This is a post which i had emailed way back in March 2006. Milind forwarded it back to me, requesting it to be entered into the blog.
I can see the change in the way I write then and now 🙂 I resisted deep urges to edit, just for you to read and understand that how with the presence of a sadguru, talents blossom in our life. You can also compare with some recent posts and let me know the difference in the writing. Guruji’s knowledge is apt, laser focussed, it is timeless.
Imagine cleaning up for Diwali, cooking up all those sumptuous dishes & whose for dinner!! Guruji Himself.
This is what I experienced when He visited BHU & DAV-Chandigarh. Both the places I had taught YES+ courses & here HE was, a dream come true for every volunteer & teacher.
In Varanasi He visited the Sankat Mochan just two days after the bomb blasts in the temple & was taking notice of every detail. For a few days before His visit I was wondering why is HE coming here as 20 people had died & few were injured. As He explained it in the press conference “Whereever faith is shaken, I will come there”. After the press conference of more than 100 reporters(in a very short time the Varanasi chapter had shown exemplary seva) the transformation in the reporters was worth noticing. One of the press guys told Guruji ” Can you bless me on my forehead” & He obliged, and then came more & more. Then to the hospitals where He touched every single patient & told them “theek ho jaooge”. When He was leaving the hospital, it seemed like the patients(some of whom had lost their eyes, or a limb) were fit to give a smiling farewell. He played with children in the hospital, gave hundreds of bedsheets, & fruits & blessings. Tears flowed, hearts thumped, faith restored & love blossomed whereever He went.?
The Changigarh trip was as busy. He was invited for the convocation ceremony & while I watched Him give away certificates, I wondered how lucky these students are! He gave away some 300 certificates. And then He narrated that he asked every student what He wanted to be, and some 250 told him they want to be lawyers, some few want to do service & 1 said he wants enlightenment. He was saying so many lawyers……Chandigarh will have only lawyers then 🙂 More satsangs & then to a very small village some 30 kms away. Villagers were complaining that no one listens to them & He said thats why I am here.
Some 2000 of them were there & He listened to all their complains from infertile land to government problems. He gave solutions & told them to plant “Laxmitaru” tree. This tree seeds are used as an alternative to diesel, & after 2 years one gets Rs. 2000-3000 for a tree. He told a woman “I had come in your dreams, 3 days back” She was flabbergasted “Yes, Yes Guruji, Aap ko kaise pata” & HE smiled. Even the involuntary functions are not hidden from Him so……
After a bunch of scintillating bhajans, the Satsang went to the knowledge part with some thought-silencing question and answers.
When asked how to stop the unnecessary chattering of
the mind for stupid trivial things, Guruji simply said “think of me”.
How does Hollow and Empty help us?
Guruji asked “are you hollow and empty?”
Yes “Then be that way! Why do you want to fill it with answers”
Can everybody become enlightened?
Don’t talk of everybody.talk of yourself.Can everybody become doctor,president – Yes and no!
What if I intentionally do a mistake?
Intentionally ask for forgiveness also. And if you have to ask for something, ask for Buddhi(intellect), everything else follows.
Will we be able to be so spiritual even in old age?
Once you get a taste of spirituality, then it doesn’t let go of you.
Whatever I think, the opposite of what I want happens, what to do?
Think opposite then!
Asked as to why in your presence no questions arise?
He said “there you go, one question has arisen:-)
As He was admiring the flowers and the decoration around His seat, He laughingly said, “why do you need to decorate it so much, am I not good enough?!”
That night De-vine just flowed. It was simply intoxicating to look at Him.That moment, just watching Him, I felt such oneness, it was like’my-soul-has-popped-out-and-is-sitting-there; soooo-wondrous,so-beautiful!
It feels nice to dig the past and record those wonderful moments spent with the master, they are a scenery painted in my memory with soft, sensitive, simple colours and even today when I recall them, life comes to a standstill, the mind is serene.
Thank you Guruji, for going back in time could never have been so wonderful without You.