Its some where in 1980’s.
My wife Gulshan banged the door while I was taking bath. Actually she was scared and wanted to be sure that I was ok. On my reply, she asked whether I had taken that particular car to the club. After affirmation she informed me that there was a snake in the car. I don’t remember whether I got scared or I took it lightly. But I instructed the driver Shiv Kumar to throw it away. While going to my show room, I kept thinking about the snake and instructed the driver to turn the car towards Guruji’s office at Curzon Road. When I told Guruji about the snake, He immediately said, “Nahin beta, saamp to tere samne aa hi nahin sakta in dinon me”. (No son! The snake can’t dare face you in these days).
He further asked the driver and he showed Him the snake wrapped in an old towel. Guruji looked at him and commanded to throw it in a near by dry drain.
After about a week, Guruji was standing opposite Sitaramji’s office in Connaught Place. It was late evening and some Shishyas like Sitaram ji, R. C. Malhotra ji, R. P. Sharma ji and a few more were standing on the road side and the scene was that Guruji was scolding Malhotra ji for some mistake (don’t have details) & we all were scared and kept looking at Guruji and His mood.
Just in a flick of a second, Guruji turned towards my driver aggressively and said, “Idhar aa oye, kitne ka kharida thaa saamp ? (Come here, you–, for how much did you purchase the snake ?)
The driver was stunned and couldn’t help say the truth and uttered, “Teen rupaye ka” (for three rupees) “Why did you do it “?
“Only for fun, Bapu”, he said. Guruji said, “Suppose- if- Punchu or some other child were driving and the snake came before them abruptly, they might have lost control over the steering and hence an accident !
Guruji further said, “Toone kya samjha thaa, mujhe pata nahin ? Tum mere shishya ki seva karte ho is liye tumhen baksh diya maine, nahin to usi saamp se tere ko daswa sakta thaa, haalaan ke uske dant nahin the.” (What did you think, I am unaware ?) I pardoned you because you serve my Shishyas, otherwise I could have commanded that snake to bite you, though it didn’t have teeth”. The driver and all others got stunned and astonished to learn Guruji’s knowledge of the hidden truth.
Guruji doesn’t need to think –He is “Master thought” Himself.
A lord of glory in the present era.