Guruji said, “Jab sara zamana sota hai, to main jaagta hoon”
It was morning time in Punjabi Bagh. All my brothers & sisters along with their families had assembled to see my mother breathing her last (she had been bed ridden for a long time). The doctor had checked her condition and announced her departing time was near. All were serious and sad because my mother was a too much loved and honoured person in the family. Whether my father, my brothers, my sisters or their families, including the children, all loved her extremely. About two dozen members of our family were deeply concerned about the great soul who appeared to be leaving them and the world for good. Obviously, the environment in the house was gripped with sadness. None went to factory or the office for work.
Just then, Sunder Singh, a devotee came in and delivered me a message from Guruji. He said that Guruji was sitting in the car on the ring road and was waiting for me to leave for dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) with Him. I looked around at the family and then my mother. I took a handkerchief, washed it and while squeezing it went to my mother’s room. She looked at me with love and complained about the burning sensation in her feet and expressed her discomfort due to that feeling. I placed the wet handkerchief on her feet and said, “Mataji, iss se thand pad jaaye gi”. (This wet hanky will minimise the discomfort). I apprised her about Guruji, waiting for me on the road and that I was going with him to dharamshala. I further said, “I shall return after a few days and shall take back this handkerchief from you”. She was a wonderful mother and said ok. After I finished, I turned to Sunder Singh and said, “Lets go” and I went out amidst all the family members. This action of mine was noticed by all but no body questioned me because I was leaving on the call of Guruji. I might have been criticized over leaving my mother at such a critical hour, but not for sure. I reached Guruji on the ring road and did Pranaam. Guruji gave me aashirwad and we drove to the destination. Guruji didn’t ask me any thing about the condition of my mother since he knew everything about me and my entire being. Other Shishyas like R. P. Sharma, Pt. Ram Kumar and a few more were also there. We reached Dharamshala totally engulfed in the grace of Guruji. This spiritual voyage was indeed exclusive & unforgettable.
At Dharamshala, Guruji commanded us all to go and bathe in the chilled waters of “Bhagsu Nath sarovar” (a pool where the sage Bhagsu Nath did tapasya and attained Vardaan from Lord Shiv.)
The Sarovar Bhagsunath is a unique divine pool surrounded by hills with the inflow of chilled waters throughout the year. Guruji didn’t go there but sent all of us with specific instructions while taking the dip bath. It was a memorable spiritual experience covered by the supreme, ‘Guruji ’.
After being with the supreme master for about 5 – 6 days in the holy places of hills, Guruji brought us back and I returned to Punjabi Bagh. No doubt, I was eager to meet my mother and so went straight to her room. I was overwhelmed to see her sitting on her bed and eating something. I jumped over her bed and lifted her in my arms.
I said, “Mataji give me back my handkerchief”.
What type of a miracle Guruji did ?. The doctor and all the relatives who had gathered over there only six days back, to bid good bye to Mataji, were not to be seen anywhere. None was there except ‘Rajje the Shishya of the supreme Guruji’. Guruji made me sit and chat with the hale & hearty Mataji, not the one who was too unwell a few days ago and whom the doctor had expressed his hopelessness.
Guruji’s divine process started & continued just when I sat with the glorious one in his car. The repair of my mother’s ailment was done while he was moving in the car.
Guruji kept me away from the scene and was himself present with her throughout.
I remember, Mataji once asked me to put Guruji’s picture on the wall of her room so that she is able to have His darshans all the time while lying in her bed. She would recite a sentence every time, “ ‘O’ jag ke rakhwale, mein tere hawaale” (O’ care taker of the universe, I hand over myself to thy self).
All those who had assembled in my house with the thought of making arrangements for the last rite’s, went back to their respective homes and slept over it.
But; Guruji never sleeps, I know. Guruji said, “Jab sara zamana sota hai, to main jaagta hoon” (When the whole world sleeps, I am awake)
Pranaams, Pranaams Hey Gurudev !!!