When i look back into my life, before i came to know Swami, i realize that He Was ever present, i know He has watched over me all the way...
But in His beautiful Form of sathya Sai Baba, He came into my life the time i most needed Him.
I was going through a "prolonged" phase of tremendous physical pain which was taking away from me my desire to live. One day i was passing in front of a book store (in my home-town Petropolis, in Brazil), then i saw a book on the window with Baba's picture , it felt as if He was calling me "from the picture", the book was "The man of miracles" by Howard Murphet. I entered inside the store and bought the book. I came home and read the book in 2 days, and within 5 months i was on my way to Puttaparthy. At the time i entered in the gates of the Ashram i started feeling better.
I stayed 3 days in Puttaparthy and had 3 Darshans of Swami...and i got cured from all the physical pain i went through "9 years"!
I realized then, why sometimes difficulties are created into our lives, it is to increase the yearning for God to increase faith and to bring us closer to Him.
Baba says "Whenever your faith meets my Love there is cure".
Loving Sai Ram! Sonia Seal