I went to the US Embassy, applied for a tourist Visa and was rejected. All I received was a document, refusing the Visa. In the evening I went to Guruji and bowed down in reverence, he immediately asked me, “You had gone to get the Visa, did you get it?” I handed over the embassy paper to Guruji and said, that they have refused my Visa. Hearing this Guruji showed anger and said,
“Mere shishya ko visa dene se inkaar karne wala abhi paida nahin hua.”
And the topic just ended. After about a week, I stayed at Gurgaon, as usual, and a Sevadaar came to wake me up, at around 6.00 am and said,
“Guruji aap ko bula rahe hain.”
I immediately got up and went to Guruji and did Pranaam. Guruji gave me aashirwad and said, “Beta, you take breakfast from your maa and go straight to US Embassy, today you shall get the Visa”.
So, I went to the Embassy and handed over my passport and application. I sat in the hall and waited for about two hours. As I was called, I went to the counter for interview.
By chance, it was the same girl, who had interviewed me a week back. She asked me, “Why have you come again, when you have already been refused the Visa ?”
—– I was not prepared for such a question. Suddenly, some strange feeling over powered me and I started acting as I were her senior, I cannot explain the way I behaved. I was acting like I was extremely annoyed with the girl’s behaviour. Suddenly, perhaps a senior officer, rushed to the counter and looked at the girl and asked, “What happened?”
I, without giving time to the girl to answer, immediately started complaining to the officer, “Look, this girl has abused me.” He looked towards her questioningly, and the girl replied, “No…… !! I haven’t.” Then immediately I turned towards that man and explained to him, “She could simply have refused me the Visa, of course you have the choice since that is your country, but you have no right to disgrace me like that”.—-
The officer took the girl to the back office and after a few minutes the girl returned to the counter and very politely enquired, “How long you wish to stay in America?” I replied very calmly “3 to 4 weeks” she said, “Ok, I will issue you a Visa for 5 weeks, would that be sufficient?” And with this my passport with the Visa stamped was handed over to me.
When I came out, a lady from Punjab came to me and spoke in Punjabi, saying that I shouldn’t even dream of going to USA all my life, having behaved with their staff, the way I did. Surprised, I looked at the woman and asked, “Why, what did I do?” She said, “Brother, your loud voice was being heard in the waiting hall and the people were looking at each other.
– I had not noticed anything by then and I think, I came back to my senses only after I understood what the Punjabi woman was saying. —-
A m a z i n g—
the way I spoke with the embassy staff and I wasn’t even aware? Somebody is making me realize? And the language, I spoke, such fluent English and extempore, was just not my calibre, I know it.
Me getting the Visa after a refusal, is remarkable, but – more remarkable is that Guruji knew it in the morning itself, when He told me to go to the Embassy and that I would get the Visa that day.