Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anita Verma

In 1991, I suddenly developed a knee problem. The pain used to be excruciating and unbearable. I tried all allopathic, homeopathic, and grandma's lines of treatment but to no avail. Despite heavy doses of painkillers, the agony at night would keep me from sleeping. I told Guruji of my problem and the compassionate one decided to heal me. He asked for a spoon from the kitchen and placed it on my knees while chanting a mantra. The pain vanished and I have never had the slightest twinge even though I climb a flight of stairs to my third-floor flat and go for a two-hour walk every day. While on a posting to Kolkata, I got typhoid which left me with a low-grade fever for a month and a half. I underwent all the medical tests and took a plethora of medicines, but the low-grade fever continued. On hearing of my ailment, Guruji asked for betel (paan) leaves and placed them on me. Incredibly, that very moment the fever vanished. On learning of our impending move to Delhi, I was determined to open a beauty salon, as I had trained to be a beautician and a hair stylist, and had earlier worked in a beauty parlour. But Guruji turned down the proposal, saying the parlour would cause me asthma. To my horror, I discovered that in due course of time, I did become asthmatic. One day, my condition became precarious and I was battling for life, as I had immense difficulty breathing and felt my life was ebbing out. I was rushed to the hospital. All the time I was holding Guruji's photo close to my heart and praying to him to save me. Immediately, I was put on oxygen and administered steroid injections. The doctor in the hospital later told me that even a delay of two minutes could have proved fatal. When I went to meet Guruji, before I could say anything, he spoke: "I have pulled you out of a morass." That was the gospel truth.

Subsequently, I would complain to Guruji that the inhalers and medications were very strong and requested him to help me get rid of the disease. He was annoyed and reprimanded me for reminding him. He knew exactly what the problem was. A month passed and I realized that I had no asthma, which meant no usage of the inhaler. When going on a journey, I still buy an inhaler to be on the safe side. Invariably after the holidays, I return the inhaler, unused, to the chemist. The asthma has been eradicated. Once we were at a gathering of devotees with Guruji. He suddenly placed both his hands on a gentleman's head and we saw rose petals shower down. Guruji did the same on a lady's head and a shower of petals again fell. The lady pulled out her duppatta (a scarf used to cover the head) to collect the petals. It was a beautiful miracle. On my birthday, Guruji called me forward and in the presence of the sangat asked me to extend my hands. Suddenly, a sari fell on my palms. Guruji ordained that I should keep it in a clean place without wearing it. The sari had the rose fragrance so typical of him and even though 10 years have passed, the fragrance remains. Moreover, Guruji predicted a few years ago that my daughter would get married to a wonderful man. Without my getting sleepless nights over her marriage, it happened. Today, she is happily married and has two beautiful sons, thanks to Guruji's blessings. Guruji showers his blessings in the form of prasad. I have on numerous occasions seen him create a prasad of pure ghee (clarified butter). Once, in a similar fashion, he gave kada prasad to a devotee. And many times we have beheld laddoos (sweets) emerging from nowhere, but full of his fragrance. My earnest advice to everyone is: do not dig shallow wells here and there for getting water. The pits will dry up soon. Dig a very deep pit in one place. Centralise all your efforts here. You will get good water that will supply you throughout your life. Try to imbibe spiritual teachings thoroughly from one preceptor alone. Drink deep of the wisdom of one man. Sit at his feet for some years. There is no use of wandering from one man to another, out of curiosity, losing faith in a short time. Follow the instructions of one guru only. If you go to several people and follow the instructions of many persons, you will be bewildered. You will be in a dilemma. Remember, from one doctor you get a prescription. From two doctors, you get a consultation. From three doctors, you get a recipe for your cremation!

One guru will tell you to do Hanuman's japa. Another will tell you to do the japa of Shri Rama. A third will tell you to do puja every day. You will be puzzled. Stick to one guru and follow his instructions. Listen to all, but follow one. Respect all, but adore one. Gather knowledge from all, but adopt the teachings of one master. Then you will gain rapid spiritual progress.

–Satsang of Anita Verma

🍃🌹Shukrane Guru Ji🌹🍃

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