Guruji said, “Mera naap hai uske paas” (he already has my measurements of the last year). Go and ask him to make the clothes of the last year’s measurement).
It was a very very special day, ‘The Guru Poornima’.
About two three days were left for the final day of Guru pooja and the extra ordinary rush of people was there to be seen every where at Gurgaon Sthaan. As usual, the Seva was also going on continuously and to the command of Sahib ji I was doing it in the basement.
This day, in general, the Shishyas offer clothes while solemnizing their pooja and the Guru heartily accepts them. This truth is the same in almost all parts of India. This is the only day when the Guru doesn’t say ‘No’ to the Shishya and says ‘Yes’ to what ever the Shishyas ask for. This is the day of Shishyas because the all time giver agrees to accept from those who had been asking, taking and begging the whole year. The giver continues to be the giver but for this beautiful day when He allows the Shishyas to express their love in their own way.
I had picked one young devotee, a tailor by profession and with permission from Guruji, had extended him a special favour to go in Guruji’s room to take the measurements of His clothes. This time he returned with a sad mood to say that Guruji has not permitted him. Since the time ahead was not too much and stitching the accurate clothes would need time so I suspended the Seva for a few minutes and went to my master to ask, “Guruji, do din baaki bache hein, aap ne usse naap kyon nahin lene diya”? (Guruji, the time left for pooja is short therefore I pray, please let him take your measurement to enable him do the job, in time).
Guruji said, “Mera naap hai uske paas”. (he already has my measurements of the last year).
Guruji & I were talking and no body was there in the room. I said, “Guruji pichhle saal aur aaj ke naap mein bahout fark pad gaya hai. Aap ne pichhle 21 din se kuchh khaya nahin, iss leye aap ka shareer kaafi dubla ho gaya hai. Pichhle saal ke naap ke kapde dheele lagein ge”. (Guruji, there is a big difference in your body of today as compared with the last year. Since you didn’t eat any thing during the last 21 days therefore the clothes will be too loose if stitched with the last year’s measurement).
(What do you think, you idiot ? Will I remain the same as I am today ? I will change to the old position with in 10 – 15 days. Go and ask him to make the clothes of the last year’s measurement).
I did obey and directed the tailor to do the way Guruji wanted but; I was at my wits end – and could not digest the possibility of what Guruji had just said, ‘(that I will resume my same precious body position in 10-15 days)’. In some spiritual procedure, Guruji had not taken any food in the last three weeks and therefore, was reduced substantially. To my assessment, minimum 3 months should be required to recoup the previous look.
But; to my great astonishment, less than 15 days had passed and Guruji was looking the same as he looked last year but for more importance, “As he said”.
Guruji knew this. None other than God knows the future; but Guruji knows — Pranaam ji.