S driving licenses, Bank Credit and Debit Cards and
our apartment keys.
Only Swami knows the kind of mental state we were in at that time.
With prayers, we immediately drove back to the place where we had
left the bag and searched where my wife left it . The bag was not
to be there.
We also asked all the shops there.
We already had lost 1 hour in the process of driving up and down.
No body had seen and none of the shop people had received a bag
"as found in the rest room".
Then as a procedure we had to call 911 the police as we had lost
our passports and the driving licenses.
In the mean time we called all the banks and credit card companies
to block the cards.
The police guy came and took a formal complaint and added to our
woes saying somebody might have picked it up and after taking the
money out they normally throw it out in the woods in the highway
which will be very hard to trace.
Since we use credit and debit cards every where the money left in
the bag was very less around 40$.
We waited there till 11 p.m asking everyone regarding the bag. We
even checked the Trash cans and drove back home and reached around
1 a.m. The apartment keys were also lost and we cannot enter the
Even though our friends called us to stay with us we did not
wanted to stay with them for already there was want of space in
We decided to stay in the car itself the night and look for any
duplicate keys in the morning. Getting the keys the next day also
was rare as it was holiday on the occassion of memorial day.
Something inside me told to check up the apartment and i asked my
wife to wait in the car in the parking lot and went up to 8th
floor where we stay.
In the lift i prayed to swami to open the door for me as it was
difficult for 2 to spend overnight in the car.
I went to the apartment door it was obvious that it was locked but
Swami through my inner voice told me to check the kitchen window
next to the apartment door.
Normally I keep it locked because here in U.S any body can squeeze
his body through the window and enter the apartment.
With prayers i pullled the window down and it was open !! Jai Sai
I then climbed the window and jumped inside the apartment and one
small part of our big problem was solved, getting into the
Then i called my wife and told her that the apartment door is now
open. She found it hard to believe and asked how come ? I said
Swami opened it for us to
relax after such a long drive. She was awestruck.
The mobile which we carried was totally discharged and we first
put it to charge once we entered the apartment.
I was praying in front of swami's photo to solve the bag issue as
well. At the same moment we received a voice mail in our mobile.
The message was from a
Sai Devotee here in stamford which started with Sai Ram and said
that our bag was safe in one Indian couples hands in NewYork and
since we had the Sai
devotees phone number in our bag they had contacted them to pass
the message to us.
The message was a big relief to us. Needless to say i thanked
Swami for the anxious moments He gave us to increase our faith.
The next morning we
contacted the couple who had the possesion of our bag and they
happened to be very nice and caring people who did not want to
take a chance by leaving the bag even in the shop as it contained
all important docs. In fact they even asked all the Indian people
in the parking lot for 1 hour about us to hand over the bag to us
before they left that Service area.
It it was not for Swami's intervention we could have ended up in a
series of troubles. Finally we visited this people in Newyork and
got our bag back.
For He is my mother, Father and the Guru who always takes care of
me without expecting anything in return other than love towards
human kind i owe Him a lot which i cannot fulfill in this as well
as any of the future births which i am destined to take.
I take this opportunity to pray to Swami to shower His blessings
on the Indian couple who safe guarded our bag on Swami's behalf
and also on the restaurant manager who out of way was inclined to
search the Trash Cans in the rest rooms which even we were feeling
disgusted to do.
Jai Sai Ram !!!
June 1, 2004