JAI SHREE RAM
1) MIRACULOUS SWAMI
For us Reena, Ramesh & Suchir - SWAMIJI - ITSELF IS THE BIGGEST MIRACLE!
He has come to us in our HARD TIMES to hold our hands and MAKE THESE TIMES
- EASY, PURE, HOLY AND COMFORTABLE.
It started from year 2002, when in February our MOTHER passed away in Abu
Dhabi at the central Hospital - since after that it was very difficult for
us to face life, to do our day to day activities without her as she was a
very special and most important member- with a very very special place in
our hearts. We were completely shattered. Swamiji came immediately after
that at Ramna Kumar's house pooja. This was our second meeting with Swamiji
and even on that day we had tears in our eyes during the pooja. Swamiji blessed
us after the pooja and asked if we were carrying any photograph of Maaji
(our mother). That day we did not have any picture of Maaji with us BUT one
week after Swamiji HIMSELF came to Abu Dhabi and blessed Maaji's picture
and prayed for her soul's peace.
SWAMIJI CAME TO US WHENEVER WER WERE IN TROUBLE-WHENEVER WE NEEDED HIM-SOMETIMES
PHYSICALLY PRESENT WITH HIS TREMENDOUS POOJA'S AND SOMETIMES MENTALLY- IN
THE FORM OF DREAMS OR MAKING THINGS HAPPEN FOR US.
I used to always feel my mother was not able to meet Swamiji though she always
used to without fail apply Swamiji's VIBHUTI- if she would ever forget in
the middle of the night, she would get up and ask me for her vibhuti. She
had NEVER met Swamiji in her life but she was still very devoted to HIM!
Swamiji, with my regret, I always used to feel my mother did not get to meet
Swamiji. Swamiji appeared in my dream - I was standing with my mother in
front of Swamiji and Swamiji was blessing both of us in my dream. This was
my second experience of Swamiji's grace.
P.S. Till today lots of my dreams I do not remember the next morning - but
all my Swamiji's dreams are always in a proper order and I always remember
them the next morning. Last year in Roopa's house when my husband had met
Swamiji, I was in India. My husband mentioned to me that he was going for
the Pooja and at the same time in my dream I attended Swamiji's Pooja and
got his blessings - seeing the same crowd that was present there that night
- THIS IS BEFORE I became devoted to Swamiji - to which I say I am still
an amateur to his DEVOTION or a beginner. I would say even to this date (3rd
November 2002) I have lots more to experience and learn with Swamiji's grace.
SWAMIJI"S PRESENCE WITH US STARTED BECOMING STRONGER AND CLOSER.
This year to face andy festivals or happy occasions without our Mother was
a scarry thought for us - BUT SWAMIJI WAS ALWAYS THERE! It so happened that
on Holi day (festival of colours) the FRIDAY BHAJANS were in our house and
all through we felt Swami was there. Even before the starting of the Bhajans
that day at 12.30 afternoon the bell rang and no body was there at the door
immediately we all said SWAMIJI! Through those bhajans we felt Swami's presence
and that day became so pure and nice - which without Swami would have been
mourning day for us. Then today morning Poornima reminded me Raksha Bandhan
was also in our house.
My son's Birthday was on 27th September - we were so scared to do anything
this year as being the only Grandson of my mother - she used to really dance
and sing bhajans and songs that day. With Swami's grace this year 27th September
was a FRIDAY - we decided - SWAMI'S DOING - we have to have BHAJANS in our
house. Aand that day as Poornima started the first Bhajan, Ramesh started
crying and went to the other room.We were until half the session of bhajans
in tears of Sadness & Happiness - THAT SWAMI IS MAKING ALL THIS HAPPEN
SO BEAUTIFULLY AND PLEASANTLY FOR US. THAT DAY ALL OF US AFTER THE BHAJANS
PLAYED GAMES - ADULTS AND CHILDREN - AND ALL THROUGH IT FELT LIKE ONE FAMILY
AND SWAMI WAS ALL THROUGH PRESENT IN ALL OF US AND WITH ALL OF US.Vanisha
in the end sang a song "Hum bhi agar bache hote.." and Raju Khanna's voice
said JAI HO to that AND Swamiji on the 1st of November in the Sindhi Ceremonial
Hall Pooja in Dubai said - Abu Dhabi bhakta's are like children. This is
SWAMI'S GRACE I HAVE FELT - whether Swami is physically present or not. -
He is always there hearing every thing and seeing everything. Even experiencing
it day by day sometimes whenever Swamiji mentions about something that has
happened before - I still keep getting shocked and that is itself a beautiful
Then came Karva Chauth 25th October 2002 - two days before Poornima called
and said Swami's Pooja is there on 25th October. So unbelievable and beautiful
were those words - "Swami is there" - All of us I am sure love to hear this.Eyes
glitter - faces glow - smile's broaden. Karva Chauth day I felt my mother
came back to bless me. Blessed were we all, to have got Swami's blessing
that day a day that is so special for all our women. Mr Pravin said during
the Pooja as we were going out to break our fast to see the moon "MOON IS
THERE" in front of you. Both me and Reshma it so happened returned back from
the lift back to Swami - to see THE REAL MOON - present in front of us in
Diwali - Swamiji we are very anxiously waiting to meet you tomorrow on this
auspicious day when Rama returned home after 14 years of Banwaas. Swamiji
please be present for us always and for all the years to come, tomorrow and
day after and the days to come forever. Help us feel such Grace and graceful
moments more and more - for it is never enough with You and it should never
be enough so that we keep feeling such Beauty and Grace of our Swami - for
ever and ever.
WITH ALL OUR EXPERIENCES - TODAY IT FEELS TO US SWAMIJI CAME TO HOLD OUR
HANDS - TO CONSOLE AND COMFORT US IN OUR GOOD AND BAD TIMES.
There is lots of more experiences I would like to still write and share.
Reena M. Kalra
11) SWAMIJI COMES WITH YOU WHENEVER AND WHEREVER YOU GO.
THIS YEAR IN JULY 2002 when we had gone to INDIA one Tuesday we had decided
to do Kirtan Bhajans at our house in Delhi. We made Swami's Asan (Chair)
and I had taken Swami's picture with me - the one Swamiji himself had given
us. We really do not know how to sing bhajans and we were very tensed. But
after 20 minutes of starting the Kirtan a Mandali with two young boys and
a lady came to our house and started singing very powerful bhajans - we had
not arranged for that Mandali, they came on their own from somewhere - sang
Veer Hanuman - Chotti Chotti Gaiyya and many more bhajans. As they were singing
these bhajans one of the ladies picked up the garland from Swamiji's chair
and put it in one of the boys neck, just the way Swamiji does. Nobody out
of the crowd had ever or has met Swamiji except us and everybody enjoyed
and said very powerful pooja it was.
SWAMIJI HAD ASKED US TO VISIT HANUMAN MANDIR IN CONNAUGHT PLACE & CHATTARPUR
MANDIR IN DELHI.
We went first to Hanuman Mandir, we also had some of our friends with us
that day. At the Hanuman Mandir the main purohit came and put garland in
our necks that day as if Swamiji was making him do all that.
Then we had lunch and went to Chattarpur Mandir. There the Punditji opened
the Shiva Mandir for us to have Darshan, to which at that time we were very
surprised - even my friend said because of you today I also got to get the
darshans of Lord Shiva so close we also put Jal and the kids were sprinkling
the water all around and over the Shivalinga.
After 2 months Sunita mentioned about Swami's visit to Chattarpur where Swami
had been before our visit and we were shocked to hear but understood why
Punditji opened the doors for us. It was in that place Punditji had said
seeing Swamiji - "Sakshat Bhagwan" and it was confirmed Swami was there with
25th JULY GURU PURNIMA 2002
We were supposed to be there for Guru Purnima day but due to our unplanning
we had messed up our schedule in Delhi and Bombay. From Bombay we were supposed
to fly on the 23rd July and come back to Abu Dhabi - But we had jsome engagements
in Bombay and got delayed to 25th July. We reached the
airport to catch the flight to Abu Dhabi - The flight was cancelled, we were
very upset because we wanted to be there for Guru Purnima. The Airline offered
us a stay at Leela Kempinsky because there was no flight until the next day.
Anyhow we kept insisting we need to be there. In the meantime we phoned up
Sunita from the airport and asksed her about the Pooja on that day - she
said yes starts in the evening and is at Emirates English Speaking School
near Safa Park. We put the phone down and went to the airline office and
checked all the flights to Dubai instead. Luckily there was one delayed Cathay
Pacific flight leaving at 8.00 p.m.from Bombay to Dubai. We insisted that
they put us on that - and we reached Dubai and checked into a hotel. This
was not it, we had a shower, changed and rushsed for Emirates English Speaking
School - not having a single mobile number of any of the devotees as our
numbers were in Abu Dhabi. At Sunita's place nobody was there. Anyhow we
got into a taxi - all through remembering our Swami - after half and hour
hunt a man came on a bike at 2.30 -3.00 a.m. middle of the night, he called
up some friend of his to find out this school and brought us there. And as
we reached the destination that man had disappeared because we really wanted
to thank him But he was not there. He had literally disappeared.
111) SWAMI IS CHILDREN'S SPECIAL GOD
As Swamiji often says because children's devotion is innocent, pure and simple
- no norms and rules and no principles. They reach God our Swami faster than
any of us can do.
1) Arvind (10 year old boy) in Abu Dhabi, was having a serious discussion
with his brother Anand who is 4 years old - Anand says to Arvind it seems
God comes every Friday Bhajans and sits on the chair we put the saffron cloth,
some people can see him and some cannot see him but it seems he is there
every Friday Bhajans. God is their Swami to them but nobody else, not bound
by any religions, one and only one Rama, Allah or Christ all are the same
in Swami's words- as Swami says the day you understand the truth of oneness
you would have a solution to many problems. That is what children's devotion
2) FOR CHILDREN - SWAMI'S MIRACLE STARTED WITH JANAMASHTAMI - THE DAY LORD
KRISHNA WAS BORN.
A) JANAMASHTAMI CAME ON A FRIDAY - DURING OUR FRIDAY BHAJANS IN VANISHA'S
HOUSE WE CELEBRATED JANAMASTHAMI and that same day this year was the
Anniversary of our Bhajans. Suchitra's sons birthday was also on that same
day. This was a miracle of Swamiji by God's Grace.
B) Next Friday, Bhajans were in Poornima's house - IT WAS POORNIMA'S BIRTHDAY.
C) The third Friday after Janamashtami it was Suchir's birthday.
D) Then was a Tuesday (1st October 2002). Just the next week when it
was ARVIND'S-POORNIMA'S son's birthday and Swamiji himself had to be present
and had a Grand Pooja because Swami knew it is not a Friday and none
of us would have sung bhajans for Arvind - UNLESS he himself was present.
AS SUNITA ALWAYS SAYS SWAMIJI ALWAYS COMES FOR HIS BHAKTAS - Because as we
love our SWAMI - SWAMI LOVES US TOO. AND TOO MUCH.
SWAMIJI IS A DREAM COME TRUE.
I) On 1st of November 2002, there was a pooja at Sindhi Ceremonial Hall,
Dubai. On 30th early morning, I had dreamt of myself and Vishwanath having
gone to Swamiji's Ashram in Chennai - I have never been to the Ashram but
going there was a heavenly experience - Swamiji took us to the back Garden
and is walking with us - In this dream Swamiji is wearing Orange. I got up
and said to myself My Swami does not wear Orange. On the POOJA of 1st of
November Swami came wearing an ORANGE KURTA. This is the first time I had
seen Swami in Orange.
II) The night after the Pooja on the 1st of November I dreamt of Swamiji
sitting inside a room with all the Bhaktas at Pravin's house and it is Diwali
day for which we (Reena, Ramesh & Suchir and all) are still to visit.
Outside Pravins's house Hanuman is flying around in the for of young girl
or rather a child. I really do not know the meaning of this dream. Swamiji,
I hope will explain to me when I meet Swamiji on Diwali day. I pray and hope
and wish to Swamiji - all these experiences, dreams of mine and everybody
else should be never ending and keep experiencing them always and forever.
Please bless all alike, always.
V) SWAMI IS ALWAYS THERE:- SWAMI'S MIXI
When I had met Swamiji at Saraswati Ramakrishna's house pooja in February
Swami said to me - my mixi is not working. I said to Swamiji that my my mixi
is o.k. After one month the mixi had stopped working. I immediately said
Swami.. I looked around for a new mixi but couldn't decide which one
to buy, so that mixi kept lying in the same place. Last month, having forgotten
about the not working condition of the mixi - I had put contenrs to make
chatni in the mixi- started the mixi saying Swami, Swami and the mixi started
again. Chatni was also made BUT mixi after that was not working again. This
mixi now only works when you say Swami, Swami that too how strongly you say
it matters to this mixi. On 1st November Swamiji again asked me "How is your
mixi" This mixi is also Swami's Devotee and I am planning to never throw
it or repair it.
VI) SWAMI'S ANGER IS ALSO A BLESSING
A mother or father can get angry to his or her own child never to an
outsider's child. In his anger is his closeness towards you. Feet that and
experience it. Thank you Swamiji for giving us a place in your heart and
feet. Always keep us there please Swamiji.
SWAMIJI OUR MIRACLE
VII) SWAMIJI PROTECTS HIS DEVOTEES
In April my son suchir had temperature - my husband that day was in Dubai.
His temperature was very high and we phoned N.M.C. doctor to find out what
to do. The Doctor said to give ADOL 10 ml. To my ignorance I had ADOL drops
and I gave 10ml of that. His fever was not going - the doctor said to repeat
the dose - like this we repeated 3 times. Ramesh came around 12.00 in the
night. Suchir still had temperature and was acting little funny BUT I put
him to sleep, kept ADOL behind Swami's picture and slept myself also. Ramesh
suddenly got up at 2.30 in the night, went to the pharmacy and tried to meet
the Doctor at N.M.C. To our surprise the doctor said you HAVE OVERDOSED the
child - I will not see him now YOU HAVE GIVEN ADOL DROPS instead of Syrup
- the consistency of which is 500 times more. You will have to take him to
Central Hospital immediately. We rushed to the hospital continuously saying
Swami, Swami - because Swami only managed to see the medicine consistency
behind the picture and made us realize and didn't let us wait till next morning
because that would have been very serious. We kept saying Swami, Swami and
the Doctor made Suchir vomit in the hospital- did some tests and said he
would have to be admitted in the hospital to be observed. We were very scared
of the Central Hospital because 2 months before my mother had passed away
in that hospital but we kept saying Swami. The Doctor needed a senior doctor's
advice on this case and decided to put us at Jazira hospital which is maily
for the locals. This was also Swami's doing. Then when we were at the hospital
with Swami's Grace everything - all reports came normal- but he had to be
kept in the hospital until his temperature went down. Suchir was kept on
the drip which Suchir was completely fed up of. On the fourth day we checked
with the nurse if we could be released from the hospital - the nurse said
no because he is still having temperature. But Suchir kept saying to Swamiji
"Swami - Yeh uttaar do" (please remove this drip). That day the senior doctor
came and said, "Still here, Go home." Swamiji saved us, protected us and
got us or rather carried us in his hands
and brought us back.
Reena, Ramesh & Suchir Kalra
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