I was to visit Chicago to attend the trade exhibition. I thought of being privileged greatly if Guruji also agreed with me to tour USA. So I arranged two air tickets and the programme was fixed.
On the day of flight, I reached Gurgaon and said, “Guruji lets start for the airport”. But I found there were many people waiting for Guruji’s darshan. When it took a long time, Guruji said, “Rajje, you proceed to airport and I shall come there after I get free from the people waiting”. So I went and boarded the plane, eagerly awaiting Guruji. The plane took off and reached London airport. After staying at the airport for some time, I boarded the next flight and reached Chicago.
After getting free from the exhibition I called Guruji and asked his programme. He said, “I am coming, you wait for me”. During the waiting period, I thought of visiting a sink factory of the international fame known as ‘Elkay’. I telephoned Guruji and He gave me permission. Surinder & Bill (an American) called up to take an appointment from the management of Elkay but my visit was refused by them, saying that, as per policy of the company, all visits were suspended.
I telephoned Guruji in the night and informed about the refusal of my visit there. Guruji said, “No need to call any one. You start at 8.15 am in the morning and proceed for the visit. And see that, no one gives you his opinion or advise about your programme.”
I conveyed Guruji’s message to Surinder and told them to prepare for the visit in the morning. So, Surinder, Bill & I reached Elkay in an hours’s time. After a brief search, we found a sign board saying ‘Reception’ and so I told Surinder to park the car in the parking lot.
I entered the office and found a notice, fixed on a notice board and signed by the personal manager, named Danny Summers. I turned towards the receptionist lady, who asked me the purpose of our visit.
NOW, SOME STRANGE THING HAPPENED.
I just forgot my self and approached her to say that I want to meet Danny. On her asking the purpose of meeting, I said, “Its personal”
She got busy on the intercom and after a few minutes some fairly handsome man came and she looked towards me and said some thing. I could assume, the man was Danny Summers. He came close to me and before he could say any thing, some strange attitude prevailed upon me, ‘Totally un-usual’. I became an extra energetic person. I stepped towards him and held his right hand, shaked it and exclaimed, “Hi ! Danny, how are you”? Without waiting for his answer, I looked in to his eyes and started saying… as to how, I had a desire to visit the Elkay factory, whenever I visited USA. I further said, it’s wonderful, Danny, that I got the chance and see, I am here before you. Then I shaked his hand once again and said, “Lets have a round of your factory”
Looking to my way of talking, he some how could not do any thing and politely said, “Let me arrange helmets & goggles for you, as its risky to move while the factory is in production”.
So we three wore the helmets and goggles and went along with Danny and had the complete round from one end to the last end of the factory. He went on to explain every detail of machines and production and the quantity they are making per day.
It was a big factory and took us enough time to have a complete round. During our movement on the floor, I was attended as if I was a renowned VIP and Danny was obliged to be with us. Danny came back to the reception office, very happy. The receptionist also was very pleased.
Surinder was carrying a camera and we all had a few photographs. Danny further said, “Rajpaul, give me a call before you plan a visit again. And we saw the Elkay factory like VIP’s. I came out and sat in the car.
I could not imagine the way I behaved.– Like,
# looking at the notice board,
# then seeing the name of Danny Summers on the official note,
# then telling the receptionist for a personal meeting with Danny Summers,
# then calling him by his first name, ‘Danny’, as Americans do,
# talking to him like a senior and with authoritative attitude,
# commanding him instead of requesting him—-
Oh…!! No… this was not at all normal. Knowing myself, I admit that I don’t possess such gutts and such a unique and befitting behavior required in the prevailing circumstances.
I can surely say that either Guruji took over me completely or He had deputed one of some invisible God, who acted through my body to accomplish the job, which I told Guruji last night.
I know myself thoroughly, I am not like that. The essence of the whole topic is, “Guruji’s command of last night”, when He said on phone that no one can stop my Shishya for visiting the factory and that I should start at 8.15 am in the morning, and not allowing any one for any suggestion or advise. It is clear that all what took place since morning till end of the factory visiting was set & designed by Guruji, just when He was talking to me on telephone—
Wah-hey Guru Dev–wah
Sashtang Pranam Guru Dev !
Kindly do kripa for our instant, continuous and unending faith in thy divine feet.