The True Guru holds me through a crisis

Priya Khetarpal, March 2019
In 2013, my father visited Bade Mandir with a friend. For the second and third visits, my mother and brother accompanied him. I didn't as I was studying in Pune. But I heard about the satsang of a lady who conceived after receiving Guruji's blessings through chai prasad. This made me skeptical rather than trusting, and our family did not go to the temple after the first few visits.

My life soon took a downturn. I had to leave my job because my boss was paranoid. I was without a career and I had no life. I could not understand what was happening nor see anything ahead of me. I was crying for help inside, but I didn't know how to pray. Darkness surrounded me, but I recognized that dawn comes after the darkest hour.

A part of me knew that God had always blessed me with what was sufficient for me, but I remained blind towards it. Still God was silently looking after me, caring for me. It is said that when the student is ready the teacher arrives. So it was that, in 2017, I visited Bade Mandir for the first time. There was something divine in the air: I could feel it.

In 2018, I decided to start my own business. I had no resources, literally no contacts, nothing. I only knew that I had to jump, either God would catch me or I would learn to fly. That is all I thought. I leapt and God came to catch me.

Every day my business chart went up and down like an ECG. I began to question my belief: God was indeed somewhere, but why was He not there for me? At work, I could feel a shift in the vibration. I could feel something very out of this world. In time, I sensed that it was Guruji who was there, taking care of me.

Yet another storm came that put my business and my mental health at peril. I told my parents that I needed answers and that I was going to Guruji's Bade Mandir. It was a Monday afternoon, and I just wanted to sit in the mandir hall. I thought to myself that I would sit in the langar hall, slowly eat the prasad and wait for my answer. Then the answer came, and tears fell from my eyes. I knew that Guruji was a true Guru and that only a true Guru could show me the true path. Since that Monday turnaround, I have been enjoying His company.

Thank you, GurujI, for your blessings.

Priya Khetarpal, a devotee

March 2019