I have wanted to share an incident from a long time and I really feel like writing about it today. This incident took place 7-8 yrs back and it makes me feel protected and secured every time I think about it. I used to stay in Bangalore with my Mom and sister.
I had received my 12th board results and had failed in two subjects. I had always been bad at studying and had become a very arrogant person. I had lost my dad during my high school and it was very difficult for my mom and sister to control me and get me on track. However during my 12th I had realized my mistakes and I was trying really hard to make my career. Since I was not good at mathematics, technical courses were not even an option. I used to sketch well and was moderately good in arts. So I applied to NIFT – graduation in fashion design and gave the entrance, hoping that by the time I get my NIFT entrance results, I will be able to clear my 12th.
Now again, like I was famous for doing all the wrong things, I contacted a person who used to take money from students and manipulated their results internally. He promised me that I will get my passed results before I get my NIFT results. I arranged some money up to 40,000 and made the payment.
Meanwhile my aunt could not see my mom’s helplessness, so she decided to take me to a Guruji whom she had known and said that He will change my life. She took me to Pujya Guruji’s Shishya in Bangalore and explained my problems to HIM. He blessed me with Kada, gave Jal, Elaichi and Laung. He asked me to come on the next Bada Guruwaar.
I got my NIFT results, and surprisingly I had got a very good rank with which I could select any branch or department. I came to Delhi for the counseling, chose Delhi centre (as it’s the best NIFT centre) and came back to Bangalore. I contacted this guy whom I had paid the money, and came to know that he could not change my results as the authorities had changed and everything is made very strict. I completely broke down as my only chance of getting into graduation was also lost. I called NIFT and asked them to cancel my seat.
After few days I went to Guruji with my mom as it was Bada Guruwaar, I told Him everything and pleaded for help. I told Him that, NIFT was the only option I had and I am left with nothing now. He closed his Eyes for a while and then asked me to leave. I asked him once again about my request and he said “Don’t worry, It will be done.” The orientation program had already started in NIFT. Thinking about it practically, there was no possibility of me getting into NIFT. The day after, that is Saturday, I got a call from my pre – University College where I studied my 12th. A college staff told me that I had forgotten to collect my 12th marks card and requested me to come and collect the same. I was least interested in collecting my failed marks sheet as it was useless, but still went to the college to take it. And just on my way to college, it struck to me that marks sheets are issued only to students who have passed the exams. It was the biggest miracle I had ever witnessed; I went to the college and received my passed mark sheet. I called up NIFT and requested them to re – register me and surprisingly they agreed. Not just that, the person who had taken money from me, came back to me and gave my money back. He said that he was sorry that he could not help. He did not know that I had passed. Guruji made me successfully complete my graduation too and got me a job in a well reputed company. I am happily working in a Noida based company and I have nothing to complain about, in my life. My mom is very happy and she constantly prays to Guruji for my protection.
Whenever I feel low or doubtful about few things in my life, I think about this incident. It makes me blindly believe that, everything is in His hands. If I am under his protection, there is nothing that I have to worry about. If I am worrying, it’s only because I am losing faith and not because there is any problem. I visit His Sthaan and come back with full faith and confidence. Jai Gurudev