It was morning and I happened to be in Gurgaon. Guruji was to go to His office. He commanded me to drive the car and sat next to me. I was driving and crossed the Railway Road and turned left towards the Maruti factory that leads to Dhaula Kuan.
I heard Guruji softly scolding me in Punjabi,
“Oye, hun te jaag ja,
gaddi truck de ander hi waad deni aa?”
—And I woke up—
(I had fallen asleep while driving).
I opened my eyes and applied brakes immediately. A truck was ahead of me just about 15 feet away. My car was faster and if Guruji had not woken me up for another 10 seconds, I would have banged into the tail of the truck.
I immediately applied brakes and felt very ashamed. Embarrassed I asked, “Guruji, when did I fall asleep?” Guruji said again accompanied with a soft abuse, “Oye tu jaga hi kab thaa. Jab se Railway Road se muda, wahin se so raha hai.”
(With a soft abuse)