Guruji loved His Shishya, R. P. Sharma very much. Whenever a serious patient with high temperature or arthritis arrived, Guruji would send him to R. P. Sharma and he would cure him to his complete satisfaction. Guruji was very happy with his style of handling patients.
Once, Guruji called him in His room and told him that He was going to give him ‘fever’ for about two/three months. R. P. Sharma knew that what ever Guruji said must happen even God won’t come to His rescue. Sharmaji was actually a pampered child of Guruji this was known to Him as well therefore he replied, “Toh theek hai Guruji, lekin bukhar na to ghar par aur na hi office mein aana chahiye” (Ok, Guruji, but the temperature should come neither at home nor in the office). Beautiful– Guruji agreed.
Now, as Sharmaji stepped out of home, the temperature would come and remained till he entered his office and vise versa. It was a wonderful experience which continued for about two months. The temperature would not touch him while he was at home or in his office.
One fine day, some devotees visited Sharma ji and pleaded for his Aashirwad in a family function being solemnized in their house. Since he was aware of their love and Guru bhakti, Sharmaji agreed and accompanied them to their house. Some how, he forgot the agreement and as he was among many people approaching him for blessings, the temperature started. For some time he ignored it but as the time passed, the temperature rose to such a high degree that it was difficult for him to sit in the chair or even to talk & bless the people.
The discomfort level forced him to move out from the function and go back home. This was pinching.
Next morning he reached Guruji and laid down his arms and expressed, “Guruji ab mein bardasht nahin kar sakta, kal jo iss bukhaar ne meri haalat kee, wo mein bayaan nahin kar sakta” (Guruji, now I can’t tolerate any more. What this temperature did act yesterday is beyond explanation. I can’t bear it now). I bow down to your feet and request to stop this fever any more.
Ok ! There will be no fever henceforth. And Sharmaji never had any fever after that day.
I pray to understand the divine authority of Guruji. He impels and then dispels the fever which has been a challenge in the medical terminology. When it comes, its there and no one knows how long shall it stay. People use medicines to get rid of it but still wait for it to go. Even the renowned doctors depend on the clinical test reports to find out the real cause of the fever.
But Guruji owns it as a tool to use it at will for enriching the Shishyas with special divine benefits.