I was doubly excited about the upcoming Baisakhi for year 2012: Not only was it going to be Baisakhi, but I knew in my heart that it would be special. I was stationed at the shoe counter and was glad of the sewa
. As they say, the best cosmetics for the lips is jaap
; for the mind is simran
; for the eyes, it is darshan
; for the ears, gurbani
and for the hands, sewa
. My darshan
began with Guruji's strong fragrance. Devotees standing a hundred meters away smelt it, too.
I hadn't eaten anything since morning and prayed to Guruji to send prasad
-and a devotee gave me two samosas
. My faith that this would be a special Baisakhi was renewed. I continued with darshan
till midnight and then went inside the Mandir. I bowed before Guruji's flower-decked aasan
, and sat in the hall. A devotee pointed to the petals on my forehead; they were a mark of His blessings.
I went outside to have langar
; and got more darshan
because I was asking for it. I finished and went inside again to take Guruji's aagya
This time, I wanted to dance in front of my Guruji and wished that music be played. Though the music had stopped half an hour ago, the moment I was in the Mandir hall, it was announced that songs would be played for another ten minutes on the sangat's
demand. I had tears in my eyes. Guruji was giving me whatever I asked of Him.
was taking Guruji's leave and I was among the last to depart from the hall. Again,I wished for more darshan
. The moment I stepped out I had to sweep the floor right outside the hall. When I got up, neatly printed on my knees, in dust, was an OM.
I had had such beautiful moments in the Mandir. I took Guruji's aagya
and left for my place.
Before going to bed, I have got into the habit of reading two or three satsangs
from Light of Divinity. I thanked Guruji for all the blessings He had given me and went to sleep. Guruji had planned more for me.
He gave me His divine darshan
in my dream. I couldn't believe what I saw when I got up. I was at the Mandir hall. The sangat
was coming and bowing and moving away from Guruji. Guruji asked me to sit in front of Him. I did so but was scared. Guruji placed His hand on my head, smiled and said I was blessed. Wow! There are no words to describe His unlimited blessings on the sangat
. May all of us continue to be blessed by our divine Guruji. All that we need to do is surrender to Him and let Him do the rest. Jai Guruji! I love you, Guruji.
Gaurav Wasan, a devotee