One of Guruji’s very dear Shishya had daughters and all of them had unprecedented faith in Guruji. Once, the eldest daughter fell seriously ill. She had high fever. Usually, when they would fall ill, Guruji would give jal, laungs & elaichies and the fever would subside. But this time, the fever didn’t go and continued for ten twelve days.
Looking to the girl’s deteriorating health the Shishya’s elder brother enquired, as to why had he not gone for medication or consulted a doctor? The Shishya (father of the girl) said that he would.
But, after a couple of days when his brother enquired again, the Shishya said that he had immense faith in his Guru and by his grace, she would recover shortly.
The time lapsed and it was over three months, this time the brother came again and said authoritatively that he could take it no more and would either be taking his niece to see a doctor or be calling the doctor home. He being an elder in the family had every right to take care of the child. Ours being a joint family then, the elder brother had absolute authority in the house. It was a big house with all the four brothers living together, the Shishya was living on the ground floor. Now, the situation had become serious.
On one hand was his faith in Guruji and the other hand was his brother whom he could not disobey. He happened to be younger to him by 15 years. All he could do was to request him for some more time. When the elder brother did not agree and accused him of imposing his will on the girl for not taking medical help, the Shishya suggested him to speak to the girl.
The elder brother had a word with the girl and she said, “ Bade Papa, I am ill, I know, but if my Guruji cannot cure me then I shall prefer not to live. The elder brother was stunned. He had no idea about the girl’s faith in Guruji. There was no room for an argument and he went away.
He discussed this with the rest of the two brothers and again sent one to convince the girl, who also discussed with the girl and finally gave up saying, “My daughter, if this is the level of your faith in Guruji, then carry on and I shall pray to GOD to be with you and further strengthen your faith in Guruji.” So two more months passed. The condition of the girl was such that if she had to be carried to the washroom by her father and back to bed. She could not stand on her feet. This was the extent of her weakness & state of her health.
One fine morning, Guruji came and stood at the door of her bedroom. She saw Guruji and called out to her father saying, Pa………pa, Guruji………!!.
The Shishya rushed from the other room and opened the door. As Guruji came in, the girl just stood up and stepped towards Him. Just before she could reach Him, she fell. Guruji took her in His arms and made her lie down. Blessed her with His hand on her forehead and smiled. The girl’s eyes were wide open and her face was shining. She was constantly looking at Guruji, numb with the immense joy, saying repeatedly,
“Guruji, aap aa gaye ?” She felt blessed by his blissful presence…
Guruji took leave and the Shishya followed Him to His jeep. It was an official tour of His to Himachal and He had come to see the girl on His way. As He sat in the jeep to leave. He turned around & saw the girl standing in the lawn to have a glimpse of Him, her face was glowing. Guruji looked at her from a distance and said to His Shishya, “Beta, go and hold her. She will fall the very minute my jeep goes out of sight.” And it happened exactly the way He had said. I held her and saved her from falling. Her fever was gone and the girl started recovering from the day onwards. But something unusual had happened. Guruji’s elder daughter Renu took ill the very same day and she took quite some time to recover.
Now, think and conceive, apply all intellect and try to understand –
• The 5 or 6 month long illness was gone in minutes….
• Who is Guruji…. ?
• Such prolonged illness was gone …..with the presence of Guruji ….. that too of a few minutes.
Every brain is governed by the mind that has wings of thought to fly the limitless boundaries. Even great Rishis & Sages may not be able to control it.
There is only one way, a complete surrender to “Guruji” and He will control your mind and only then will you be able to handle it, but like a friend, ‘not as a controller.’ So don’t apply brain to understand what Guruji is and how He does, what only GOD can do. Closely, whisper your enquiry to Guruji and wait for the answer.
The above episode could be understood properly if the reader is an aspirant of the spiritual knowledge.
“Love and Serve the people then I shall open your doors to know ‘The Guru’ and after that comes the turn of spiritual knowledge. Carry on with this practice of ‘Loving & Serving’, while living a normal family life, carrying on your profession honestly caring for your family tenderly and performing all your worldly duties, but at the same time, wait for me.”