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In 1984 I had to go to Sathara on official duty. My colleague had already gone there and was engaged in repairing a machine. But the machine functioned for some time and then it failed to function. My office asked me to repair the machine and get the amount for the repairs. I had to stay in Sathara for one or two months.
My office gave me a notice which said that I should repair the machine. If I was not able to repair the machine I would be transferred to the factory, the notice said, I was held responsible for a wrong done by somebody else. I am sorry I was not treated well.
Meditating on Sri Baba I went to Sathara. With the help of an engineer and with the abundant grace of Sri Baba I got the machine repaired.
I was told that only after the machine functioned for sometime without any default I would be paid the amount for repairs.
When I returned to my office I was told to work in the factory. It was a wonder. I fell suddenly ill and I had to work in my office. I could not go to the factory and work there. This happened only by Sri Sai’s grace.
Later I came to know that the management instead of transferring a certain person to the factory from the office decided to transfer me to the factory. But Sri Baba’s grace saved me.
At the end of the year on a Thursday I went to Shirdi as usual. I took leave of absence from duty and reserved my ticket. I had darshan of the Lord. When I came back I rejoined duty in my office.
A miracle happened. The company at Sathara had written to the management of my office that I was not responsible for any defect in the machine and that the person who previously tried to set it right did not carry out the repairs properly.
On this occasion the management of my office realized that Sri Baba was always with me. Then it changed the plan of transferring me to the factory.
The year 1984 went by. In the beginning of 1985 I got a big order from the same company. It was indeed a matter of surprise and joy to my officers.
Meanwhile I was deputed to the Godrej Company to attend to some developments regarding the work I did earlier. I got an opportunity to go to Shirdi.
After I was transferred to the factory, in December ’86 a seminar was held. Though I had the qualification to take part in the seminar the G.M. of the factory and two other persons were registered deliberately to attend the seminar.
Having returned from Bangalore I asked my G.M. why I was not chosen for participation in the seminar. The G.M. told me, “You are going to retire soon. What is the use of your representation in the seminar?”
I felt very sorry. I told the G.M., “I will take part in this seminar. Without my participation this seminar will not be held. I shall pay the necessary fees myself. I have put in 30 years of service and I have every right to go to the seminar.” I walked out in a huff. I came home and told my wife,” I want Rs.1800/- I told her all that happened in office. My wife asked me,” Did you inform Sri Baba of your grievances?”
Having told my wife,” You have reminded me of Sri Baba at the proper time. I had bath and meditated on him.
Praying to Sri Sai I told him,” I don’t understand anything of this issue of self-esteem. So far I have not asked of you to raise my self-esteem. I shall abide by your directions. Shall I go to the seminar or not?” To my appeal his reply was short and sweet. “Leave this issue to me. Keep quiet.”
Meanwhile the doorbell rang. I got up and looked after my work. I did not pay the fees for the seminar.
From the next day onwards I had been attending to the factory work. There were twenty more days for the seminar. I did my duties calmly uttering the sacred name “Sairam”. I spent my time in silence. The seminar began on the 24th November 1986. It was a Sunday, November 23. On the 22nd one of the two persons registered for participation in the seminar came to office and submitted his resignation letter. He requested the management to relieve him from duty immediately.
He approached the General Manager who was not willing to depute me to the seminar and requested him to send his senior. The G.M. did not know what to do. He called me and asked me to attend the seminar on the 24th November. He said “We have paid registration fees for two persons and it is not proper that only one person attends the seminar.”
When he asked me to attend the seminar I told him,” I appealed to Sri Sai Baba and Sri Baba himself has made this arrangement. Sri Sai told me that you would work in this office only for eight months. “When I told him thus he was shocked and surprised.
I attended the seminar and got a certificate. I brought credit to my office. End of that year I reserved my train ticket to go to Shirdi on 10th. I had to carry some heavy things from Mambalam to the central railway station. Seeing me going with difficulty someone driving a bicycle approached me and told me,” Give me all your things. You please come slowly,”Loading my things on his bicycle he came up to the central station and unloaded them. He introduced himself to me and told me,” I see in you Sri Sai Baba. I have no children. Please bless me,” He went away.
That was the end of the year 1986.
In 1987 I got a letter from my head office. That was a Thursday. As Sri Baba intimated me earlier, I got transferred to my head office and my factory General Manager was dismissed. The General Manager realized that I had the blessings of Sri Baba. He approached me and asked me to pray to Sri Sai for a good job for him. From then on he moved with me intimately.To be continued.....
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