Jai Shree Ram
We had the good fortune of meeting Swamiji 7 years back. We came
They say that you do not seek a Guru, the Guru seeks you. This is
exactly what happened with us. We went for the puja
and since then have never looked back. At that puja
we were amazed and it won’t be wrong to say that my husband and I were baffled
by the things that Swamiji mentioned about our life in
That first meeting with Swamiji was such a divine experience. I cannot say that all our problems disappeared overnight or things just changed. But what we experienced is beyond any words can explain. After we came under the divine protection of Swamiji, we have felt an inner strength which helps us to face our problems (big and small) with a smile on our face and a faith that HE is there right beside us holding our hand and guiding us through. Swamiji always says, “I will put you through an exam and I will also make sure you pass it.” And that is exactly what He has done.
Swami, please continue to bless us and all your bhaktas with your Divine protection and guidance always.
When we came to
I called the next day at the same time, but they said that Swamiji
had travelled. I was quite sad that I couldn’t speak to him, but as Swamiji
always says, “Even if I am unable to take your call, the very fact that you
have called, be assured that what is in your heart has reached Swamiji and I
will take care of it.” I was still thinking about Swamiji when I got a call saying
that Swamiji had come and that there was a puja on
Friday. What more could I ask for??????????? Swamiji had given me a direct
answer to my question by actually coming to
We finally had to shift to another sharing accommodation, which was much smaller and we had to leave some four cartons in the common passageway. But Swamiji never leaves you alone…the moment I entered the building where our “temporary” residence was, I met one of Swamiji’s bhaktas at the elevator. I was happy to see him there as that in itself for me was a sign from Swamiji – I AM THERE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO, FEAR NOT. To add to my bewilderment, the Bhakta stayed on the same floor right beside the flat we had our sharing accommodation in. My worry dissipated and I sensed a peace within me.
The next puja I attended before I could even say anything, Swamiji said, “I know you are going through a difficult time. Your room is very small and you are not happy. Don’t worry; I will take care of everything. The house you will get will be a very lucky house and you and your family will be very happy there.”
We were under a lot of pressure as firstly, we were travelling to
But Swamiji took care of it all. My boss before travelling called me and said, “I am signing this blank cheque for your use. I don’t want you to miss out on your house due to lack of funds. Fill in the amount you need and you can repay it in easy installments. And the day you get your house, you get an increment too.” Now, which boss would do that for his employee??? I had tears in my eyes and was thanking Swamiji to have taken care of this in such a wonderful way.
Then came the next hurdle…..the person who had promised us an apartment said he could not arrange for the Development Board flat, but that there was one flat in Sharjah and that this was the last resort. His friend was leaving the country and wanted to leave the house with the furniture and he didn’t want anything.
I was a bit disappointed and not too keen to go there and neither was anyone else in the family. But we had no choice so the next day we went there together. However, the moment we entered the house, we just felt as though this was the one for us and all else seemed insignificant.
We called up to ask Swamiji if we could proceed and Swamiji has said yes go ahead. We checked with the children’s school and they said they have pick-up in that area. So everything seemed to be going well and falling into place. We called our common person and agreed on the house.
When we spoke directly to the occupant of the flat said he wanted a certain sum for the furniture. We bargained and agreed on the price. Then he insisted that he would keep the contract going for the next year in his name. My husband was not too keen, but since time was running out, we were almost going to agree. Then we again called to ask Swamiji what to do. Swamiji had insisted the contract be changed to our name or not to take the house. I was close to tears. Just when all was going well, we did not need this issue.
After a lot of back and forth, with Swamiji’s blessings, we finally
got the contract changed to our name, paid the occupant what needed to be paid.
We finally got the keys to the house and when??????……………..Just 3 days before I
was going to travel to
Somewhere in my heart I still wanted the Development Board flat due to its convenient location from the office. But Swamiji could see beyond and much ahead of what we could. We later came to know that the rents of those houses had gone up by double of what they originally were as the Development Board had handed over the Management of those flats to a private company. Thank you Swamiji for taking care of us and protecting us from every possible side.
I used to always pray to Swamiji for a house that was blessed by him and where we could feel his presence in every corner of the house and He has blessed us with exactly that……….much more than we had expected and much more than we could have asked for. THANK YOU SWAMIJI FOR BLESSING US AND BEING SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIVES.
- Manisha, Ashok, Neelam and Karishma