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Meghana Wagh said...

Jai Gurudeva Dear Ones

They say that the faith that you have after going through the doubt is unshakable. Here is a Guru Story regarding this.

I did the YES!+ course in Indore(my home town) in Nov 2008. I liked it and hence immediately enrolled for the upcoming DSN at Indore. And
found myself at the Bangalore ashram on 28th Dec for the winterbreak(Adv. YES!+). Also did the sahaj after that. After that
almost everybody from indore went back home. A senior volunteer from Indore said “you stay back, Guruji will be there in the ashram, day
after tomorrow”…I was a girl with absolutely no faith at that time(my family background is too much intellectual, and they are the
ones who use their intellect just to doubt the positive, so I was also the same), hence I was not at all interested in staying back in the
ashram, but I had thoroughly enjoyed the question-answer session with Bawa N Dinesh and as they said that the same would be going on for 2-3
days more, I decided to stay back. And then the master arrived on 7th Jan 2009, I don’t know why I cried hard after looking at him….kissed his feet (I was wondering how can a girl like me do it), still that doubt was very much there. However, I had thoroughly enjoyed the question-answer sessions with Bawa N Dinesh and was also completely in love with the beautiful bangalore ashram. And so, I was very happy when Rajesh Jagasia called me to tell that I was the WAYE state coordinator of MP for the upcoming UNAIDS conference. The thought of going to ashram was enough to make me happy. And now starts the real story….when the master entered the meeting hall, he lit the candle, everyone was looking at him….till he said “Hmmmm”…. I was just observing him and my mind full of doubts was again and again saying ‘I know all this is a brain wash, this man has got the power to hypnotize’ etc………… After that, he kept looking in my eyes for few seconds…..and then he said “Lecturers, professors to AIDS ke liye awareness badhane mein bohot help kar sakte hein hmmmm….” And my ego got smashed……I was weeping and don’t remember anything that he said afterwards. This time, my heart was again and again saying ” I am sorry Lord for having doubted you…..” After this incident, I got the unshakable faith in the master…..

Thank you Guruji for being there always with me.
Jai Gurudeva

Vijay Kumar said...

Jai Gurudev!!!

This is Vijay, a resident of Delhi and I did my Part 1 course in Nov. 2007. Many incidents happened and I met Guruji and other AOL teachers and each event meeting brought me closer and close to Guruji, AOL family. I work with an MNC in Gurgaon and based out of Delhi. In our company there are various businesses and each business is usually handled in an independent manner with its own HR and Head for operations. During last year from Oct. 2010 onwards problems started happening in my professional life and a fear of loosing my job became prominent. Cost cutting and Headcount rationalization drives started and as a result many people either quit or were asked to leave. I came on bench and was given a deadline of 31st Dec. 2010 to either find a role or leave the company. By HIS Grace and blessings of AOL family i kept my cool and put in efforts to network and find a suitable role. Then before Diwali i had a chance to meet GURUJI at Noida. I spoke just few words “Guruji with you one doesn’t have to demand, ones requirements gets fulfilled without even asking for it…you know everyones’ requirements”. At this he smiled and said “Aisa Ho Jaata Hai na (Indeed it happens)” and HE moved forward with a smile.

Very next day there were 2 interactions with 2 different clients and both materialized. I took one of the opportunity and went to Hyderabad on 9th Nov.and interacted with the teams there. It was agreed that i’ll relocate to Hyderabad and will join that department from 1st week of Dec. and returned back to Delhi. The assignment with the 2nd client wanted me to relocate to US for a long time and my family wouldn’t be able to join me for such a long duration and thus I was not so keen. However on 20th while i was in Delhi I recieved a call stating that Hyderabad opportunity has got cancelled and the concerned business doesn’t have the budget and they are sorry for any inconveniences. I was once again at crossroads. I spoke to the Head of my Department and also met senior HR person and explained that without any fault of mine the Hyderabad opportunity i cancelled and they should extend my grace period. After a much persuasion the grace period was extended to 31st Jan

As Dec. started majority of senior people went on leave and thus the chances of new assignment, project getting started also reduced. I floated my profile to HR and head of Businesses within my company and expressed my availability to work with them. However everyone suggested that something will only be possible in Jan’ 11. Days passed and new year came and people started joining back from their vacations by 10th of Jan. I once again started meeting the concerned people. This time the situation was better. 2 – 3 new roles and opportunities developed and it became 23rd of Jan. However nothing as such materialized. On 25th my HR once again expressed that they will not be able to extend the grace period and if nothing fruitful happens i’ve to leave on 31st. I still didn’t loose hope as GURUJI is always there with me. Suddenly on 25th evening I received a call for a type of role I was looking for and the client wanted a resource urgently. An interview was fixed with client on 28th Jan i.e. last Friday in the evening. On Friday in the morning HR once again sent me a mail reminding that time is closing by and what is the status. Throughout on 28th I was on a high energy and GURUJI’s presence reminded me. At the scheduled time by around 7 P.M. i had my interview with client and he instantly liked me and offered me the role and on-boarded me.

All the worries simply evaporated and has made my faith much stronger in GURUJI and AOL family.

Thanks to all

Jai Gurudev

Vishal Champaneria said...

jai gurudev
i am on this path with GURUJI since 2002 .. have done all the courses including TTC 1.GURUJIs grace has always been there with me .i want to share one small incident that happened in my life a few days back .
my son studies in a boarding school .he is in 3rd std .last week the school had sports meet and exeat for 2 days after that. my wife and i had decided not to go coz of financial and family issues .but as the day came near my wife started tellin me to go for a day or 2 .we had huge arguments and ‘ husband wife fights ‘.the sports meet was on friday and on thursday will really really had a huge arguments ..the argument was that he is too young and he will want us there .i was kinda depress and praying to GURUJI . then we went to satsang that night .i always go to satsangs and GURUJI takes all my worries .that night i just prayed to GURUJI TO TAKE CARE OF MY SON COZ I WAS SURE NOT GOING .
we could talk on phone with my son for 10 mins every saturday .so we called him on saturday …. to my surprise and ofcourse HIS grace we talked with my son for atleast one hour in the morning and one hour in the evenig on saturday and sunday .we talked so much that my son was telling me ‘dad keep the phone i want to go and play with friends’. the school had taken him and other kids to town .they went to amusement park ,go carting ,and did all the masti that any parent would do .they were given best of food in 2 days .my son was so so so happy .he had a blast .my wife was very very happy too.
on monday when i was doing my sadhna everything recollected in my mind from thursday ka fight se leke sunday night .o man it was HIM .he took care of my son so well that if i would have gone there i also wouldnt do so much .i really really thank HIM for this n HE coming into my life .my entire life has changed for better and best
love u loads GURUJI
VISHAL

Arati Hunsemara said...

Guruji saved me from a car crash over the weekend!

Was in Upstate NY 140 miles away from home to lead a kriya, & in-spite of high winds & snow.. something pulled me to that place to lead kriya.
Kriya went well, it was very deep one… could feel how much they were longing for it.

Next I was headed to another near by town.. to meet a friend who was sick & it was her birthday the next day & I wanted to surprise her.
.. roads weren’t that great but was driving carefully, sun had set & it was dark.
I remembered that I didn’t complete the Guru pooja chanting that morning.. so started chanting again as I was 20miles away to reach my destination.

I passed a hotel where Guruji stayed 5 years back when he visited the town Ithaca. Was refreshing those glorious moments.. roads very slippery.. I was heading down the hill.. at low speed..
after couple of miles I see that a car has stopped diagonally on the road blocking my way.
My Guru pooja chanting had reached till Vastram samarpayani( wiping the feet after bath)..
My breaks wouldn’t stop. I know either I will be crashing this car hitting on passenger side or only option is to hit the gas station on right corner..
Ok I wasn’t panicked at all.. but I know I don’t have any options..

All of a sudden my steering turned & I was guided to pass through a very narrow space between the standing car & a big hill of snow at the corner of gas station. It didn’t appear to me earlier that a car could pass through that space..
Okay I passed from there, but don’t know where I will land myself next with my driving skills & those sudden movezs.. how the car could stabilize.
Astonishingly so smoothly… my two wheel Accord found its balance & as though nothing has happened I passed through that zone..back on road & I continuing my Guru pooja chanting
Have driven in Upstate for 5 years but never found a car stabilize out of such moves.

Absolutely no fear/panic mode I found myself in.
No doubt or second thought of Him not being there with me guiding all along .

My car bumper is slightly broker but I am 100% alright.
Reached my destination safe, & next day I was lucky enough to lead another kriya at the place where I started with AOL seva:-)

Something kept pulling me to both cities to lead kriya/be present there… don’t know what it was. Only acting for that moment was my part I guess.

This is the second time in a row that I am saved from such incidents while I was headed for Seva.
Its so true, if we take just one step for seva, he completely takes in charge of our life.

He reminds me again again that this LIFE is His gift!
I can’t be wasting my time.. I am here not for anything else but being in Seva, in love & in company of people like you all.

Dn’t want to give Him extra work, I am shopping for a sturdy 4 wheel car now..

Love & Jai Gurudev!

Sonali Chatterjee said...

Jai Gurudev,
Yesterday, while watching the live telecast of Maha Shivaratri celebrations we had an amazing experience. Just at the time when arti was being performed on Guruji, I got a very strong fragrance of rajnigandha flowers. I asked my husband, who was the only other person at home, if he had sprayed any fragrance and he answered in the negative. When my husband walked into the room where I was, he too could smell the same fragrance. The frangarnce floated around the room while the TV was showing the image of Guruji wearing a garland of flowers. It was as though we could smell the flowers that were surrounding Him.We went around the house and also tried to see if the frangrance was coming from outside. But there was nothing anywhere else except in the area where the TV was kept. The strong flower fragrance lasted as long as the aarti was going on, and faded away slowly.
We felt truly blessed and grateful for His presence in our lives. Felt like a beautiful message from someone who is saying that he is always there to love and care.

Vijay said...

This is a wonderful seva that you are doing....i look forward to reading the experiences as shared and tears start rolling....HE IS ALWAYS THERE WITH US...THIS FAITH SHOULD BECOME STRONGER AND STRONGER IN ALL OF US to experience the miracles

Aclima Daniel said...

I AM NOT THE DOER - THE AMAZING GRACE OF OUR BELOVED GURUJI AND THE MIRACULOUS HEALING POWERS OF THE SUDARSHAN KRIYA:
Beloved Art of Living Family,

For approximately five years, I have visited the 'HEAL HOUSE' - Centre for Drug Prevention, Rehabilitation and the Development of Healthy Life-styles, bi-weekly.

The 'Heal House' is situated in the Central Range of Trinidad which is called Couva.
During these visits at the Heal House which housed approximately thirty-eight clients, I would conduct the Part One Course with the clients.

The clients, recovering drug addicts, all men stayed in an isolated area surrounded by beautiful trees, beautifully-coloured chirping birds and lush vegetation. They stayed here for approximately three to twelve months.

The clients all responded admirably to all aspects of the Part One course. When I arrived at the 'House', they would joyfully assist with the mats in preparation for our program.

We would end our program by singing 'Amazing Grace and 'One Day At A Time Sweet Jesus'. Many would cry when 'Amazing Grace' was sung.

We would also dance to art of living chants.

There were students ranging in ages from sixteen and men in their fifties who were part of the program and who were inmates of the Heal House.

On this special day, as I entered the compound, I was greeted politely by the clients. One gentleman said 'Miss Aclima, I will not be able to join the class today as I have a terrible ear-ache. Green discharge is oozing from my ear; the pain is unbearable and our co-ordinator has gone to the drug-store to purchase medication for me to help my ear'

I explained that it's o.k to join the class. Please stay and do what you are able to. He sat with the group in preparation for the Sudarshan Kriya practice. From his facial-grimace, I realized his pain was excruciating.

He nevertheless completed the Pranayama and began the Sudarshan Kriya. During the Sudarshan Kriya practice,in spite of the excruciating pain, he did his very best. At the end of the Sudarshan Kriya however, our client laid down for the 'rest period.' He was sleeping as peacefully as a baby. When the clients were asked to sit, everyone was very peaceful. They shared their experiences and our client with the excruciating ear-ache stated that the ear-ache was no longer there. There was also no discharge.

On returning the following week, the client excitedly shared with the group and myself stating that his ear-ache was cured and it never returned. Another client who heard this, also stated that he had an ear-infection for numerous years. He worked in a boat and developed an ear infection which had never healed.

After completing the Sudarshan Kriya, he stated that he no longer experienced any more discomfort. He was in disbelief as he would pinch the affected ear and hop slightly bent to the side of the affected ear at the same time to check whether the pain would return. It never returned

Previously, our client stated that he had travelled 'abroad' for treatment and obtained no relief.

Am I the doer? Alas No.

It is through the amazing grace of our Beloved Guruji through the Sudarshan Kriya that these miraculous healings took place.

Grace is constantly flowing. When does it manifest? It is when we are grateful.

I am deeply grateful to have been granted this opportunity to share this beautiful and profound knowledge through our Beloved's grace.

My deepest and sincerest Pranaams to my Beloved.

Thank you for granting me this opportunity to share this beautiful and great Guru Story with my art of living family

Jai Gurudev.

Aclima Daniel,

Part One Teacher.

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Kat Ben said...

Hello, Art of Living Family,

In light of our upcoming Art of Living Course in Castro Valley on May 12, 2011 taught by our dear Satinder, I’d like to share about my Aunt Julita (who I endearingly call Tita J or TJ). She had her first taste of the Art of Living on March 19.

Unbeknownst to me and my family, TJ has been hiding a mass in her lungs that showed up on 2 different X-rays. This April 14th (almost a month after her Art of Meditation Course with Denise Marcus and meditating every day), she went for a CAT-scan to confirm the mass. A few minutes before her scan, she started feeling dizzy in the waiting room. She described the feeling, “As if something was sucking me up from the top of my head.” She said the force was so strong that she kicked so hard and even hit her head on the back wall of her chair. She fainted and was taken to the emergency room. Because she was already in the testing area, the doctor thought to do the CAT-scan anyway. After 45 minutes, her doctor came back and said, “Mrs. Gomes, your lungs are clear. I can’t explain it.” The mass was no longer there. I believe she had a huge release and Guruji took some karma away.

My aunt has been smoking for 30+ years. This is the main reason she took the Art of Meditation. Since her CAT-scan and because the meditation practice has calmed her nerves enough, she hasn’t smoked for 12 days. She showed me what she does when she gets a craving and it seems like she discovered ujayii breath on her own. She takes in breaths (thru her teeth) to stop the craving.

For work, my aunt collects money from insurance companies. A funny comment by one of her co-workers, “Julita, this is not good. You don’t yell at people on the phone anymore. Your collection is gonna go down.” Before her meditation class, her department averages $1.5 million in collection for a certain period. After her meditation class, her department has collected $3.1 million.

TJ will be taking the Art of Living Course on May 12. I highly recommend that you do too and bring along your loved ones with you. I never thought I’d see the day that my aunt comes home to herself. It’s quite moving to watch her fully enjoy the herbs she planted in her garden without a cigarette in hand. She said last night, “I’m so happy my cilantro now has little sprouts.” She’s like a little child—so happy, so innocent, so in the present moment.

Geetanjali Lala said...

" Weaving Magic in our lives "

Dear AOL family members,

Guruji has done a lot for me, off and on, sometime I realise it, sometimes I guess I don't ! I would like to share one of my experiences with you today .......

It was a Sunday in the month of March, I had gone for my long kriya, where they announced that An advanced course with Rishi Nitya Pragya ji was going to happen in Delhi soon. I had long wanted to do an Advanced course(my first one) and had prayed to Guruji many times to make it happen ! The dates were announced for the course and I just silently reflected if I could manage it - it seemed to be clashing with an important official meeting. I was disheartened, went home , asked my husband if I could skip the appointment, and he replied in the negative ....... nothing doing, work comes first ........... was his stand!

Deep in my hearts, I still nurtured the desire to do the course and kept praying to Guruji silently, then one day, a few days before the registration was going to close, I got an email from my client shifting the meeting date herself which would give me the precious 3.5 days to experience the course ....... and I jumped with glee ...... i knew for sure that this was not a coincidence but a silent working of Guruji who had made it happen ......

And, this time my husband could not refuse .... I went on to register and participate in the course and fulfill my heart's desire ...... Thank you Guruji for listening to our woes so patiently and working on them like magic .......... Thank you for being in our lives ..............Jai Gurudev !

Geetanjali Lala - New Delhi

Annelies Richmond said...

Dear Ones,
I had forgotten about this incredible story, just as a reminder about what kind of impact we can all be having on this planet.  One of our Yesplus teachers just sent this over, about his dilemma for what to do this summer.....read it, because the story about Guruji is amazing...I was there in Rishikesh at the time and remember this happening!!

My Journey as a member of the Art of Living family, I get an opportunity to attend so many courses. The moment I hear about a course, I analyze for myself to see what I will get out of this course. If I am convinced that I will get more value in the course, for the time and money I invest, then I go ahead and take the course. In between so many courses, I heard about the Berlin Event. The usual thought process continued and all these questions started rolling in my head: Will I get to spend good time with Guruji?
How much is the flight ticket?
Do I have enough vacation?
Let me find out who all I know are going?
Will I sit there in the sun for 2 days and watch different people perform?
There will so many people from around the world I’ll get to meet!
With so many people, the energy would be great?
 …my mind kept going on this trip analyzing what I’ll experience or what I’ll get if I go to Berlin. Just then I ended up on a conference call with Mikey. In the call Mikey shared a story that changed my perspective on the way I looked at this event. The story goes like this…Right after Silver jubilee; Guruji took all the International guests to Rishikesh, a spiritual town on the banks of the river Ganges. There were about a hundred people waiting outside Guruji’s room (as always). Mickey somehow meandered through all those people into Guruji’s room (as always). In the room with Guruji was a Saint. And this Saint had a Siddhi (power). He was manifesting fruits and flowers out of thin air. Seeing this, the room was filled with Aha’s and Wow’s. The Swami then shared the following with a group of people there. “There will be lot of conflicts in the Middle East region in the year 2011. The same year, Art of Living will do a similar event like Silver Jubilee in Europe that will bring more peace to the planet than what Silver Jubilee did.” The story was a big Aha for me. I realized that Guruji personally attended three conference calls with the US just for the Berlin Event. I have never seen him put so much personal attention for any of the other events. Suddenly Berlin Event became much bigger than I ever imagined. I realized that I had to go to Berlin, not to Get something, but to Give…to serve my Guru and the world…and I can do all this just by being present there. I decided to Go. Martin Luther King once said “The silence of good men is more dangerous than the brutality of bad men.” One somebody asked Guruji “How do you transform terrorists? Aren’t you scared of them?” Guruji replied “I throw love bombs at them.” This July in Berlin, hope you’ll join us in the biggest Bomb of Love and the loudest Roar for Peace on this Planet. The World Cultural Festival 2011!
*********************
If you have any hesitation about money or how you'll go, please talk with Mary Walker about how she magically got the thousands of dollars she needed in 2006 to go all the way to India for the Silver Jubilee, just by praying for it!  :)

nitesh said...

GURU OF UNIVERSE


I remembered the day of March 2010 when i was studying and Maa came to me and told that why dont you tell to your GURUJI to find a match for your sister ,as they were looking for last one year but didnt got. I told to her look Maa its not like that k if i have done the course then HE is only my GURUJI and listen to me only.He is THE GURU OF UNIVERSE and even if you pray he will also listen to you.

And the next day I went to chandigarh as my graduation exam was going to be started soon.When i came back to HANSI (my home town in HARYANA) after my exams she shared something from me and I was amazed after listen to her.

She said - "Nitesh the day you went to chandigarh in the same evening I prayed to GURUJI in front of his photo nearby your bed and was not able to stop my tears and in the same night he came in my dream. He was sitting quite and even I told nothing to her. There were some white slips he had with him , he picked one of them and gave to me.As i opened , a date was written on it and it was 10/10/10."

So after listening I told to her so then forget evrything HE is looking the matter and you have no need to worry about any thing now. May paased,June passed ,July passed.....we didnt find any match for her.It was last week of AUG when Maa said its less than one and half month left now to 10/10/10. I said so what, whatever may happen the date is going to be 10/10/10 only because i was determined that GURUJI will do itself.

And with in next two day we find a match for her and she got engaged on 2/9/10 , the day of JANAMASHTMI.
AND the same happen it was 10/10/10 only , the day when my sister went to her new home.It was his grace only which did all the work and even after some days i received a letter fron Banglore Aashram with words that ," GURUJI sends his love and blessings on the auspicious occassion of the weding of your daughter Gomakshi with Kapil".

I have learned alot after this experience that if one is dedicatidely do their SEVA,SADHNA n SATSANG, every thing is taken care by him, every thing.

JAI GURUDEV!

With regards
NITESH H KUKREJA
hnk.kukreja@gmail.com
9050807557

Prateek Ruia said...

I had done my basic course in April 2010. I had a desire to do my 1st Advance Course in Bangalore, in the presence of Guruji. So, when I learnt that an Advance Course was taking place in Bangalore, from 13th May (which is Guruji's Birthday) and Guruji himself would be there for the celebrations, I immediately jumped on the opportunity and landed up in Bangalore.

In 2010, I had some minor medical problems, but somehow an anxiety had set in me, that I shall die very soon. This anxiety had troubled me throughout the year and each night I had a lot of difficulty in going to sleep.

When you visit Bangalore Ashram, on your very first meeting with Guruji, He will tell you 'you can bring your worries here, but you cannot take them back..'

When I heard this from Guruji, I immediately started praying to Him, "either cure me of this anxiety, or let my life end here itself. I do not want to carry this anxiety back."

Surprisingly, and most astonishingly for me, the very next words he spoke were "Nobody dies and nobody is born. The sun never rises or sets. It only appears to us that the sun is setting or rising. Do not fear death. It is only your illusion that you shall die. Let us do something more important right now. Let us do nadi shodan"

Even before coming to the course, I used to do nadi shodan, which gave me a little relief.

There were almost 15 thousand people gathered in the Yagyashala. I could not believe that out of 15 thousand people, he was answering me at that time. He personally did nadi shodan with us and immediately I felt such a relief. Tears started rolling down. I have not felt that anxiety ever since. I know he is there to take care.

Later during the course, after a day or two, my logical, doubting mind again started off.. "What is the meaning of doing an Advanced Course in the presence of Guruji, when He Himself is not teaching us any meditation in His presence." To my utter surprise, he suddenly arrived that day during the course when our eyes were closed. Sat down, and said "Today, I shall teach you a new kind of meditation..."

My doubting mind immediately retracted, ashamed and embarrassed to have doubted my Beloved Divine.

There are a lot of stories, I am sure each of us has about Him. Because He touches us so personally and deeply.
I only wish, our loved ones open up their closed minds and take a dip in His infinite pool of Love and Grace.

Jai Gurudev.

Anonymous said...

My father had not been keeping well for over a month now. Since Shillong does not have good medical facilities my family decided to take my father to Delhi. To our horror he was suspected of lung cancer. After performing a CT Scan and a PET Scan the doctors were 99% sure that he was sufering from lung cancer with multiple nodules observed in both his lungs. They took him in for biopsy. We decided to fly down to Bangalore to meet Guruji on his bday as the biopsy reports would come only after three days.
The flight from Delhi to Bangalore was painful for him but it was Guruji's call I guess. Soon things became alright and we reached Bangalore. My father felt that he had reached heaven's abode. We hired a flat a few kilometers away from the ashram. That evening he could not make it to the ashram for the satsang since he was not well.
We wrote conituous emails to Guruji, Swami Pragyapadji to seek their blessings. All the Swamiji's in the ashram were with us. Our letter reached Guruji and his secretary Girin Bhaiya called us up to inform that Guruji has read our letter and would meet us by 6.15. We could not make it on time as we were a few kms away from the ashram and there was no way we could make it by 6.15. Girin bhaiya informed that Guruji would meet us on the way to the satsang. How??? How would He recognize us? In the middle of lacs of devotees Guruji stopped in front of my parents. He blessed my father. He waved his hand over his head as though he was moving a magic wand and said that everything will be fine. He blessed my mother as well. We all felt as lite as a feather as though something heavy had been lifted. We were astonished that Guruji gave us such a beautiful darshan.
We left for Delhi the next day surrendering all our fears and worries on our Master's feet. My brother went to collect his report. In about 30 mins we get a call from my brother who could hardly speak but managed to say 'Jai Gurudev' before he broke down. The tests were negative. The doctors were surprised. It was a medical failure for them and a miracle for us.
Our lives our indebted to Guruji. Lets all do his work. Lets spread his message far and wide. He is there for each one of us. None is more blessed or more personal to Guruji. We are all his children and he will take care of us always. Just smile and love. All your messages reach Him. Just surrender.

Preeti Jasrasaria

Anonymous said...

It had been my dream to visit Kailash Mansarovar.This year when I got the chance to visit this holy place, I wrote to Guruji@artofliving.org, asking for His blessings. This was one of the toughest trips I have ever made- there is lack of oxygen, the villages enroute are ill-equipped in facilities like toilets and baths, and on the whole the tibetans are not really very firendly. Thrice in my journey I have cried in sheer helplessness. Yet, I felt Guruji's presence throughout this trip. It was as if He is putting solutions in my mind whenever there was any difficulty. I felt His presence especially strongly on the day I took a holy dip in Lake Mansarovar, and on the day of the parikrama around Mount Kailash. All round me there were reports of people falling ill or being stranded in the Droma-La pass. Yet, not a single day did I feel any discomfort in health. Moreover, though at the beginning of the journey I was not acquainted with any body in this trip, by the end of the trip each and every one became a good friend of mine. I know for a fact that it was ONLY due to Guru Grace that I was able to go for this pilgrimage and return safely.

Tushar Kanty Bhattacharyya said...

HE BOOKED MY TICKET!

I had to book a Tatkal ticket on New Delhi to Guwahati Rajdhani express. And I had a 1X internet connection. I had earlier tried in vain to book tatkal tickets with such slow internet connections.

This time I needed the ticket real bad because it would be my mother travelling alone and she didn't have a confirm ticket.

Just before 8.00 hrs i was ready with my laptop and the 1X connection and I prayed to Guruji. 140 seats are available for booking in 3A on Tatkal quota. The moment I logged into my account, there were only 81 seats available. My heartbeats increased as I continuously kept praying to Guruji. The payment window opens and there are just 41 remaining.

I made the payment and at the same time was praying fervently. In the meantime the transaction was being processed. Anything could happen for as long as the payment is not fully processed, no seat is alloted.

After a few moments a new page opened and lo and behold, the seat was booked. Yes, I had got a confirmed ticket and all due to the blessings and intervention of Guruji.

PrincessDreamWorld said...

EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF :)

On July30,2011 was Aate Amavase. My sister told me that ' this day is not good for Our rashi so I should avoid traveling ' but I just told to myself Guruji is there, every thing is taken care of.

Evening while coming back from office with my brother in law on bike. Suddenly our bike got skid and both of us fell down. Within a fraction of seconds it just happened. But By Guruji's grace we didn't have even a single scratch on our body. My head hit the road but still nothing happened.

It is really true that when you feel helpless then no need to worry " Every thing is taken care of "

Jai Gurudev :)


Prateeksha
Manipal

Tushar Kanty Bhattacharyya said...

GURUJI TAKES CARE OF YOU!!

I was to join Tata Motors, Jamshedpur on the 1st of August 2011. The company would reimburse our travel from our hometown to Jamshedpur for rail 3AC, 2AC and economy class flight ticket in no-frills airlines. When I to book my ticket, I was not sure if we would be reimbursed for 2AC, so I got a 3AC ticket in coach B1 seat 32. Later when I got to know, I felt like "If only I had known earlier, I would have got a 2AC for myself..."

The day of journey (30th July) came. I went to the station. The train was at the platform. I checked the list outside coach B1 for my name but to my dismay found someone else's name against seat no. 32. I prayed to Guruji to help. I talked to the TTE who in turn checked my ticket and finding everything alright, said that he couldn't help and that I would have to talk with the conductor. I couldn't find the conductor, so I simply entered the coach and put my bag and baggage near seat 32 where the other man was already seated. The man said that his was a waiting-list ticket which was confirmed only that day.

I couldn't think of anything but knew I had to find the conductor. I kept the luggage there and got down the train where luckily I found the conductor who told me that my ticket might have been upgraded and so I should check the list properly. Now, till that day I had always wondered how it felt like to have one's ticket upgraded automatically and imagine my surprise and happiness when I found my name in the bottom of the list under UPGRADED. It said that I had been transferred to A1's seat no.1.

My mother who was with me to see me off, then told me "It's Guruji, isn't it?"
I could only smile and smile... :)
JGD

Anonymous said...

I was heading to World Culture Festival in Berlin. My flight was due to arrive in Berlin around 22.30 pm at Schönefeld airport , which is slightly remote. I was travelling alone and had planned to use public transport to reach the hotel. So I had called the hotel in advance and got the directions. The route from the airport to the hotel wasn’t straight forward; it involved quite few changes.
At the airport before boarding the flight, I realised that I had forgotten the paper where I had the directions of how to reach the hotel. So I called the hotel from the airport and this time the directions I got were vague. I was feeling a bit uncomfortable and had to just rush and board the aircraft.

When I reached Berlin, the airport was pretty much abandoned and I again asked for the directions at the information desk and stepped out the terminal building to catch the train. The train station wasn’t immediately visible so I asked a couple of people who couldn’t help. Now I was feeling really uncomfortable especially when I wasn’t quite clear on the directions. So a deep prayer came from within; “Guruji help! I’m feeling uncomfortable having to travel by my own using public transport!”

I moved on and asked a gentleman. He asked me where I was heading. I showed him the address of the hotel and he said he lived close by this place. He said he had come to the airport to drop his wife, who was going to Turkey to see the family and would be happy to give me lift. I was totally flabbergasted! Normally I would never trust a stranger but I got a feeling that I could trust him. So I followed my gut feeling and accepted the offer. He kindly gave me lift to the hotel. I’m convinced that this gentleman’s help was immediate answer to my sincere prayer to Guruji.

Jai Gurudev

Tina Wellington said...

Hi! Guru's stories are so many, where there is faith, Guru's grace is rolling !! I have many to share and each as beautiful as another... The last being...

We had gone to Banglore this month. On return the 1-1/2 hour journey to the Airport always seems long compared to the excitement at the time of going when one is so eager to reach the Divine abode. We were returning at around 2pm and somehow I always feel heavy and loaded at time of return (which I am sure most of us do when it is time to return from the gates of the Ashram). I was quiet in the car.

Suddenly I wanted to use the toilet. I kept bearing the uncomfortable situation trying to divert my mind at the fast moving vehicle thinking I will ease myself only at the airport. The ride to the airport has only villages and shops one passes through. However, natures call is such that I had to tell the driver to stop at some motel, hotel or even a petrol pump where I could just relieve myself. Time passed, but no clue of any toilet (leave aside a decent place)! Suddenly after some time the driver stopped near a bakery telling me it is a hotel! I got off from the car, highly disappointed, and did not dream of venturing to the Bakery which was empty with a few biscuit bottles. I knew my face was filled with anguish and they would not understand what I wanted. Just then I saw Big Guru's Face Smiling from a hoarding. That instant I knew.... Just below Guru's hoarding was garland making ladies. I asked them if there was a toilet close by (by this time I was not concerned about the hygiene, cleanliness) coz most important was to relieve myself. They just pointed across the road and said there was a bathroom.
I ran across yet unsure whether they had understood what I spoke! When I crossed the road, I saw "PUBLIC Toilet". My heart sank and I quickly started taking out tissues from my bag, ready to use, anticipating the mess, dirt and stinky place and the ordeal that I would be facing. I rushed in the Ladies Toilet and to my utter disbelief - the place was clean, neat and tidy. No Jaguar fittings, but very decent ceramic tiles, clean basin, water facility and even soap! It was as though my mental fright of a dirty, public toilet, plus the physical discomfort was just taken care off the way I wanted! Needless to add, not a singletissue was also used! I felt so good, smiled and relieved that Guru truly understands even a biological and desperate discomfort!

In continuation, I must add, I reached the airport happy. I was on a 6 PM flight and on reaching the counter overheard the staff saying the 4.00 PM flight was two hour delayed! I was aghast. I requested if I could take the 4 PM flight because obviously 6 PM would be further delayed. They told me that it was not possible as the flight was full. I went through the Security and much later got a message that the 6 PM flight was further delayed to 7.30 PM! I had no heart to wait at the airport brooding. I once again went to the Security, prayed to Guru saying he must help me and get me the delayed 4.00 pm flight to reach as per my scheduled time. Normally the Security once having checked-in, does not allow going down. But this guy obviously had got the 'connect' and happily allowed me to go down. At the Jet counter the rush had become intense for obvious reason. But I knew, with conviction, HE was with me! I approached the counter lady. The lady before me was begging for the 4 PM flight saying she had a medical examination etc. I heard the counter lady refusing her saying the flight was full. My heart sank! Just as that lady prepared to leave, the staff counter, just took the boarding pass out of my hand and even before I could speak volunteered (as though she read my mind) "Ma’am, I only have one middle seat in the last row in the 4.00PM flight. Would you like to take it?" It was as though I was being obliged!! My happiness knew no bounds, that My Guru truly hears me when I yell and scream at him for attention, as also he hears me most when I am silent!!

Anita Kaul said...

Jai Guru Dev!

I always feel Guruji's presence all around. Just yesterday, after I read Guru story in my email, I felt I should also at least share one. So here is the one that I would like to share with all.

Today, 2nd Dec 2011, my sister inlaw, brother’s wife was admitted in the hospital in New Delhi in the early morning hours for her second delivery. She had labor pains right from the morning and was induced also. Whole day I kept praying for the mother and the baby and was sure that Guruji's Grace is with all of us. I was so sure of Guruji's love and Grace that I got a cake in advance even before the news came. I was having dinner with a few friends but my mind and heart was waiting for the news from Delhi. When the news was not coming till 9 pm, I sent Guruji's picture and a message “Jai Guru Dev” with it to my brother through my mobile and guess what ...just after 10 mins, I got the news that a baby boy bearing weight of 3.5 kgs has been delivered normally and that his Mom is safe.

Tears of joy, love and Gratitude filled my eyes and heart.
Guruji had already blessed the baby.
Thank You Guruji.
My humble pranams at Your Lotus feet.

Anita Kaul
Shanghai, China

Ajit Tripathi said...

In year 2001, my parents came to New Jersey for the first time and saw their formerly normal IITian son frequently wearing whites, meditating an hour a day, doing yoga and kriya and doing satsangs all over temples in NJ. At that time, I was making six trips a year to Montreal to be with the master and all that flood of love and energy was making me very tearful and emotional. I would drive with my parents to the mall with the 28 Bhakti Sutra tapes in my car’s deck and hallway; my eyes would completely cloud up and wash over like a torrent of sudden east coast rain. His love is the most intoxicating feeling I have ever known, and I don’t think driving under the influence makes your passengers feels safe, does it?

Now when Guruji walks with or blesses even with a stray monkey, people assume that monkey must be some saintly being. So one day I was that monkey. I got to walk with guruji from his kuteer to the meditation hall and in the hallway of the Montreal Ashram in one of those tearful, spaced out moments, for no particular reason, I got a stream of hugs from a line of about fifty or sixty people including mothers and children and some very young and attractive young men and women from all over the world.

That was a huge shock for my very traditional parents on their first trip abroad.

What was much more painful for them was my newfound propensity to preach. The more tearful my parents got about the whole ‘our son has lost it’ bit, the more I ‘shared the knowledge’ with them. They probably got all the knowledge sheets that existed at that time from me, and then some original stuff from me too. Finally mom had enough and decided to go meet guruji.

I was sitting with Guruji upstairs, when he suddenly said in Hindi ‘Oh, Amma aai hai, teri shadi karana chahti hai (Amma is here! Hmm… so she wants to meet me so that she can get you married’. He stood up and in his magical flow, white robes and all, gently stood at the top of the stairs. I don’t know what my mom saw from the bottom of the stairs but she could not stop her tears for the next half hour or so.

Once the tears stopped and she could speak, she said, ‘Guruji, I feel so great around you, but Ajit preaches to us all the time – he talks about death and once he even drove us to the graveyard and said, Ija why do you make a long face, we are all going to die. Besides, he is our only son and he doesn’t want to get married. One day he even put his car in the ditch.This is not good, I want you to make him normal again ’.

Guruji gave a big smile and pinching my cheeks, poked me and said – ‘Kyon re, tu bada gyani ho gaya hai, Amma ko bhi gyan de raha hai (You have become so wise now that you even give knowledge to amma(mother) now?)’. And then he turns to my mom and says, “Amma, tum to khush ho ki ye is taraf aa gaya, kaheen aur phans jata to na jane kya hota (I know you’re happy that he came to me, if he had got stuck somewhere else, it wouldn’t be so)”. Mom finally smiled, got a hug from guruji and touched his feet.

For me, that was quite an ego buster. I don’t remember having preached to my parents ever again. As for my mom, her tears have continued since. She’d see him and she’d flow in tears. And art of living was never a subject of debate in my family ever again either.

Dawne Ferguson-Prance said...

I first saw His face eighteen years ago on a TV, on a basic course that I took because a person I had just met didn't want to take it alone.I had no idea what it was, but I was seeking at the time and thought I'd give it a go. From that day onwards He has been with me. So many stories of every day miracles, so much love in my life, so much guidance and wisdom, tears and joyous laughter.

Here is one:
I love Christmas music. On my computer I have over eight hours of uninterrupted Christmas music, ranging from Handel's Messiah to Run DMZ. My friends and family do not enjoy the music as much as I do so when I found myself alone on Christmas morning I connected the computer to my stereo system and settled in to getting the house ready for the holiday accompanied by 8 hours of seasonal music.
As I was cleaning the kitchen, I thought to myself that I should have put some bhajans into my Christmas mix, that it would have been a nice addition. Just as the thought come into my mind
Krishna Das began to sing Guru Sharanam. Now mind you, there were no bhajans in my eight hours of Christmas music and yet here was Krishna Das, singing praise to the Guru. I checked the computer to see what was highlighted in the playlist, and there was nothing.
With tears of gratitude I enjoyed my Christmas gift and when the song ended, I was about to start the Christmas music again when I decided to wait and see what was next............to my utter amazement (and delight) it was Bob Dylan singing "You've Got to Serve Somebody".
Merry Christmas to me.
I am sharing this because we are all so blessed to have Gurudev in our lives. Sometimes we may doubt that He is with us and it may seem that we are all alone, but we never are.

Jai Guru Dev with much love and gratitude

Bhramara Madduri said...

Jai GuruDev!

My mind was set on the Silver Jubilee celebrations (Feb 17-19th 2006) ever since Guruji announced it. But my 7 year old son's upanayanam (thread ceremony) date was fixed for the 19th of Feb .The Maha Kriya on the 19th was initially scheduled to be in the morning and so was the upanayanam muhurtam. I could'nt be at 2 places at one time.’What to do?’ I prayed to Guruji but at the same time I was happy that during the Silver Jubilee we would be in Hyderabad which means closer to Bangalore than Bahrain (where we stay).

Later, the Maha kriya time was shifted to the evening. Then one day, during my kriya, this deep intention came up of being there for the Mahakriya and a message which said 'I’ve changed the time for you, how can you not make it now!?’ My mind started racing excitedly, thinking it must be possible for one to travel from Hyderabad to Bangalore in 4 hours, even if not by regular airlines, then at least by helicopters. This led me to contact our globe trotter real estate friend for a solution.

The upanayanam was to get over by 12.30pm and there was a flight from Hyderabad to Bangalore at 1.30pm that would reach Bangalore by 2.30 pm and hence would give me just enough time to be able to attend the Maha kriya!! So now both were possible and my son's sacred ceremony (that I had actually initiated) took place on one of the most auspicious days and hours later, I was in the midst of 25 lakh people, doing the Sudarshan Kriya and meditating!

Thanks to my mother -in law, husband and family that not only on the 19th but I travelled (though crazily) two times to and fro between Hyderabad and Bangalore to attend the opening ceremony on the 17th and then the kriya on the 19th.

I had tears of gratitude for Guruji, for it was His grace and blessings that got me over there and when after the Kriya, Guruji said 'Wish for something tonight' , I silently wished that ALL those who were instrumental in my being there i.e. my husband, family, pilots, my aunt, auto rickshaw drivers... everyone...be blessed!!

I had all that I could ever ask for...the bliss of oneness was overwhelming!

Tushar Kanty Bhattacharyya said...

I was to join Tata Motors Jamshedpur on the 1st of August 2011. I had booked my ticket from my hometown Guwahati to Howrah and from there I had to catch another train to Jamshedpur. I had two tickets for going to Jamshedpur from Howrah because of the uncertainties of the time of my arrival at Howrah. The first was for JanShatabdi which would leave at 06:20 and the other for Gitanjali Exp scheduled to leave at 13:50.

I was coming to Howrah by Saraighat Express. It left Guwahati on time but due to some problems, it reached Howrah late the following morning. Though I was hoping against hope to reach just before Janshatabdi left for Jamshedpur, it could not happen. Now I had two options, either to wait for 7 long hours at the station for Gitanjali or to catch Ispat Exp. that was about to depart. Waiting for such a long time didn't appeal to me, so I got a ticket in current reservation (general bogey) and got in it with bag and baggage. It was a three and a half hours journey and the entire time, I was standing because there was no seat available. I was so angry at myself and also at Guruji, for this discomfort.

By the time I reached Jamshedpur, I had a nasty headache. I rested for a while but it didn't help. After sometime, I messaged my YES!+ teacher, who was in Jamshedpur at that time, about my arrival. He asked me to come to the YES!+ local centre which was about half an hour ride from where I was staying. Though I didn't have much strength, I decided to go. When I reached there, I found that YES!+ course was going on. I sat in a corner and listened attentively to my teacher. At the same time I felt grateful to Guruji for letting me be part of the Knowledge. My teacher was talking about giving one's 100% and also made us play some games that taught us the importance of giving 100%. After sometime, there was Long Sudarshan Kriya. I decide to give my 100% and not give in to any physical discomfort or drowsiness.

The Kriya was wonderful. I was in a state of Bliss :) :) my headache had disappeared and I felt refreshed and energized. And at that instant I realised that had I come by Gitanjali, it would have been worse and I would have even missed Kriya. Gratefulness for my dear Guruji just filled my heart. He takes care of you always. He loves you.

Jai Gurudev!

Shreya said...

My sister Rie and I have been looking at the ferry website to book tickets to go home to Beppu for New Year holidays. In Japan, everyone books their tickets minimum 2-3 months (some even 6!) in advance because they think there might be a lot of rush during the holidays.


So we both refreshing and checking the website for availability. My sister even called the ferry authorities only to know that there is nothing open till Dec 31st evening (making us reach home on Jan 1st.)


I gave up the ferry thought yesterday night, deciding that we will have to take the shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) which is going to cost us exactly triple for our 4-days holiday. I have to make a trip to India in January and dont have any savings. Rie is a single mother so its a little sharp on her to pay everything for two people.


Anyways, I revised my budget my mind, "accepted the situation as it is", and went to bed last night knowing that as long as the family is together, money is not an issue and we will be taken care of. In the end, everything always works out for the best of everyone, right?


Today morning before going to work I thought of just checking the website "incase" there was something available. And guess what.. there were 2 seats available!!!!!!!


The Divine is actually "serving" us all the time, just a little attention and all 'tensions' go away!

Bhawwna Aggarwal said...

I booked my KF flight Delhi Pune on December 06th, 2011 at 4PM. On December 05th, 2011, I got SMS from KF that your flight has been delayed by 1 hour. I thought its ok and did not tell my parents who were going to drop me at Delhi Airport. On Dec. 06, 2011, when we were going to Delhi, I again got sms that your flight has been delayed for 3 more hours i.e. now the flight will depart at 8.15pm. I got so scared that after reaching Pune @10.30pm, it would be difficult for me to reach my flat. I still did not tell my parents in the car and I just prayed to Guruji and said, "Please Guruji, do something".

After reaching Delhi airport at 2.30PM, the moment I entered airport, I came to know that one alternate flight was there at 3.30PM. I checked in and did security check in 10 minutes and boarded the flight in total 15 minutes as the boarding time was 2.50PM and reached Pune 5.50PM safely.

It all happened because of Guriji.

Thanks Guruji for being with me always.

Sridhar Govindan said...

Gurudev was to be in washington DC center on Oct 20th evening to 21st Afternoon. He was traveling from Canadian Ashram to our New Boone ashram and then to DC. I was attending the TRM with Gurudev at the Canadian Ashram the past few days. TRM was to end on 20th and as I am from the DC area, my goal was to reach DC on Oct 20th ASAP so I can catch up with Gurudev and meet and greet him again ( as I had been doing for the last 5 days) !!!.

So,I along with three other teachers started our journey back to the US with beautiful chantings of Guru puja and Om namah shivaya. My first challenge/Miracle was at US customs. I am an Indian Citizen with an advance parole , which means at the US borders, I typically can expect spending close to 2 hours. But My teachers said I should just chant "Jai Gurudev" 3 times, before I hand our my passport/documents. and that is what we did. AND ....to my/our utter surprise the Custom officer returned my parole documents and our passports in 2 minutes. Relieved, Happy and Amazed .

As is the norm through out our journey, there were plenty of Guru stories told back and forth. Our journey was marked by breath taking views of the fall colors, sunshine and laughter . My fellow teachers were Hansa dave, Shailey Sharma from DC and Reena Kaushik from NY. We dropped Hansa at her daughters place in West Chester, New york. Hansa was my first Art of Living teacher from 10 yrs back. She has treasure chest full of Guru stories, which she will one day publish. After a nice light lunch at their place, we reached Reena's house in Long Island, New york.

Shailey did remind me that before I hit NYC highways I should fill my gas tank. As it was already 630 pm, We decided to do our Sahaj Meditation before Shailey and I hit the road in separate cars to DC. After a blissful meditation, I forgot all about the gas tank and hit New York City highways with an empty gas tank. My first instinct luckily was to chant "Jai Gurudev" 3 times. From Long Island to NJ Turnpike is about an hour and fifteen minutes easy drive ,so I entered New jersey turnpike but there was no sign of gas stations. Again I chanted "Jai Gurudev" 3 times. After a few miles, I saw a gas exit approximately 10 - 15 miles ahead at Exit 12, and again I chanted "Jai Gurudev" 3 times.

In the meantime, I intuitively switched of all GPS, radio, AC and I was driving at economical speed. Then I entered the gas station and exactly in front of the gas station, my Engine switched off. I was not able to put my car in park or turn my car key to off position. Luckily New Jersey is one of those states in US, where you have personnel Gas serviceman instead of self-service. I informed the serviceman my situation, he tried from windows to turn the key off, it did not work. So on his request I put the hand brakes on and also held on to the leg brakes. I handed him my credit card and he filled about a Gallon of Gas, then the car came back to life. Immediately, with the help of service man, I put the car in parking mode and switched off the engine.

It took me some time to recover from what had just happened. I was speechless. All I could do was share this Gurustory with everybody I could call or speak to . Around the same time, this happened Gurudev entered the DC center as I was following his schedule through my friends at DC. I was so happy and grateful for the remaining 3 hours of my journey. My original goal was to hurry up and attend the satsang with Gurudev but he was showing that he is with me anyways.


So next time, you need any help. just chant Jai Gurudev Jai Gurudev Jai Gurudev!! Many times to " what mantra should we chant in times of need Guruji ? " He has responded with " All you have to do is chant Jai Gurudev that is good enough" . And when we do ....Miracles abound.


Jai Gurudev

Ravi said...

Jaigurudev - i belong to you all - Jakass

I planned to move to Australia when the whole world was in a turmoil with GFC. I left the safety net of being with parents and good job. So close to Ashram, approachable to teachers and courses. My heart sank at the thought of moving so far away.

However due to the situation, moving to Australia was a good thought. i had no job, no place to live, and no money. I was offered a place to stay for a short term. i thank my friend who offered his place for a short term.

Now it is 2 years, i never dreamt that i am buying a 4 bedroom house, enjoying a good career and family well settled. i never treasured life for many years, was pappu for a long time putting myself into trouble due to ignorance. Sadhana is the source of success and key to luck

Quite recently, made another discovery in the art of surrender. Jakasss
Remember guru is connected to you, have no doubt.

If it has changed my life, it can place you in a better situation than mine.

JGD

Mukesh said...

Jai guru deva

On Saturday the 30th October, me and my wife Anju were returning from Shanti Niketan to Kolkata in our Car Tata Safari on Kona Epressway.
The time was around 7.45 pm and we were approx 30 kms before Kolkata. Since the expressway did not have too much traffic, I was driving at speed of approx 120 kms. My Headlights were on low beam to avoid pot holes on the road. Two kms before Dankuni toll post, the expressway cops had stopped a truck in mid of road and were trying to exort some money from the the truck driver. I saw the truck lights as soon as it came within my head light beam and thought i will overtake the same. As i neared the truck my wife shouted that the truck is still and not moving , blocking the road with policemen standing on the left of truck.
I realised the same and slammed the brakes of my Safari. The car brakes locked but the vehicle skidded over 80ft and rammed head on in the rear of standstill truck. There was a loud thud sound and we were thrown forward against the wind screen but the seat belts held us back.
For a moment we both looked at each other in disbelief wondering how could we have survived in this crash ! I again asked my wife if she was ok.
Upon her affirming, I opened the door of the vehicle and got out to check the damage to the car or had i injured anyone else.
The cops, upon crash, realizing their fault in stopping truck in mid of expressway shooed away the impact truck and themselves disappeared into the darkness of night.
Here we were, in midst of expressway with a totally crushed car, ourselves unscathed, with no vehicle in sight with whom we could relate our crash to.
It was then that my wife called me from co passenger side of the car. She pointed towards the wind screen of the car. What i saw, made my eyes moist with tears.
A small Guruji's framed picture, which was firmly positioned on the center of the dashboard had uprooted itself and was resting against the windscreen facing the road.
Guruji pic had, on impact, positioned / braced itself and stopped damage or injury crossing the bonnet and reaching us.The car's bonnet, engine etc was completely crushed and crumpled with the impact.
Guruji, my wife Anju and me bow at your lotus feet for saving our lives and bringing us out unscathed from an accident. It was only your divine and gracious intervention that saved us from certain end. Indebted to you, forever. Pranam.
Jai Guru Dev.

Vibhuti said...

From past three months, things were getting worst with me. Daily Sadhna was the only source making me alive……..losing confidence and trust because of someone has cheated me. So much pain and suffering has made me disturbed from within. Basically am smiling and spreading smile around type of person but the changes was so hard that I lost my inner peace….that make me angry, I was crying for help and fight with HIM that HE now don’t care for me and busy with HIS other activities and have no time for someone who lives so far from HIM. Sometimes I felt, I have done some big mistake that’s why HE is punishing me and all sorts of bad feelings were arising for HIM and for me.

Last Monday was extreme painful and about to die feeling though I was not suicidal but you can say …. Living physically only and died from the heart. At that time I saw one of my friend online, who is working in Bangalore Ashram. I Said JGD to her.

I wrote: “I am dying in this suffering and now lost all myself and this pain is unbearable to live. Is HE in Ashram?”
She replied: “Yes”
I wrote: “Can you do me a favor, can you please pray on my behalf … when you go to Satsang today evening? Pray that I am in dilemma and I am about to take some decision, just tell HIM to be with me”
She replied: “Why don’t you write email to me whatever is your problem and I will take print out of this and will handover it to HIM today’s Satsang”
I wrote: “OK, will sent it in 5 mins”
I wrote all my heart out in that email and sent to her, day passed out with uneasiness, felt terribly painful and waiting for some change in me.

Second day morning saw her online and asked her, JGD, have you handover my email to HIM?
She replied: sorry I was not able to do that as HE has not appeared in satsang.
I didn’t say anything and burst out in tears because I thought my only hope is also drains…HE was never mine, I have done some great mistake. My faith and trust is going to an end as it was the day when I have to finalize my decision and HE was not able to hear my prayer.
She wrote me again that she would do it again in Satsang, but I have no faith left. Day passed-on in pain and in evening at the time of decision, some energy was telling me to have patience, leave everything up to HIM, give time to yourself, everything will be fine, whatever is best for you that will happen. I don’t know what was happening and I returned home in peace. NO idea what happened to me and what HE is doing with me.
Third-day morning saw her online but no strength to ask,
She buzzed me: “JGD, I have passed-on your e-mail to HIM”
I wrote: “JGD, how….was HE there, will HE read it?”
She replied: “I have handed over it to HIM when he was in the car and leaving for airport that means he has only one thing to do that time!!”
I asked: “What?”
She replied: “Reading your e-mail :)”
I was out of words; everything stopped around me and has no idea what to reply. After some moments I was able to say only “Thanks”
I realize why I was able to decide strongly that evening because at the same time HE was reading my e-mail. How fortunate we all are that we are connected to HIM. The grace, the bliss HE is showering on us every day, every night….in all good and not so good time, no words can express them. When you try to remember those moments…. you would able to feel HIS love even in present. HE is always there to look after you, to cherish you with your smallest wish and show the greatest love no one else can ever give.
Jai Gurudev

Juhi Kulkarni, London UK said...

One such incident filled with grace and unconditional love has changed my life. Being good in art and getting A+ all my school life I always wanted to study art. Now as we know the best art schools in India are in Baroda and Mumbai. So after my 12th I extensively made my portfolio and applied to all the major art school. Sadly there was no JJ for me and not even Baroda. Disheartened I went for Chitrakala Mahavidhyalaya. (I hadn't done my course till then!). And then I did my basic course.

Soon I really stated enjoying my course. By the year end I was 2nd university merit. Suddenly it all started looking too easy. I was better than few of my teachers! (Seriously!) And I was getting bored of it. There was no challenge no inspiration. I was getting sad. With two more years to go I was seriously feeling low. One such day while surfing online I found out about University of Arts London. And behold I knew that is where I wanted to be. New challenge! How exciting. Soon I had a new portfolio full of work and all my application sent. Everything ready. About to take off. But then what! My interview is on the Silver jubilee day! Wah! Decision time. London or silver jubilee. Of course silver jubilee!!! I submitted my portfolio with all my paper work and told my councilor to hand it in. She looked at me with dismay and said you will have to come back next year they won’t take it. They rejected 300 people in the last interview they won’t take you without interviewing.

After the amazing experience of Silver Jubilee, I was anxiously waiting for my result. Even after 2 months had passed I heard nothing from them. Just when I was giving up I decided to surrender to the master first. Fortunately, I was in Bangalore ashram then. In satsang with Gurudev meditating. It was a beautiful experience with everyone singing and dancing. And now after 3 years, I am graduating next month that also from the Camberwell College of Arts-University of Arts, London, Batch 2006-2009 with BA (hons) Drawing 1st class degree.

When he says "You are taken care of” It has a different meaning all together. Jaigurudev

Neeraj said...

With full of gratitude, I am sharing my guru story with all of you.

Guruji says, Keep Intention and Surrender, Your intention would be Manifested!!! We have practically experienced this in our life.

In the month of February 2011, we had a live Webcast with Guruji in New Zealand. This was the time when we first heard about the World Cultural Festival in Berlin, Guruji told all of us to come and be a part of celebration of the 30th anniversary of Art of Living. I and my wife were so excited to hear about the festival.

That day my wife had a strong intention to go to Berlin, she told me that we should definitely be a part of this once in a lifetime event. To be there one should have a good amount of spare money for travel tickets, accommodation and other expenses. We kept this intention in our mind with a strong faith that we would definitely go but don’t know how, so surrendered this intention to Guruji.

Our country coordinator for this event sent us an email saying that 27th March is the last day to confirm for the event ticket booking and suggest us to send the confirmation as soon as possible.

On 25th of March our intention manifested with Guruji’s grace and guess what ???? We won a lucky draw of the amount that was sufficient for the trip. Not more nor less. Isn’t it unbelievable? By the way,for Art of Living People this is “mostly believable”.

We have just come back from the Berlin with lots of memories tocherish for our lifetime. Guruji We love you ..

Jai Guru Dev

Veena Narayanan, teacher, Bahrain chapter. said...

I have always had the desire to cook and feed guruji, and that wish was fulfilled on may 26, 2007 when he was transiting via bahrain. A few teachers and volunteers were to meet him at the airport and serve him south Indian food which I had the opportunity to cook. But I also wanted to see him in person. So I went to the airport with my family where my husband booked us in first class in the flight which guruji was traveling by. However, we were lucky enough to meet him at the VIP lounge in Bahrain itself, so we cancelled our tickets. The icing on the cake was that guruji was pleasantly surprised as to how we got into the VIP lounge and further pleased us by asking the photographer to click a group photo with our family. He also blessed me with 3 silver coins in appreciation of the food that was served to him.

This is not all, that summer when we were traveling to Mumbai, surprisingly we got a free upgrade to first class! I believe this was truly guruji's grace as never before or after this incident we got to travel first class.

Such instances are what have made my faith in him stronger. I know that he is there for all his devotees and takes personal care of them.

Jai Guru Deva.

Rajesh Dhopeshwarkar said...

I was invited to run a program at Cochin at the last minute as one of the Faculty had dropped out. I was in two minds if I should go or not. But something made me say yes. The Flight from Pune to Kochi was through Bangalore. I thought I should visit the ashram on my way back and just hoped to have a glimpse of Guruji.

So I got tickets such that I had a 8 hour halt at Bangalore. It was Sunday and I woke up early in the morning at 3 am. My flight was to reach at 8:30 AM to Bangalore which would mean I would be 10:30AM by the time I reached the ashram. Anticipating that I will miss my Long Kriya, I did my home Kriya and left for Bangalore. All the way along I was just wishing that I get a glimpse of Him. That was a very improbable proposition as I was going to be only for about 4 hours in the ashram,and was not even sure if he was in Bangalore. And even if he was, it would be very unlikely that I will get to see him other than at Satsang.

Anyways my Taxi reached the Ashram. There was a lot of rush in the Ashram. As soon as I got down infront of the info desk, I got a warm JGD from this young girl. She enquired if I had come for the refreshers course. I said I have come here to see Guruji. She said she does not know anything about it..but there is going to be Long Kriya at 11am in the refresher course and no registration was needed. That was like somebody did not want me to miss my Long Kriya.
There were 8000-10000 people in Yagya Shala. We did Disha Pranam then Long Kriya.. After the Kriya I just wished that I see Guruji when I open the eyes. And was he not to fulfil this wish also. He was there waiting. Then he said he is going to see everybody there. He walked and collected gifts and flowers from everybody. I felt bad that even this time I had not got anything for him although this time I wanted to get something. I even thought if I could give him some sweets that I had got with me. Right then he said,"Why do all get me sweets...Am I not sweet enough? You dont have to get anything for me, just do Seva, be of help to others and I will be happy". It was as if he was reading my mind. Then he came very close to where I was. And even glanced at me...for sure. I was very happy with almost tears in my eyes. I just hoped for a glimpse of him and he made all the arrangements got me a long Kriya when I came and also came so close and looked at me..What else could I have wished for. It was like a Dream come true.

But as if that was not enough, a way was created through people right next to me. I was constantly thinking if I should speak or not. Finally I decided I am going to. I said," Guruji Thank You". He gave me the most twinkling smile, Some thing that I had had the fortune of nearly 5 years back when I was in Canada. It was as if he knew it all. To top it up He gave the mike to me and said," Do you have to say something". I just told him the story and that I felt it was all arranged for me only". After that we all meditated and also heard His beautiful and melodious words in Kannada and English.
I Love you Guruji

Leslye Moore said...

There is a secret to getting to Guru Poornima with Guruji. It's so secret that only a few of us know the "key" but I will share it with you here. The secret is saying, "YES!" I have had the experience many times over of saying "YES!" to attending a course, with no knowledge of how I will get time from work or how I will pay the airfare, course fees, etc, everything falls magically into place. You see, the Divine is so loving and compassionate that whatever you ask for and commit to, this is what you receive. So many times I have said from the heart, "Guruji, I am coming to this course, I don't know how, but I will be there", and the time and the means appear. Here are some of my experiences:
A few years ago, I was in a difficult financial situation. Guruji was coming to Miami, FL to teach a Part 2 course. The fee was $475 and I had no idea where the funds would come from. I said "YES!" and in short order, I received a check for $400 from my step mother—to this day I do not know why she sent it. Inspired, I went and bought a $1 lottery ticket and won exactly $75 making up the $475 I needed.
A few years later I said "YES!" to attending TTC1 at the Canadian Ashram. Again, I had no idea where the funds would come from and financially was dealing with some challenges. I had a frequent flyer ticket I hoped to be able to use to get to Canada but found I did not have enough miles to fly from US to Canada. So, I e-mailed Guruji and said, my full intention is to go to TTC1 come what may, I will put it all on a credit card if needed, but please help if you can! The very next day, I went to the same website to try with my frequent flyer miles again and there it was, one seat available for the amount of frequent flyer miles I had. Then the most amazing thing began to happen, I began to receive checks from strange places. I received a check for dividend on my home owner's insurance (I had never even heard of such a thing!) and a check for overpayment of property taxes. A friend handed me a check saying she owed me money—I had no recall her owing me money, I received an extra pay check that month and a few other small checks that had I added them up, they would have amounted exactly to the $3000 TTC1 course fee!

Most recently in May, I attended the most beautiful course in Arosa, Switzerland with our Beloved Guruji. The moment I learned of the course, I said "YES!" a thousand times yes! I had been looking for months to refinance my home and kept running into obstacles. I e-mailed Guruji and said, I am going to Switzerland, I don't know how yet, but I will be there with you. Shortly after, I received a word from my lender that the rates had dropped and that I was eligible for a special loan program. I was able to refinance my home and in the process did not have to pay my home mortgage in May and got an extra paycheck in May—my course and travels were paid for! I then had the thought in my head while in Switzerland, wow, I so want to go and do the Guru Puja course in Chicago in July but I have just done this trip to Switzerland, how will I handle with finances and time off of work so soon after Arosa? Again, I said, "YES!" When I came home from Switzerland, I found a check waiting in the mail from my old mortgage lender, a refund, in just the amount I needed for course fees and travel to do the Puja course and my boss said yes to the time off. Now you know this precious secret. Just say "YES!" fully, from your heart, with all the innocence of a child that the Divine will take care. Time Money and everything else will managed if you say 'YES' . Its all the play of MASTER HANDS. These are just a few ways that I have been so blessed, loved and taken care of by our Guru over the years. Make your AIM – Attention, Intention, and Manifestation! HE is anyway giving with both hands.

Jasrasaria, Preeti said...

My father had not been keeping well for over a month now. Since Shillong does not have good medical facilities my family decided to take my father to Delhi. To our horror he was suspected of lung cancer. After performing a CT Scan and a PET Scan the doctors were 99% sure that he was sufering from lung cancer with multiple nodules observed in both his lungs. They took him in for biopsy. We decided to fly down to Bangalore to meet Guruji on his bday as the biopsy reports would come only after three days.

The flight from Delhi to Bangalore was painful for him but it was Guruji's call I guess. Soon things became alright and we reached Bangalore. My father felt that he had reached heaven's abode. We hired a flat a few kilometers away from the ashram. That evening he could not make it to the ashram for the satsang since he was not well.

We wrote conituous emails to Guruji, Swami Pragyapadji to seek their blessings. All the Swamiji's in the ashram were with us. Our letter reached Guruji and his secretary Girin Bhaiya called us up to inform that Guruji has read our letter and would meet us by 6.15. We could not make it on time as we were a few kms away from the ashram and there was no way we could make it by 6.15. Girin bhaiya informed that Guruji would meet us on the way to the satsang. How??? How would He recognize us? In the middle of lacs of devotees Guruji stopped in front of my parents. He blessed my father. He waved his hand over his head as though he was moving a magic wand and said that everything will be fine. He blessed my mother as well. We all felt as lite as a feather as though something heavy had been lifted. We were astonished that Guruji gave us such a beautiful darshan.

We left for Delhi the next day surrendering all our fears and worries on our Master's feet. My brother went to collect his report. In about 30 mins we get a call from my brother who could hardly speak but managed to say 'Jai Gurudev' before he broke down. The tests were negative. The doctors were surprised. It was a medical failure for them and a miracle for us.

Our lives our indebted to Guruji. Lets all do his work. Lets spread his message far and wide. He is there for each one of us. None is more blessed or more personal to Guruji. We are all his children and he will take care of us always. Just smile and love. All your messages reach Him. Just surrender.

Tushar said...

I was to join Tata Motors, Jamshedpur on the 1st of August 2011. The company would reimburse our travel from our hometown to Jamshedpur for rail 3AC, 2AC and economy class flight ticket in no-frills airlines. When I to book my ticket, I was not sure if we would be reimbursed for 2AC, so I got a 3AC ticket in coach B1 seat 32. Later when I got to know, I felt like "If only I had known earlier, I would have got a 2AC for myself..."

The day of journey (30th July) came. I went to the station. The train was at the platform. I checked the list outside coach B1 for my name but to my dismay found someone else's name against seat no. 32. I prayed to Guruji to help. I talked to the TTE who in turn checked my ticket and finding everything alright, said that he couldn't help and that I would have to talk with the conductor. I couldn't find the conductor, so I simply entered the coach and put my bag and baggage near seat 32 where the other man was already seated. The man said that his was a waiting-list ticket which was confirmed only that day.
I couldn't think of anything but knew I had to find the conductor. I kept the luggage there and got down the train where luckily I found the conductor who told me that my ticket might have been upgraded and so I should check the list properly. Now, till that day I had always wondered how it felt like to have one's ticket upgraded automatically and imagine my surprise and happiness when I found my name in the bottom of the list under UPGRADED. It said that I had been transferred to A1's seat no.1.
My mother who was with me to see me off, then told me "It's Guruji, isn't it?"
I could only smile and smile... :)
JGD

Narendra Singh said...

Dear AOL and Non AOL family members,

Wish to share our GURU story as below

I along with my family were heading towards ashram from banglore airport . On my way i searched alot to have a cake as following day was my daughter's birthday.
Unfortunately everyoutlet we checked had no eggless cake.
Hence i convinced my 11 years old daughter to celebrate birthday without cake giving reason that ashram is a place where formalities like cake cutting etc is not so important and she should seek blessings of gurudev ... She was not very much convinced with my sales talks to celebrate birthday without cake and she continued to demand for the same which i failed to occomplish despite my best efforts .

Now see the miracle... To take care of a child's demand in gurudev's way.

We were fortunate enough to meet guruji on the following day at ashram and took blessings on my daughter's birthday . Guruji then asked her whether choclolate cake will be ok for her to be arranged from kitchen.
Listening to gurudev's statement, my daughter was simply amazed with wideopen eyes as because chocolate flavour has been her favorite !
My wife , son & daughter came out of Ganga kutir with tears rolling down our eyes which we could not stop as because It was not about the cake but much beyond it .....

It did not stop here alone but guruji cut the cake during evening satsang to make us all realized this amazing fact that how Gurudev's attention reaches to such small requirement of one of his devotee specially when Guruji is so busy with such a big responsibility at global level? This is just to be amazed about his grace and care ! ! !

All we can try and do a bit from our side is to extend our hand to undertake seva to take ahead gurudev's mission as We can never payback what guruji is giving us continuously in the form of his blessings and care in our day to day life ..
I picked up my daughter's experience to share onward as she adores gurudev like a child & keeps telling me that ' Papa you know that Guruji is not simple human but he is Bhagwan & i nod my head in afirmation and then she will further reiteriate the same line saying that donot nod head simply but take my word for it that
" GURUJI IS BHAGWAN ". What else to share beyond this ???

JAI GURUDEV .

Kishore said...

It was early November when Guruji had come to Vrindavan to inaugurate an Ashram there. Like many other Guru-chasers, we decided to drive down from Delhi to have Guruji's 'darshan' there. We reached Mathura/ Vrindavan in the morning and the day that was to unfold brought us face-to-face with many miracles. Here I shall recount only one of them.

After being able to meet Guruji in person and having attended a Satsang with him, we started back for Delhi in the evening. I was driving a Maruti 800 and there were four of us in the car and we were doing a decent speed on the Mathura-Delhi highway as it was not too crowded at that time of the day.

We were about half-an-hour on the road when I was overtaking a huge trailer-truck, the type that are generally used to transport new cars from one city to another. The trailer-truck must have been about 40 feet long and I was half-way through overtaking it from the right when the driver of the truck suddenly started to move into my lane on the right.
Our tiny Maruti had nowhere to go, squeezed between the divider and the huge trailer. I braked desperately hoping that trailer will pass me before moving into my lane. That was not to be. We could only watch helplessly as the huge metal side-wall of the trailer moved closer and closer till there was a huge noise of metallic banging and scraping.

At the driving wheel, I could do nothing but wait for the moment when our tiny car would be toppled over the divider into the traffic on the opposite lane. Suddenly, there was silence as the huge trailer pulled away into the distance and we were sitting in the stationary car. I looked back – everybody was at least unhurt. I tried the ignition key, hoping against hope, while mentally trying to work out how to get help to tow the damaged car. Surprisingly the car moved smoothly and I could pull it up on the side of the road for an inspection of the extent of damage.

I did not have the heart to look at it and let my wife get down and see it from outside. She walked from back-to-front and front-to-back twice in utter surprise as we sat inside waiting for her verdict. "Not a scratch" that was what she could report.

By that time, even without talking to each other, we knew exactly who did this miracle. We all felt so blessed and peaceful at our heart that, a little later, when I overtook the same trailer-truck, I did not feel any grudge against the driver and did not even give him a glare.

A few kilometers ahead we stopped at a road-toll plaza where quite a few other cars were already waiting to go through. In one of them was Guruji - he was also travelling to Delhi to attend a Satsang at Chhattarpur! His car must have been a little distance behind us when we had our "accident"!

Meena Sukhwani, Pittsburgh USA said...

In May 2005, I went for Gurudev's birthday special advanced course in Chicago. It was the last day of the course. Though it was such an amazing course filled with bliss, amazement, deep experience of deep meditations, I was telling to Debbie (from Pittsburgh Art of Living Family) that I do not want to go home yet as I have not seen Guruji as much as I would have wanted to. He came for so few sessions and all those sessions have lasting experiences. And we were having this conversation just outside the meditation hall. And at same time ahoo! to my amazement....I heard some excitement right behind me and I turned around and Guruji was right there at an arms distance from me and smiling at me. I was just wowed........And Debbie said right then that you could not have gone back with a wish in your heart. So true.....although I always want more of his darshan.


And when I ponder now its so true that in our life also we just have to make some shift just we have to turn around, HE is always there. We can't find HIM perhaps because we are not just turning around. Just turn around to SEWA (Service), Sadhana (Spiritual Practices) and Satsang.... And we find HIM right here and now :)

Jai Gurudev

Anonymous said...

There is a story which Swami Pragyapadji (my blessing course teacher) told us which I want to share. Few years back, when Swamiji was working on a very challenging project in AOL, he was going through a lot of disappointments. One day he decided he could take it no longer and went to speak with Guruji about changing his project. When all the people had left the room, and he was alone with Guruji, Guruji looked at him and said "If tomorrow all the people of the world turned against you, will you be able to handle it ?"Swamiji got very scared at such a question and was thinking in his mind "Ok I will not ask you to change my project, but pls do not ask me such questions!" Guruji then said "How can you lose when I am with you!" This was the most inspirational Guru story we heard during the Blessings course.

Swamiji told us no matter how bad the situation is, how hopeless it looks know that Guruji is always with you. There might be many setbacks in life, but you will not lose, since GURU himself is behind you! Hope those of you who have not yet done the Blessings /Healing course, will go for it as soon as possible. After this course, it seems, every step, good or bad, is led by the Divine.

Jai Gurudev!

Bandana Jha said...

It was already 6.10 and I had to reach the center (Guru Kutir) at 6.20. I was assisting the part-1 course and was getting late for it. I came out running from the apartment and just as I came out of the premises. I found an auto and was happy that now I will reach to the center on time. Auto reached the crossing and signal became red. Present moment is inevitable. Anyhow after some time the signal became green. Road was very less crowded so auto was at its full speed.

I was about to reach guru kutir and suddenly gharrrrrrrrrrrrrr cheeeeeeeee the auto skidded and fell down. I was lying in the auto and auto was dragging me in full speed. Gharrrrrrrrrrrrr Cheeeeeeeeeee and here stopped the auto. I don't know how much distance I covered getting dragged. Lots of people on the road gathered and took me and auto driver out of the broken auto. I saw the auto driver was having some scratches. I paid him money, told him to go to the doctor and hurried towards Guru Kutir. But after going few steps, suddenly my steps stopped and I turned back to confirm whether I have really come out of the auto with my whole body or is my soul running towards Guru Kutir. I was standing with my full body with maximum one or two scratches, only my dress was torn and slipper was broken.

Suddenly I remembered Guru ji's answer to someone's question, "If due to bad time your head is to be cut only your hat will get damaged your head will remain safe as I am with you"

Thank you Guru ji. Thanks again and again for always being with me.
Jai Gurudev!

Ravi said...

Jai Gurudev,
A short intro – how guruji came into my life, how grace is flowing non stop.
Just one day before my 12th (2nd PUC) exams results, set out to seek blessings of lord ganesha and shiva with my other friends to a temple in Bangalore (raggi gudda). However, i was an atheist at that point in time and only accompanied my friends till the temple. They tried convincing me that god blessing is required to pass (50% our effort 50% god's blessing). Convincingly i said if i get 505 i am happy, as 35% is pass marks, rest god can have it with him.
As they proceded towards the temple, i was wondering how i can make the time more worth while. There was a banner which said "Bhagavath gita discourse". I thought this would keep me occupied, and i went into the small hall. Everyoe was smiling and laughing to the man's speech. i thought he was shivabala yogi on the first instant. After a while when everything was finished for the evening, it was 9pm and this man was very interesting to see. Kept watching him and i had spent about 3 hrs. This man was non other than our guruji. well i sought his blessings and left. My results did come and i had passed.
I did get a chance to meet him again in 2005. I sought his blessing and went a ahead with my eye surgery. Before the operation, the surgeon's assistance performed few checks and found that my pulse was below 34/min. I am not sure they say it should at least be 72 normal or some when around that score. However she hesitantly asked me if i had taken any drugs (prescription). She referred it to the surgeon. He asked me the same question, and then he said this can be only achieved by trained sportsmen. However, my surgeon was happy the way the operation went and thanked me for cooperating. All that glaucoma and eye problem has now gone without a trace. He has stood by me till date. I get regular check up and the doctor say i am doing good. Many things changed ,my career has lined up, my family settling down. Guruji my small daughter who is 7 months now looks at his photo and smiles. She has not met him but she will know about him or even may know about him

jaigurudev

NITESH H KUKREJA said...

I remembered the day of March 2010 when i was studying and Maa came to me and told that why dont you tell to your GURUJI to find a match for your sister ,as they were looking for last one year but didnt got. I told to her look Maa its not like that k if i have done the course then HE is only my GURUJI and listen to me only.He is THE GURU OF UNIVERSE and even if you pray he will also listen to you.

And the next day I went to chandigarh as my graduation exam was going to be started soon.When i came back to HANSI (my home town in HARYANA) after my exams she shared something from me and I was amazed after listen to her.

She said - "Nitesh the day you went to chandigarh in the same evening I prayed to GURUJI in front of his photo nearby your bed and was not able to stop my tears and in the same night he came in my dream. He was sitting quite and even I told nothing to her. There were some white slips he had with him , he picked one of them and gave to me.As i opened , a date was written on it and it was 10/10/10."

So after listening I told to her so then forget evrything HE is looking the matter and you have no need to worry about any thing now. May paased,June passed ,July passed.....we didnt find any match for her.It was last week of AUG when Maa said its less than one and half month left now to 10/10/10. I said so what, whatever may happen the date is going to be 10/10/10 only because i was determined that GURUJI will do itself.

And with in next two day we find a match for her and she got engaged on 2/9/10 , the day of JANAMASHTMI.
AND the same happen it was 10/10/10 only , the day when my sister went to her new home.It was his grace only which did all the work and even after some days i received a letter fron Banglore Aashram with words that ," GURUJI sends his love and blessings on the auspicious occassion of the weding of your daughter Gomakshi with Kapil".

I have learned alot after this experience that if one is dedicatidely do their SEVA,SADHNA n SATSANG, every thing is taken care by him, every thing.

JAI GURUDEV!

Gautam Srikrishna said...

Guru Purnima 2010 celebrations were held in the presence of Guruji at Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA on 25 July.

Here is my experience at the Guru Purnima celebrations:

As soon as I got to know about the celebrations at Hartford, I started looking for travel and accommodation options. Regarding travel, fortunately I had a $150 coupon I had got from an airline I had traveled in June for a minor inconvenience they had caused to me. Now, I was wondering about the accommodation and within a couple of days my friend, a previous colleague whom I had worked with for about 1.5 years, posted a few pictures of Hartford. I asked him if he had visited Hartford and he replied saying that he is moving to Hartford in the first week of July!! Accommodation arranged!!

Regarding the air fare, another of my friends helped me in getting a good deal, along with the $150 coupon, due to which I got a round trip within $225!!

I was planning to use taxi to my friend's house and to get to the Convention centre. When I mentioned this to my friend, I got another surprise- he said he has a car and will pick me up at the airport! He also dropped me at the convention centre and picked me up after the celebrations. He also dropped me back to the airport at 4:45 AM the next day!

Now, lets come to the experience I had AT the convention centre on Guru Purnima day:

The entrance to the hall is on the left from the audience side, i.e from Guruji's side, it is on the right. My friend and I were sitting almost at the right (around 70% distance from the door and 60% from the front- crazy math, I know) . After the celebrations, when Guruji was about to leave, he chose to come STRAIGHT at us-bang on! A path was created where there was no path.. we just had to turn to the right and sit, thats it!! We had a close darshan of Guruji! He took a L shaped route to go to the exit. After Guruji left, we also had the fortune of taking the blessings of Swami Pragyapad ji. Finally, of course, we had great prasaad-mouth watering Indian food!!

This is just one of the experiences where Guruji bends logic and arrranges everything into place.. paths are created where there are no paths.. As Guruji beautifully puts it "Where there is connection, there is attention"

Geetanjali Lala said...

Dear AOL family members,
Guruji has done a lot for me, off and on, sometimes I realise it, sometimes I guess I don't ! I would like to share one of my experiences with you today ............
It was a Sunday in the month of March, I had gone for my long kriya, where they announced that an advanced course with Rishi Nitya Pragya ji was going to happen in Delhi soon. I had long wanted to do an Advanced course(my first one) and had prayed to Guruji many times to make it happen ! The dates were announced for the course and I just silently reflected if I could manage it - it seemed to be clashing with an important official meeting. I was disheartened, went home , asked my husband if I could skip the appointment, and he replied in the negative ....... nothing doing, work comes first ........... was his stand!
Deep in my hearts, I still nurtured the desire to do the course and kept praying to Guruji silently, then one day, a few days before the registration was going to close, I got an email from my client shifting the meeting date herself which would give me the precious 3.5 days to experience the course ....... and I jumped with glee ...... i knew for sure that this was not a coincidence but a silent working of Guruji who had made it happen ......
And, this time my husband could not refuse .... I went on to register and participate in the course and fulfill my heart's desire ...... Thank you Guruji for listening to our woes so patiently and working on them like magic .......... Thank you for being in our lives ..............Jai Gurudev !

Arati Hunsemara said...

Guruji saved me from a car crash over the weekend!
Was in Upstate NY 140 miles away from home to lead a kriya, & in-spite of high winds & snow.. something pulled me to that place to lead kriya.
Kriya went well, it was very deep one… could feel how much they were longing for it.
Next I was headed to another near by town.. to meet a friend who was sick & it was her birthday the next day & I wanted to surprise her.
.. roads weren't that great but was driving carefully, sun had set & it was dark.
I remembered that I didn't complete the Guru pooja chanting that morning.. so started chanting again as I was 20miles away to reach my destination.
I passed a hotel where Guruji stayed 5 years back when he visited the town Ithaca. Was refreshing those glorious moments.. roads very slippery.. I was heading down the hill.. at low speed..
after couple of miles I see that a car has stopped diagonally on the road blocking my way.
My Guru pooja chanting had reached till Vastram samarpayani( wiping the feet after bath)..
My breaks wouldn't stop. I know either I will be crashing this car hitting on passenger side or only option is to hit the gas station on right corner..
Ok I wasn't panicked at all.. but I know I don't have any options..
All of a sudden my steering turned & I was guided to pass through a very narrow space between the standing car & a big hill of snow at the corner of gas station. It didn't appear to me earlier that a car could pass through that space..
Okay I passed from there, but don't know where I will land myself next with my driving skills & those sudden movezs.. how the car could stabilize.
Astonishingly so smoothly… my two wheel Accord found its balance & as though nothing has happened I passed through that zone..back on road & I continuing my Guru pooja chanting
Have driven in Upstate for 5 years but never found a car stabilize out of such moves.
Absolutely no fear/panic mode I found myself in.
No doubt or second thought of Him not being there with me guiding all along
My car bumper is slightly broker but I am 100% alright.
Reached my destination safe, & next day I was lucky enough to lead another kriya at the place where I started with AOL seva:-)
Something kept pulling me to both cities to lead kriya/be present there… don't know what it was. Only acting for that moment was my part I guess.
This is the second time in a row that I am saved from such incidents while I was headed for Seva.
Its so true, if we take just one step for seva, he completely takes in charge of our life.
He reminds me again again that this LIFE is His gift!
I can't be wasting my time.. I am here not for anything else but being in Seva, in love & in company of people like you all.
Dn't want to give Him extra work, I am shopping for a sturdy 4 wheel car now..
Love & Jai Gurudev!

Kat Ben said...

Hello, Art of Living Family,

In light of our upcoming Art of Living Course in Castro Valley on May 12, 2011 taught by our dear Satinder, I'd like to share about my Aunt Julita (who I endearingly call Tita J or TJ). She had her first taste of the Art of Living on March 19.

Unbeknownst to me and my family, TJ has been hiding a mass in her lungs that showed up on 2 different X-rays. This April 14th (almost a month after her Art of Meditation Course with Denise Marcus and meditating every day), she went for a CAT-scan to confirm the mass. A few minutes before her scan, she started feeling dizzy in the waiting room. She described the feeling, "As if something was sucking me up from the top of my head." She said the force was so strong that she kicked so hard and even hit her head on the back wall of her chair. She fainted and was taken to the emergency room. Because she was already in the testing area, the doctor thought to do the CAT-scan anyway. After 45 minutes, her doctor came back and said, "Mrs. Gomes, your lungs are clear. I can't explain it." The mass was no longer there. I believe she had a huge release and Guruji took some karma away.

My aunt has been smoking for 30+ years. This is the main reason she took the Art of Meditation. Since her CAT-scan and because the meditation practice has calmed her nerves enough, she hasn't smoked for 12 days. She showed me what she does when she gets a craving and it seems like she discovered ujayii breath on her own. She takes in breaths (thru her teeth) to stop the craving.

For work, my aunt collects money from insurance companies. A funny comment by one of her co-workers, "Julita, this is not good. You don't yell at people on the phone anymore. Your collection is gonna go down." Before her meditation class, her department averages $1.5 million in collection for a certain period. After her meditation class, her department has collected $3.1 million.

TJ will be taking the Art of Living Course on May 12. I highly recommend that you do too and bring along your loved ones with you. I never thought I'd see the day that my aunt comes home to herself. It's quite moving to watch her fully enjoy the herbs she planted in her garden without a cigarette in hand. She said last night, "I'm so happy my cilantro now has little sprouts." She's like a little child—so happy, so innocent, so in the present moment.

Don't deprive anyone of the opportunity of a life of ease and grace. Share about our upcoming course and/or register now: http://secure.artofliving.org/course_details.aspx?course_id=9766. Reviewers wanted too =^).

Love

VISHAL said...

I am on this path with GURUJI since 2002 .. have done all the courses including TTC 1.GURUJIs grace has always been there with me .i want to share one small incident that happened in my life a few days back .

My son studies in a boarding school .he is in 3rd std .last week the school had sports meet and exeat for 2 days after that. my wife and i had decided not to go coz of financial and family issues .but as the day came near my wife started tellin me to go for a day or 2 .we had huge arguments and ' husband wife fights '.the sports meet was on friday and on thursday will really really had a huge arguments ..the argument was that he is too young and he will want us there .i was kinda depress and praying to GURUJI . then we went to satsang that night .i always go to satsangs and GURUJI takes all my worries .that night i just prayed to GURUJI TO TAKE CARE OF MY SON COZ I WAS SURE NOT GOING .

We could talk on phone with my son for 10 mins every saturday .so we called him on saturday …. to my surprise and ofcourse HIS grace we talked with my son for atleast one hour in the morning and one hour in the evenig on saturday and sunday .we talked so much that my son was telling me 'dad keep the phone i want to go and play with friends'. the school had taken him and other kids to town .they went to amusement park ,go carting ,and did all the masti that any parent would do .they were given best of food in 2 days .my son was so so so happy .he had a blast .my wife was very very happy too.

On monday when i was doing my sadhna everything recollected in my mind from thursday ka fight se leke sunday night .o man it was HIM .he took care of my son so well that if i would have gone there i also wouldnt do so much .i really really thank HIM for this n HE coming into my life .my entire life has changed for better and best
love u loads GURUJI

Vijay said...

This is Vijay, a resident of Delhi and I did my Part 1 course in Nov. 2007. Many incidents happened and I met Guruji and other AOL teachers and each event meeting brought me closer and close to Guruji, AOL family. I work with an MNC in Gurgaon and based out of Delhi. In our company there are various businesses and each business is usually handled in an independent manner with its own HR and Head for operations. During last year from Oct. 2010 onwards problems started happening in my professional life and a fear of loosing my job became prominent. Cost cutting and Headcount rationalization drives started and as a result many people either quit or were asked to leave. I came on bench and was given a deadline of 31st Dec. 2010 to either find a role or leave the company. By HIS Grace and blessings of AOL family i kept my cool and put in efforts to network and find a suitable role. Then before Diwali i had a chance to meet GURUJI at Noida. I spoke just few words "Guruji with you one doesn't have to demand, ones requirements gets fulfilled without even asking for it…you know everyones' requirements". At this he smiled and said "Aisa Ho Jaata Hai na (Indeed it happens)" and HE moved forward with a smile.
Very next day there were 2 interactions with 2 different clients and both materialized. I took one of the opportunity and went to Hyderabad on 9th Nov.and interacted with the teams there. It was agreed that i'll relocate to Hyderabad and will join that department from 1st week of Dec. and returned back to Delhi. The assignment with the 2nd client wanted me to relocate to US for a long time and my family wouldn't be able to join me for such a long duration and thus I was not so keen. However on 20th while i was in Delhi I recieved a call stating that Hyderabad opportunity has got cancelled and the concerned business doesn't have the budget and they are sorry for any inconveniences. I was once again at crossroads. I spoke to the Head of my Department and also met senior HR person and explained that without any fault of mine the Hyderabad opportunity i cancelled and they should extend my grace period. After a much persuasion the grace period was extended to 31st Jan
As Dec. started majority of senior people went on leave and thus the chances of new assignment, project getting started also reduced. I floated my profile to HR and head of Businesses within my company and expressed my availability to work with them. However everyone suggested that something will only be possible in Jan' 11. Days passed and new year came and people started joining back from their vacations by 10th of Jan. I once again started meeting the concerned people. This time the situation was better. 2 – 3 new roles and opportunities developed and it became 23rd of Jan. However nothing as such materialized. On 25th my HR once again expressed that they will not be able to extend the grace period and if nothing fruitful happens i've to leave on 31st. I still didn't loose hope as GURUJI is always there with me. Suddenly on 25th evening I received a call for a type of role I was looking for and the client wanted a resource urgently. An interview was fixed with client on 28th Jan i.e. last Friday in the evening. On Friday in the morning HR once again sent me a mail reminding that time is closing by and what is the status. Throughout on 28th I was on a high energy and GURUJI's presence reminded me. At the scheduled time by around 7 P.M. i had my interview with client and he instantly liked me and offered me the role and on-boarded me.
All the worries simply evaporated and has made my faith much stronger in GURUJI and AOL family.
Thanks to all. Jai Gurudev

Vikas Sheth said...

My name is Vikas Sheth. I joined The WONDERFUL Art of Living (AOL) due to the compulsion of my little wonderful sister Vishva Sheth. I had always thought that way to a happy life is by putting all my efforts into earning MONEY. When I used to hear people say "I'm out with my family", I used to think he just 'wasted' an entire day because he did not earn MONEY! As you can easily figure out my pathetic life! All I thought was MONEY! So, I rarely had any time to make friends. I rarely went to get–togethers, outings or with my family. Then, I met Shyam. He was the enlightenment! He works as an analyst in well known bank (which is serious work!) and yet he is not drained out or sad and I bet his family is happy! The question then arose, WHAT DID HE DO THAT I DID NOT DO?


After meeting him, I enrolled into the YES+ program. There, I thought that I will be taught the way to earn more MONEY! (Silly me!!). Virat and Vasudha headed the course. They were the FIRST TRUE FRIENDS I EVER HAD! I went through many 'silly processes' which at the end had completely transformed me! After the course, I got the answer of the above question! IT'S NOT THE MONEY! ITS ME! If I'm HAPPY, everyone else is HAPPY! When they were HAPPY, I could perform better at work! IT ALL STARTS WITH ME!


There at the course, Virat also said that I must enjoy my work. If I don't, there is something seriously wrong with the job. He told us the good side about doing your own thing. At first, it did not make much sense! HOW IS ONE SUPPOSED TO ENJOY WORK? The next day when I went to work, this time, I tried to enjoy it but, I simply could not! At the end of the day, I seriously started feeling that something is wrong with my job and that I'm supposed to be somewhere else! But where? I got an offer from the U.A.E. at the same post with 4 times my current pay! But, it would be the same old thing which I would not like to do. I always enjoyed designing steel structures (especially Scaffolding Systems). Then I thought of Guruji, asking him what should I do? The very next day, my friend called me proposing me his business venture. At first, I did not pay any heed but the moment he said the phrase "Design of Scaffolding Systems", I accepted the offer! I'm today one of the five partners of RAAJ Scaffolding Services, our new company!


Happiness at last! Today, I ENJOY at my work place, I own a company and I design SCAFFOLDING SYSTEMS which I always enjoyed and I earn good profits! Wow! My family is also happy! On Sundays, I'm fresh! We all have a nice time and I actually have AN OUTING WITH MY FAMILY!


This like a dream comes true! Thanks to My wonderful sister Vishva, my Good friend Shyam and Vasudha Didi and my best Friend Virat! I've also decided to help AOL in building the Youth Center in Bangalore by designing and providing Scaffolding Systems. That's like moving from Money to Divine Honey.

Poornima Nayak said...

I do not want to provide here the details how I got connected to Guruji.

As everybody I started my journey with HIS presence. Since then my life is not same. I had a wonderful childhood but as I grew up I was not matured to handle my mind. Lot of stresses, anxiety bogged my mind. And I can not explain that struggle to anybody because it can only bring tears in my eyes.

But ever since I decided to take it as challenge I could get rid most of the impressions in my mind. And I was connected to Guruji and the Knowledge and the Bliss danced on my way. That is HIS presence which speaks in me. I miss HIM very much in every moment of mine. I hope my story inspires others to take life as a BLISS and problem as part of this journey.

Jai Gurudev

Sarah Alsbey said...

Today was a wonderful day! On Sunday evening we had a meeting on Skype with Swami Jyotirmaya because we are having a tour of "Wake up and Shake up" courses around Bulgaria and the last and biggest event is in Sofia.

In 3 days Swamiji has reached 700 people and has transformed their lives totally! But still we have to work a lot to reach the goal of 2000 people for Sofia. And the meeting we had was excatly about this.

After the talk we had on Sunday with Swamiji and Avinash ji I got really inspired to bring 250-300 people to the event with Swamiji in Sofia. But I had a doubt of how to achieve this goal. So, I went to bed with a prayer to Guruji to help us reach our goal.

As Avinashji proposed at the end of the meeting we all agreed to have morning Sadhana together the next weeks at 7 am in our AOL center in Sofia. Monday morning after 2.30 hours Sadhana we were ready to continue our day!

Me and my fiancee Martin had a meeting with a couple of our volunteers. And suddenly talking about the upcoming event and the meeting we had yesterday, they said they want a whole book of tickets - 10! After that I had an appointment for fiziotherapist and there also i sold 3 tickets. At the end of the day me, Martin, Sana, Yasin and Elena (my sister, brother and mother) went on a meeting with a famous Indian dancer and speaking of the event she said she will take a book of 10 tickets for her dance team! We sold 23 tickets for few hours without any effort just by spending casual time with people.

So, at 2 am same evening I was still awake and full gratefulness in my heart that I couldn't fall asleep unless sharing this experience with the rest of our Bulgarian teachers. I was so happy and contented and grateful to Guruji! Again and again He is showing us that He is with us and taking care of everything, we just have to be focused, have faith and pray!

With much Love and Gratefulness,

Ravi said...

My name is Ravi. I am originally from Bangalore, quite clos to Ashram. Currently living in Perth, Australia.

One of the most touching experience was when i driving between Sydney and Perth (2004). I had a job interview over the phone from Perth, which clicked and had to join in a weeks time. I had to make a choice to fly and get the car transported by road. I had 1 week and without a car its tough to commute to my new job. However, i had done only a basic course (1996) at that point in time. My younge brother who was in Australia was winding up for good, and had some bhajans from AOL. He left them all for me.

Between Sydney & Perth, its a distance between 2 tips of the continent (About 6000 kms). However for my journey i had vey little time for major preparation. its a gutsy thing to make an adventure in a small car thru the desert. However, istarted with a good feeling and the only music that was running thru and thru the whole journey was guru brhama guru vishu and few bhajans snug by bhanu didi.

I was just about to hit the nalabore stretch the folloing day. As i was driving may be @ 140 - 160 kms/hr , listening to guru brahma, Ganesh om my tyre blew (Rear LH) into pieces, shaking my car as though its going to roll on the ground. I was astonished to see that it came to a slow stop without maknig a scract on the ground, nor any major problem to my wheel.

No one to help as peolpe rarely travel on tha stretch. Got on the ground, may be which is 50° C + and replaced it with spare, which had low air pressure. Well, i had one song and one destination. When ireached the nearest town got the tyre relpaced to a new one and continued my journey.

My journey began then and guruji is with me now and for ever. even a small peek to see him brings so much happiness and treat for the soul. His grace is with me always. love you guruji.
jaigurudev

Deepika Kumari said...

I was in love with a boy in my college days for the last 4 years.When i was in final year during campus time many companies visited our college but i unfortunately we both could not get through it.Last company was WIPRO ,so i was expecting a lot but again same ,i could not made through it.But i was more depressed because my boyfriend could not get through it.Those days i was very depressed,frustrated .Even i stopped my kriya & stopped believing on guruji also.
11th june 2010,the last day of our college days.I still remember that day.We all friends decided to have lunch together.That day i was carrying a bag in which by mistake i carried all my original certificates of 10th,12th,college registration card.That file also contained admit card of SSC exam of my boyfriend.While doing lunch some body stole my bag.After lunch only we came to know about it.We all searched it a lot but all in drain.That time also i was more worrying about him,his SSC exam rather than my own certificates.In all those tensed environment after seeing my concern towards my boyfriend more rather than on myself,1 of my close friend disclosed me something that changed my life.From her i came to know that he was dating some other girl from last 1 an half month.He was not at all loyal to me.Later he too accepted it all.That was the worse day of my life.Though i tried a lot but did not get a job & now on last day of college lost my all original certificates.And most importantly i lost my love,my trust ,that i always used think as my asset in my life.I broked up completely
Next day i had my train for my home town.I came back.There at home i had to go through many procedures of courts ,in order to issue my certificates again.But in my heart i was feeling everything will be fine.Exactly 4 days after incident i got a call from a person from berhampur(where my is college situated) that he got a file containing some certificates from a raod side dustbin.Those people took my bag and thrown that file containing certificates in dustbin.After getting his call i forget breathing for a while.Then 1 by 1 i asked him about all the certificates.I thanked him alot & at the same time remembered my guruji.Then he couriored me all my certificates.And i got my certificates back.That day i remembered GURUJI ,cried a lot and understood the reason which he wanted to show me.

This was a miracle for me.That good man returned my career to me.And i felt so guilty that i doubted guruji!!!!!. , i left believing on guruji for 1 boy who finally ditched me.If that day my bag had not being stolen ,i would have never came to know about his actual face.I must have being made fooled later also.It was all a miracle,loosing of bag ,then again getting it back.In this way GURUJI saw me the correct path,he took out me from unknown truth.He saved my life from becoming more painful.
In life we faces many problems,and many times we stop believing god,our guruji!! but guruji never leaves us.He 's always with us,holding our hands,showing us the right path.Now am happy and always feel GURUJI with me,around me.
ONCE GURUJI CAME INTO YOUR LIFE ,NOTHING WRONG CAN HAPPEN TO YOU………….JGD!!!

K C Chauhan said...

Dear One,
I like to share the experience of An IAS officer with all.
JaiGurudev !!
K C Chauhan
Art of Living Basic Course teacher
KORBA. CG
Journey from House Wife to an IAS Officer
JaiGurudev !!
My journey from house wife to an IAS officer is really full of ups & downs. During my tiring preparation i experience lots of frustrations,many times I thought to give up not only preparation of Civil Services but also my Life. But at the Crucial Pont of time my friend suggested to take 'Basic Course' of Art of Living .
Initially I took admission to Course as A causal nature .But at the end of course I changed in and out .At the end of course I realized that everybody has greater or Smaller problem in life and it be can be tackled. Guruji (Shri Shri Ravi Sankar Ji )at crucial point of time given me help .Our teacher in Basic Course told that henceforth your all problems were those of Gurujis.It is true that I experienced the thing in Dicto .Now Now Sudarsan Kriya has become indispensable part of Life .The Kriya has given the
experience that life is full of goodness and Joy and there is someone to take care.Now in future in position of authority I sincerely will try to promote this way as art to live life on mass basis.
Guruji has given the world the treasure of how to learn Art of Living. I wish everybody should pursue it and experience the beauty of Life. Ghodke Rashmi, IAS

Sandra Bhowmik said...

Every moment I live..every breath I take is by the Guru's grace; there are innumerable Guru stories in my life from the smallest desire being fulfilled to the most unexplainable event.
But here is a recent one.
Recently Guruji had sent a message asking everyone to be extra careful while travelling between the 24th-27th January saying that it was accident prone and so people should take utmost caution to travel. However what He did not add was that He is there like a protection shield around you.
What happened on this fateful day was..I started for home from office earlier than usual as we were having the first ever 'Yoga Jam' of London that evening.
As I came up to the pedestrian crossing I checked the road (remembering to be careful ); there were no cars coming so I started crossing at the zebra crossing…..few steps in the crossing I look to my left and I see a car coming emerging from the roundabout but I keep on walking expecting the car to stop as it is my Right of way (at least people follow rules in London or so i thought)..however in the next 5 seconds or so what happens is I see a strong glare of light out of the corner of my eyes I am lifted off my feet and thrown to the side the road. I would like to go in a slow motion over this sequence of event …the car came and hit me at 45 km/hr and the driver swerved to his left at the last moment(please read Guruji made him swerve at the last moment so that I did not have to take the full impact of the car) which caused only the right side of the car to hit my left side..the impact was so hard that I was lifted of my feet..however the amazing thing is when I fell on my stomach I fell so lightly as if it was a feather touch …as if I have been gently lifted and placed on the ground.
From the paramedics, to the doctor who checked me ( and I believe the guy who hit me) wondered how I did not break any bones after being hit so hard.
Everyone kept on repeating how lucky I was … who knows that better than me how lucky I am to have Guruji in my life who takes care of each and everything.
I had a bad bruise on my left leg but other than not a single scratch on my body ; there were lot of speculations about how lucky I was that hadn't the car hit me where it had..had it been 2 cm either side both my legs would have suffered broken bones.
However here I am jumping on both my legs and waiting to melt in the beloved gaze of my Guru.
Guruji I love you so much.
Jai Guru Dev

Swapnil Salunkhe said...

This incident dates back to two and half year, yes our Silver Jubilee Year. My wife was carrying our second child. The growth, movement of baby and health of the mother was excellent for initial three months. During a routine checkup post first three months, it was noticed that there is no weight gain in baby as well as mother. Doctors decided to wait for two more weeks and advised us for sonography.

After two weeks, we went for sonography in the morning and went to our gynecology doctor in the evening with the report. The mood and face of doctor turned yellow. He explained to us that the report is negative and there are serious problems. The head of baby has grown bigger; the movements have slowed down and told us that these are the indications of "Down Syndrome". This means the child would be mentally retired and can be a serious problem for the child and family if we allow the baby to born. To this my wife became seriously depressed & became stressful. Holding her hand with chanting of gentle Jai Gurudev I tried to assure her that nothing of this sort will happen.

Doctor advised us to go for Culture test on fluid inside uterus. This is said to be ultimate test to conform "down Syndrome". This procedure is complicated and may sometimes result in to abortion or injury to baby. With creating and assuring of HIS bliss my wife went for the test. It takes three weeks for the culture to develop. The three weeks were spent by my wife & our family as if those were three years. During this period I was assuring her to keep faith in HIM and Blessing the baby "Jai Gurudev" as many times as I could. I was very sure that everything would be fine and nothing can go wrong when Guruji is with us.

After three weeks we got call from hospital that the report is ready and we can collect the report, with heavy heart and loads of weight on our legs we went to collect the report. The first question my wife asked the doctor even when we were still to enter her cabin that "How is the report?" and happily she replied "everything is normal, consult your gynec doctor for further advice." On this my wife looked completely relived with reinstating strong faith in Guruji.


With the report we rushed to Gynec doctor, on seeing the report he got relived. Wished us all the best and continued with normal regular treatment. 17th August 2006 we became proud parents of healthy girl child. Her name is Jahanvi. Today she is quarter to three and recently joined the school to attend ply group. She enjoys satsang and all the AOL bhajans. I remember what Guruji once said, "Look backward with gratitude, upward confidence and forward with hope"

Rajoo said...

With a great zeal and spirit I went to meet Guruji in December 2003 from Dubai to German Ashram and alone in the passage of his Kutir, I saw him walking towards me and we met in the center of the passage.

"Khush ho na?" he asked while I touched his divine feet. Next day while everyone was waiting in the passage for him to come, I sat down again in the centre of passage for meditation! I noticed something and opened my eyes and he was standing and bending down for me to open my eyes! How can he neglect even one even if waiting for him with eyes closed!

When he called us to meet in his room, he swirled first chocolates in the air in his sweet fond style and I jumped and grabbed it! He looked at me with such a great amazement as if what a big task I've done. When I asked "Guruji your autograph?", pushing his photo forward, looking right into my eyes and signing "Sri Sri" on his left palm he said " I give autograph on the heart!" and I literally felt etching on my heart the way he signed on his palm.

This is the everlasting impression I carry on my heart.

So sweet!

Pooja said...

You know it's like whenever you see something beautiful you want to share it with the most intimate people around you. The beauty and depth I realized through Guruji in my life I wanted everyone in my house to feel it but Alas! My father had become so versed to it that he had started hating satsang, the word guru etc. I use to have a lot of long discussions with him on everything but he always use to tell me that "if there is any guru around, I will not go to him and he will have to come to me and show his presence to me." As he did his basic course but he didn't like Sudarshan Kriya and left doing it in a few days.

Once when I was leaving my home town for my studies I prayed to Guruji that when I meet my father next he should be a completely art of living person. I remember he came to see me off at the railway station and while waiving at him I was praying to Guruji that I wish my father to be absolutely drenched in Guru's love when I meet him next time. I was reading Yogasara Upanishad on my way to Delhi. I completed the book on my way, I remember it was something around 1 o'clock when I finished reading the book, I recall how blissful it was after reading such a deep knowledge which Guruji has portrayed so conveniently that it seeps in us within no time! After reading the book I kept my eyes closed for some time and I was praying to Guruji for everyone around me and again prayed for my father to be in this knowledge. I slept after that with a contented and peace filled heart.

Next day I got down at the railway station and got into a taxi which dropped me at IITD at 6.30am. As soon as I got inside my room my cell phone ranged and took the call and heard my father's voice from the other side and he said-"Pooja I am very sorry to speak such words for Guruji. While speaking his throat was fully chocked he was crying and was gasping too. I could really sense that he was speaking with a lot of gratitude for Guruji. He continued, "As I usually get up to do my pranayam at 5AM and thought of doing Kriya too. As I was doing my kriya just after the first round of my Kriya suddenly I could smell a lot of chandan (Sandalwood) and gulab (rose) fragrance around me and slowly the whole room was filled with it. And I could really feel his presence around me. He said he got up and checked, did somebody use any aroma inside the house but no, there was none. And the blissful smell stayed for some 50 mins inside his room as if he is bathing in the aroma 100%. He was crying and crying saying that Guruji is so kind that he himself came to answer my queries, he is so alert!! He was thanking Gurudev deeply and repeatedly saying that he will never doubt his presence. Guruji quenched his desire of meeting a guru which he was longing for with a authentication. And that is how I feel my prayer got answered. I could feel from the bottom of my heart that guru just takes over every confusion, misery, doubts from us with his presence around us, it's just that we need to be prayerful and to keep a profound faith in him.When I look back I think every moment of my life is Guruji's gift to me. Many times he has surprised me miraculously with his presence.

"There is no experience which equals the ecstasy of prayer. I feel if we can turn every helpless moment into a moment of prayer we will never experience anything unpleasant in our life. If we are intelligent enough to recognize the whisper from the infinity from then prayerful moments just happen for us."

Love and Prayers

Jayashree, USA said...

I started on this path in the beginning of 2009. I wanted to be in the presence of Guruji on Guru Poornima. Considering that I just did my advanced course with Guruji in March and also my work status wasn't quite stable, I thought of going to Chicago only for Guru Poornima. I still don't know how but I ended up signing up for Advanced Course(Perhaps my intense longing to be with Guruji). I booked my flight tickets as well. Only 2 days before the travel did I notice that I had booked tickets for the wrong date. I panicked and paid extra money to rebook my flight tickets.

On the day of travel, I was so excited and reached the airport. I was about to enter the security line and then realized that I didn't have my driver's id. I was in tears and asked my friend to pick me back from the airport. My friend asked me to check at the ticketing counter. The guy at the ticket counter asked me to talk to the security personnel. I was pulled aside and I showed them my insurance card, my credit card, bank card with photo etc. The security personnel was still not happy and asked me what else do I have. All through I was praying to Guruji, please I want to do the course and want to be in YOUR presence on Guru Poornima. I searched my handbag and pulled my checkbook out. The security personnel was happy with the checkbook and let me go through security clearance. The best part: I was about to leave the checkbook at home but in the last minute decided to take it with me. None of friends believed when I told them that I was allowed to travel without passport or ID. All I can say is "Guruji's grace". I had wonderful time in Guruji's presence and beautiful darshan on Guru Poornima morning. Within a week after my return, my project got stable and had a choice of 2 projects to choose from !!!

Radha is longing Krishna is love. Where there is longing there is love :)

Jai Gurudev!

Ravi Chugh, Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) said...

Jai Guru Dev,
My self & my whole family is an ardent follower of Guruji and we have full faith that Guruji is always with us and taking full care of ours.
In the month of October' 2010, my father who stays at Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) had developed cataract in both the eyes, but it was more prominent in the left eye. After the checkup at local hospital, the doctor told that the there are some spots on the retina. And there are chances of only 2-3% improvement in the vision after operation. Worryingly my father moved to another specialist, who also told the same thing. This made my father's worrying more intense and he was not able to sleep properly because of the worry that his vision will never be alright fully.
I kept on praying to guruji and doing my sadhna regularly. I also attended my 5th advance (part 2) course from 9th to 13thNovember with Gaurav Bhaiya at Rewari, near to Bhiwadi, where we stay. On 15th November my parents along with my Uncle reached Palampur Hospital where the operation was to be conducted. On checkup the doctors reconfirmed the spots at retina, adding to the worry of my father. I was regularly praying to guruji and assured my father to have the faith that Guruji will take care of everything and he will be alright.
Finally the operation was carried out on 17th November, and the bandage was to be removed the next day. Every one, including my father was praying for his well being to Guruji. On removal of the bandage on 18th when my father opened his eyes, he could see every thing clearly and the vision was 100%. I got this message and was overwhelmed with the grace of my master.
I feel so lucky that my master is with me always and taking care of everything in my life.

Srikanth Subramanian said...

It was before Shivaratri* Celebration 2009, when we were starting for celebration. With everything falling in place as always, the day long awaited arrived, but we failed to arrive at the station on time. The Kochuveli Express headed for Kollam* was off the platform when we were on the crowded over bridge at the Bangalore station.


Madhuri was having double thoughts now, if this was an indication for her to stay back in Bangalore; I decided that I had to go. Madhuri agreed to come till the bus point to see me off. I called up the travel agency, they declared that the last VOLVO would leave in 10 min; a long speech in Malayalam* could get that from 10 min to 15 min.


We hopped into an auto, with one ear already at the travel agency and a mind already at the next day's Sudarshan Kriya. But again, it was not to be. This time it was the bus that we saw waving the second bye of the day. I know Guruji does this to people whom HE absolutely loves. Half disappointed that my Malayalam did not pay off and also at the fact that I let the person along down, but with much more assurance that I will get a bus, I walk into another agency. I asked him for 2 seats and he said – "seat indu pakshe bus poyi" means "There are seats but the bus just left." And then came those words "orappanenkil bus nirutham" - If you really want we can ask the bus to wait.


I rushed to the ATM, literally pull out the money out of the machine, this was enough stimuli to get Madhuri as well to an even active state, she also hopped into the auto, a few minutes of gratitude, the throat choked, and there it was a black shiny VOLVO parked by the side, with just 2 seats free.


SANKALPA always always PAYS OFF. If your intentions are good and you just have to do all that you can, then Guruji will make sure the rest falls in place. And now every moment we know for sure that we are all taken care of. We got to Kollam even before our first miss train got there, we caught the final minutes of the mornings Kriya session. Got some great shots of Guruji and had 2 days of absolute BLISS.

M V Sekhar said...

I would like to share one of my recent personal experiences. This is about my green card which is pending for approval for a while, like most of other people. My application will not be considered for an approval in the near future, based on my application category and visa numbers availability. However there are some grim chances of having an upgrade of my visa application category, but chances are very little.

Very recently visa numbers are available for the just one above category to the my application category. My friends and some other known people applications are started getting cleared. My curiosity bumping up day by day and my expectations also started diminishing day by day. Ultimately ended up with a stress and I failed to apply the knowledge point of expectations kills joy.

Out of my stress, I made an inquiry about my case, which is not a recommended course action, because technically my application was filed in the different category. My attorney was trying from her side to port my case to the next level of category. In spite of all these uncertainties, I made that mistake by filing an inquiry and got a following response saying no visa numbers available for your application category. This information made it clear that my application category is not ported to the next category.

Having known the fact about my case status, I become dispassionate with a flavor of disappointment. And there were so many internal dialogs flashing inside my mind from all the directions like a high beam of neon flash beam bombarding and reflecting back with in a very enclosed transparent sphere. I lost my present moment and not focused on what I am doing. And at this moment idea flashed to apply some knowledge and wisdom to get over it, then who else is the wisdom hub. Started reading a small book that I borrowed from Nirupama with an intention to find some knowledge points and apply. I find surrender is the way to step out of dilemma.

I wanted to surrender Now next question is how to do surrender? Based on some points here and there in this book about the surrender and some close relative points. What I understood is

1. Do whatever you can do, with in your ability of 100%
2. Surrender actions and inactions and get free out of it
3. Measure stick for the quality surrender: If you are not happy with your present moment, surrender didn't happen completely 100%. (This is my interpretation based my understanding)

I started gauging my completeness of surrender by present moment happiness. So I wasn't happy with the that moment, therefore I am not surrender. Finally while I was on the flight back to Home closed my eyes for three minutes and contemplated my mind to surrender my worry for three minutes. It was so deep and intense that I totally forget about it and had a cup of coffee in the flight and soda. Happily returned home and opened internet browser to check US Open tennis game score but happened to see my email and got a email from USCIS saying that my green card is approved

Act of surrender worked out and just said Jai Gurudev and lived my moments for sometime in astonishment and wonder.

The idea of this email not to present miracles but to emphasize the significance of knowledge and wisdom and how powerful it is to manage our day to day issues and some chronic problems. we are so fortunate to have such a wonderful Guruji to make our every moment as a celebration and happy.

I don't know how to close this subject, again I am surrendering conclusion.

Jai Gurudev

Sidhharth Jain said...

I had a wonderful experience today and also learned a very important lesson.

It all started after I did my 3rd Advance course with Rishi Nityapragya few days back. I was mesmerized by the kind of knowledge that he imparted, especially OFS. It made a direct connection with the Guru. And then I was also a part of the Rishi Ji's 4 day event called the Gyan Ganga. Hmm.. So now the interesting part, Guruji just landed in Delhi today at 1:30 P.M. I stay little far from the place where He was going to stay, and so doubts about the distance that I have to travel started coming up in my mind. Also, I had my MBA classes from 3, so was feeling a little apprehensive about missing that. While all these 'kuturka' (wrong logic) thoughts were going in my mind, I suddenly became aware, and surrendered these thoughts to Guruji. Once Bawa had said that if you choose Guruji over anything else then everything will fall into place automatically. I decided to pay heed to that advice and left :)

So now I reached Vasant Vihar, and it was really hot. There were few hundred people inside the house, and I was happy to see the fewer crowds! But lo! After a short while the number just increased and increased. We were all busy doing satsang, and then the lights went off. The temperature seemed to have increased further. People started praying to Guruji for a nice weather and the thing that I am going to tell you guys is simply unbelievable. Just before Guruji was stated to come the weather suddenly changed, and it started drizzling. Clouds seem to have covered us as an answer to our prayer and the entire weather had changed. Things were fine, but as soon as Guruji entered there was total chaos. I was standing outside the room and was not at all feverish to meet Him. I had decided to give Him total freedom today, to meet whoever He wants to.

SO I didn't mind when He didn't look at me when I was standing at the entrance when He arrived. I was patient yet firm in my mind, that He will definitely meet me, If He wants to. Guruji entered the room where 50 or so devotees were seated. The room was very small, and there was no light : ) But outside it was raining heavily, and the rain Gods of Delhi, were all welcoming Him : ) With a longing in my heart to meet me, and yes no feverishness I also entered the room. Soon hundreds of people stormed that small room, and people were falling on top of each other. I also happened to step on few people, and the situation was really bad. I totally surrendered that situation to Guruji as well.

Few minutes later after total chaos, I suddenly find myself in front of the Master. He was meeting people personally. I was completely awed by His presence, had no words to tell Him.

The only word that I could utter was "Thanks", to which He sweetly said "Jai Gurudeva" and handed me a box of prasad.

I was shocked to see the contents of the prasad, it had proper lunch and amazingly I was thinking of skipping my lunch as I was going to meet Him. He took care of it. And yes, talking about my MBA classes our Angel made sure that I reach the classes on time. In spite of so much chaos, heavy rains I was able to make it to my MBA class at 3 PM! All His grace.

Just have an intention to meet Him, and you will definitely. There's really no one between you and Him except your ego and small mind :)

Jaigurudev!

Anonymous said...

One of the teachers passed this along ...

"One afternoon in Bali, Guruji picked on this girl amidst 700 peop le doing the course and asked her to meet Him later. It turned out, that girl was planning to commit suicide right after the course (she was forced to sit through it). Guruji "tried" cajoling her to change her stupid thinking and when nothing worked.....His voice became stern!

HE said "do you know how many times have you been on this planet.....18 times as a donkey...14 times as a dog....do you know how precious is this human birth haaan....and in this birth you get to see ME...do you even realize this is such a BIG blessing.... you get to sit in My satsang and it's only because of MY GRACE!" Nothing moved after that....the air was still and the room went beyond the realm of time and space!

I sat there in one corner with goose bumps all over my body and tears in my eyes! I realized we haven't chosen this path..... this path has chosen us!
With all my innocence and love, I bow down to the Master of the Universe!!!

Jaigurudev

Deepak Kumar said...

My friends, every moment I feel the grace of Guruji! There are innumerable experiences and incidents. But in a very brief I'll tell how he is always present in my life and changed me. I met Guruji for the first time at the Bangalore ashram in September ' 06 during my first advance course just one month after my first basic course. At that time I didn't know much about Guruji or Art of Living and whatever I had heard about Him and Art of Living I didn't care for.

HE came to meet us during the course. And For the first time when I saw HIM, I told my friend that though I don't know who HE is and what HE is for but one thing is sure that I am with HIM ineverything in every way and I am are going to have a long long relationship with HIM and Art of Living. My friend told me why you are saying like this and I said, "This is what I feel after seeing HIM".This is how our relationship began.

Before meeting HIM, other than my parents and the unknown almighty divine there was no one in my life who can be revered or worshipped. There was never ever anyone in my life that I can emulate or see as an example to follow. In every kind of heroes or personalities I have always found something or the other lacking. And for me Krishna, Rama, Hanumana were just a Myth. It is only after meeting HIM that I knew the unknown Almighty Divine and Lord Krishna, Lord Ram, Lord Hanuman became a reality for me. This is strange but true.

During the course we were asked to surrender all our wishes and worries to HIM. I prayed to HIM, "Guruji, I have lost my Great Beloved parents and if you are with me now then I should never feel their absence". And I'll say Guruji has fulfilled my wish more than 100%. My well being in every way whether it's emotional, financial or anything is very well taken care of. In the very same way HE also keeps me happy by fulfilling my wishes even if they are silly, petty or naughty. And sometime in a way more than my Beloved parents would have done for me. I feel that relation with HIM is relation above all relations. Naturally the prayerfulness and gratefulness fills my heart and I sing

गुरु मात पिता, गुरु बंधु सखा
तेरे चरणों में स्वामी मेरे कोटि प्रणाम
कोटि कोटि प्रणाम

With Love

M.Gopalakrishnan, Web Seva Team. said...

I am A Sundararajan, a retired Officer of the Public Health Department residing in Kovaipudur area of Coimbatore. During February, 1992, I suffered a heart attack and was in the intensive care unit of a leading hospital in Coimbatore, for more than 12 days. After the clinical Angiogram it was diagnosed that there were two blocks in my heart one in the left anterior descending artery which was 100%, leading to the dysfunction in my left ventricle. The right coronary artery was also blocked to an extent of 75% and because of this pumping of blood was just 35%. By-pass surgery was ruled out as the problem was at the origin of the LAD artery. The doctors also ruled out any other surgical correction for this disorder and advised me to take rest and just pray to god. I was also given an inkling that my days are just to be numbered. This was a major blow to me and my family.

It was absolutely a divine blessing that came my way in the form of an Art of Living Basic Course. In June 1992, I did the course at Coimbatore and within a few weeks, began to feel some recuperation happening in me. Gradually I was able to feel at ease and return back to my normal routine work. Within two months, I attended an Advance Meditation Course at the Bangalore Ashram with Guruji guiding us throughout the course. After the course Guruji blessed me and said all my problems will be over and exactly the miracle happened in my life. With his blessings I was able to get back to my work and retire from it gracefully at the age of 58 (normal retirement age). There was rapid progress in my health and I became an active member of the Art of Living Family of Coimbatore and completely stopped thinking about my ailment.

Recently, when I went for a Health check-up there was no trace of the blocks. It is so astounding to feel and experience the divine grace. I am indeed very fortunate to have experienced the efficacy of this amazing knowledge. Now, every day , I travel by two wheeler a minimum distance of 40-50 km, as part of seva commitments and celebrating life by being part of this great Art of Living Family. I am grateful to Guruji, for not only extending my life on this earth but also making it purposeful and significant.

Jaigurudev.
A.Sundararajan- Kovaipudur, Coimbatore.

Sri. Kovaipudur Sundararajan is one of the three District Development Committee Members for Coimbatore and has totally involved himself in the Art of Living Activities for the past 14 Years. His profound devotion to Guruji and this wonderful knowledge has enabled him to reach out Art of Living awareness in this region. He is a great source of inspiration for others.

Kishore said...

It was early November when Guruji had come to Vrindavan to inaugurate an Ashram there. Like many other Guru-chasers, we decided to drive down from Delhi to have Guruji's 'darshan' there. We reached Mathura/ Vrindavan in the morning and the day that was to unfold brought us face-to-face with many miracles. Here I shall recount only one of them.
After being able to meet Guruji in person and having attended a Satsang with him, we started back for Delhi in the evening. I was driving a Maruti 800 and there were four of us in the car and we were doing a decent speed on the Mathura-Delhi highway as it was not too crowded at that time of the day.

We were about half-an-hour on the road when I was overtaking a huge trailer-truck, the type that are generally used to transport new cars from one city to another. The trailer-truck must have been about 40 feet long and I was half-way through overtaking it from the right when the driver of the truck suddenly started to move into my lane on the right.
Our tiny Maruti had nowhere to go, squeezed between the divider and the huge trailer. I braked desperately hoping that trailer will pass me before moving into my lane. That was not to be. We could only watch helplessly as the huge metal side-wall of the trailer moved closer and closer till there was a huge noise of metallic banging and scraping.

At the driving wheel, I could do nothing but wait for the moment when our tiny car would be toppled over the divider into the traffic on the opposite lane. Suddenly, there was silence as the huge trailer pulled away into the distance and we were sitting in the stationary car. I looked back – everybody was at least unhurt. I tried the ignition key, hoping against hope, while mentally trying to work out how to get help to tow the damaged car. Surprisingly the car moved smoothly and I could pull it up on the side of the road for an inspection of the extent of damage.

I did not have the heart to look at it and let my wife get down and see it from outside. She walked from back-to-front and front-to-back twice in utter surprise as we sat inside waiting for her verdict. "Not a scratch" that was what she could report.

By that time, even without talking to each other, we knew exactly who did this miracle. We all felt so blessed and peaceful at our heart that, a little later, when I overtook the same trailer-truck, I did not feel any grudge against the driver and did not even give him a glare.

A few kilometers ahead we stopped at a road-toll plaza where quite a few other cars were already waiting to go through. In one of them was Guruji - he was also travelling to Delhi to attend a Satsang at Chhattarpur! His car must have been a little distance behind us when we had our "accident"!

Dinesh said...

Guruji: You know what happened when we were coming to Surat* from Mumbai in train for Mahasatsang. There were two ladies in the same train as we. They were longing to meet me.. They couldn't meet me in Mumbai and thought it would be almost impossible to meet in Surat.

Few devotees were scheduled to meet me at Valsad station. Before we could finish the train started. Me and Rishi Nityapragya ji (Nitin Bhaiya) ran and jumped into one of the bogies. It was a ladies coach [Huge laughter]. The two ladies were sitting in the same bogie. They started crying like anything after seeing me. Then I sat with them for half an hour and spoke to them. Longing always increases but never gets completed. Love increases but never completes. During my agyatwas*, I asked our driver, to drive the car in some remote village. I asked him to take left and right, here and there. Then I asked him to stop in front of a small house. It was a farmer's house. Once I entered the house, everybody saw me. The whole family was so happy to see me. The farmer said he wanted to see me since such a long time but never knew how to reach me. Then I also visited a few farmers near by, they also wanted to meet me since long but would never get a chance due to their duties and work. I spent some time talking to them. They all became very happy. So you never know when I'll go where. I can come anywhere, anytime.

"So better keep your house neat and clean."

Jai Gurudev!

* Surat largest city in western India and second largest in the state of Gujarat. Surat is mentioned in the historical epic, the Mahabharata when Lord Krishna stopped there en route from Mathura to Dwarka.

*Agyatwas is living in unknown place। It's a common practice by spiritual Masters & seekers for rigorous spiritual practices.

M.Gopalakrishnan said...

Some time back an Art of Living devotee came to me with his astounding healing experience, which I wish to share with you all.
Sri. P.Subramaniam aged 28 years, working in a small-scale engineering Unit. He earns a measly income just sufficient for him and his parents to make ends meet. The nature of the industry in which he is working is unpredictable and there are times when he has to strain himself for long hours to earn adequately to survive, thus resulting in the wear and tear of his health.
About a year and half ago he had persistent fever, body pain and had difficulty in eating and was diagnosed for Testicular Embryonal Carcinoma, a malignant germ cell tumor that occurs mostly in the testes. This type of tumor (cancerous) grows rapidly and spreads to the lungs and liver. He underwent Orchidectomy; an operation to remove the testicle and this was done to slow down the growth and spreading of prostate cancer. After the treatment, he somehow managed to carry on. After about a year, that is during April, 2004, he developed similar symptoms of fever, chest discomfort, multiple swelling in the neck and sleeplessness. He was admitted in a local hospital and on diagnosis it was found to be Testicular Tumor and Lymph Node Metastasis a type of cancer spreading through the blood. He was given chemotherapy first on 20.4.2004 and second on 7.5.2004 and third on 31.5.2004.
For the fourth chemotherapy he did not have sufficient money and therefore he approached Sri. M.Sendhilkumar, an Industrialist and a very devoted volunteer of AOL Coimbatore. Sri.Sendhilkumar not only helped him but also put him in the AOL Part I Course.
He joined the course on 14.6.2004 and on 17th after the first Sudarshan Kriya he experienced shocks and acute pain in the body and was disinclined to go to the course on the subsequent day, but with divine grace prevailing, he did the second Sudarshan Kriya which made him feel relaxed, energized and joyful. As he felt free from all the fears that were tormenting him, he wanted to shout and proclaim his happiness. It was a kind of rebirth for him and after so many months that night he slept very well. With Gurudev's blessings he experienced deep rest.
Within a week after completion of the course, he took a haemogram test and the results were encouraging. The Doctor asked him to come back after a month and he had another haemogram test on 19.7.2004, which showed vast improvement, and he had become normal. This was further confirmed with another haemogram test on 21.09.2004 and finally he was back to his work with an added smile on his face.
Normally the side effects of chemotherapy are frightening as it leads to loss of hair in the scalp and in other parts of the body. It creates anemia and the patient gets tired easily, there could be difficulty in breathing and overall pain in the body. In the case of Sri.Subramaniam, he was indeed fortunate that his doing the sadhanas regularly two times a day eliminated the side effects. He does not feel tired at all and works with full enthusiasm and last but not the least the hair in his scalp is growing very fast and this is certainly a sign of his returning back to normalcy. He is confident that only because of the AOL Course he has been able to overcome the dreaded disease called cancer and is willing for any scientific study on his amazing healing experience.
While I was listening to the miracle I could feel tears rolling out of my eyes. Gurudev has saved the life of the sole breadwinner of a family. Along with Sri.Subramaniam and his family I am also grateful to my Divine Master for strengthening my confidence in Him.

Jaigurudev

Uma Ammagari said...

Dear All,

Couple of months after he took the ART Excel, Anshul Samar who was only 11yr then, called me one day to ask, What is the purpose of Life ?

Never before did I hear that question so sincere from such a young one. and his purpose already unfolding at 13yr. Anshul is the 13yr old CEO who launched his company
along with his sister Shailee (11yr) & 2 other friends.

Yes, You read it right ...
read about their company at http://www.elementeo.com/aboutthecreator
and their Success Story at ...
http://venturebeat.com/2007/05/19/elementeos-13-year-old-ceo-highlight-of-tiecon

Anshul & Shailee are one of the most dedicated of the ART Excel kids, I have seen them move with faith keeping the practices with them through so many situations
in the last 2years.

Our kids are indeed blessed to blossom in Guru ji's grace.
And it is wonderful to see them grow up with truly All Round Excellence in Life ...
Our Best wishes to the Samar Family. Vipin & Pratibha have been the incredible support & guiding force in making choices as Parents for these kids.

Below is a poem I would like to share that Anshul wrote for Guru ji and sent as Christmas Gift to me.

In Every Breath
Anshul Samar, 7th grade, 25th December 06

Always besides me
Right there
Next to me
Embracing me, bringing me
Close to his heart
Picking me up
Holding me
And walking me
Through the
Sadness of my life
Making every moment
Of my life
Full of essence, peace
Love, joy
And Gratitude
Giving unconditional love
To each one of my cells
And with a smile
Lifting my soul
Letting it fly
Always teaching me
The true meaning
Of Life, the true meaning
Of Love, and the true meaning
Of Bliss
Opening a whole
New world for me
And showing me
Happiness and joy
Beyond measure
The one whose presence
I can feel
In every moment
In every heartbeat
And in every breath
My GURUDEV!!!

Reshma Kurup said...

I have read and heard a lot about miracles happening in the part-1 course. I myself experienced the greatest miracle of inner transformation and drastic changes that happens in life since the days I did my part-1 course. But I did never witness a miracle right before my own eyes before 22nd of March 2007. Something happened just before my eyes, which was another instance of His amazing grace.

It was my third course as a teacher. There were 24 people including the assistants at the community hall of the Sree Ayyappa Temple, HAL, Bangalore. There was one participant, who met with a motor bike accident some days before the course. His name is Shyam. He works for TCS at Bangalore. On day one, he could not reach the course venue of his own. He was very badly injured. One of our volunteers, Rahul had driven to his house and brought him for the course. He was really injured. I could find a lot of scratches, wounds and cuts on his body, especially on his hands and legs. Even there were wounds on his palms! He could not even hold a pen. Our volunteer was writing for him.

Throughout the sessions he was sitting on the chair. I could see the pain in his eyes. He had severe headache too as an effect of the accident. He could not do anything properly, neither pranayams, nor bhastrika. Even ujjayi breath created headache for him.

Next day I was a bit confused; whether to allow him do kriya or not. He was having problems with his eyes too. Anyway, finally I decided to allow him to do kriya. He was pressing his head, forehead and showing signs of pain during Kriya. Towards the end of the kriya, he became unconscious and fell down from the chair. But surprisingly, I was not at all worried. I allowed him to lay there. He told about severe pain after the kriya, while sharing the experience.

On the second day also same things repeated. He was showing signs of pain. He could not breath the fast cycles. I just advised him to relax for sometime. Still he was giving his 100%.

On third day, when he came for the course, his eyes were sparkling . could do Pranayams, Bhastrika and what not.. He came to me, shown his hands and told. "I don't have any pain now!! It's gone. I am not even using medicine. I came on my bike driving. Even there is no pain on the palms." His eyes were sparkling with wonder. He said "I have a slight pain on my knee. that's all. It's amazing!!". Still I could see the red color of flesh; but he had no pain. I just looked at the photograph of my master. I had no words to utter.

He became a different person. On Saturday the session was at 04:00PM. He told me on Friday, that he could not come for the session, for he had to attend the first "call" of his career. But he was there on Saturday, sharp at 04:00 PM. He told. "I don't know how. The call got postponed.."

On Sunday we conducted the sessions at Sumeru Mandap at Ashram. I could not believe my eyes. He was running, jumping dancing..like a kid... Even he fell down on the floor during one of the games. But according to him, there was no pain in his body. He shared his experience. "What shall I tell? It's visible before you. I came here in such a condition that I could not move, I could not sit properly.

My body was aching so much. Now there is no pain at all. Now I will come for the next course also (to assist)." I asked the crowd. "Did you know that your breath could heal you?" Nobody opened mouth. They nodded their heads. Shyam told, "YES." "with grace of the master."

Deepan Mukherjee said...

For quite some time I wanted to share my experiences being in The Art of Living with all of you. Finally I'm penning it down. It all started in Korba, Chattisgarh way back in 1998. Their was a sudden craze among all people in our township regarding a "Course", somehow Ma & Baba also got going with it. And then the sun started coming out from west from the next day. The first time ever in Mukherjee family's history we were having Bhath (Boiled Rice) & Aloo gobhi (Potato & Cauliflower preparation instead of the trademark Kosha Mangsoh (Bengali Red meat preparation) a Sunday lunch duh !!!!

But who knew that this was just the glimpse of what was about to pop up. Many sort weird/ scary sounds started coming out with mantra chanting and om chanting from their room every morning. And within a weeks time my lovely scenery picture in living room got changed by a life size frame of a "dadhi waale baba ji's pic" (Can't translate that) and on top of it every morning the torture session gets started with the stereo playing bhajans at the top of its voice. Man only I know how I survived through that tough changing times at home.

I used to be a Bronchial asthmatic patient (It was a heredity disease from my mothers side). I had 44% lung blockages, every now and then I needed to get hospitalized. My best friend used to be my bunch of inhalers, puffs & tablets. I didn't even used to talk free flow forget about singing. When my parents came to know that AOL even has courses for kids, they got me enrolled into Art Excel. But due to some rifts with my classmates I got an attack on Saturday (2nd last day of the course) in school and needed to get directly hospitalized from there resulting me not being able to complete the course. But my teacher Priyajit Raju sir told me that I can repeat it next time and that's what I did. After practicing the ha ha hu hu (miniature version of the Sudarshan Kriya) for about 3 months I started coughing out like anything.

By the end of 4th month my coughs color got changed into pinkish-red and by 6month it turned to black. Even though it scared the hell out of me, my teacher told me to continue with it and said," It's the toxins your body has accumulated over the years, let it flush out". My doctor said," I don't know what sort of treatment you are availing outside my knowledge, but whatsoever it is, its doing wonder for you and showing drastic change on your body".

My doctor's & my teacher's words came true. By the end of 7th month of doing the course I was completely free of Asthma and my stamina was turbo boosted. The very same year I represented my state in National Swimming Championship and even won the Gold medal in 100 m sprint race. Breast stroke setting a new record.

I think it must have been the good karma of me & my relatives in my last birth that have made me eligible for His blessings in this lifetime or its just that He wanted me to get offloaded so as I can as a better instrument. Whatsoever it is all I can say is :-

इतना मधिर इतना मधुर, तेरा मेरा प्यार
लेना होगा जनम हमें कई कई बार !!!!

CA.Saurav Agarwal said...

Jai Gurudev,
It was the 8th of January, 2012 when Guruji had come to Kolkata for “Anand Dhara – An evening of music, medidation and knowledge”. Fortunately, it was my birthday too. Just the day before, my dad, my mum, my wife and me were casually discussing on attending the same. However, nothing concrete built up. The other day we were all set, with the car waiting outside our home to travel to Kolkata accompanied by a convoy of several other cars travelling from Durgapur, Asansol, Raniganj, Panagarh, Burdwan and several other accompanying towns. All throughout our journey we were all expecting to meet Guruji in person and take his blessings as my Chartered Accountant Final Examination results were going to be declared in the next ten days and we were sure that if he gave a signal I would surely clear the exams. However, when we reached Domurjala Stadium, I lost all hopes after seeing the crowd but I was happy that I could see him in person. I bowed to him and prayed to him. When the satsang got over, Guruji vanished all of a sudden from the stage and so did my hope of getting his blessings. My dad and his friend then suddenly struck up a plan of meeting Guruji at the place where he was staying in Kolkata but told the rest of the family to return as taking so many people won’t be possible. Suddenly, a mind change took place in my dad and he re-decided to take us all along especially me so that I could have his blessings both for my birthday and my results. When we reached that place, it was a residential complex and a small program was organized for Guruji. Here the distance between Guruji and me was lesser than that at the stadium. When Guruji came on to the stage, someone said that it was his b’day and Guruji gave him a garland kept by his side. Another person said the same thing and Guruji just said him “Happy B’day”. I am of a very shy nature so I didn’t go ahead to say the same thing but my dad insisted. I went closer to the stage with my heart palpitating very fast. When Guruji finished his speech, I said “ Guruji, it’s my b’day today”. He too greeted me “Happy B’day”. My wife was sitting at the back. At that moment she heard someone whispering about me that “He thinks that Guruji will give him a garland…..what a nerd?”. She felt really bad and all throughout this trip the only thing that she was saying to Guruji was that “If you want me to further firm my belief in you then you will have to show me that your divinity exists. You will have to bless my husband and show by doing something that you can hear me”. And the very next moment Guruji took out a camphor garland from his neck and threw it towards me. The moment I caught it, I felt the divinity pass through my body and I was sure that this year is going to be the best year for me and I will surely pass the exams. I am very thankful to my dad for being Guruji’s instrument in taking me closer to Guruji to receive his blessings.
I have treasured the very same camphor garland in my locker.Today, by the grace of Guruji, I am a proud Chartered Accountant and both me and wife never get tired thinking, thanking and talking about Guruji, his grace, his divinity and his miracles.

JAI GURUDEV !!!!

Arihant Verma said...

There was a the photograph of a person , unknown to me when i was a kid .Reminiscence as it catches me, once , when i was small , my parents were into some sort of hindu ritual, in which married couple go round around a fire lit , 7 times , again. In complete despair i asked my grandma- "where i'd live when they get married!" . She , at once bursted into laughter , along with the priest and my parents. When that ceremony was over i heard something like 'gurudev' . I thought i overheard from some last chanting , the priest was performing. I realized in an instant it wasn't! . Today i get it! 'twas Jai Guru Dev! , That pic is the one I first cited in my mum's 'An intimate note to the sincere seeker', Volume no. of which has faded. I did Art Excel when i was in 4th grade. Bad on my part i don't remember guru ma's name with which i had an awesome time playing games(that was all i could think of then!). Yeah i regularly did Kriya for some time , then didn't.., But meanwhile i enjoyed going to my pa's friend's house for Satsang every sunday evening , where i figured out i could sing pretty well. After that knowledge i had a routine of learning a new bhajan every week and sing it with all those melodious instruments around. Same time around , during winters , we went Rishikesh from Solan , backing up Guruji's scorpio. Having had his blessings in person(cuz even without him being in person , his presence is all around us , every jgd knows that!), me and my sister sighted guru ma and shocked her up in surprise to tough her feet with hand's crossed( as we were taught) , when she smiled all we could do was grin , and nod in yes to all the thing's she'd ask ; till our parents came to wish her. I 'm still able to 'see' that crowd , all smiling faces, listening to Guruji with 100% nods on his asking them-" are u all with me , listening to me?" and then continuing along with time. After 2 yrs i stopped doing kriya , because of no apt influence in home , Pa did his sudarshan kriya , when? even ma couldn't tell ,but he did. Ma did regularly in the evening , but all that she kept complaining about, i didn't see any improvement in her, till i got, it was it which kept her loving everybody, still she restricts and grudges about many things , but her love for others , her deeds overpasses all. Here, right now , i 'm listening to frederic buchet , thanking guruji for bringing that Jgd presence in every nook and corner of my house , my home again...m not grateful , bacause sri sri says if u r grateful u don't belong to me, i thank him superficially , i love him by heart..Mom has had 6 guruji's 'darshan in person' , as she vehemently exclaims . All time she had been proudly telling everybody , how every single time she got a blessing hand on head , every time she met him; until this time instant in Chandigarh , few days back..Mom says they were not letting them in . All gates were sealed , where Guruji were staying. My uncle , being a volunteer , was in for quite a while. Seeing this , even aunt was furious and called him...to get'em in!! He didn't answer ... and both got excitingly furious! Then this happenstance had to dive in..much to delight of everybody at first , really ;to only few...after. Somebody called for 'anu' to get in(my aunt's name!). As expected, there was an eternal line of ma's named 'anu' . Being in front both my mom and buaji got in a rush! When Guruji were about to leave, mum got out with everybody and hoped to get that quintessential blessing again. To her astounding instant catcher , Guruji stepped ahead without noticing. Just when mom was about to turn... Guruji came back with big smile on his face , as ever, put his hand on mom's head and said -"Jeete raho" . And mom had a sigh of joy!

Priya Natarajan said...

This happened last year at around the same time. Guruji was at Trivandrum, kerala to conduct a Dhyan shibir. I was eager to meet Guruji at the venue which was decided for the Dhyan shibir. Evening the dhyan shibir with the performance of the kathakali dancers was going to be held. Morning at around 8 am I got the news that Guruji was going to come to our center directly from Kochi which is around three and a half hours drive from our center. We all were very elated that he was going to come. I do not know the reason why he had decided to come but we were all very happy and we decided to wait for his arrival at our center. Our center is quite small with around 100 odd abhyasis.We usually have follow-ups on Sundays in the mornings when we get together.

All of us decided to decorate the hall where Master was going to come. At around 12.30 pm we received the news that our Guruji was on his way. At around 1.10 pm the car that was driven by one of his disciples halted at our center gate. All of us welcomed Guruji with garlands. Guruji took the steps and came up on the second floor of the building where we had collected to meet him. We shouted “ Jai gurudev”.Guruji came into our hall, blessed all of us and accepted the gifts that we had bought for him and then he walked away.He couldn’t stay more. We don’t blame Guruji for not waiting for some more time. He had a tight schedule that day. We let him go.Guruji alighted the car and drove away. There was a sea of silence after that. We all prayed for guruji’s health and happiness and went our ways only to be prepared for the grand evening.

At Guruji’s Lotus feet,

Anonymous said...

Heart Palpitation problem : Before my Renal transplant , I developed Heart palpitation issue due to kidney failure.I was told to undergo a Heart procedure after transplant. I got the transplant done on 27th May 2010. After 4 months of my transplant, I started doing my Home Sudarshan Kriya again. Now I am on very high doses of steroids and Immunosuppressant drugs which minimizes the body immune system. I went to Heart specialist in Jan 2011 and all Tests were done. Again I was asked to do Heart Procedure. I had very strong faith in my Guruji and prayed him to help me. I kept doing my Meditation and SKY and I decided not to go for procedure. I started tappering my palpitation medicines with another doctor consultation who wanted to help me without any procedure. It worked, slowly and steadily by Oct 2011, Palpitation problem vanished, and I am on minimum doses which also is not needed.
Uterus problem N Cervical ulcer : During this phase only, because of steroids consumption, I developed Cervix Ulcer and uterus excess fluid issue followed by cyst in right ovary .This happened around March 2011.My short Kriya saved me here also. If I wouldn’t have been doing my short Kriya, this problem would have been more critical. Now, here hormonal tablets can help for normal patient. But for me on steroids and immunosuppraesant drugs, this would have given another stroke as concluded by Haematologist and Neurologist. So, again no medicines can be given and asked for removal of uterus in worst case and also cervix freezing process. Now once again I got a message from my ART of Living teacher to start Long Kriya, weekly followups. I understood that this is Guruji's message and I started my weekly Long kriya along with daily home kriya and within 3 months , I came out of it. In my July 2010 reports. My strong faith in Guruji saved me.
Jai Gurudev

Neetu ARORA said...

Me and my husband and my best friend planned holidays in Goa in mid of December and I got permission from my office rather its very difficult to get leave. I have asked to my boss that we got a package from my friend and I wanted to go Goa with them. I did not hide any that I have told him the truth. That time my boss was in hospital to meet his relative so I was feeling scared that he may say NO . But I have spoken him and before that I prayed to GURUJI and explained him. I got reply " YES YOU MAY GO AND ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAYS " it was very shocking I have asked him again he said yes of course you need a break so enjoy it. I was veryyyy happy and gave this news to my husband and friends they were happy that now we can planned our holidays. We have started shopping ..and waiting on 17th December then all of sudden on 11th December before one week left to Goa I fell down very badly at home floor and my left hand wrist bone was been fractured and got plaster for 60 days. My family friend and boss thought that now it very difficult for her to go Goa but I went Goa and enjoyed a lot since it was my left hand so I have managed. I Goa who so ever saw me got shocked to see me how can I come Goa with this condition ... with grace of GURUJI every got possible even I have enjoyed sooo much . I feel Guru Krapa so that I have went Goa and joined office as well ans still I have plastered and typing with one hand.

neither my trip has suffered nor my office so that you GURUJI for everything. Love you a lot :)

JGD !!!

Tushar Kanty Bhattacharyya said...

NOTHING STANDS BEFORE HIS WILL

I was at Bengaluru Ashram for Shivaratri 2012 AMC (advance meditation course). The Shivaratri celebrations were filled with such bliss and ecstasy as I have never experienced before.
Shivaratri fell on the 20th which also happened to be the day our course ended. I was to leave early morning on the 21st as I had a flight to catch at 9:10 AM and the Bengaluru Airport is about an hour and a half drive from Ashram. It was during the course only that Guruji decided to perform Rudra Homa early morning on the 21st. I was a bit sad and prayed to Guruji to start the Homa as early as possible so that I could at least have a glimpse of it before leaving. The start time of the Homa was sometimes displayed on the screen as 6AM and then one day it was shown as 6:30 AM. Now, I felt there was no way I could attend the Homa but consoled myself saying that regardless of my physical presence there, Guruji would be performing the Homa for all his devotees.
However, as luck would have it (or rather Guru Grace :)), by the end of 20th night's Rudrabhishekam and Mahasatsang, it was announced that the Homa would start by 5:30 AM. I was so glad that at least now I would be able to have a few glimpses before leaving.
On 21st morning, I arrived at the Yagnashala (where homa was to be held) with bag and baggage at 5 AM and did “Om Namah Shivaya” chanting and Sudarshan Kriya. I could hear the chantings start while I was still in meditation. When I opened my eyes after sometime, I saw Guruji sitting right in front. A message then arrived on my mobile phone. I checked the message and to my utter surprise and joy, found that my flight had been delayed and would now leave at 10:35 AM. I was so happy. I just bowed down to the Master. I could finally attend the Homa fully. Tears of gratitude rolled down my eyes when Guruji waved to everyone, giving blessings at the end of the Homa.
Once you have come to the Master, know that you are completely taken care of... His love for you is infinite... :) :)

Jai Gurudev

Priyanka Sardana said...

A 6DAY PROGRAMME CHANGED MY VISION.I did basic crs in sept 2008.just after the course i got the chance to live knowledge practically.just after the nxt day of crs i fell from terrace and as i fell instead of weeping i was smiling and getting the knowledge point in my mind 'wah kya dukh hai'.Everybody around me was amazed and shocked to see my happiness at this moment.Then we rushed to hospital.i had got #in ankle.i was plastered for 4o days.i felt it as grace of gurudev for me to practice sudarshankriya for 4odays.During these 4odays i witnessed presence of guruin my lyf.I witnessed that i am not this body.Pain and suffering are to body not to me.i got these precious moments wid grace of gurudev.if guruji wouldnt have been these days wouldnt have been of such happiness.

Shubhi Gupta said...

I never did any kind of course with Art of Living but my would be in-laws are true followers of him. So, to make them happy I finally decided to go ahead and at least have a glimpse of Guruji. I read in the newspaper that he is coming near to my home.

I was very troubled as my engagement is going under lot of troubles. It was Friday 24th Feb., 2012 when Guruji was supposed to come at Rohini. The whole day I was busy with work and my fiancée was fighting with me like mad. He is really short tempered and slightest of the mistake makes him loose his temper.

The whole day I was upset and almost forgot about Guruji. It was like 9:30 in the night that I saw the advertisement again and I felt bad as I just wanted to have his glimpse and never got that too and since it was too late dad won't have allowed me to go out. I cried from within and was sitting with my head down, when suddenly my dad flipped the channel and I saw Guruji on the TV with his eyes closed and suddenly he opened his eyes and waved his hand. I felt he was talking to me directly and I got so happy that my tears rolled down my cheeks and I could not believe that he actually heard my inner soul.

Thanks Guruji and I hope one day, you will meet me in person as well.

Jai Gurudev!!!

shilpi Handa said...

JAI GURU DEV,

Im shilpi from Punjab. I want to share one of my best experience which me and my friend had while going for shivratri 2012.
Me and my friend were going to Bangalore ashram for shivratri (attendind mahasatsang, maha long kriya and maha rudraabhishek). On 18th Feb, we had a train at 6:50 AM. On 17th night, we called the city cab to pick us on 18th morning but the operator had a miscommunication and on 18th morning the city cab driver didn't come. Then at 6:15 AM i called the driver to pick us but to our shock he said there is no booking from our side on 18th Feb. Then in a hurry we booked another city cab and asked him to reach as soon as possible. we were waiting for the city cab and continuously praying to guruji. Then after some time I again called the driver to come fast but the driver was unable to trace our address and it was already 6:45AM . When the city cab came we immediately loaded our luggage and asked the driver to rushed to railway station but the moment we reached the railway station and stepped in the platform we saw that the train was going and we were standing there like a statue, unable to do anything. then we asked the driver to go to the next station where the train would go and had a stoppage for at least 5 mins. The moment we reached the next station, again we had a bad luck;the train was leaving that station also. Then we asked at the inquiry for the next train.The next train was at 8:00AM. We were not having the tickets for that train but we just prayed and
stepped in the train.It was a general class.There was no place to sit but that was the only situation and had to accept it. At that time our main focus was to catch the flight which was at 4:20PM. The people sitting with us in the train were saying that it would be difficult for us to catch the flight as the train was also late by 20 mins and the timing for the train to reach Delhi was 1:30PM. The people around us were creating so much chaos but we were sure that we will reach the airport in time. In meanwhile we decided to take taxi from sabzi mandi ( two stations ahead from Delhi station). Outside the railway station we hired the taxi. Although the fare was too high but we did it and asked the driver to go fast to the airport. When we entered the airport and when I showed the tickets to the ticket checker, he said that we only have 5 mins to check in. As this was for the first time that we were travelling by air so we were not aware of the airport system. we rushed like anything but were not getting the clue where to go. then I stood in a queue where jet-air tickets were being checked by the employee.
When we reached the place where all the passengers were waiting for flight, we felt relaxed and safely reached the Bangalore airport where our friend was waiting for us. All this happened just because of guruji's grace .we really had a great time in ashram and also met guruji.
All you have to do is have faith , patience and strong sankalpa (intention), rest everything is being taken care of............

Arundhati Bhattacharya said...

Thank You for everything Guruji!

Dear All,
So many amazing things have happened in my life ever since I realized that I have a Master who will guide me like a child. This happened way back in 2006 when the silver jubilee celebrations were going on, I did the Basic Course that year, in August and there was to be a PDS for the 25 years celebration in November, a day after Diwali.
After the Basic Course, our teacher informed us that Guruji himself will be in Kolkata for the celebration and that we should positively go and attend it. I was curious and wanted to go, I always believed in God but the idea of having a Guru was laughable for me, still something inside me wanted to go and I decided to "check out" the whole thing.
At that time, my husband had got transferred to Gurgaon and was staying away from his family; he came to Kolkata only during festivals. So spending time with his parents, sister, son, wife, nephews and cousins meant a big thing for him and especially during Kali Puja as it was celebrated in their ancestral house where all his relatives gathered annually for the celebration. So when I met him at the airport and broached the topic of attending the PDS in Kolkata, he was livid. I immediately dropped the idea, as I did not want to court controversy and trouble for my own delights. The urge to attend the PDS was never very strong in me but when my husband said I cannot attend, I became desperate but I never expressed my desire, as that would sound too selfish.
We went to the ancestral village a day before the Kali Puja and my husband was delightfully capturing everything on his new digital movie camera, the Puja, his cousins, the drummers’ et al. But the day after the Puja, on the morning the PDS was scheduled, his camera started malfunctioning. First it got stuck and then whatever he had shot for two days got completely erased. How it happened we are yet to figure out but my husband lost all his enthusiasm and to top it, I got my charms a week ahead and I was not prepared, I somehow managed for the morning but I could not enter the Kali Mata Temple and my mother-in-law said that it would be better if I went back to Kolkata in such a condition as otherwise everybody including me will have inconvenience. My husband agreed and we drove for five hours and reached Kolkata at 4. The PDS was to start from 5.
After going home, I asked my husband that since we were back in Kolkata and we had no plans for the evening, could I attend the PDS? He agreed and not only that, he also dropped and collected me from the venue. While driving me to the venue, I remember him telling me, "Your GURUJI is very powerful. I had refused to bring you back from the village for the PDS, now, not only are you attending the event, I am driving you to it. :-))).
I realized in my heart then what a joy it was to have a Guru and before seeing him, I loved him. Not only could I attend the PDS, he also ensured that my husband could meet his relatives and we could attend the family Kali Puja. A Guru will do that which is best for everyone! :-)

Oma Ram Choudhary. said...

Tricky ways of teaching!!!

I belong to Jodhpur and I am currently posted in Jammu as a teacher in Army. I live on Gurudev's grace. How Guruji cares for us is really miraculous. Innumerable miracles have been happening since I came under the blanket of his grace. It is my first attempt to pen a piece of writing.

It was Sep 2009. I was going to Jodhpur on leave by Kalka-Barmer Exp which I boarded from Ambala. On reaching Bikaner I felt like having a hearty meal. The train was to stay there for 20 min as told by GRP personnel on duty. I just informed my co passengers,
an old couple & went out of the station to a Dhaba(restaurant) & enjoyed mouth watering curry pakoda & Tandoori with butter. I quickly returned the station with my tummy fully satisfied. But to my utter horror there was no train!! It had just left d station and was going about 200 metres away. The signalman expressed his helplessness. I didn't have time to report anywhere. I remembered Guruji & ran after the train for 200-300 meters shouting for it to stop. The people nearby suggested me to take any vehicle from the nearby Deshnok chäuraha to reach merta road before the train. I was breathless but I still ran towards the circle. Within a span of a few seconds I was able to think of tens of ways to reach Merta Road before d train. I was just uttering Guruji's name.

To my utter surprise & pleasure an Angel came to inform that the train had stopped. I couldn't even thank him & ran back. But alas! No sooner did I reach the tracks, it started again. I ran after it with my full speed & stamina, shouted & signalled it to stop. Luckily the guard noticed me. The train again stopped & finally I boarded it.
Haaaaa.....aa...a.!

Guruji has His own ways of teaching. He has led me from a common rural lad to a sincere seeker on the path and an instrument of the divine knowledge.

Reshmi Nair said...

My Guru story

I would like to share my Guru Story with all of you.
This year we went to the ashram during navratri for the advance course. It was a 6 day long advance course. On the 5th night, in VM, Guruji gave darshan to all the advance course participants.

But as I was not aware of this, I missed that opportunity and later when I came to know about this I was very disappointed and I got angry at Guruji and I told Guruji that if he will not give me darshan then I will never come to him.
There were only 2 days left in our departure from the ashram and I felt that now I won’t be getting the opportunity because on ashtami the asharam would be very crowded.

But on ashtami, in the evening satsang, he gave darshan to everyone. We all were sitting in a line and for a second he looked at me and I was very happy and I felt very fortunate having got the darshan. He also gave darshan on the 9th day. So even if I missed one opportunity, I got two instead!!
I was feeling very blessed.

Rajay Shastare said...

BLESSING EXPERIENCE

I and all of us have always had unique and different experiences while giving blessings. With me this has always been a Divine Presence.

My father always wanted me to become a Doctor, because of my caring nature of helping everyone who is in pain in our family. I didn't want to become a Doctor but at the back of my mind I always had that. Guruji has fulfilled this wish also. We all are respected like Doctor's when we go for blessing in hospitals.

Last week during Diwali I had an amazing experience. I received a call for blessings from Manish, that bhaiya a little girl Shikha Chauhan is not well and is in ICU and I immediately went to hospital. I have visited people many times in ICU but this was very different, for the first time I had gone to a children's ICU. There were so many little angels who were in pain and were crying. I was moved and silent. I saw Shikha sleeping/little unconscious, only four yrs old, with oxygen mask, inside glass box, both the hands covered with syringes etc. Her father was very happy to see me and wanted me to keep my hands on her head to bless her and removed the glass box in spite of my requests of not doing so.

Immediately after the blessing, she was relaxed and calm. She started to bring her hands together, her eyes were closed. Again for the second time she did the same, then we realized that she had also experienced the Divine Grace and wanted to do pranam and thank Guruji. I held her hand and expressed my love.

While returning home, I was deeply touched and full of Gratitude towards the Master for making us His instrument.

Now Shikha is fine and at home.

Jai Gurudev!

SHAGUN RAWAT said...

With HIS Grace, Life continues to surprise

It was Jan 2nd, 2012 which was the first day of work in the New Year. I was at the railway station on my way to board a train early in the morning at 6.20 a.m. I noticed the normal route was blocked on account of refurbishing and repairs. It meant I would have to re-route and walk a bit further to reach platform no 2.

As I was making my way towards platform no.2 taking the other stairway, I suddenly slipped. My footwear flew in one direction and my bag fell in another. I rolled down like a bouncing ball. My head hit the edges of the stairway.

But even as I continued falling, unable to arrest my fall, I felt someone pick me up gently and place me softly on the ground. It was not the thud or broken bones or gashing injuries with blood. On the contrary, even as I was unable to comprehend or make sense of where I was, I was able to dust myself and walk off in a daze to catch the train.

I generally pride myself on having quick reflexes since I am able most of the time to catch things mid-air even as they sometimes slip out of my hands or quickly gather my wits. But this time it was Guru's grace that took care of everything. Even as I fell so violently there was no outward sign of major mishap. I continued through the day marvelling at the 'timely intervention' and felt immensely thankful and grateful for his presence when I needed it.

Life continues to 'shock and surprise' all the time with his amazing grace.

Om Namah Shivaya...

Shiv Kumar. S said...

My Story Today (19.12.11)

This morning (19.12.11) on my way to office in Banglore near Jalahalli cross; I had to cross BEL circle and while driving in my car I was distracted for a couple of seconds and when I looked up there was a car right in front of me. There was no way I could avoid it so “Bang!!!“ I hit the car in front of me with a loud bang and fearing the worst I got out and accepted my mistake.

On checking both the vehicles I was surprised to see there was not even a scratch on the car and also neither the head lamps of my car were broken nor the tail lamps of the vehicle in front of me.

Thanks to “Guruji” nothing happened to any of us or the cars. I said thanks to HIM & proceeded to work.

Sameer said...

MIRACLE IN MY LIFE

I am Sameer a YES! & Art Excel Volunteer from Kalyan, Maharashtra. I remember during the rainy season we had our Art Excel course. Participants had to come a long way to the venue to attend the course & as it was rainy season, situation would get worse.

It was the first day of Course and as soon as Deepa di (Faculty of Art of living) started the course; it started rainning so hard outside. When first day of the course was about to
come to an end, Deepa di just told everybody that `You are taken Care of'. Guruji is always there to help you, to protect to you. Just be with the divine & see the Miracle.

As first day came to an end, really rain stopped & everyone was so surprised. Both the times (while coming to the course & while going home) rain used to stop & when all the participants reached home, rain started again.
Guruji I love you & thank you for caring for us.

There are number of Guru Stories. For this time I wanted to share this amazing magic with you all.

Joy GuruDev!!!

Jeganathan komagan said...

My mother got well

Jai guru dev!

6 months back, on one unfortunate day, my mother got vision problem and headache. When we consulted a doctor, we were shocked to find that it was not just a vision problem but nerve from brain got bulged due to weakness. Doctor also added that it was critical since that nerve was brain connecting nerve and operation should be done immediately otherwise nerve might blast. Worst part was that even if operated, it was a great risk and there was a high possibility for her to get paralysed or she might even drop into coma!! We were crestfallen...

My sisters and brothers started arranging money for operation because it was to cost much; also they are capable (financially strong). But I come from middle class and Guruji is my only hold and hope.
I immediately sent a mail for blessing and left for seeing Guruji (at Bangalore).

It was not as easy as I had thought. It was very difficult to meet Guruji. Guruji came in a car and lots of devotees surrounded him. Also, Guruji called one art excel teacher and she took aarti and gave chukku coffee to Guruji and later also Guruji called her separately (after Guruji had gone to his kutir). But he didn’t care about me in any way.

I broke down. I thought my prayer was not deep. Then I sat on a place and prayed more...after that also Guruji did not come. This time I really broken down and felt inferior... felt am I not true... Why Guru met all others and not me. Am I not eligible ... I grumbled...
Any way I issued my request in letter and gave it to Guruji. Without saying any word and even without any smile, with a more rough face, Guruji plugged the letter.
I returned to Chennai...
For a long time only one thought came in my mind and I grumbled and felt that I am not lovable to Guruji...
Operation (coiling) was to be carried next morning. On the night before operation, I didn’t sleep much and woke up early morning at 3am. Then I came to a conclusion that God is my only hope and thereafter I prayed from 3.30 am to 5.30 am on top of my apartment. Security doubted me to be a thief and whistled. Even then I didn’t get up and continued chanting and praying. During the time of operation also, I didn’t speak much and prayed OM Namah Shivaya...OM Namah Shivaya. This knowledge was given by Guru.

Now the bad phase is over. My mother is carrying her day to day activities as a normal 75 year woman without major complaint. Doctor says that your mother is a very brave lady. And that doctor never expected this much normality /improvement after such operation. He added this is a miracle that he has seen.

Jai guru dev what more can I say....may God and Guru keep my mother and all people happy, peaceful and healthy ...... OM...

Preeti said...

THE MASTER AND US


My father had not been keeping well for over a month now. Since Shillong does not have good medical facilities my family decided to take my father to Delhi. To our horror we found out that he was suspected of lung cancer. After performing a CT scan and a PET scan the doctors were 99% sure that he was suffering from lung cancer with multiple nodules observed in both his lungs. They took sample for biopsy. We decided to fly down to Bangalore to meet Guruji on his birthday as the biopsy reports would come only after three days.
The flight from Delhi to Bangalore was painful for him but it was Guruji's call I guess. Soon things became alright and we reached Bangalore. My father felt that he had reached heaven's abode. We hired a flat a few kilometers away from the ashram. That evening he could not make it to the ashram for the satsang since he was not well.
We wrote continuous emails to Guruji, Swami Pragyapadji to seek their blessings. All the Swamiji's in the ashram were with us. Our letter reached Guruji and his secretary Girin Bhaiya called us up to inform that Guruji has read our letter and would meet us by 6.15. We could not make it on time as we were a few kms away from the ashram and there was no way we could make it by 6.15. Girin bhaiya informed that Guruji would meet us on the way to the satsang. How??? How would He recognize us? But in the midst of lakhs of devotees Guruji stopped in front of my parents. He blessed my father. He waved his hand over his head as though he was moving a magic wand and said that everything will be fine. He blessed my mother as well. We all felt as light as a feather as though something heavy had been lifted. We were astonished that Guruji gave us such a beautiful darshan.
We left for Delhi the next day surrendering all our fears and worries on our Master's feet. My brother went to collect his report. In about 30 minutes we get a call from my brother who could hardly speak but managed to say 'Jai Gurudev' before he broke down. The tests were negative. The doctors were surprised. It was a medical failure for them and a miracle for us.
Our lives are indebted to Guruji. Let’s all do his work. Let’s spread his message far and wide. He is there for each one of us. None is more blessed or more personal to Guruji. We are all his children and he will take care of us always. Just smile and love. All your messages reach Him. Just surrender.

Rajesh said...

Jaigurudev,

Miracle Incident

I m here to narrate two instances of Guru story. This March 13th i was travelling in a fast train to my office location, where the train was too crowded and somehow i was inside the train. I was carrying my bag on the front side and my mobile was inside my belt pouch. We have our regular friends who travel by the same train and one elderly person ( regular traveller and whom i know ) asked me to give my bag so that he can put it on the luggage rack. It is at that particular point, i realised that my mobile (blackberry) along with my pouch is missing. Immediately my friends swung into action and they were trying to call my number. We were able to hear the phone ringing , as i had kept my ringtone on a louder tone. After few minutes the phone number was not reachable where the train had halted and we thought that someone might have robbed and got down.

My friends around me did not loose hope and they were once again trying and the phone was once again ringing, but we were not able to hear the ring tone. One person even told that let Dadar station come, the train would become empty and we can see. I lost hope , but somehow at one point of time, i just prayed to Guruji and then said Guruji please give back my mobile. As it was 13th, I thought that it is Guruji date (13th May being his bday ) Guruji would not let me down. Within 1 minute another friend who was sitting had sighted my mobile along with pouch beneath the opposite seat and asked me whether it was my mobile. To my delight it was my mobile only and everyone said it was a miracle to get a lost mobile in a suburban train at Mumbai. The faith of me on Guruji gave back my mobile. JaiGurudev.
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From the day my son was born I wanted him to be put in SSRVM school only. As the school has high standards there would be always a rush for even procuring the application forms for Nursery admission also. . This time February 2012 it was freezing cold in Mumbai and one had to wait in the queue for procuring the forms. I had initially prayed to Guruji to get himself admitted at his school, because my son was also telling everyone that he wants to study at Guruji's school and after which i left to Guruji to decide my son's future. The real ordeal happened when on the night where we waited for application, there was no chilly weather, night went on smoothly without any hassles and the next day morning we collected applications forms smoothly and the results would be declared in the last week of February 12. The D day arrived when the results were put out and to everyone's delighted my son was selected for the Nursery admission and everyone was very happy. Thank you guruji for the admission. JaiGurudev.

Priya Bandhavi said...

JaiGurudev,This is Priyabandhavi..Do social-work behalf of my organisation.Before comig to Aol, iam very reg in doing Yoga,meditation n used to guide others. Bcoz of my pains I m guilty whl teaching others.But after coming to Aol Im very active,healthy n confidant n org mega cources.Me n my husband r very regular in doing sadhana,adv cources n to Aashram.My son did basic course & recently, yes+.Everyday after sadhana used to pray Him to b His instrument n He utilised my services on n often .My husband met a few safe accidents n we enjoyed His blessings n grace in several ways.

When, I am not selected as a teacher,I was lil depressed.But still reg in sadhana did Amc,Gurupuja n visited Ashram freq.My son used to call me for blessings whenver he is facing a challenge.But I am not that much happy n content n feeling sick with pains n unable to digest my failure.
One day we r on our return frm Srisailam n we met a major accident.A truck hit our Indigo & our mind didnt catched it as an accident As deep pit is there;my husband slowed down the car as a tractor is going sideby with a big heap off grass. We hav to move forward after tractor crosses us.Suddenly, my husband saw a truck in the view mirror.It was in high speed coming towards us without noticing our car.we hav no way to go n my husband make sound with horn n from a long distance truck driver applied breaks which was of no use as it was in high speed,it just hit our dicky n our car flied in air n fell down normally a few mts away.Pple in the spot were shocked.Meanwhile, my head touched to the top n my forehead to the front glass n my back to the seat n the seat was broken n the cd player fell on my knees n feet gave me pain for a few days.Other than me no one had any prob.Even we didnt experienced fear n all r safe.All the pple on the road get down from their vehicles, for the big sound we didnt hear.All r praising Lord ,as we r safe.I didnt understand them n crying with pains n my people r applying, icyhot.We get down from the car n stunned seeing the dicky totally damaged.Even interior was damaged..We got help from the officials n they took care of us.n with small repairs, we came home n all were stunned seeing the car withou dicky.It was just bcoz of His grace we were saved..It was my Guru who protected us n saved our lives.Every moment we shd b grateful for His deeds.

Contd..

Priya Bandhavi said...

Contd..

This month,I n my husband went to Pune as my son is working there.We never miss long Sudharshan Kriya n thought to findout the contact no. of Aol Pune.In hurry,I went Pune without any contact no.As my son n my husband r not that much particular,I am worrying abt attending long kriya next day n praying Guruji that I want to attend follow-up along with my husband n son.Though my son had faith inGuruji he is not having interest in sadhana n attending follow up.So I wish to make an arrangement for him to attend long kriya on sunday as he wont take risk to search the centre.We r walking on the road.Suddenly, I saw a woman looking familiar smiling at me.Both of us r strangers,but I stopped seeing her n enquired abt Aol centre nearby.She was so excited seeing me n she told me the address.I called my son n she explained the way which was so near to us.She was a sinciere follower, but since a long time bcoz of her gr daughter she was unable to attend n she is praying Him at that moment.She is so guilty as she is not able to do seva n she is not going to follow-up..I shared the knowledge of Gruruji regarding seva.She hugged me with full of tears in her eyes,telling that Guruji sent u to me to bring me back to Home.I shared some experiences to her n she promised me that she will attend long kriya without fail n she was unable to leave my hand..My son n husband r seeing us from a distance.
I dont know how far my husband n son accept to attend the class n still praying Guruji. With firm voice,I told them that we hav to attend long kriya without fail.My son murmured n agreed to go to the class.We enjoyed kriya, with a good experience.
Many n many miracles in our lives.Due to Him, we r enjoying lot of previlages.He is our saviour,guide, n H e is everything in our life.Not to fulfil our desires/wishes,but we r so grateul for possessing Him in our lives.Neither for comforts nor for happiness neither for desires nor for wishes neither for riches nor for power nor for fame,we just walk with Him for the love He is showering on us more than a mother on her child.And we wish to reside in His Holy Heart knowing ourselves.He is an ocean showering His grace in every step of my life.The abv incidents r few among them.Not for the miracles in my life,but for everything,I owe my life to the lotus feet of my Gurudev...............JAIGURUDEV............................................

May Majed said...

Always in his grace!
When people ask me tell us about your Guru stories I feel like everything is happening by his grace! What to tell?
He aslways takes care about us. He took care of me when I first traveled in my life and it was to the ashram in Banglore, first time in my life I travel and I was by myself and arrived 4 am in the morning... I was so scared and had some small problems but Guruji sent me great people to take care of everything!

Last month dad was giving the follow up session in the aol centre while we were going out from centre one man was driving his car in a crazy way because he was fightinig with his wife. He was about to hit my father but thanks to Guruji he stopped and was shoked, dad smiled and continue walking :) And we know this is Sudarshan kriya magic.

The last one happened today when the mother of my student called me to say that she wants to pay for my university because she knew that I cant continue my masters. I was like WOW Guruji said life and celebration will start in march. I was a bit confused last too months, I was wondering what to do next year with work and university, today he took care like he always do!

A verry lucky and grateful girl from middle east.
Jai GuruDev

Hrishikesh said...

I was in doing seva in the Bangalore Ashram. Suddenly one day I lost my wallet in the morning when I was going for breakfast. I came to know about the same when I came out of that dining area. The ashram is such a big place so I dropped the idea of searching it. I just went to the kitchen and enquired whether they found some wallet or not but they said No. Then I registered my complaint in Lost and found. That bhaiyya who used to allot the seva early in the morning gave me a choice he said If you want to search your wallet you can search it , I will not allot you any seva for today. But as I said ashram is such a big place so I said I will go for seva.He allotted the same.
At that time one of my teacher who is TTC teacher now Chirag Patil, he was in the ashram for TRM.I thought to text him I typed the whole message “bhaiyya I have lost my wallet please pray for me so that I can get it back” when I was about to send it ,his contact no. was missing in my cell so I discarded the whole message and moved on.
Later on I informed at my place regarding the wallet and told my dad to block my debit card. After few minutes I got a call from one of my friend who was doing seva with me in the ashram we both belong from the same city so he also did his YES!+ course under Chirag da. He told me that he got a call from Chirag bhaiyya and he said that he has found my wallet and its safe.I got all my money back not a single rupee was missing. See chirag bhaiyya was no where in the picture,I didn’t text him as his number was missing in my cell. And I got my wallet back that too from bhaiyya.
When I asked bhaiyya who handed over my wallet to him. He smiled and said Beta “Grace hai Grace”.

Jai Gurudev
Hrishikesh : twitter handle @hrishisays
-Nasik.

CVn said...

Jai Gurudev!

I have so.. many experiences. I will write one.

I wanted to be an AOL teacher. But my husband did not like me to do the AOL couses or sevas etc. Always when I attend a course, at the starting day he will agree and afterwards he will ask me to discontinue. Staying in Bangalore Ashram for a long time was not at all possible for me Besides,to become a teacher one should organize courses, do seva etc. But I knew that for me these are not possible. During one pooja in the ashram I took a sankalpa that I should become a teacher and I did not know how that would be possible and left it to Guruji.After about a month Krishanji came to our place to take SSY TTC. I thought I will not be able to attend the course but at the last minute I could register for the course and attended and became a teacher unexpectadly.
My heart felt gratitude and pranams to Gurudev

CVn said...

Jai Gurudev!
I would like to share one more of my Guru Stories. I got promotion to a so called higher post last year. My immediate subordinate had been working in my new office, for years. She will not co operate with officers above her level as if she is the senior most and so need not co operate.She used to shout at me . As she was my colleague years before, I could not shout back. For many days she went on doing the same thing. I lost my peace of mind. I thought I will get mad. One day I prayed to Guruji to stop her from shouting like that. The next day she came to me crying and asking me to pardon her. It was a surprise not only to me, but to the entire office. Thank you my lord for all you have done.
With love and pranams at thy lotus feet

Prashant Joshi said...

Just an example of how Guruji takes care of us acutely : Yesterday I was working on my laptop and in a fraction of time the charger of laptop plugged in started melting because of high voltage. I was unaware of it. Meanwhile i don't know what made me to get up from my seat and i got up to plug mobile charger. That time i saw the charger was fully melted (would be in just 10 seconds) and was about to catch fire :) If that would have happened it could have resulted into severe damage and blasts of batteries kept nearby in my room :) I usually put on my laptop overnight or go outside and never worried about such things which can even happen. But divine made me to get up and unplug the charger :) Many such miracles happens everyday it was just a small one :)
"You can only wonder about the ways of divine" - Jay Gurudev

NIDHI said...

JAI GURUDEV
I came to know that guruji's birthday special advance course is going to be held at Milestone school, Durg from 12th may to 15th may 2011. I was dying to do the course when I came to know that guruji will be coming on skype and talk to the participants in the course. On the same date there was my cousin's marriage too and I was not getting permission from my parents to attend the course. But I had decided to attend the course.
I took a firm decision that at any cost I have to go in the course and talk to guruji. I hadn't drop the thought of talking to guruji even for a sec. Reporting time was 6 p.m on 11th may. And I boarded the last train on 11th may and reached durg at 11pm. I stay at my aunty's home and rushed the school at 5.30 am on 12th may. and get myself registered there. On 13th may we celebrated guruji's birthday with full enthusiasm. On the same evening we were taken to silence (maun).

Ravoor Nijalingappa said...

On Saturday during my master health check lost my wallet in a hospital, there were around 1000 rupees, many cards, few checks and other documents. I was requesting hospital manager a lot as he was only the person was there full day, he tried his level best but no luck on Saturday. I prayed Guruji and blocked all my cards and transferred all my money to my wife's account.

Next 3 days I was suffering a lot due to no driving license and other cards.

Finally some one called on Tuesday early morning 5.30am and telling me that I have your wallet and I will give you now, as I cannot hold this any more. Since Saturday he was completely ill and also daily night some is coming to his house and asking him to return the wallet back it seems. When he came home at 6.30 am he was completely frightened and returned my wallet as is and asking me to pray for him. I recorded his 4 days experience.

Jgd

Syed Zabi Uddin Hussaeni said...

Glance of Master removed LoC (Lack of Confidence):

Nothing to ask with Guruji another few months, i dont had intention
meet Him. Meanwhile somewhere a feeling in my mind, long term over,
may he forgotten, he may not recognize, may need to reintroduce
myself.
As per schedule may Guruji in ashram (i am not sure). Evening a
thought came in mind, lets go to ashram, let attend the satsang. If HE
is in Satsang. its OK.
When i reached to ashram, it is satsang time. As usual beside of the
path walk, people are waiting for Him, Kashyap to VM
I heard satsang, i thought it is better to be, be in satsang, i went inside VM.
I went across VM for select good place for seeking possibility face to
face. Before sitting some place, thought came in mind, any how guruji
will pass this path from main door, let sit side of the path.
After some time, i stand up where i was by seeing a sign of Guruji
entering VM by rushing people towards him, volunters avoiding them.
Nothing to speak, just expected his one glance. Guruji passed just two
steps ahead from me without looking.
People are shouting, Guruji, Guruji. I am inspired by them, for his
attention twice i called 'Guruji, Guruji'. Collecting flowers from
otherside of people, once slightly turns his neck for look. another
look his amazed to see his facial expression with love and full of
surprise as like, after long time, your beloved unexpectedly visit
your home, you will forget everything for recieving him. This confirms
me he is not forgotton. He slow his walk by asking 'hegiddiya,
chennagiddiya' (How are you, Everything is OK?) by padding my
shoulder.
Crooked thought in my mind, He himself spoken to me, i need to utilize
the opportunity, what do i need to ask? Quickly formed a sentence,
submitted my botheration to him. 'Yella agutthe' (Everything will
Happen) immediately he answered to my call. He is walking, collecting
flowers from others, his head turn towards me pouring blessing with
his ' Thirachi Nazar' (glance) for a while.
His glance removed LoC (lack of confidence) in me to recollect hidden
energy to bring back life on track by derailed.

Minal Joshi said...

My friend was doing DSN course in Poona. Her place is very far. We need to go there very early. so at 6.00 she need to leave house for the course. At that time no rickshaw wala was there. Normaly u will very get any rick at this time but for three day she got rick and she had no prob.

NOW YOU KNOW WHO WAS SENDING THE RICKSHAWS.

GURUJI IS ALWAYS TAKING CARE OF US, ALL THE TIME, IF WE ARE AWARE OR NOT.

THANK YOU GURUJI FOR YOUR LOVE AND CARE.

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I told one of my friend to join art of living. She joined and did basic course. When she was coming to Long sudarshan kriya at that time she got late. She is rash driver. That time it was 7 am in morning. She came very fast and dashed on byke. That was very severe accident. Both bykes are very fast. But nothing happened. When she dashed other byke somebody just lifted her byke and she didn't even fall. Nobody got hurt.

KNOW YOU ALL KNOW WHO LIFTED THE BYKE.

GURUJI YOU ARE SIMPLY GREAT.

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I lost my pink folder when we did paste control. i had many important documents in that. i had my kid's progress card and letter too. Bcoz i lost that folder i could not go to school to take his uniform bcoz i was not knowing the dates. I searched for full house for 2 times i did not get it. The folder is having some of our loan documents. I was very afraid that I could not tell it to my hubby also. I searched a lot for many days then I thought now I will never get it. I was just about to cry and I asked guruji that now I have searched so much can you please help me. I said this and next moment I have seen some pink color thing in one bag. I went there and just pulled it out. I was my folder only.

GURUJI IS ALWAYS THERE TO HELP US WHETHER THE PROBLEM IS BIG OR SMALL. IT WILL DEPEND ON OUR DEDICATION.

THANK YOU GURUJI

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When swine flew was newly came in poona. Nobody had idea about it. I stopped sending my kid to play school as he is 3 yrs old.
My kid had fever and I was giving medicine but it is not going. That day I heard that Guruji is going to come to Rao Uncle's Bungalow in Poona. Very few people was knowing it. We were very egar to see him like you all. I gave him medicine and took him with me to guruji. Then at time of satsang his fever gone up. I rushed to doctor from there itself. He told me he thinks that it is swine flew, better i get medicine first and then go to check for the swine flew test. I did the same. In one day we did his tests and he had swine flew. He got cured in fews days.

NOW I KNEW HOW AT THAT TIME GURUJI WAS IN POONA. JUST TO SAVE MY KID.

THANK YOU ARE VERY SMALL WORDS GURUJI. I JUST HAVE NO WORDS TO SAY TO YOU.

THANK YOU GURUJI WITH LOTS OF LOVE.

Anonymous said...

This is My Guru story

"He is always watching our lives".

Me and my Husband returned to India from states after living there for a year after our marriage. Ours is an arranged marriage. Only by living together we realised that we were two completely different individuals wanting very different things in life - so we had a lot of arguements, fights almost everyday. Not that we dint love each other but its just that our ideas, background, thoughts and lifestyles were in totally opposite directions. All this made me go in full depression and i kept thinking to myself (as we all do at different points in time) " why is this happening to me? it was planned to be perfect!". Anyway on returning to India i had this desire to meet guruji and tell him of my problems(not that he isnt already aware of it, but i just wanted the weight to be lifted from my heart). So i went to Bangalore and with a friend, went to the aashram. With some devine intervention i got to meet guruji in his kutir with not too many people . I told him everything in the short time, he listened to me and then said dont argue with your husband for the next two months. I was determined to follow him and marked the date of the two months ending on my phone- just to set a target that till this date come what may i will not argue with him.
The next few days i made a sincere effort not to argue with my husband so much so that i forgot about the target date.
One evening my husband came for work and was working on his laptop when he suddenly came accros a conference happening in bangalore the next day and he wanted to attend it so i accompanied him and we went to Bangalore for a day. We were staying at my relatives place. He went for his conference in the morning and i was to spend the day with my cousins but suddenly in the afternoon my husband called and said that the he has met the person he wanted to meet and so he is free now. quickly i proposed him to show him a property on kanakpura road that my parents recently bought and then i told him we can also visit the aashram. Now my husband very reluctantly agreed to come to the aashram. We reached the ashram at around 7pm in the evening at that time satsang was going on. Although guruji was not in Bangalore that time, i was very happy just to be in the aashram with my husband. I showed him around a little bit and then we returned back to my relatives place as we were leaving Bangalore the next day. At night just before going to bed for no reason i looked at date on my phone THEN I SAW - IT WAS THE MARKED DATE ON MY PHONE FOR THE TWO MONTHS TO END. I dint even realise it but it was the exact date and i was at the aashram with my husband ( with no plans of visiting bangalore only let alone visiting the aashram ) ! Thats when i called my friend who ws with me when i met guruji and is also an AOL teacher - i told him what happened to which he only laughed and said " see i told you, he is watching all our lives, so you need not worry about anything at all"

S G V Mani said...

Here is my story -- Guruji's Grace made me a Blesser.

I came into Guruji's embrace in August, 2002, when I did my Basic Course and learnt the Sudarshan Kriya. Then I did my Part ii/AMC 3 times in Dec2002, Jun2003 and Jul2004. Also a DSN in Jan2005. When a Blessings course was announced some time in 2006, I was eager to do the course. But maybe in Guruji's assessment I was not yet ready. I found that one has to do 4 Part ii/AMC to qualify for the Blessings course. So I did my 4th Part ii in Jan2007.

A Blessings Course was announced for Jul2007, and I was keen to take the Course. However in the latter half of Jun2007 I ran into a health problem, and I had to cancel my plan. I was wondering whether Guruji will ever permit me to do the Blessings Course. Meanwhile I also felt I won't be able to go to the Ashram any more because of difficulty in finding proper accommodation close by. I had sort of given up hope of becoming a Blesser.

August 2007 came along. Along with that, an announcement from the Ashram that they have increased the accommodation considerably, and anybody who wants to come to the Ashram for the Navarathri Pooja celebrations can apply immediately. It was a God-send for me and I grabbed the chance. They also announced an AMC to begin on the first day of Navarathri. Of course I took it too; my fifth. Even at that time there was no indication of a Blessings Course. Here is where Guruji's Grace shows and how He springs a pleasant surprise. The day the AMC ended, an announcement came that a Blessings Course will begin in a couple of days. Blessings Courses were normally conducted only in the Ashram, in the atmosphere purified by Guruji's presence and the regular spiritual activities. And now, in October 2007, it was further sanctified by the Navarathri homams and pujas. Do I need any more invitation? I jumped at the chance, and became a Blesser. It is all Guruji's Grace. Jai Gurudev.

Anonymous said...

Today is Thursday- it is called Guruvar in Hindi- which means a day dedicated to the Guru.A perfect day to write a Guru Story. There is no end to the miracles I have seen with Guruji. He rightly says that miracles are so easy to happen. They are always happening. I am so used to them now that I have forgotten many of them. But would write something, I should have written long back.
Many years back I noticed a pattern in my life- something used to go wrong with me in daily life on every Thursday. Even when it would not be my fault, I would get yelled at, sad or blamed for something. I was going through a low phase in my personal and professional life. One such Thursday, at night I saw Guruji in my dreams. (I used to feel my connection with him in dreams and during meditation- now all the time anyway). He asked me "What is wrong?" and I told him that I have been noticing this pattern that every Thursday is a bad day for me.
Then he asked- "Was today bad too?"
I said (while surprisingly realizing at the same time) ""No!"
He just smiled. Since that day sometime in 2008, it feels like I am out of some curse. No specific day is good or bad for me, for I feel his grace all the time with me. He has answered my questions in dreams and in satsangs and through other people. He had made my situation so comfortable that since 2008 I could do many advanced courses in the US. Though I do not earn much but somehow I could spend for all of those courses and still money never became a problem. I could feel his enormous love on many occasions. I myself am a blesser and have utilized blessings from other blessers too. Every time my wish was fulfilled to the greatest capacity. I have met amazing people through Art of Living - a few of them became wonderful friends of lifetime. Who could have undertaken such an immense task of uniting one world as a family. There are many blogs about Guru ji that are trying to point out flaws of organization. They tested my faith too. But his grace and love are like sun shining in the middle of the day. Nothing can take that inner feeling of goodness away. I read many spiritual literature when I was a teenager because I was looking for an answer for this question- "Who am I?" since when I was a small kid. When I did my first part I course in 2002, I felt the answer in one of the processes for the first time. Since then life has been a journey with a Guru. I can tell this much that it is worth it. I used to be a very angry rebel with a lot of questions and who was looking for the meaning of life and true love. I would say, Guruji is the only spiritual person I could listen to without getting bored. Now because of the grace of the Guru, I can understand all that spiritual literature I read in my teenage. I have had many amazing experiences during meditation and otherwise too in life. As my faith got strengthened, it was tested at every point, yet more and more experiences of grace started happening. My life has been changed completely. I have actually started to live the course points- now life has become a course for me. He has lit a small flame inside and now my world has become worth living and beautiful. I have no words to say who he is for me. I just feel a lot of love and tears of gratitude. Jai Gurudev

Prabu Vijayan said...

I AM GOD!

A couple of years ago Gurudev was to give a public talk in Wilmington, DE and my job was starting the next day in NJ. I drove up 850 miles from GA with all my belongings packed in my car 2 days ago. With devotee's help found a place to stay. I arrived at the public talk 30 mins late and I was given the last seat available....farthest from Gurudev. That was totally not cool and unacceptable for whatever reason. I was fuming. I was mighty exhausted from the drive, apartment hunting, never wanted to leave GA but had to, now I am so faaaarrr from Gurudev, next day Gurudev will flyout to GA...from where I just came!, people were asking such stupid questions in satsang...all these were boiling my blood. Worst was the pain/fear that I might not get close to him/see him/speak to him. Not that I had something to say/ask, just that the physical separation was unbearable.



Talk was over, Gurudev left backstage, I was shattered...no way to get to him. But having been a sadhak for years quickly acceptance dawned and I was wandering about the lobby. Met shankar a.k.a Venkat there, we were wondering where Gurudev would be now..apart from other things. Totally by grace our wandering chat led us to a side exit door...AND......GURUDEV WAS THERE!!!! in the car, with about 10-15 people around telling byes. My joy cannot be described, I went to him & told him I would be starting work the next day, and he gave me a date fruit :) I was totally divine dated. Dancing in the streets I was walking towards the parking lot and I heard someone call me for help....





Turned around to see a young man very desperate in his car, windows down. He could not get his steering wheel to turn/start his car despite numerous attempts. He asked my help, he was very worried. Fixing that problem was THE ONLY thing I had known about cars. My friend saravanan had this happen once and his friend helped him and I happened to be there....2 years ago. Matter of fact - I had just got my driving license few days ago and immediately drove up there. Having played car racing computer games I was confident I can drive a car.....I had failed my first driving test. Being time strapped I watched some youtube videos on how to drive a car...I had failed my second driving test. With lots of help from friends finally I began driving on roads and I passed the next time....err...marginally. No one including me believed I was ready for the highways. But I had to come, so I came. Fuel was driving the car, grace was driving me. The only other thing I knew about car was to start/stop/speed/brake/ turn it around...in one way or another. Well, but why am I sharing this...???



After I unlocked his steering and started the car, I got out and walked a few steps. He called out "dude..." when I turned around, with all his honesty he said " YOU ARE GOD!". I knew he meant it...more so as it was close to 11 PM. He was happy, relieved and grateful. I smiled & continued walking. All the way I was amazed how Gurudev can make someone like me with such illustrious history with cars 'god' in a moment. How he used my skills... though extremely limited, to perfect use; how he rewards totally disproportionate to what we do, how he cherishes his devotees like how he cherishes the divine...and much more. I was over joyed, over whelmed.... felt subtle.

Being a devotee is like being America...the most richest, yet the most indebted :-D

Prabu Vijayan said...

Love Bug

Some 7-8 years ago when there was no "new ashram"....the magestic visalakshi mantap had been built a few years ago and took over from sumeru mantap. One afternoon Gurudev was recording a video interview in the sumeru mantap, and the area was promptly cordoned off by the crew. I hid in a bush & was relishing the unobstructed view of Gurudev combing his hair and getting ready for the recording. But awesomeness seldom goes unnoticed. Just before the recording I was promptly spotted by the crew and the needful was done :-D



Later on I was waiting for Gurudev to come out of Kashyapa after his meetings. I had irreversibly decided to say bye to him and go to my friend's place some 2.5 hrs away...where I was staying for a few days, because those days the connectivity of ashram to the city at night was very limited, unless i hitched a ride with a devotee. Buses would not stop after 8.30 PM or something...some unknown law determined which bus would stop past 9, and satsang finishes around 9.30 PM. I had a tough time getting back last 2 days and figured out leaving before satsang was a fantastically great idea. So Gurudev comes out of Kashyapa...and I have a brief conversation with him and before I could say bye, he went "haan so you are staying for satsang no?" my tongue disassociated from the brain and said "YES!!!!"



Satsang was over and Gurudev headed back to kashyapa for another meeting. I stood outside the door with may be 20 other people. A few minutes later I could count some 200 heads...a little later I could count a lot more...and realized I am now somehow some 20 feet away from the door standing on edge of something 24" above the ground...and there were at least 40 people directly between me and the door. I am wanting to leave as I am almost sure I am gonna miss the bus, but would not. That ONE glance from him...that one more glance from him...how can I leave without that? So I am waiting/praying/waiting/praying. and HE comes out...after a little while his eyes meet mine, some 20 feet and 50 people away. It felt like a lightening in my eyes, my heart exploded, my body was full of smile. Next moment I was sprinting madly through the "old ashram" now.



Somewhere in between that crazily fast sprint as though bestowed with an eagle vision for a while......I spotted a bug!...lying on its back and cycling its legs in the air!!! I had jumped past it...it was half the size of a cockroach..or less...in that dimly lit passage down the stone stairs...of all the things my eyes could see, it saw this bug needing help. I wondered how a bug could have ended up in that asana. Any bug in that postion would have said "!$#^@* am screwed". Being an ashram bug it probably was saying "Jai Guru Dev" :-) caught between potentially missing my bus and helping the bug....it was obvious I will help that insect, my heart was full of love, any other action was impossible to have happened. I found a thin leaf stem, slid it under the bug's back and flipped it back on its feet, and it ran into the bush.



And I continued sprinting. It occurred to me no matter how impossible the situation may seem, how many odds u may be up against, even if there is no way for u to get back on ur feet, countless perils that could be engulfing you, how dark things may seem...when there is Guru in your life you willALWAYS receive his help /guidance /love /support /blessings/ grace or what ever u want to call that. Its a done deal. When a 2 mg bug does not miss his attention, he will never miss me! He simply cannot miss me! Just as I reached the bus stop, a bus stopped.

Prabu Vijayan said...

I LUV U!

"I love you!!" whenever some had said this to Gurudev, he used to say "you have no choice" with such cuteness. Recently he has been pointing his index finger towards him and then show the 'V' sign..."me two(too)" and I used to think its ultra cute. Some time back this thought passed thru my mind that G should do that "me too" thingy to me...and it wud be so lovely. He is like a baby when he does that..with that twinkle in his eyes. But I thought I probably would never be telling him "I love u"...not that its cliched...but probably thats not something I would do. So its probably not gonna happen...some other things will happen, but not this one. Anyways the thoughts came and passed by..and few weeks went by...and I was fortunate to be with him at LA for Upanishads 2012.

Close to midnight he was taking the stairs to his room after some meetings...we were following him and some one said the "I love you". and I said "definitely!! definitely!!" I probably wanted to say something else...but being crazily in love that moment, this is what my vocabulary could manage. Of all the things HE could do, he turns back....looks at me (while he had a choice to look at a dozen other faces) and gestures "what??"...you know how he does that...that graceful asking "what?" and..that was a surprise and after a lil stuttering I went "..err..definitely..we definitely definitely love u gurudev" and he showed me that "me two(too)" thingy!!!!



a few seconds passed...and it was the OMG!!!! moment. I asked for that! just another wild, crazy thought...which i was sure was next to impossible...and here it is happening. I was reminded how futile it is to desire...for they anyways will happen when Guru is there in life for 1)either its good for u, 2) you get to know that desires are no big deal. If its not good for u, it will not happen anyways. Desires are so highly over rated in the world. And in a devotees' life "desirelessness" is so highly over rated.


To that dear person who shouted "I love you" to G......dude I owe you a bear hug, good food and nice Rajnikanth Jokes!

Shubhangi, pune said...

Hello,
after reading every ones experience i also want to share my experience with you all.

I was facing lots of ups and downs as every one does in their life . struggling with mental stress when I lost my parents. my health was not keeping good. and was facing lots of trouble in house. one day my friend came to me and she came to know about my tough time . i was aware of that she is one of great devotees of Gurji.
one day she came to me and i was telling about my problems and all as her son and my son studied together.. she said dont do any thing just go for basic course of ART of living.
i was not keen on doing this course but some how she said and i said ok coz i trust her a lot just for her sake i did basic course.. Thats it
i felt very nice after doing the course and that day i thought of doing advance course that too in Bangalore ashram that's it...and i forgot every thing forgot even basic course. 2 3 years passed away and at home my struggle went high it was like now i cant do anything further and lost my energy to struggle completely..

suddenly what happened i dont know i aksed my husband to book one ticket for Banglore what ever it is i will go to Bangalore and will do the advance course...
he didnt say anything he just went and got one ticket for me i was not sure whether i will get tickets or not... so was chatting online with my friend who lives in bangalore i told him that i am coming to Bangalore if i get the ticket.

after few minute my husband called me up and said got your tickets booked and the bus will move around 9.30 pm in the evening.
I started packing my bags. till the time i was not aware of Bangalore i never been to there ....

when journey started, I was little bit scared , how will I reach to my friends places she lives in different area. she also was worried about me...

but every thing went so well i didn't have to do any thing after reaching Bangalore i just got down with my bags from bus that's it...

my friend came to receive me with his car, took me to his home his wife made me so comfortable.. then i went to my another friends place safely.
then she came to Bangalore ashram just to drop me. i didn't have to find the way, she only did inquiries and came along with me up to ashram...
that was a day before 'guru pournima..'

after that i did my Advance course in the ashram and came back home with rejuvenating power.

this is how my first experience was

"he took care of me just like we take care of our loved ones"
i reached ashram without any effort.... isn't it amazing

he really is very caring i jut love you Guruji.....

Shubhangi said...

Nav Ras in Navratri !

Knowledge in Navratri !

Miracles in Navratri !
Experiencing my SELF in Navratri !

AND WITH ALL THIS....................

A Part II course with Gurujiiiiiiiii in Navratri !

Ohhh my GOD !!!!

Super - Duper FUN:)

I was all set to receive ALL this in Navratri.

I got the Train Ticket, and so many AOL families in the train, made my Mumbai to Bangalore journey fly in seconds, then on my way back, loweeeessst fare Air Ticket was another miraculous thing, which I will never forget, Ohh YES and also a company from Ashram to the Airport.

Once you step in the Ashram premises, then be sure that your Knowledge starts.

It was such a wonderful surrounding and right from the entrance of the gate till I left the Ashram premises, I felt that YES I know these people, I have met them somewhere.

Rishi Nityapragyaji was leisurely sitting near the registration counter and he spoke to me in marathi "kay kasa kay zala pravas ? [so how was your journey?] and I was shocked that somebody is talking in Marathi, but also I was happy that a State where only South Indian Language dominates, there someone knows Marathi. I told him yes it was GOOD. By the way .... 3 years later I came to Know that it was Rishiji, first I thought he must be a staff or a Volunteer.

I got the accommodation in KHODAYS, I never felt that it is far away from the main Ashram area. My journey began.......to learn something, to do some seva, to serve food, to share your experience with the people, to talk to the thousands of people, who at first sight, looks strangers, but actually they are not.

I was in the seva group of making Rajgira [Ragi] Laddu, these popped grains have no weight, they were kept in big big thali's and they were flying all over, but once jaggery is pored in that then you can make laddu or chikki easily.

One subtle thought came to my mind that Guruji is like a Jaggery - binding substance, heavy with knowledge and these light weight popped grains are we people, wandering, drifting, and once Phenomenal Guruji comes in our life then we become WHOLE substance, we have some meaning.

It was people who came to the Ashram said that "Oh you did the Part II, It's wonderful right with Guruji", and I was asking them how do you know? They said your twinkling eyes are showing, they are bright and it has a SPARK.

I was feeling very sad to leave the Ashram without attending all the Poojas and staying till the last day, and I was going to miss the shower part also, but with a very heavy heart I told Guruji [in my mind ]that I will come soon for your blessings and showers.

On my way back to Mumbai, heading towards the Airport it was very sunny and bright, and suddenly temperature dropped, from somewhere Black Clouds came, it was windy, it was cloudy and to my surprise..............it started drizzling.......... it started raining.......can you imagine all this happening..........my heart started praying Guruji for blessings us with the showers...... and my heart started singing that "It happens only in Ashram ...... oh yeah.....[SING in the tune of "it happens only in India]

It was an amazing experience..... or a MIRACLE perhaps ...... :)

Aakash Bhaiyya was our teacher for Art of Silence course, he was just SUPERB.... his knowledge.....his all words so close to Ambe Bhavani Maa... and his GURU stories, his entry in AOL, made me wonder and think for so long....and thought that Guruji has decided everything for you. You just have to keep your 100% faith in HIM...........

........ and just see that he will take care of you like a BABY.
........ and just see that how wonders starts happening in your life.
........ and just see that how happy you will be in life.

Guruji has set a milestone, for all of us, and now we have to take this tide to the next generation....so my fellow family members"Are you READY for it?

Ranjini said...

jai gurudev

this happened during last navarathri when i had committed to do a lot of pujas in my friends places. I had decided during this period i will not be agitated, remain saatvik, eat little food, etc.

but things were not to be so at the home front and one night even as i entered blissed, stressful situations started at home. i went to bed crying that i just wanted to be peaceful and with myself and that is not happening.

i remembered what gurudev said in his birthday message, there is no problem. if at all there is, know that i am there before you. in a fit, i threw a pillow in front of me (as though that was gurudev) and said "now, i am in pain. come cry with me." and i dozed off.

its a dream or a vision i know not. but it made a big difference to me. The scenario was people waiting to see Him. He royally lands in a palanquin. I am seated next to his throne like chair. and he kept looking deep into my eyes. there was so much blankness in me. just plain. and as he arose and walked past people blessing them, his eyes were with me only. and suddenly, he stopped just kept looking at me. his face contorted as if in pain and ready to cry. his shoulders drooped. He said "YOU A.A..R...E. M.I.N.E." (placing his hand on his chest). He then extended both his hands while his knees buckled, calling me to him and i rushed to him and when hugged him, his body was like flower and my mind was totally plain. just plain. cool. As though I am a mother rushing to a child.

and i realised two things : leave alone my desire to be with him, to be wanted, etc. how much the divine is waiting for me; how much the divine is longing for me....... i also realised, "meek are those who in love" i felt the total power of divine love.....how love is....... have i any day, felt such total love to any person on this earth or even to Him?.......

Things do keep happening at home front. but from then on, that vision is my back up. even as i dwindle in pain, the very thought of that vision lifts me up. anytime i can hear and am reminded of those words "YOU A.A..R...E. M.I.N.E." sets my goal. turns my vision. reinforces faith, I am my Master's.

JAI GURUDEV

May the Master's blessings ever shower on us.

Jay Paragjee said...

On many occassions I have experienced a little something like this but this was the most recent and would like to share .
I had a 9 to 5 job for the past 6 years which was good but got a bit stressful towards the end . Infact so stressful that I decided to leave but when I handed my resignation in the same company offered me a night shift job which would take me away from all the situations that made me want to leave. Not wanting to go through the process of looking for another job I acceptd it the only downside of it was that I stay on the same salary and that I would not get any night shift allowance which everyone else got. So I decided to speak to a senior manager who agreed that I was entitled to it and that he would sort it with Human Resources. After many email over a coulple og months nothing happened and finally sent this email to the senior manager I had spoken to.
" Hope I am not coming across as a 'nag' but after speaking to you I had some hope for fairness rekindled but if you think I do not have any ground to stand on then let me know and we can all drop the matter and move on "
That morning when I got home the message I got from Guruji via Guru Punch was this.
"Asking explanation from others is a foolish thing and explaining to others thinking they would understand is another foolish thing. It does not work both ways. The best is to ( drop it and) just move forward "
This was amazing and astonising - I thought how did Guruji know but now I know he does.
So now I have just dropped it moved forward - thank you Guruji for the confirmation that I needed.
Jai Guru Dev

Niraj Gupta said...

Dear All,

Jai Gurudev!

Sanghachadwam!
One World Family!
I Belong To You!
Whereever you go, Art Of Living Family is With You!
These are various lines quoted by all of us in Art Of Family, But it was experienced by me in a recent incident which took place on 26th of this Month.
I with my family was on a visit to Vrindavan Dham in U.P and after darshan of Banke Bihari Ji Temple, we decided to visit Agra also. On our way back to Vrindavan from Agra on 26th, we met an accident with an Omni Van, which smashed our Innova from back very hard. With the Grace of God n Guruji, we all were safe , but the van flipped and the driver had frectures in his leg. He was soon hospitalised to nearby hospital by the Highway Patrol.
It was our good luck or may be bad luck that the local police was just opposite side of the highway.They rushed and helped us to rescue the members in the van.
Now the story starts of ONE WORLD FAMILY.
As soon as the members were pulled out of the Van, I immediately called up some contacts of AOL Family from Delhi. Then some message striked my mind, as if Guruji is telling me to call Sri Bharat Bhushan Ji, STC of Haryana. Without taking any time I called up Bharat Bhaiya and 1st I asked him to give blessings and told him the whole incident. He replied that he will call up some local members in UP for our help. It was 21:08 and very soon at 21:17 I received call from Radha Didi from Barshana, who was fortunately at Vrindavan, enquiring the whole scene and assured for a quick help.
Soon my mobile was flooded with calls from my relatives, friends and AOL Family.
We were requesting the inspector to let us go after necessary formalities, as I was with my family. But he denied saying that it will be done after the second party comes.
We requested that it was not at our fault, as our car was hit from back. but he was least interested in our requests and repeatedly said to release in morning. But with the efforts of Radha Didi we were allowed to go at 00:10 with assurance that we have to report local police in morning, whenever they call us.
Radha didi, in the meantime, when we were not allowed to go, with some local volunteers rushed to see us.
Later in the morning, with the help of Radha Didi and APEX Member of UP, Sri Ravi Agarwal from Agra, we resolved the whole case and were allowed to come back to Hisar.
I decided to share this incident with you all because this can happen with anyone and anywhere, but we shouldn't let one feel alone, rather we should explore our contacts and help them out of the problem.
Hope the help, cooperation and gesture of Radha Didi, Ravi Agarwal Ji and all the volunteers of U.P, will inspire many of us.

SANGHACHADWAM!!

Anonymous said...

It was August of 2009, when i was in the Bangalore ashram for the first time, and was waiting to have a darshan with the Master, after finishing my part two course. One afternoon, after He had come back from the temple tour, i see Him walking towards the Vishalakshi Mantap, with quite a big crowd surrounding Him from all sides, making Him almost impossible to move towards the building.

Although my initial desire was just to look into His eyes, from a close proximity, seeing the crowds, kind of push and jostle for getting a blessing, it seemed to me that a blessing cannot be obtained by force or by pushing my way through them, so i not only stayed at a distance, i felt sorry for Him, that He had to handle this, due to His extreme popularity. Although His face showed no emotions at all, i kind of tried to protest by saying in a loud voice - don't push, may be a few times, but that thoroughly left me with a severe guilt, later in the day, and i needed to apologize to Him, in the daily journal that i was writing for Him, saying that Who was I to protest, when He himself was in total acceptance of it, and asked for His pardon, so to say, for letting my small ego come into the picture, during that scene.

To my amazement, there was another repeat of the same scenario, a day or two later, may be. i was walking back from the Divine shop or the other shopping places that had kept me really busy. it was in the afternoon, and i had no idea that the Master would even be coming out of His room then. As i walked towards the scene, i saw that as if in a movie, a few security guards formed a human chain, separating the Master from the entire crowd, and His form took on an enormous proportion in my eyes. i seemed like a lilliput to myself, for that fleeting moment. It seemed that it was just me alone in the whole wide world, at that very special moment, and He came across as being a King, wearing an unseen crown, and He said to me, mentally, with the momentary and shortest of glances, - 'If i want to do it, I can do it' !

That very day i knew, that i was one of the few hand-picked souls to whom, our Beloved Master had shown His true form, that He is not just the mere body, but the Presence, and His saying was no longer just a line in a knowledge sheet, but had become a direct experiential reality ! i knew then, that I have been picked up for the rest of this life-time, and there is no fear or questions anymore, as, i as a drop, have been able to merge into the infinite Ocean , that our most Beloved Master is !

Jai Gurudev and My Love/Blessings to all the fellow Devotees, all across the Planet !

Gauri Kirpalani said...

My first experience in the ashram with Guruji

As I watched Guruji sit in front of us in satsung..... my heart could only feel love, I only wanted to sing songs of love to him to express how I felt for words were just not enough.

The tears of love that ran down my face while waiting to talk to him continued till I got his attention sitting among others .........When I looked at him, he knew who I was.... and he knew exactly why I had come, he also knew I never wanted to return....

Contd..

Gauri Kirpalani said...

Contd..

I wanted to stay in the ashram where I knew it was so safe and beautiful wherever he went... (and little did I know at first that the world is his ashram as well......)

As my tears fell, a group of people sitting next to me in satsung watched me wipe my tears with a tissue.... within seconds Guruji started crying on stage he too also started wiping his tears ... He had a box of tissues next to him and pulled one out and wiped his tears. I was astonished knowing that he could feel my pain...........I never knew anyone could feel my pain ... it was a moment I won’t forget that our connection was stronger than I could have imagined.....

Gauri Kirpalani said...

Contd..

A few days later again my desire to be with guruji was so strong...I stood in dharshan line praying every step of the way just to see him... Everyone told me it wasn’t easy to see him ..but I didn’t care I knew anything is possible (as we all know at AOL)

I knew I had to wait and he wouldn’t let me down.... I waited for Guruji in line for 2 hours ... the waiting just to see him grew even stronger...my desire to see him wouldn’t stop and go away....I had so much to tell him .....I knew I had so much to say in so little time....but what was I to do?? Pray ...and wish and ask??... As time was ticking my prayers grew stronger to see him... there was only 30 minutes left and before the gates closed and everyone had to get ready for satsung ... I was still standing and waiting to see him infront of more than 200 people ................

Finally out of the blue the crowd pushed me forward and I stepped ahead walked right through the strong arms of good looking ashramites that controlled the line and walked straight into a hall where everyone was seated... some were singing, some were crying,,,, some were praying....... I sat there waiting and wondering if id see him...... I sat next to two men who were singing songs of love to him.....I sat there wondering what would it be like to thank him in person and express my love only with a quick gesture.......

Gauri Kirpalani said...

Contd...

Lucky for me ...I knew I had to give him something but the question was... ‘ What do you give a Guru who has everything and is so happy with everything?

While standing in line I had pulled out a piece of paper from my wallet as I had nothing to write on.... I found a receipt from ‘ The Divine store’ .. on the front I crossed it out and on the back I wrote everything I wanted to tell him and a lot I knew I had to surrender.

All I knew was I had to give him that piece of paper and a hug..... I still felt that this was something SO SO impossible?? ( again in AOL we do know everything is possible)

Again my tears fell from my face ..I then asked an ashramte if I could give Guruji a hug and his reply to me was ‘ Ask Guruji’..and again we all know what we ask from Guruji...is always possible..so watch out what you ask for.... coz you might just change you mind again ;-) hehehe

Gauri Kirpalani said...

Contd...

I knew there was no time but I also know Guruji always says ‘The Divine never lets you down’

all of a sudden he came out of a room ...and that’s when I knew he could hear my tears falling and he wouldn’t let me down...... there he was with a smile showering his blessings by tapping everyone with a long tall yellow flower .....

He came near me... and I was so spaced out.. I was like ‘ what do I do? I forgot about everything.... and then I was like oh yeah..’.duhhhhhh wake up you’re supposed to touch his feet... so I did that...then I stood up and put my little receipt paper where I had written everything down in a basket. ... (knowing my answers would come to me in the right time)

I then asked him............

“Guruji can I please give you a hug?’ The smile on his face was priceless...with no answer and only with a smile and with a side shoulder movement did I understand.... I was allowed to hold on to his arm and put my head on his shoulder for a quick moment.... and thats when I knew I had his shoulder to cry on anytime .......

Gauri Kirpalani said...

Contd...

That moment was a memory that would last me a life time.... Guruji was leaving the ashram on 12th June 2012 ... and a day before while doing seva at the information centre... I saw his car pass by.... I knew he was busy with alot on his mind that day.



While doing seva I couldn’t hold back my tears at the enquiry desk... I ran behind the curtains far away from the visitors.... I cried again... I didn’t want him to leave the ashram... I didn’t want to be left behind .... I didn’t know what to do but run behind his car again like a mad chicken.... like before ....I got tired and I stopped and prayed...

I prayed and said ‘Guruji I have to see you one more last time today before you leave the ashram’.... It was 6.15pm already and satsung was starting in 15minutes at the amphitheatre.... lucky for me I found a spot to sit right in front to see him and maybe a chance to ask a question during the Question and Answer session.

I sat among thousands of people....and connected with him only through my eyes and heart ...He knew I was waiting impatiently... Finally he asked someone to pass me the microphone and I stood up with so much excitement.......and said ‘ Jai Guru Dev.. Guruji.... I don’t like my name and I would like you to change it’

He replied saying ‘You change it to any name you like’

I was surprised he gave me so much freedom to choose my own name...... I had Gauri in my mind ....

When I asked him if Gauri was good he asked me .... If I liked it.....

I said ‘ Guruji....’Only if you like it ...i like it ‘

He then said ‘ Yes I like it ‘

I only wanted to change it if he had approved and liked it....

Only after confirming he liked my name Gauri did I know I was born again and that life had given me another chance to move ahead and with his blessings things would be much better than before.

I knew in my heart that the blessings he had showered on me that day would have cleared all that was in my way ...... I also knew that I only wanted you to be there by my side for eternity.

After Guruji had changed my name I will never forget the impact it had in the ashram... I came to the ashram for peace and tranquillity and wanted to be away from all attachments that included communicating with people...

I never knew my change in name would create so much noise in an ashram..... where everyone wanted me to have lunch or dinner with me and everyone shouting my name out or trying to get my attention in any possible way....The ambiance in the ashram became a home away from home....

I just wanted to be left alone and be in that perfect moment that Guruji has left me in.

Guruji had left me in the ashram with a new name.... little did I think or even imagine that people would ask me a million questions like where I was from and what my previous name was ... then at midnight I had people shouting outside my room in New Aparna

‘Again.... in my heart I asked Guruji for help as I had come to the ashram to stay on for a little longer to find more answers... And I knew with the impact in the ashram after changing my name would not allow me to find my answers that were still a mystery in the ashram...

After my morning Surdharshan Kriya in the ashram ... I decided to go into silence for a week till it was time for me to leave ... In that one week I learnt a lot and I noticed that Guruji’s ashram is inside as well as outside the ashram... As Guruji tells us ...’The world is my ashram’

Thankyou Guruji... for all this unconditional love and blessings to last me a life time

Vishal lahoti said...




Everyday some magic happens….
My past five months have been very depressing. Relationship problem, fear of getting placed and many more . Relationship problem began to grow and I was getting smaller and smaller in front of the problem. By the end of May got a little relieved began to work again for the purpose I didn’t go home in my vacations bringing YES! + As a credit course in VIT university. Met lot of teachers who have already done PART-1 course.2 Months past by without any tension. Learnt a lot playing guitar (especially for bhajans for which I used to fear and now I can sing and play without feeling shy), prepared for my placements and all. It has been 1 year that I haven’t done advance course and from the past few days I had a thought that Guruji will call me from September 14th -16th for my 3rd advance course. It was Last year September 16-19th that I did my advance course during the time we had our tech fest Gravitas. Finally I got a call from Guruji this year too September 13th -16th are the dates that he has send to me. No companies coming for placements on that day nothing. And its September 14th-16th that we have Gravitas again. The best part was after 1 year I again got a call from him. And it’s during this time only my biggest dream is getting fulfilled-“Bringing Bawa and Dinesh bhaiya for a talk on ‘Financial literacy’ in VIT officially”. They are coming officially via E-Cell. Previously I was having a little negative feeling that everything wrapping up in VIT as we didn’t had any YES! + Course this semester. But a new revolution has already started. He delivers everything to the right person to the right time at the right amount. All your needs are being taken care off by him. I am in eternal bliss right now. Love you a lot, Guruji.
It feels like singing now:
Tumse Ho jori, Tumse ho jori, Sachhi preet hum, tumse ho jori…
Jaigurudev

Vishal Lahoti

Neeta Khemka said...

Dear Friends

I lost my Bhabhi on 27th July after a 4 year gruelling battle with breast cancer, that had spread all over : to the liver, spine, bones etc. She was really suffering towards the end and it would have been selfish to hold on. But there is no perfect timing to these things. Ours is a very close-knit since we were all staying together initially. The kids share a beautiful bond amongst themselves. They were shattered by Bhabhi`s going.

To top it, I had a Part I Course announced on the same evening in GK II. Some devotees advised me to postpone it. But I thought it wasn`t fair to those who had organised their leave at work to be there for the Course. I took it. The first day, I was a little disoriented but what happened after the 2nd day was beyond words. How Guruji took over and the strength that I felt was phenomenal. The full Course not only took place but the Participants had amazing experiences to share.

We had barely come to terms with this loss, when we lost my Father-in-law on 28th August ; exactly a month later. His was a case of total neglect by the Doctors of Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon. He was suffering from an upset stomach and hospitalised. To our utter shock, he was released the next day even when his condition was not stable. He was 78. Anyway, in the following fortnight he flitted in and out of Artemis and Batra twice till he had to be finally hospitalised on Sunday, 25th August. He was throwing up continuously, had gone stiff and was gasping for breath.

After being wheeled into the Emergency, the Doctors struggled for more than an hour when they took him up to the ICU. The doctor there told us that he would need to be put on the Ventilator since his breath was still not steady. The following day they did a CAT Scan and found he was suffering from Gangrene of the Intestines. We were told he needed to be operated upon and the chances of survival were 50-50. Since it was a working day, all of us were all over the city and only one of my brothers-in-law was there. He called the others and decided to go for it. After a two and a half hour surgery, the Doctor came and showed the entire large and small intestine that they had removed. He said I have left a very small piece only inside that too on one side for him to excrete from. Also that He wouldnt be bringing him back to consciousness since all the oxygen should go that small part. Survival chances were only 5%.

It took a minute for it to register that the Doctor was pulling a fast one on us. Bauji had succumbed on the table itself. Have you heard of anyone being operated on the ventilator ? He could not bring him back to his senses beacause he was no more. The hospital continued with the farce till 5am the next day when they informed us of his demise.

This was not it. In a span of a day and a half, they ran a bill of 4 lacs. It was shocking. When we refused to pay, they brought it down to 2,5 lacs. The way they strapped the body and gave us was heart-breaking. Both his hands were tied in the front and even for the last rites, we could not undo them.

Inspite of going through all this, as a family if you visit us, you will find everyone laughing, celebrating and there if anyone needs us. It is only his knowledge which has pulled us through. His amazing Grace ! Today is only the 5th day !

Love n jgd

Varsha Saxena said...

I done my yes!+ in January my best friend make me join & my advance course and sahaj in March.My first advance course was guru advance course which i think was very lucky thing for me I met guruji first time and also because i'm the only the person in my family who joined AOL.:)
My first experience happened :
It was 18th july 2012 & my mausi was going to abroad and had her flight next day But suddenly on the very day morning she got her health very down & was admitted to hospital.She is having one kidney & also have sugar problem so her hemogolbin went to 3 & was in very critical situation.The hospital is not so much good in equipments in which she was so they decided to shift her in Fortis hospital that morning.Admitted in ICU & gave her blood so that her hemoglobin will rise.Next day means on 20 she was improving a little bit,her hemoglobin went to 7.To get blood for her we had arranged some donars.I just remember her face when she was in ICU her face was totally swelled & her eyes was having too small because of sugar and her skin was white.On the very same day we got to know that she was having ucer which was burst so all the blood lost and her hemglobin again went down.As her blood was not stoppable doctors gave the answer that she will be no more and to donate blood to her was useful because the blood is not stopped.
My cousin brother means her son lives in abroad with his family and he was having a great problem in front of him..his visa got expired and he applied for the green card.So there a rule if you apply for green card you can't move out of some years & if you do you won't be able to go back.Doctors called my brother and told him to come immediately.My brother didn't care about anything & he booked his ticket and came to India.My mausi said that she will not able to meet her son at this point a miracle happen in my life on 22nd july.I called my AOL teachers & some volunteers who have done blessings course,log in to online blessings & there is a group of Art Of Living blessers so i told them all to give her blessings before when she was in critical situation on 21st july.On 21st July my mother birthday come & i was having guru pooja at my house as a surprise for her I cancelled that & was feeling very bad about it.But the best thing ever I have seen in my life was it worked don't know how her blood stopped that was bleeding & her hemglobin went high magically,she was speaking properly.That was my first experience..the first gurugrace on me.Every person couldn't believe that it happened that she is alive.
Now she is out of danger but still goes to medical checkups which becomes very important for her for some months rest all is fine..:):)
I'm experiencing many miracles in my life..one of them is related to this experience.My cousin brother gone to Delhi Embassy for the interview recently & I told him not to worry everything will be fine.. you will go back and he got his visa.:) He is still with my mausi to care for her now but for now he is not in tension of going back..:):)

I'm blessed to have guruji in my life & yes miracles happens i saw & my family also..:)I started my kriya regularly can't miss a day.:)

Jai Gurudev

Pratiksha shetty said...

Guru Story from DSN



“Overcoming our barrier is the first step to success” this is what I discovered after registering for DSN Course finally keeping all my mental blocks aside.

We live in a dreamy world thinking of past and imaging our future in where we forget our “PRESENT” which is actually a gift of today before we realize that “Present moment is inevitable”

Being a shy and a short tempered person with a limited outlook always kept me restricted to things I lived in my comfort zone and actually not knowing the real world outside where I always thought “Grass is always greener on the other side”

“Paristitiya aati aur jaati hai par hum toh Rock Solid Hai…”

Today writing these makes me feel was that person really me or was I covered with a mask that was not needed Anandji... just helped remove that cover after this 3 days I stand as a changed person at another level where I am an open bird to fly as high I want. I have learnt to commit and handle things with positive attitude which never was possible without these 3 days of life changing guidance from Anandji... where now I say “up and down is part of living but up and down with a smile is art of living”



Jai Gurudev!!

TINA & SANAYA WELLINGTON said...

My Mum suffers from old age and amnesia. Since it was difficult to manage her at home in small house along with my daughter who is in college and I being a working woman we had to confine Mum in a Private Clinic. Each day even without a mind, she would say "Jai Guru Deva' and we always had pics of Guruji beneath her pillow.. . We love her and love her more cause there was a guilt of 'abandoning'. We used to go to her every day yet the vaccum of not having her with us was a load..

Last week her health again had signs of concern. But she comes out of it as easily. However, last Monday on 17th Sept, I wrote to Guruji - stating Mum again not well and I surrender myself to you as I do not know what to ask - Just dont make her suffer.... Evening I was with Mum, and my dear friend-cum-Teacher Charu called me. She was returning from an Advanced Course. After chatting generally, she asked about mum. I told her again the same problem. She told me "Dont worry leave it to HIM. Remember even if her body goes, she is going to be around you and with you. The atma never dies.." I then asked her why she saying this because I had written to Guruji that very morningi. She said maybe 'Guruji wants me to convey this to you..' That was Monday around 7.00 PM

Tue morning, 7.30 AM. I got a call from clinic - Mum expired..... My world ceased and still is.... My oxygen, my life support, my love, my strength, my Mum is no morer even before I could reach her ! I am yet devastated. Even in those moments of panic, I reached out to him in distress and told him to be with us in those moments of pain. Since we do not have any male member in our family as support - GURUJI was our only Solace. The connection was amazing... Distance across seven seas did not matter. I was distraught yet HE made me see, feel, realise, WE were not alone...

My mum's body was carried in the van to the Tower of Silence. Just outside the clinic on a lamp-post where the van awaited was a poster, put up that very time of Guruji... Mind you it was not there previous day nor when we rushed in morning. It was sprouted like a mushroom out of nowhere. He was showing us indication 'I AM WITH YOU'. This is the first indication.

Second - I was holding Guru's pic with me all through the process of mum's rituals. My d/o and I meditated near her head. My AOL South Bombay family gave great support and wanted to come. However, the rituals and rites of Zorastrianism is a bit rigid about non-parsis. And though I was in trauma, I know HE was with me. When Mum's final journey and body was carried, it was my daughter and myself holding Guru's photo that we took her on her final destination.

Third - evening prayer was at Fire Temple. With heavy heart and burning eyes - I was silently hearing the mantras. After prayer was completed, the priest comes upto me, and askes me, where do AOL satsangs take place...? I thought I was dreaming and in state of shock. But these were his first words, once again reminding me HE was with us in rituals...

Fourth - Next day after mum's departure, I was very lonely. My daughter comes running to me early morning, saying and showing "Mum Guruji has put up your poetry on His Facebook - Guru Codes". This poem I had written when he was here in Bombay last December !

Fifth - Mum's Birthday was on Friday 21st. I had great hopes to celebrate as always... However, destiny willed otherwise. To our utter surprise we saw a huge ad in newspaper 'DIVINE SHOP OPENS at Atria mall on 21st Sept' ! It was such a treat to understand HE ensures you are in his mind, heart. You just got to be open....

MY MUM STILL IS WITH US ONLY SHE DOES NOT SAY : JAI GURUDEV - SHE HEARS US SAY...

The song rang in my ears - "YOUR HOME IS IN MY HEART... WHEN YOU FEELING LONELY, I WILL CARRY YOU ALONG......"

Lu - G...

Gargi garg said...

Just willing to share a GURU story happened to be last year 24th Sep.

I was in ashram and cribbing my colleagues that Guruji didnt celebrate my b day this year. Every year around 31st Jan- 2nd feb he is in delhi and celebrates it, this year (2011) he was there, but I was not. (( by mind- he should have called me). That evening after sat-sang, Guruji was leaving out of VM and as usual every body hanged on windows and walls, to have lil more glimpse of the Divine. People were shouting Guruji, Guruji.. I also thought If I shout, atleast he would look at me. That day he dint see me (( again my mind was speaking). So, I shouted loud-- Gurujiiii- he turned and looked with his big beautiful heart passing by eyes ad I was just stunned for a moment.

Later on at night around 9, we were back to office after dine and found to our surprise, my office colleagues Sharvanni and Mukta baked a cake for all of us. I told them - they should have cooked it lil earlier and you could have presented and offered it to Guruji in Satsang. It was just my saying that we all found Guruji coming to have a round of Yagnashala along with just 2 more Sevaks. I was shocked , and asked the 2 gals to run and offer it to Guruji. These 2 Marathi girls were so sweet that they started cutting the cake and placing it on the plate. I asked them to present the full of it and as Guruji to cut it . Then we all would have shared, Now wth this sentence of mine, those pretty gals started fixing the cut down cake ;P.. By the time Guruji took half a round. now just his glimpse was enough for all of us. We decided to take the cake which was actually not in order wth a spoon , knife. we rushed towards the exit of yagnashala.

One of the ashramite girl asked me to hold the cake that I run very fast would take the same earlier than them all. and I said a ok to help them up.;-) It was all dark there. We were just 4 people. Guruji was all set in his CARRRRRRR. The girl asked me to shout b day, b day, and I said no I wont shout now. I already did once in VM ,, and that u r stopping guruji on a lie. Whose b day ha. ?? I asked. and she made me to shut up without replying. Guruji asked Girin bhaiya to stop the car. and this bold enough ashramite bravely and courageously all on her legs came near Guruji yelling the same lie sentence and calling those 2 girls to see him. I stood behind (to the side of the window towards the back) so he could not see me. Just presenting my right hand wth the cake platter in front of him. So he could see only those girls and the cake plate..

Guruji asked - whose bday?? Kiska Birthday hae. No one replied.
He again asks:- Kiska cake hae. Kon hae birthady wala idhaar? No one replied..
I was looking at that girl that she said a lie and now she is quite. I told Guruji standing back so that he could not see me- that Guruji yeh dono nae cake banaya hae.
He says Ok- par Bday kiska hae? Show me the cake . and I had to come forward. Guruji looked at me and said - Ur BiRthDay na??

I was like- now wt to say??-- Guruji aap kahe din, to din hae,, aur agar khae raat, to raat.

Guruji cut the cake. and wished. He offered me The one big garland he Took himself from the back of his seat and in a sec. was on my neck. Thsi was the one wch Guruji was offered in his Tamil nadu tour. Mala itnae lambi thea ki mere ghutnae bhi chote par gaye. That was very sweet of Guruji and I was all grateful to him that just in order to fulfill my lil wish of celebrating my b day- THE DIVINE had to do all this drama.

Thats my official bday since last year. and today I am 1 yr old lil girl and I am happy go lucky to be his child. :- JGD

Sandipan Basu said...

It was a summer in Bangalore. I was in the ashram for a advanced course. My brother was with his group of friends and they called me to have a walk around the ashram with them. My brother's friend had a ticket for the darshan line to meet Guruji. So they also wanted us to join them. I had met Guruji probably a couple of days back when he came to give is darshan after an advanced course. I heard that it was not possible to see Guruji without a ticket or appointment. As my brother's friend was going to buy flowers to give to Guruji I was with them thinking whether I should get some flowers and give it a try to meet Him even though I dont have a ticket. So I was confused. There were a lot of people in the ashram at that time.
I had a image of Guruji smiling; popping up in my mind telling me in hindi to buy some flowers. That was it. So I did.

This was not the first time I had such instructions from Guruji or thoughts or images or his voice in my mind. I am sharing this now out of many. So me and my brother along with his friends went near Guruji's office, only to see a flood of people. I was feeling hopeless and so told my brother that it was not going to happen. He kept on telling me to hang on there. I was getting tired to struggle with the crowd to get in. But kept my hopes high as Guruji has said something in my mind. Finally we both were able to get inside the security barricade and stand in a line near his office. After getting in I saw there were even more people than what I was getting disturbed about outside. A long line and a big lot sitting inside and some in His room. I kept standing until it was time to sit and wait for his darshan outside his office. He came and blessed me. I asked him a question I had about my practices. I got my answer directly from him even though like this incident I used to get his answer while doing it. I was never quite sure about whether it was my mind or it was Him. So what he answered was what I used to hear in my mind.

This is what Guruji is for me and all of us.. Even a slight desire to meet him or get his guidance can lead us even further than we can imagine. I am so blessed to have His blessings always with me. Even though confusions arise I am able to get out of it in no time.


Jai Gurudev

kratika sharma said...

Jai guru dev

After doing the AOL courses every day runs with masters grace my every second goes to thanking my adorable Gurudev .
i have experienced lots of time that he's helping in every material and spiritual growth. He's behind my every "WOW" condition.
By the time i have completed my YES+ course i used to go for seva with my teacher, and just passed the two three months of daily sadhna, one day we got late by doing homa i was in hurry to go home which is 15kms from our center where we are doing homa. As soon as we packed up from the center around 10'O clock at night just took my activa and just rushed to home all the way chanting OM NAMAH SHIVAYE coz am afraid of driving fast but i have to coz no other option left. so what happened as am on the way two loffar kind of people start following so,i have to increase my speed but they start overtaking and start teasing and acting like they are jumping on my scooter i was so scared but i have not predicted them that am getting afraid off so i have started searching Cop nearby my rout but as as usual in the journey of about 15kms not even a single policeman i haven't seen half of the distance covered in the race of overtaking and ignoring them now its 25% left and such a less crowded area i have cover then i have make the call to my teacher and spoke the all situation and have told him to keep on talking now 20% is left then also that idiots didn't turn back and my teacher asked me did they gone or not, so i got started crying and he asked to come there but distance was so lang he can't cover it in short time so i said no you just please keep on talking then he told me let me give you the BLESSING. Before that i have never experienced the seeking of blessings.Before that i don't know that does it works or not but when my teacher told me wait i'll give you the blessing on phone then i said ya do whatever you can and just for 2-3 seconds i closed my eyes in faith while driving, and that cartoons are just driving simultaneously as soon as the blessing over in just a 5 second they people stopped their bike and take the about turn and just ride off to the opposite direction i was amazed !!!!!
That how did this thing(BLESSING) work man...!!!!!
now the tears of faith start coming and my teacher asked me "now see" OMG that was the double faith of my teacher in my GURU means our KRISHNA(guru)...
and he told me they were your bodyguards gurujii has sent them for you :-)))))
then what now only 5% left to my street n am home ...
and thanked to the master and in all scenario one of my comfort zone broken up my driving which i cant control from speeding up to getting slow :D (Lolz)
thats why i have mentioned in my above lines of my script that i afraid of driving fast ..
Now i have learnt to drive skillfully by the only practice of 45 minutes with my idiot unknown 'BODYGUARDS'..


JAI GURU DEVA

lots of greets to my cutie pie gurujii...

Pankaj Kulkarni said...

Dear All
With our beloved Guruji’s grace I am here share our Guruji’s krupa. I met an accident on 28 September 2012. As usual on Friday 28th September I finished my morning home kriya and left the home with my 14th yrs old son studying in 10th std .As regular schedule I dropped him near Chinchwad station bus stop and took U turn to go to my office, suddenly a sumo hits my bike and I felt down, unable to stand my right leg got injured badly .My son as who is waiting for his bus came to me and took me immediately to hospital for treatment. Doctor told that the supporting bone of right leg got fractured and it will take minimum 3 to 4 weeks to recover. I can’t stand without walker. I came to residence with the support of walker. Saturday I miss my home kriya and Sunday morning I missed my long kriya I felt very bad I prayed to Guruji and started home kriya sitting on bed during home kriya I told guruji , I will miss my long kriya at least for 4 weeks.

Next day was Monday I took the appointment of Dr Pankaj Jindal Orthopedic (one of the best Hand surgeon in India) for second opinion. Doctor checked all the reports and X rays. And miracle happened with Guruji’s grace doctor told me to throw the walker and stand without the support of walker, he gave the next appointment on Friday 5th October 2012. Dr Jindal again saw the reports and remove the plaster immediately, also told me to join the duty from next day.

Guruji u are great. We are always protected by you.

Leela Salivati, Dubai said...

There are so many miracles in my life after Guruji entered our lives and hearts. Weaknesses have transmuted to strengths, mundane daily activities are imbued with a sense of love and sacredness. There is a constant push from inside to work on myself and become a better person.

My most recent miracle I like to call the Miracle of Navaratri, as it is pertinent to navaratri celebrations. I always have an elaborate Golu display (steps built specially, displaying mythological dolls for 10 days, which is the south Indian way of celebrating navaratri) each year, and have some specific displays on some theme every year , like a village setting, or the life of Shree Krishna etc.

This year I had an inspiration that I must build a displ ay around a replica of the Visalakshi mandap at the Bangalore ashram. I knew it would be a challenge to build one with the short time I had, given my various responsibilities as a mother and daughter-in-law and wife. Still it was a strong desire and I was wishing it would happen. We talked of building it in thermacol, but I knew that would require a lot of skill, and time, not to mention the mess it would make getting the display together.

Somehow time went by on a flash and it was the Thursday before the Monday, when the Golu display had to be completed. I knew there was no way I was going to get my wish this time. But I decided to try my best and started my car to find a carpenter who I could pay extra to get the model finished in time.

As I was driving out, I called my husband to tell him my plan, when he told me some stunning news. He had downloaded pictures of Visalakshi mandap and had given it to his friend who supervised specialist carpenters to build the replica ! On Satuday I had the most magnificent model of Visalakshi mandap 1 foot in height, white and pristine, with expert workmanship showing through every angle. My Golu is the best I have ever had, and Visalakshi mandap has come to my house !

Built by the best carpenters in the city ! My Guruji fulfills even the littlest of my dreams in the grandest of ways !

Jai Guru Dev and love.

Deepika said...

I was on my way to do an errand in the northern suburbs, and had stopped at a stop street, when it became clear to proceed driving, there was an oncoming vehicle at high speed, so I stopped.
Suddenly, I heard a crashing sound,felt the impact of something knocking into the rear of my car, felt the car move forward slightly.
All types of thoughts bewildering me, I lept out of my car to inspect the damage. The lady who was behind me had reversed and pretended nothing had happened. As I asked her what did happen, she said "look at your car, nothing happened to it"..and when I did look, there was teeny weeny paint graze that washed off. By Guruji's grace, nothing happened to the car. I did have a whiplash, but nothing serious or major.

In awe of his infinite Grace
Jai Gurudev

Siva, Chennai said...

No one can Fathom the ways of Guru/God/SELF !!

With our beloved Guruji every moment was filled with memorable experiences during this Navaratri 2012 celeberations, as it usually would. Let me just of them now; will share still more little later.

Before the start of Navaratri, I was longing to see Guruji and it became too intense as the dates neared. There was no plan to be at Ashram and this is my first Navaratri. My Teacher Rajesh Chugani and my Seva inspirer Mr. Chandrasekar had organised to take 100+ rural children to Ashram to get them to meet Guruji for the first time. I was also invited to be there part of the volunteers and till the last moment there was no plan for me to go to Ashram due to certain personal logistical confusions. Looks like the call was stronger that i decided the previous late night to join the party the next day early morning. The appointment was at 4:30 p.m. but got delayed since we missed "Nice Road" from Electronic city which is a short cut to Ashram. We had to take the long route of getting through Banashankari (city), after paying a speeding Ticket of Rs. 300/- we reached Ashram only at 4:35 p.m. We changed in the car itself and ran to find that still Children were waiting in the amphi-theatre (opp. to VM). There was time for us to refresh, to quench our thirst and relax a while before we were called into Ganga Kutir and gave a beautiful memorable 15 minutes. Only for this we came all the way driving from Chennai. Guruji never upset any one. It is HIS Old habit (As HE usually says). Contd..

Siva, Chennai said...

Contd..

But the longing increased in me to see Guruji more, to have more proximity, to listen to his sweet voice direclty without a mike :), to experience his soft touch. Extended the stay after negotiating with the reception incharge to allot us a dormitary since we were to stay only for the night with the hope that I would have another encounter with HIM. The pact was that next afternoon we would have to check out since it was Navaratri time and advance booking for the accomodation is full. The next day morning I was going around the Ashram, every one told that Guruji will be busy in Navaratri preparation and is very difficult to see him; trying to convince me not to get upset if I dont get a chance. But I was constantly talking to Guruji in my mind, with intense longing, i need to see you Guruji, somehow. Discussing these I went to Rishimuk - the monthly AOL magazine counter for subscription. Suddenly, there was a ruffle, someone shouted Guruji. Yes ! there he came out with no prior notice, to visit the presentation arrangements on breast cancer day. What a great 20 mins, going around along with him presentation by presentation, with close glimpses of his face! There came another desire in me while walking along with him to have a Top to Toe close Dharshan, since he was surrounded by the crowd gathered there. I have not seen his lotus feet before. All of a sudden he took a diversion on the route to see the stage arrangement at Yagnashala.The crowd was left behind and i could see him as close as possible from Top to Toe, including his lotus feet. Tears of Gratitude started rolling on my cheeks, uncontrollable. When the longing is more, when there is no other priority other than HIM in mind and we are hollow and empty without any conflicts in the mind, he has no choice but to listen! Visiting the posters/presentation was just a reason there, but who knows like me how many souls wandering there to see him with the intense longing and love!

Mannath Sri Jagannath;
Madhguru Sri Jagadguru;
Madhathma Sarva Bhoothandharathma!

Jai Gurudev!

Marga van Klinken (Amsterdam, Netherlands) said...

It is this month 20 years ago that I did my first basic course. Three months later, In January 1993, I went to India and met Guruji in the Bangalore city ashram. Some days later I sat with Him in his small kutir in the big ashram (though at that time it was still small, and I was so fortunate to be alone with Him). He first asked my name, and asked about my profession, and then smiled and closed his eyes.

After several minutes a strange but very beautiful experience happened. It felt like He was scanning me, through all my layers of existence. This lifetime, maybe many before and any animal, plant, stone,minerale or whatever form my consciousness has taken before. A deep silence dawned on me, as I was known in my very Being. And at the same time the feeling that we were One in this experience, He and me, but also One with everybody else.

It was only years later that was able to speak about this happening.
I became an Art of Living teacher since, and at the end of each course I share this with my course participants.
Nevertheless, in all those years there has been still lots of moments that I did not feel the connection, because I got stressed, or I went into doership, or into desires as if the present moment wasn't enough sufficient, or aversion against the happenings in the present moment.....
But lately I realized that this first experience with my Master was already so deep and totally peaceful, I do not need anything else.
Just be in His Grace, and so grateful to be His instrument.
Jai Guru Dev

Vishal Lahoti (VIT UNIVERSITY,VELLORE) said...

Guruji Loves Fun

We all YES!+ VIT volunteers were giving intro talks day and night used all sort of skills facebook cover
change everyday,messaging,class introtalk,campus introtalk,hostel introtalk,etc.It was like we had 50
registrations till 7th and we told Vishal Merani bhaiya that it’s going to be a 108 people course.

As a regular habit Vishal bhaiya vishal bhaiya used to ask everyday and on 8th he messaged me again
asking about how many fully paid registrations do we haveat the end of the day. I said 60 just like that.
In the whole day I had given intro talks to many people but no one registered. I was feeling bad that I
lied to my teacher. Just at that very moment my friend sidhant called me up and said to confirm to the
girls side and inform him how many registrations the girl’s have. I called them up and they said nine. It
was 59 now. And at that very moment one participant called me up and said me to come down to hostel
entrance. He was there with full course fee and it was 60.Finally I was feeling good with the thought that
I was not the one who said sixty to vishal bhaiya it was Him.

Love you Guruji.

JAIGURUDEV

Sirisha Kandula said...

Jai Gurudev
to start with;I had this deep wish inside me that I never listened to a lullaby since my childhood,that was when I heard the soothing voice of Guruji during the Basic course held at Mehdipatnam,Hyderabad,AP about 2 years back.In fact I was unwillingly drawn into it,because of my mother.The Vajraasana was hell,I was fat anyway,to make matters worse.;ofcourse that ;lullaby of Guruji put me to deep sleep or whatever it is called in spirituality,I was so happy.
Then I completed the basic course and have been practising yoga,meditation sincde then.My life took a turn,I became more disciplined,most importantly I have approached my ideal body weight-almost there-weight loss,greater self esteem,I am better able to organise,introspect and able to face adversity/stress in a positive manner,my public relations have improved,my silence means a lot more than my words-thanks to guruji,I would like to take the advanced course-but due to unforeseen circumstances I am unable to-but may be if the circumstances favour in the future-Jai Gurudev

Radhika ( YES! + From Ludhiana) said...

This is my Guru story:
I remember that evening . It happened when Gurudev was in Cape Town (2012). I was in India. Feeling so deep urge to meet my Master I was feeling like bursting in tears and called for Him loud in my heart , I said, "Gurudev You are aware of my situations, I know I have to be very patient and accept the situation but today I have no control I want to be in your physical presence. Either call me or come to me! " I just prayed deep in my heart that I can't take it more . Due to my situations at home I have not met Gurudev. I asked Him I want to escape today. Please let me.
After some time I went to sleep.
With my eyes closed and in His wait I slept.
He came! He came to meet me...in my dream. He was carrying a red colour bordered Anga-Vastra upon His white serene robe. He called me near pampered me like a mother pampers her newly born. He smiled and made me smile too. How it is for Gurudev He simply manages to take care of eveyr thing. I was filled with gratitude. My eyes my body my soul...I felt oneness with Gurudev in that meeting. I felt yes I own God. He is mine He is no one separate or like someone I have to be formal with. No! Infact He is the one I own 100% and He also owns me 100%.
Its all His grace. I m very very very lucky. Just His Grace..nothing else. He is there all we need is to see... feel that He is with me ..everytime, everywhere 24 X 7 X 365!
He has His own way.
Jai Gurudeva!

Alok Kejriwal said...

It's very simple!

ASK to meet him FROM YOUR HEART!

Real story:

In the middle of May 2012, I was meditating hard and told Sri Sri Guruji in my prayer - "Boss, I'm tired of remembering u. Now u remember me. I ALSO told him in my prayer WHOM he should tell in the Ashram to call me.'

A week later the SAME lady called.

She said, "Alok, there is discussion we want to have on a web project...."

Simple, solid message!!!

I met guruji on Sunday - the 9th of June 2012.

CALL HIM/SMS him/Pray to him FROM YOUR HEART

Alok Kejriwal said...

Meeting with Guruji – 1st time


When my family and I got a chance to meet Guruji for the first time last Nov, I just packed a couple of Tees and went!

On the day of our meeting with Guruji, I had worn this slightly outrageous bright green T-Shirt with a Black and Yellow Usain Bolt image on it.

This was the expression when Usain Bolt won the first gold in the Olympics in the 100 mtrs and became the fastest man on earth. At the back of the Tee, there was a large yellow No. 1 sign!

Just as we were summoned to Guruji’s beautiful cottage to meet him, for a moment I felt embarrassed by this startling green Tee that I had worn. So, I thought of wearing a navy cotton jumper to cover it. Then I passed a mirror and saw Usain Bolt staring at me.

HE LOOKED LIKE A MAN ON TOP OF THE WORLD.



That’s when it hit me that I WAS ALSO GOING TO FEEL THE SAME after meeting Guruji!!

So, I DID NOT wear the Blue Jumper.

When I met Guruji, I TOLD HIM what had happened and then showed him my Green T-Shirt in detail.

I told him, “Guruji, I AM feeling like this guy (Usain Bolt) just now!”

Then I did the UNTHINKABLE. I turned around and showed my back to Guruji to point out the No.1 printed on it. When I turned back again, I told Guruji, “Guruji, I am No.1 with you.”

Guruji began laughing and so did the many people around him.

Alok Kejriwal said...

Meeting 2



This June (2012) when I prepared to meet Guruji, I was very clear.

Each time I would meet him; I would wear a T-Shirt that expressed how I felt being with him.

For this trip I wore an equally bizarre T-Shirt called ‘Out of Control’

In my meeting with Guruji, I told him that with him around me, I go out of Control!

My mind blanks out, my heart beats 1000 times faster, I feel like I am being washed in waves of spiritual bliss.

This time also, Guruji laughed out loud!

Navaneeth Krishnan said...

“You take one step towards the Master, and HE will take ten steps towards you. But that one step has to be taken ; Sri Sri”

There are many incidents in my life and he has taken care of me every time!
See the sequence of events in this!
I wished if Gurudev wishes to see me, He be there in Bangalore Ashram while am there for my first time, between 11-20th Jan 2013.

Felt a pinch initially when I heard that He won’t be there in India itself during then:(
Later I heard, He is in India that time but may not be in B’lore Ashram:(
Then I heard he is travelling to Kerala during the same time ie. Jan 11-20 while am in B’lore and my tickets already booked!! Imagine myself missing him twice, once in Kerala & then in Bangalore:( Unimaginable!

Then the tour schedule got confirmed whereby He is in Kerala between 7-10th Jan; Trivandrum on the 10th!!! Just a day before my travel to Bangalore! And then in B’lore between 11-20th Jan!!! Making it possible for me to be able to see Him in Kerala (other cities), Trivandrum, and then again in Bangalore!!! http://www.artofliving.org/srisriontour (see the last entry).
He will make it possible. I have 100% faith

Now the suspense is He is travelling back to from Trivandrum to Bangalore on the 11th:):):) ...Only Gurudev knows, we may afterall be in the same flight!! Jai Gurudev!

Looking at past and present, we try to plan the future. Guruji, seeing the future, plans our present!!

bhadra naik said...

Miracles do happen

There are many many miracles that have been happening around me & my family, eversince we met Gurudev from last 8 yrs. in India.
But now a memorable miracle happened with us in USA, a few months back.
We purchased a "Honda City" car & as a usual practise we kept a picture of Gurudev near the steering wheel. We would street park the car in fornt of our appartment, at ground level.
One Monday morning we found our car unlocked, steering wheel broken from the base & in hanging state.Someone tried desperately to steal our car but in vain. We got the car fixed within five days & for that weekend my son took the car to park in his appartment compound, just few miles away from us. To our surprise on Monday morning our car was broken-in again. But miraculously our car did not start & did not move an inch! In frustration all the a/c vents of the car were broken! The best surprise was we COULD start the car at that very moment! even the cops were surprised by this consecutive incidents.
Our car was simply protected by HIM.
HE in his own subtle waytakes care of us.
HE always keeps a track of his devotees.
JGD.

Sagar Pishori, Mumbai said...

Guruji,I was driving my honda city car in the evening at 7pm in city Roads in Mumbai.A small guy around 6years was hit by my car while he was crossing the Road.so I thought he would be deeply hurt I knew it was 100% mistake of the small guy without seeing he crossed the road.I stopped my car & I was very shaky & nervous,some people came they told me to get down of the car.so I was scared I would be beaten up by the crowd.Without seeing the condition of small guy I told them I am ready to take all hospital bills whatever has happened to small guy & it is not my mistake the kid just jumped at my car..I would say by gurujis grace the kid was alright & the people who were around admitted it was not the mistake of person who was driving ,it was the small guy`s mistake & they asked me to leave..I would say guruji helped me out of the situation or I would be in a bad state.I have done part 1 course.Guruji has made me courageous & very positive. Jai guru dev-

Preetika said...

my guru story.....

my parents were looking groom for me. that time i had registered my self on a matrimonial site. i was received intrest form one guy. i like his profile. we meet up. 1 year spent with each other in distance relationship. sudden he didn't received my call nor reply. no mails. my parents & me was worried. after few days he said we don't have any future due to intercaste. i was not able to understand that situation. i was join basic course, after that dsn course. i was quit OK but i fell very lonely some time. we was not in any connection(phone,meeting) his parents said they never ready for this marriage. after that i was surrender my self no call to him no. mail no chating.

after few months i was crying in front of guru ji's picture in pooja place and my heart said to him please do something so that he called me up.... and crying.....
after pooja i saw my pone there is 2 missed call from his no (i was not able to picked up because my phone was silent)..... its miracle....
and he send mess on facebook that he wanna now how i am doing.

today i am happy without him because guru ji said past is past don't discuss and bother your past in present........jai guru dev.......

Snehal Prabhu said...

Jai Gurudev,

I do not know where to start from because since the last few days I have been experiencing Guru Grace almost like everyday. Like for instance today:-

I had this excrutiating pain in my back since the last seven days. I tried everything but to no avail. Today when I was meditating with Guruji at 06:30 am Guruji says whatever pain is there in your body absorb it. I followed what my Guru said to the best of my knowledge & lo soon as I opened my eyes after the meditation the pain had vanished. Almost half a day has passed and there is no sign of the pain. Is this not Guru Grace.

By each passing day my Luv for my Guru His Holiness SriSri Ravishankar only increases where there is no looking back.

Only Yours Guruji

renata drnasin said...

I want to share my story with everybody.

It is a story about dreams and hopes. It is a story about how Gurudji affects our lives in such miraculous ways, giving us help and strength every day . We blossom with out teacher, growing into beautiful human beings. Everything in our life flows in the right direction .

Four years ago I had a dream that Gurudji was here in Calgary. At that time there was no Art of living Centre and I did not know anybody.

Just last week my friend Jenn called me on the phone and told me the best news ever : "Renata! You’re going to get the best birthday gift ever next April. Guess who’s coming to Calgary?"

So my story goes like this: the very first time I visited my Guru, was in Germany, in 2008. After a long meditation, I wished that my whole life would change....I love Croatia ,but I wanted to move and change my job and everything...

I don't know how, but in 2009 I was married and living in Calgary,Canada!!!

I didn’t go to Kriya so often, because it was far away and I sometimes worked on Saturdays. I wished one day that the Art of living Centre was somewhere close to Chinook. Closer to my home and apartment. Then Summer 2009 , I heard that Bavesh was coming to Calgary. He was the only teacher that I knew form Croatia. Soon the Art of living Centre opened two blocks from my home. What a great sign and blessing from Guruji!!!

Then my imagination went wild. I began to imagine that Gurudji was coming to Calgary.There were lots of people around me, and I received a blessing form him.

These details are just a small part of my story. Many, many beautiful things have happened to me. I am sure with his Grace, I got the job I wanted and learned so many things. What’s amazing is that through me, people who didn’t even know him, realized his greatness.

So with my heart full of joy and happiness, I am looking forward to April...knowing that he is coming with his arms full of blessings ..Many many people will benefit form his visit, and I hope that he will bring smiles to the faces of those who most need him...

Namrata Pandey said...

Jai Gurudev ,

My relation with my Guru was full of lots of Belief,Love, Respect but also a tinge of doubt that my logical mind would always raise.I had read and heard a lot about His miracles and how He takes his children to the destination.A miracle of His has strengthened my faith in Him.
I am an MBA student and placements had started in my campus. This kept me bothering for 3-4 months due to loopholes in my academic performance due to which I knew I would not meet eligibility criteria in many companies.Also I am a married lady and many companies might not prefer that.All in all I had many reasons to get rejected by majority of companies. Further , Market is already down and so hiring is very less.

I sat for 2-3 companies in which I was eligible,but was rejected in the 1st round due to immense competition.My health was also suffering because of stress and I couldn't even study.

Then came 3rd Dec.I surfed the AOL site and came to know that Guruji would be in Delhi in the 1st week of Dec.I contacted AOL teacher here. He told me that Guruji was coming on 4th Dec.I was sure to meet him after 3 years.

A company was also coming on 4th Dec.I somehow had a feeling that I might get through this company but my logic rejected this faith as maximum no. of candidates were sitting for it and students from different colleges had also come. In short this was the toughest company to get through amongst all the companies visited earlier. And I thought since I couldn't clear easy companies, this was a way far tougher.

The day started. I got through the 1st round.My interview was scheduled at the end.I requested to prepone it so that I could go for Satsang. Gave my interview which went very bad. Company was highly disappointed by my lack of knowledge in that domain.

I rushed to the venue. Guruji came and looked divine as always .I knew that I still loved Him inspite of my not doing Kriya for over 2 years and less activity in AOL. Once an ardent follower had turned into an atheist. But this phase couldn't kill my Love for Guruji.

I got the news that I got selected.
However high people might praise my hard work, I know this was just His blessing. I know if my hard work had to pay , it could have much before. And I know my meeting Him and getting a job on the same day was not just a coincidence.

I owe Him everything-my job,my soul and my life ...

Love you Guruji
Jai Gurudev!

Caro Pena said...

My parents were to spend the night of 31/01 to the house of my brother. When they returned home, his dog was gone. With the fireworks had been frightened and lost. My parents live in the delta, is a place of islands and rivers. The next day my mom, she was sad, tells me what happened and I tell her ask to Gurudev, He will bring back the dog. On our side we went to look, stick posters with the picture of the dog. I knew it would appear, did not know how or when, but I could feel it in my heart when I asked Gurudev. It took three days and the fourth my mom called telling me that a friend of hers, who lives on another island about 15 minutes by boat had dreamed that the dog appeared atand that same day he received a call from a neighbor of her, who lives about three miles from her house saying that he had a dog in her garden since 1 January. That neighbor did not call the friend of my mom since 6 months! And by "some reason" the call her to tell that. The friend of my mother began to cry and went with her boat to look the dog and carry it to my parents.
One never knows how to make the Divine miracles, but does. The dog had swum and had lost still more than 8 km from home and Guruji left him home safe and sound. My parents are very grateful to Gurudev and I too. He is allways in everything ! The miracles are happening all the time. Jai Gurudev

Pralhad Laxman Kulkarni said...

I am with Art of living since Sep. 2005 and have experienced many miracles in my life.

I have always experienced Guruji’s Blessings & presence.
I would like to share one of the experiences of last year. It was 30 years of celebration ceremony in July 2011 in Germany. In the month of Feb 2011, I had finished one of my projects and was waiting for the next one. At that time, once after finishing our regular weekly follow up my friend asked me why not we go to Germany for 30 years celebration. We had gone together for 25 years ‘celebration. I was uncertain in my mind to plan so early as I was not knowing when I will get the project and if I get a project whether I will be able to take leave and plus the expenses of around 5000 dollars for me and my wife. For a moment I thought but I was sure something good will happen and I told my friend we will go and we did the booking in Feb 2011. Within couple of days I got a good contract but was ending on July 15, 2011. I took up the project and started my work. Project Manager was very happy with my work and to my surprize he said to me, you have done so well and will pay you full if you could finish the work before June 30, 2011 which was exactly matching our booking for 30 years of celebration ceremony. I could go to Germany for the 30 years of celebration and earn much more money than expected.
One more time experienced that He takes care of you all the way.

Jai Guru Dev.

Shilpa Rai said...

There r soooo many Guru stories which have taken place with me,but I really would like to share this one.
I am currently a final year law student and have deep interest in this particular field of women rights. During my 9th sem I had applied for my Internship in 2 different places,1 in Mumbai in an NGO called “Majlis” while the other in Delhi with the “National Human Rights Commission”. My confirmation with Majlis came in no time, but I really wanted to intern with NHRC. There were various reasons behind interning with NHRC,1 being that I would get paid.
The 1st list of NHRC’s selected list of interns came and I was very disappointed to see that I wasn’t one of them. I was shattered when 1 of the teacher from “ART OF LIVING” told me “Always keep this in mind,no matter what u think ,Guruji will always choose the best for u”.It was also that time of the year when the “unfortunate event of Nirbhaya” had taken place in Delhi.
I was still reluctant to go to Mumbai for the internship since I never knew anyone there.To add to my woes, I did not get the first class tickets to Bombay and I had also scratched my left cornea just a day before I had to leave.
Anyways, taking Guruji’s name I sat in the train and somehow reached Bombay where I was to stay in my uncle’s place.The first week went by smoothly figuring out the places and work ,but I had started feeling very lonely in this big city.
Later the 2nd list of NHRC was out and I was selected,but I realized that I have started enjoying my work in Majlis since they dealt with women rights only which is my area of interest.I am the part of Rape Unit here and goes for various Rape Victim Support programmes .I realized I would have never had this kind of experience if I was with NHRC.
I feel so contented working with the women here that It makes me realize that Guruji took the best decision by sending me to Mumbai. Needless to mention I have also made a lot of friends in a short span of 2 weeks and I don’t feel lonely anymore .Infact I am loving my work and friends here.
My heart fills with gratitude and all I can say,”No matter what happens,a Guru knows and will always choose the best for you.“

Jai Guru Dev

nikhil mordia said...

jai gurdev

it was navratri 2010 in mumbai and we were leaving after attending the satsang
we were 4 people who had to go to the same area
so we were waiting to catch a rickshaw
only 3 people are allowed in a rickshaw
so we got a rickshaw and convinced the guy to take all 4 of us and he agreed
and after a few kms traffic police were there and they were checking each and every vehicle passing by
as we were approaching them suddenly all the cops some how got busy and we went without being noticed
such is the power of sattva and high energy during navratri

jgd

Bhargavi said...

Jai Gurudev,

I have done my Part 1 course in 2008, but never went for a follow up. Repeated the course in 2010 and there was no looking back from then.

My teachers told me about AMC and Guruji meeting the participants. I was excited and preparing myself to go to the Ashram. I had a thought to give HIM a nice shawl when I meet HIM for the first time. Wanted to choose a nice red coloured one, because HE is in white ......and red goes well with white (peace and love...you see).....Searched in many shops but couldn't get a nice one...........I thought if I get a good one I will buy otherwise no...........Finally, on the last day of my travel, made a last attempt........To my surprise, I got a beautiful red shawl.....exactly like the one I was visualising.........

I reached the Ashram and was waiting for the moment to give HIM the shawl.....First day passed.....second day passed......but didn't get a chance to meet HIM.......Day by day.....I was getting more curious to give HIM the shawl. On the third day, Vishalaksi Mantap was fully packed for Satsang.......I had no choice but to sit on the left side of the stage (a little far away from where Guruji sits).........HE was speaking and all of us were keenly listening to HIM........During HIS talk, HE turned and looked at me once........after a while........HE looked at me again........a little later.......HE turned to me again and this time, I could not resist but run towards HIM.........One person stopped me saying "You can't go like that" and I replied "HE IS CALLING ME".....went up to HIM and gave the shawl...........WOW.....It was a Soul to Soul connection and a Wonderful Experience which I can never forget in my Life.

HE reads our minds and leaves us with cherishable experiences.....

Love you Guruji......You are sooooooooooooo sweeeeeeeeet...

Y.Goenka, Durgapur said...

Jgd

My son results for ipcc (ca inter) were supossed to be announced 2 days before but were not declared and he was not confident of clearing both the groups. we were at his place in kolkata and we got the news that Guruji is comming to town for brief stopover on way to GAUHATI,so we rushed to have his durshan,the flight landed at 10.40pm at kolkata airport,my son results were also displayed on internet after that and he cleared both groups,usualy the results are displayed during office hours.

My wife was praying to Guruji for my son passing both groups and after seeing the resuts we were surprised to see that in both groups just one or two marks were extra than what was required,it was appearing as if it was made to pass him.it was sure that it was due to his grase.

my pranam to his lotus feet

Narayan said...

This happened a week ago to a close relative of mine, Krishnan. At around 3 AM, Jan 22nd 2013, Krishnan who was in relative good health till then, had a breathing problem. His son, Ganesh and daughter-in-law, Satya immediately woke up and started tending to him. He was having difficulty breathing and nothing was helping. He was becoming agitated and nervous, he new death was near. Satya, who is art of living teacher started praying to Gurudev and put on his CD on "Om Nama Shivaya". She started gently rubbing his back and chanting OM Nama Shivaya with. He continued chanting with whatever strength he could garner. The more he chanted the more at peace he was. As they drove down to the hospital the chanting continued, with Satya urging him on... you will be OK father she said. The car went through a couple of bumps and he was feeling discomfort and pain. But even in the pain his chanting continued unabated. Time was running out and finally the reached the hospital. With great difficulty Krishnan got out of the car, gasping for every breath, but a feeling of peace was all around him. The few steps to the hospital door was most difficult, but we knew Gurudev was with him. As he entered the hospital, he took his final breath still chanting Om Namashivaya. With that he merged into the divine cosmos, Satya could almost feel the energy leaving the body. The doctors tried to revive him but his time in this planet was over.

Gurudev says that the last thought before death is a strong impression that determines in part your next life. The last thought of the divine in Krishnan's mind could not have happened without the grace of our beloved Guru. We are so glad to have HIM in our life and even during death HE ensured the most peaceful passing. While we miss Krishnan and grieve his passing, the thought that Guru's grace will see him into a more peaceful state gives us strength. Gurudev has given us the tools to deal with life and to deal with death. May the Grace of Guru be on all.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti, Jai Gurudev.

karthik said...

September 2012 i joined a small startup in Bangalore and i hated my job and everyday seemed boring to me. This is when I decided to join the Art of Living.

Till this day I don’t know what inspired me to join the YES+ course. I was never into spirituality, but for some reason i wanted to do this course and i was quiet excited. But, even after all that excitement I did not complete my 1st course since it was my ex girlfriends birthday that day and I wanted to meet her. Two weeks I rejoined the course and completed my Yes+.

A month after completing my Yes+ I moved on and completed my DSN and then I prayed to guruji that I dint wanna work for Nichepro anymore and wanted to volunteer for Shishu Mandir a school for the blind as a full time teacher. Alas! Immediately the net day my dream came true. My HR called me and told me that they are firing people and I don’t have to come to office anymore.

Side by side I was also applying for education abroad and I came across a business school in Sydney where I am currently studying. Before joining the school I missed my 1st interview because I dint check my mail. So I immediately wrote back to them saying that I was busy and sorry that I couldn’t attend my interview. The next time when the interview was supposed to take place they actually dint interview and directly offered me a seat in the University.

This is how Guruji`s grace works through. Now I am also an active volunteer in Sydney. All I have to say is that Guruji is always taking care of us J

I encourage all you to take up seva and introduce the others who need this knowledge.



Jai Gurudev

Rajmohan said...

Jai Gurudev,

There are many GURU story in my life. I share an important story happened in my life four month ago. I was working in Ivory coast. So I did some mistake with my job, its not the big one. But employer without any inquiry he sacked me. At last I was un employment suddenly. I have to repay my home loan everything.

I just surrender to GURUJI and get blessed from online. Within 30 days especially I got the offer on my birthday date. Its GURUJI gift to my birthday. I got the new company with good facilities which I never think in my life. I got the 2 month on and one month off also. Present employer so much supportive also. How GURUJI is taking care every thing.

With lots of love,

Girish said...

JGD...

The last 8 years in my life has been witness to umpteen number of miracles. Have tried to capture one of my favourites.

This incident happened in Bangalore,a year and half back, when a cousin of mine had returned to India from the US after having gotten recently divorced.

Needless to say, he was going through a tough phase and was feeling depressed about the turn of events in his life.My wife and I decided to take him to the Satsang at Ashram on a saturday. Guruji was to address the audience from the amphitheatre. My cousin had never met Guruji and didn't have a clue about what a satsang was about.

A few minutes before the satsang, my cousin decided to use the washroom,while my wife and I decided to settle down at the amphi.As my cousin gets back from the wash room, Guruji arrives with quite a few accompanying him to the stage. Guruji was about to climb the stage, when he paused for a few seconds, turns to my cousin who was viewing the gala fare of Guruji's satsang for the first time. His Holiness tells my cousin - do not worry, everything is going to be ok!My cousin was shell shocked at his mind being read.

In an unbelievable turn of events, my cousin got married again within ten days of the incident and has been happy ever since.

The incident made me realise that Guru's grace is available for everyone. Sadhana, Seva and Satsang help one tune to experience the grace through increased awareness.

S A N MURTHY, part-1 teacher said...

I went to Manasa Ganga Ashram today to take Sadhana Session for AMC participants and regular kriya follow up.
After completion of the assignment I almost drove back 18 KM then realised I forgot my Mobile phone at ashram. Mobile is not seen in my car I was driving back to ashram with a feeling guruji wanted me at ashram that may be the reason I almost drove 10 km, suddenly 2 small pamphlets about sri sri yoga kept in my next seat in the morning flown out and My mobile is seen without going upto the ashram. Had I kept mobile in my next seat while coming back from ashram I would not have kept beneath the pamphlets . I felt its a miracle .

ASHISH KUMAR SINGAL said...

JAI GURUDEV JI,

Guru ji, I am very thankful for what u are done for me & doing for me.
I used to read Guru Stories, thinking that when I will going to have this chance to write my story,

Yesterday, dates 1 feb 2012, I was coming by bus from PATIALA TO GOBINDGARH, my home town. When I was near to my stoppage the bus was not slowed down , I jumped from the bus because of my hurriedness for home , bus was fast ,I was running with the bus because I am not able to properly leave my hand from the handle of exit gate of bus . Suddenly I leave the handle of bus exit gate & toppled over on the G.T. ROAD ,

I was surprised ,there is no vehicle behind me to crossover my body , did not got any kind of injury, there is no stain or dirt mark on my clothes, my new specs, cello hot water bottle was not broken even there is not any severe pain in my body. Just a little blood come from my left hand third finger .

From last 1 month I am doing PADAM SHADNA which make my body flexible with SUDARSHAN KIRYA + SAHAJ SAMADHI continuously without any break.

Yesterday also, I followed the same procedure for SADHANA WHICH SAVED MY LIFE ,EVEN WHEN MISTAKE WAS MINE NOT OF BUS DRIVER / CONDUCTOR.

LOVE YOU GURU JI,


With Regards,

Aditi Arora said...

This is recent one .. my teacher called me and told about this new vidya mandir recently inaugurated in Noida .. she called up to invite for the inauguration and ganesh homa which was happening on the next day morning .. i had an exam day after the ganesh homa .. so i thought to not to take any risk on my exam .. but i really wanted to go .. the day my exam was .. my teacher told me that sri sri will be there in the evening for a satsang and discussing about volunteer for better india .. and she said she will drop me to my home .. i was fine with plan and promised guruji to come .. and i did as i said .. i went to the satsang .. it was already 8:30 .. and he didn't arrived till then .. and i was getting super late .. i called up my teacher to ask that if she is interested in leaving now .. i knew she will not because she wanted to meet HIM .. i called her and sms-ed her .. no response and the phone was not reachable as well .. and that moment i realized that i am not carrying any money .. i only had metro card in my pocket .. i went upstairs to ask if there is anyone going to metro station .. they was no-one .. i called up my friend to ask if she was at her place (she also stays in noida but in other sector) .. so i decided i will take money from her .. i was very tensed because my father doesn't allow me to stay out of home so late and it was already 9 by then .. and i thought if i will not go on time today .. he will not let me go to Volunteer for better india ..but then i thought guruji always say drop your tensions to me .. i accepted the moment .. i thought this is what he has decided for me .. so let it be .. i am sure something good will happen ... i moved out of the mandir .. i was about to reach the main road .. one car stops near by me and asks if i want any lift from to the metro station .. by his tika and jai gurudev .. i sat in his car without asking any other question .. i couldn't believe that he really listened to me and took care of my worries .. that guy shared his stories related to guruji .. i was sooo glad .. the feeling was speechless .. no word can describe it .. i reached in home on-time .. my dad didn't scolded me .. i did service for the first time in volunteer of better India .. my dad didn't said anything ..

Sonu said...

It all started when i was in my final year in 2010. Due to lack of internal marks and lack of attendance i could not clear my paper. Due to one paper i was not able to get my graduation degree. Repeatedly i gave exams but could not clear.

At last i gav my exam in oct 2012. I was out of station when i got the information that my exam was scheduled day after my return to my city kolkata. I was not at all prepared but still wid little preparations i gav exam.

In between i visited for a long kriya. I never used to but that day what come in my mind i dont know but i discussed my problem with one of the teacher present there. She listened to me & told me to give my 100% if i dont clear this time.
Every day i used to be tensed about my results. But after talking to her i felt that all my botherations were taken away from me. And after few days only i got my results & at last i cleared my graduation.

It was just a miracle that without any good preparation i got cleared. It feels great to realize everyday that he is with me and i am so blessed in his company. There is no end to his miracles.

Humble devotee said...

JGD.

I have many Guru stories, but this one still amazes me after so many years.

A few years back, when I was not married, I met my husband, and knew instantly that he was the one for me. We became a couple in a few months, but he was committment phobic, and whenever the topic of marriage would come up, he would tell me that he couldn't marry me. I hadn't done the basic course by this time, and would feel quite depressed when he would say such things.

Then somehow my colleague pulled me to do the basic course. And within a few months I also did DSN. After DSN I completely left my worries about this matter to Guruji. Within a few months, without any effort from my side, his parents came to know about us from somewhere, and his mother asked him to bring me home. When I met his mother, she loved me completely, and agreed almost immediately to get us married. My husband also readily agreed to it, and everything went off smoothly from there on. This was my first experience of surrending to Guruji. I was very feverish about this topic, but the moment I let go, Guruji made everything happen, without me saying a single word. He is always with His devotees and fulfills all their desires to perfection.

Jai Gurudev!

ravikant & shweta said...

Jai Gurudev,
i would like to share this incident which happened to me & my wife just yesterday (18th Feb.,13).we both moved to Metro cash & carry center located at kanakpura road for purchasing some household stuff of our daily use with silver card (which is of my friend Madhav).we entered over there without any problem as we were use to it quite often.after putting so much effort we were able to manage our shopping in around 1.30 hrs.finally we came to the billing counter for silver card holder.but it was closed so i inquired about employee at that counter but i have been informed that the person is on lunch.so after showing my concern they assured me that somebody will take in charge of that counter in next 10 min. In the mean time some other person also came in the same que behind me and started waiting for the opening of that counter.finally one person came there and started the billing.but at last he asked me about the authorization letter from my friend for this purchase as my friend was not with me.i informed him that we are using this card so often earlier also without his presence but till today nobody has asked anything but ultimately it was of no use .even we talked with some other higher official also regarding this issue but hardly got any solution.ultimately we were feeling tired as we had made so much effort in those 1.30 hr. but once we were loosing our hope at that moment guru grace come to rescue us from that awkward situation.One lady who were in the que just next to me with her husband came to us and asked me to use her card for the billing.we were overwhelmed seeing this support from an unknown person.this was sheer magic of GURUJI which came into that form.we really feel blessed at that moment.
its true our GURUJI loves and care a lot everybody. Hope we will be blessed with his grace throughout the life.

regards

deepika ahuja said...

There are lot of guru story but i would like to tell which happened recently.my sister-in-law passed away on 12/02/2013.let her soul rest in peace all the gents family member who was close went to the graveiyard for the last rights my husband,son,and ect now after 10 day,s they have to go for nasik for kalash immerssion since my son exam,s are going on he was not able to go the date which they fix,i prayed to guruji plz help as he could not take a leave and suddenly on 4th day i.e chawtha, panditji told u people have to go on next morning of the 10th day.my son & we were so greatful to guruji who is alway,s with everybody.now they will be going on friday.Thank you guruji,jgd.

Ila Samant said...

A question i had asked Guruji yesterday.. " What do you mean when you say it doesn't matter who is at the receving end of your seva ?.."

Today after Sadhana while in meditation, HE explained it so beautifully..

Here I have tried to put it into words as carefully as i could.. :)

HE asked "When you are full of love and feel abundance , and then if there's no one you can share it with..

Then What would be your state.."

(At some point in life we have all been through it..)

So,I said " I would be like a buttterfly kept in a closed glass bottle.."

HE said

""Exactly!!

It is one's true nature to share and give LOVE which Guruji unveals and reveals so beautifully,gracefully and gently , as we do sadhana,seva n satsang..

So, apart from merit and joy that seva gives you as byproduct , Don't let that be the reason you do "seva"..

Whereas, actually see GOD Himself in those who receive seva nd LOVE "through" you ..

Be grateful for the "Opportunity to of being an insturment to give" what you have, otherwise there will be "ME"ness..

And, IMAGINE what If u did not have the opportunity, ask yourself .. "Wouldn't you be burdened with suffocation?" :)

Now, those who are not ready to accept ur love, then too be grateful.. as it is beacuse of them that you understand the value of those who do accept !

and Bless them n let be....!!

The Receiver and Giver are not separate but "ONE"..

So there's no other in the give and take .. There's only ONE GOD !!

So, what else and what material gain can you expect from "seva" , when you already get the best return for ur seva..

That is : Blossoming and Being in your True Nature , GOT IT !? :) :) ""

Thanku Guruji for a Beautiful Explanation ! :) :) <3 <3

That's it ! :)

NISHA FROM UGANDA ------ EAST AFRICA said...

JAIGURUDEV

HIS GRACE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE THROUGHOUT HAVE MANY EXPERIENCES BUT WANNA SHARE THIS RECENT ONE
WAS ON WITH THIS BOOK STUMBLING INTO INFINITY,,,,,,,,INSPIRED ME TO WRITE DOWN MY EXPERIENCES TOO
BUT THEN THOUGHT ITS JUST NOT EASY TO PUT IN WORDS ONLY HIS GRACE N BLESSINGS CAN DO IT !!!!!!!!

FEW DAYS BACK WHILE I WAS MEDITATING ,THESE WORDS CAME FLOWING ALL BY ITSELF DIDNT KNEW HOW N WHY
IT HAPPEN IN A TIME OF FEW MIN WHEN I WROTE IT DOWN IT CAME OUT TO BE A BEAUTIFUL POEM,

IN THE MIDST OF DARKNESS,
YOU CAME IN AS LIGHT,
OPENED THE VEIL OF IGNORANCE FROM MY SIGHT,
SHOWED ME WALKING ON DIVINEZ PATH IS LIFE,
O GURUJI!!!!!!!!!!!BEING WITH YOU IS SUCH A DELIGHT.


JAIGURUDEV

Dr Ravi M .S said...

My Divine Experience ………
With the intention and hope that it would benefit such of those people who are suffering with different ailments, I would like to share my personal experience with all of you. The experience that I had is amazing one in every sense of it. The excruciating pain that I suffered and the following miraculous relief cannot be explained in words. That one incidence, however made me realize many hard and hidden facts about life and the influence of divine grace on us.
It was in the month of July 2012, I felt slight pain on my left shoulder and side of the neck. Being a busy Orthodontist, I ignored it only to end up with pain increasing substantially over the period of 2-3 weeks. That’s when I consulted Orthopedician and a Neurologist who concurred that I need to undergo surgical correction for the Slip Disc (Cervical Spondilytis) of the neck. MRI and X-rays suggested disc protrusion and nerve compression at 2-3 levels. Loads of multiple tablets followed by injections, physiotherapy tractions had little effect on my pain which by then had spread to entire left shoulder and hand. I was severely crippled as I could neither lie down to sleep nor sit up with my neck straight. Surgery was the only option available for me; at least I thought so at that time.
How I was proved absolutely wrong!!!!!!
My wife, Mrs. Asha Ravi, a Teacher in Art of Living organization contacted our beloved and revered Swami Sooryapada (Chayanna) for his blessings for me to undergo the Surgery which was fixed for the next day. That’s when he blessed me and gave us the telephone number of this Homoeopathy doctor in Bangalore. Dr. Ranganath Prasad; over the telephone prescribed me two pills which I bought locally from a very reputed homoeopathy medical college in Mangalore. These pills are routinely used pills for the treatment of spine related problems.
What a miracle!!!!!!
With just two doses of those tiny granules, I could feel much better and within next couple of days (Not months) I was 70-80% alright with significant reduction in pain and discomfort.
Woh; what a relief, after a long gap of 6 weeks, I could lie down and sleep!!!!!!
After only about 6-8 days of treatment, I was asked to stop all the medicines as I was feeling near normal. I could travel to Bangalore and meet the Doctor personally which could not even be thought of just a few days ago. Dr. Prasad constantly assured me and was gracious enough to attribute my total recovery to the Divine Grace of Chayanna and off course to that of our revered and beloved Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji.
As a Doctor trained in allopathic system, I would not have believed this ‘story’ and would have rubbished it as a mere co-incidence or things like that. But the fact that I have personally experienced the pain and the whole lot of events that followed, I am made to believe and accept the presence of ‘something’ beyond our materialistic mind can perceive.
It is a hard pill for my colleagues with highly ‘scientific mind’ to accept and digest this fact. I wish them Best of luck.
Needy people may contact Dr. Ranganath Prasad in mobile no. 09945991000; Bangalore.

Jai Gurudev

Dr. M. S. Ravi, Orthodontist, Mangalore. Phone: 09845221386

Nirmal Tripathi said...

This is todays i.e 22 feb's incidence.Today i attainded mahasatsang in guruji's presence.During that i was not happy by the managment n said lots of bad things to AOL n Guruji.Though i have faith bt this time i was getting angry.Later during satsang I wanted guruji to accept cadbury i had brought for him bt it did not happen n i thought guruji must have got angry or felt bad.I started putting defence for my action.Mean while i saw mails in inbox n as i read the last mail of knowledge sheet it was about defence n i was over joyed by that.My guilt decreased n I felt lite.Thanks master for everything as always I hope next time u accept my cadbury.Love u lots n lots......Jai Guru Dev!

Latha Mangesh said...

Jgd I paid my fees for doing dsn in the month of june 2012 the course got cancelled. Again I paid in July for doing the same course. I couldn't do the course this time aslo as the venue where the course was held was very far from my residence. The teacher of the course promised me that he would return back the donation of the course thro the volunteer thro whom the money was sent. I waited for 2 months quietly but no sign of getting back my money. I lost the contact no. of the teacher so after lot of difficulty i got his no. in the month of december. He promised he will give back the donation money whereever i did my dsn course next. So in the month of January i got to know abt a dsn course that was to be held in Feb. around my area so i sent a msg, tried to call him, all his contact nos. were switched off. So i talked to the volunteer who organised the course in my area abt my prob she said she would talk to teacher and get it transferred but i have to pay an additional rs.400. I accepted readily. But i was very tensed as nobody confirmed to me abt the receipt of the donation amt from the previous teacher. But I wanted to do the course badly. So I prayed to GURUJI to make this course happen to me and i was constantly praying to him. The course was on the 1st week of feb. On Jan 31st around 2.30pm a volunteer who no. was switched off for nearly a month called me and informed that the money is being refunded and gave me a contact no. to collect the money. I collected the money, did the DSN course without any additional amount.

Guruji got back the refund money out of blue for which i was trying for months on my own. I felt that always prayers are answered by GURUJI in a spl way. Only he knows how he made things HAPPEN to me.

Guruji has made my first DSN course memorable and my love towards him has increased manifold.

Jaigurudev.

manvi sharma said...

Guruji always shows miracles...miracles are part of life with guruji...on friday i got my final posting in bank in a very remote area..i got very tensed and i was on phone all the time talking with my colleagues getting information of the new place...i was very tensed..i was having dinner in the restaurant at that time..i kept my purse there n started having my food but in a hurry for the first time in my life i left without taking my purse.
I realised it quite late that i m not having my purse with me..but it was 12'o clock already so i could not go back to the hotel..I prayed to guruji n slept as i was more tensed for my further posting...my bag had gurujis photo n pocket carrying bhagwat katha book.
in the morning i did my regular sadhna and somewhere i was feeling that i would get my purse....cuz i wanted guruji pic back to me..as i completed my sadhna n open my eyes checked my mobile n found out a misscall from an unknown number..usually i never call back but i called back n to my amaze tha call was from hotel lady n she asked me to come and get my bag...the bag was having i card having contact number..
i went to hotel and got my bag n not even a single bit was missing..
such a grace.......love u guruji n keep blessing us forever...love.u guruji and now m waiting for my posting to be changed to a better place and i know guruji will take care of that also...he is seeing everything..

Sunil Katgaonkar said...

I was travelling from my Office to Government Department at Pune on on 16th Feb 2013 by bus . I had misplaced my bag some ware or steal my bag. I can't remember where my bag I had last seen .I try to remember many times but I can't remember.

The bag was there whenever I checked but bag not found. The bag was gone. It had the Important papers,Company original license. I was worried about the papers and prayed to guruji to somehow return the bag .on 24th Afternoon morning I got my mobile with one unknown number. He was asking my name & told that your bag is in his shop . I was surprised that after 7 days gaps Guruji has returned my Bag .


Thank you Guruji

Regards,
Sunil

Manisha said...

Jai Guru Dev Everyone!

So it has been around 5 months since I have been admitted to PhD program. It was a long time dream coming true for me to enter in the PhD program. I had liked the life of academia and after working for 4 years in the industry I had come to the conclusion that the routine job is not for me. I will rather be a stay home mom than working for a company.

Despite of my keen interest of coming back to studies, it has been a struggle for me to come up to the speed. All those handy, time saving, helpful tricks were not that easy to recall for me. I just could not be around other PhD students as to me they all appeared very smart, studious and know-it-all type.

I was feeling very low this afternoon especially after talking to a lab-mate who is exceptionally good at the subject. There was that vicious whirlpool of negative thoughts which was pulling my self-esteem at the rock bottom. I just could not take it anymore, pulled out a blank paper and started writing a letter by addressing it to Guruji. Tears were rolling down one after another as I was writing down all what was troubling me, and with in 2-3 minutes, around 2/3rd of the page was filled. Soon after I wrote “Guruji could you please help me”, my office mate entered in the room so I stopped right there and kept the letter in my backpack.

After around one hour since I wrote this letter, my supervisor called me to discuss some results. When I was just about to leave the office, I turned back and asked if he had few minutes to talk. I had no idea what I really wanted to talk about, all I could come up was that I had needed some feedback of the last 4-5 months’ performance. I was too nervous when I asked for it because now I was not sure of what was coming next to me.

And to my surprise, he rather appeared to be happy with my work so far, understanding I had developed in a totally new subject. Somehow I could more of my concerns and the difficulties I was having with studies etc, he rather offered many precious suggestions as you would expect coming from a caring friend. Those 5-10 minutes were so much soothing to me that I came back smiling. And this time when I saw Guruji’s picture on my office desk, I greeted with a Big Thanks and tears of Gratitude in my eyes.

“Power of Surrender and Letting go of worries when you are with Guruji” were the words echoing in my mind.

Jai Guru Dev

Amruta said...

Jai Gurudev.

There are many incidents when I have felt the presence of Guruji in my life and he is always there to help us. But I would like to share one such incident with you.

This happened a few months back when we were travelling by car from Somnath to the Gir Forest in Gujarat. We started early morning at around 3:45 from Somnath in a hope to enter the forest before daybreak like all people do, because there are better chances of seeing the wild animals at that time. Our driver went on driving on the road leading to Gir. For sometime we kept on following the directions displayed on the road, after that there were no signboards on the road and one person coming with a bullock cart advised us to take a road which was wrong and eventually we got lost. It was winter and it was still dark and there was no sign of any people nearby. There was an eerie silence in the jungle and I was getting a very strange feeling.

I prayed to Guruji for help. Within a couple of minutes we saw a young man coming towards us. He told us we were on the wrong road and the road ahead was dangerous. He asked us to turn back and after some distance turn to the small road which we would see on our right. We turned back and drove some distance but could not see any proper road and were thinking what to do now. In my mind I said " What shall we do now, Guruji?" Again within a minute we saw a small hut and a man was standing outside it. We asked him and he just pointed to a small kachha road opposite his house. We followed it, it joined the main road and within no time we were on the correct road for Gir and reached there safely.

Have faith .Guruji will always help you.

Jai Gurudev.

Rohit Soni said...

I was to prepare for my promotional written exam followed by interview if qualified. I had prayed for this when I met Guruji for first time at Vasad ashram in Gujrat. After 3 months of preparation when exam date came I was very tensed and I felt that I was losing everything that I had prepared. I became clueless, on exam date I saw the paper and started doing it, one after the other question. The paper got finished and I came to know that the paper was so easy. After 2 months when result came, I not only passed but qualified for promotional interview. Within a week the interview date was decided and I was not left with so much of time to prepare for it. When I left for interview I was to catch flight and Guruji arranged for a person who travelled throughout with me as I was aboard for the first time. On interview date my group discussion & interview went so fluently and confidently that I could not think for anything greater than that. I was feeling Him every moment that He was taking my care.
This is the intensity of commitment of our Guruji that we may not know and He is with us all the time.

Swarna said...

Jaigurudev,

I would say that my very survival in this world itself is a miracle by
Guruji; but for his blessings I wouldn't have been here writing this.

I will narrate today's experience which had saved me from spoiling my day...

I am a Visually Impaired who is employed in a leading Public Sector
Bank as an Assistant Manager; of course only with all Guruji's grace.
We Visually Impaired are dependant on technology for our basic needs
like knowing the time till using computers. Precisely we have high end
devices which speaks for us.

I am also no exception to this; use a mobile which has the software
installed in it which speaks the contacts, messages everything what a
sighted can access and also the time.

Yesterday, on my way back from office, I found that the mike has
stopped functioning in my mobile but I was thankful to Guruji seeing
that my software in the mobile was still delivering the speech which
has forced me to think that the speakers are functioning properly. I
was so secured that I need not to struggle for an alarm to wake up in
the morning.

I stay in a house as a paying guest sharing my room along with other
three and all others happen to be sighted and with no disability. If
anything goes wrong with in the room without any second thought it is
me who would be blamed. I should say that it is not always but still I
was treated indifferently during the occasions.

I went to bed with comfort after placing an alarm for 5.45 AM[usual
time I wake up]. I had a very sound sleep when my sleep broke I
wanted to know the time and had no patience to switch on any other
device and note the time. In my half asleep state, I switched on the
geyser and got back to bed. Once again I had a very sound sleep and
when I got out of slumber I had a feeling that I might have slept for
minimum 3Hrs. I got panic and ran to my cupboard to see the time and
to my surprise the time was 5.45 AM. I later got to know that even the
speaker in my mobile has been damaged which I supposed was fine and
trusted my mobile for waking me up.

If I could have got up 5 min late my whole day would have got spoiled
as my room mates would start knocking the bathroom door and would
attack me withal harsh words saying that god has made their lives
miserable by putting me in their room. I sometimes ignore these words
but today I was already stuffed with so much of stress and even this
added to it would have put me in trouble.

In the morning kriya I thanked my beloved Guruji with the tears of
gratitude .

Thanks Guruji for making my day and I being a Visually Impaired female
am able to stay independently in Bangalore only with all your grace...

Jaigurudev,

N.Murugesan said...

Jai Gurudev.

Yesterday (03-03-13, Sunday) I was to organize a Mini-marathon event on behalf of our company. Day before yesterday (Saturday), I had to accompany AOL teacher K.Chandrasekaran, to few schools on conducting AOL courses. Somehow I could not concentrate on this Mini-marathon work.

The registration for the event was to start by 5 AM. At 4.45AM, we found that we have not procured Safety Pins required for the participants to wear Chest numbers. I was shocked as nothing can be done without them.

Immediately one of our colleague suggested that another colleague procured 1,400 numbers of safety pins (on Saturday), for Monday’s function in his department and he can be contacted for help. I woke that colleague and he readily accepted to spare them. The registration started at 5.05 AM. The entire event also went of very successfully, though 800 participants took part in it.

It is noteworthy that both these colleagues are AOL members. I always accept that Guruji is there in one and all. Hence, I felt Guruji has done my work, (as I did HIS work) and saved me in this Safety Pin issue.

I always feel blessed by Guruji and have many more “my guru stories”

With regards,

Sajith Soman said...

Jai Gurudev,

This incident happened in mid 2010. I went to Ashram with my father and brother from Kerala. This was my third or fourth visit to Ashram and the first for my father and brother. The whole visit was wonderful and filled with miracles which I wish to share.

First incident: My father back then had not done the Part I course. Thus he was refused stay in the ashram and the authorities insisted he register for the course if he wanted to stay. But we did not had enough time. Our visit was just for two days and we had our train tickets booked. Guruji was in Chennai and on his way back. My father got really angry and started complaining. We met someone and asked for help. At the same time, Guruji arrived in his helicopter. Miraculously, within half an hour, our problem was somehow solved and we got the stay.

Second incident (same day): We gave our name for darshan in Bhardi Vishala. Just an hour before darshan, my brother (22 years old) got seriously ill with high fever. He could barely stand and wanted to go back to room. We insisted to see Guruji as we came just for that. My brother was lying on my fathers lap in Amphitheater and was waiting for darshan. As we entered darshan line, not to say every one was split up and I sat separate. Guruji came with a flower in his hand playfully, blessed everyone and left. After darshan, when I met my brother, he was perfectly alright, smiling and happy. There was not a sign that he was sick an hour ago.

Third incident (next day): During the darshan line and also at night when he was leaving, we got chance to meet Guruji and take his blessings. I thought myself to be very important that Guruji would pay much attention to me (I admit I was very egoistic). But to my surprise, he did not even look at me! I was so disappointed, frustrated and angry. During my way back to Kerala, I only had this thought. I was heavily frustrated and disappointed. When the train reached near Kochi, I received a message on my phone from an unknown number saying "Who says I am not looking at you? When you are not looking at me, I am looking at you". After that moment, I was very peaceful and happy. Back then, I thought it was a knowledge sutra that we get in sms but, now I realize after hearing all the experiences how wonderful it is.

One visit to the ashram, Guruji has playfully touched my fathers, brothers and my mind, deepened our devotion and touched our lives.

I decided to share this intimate experience with Guruji because I get much uplifted after reading other's experiences. Hence I recommend everyone to share their experience as it will uplift some soul knowingly or unknowingly. Blessed to be on the path.

Happy Shivratri

A beloved...:)

Mahesh Ram said...

It is by Guruji's grace, we were blessed with a baby girl SriVidya on Feb 8th 2013 night 10 pm. This was on a day a 25-inch huge snow storm hit North East USA and Canada. Anything would have delayed us in our trip to the hospital. There were many situations Feb 8th the whole stormy day which could have turned differently, only by Guru ji’s grace and faith all those events turned good. for my Guru story, I would like to recall a specific incident where a huge truck stuck which had got stuck in the snow storm blocking the traffic - gave way like miracle for us to pass through. we experienced Guruji's grace all through.

Highway runs on the Valley and the hospital is on the high grounds. we have to drive uphill to the hospital which is the shortest access from the highway. Traffic was moving but after some time it had come to a standstill with cars from the highway piling up behind. my wife kept calm and said let us wait in the same place since hospital is only short distance away. I knew the road is a steep uphill and with traffic coming up from the highway - I thought I will get stuck for a long time. Prayed and put my faith on Guruji and decided to make a u-turn and try another round route used by public transport - which I am sure would be passable. I made a u-turn on the road and started going down - Only then I realized I have to climb up on the other side of the valley. to my fear - far into the road I saw a huge truck coming from the opposite direction has skid and is blocking all four lanes of the road(which by now is only a two lanes or rather no lanes just a snow field with rubber smells from spinning wheels.) Keeping my faith on Guruji kept moving. serious doubts came when I passed by a cop car which got stuck. As I pass his car I could smell rubber from spinning wheel. Doubts came - thinking about options now - I can again take the highway. no point. since it is the hospital exit. was still driving slowly with fear if I stop I will never be able to get the tracking to move. With many thoughts - I dont know how long - when I looked up the road ahead - in the far far ahead I could see the huge truck has nicely moved out of the way and as if like parking very neatly on the far side. is a miracle - allowing a single line of cars to climb up.. with heart pounding I kept praying to Guruji that no car in the queue should stop or pause. since I was doubtful if I can move again. That was long slow 15 minutes - finally came up, took the route which is used by the public transport. we filed into the hospital, when the Dr in the triage room did the exam - after exam - Doc quickly asked the nurse to attach I/V fluid to my wife and before I could get the bag from the family waiting room - she is already being wheeled to the operation room. baby girl SriVidya through emergency C-Section. though born a month earlier - Dr said she is just about full term and she is completely fine.

Jai Gurudev !
Thanks for being in my life Guruji..

Vijaya Lakshmi (kolkata) said...

This time when he was about to come to kolkata fr #vbi launch, we were to go to a studio inauguration as well as volunteers n teachers meet with HIM. It was Sudershan Kriya day and i was carrying a crown n angvastra fr him. It was simply not possible to meet n give them personally though,i surrendered my wish upto him with the faith upon his grace.
I got the sit in the fifth row along with my friends- n there i saw a girl who met an accident recently was waiting fr HIM with tears in her eyes. Compassion flowed and i put my hands upon her head to bless her with 'om namah shivaya' chanting and she started smiling after sometime. I was having two sunflowers too fr Gurudev n i gave one frm them to her.In her eyes on that moment i saw a beautiful spark of joy.
Few minutes after an announcement was there fr all "gurudev asked everyone to hav prasad...as he will be reaching the venue a little late.
I never hav taken food without offering HIM so when almost everyone hav gone to take prasad i thought my guruji might hav not taken food till now-let him come n then i will hav mine.
Within few mints the hall was almost empty n i got to sit right in front of HIS stage.I thought i will give him these in his hand when he will arrive.
HE came n the entire hall burst into joy...all wished to touch His feet..he as usual with his mischive smile suddenly turned left leaving the flower decorated path made fr him and leaving ppl in great astonishment run upon the stage.
A moment just his eyes n the call- without knowing whats happening i found myself on stage right in front of my GuRu.
I put the pagri (crown) upon his head n then he tilt his head in order to wear the vastra frm me n thats done too :)
By that time others were also waiting to meet there guru and i was taking much time i thought-so without giving him that flower which i was holding in my hand i was about to turn back n yes again HE himself has taken the flower frm my hand n blessed me by that flower itself.
So blessed so full...though i hav met him again that day itself in someones house after vbi launch still will be ever grateful to HIM fr giving such sweet surprises everytime i meet HIM.
God loves fun-n loves to give surprise <3
!! Jai Guru Dev !!

Guru Prasad said...

Dear Ones

Jai Gurudev
I will be now telling you my story of 6 weeks starting Feb 3 till Mar 15 connected to my intention around doing Shakti Kriya in Boone Ashram with Guruji. This story consists of multiple miracles and I leave it up to the reader to interpret the grace "spots" as you read through

So the story starts when the intention around doing shakti kriya with Guruji in either of the 3 locations ( blr, usa or canada) started sometime around mid Jan when the date and venue were announced. This intention was strong from the very beginning and I started looking for registration at aol ashram bangalore but couldnt find one(after which I understood it is flooded with teachers and will take some time until it gets opened up for non-teachers, btw I am still a student :-).

It was Feb 3rd I decided i will go to Boone Ashram to learn the shakti kriya and applied online for a US visitor visa.( btw, its good for readers to know i am in melbourne,australia and on a work permit so that you can connect the dots later in the story)..US visa process ensures non refundable fee to be paid before you get an appointment for a visa interview and use the reciept number to schedule the appointment with the embassy.
Hurdle 1- I paid my visa fee on Feb 3rd, my card got debited but didnt recieve the reciept, i raised it to the visa support desk only to find after a week on Feb 10 the reciept was sitting on my spam box.
Hurdle 2 - I was relieved to get the reciept # and tried using the # to schedule a visa appt online, but the system doesnt recognize my # and throws a INVALID record "error". Again I escalated to the service desk but apart from recieving an apology every time my hurdle didnt move an inch towards resolution. This block continued for next 4 weeks till March 5th. In between this I had spoken almost every other day with several support desk folks. Even though I knew "BIG Boss" is taking care of me, as you can imagine there was a natural fear(read moments of MAYA) in the mind that days are getting lost and I am not able to book the flight tickets, flight tickets are increasing by the day due to the upcoming holiday season around Apr(easter) and going by various visa blogs,getting an appt and then visa, getting back the passport all seemed like a long shot withing the timeline I am looking for.

After 4 weeks of back and forth, divine grace ensured i write a letter to the embassy officials directly explaining my position and seeking some help. On Mar 6th i recieved a call from a gentlemen from Melbourne US embassy apologizing for the delay caused and guess what they are asking me when do I want the appointment & they will schedule it OUTSIDE the online system!!!.(this was way beyond my expectation). I happily told them next day, went for the interview and out of the various visa counters (based on token system)i went and submitted my papers to the gentlemen who had called me the previous day!!! I was told I will get the passport back in a 3-4 days and I came back home happily. I asked them which address the passport will come and they responded it will come to the address which I have put in my online profile. I had not given my home address for pp collection but a post office which was near my house.

Contd...

Guru Prasad said...

Contd.. Almost a week passed after my interview and there was still no clue on my passport delivery. I went to the post office and asked them on 13-Mar that I am expecting my pp, but turned away saying they need a tracking number. online status checking system is showing as "picked up" which added more to my tension. Today i.e March 15th I again called the visa service desk asking for my tracking number and got the number, Then checked with the courier service to find out the status of delivery. Surprize Suprize : the status shows it was delivered to the intended address(ie the post office) on 8-March itself. I was puzzled but took a print of the tracking number and went to the post office around 3pm. Handed over the tracking # to the post office and told I am expecting a passport delivery. After 5 minutes he got me a parcel which contains my Passport with the stamped visa i.e. today(15-Mar). You can imagine my happiness, just then i read a delivery instruction on the parcel which read " if the parcel is not collected with 5 days please send it back to the sender" meaning if I hadnt collected TODAY it was to be sent back to the embassy!!!!.My Joy knew no bounds.

While all this happened my online appointment also got rectified last week and just out of curiosity i saw when could I have been got an appt, it shows the first available date as March 28th which was surely not aligned to my travel timelines given the lead times for pp delivery etc..

However the end was magnanimous and I felt Guruji's grace working every moment right from the moment of application submission. In between to ensure my faith doesnt gets shaken, I was getting message in the form of Guruji's daily quotes. Some which I remember whenever I felt the tension maya meter was at peak( prayatna and prayer are both required for success)..another one which I got today morning was - faith in yourself, faith in the divine, faith in the master, faith in the infinite order of things.
All along the prayers happened for my visa story by numerous people including my immediate family located across multiple geographical locations & my aol blessers, I feel most fortunate to be surrounded by so many well wishers.

SO to close my long story short , the lesson I learnt from this episode is self effort coupled with divine grace is the best combination for removing any obstacle and having an unshakeable faith and longing towards knowledge , divine grace WILL ALWAYS come in ABUNDANCE.

jai gurudev

Anonymous said...

My baby steps on the path full of miracles!!

I am feeling sheer ecstatic while I share my second miraculous healing by Him in less than five months!!
I had got healed for the first time in DSN course with Kartik Bhaiya in September 2012 of a chronic chest pain condition of 1 year requiring bed rest of six months .
After nearly 3 months, I got an injury in my right knee on the eve I reached home from my next DSN in December 2012. My knee got twisted while I was running down through the staircase out of sheer joy I had felt in the DSN course, tearing a ligament and a swollen knee evident in MRI. I was again on bed rest for nearly 20 days.
Guruji came to Ahmedabad for getting a Doctorate from a University in the mid of January, 2013. I still remember the glitter in his eyes when he took the handmade gift and the letter from my hands and left me mesmerized and frozen. Not in the mood (or rather senses!) to think about my problems, I kept on saying all is well when my DSN teacher, Shailesh Bhaiya asked me if everything is well several times ,right after Guruji left the airport.
With our hearts longing to experience more of His charisma, we reached the house where Guruji was going to stay. I was asked the same question from another teacher ,Tarang Bhaiya several times. Finally, I gave up and told him about the knee ordeal. He gave me the blessings and I was healed!!
Earlier I used to wonder why I had to face the pain and wasn’t in acceptance with it. Now, I am so grateful to that phase actually, for it has generated an unshakable faith in me that I am being taken care of by my Master .If at all, dark clouds will ever come in my life, I will look forward to His sunshine to pierce through the darkness and overwhelm me with light, warmth, joy and gratitude.

JaiGurudev.

Rishabh said...

guru woke me up:
this is what happened in toronto few days back, I was traveling from Kennedy station to Bloor station. On my way i plugged in my ipod that had guruji's talk. i slept while listening to it, being tired from last day hectic schedule i didn't get much time to sleep. That day i had to report at my work, for that i had to get down at Bloor subway station.

after a few minutes i woke up and found my self still sleeping and shocked. I thought i had left the bloor station far behind and nothing could now stop me from getting late.. i was desperately trying to locate myself as all the underground subway stations look the same. To my pleasant surprise i just found at the next stop was bloor. I could not believe this, how exactly on the right time right moment Guruji woke me up.

i till date have no clue how did that happen
Jai guru dev

Harshwardhan arora said...

Doubts disappeared:
I used to judge gurudev again and again, wether he is right or not, I used to have so many doubts regarding gurudev, altough I did course long back in 2004. Last year in the month of june I went for advance meditation course in pench, madhya pradesh, during the course I prayed if you are a real guru you have to clear my doubts.
I prayed for certain things to done and these were those things.

1. After the advance course I want to spend some time and guruji you have to plan my trip for that.
2. Guruji get me a fantastic 7 course meal in this jungle.
3. My friend was willing to go to kanha national resort but I dont want to go, so I prayed please cancel his programme but he should not be disappointef for that .
4 I want to stay in a nice place.
5. From this resort to nagpur, city in maharashtra a place from where I had to catch my train.... I wont pay a single penny to reach nagpur.

This was more than enough to judge gurudev..

Now see how miracles happened
1. My friend cancelled his trip to kanha and said we will move to our home and was very happy as it was rainy season so all resorts in kanha were closed and travelling was a big peoblem as taxi was not available.
2. We both were about to live , we met swami ji, touched his feet , suddenly swami ji said you both come with me, we will go to visit some old temples in seoni district and will spend some time in this beautiful place.
3. Our stay got arranged.
4. We stayed at a fantastic place.
5. Dinner was fantastic , it was more than 7 course meal with fantastic desserts.
6. Swami ji dropped both of us to nagpur and we didnt spent a single penny to reach nagpur.
I sarted crying... love you guruji...I wasted so much time to recognise you.


Madhu said...

JGD,

I was with AOL for around 3 years and i experienced many guru wonders ,but i want to share this info with you all guys.I met with an accident 2 years back and i was on bed for around 1 month due to the leg injury,and recently my leg injury was repeated and doctor said that my ligament was broken and just want to confirm asked to take the MRI.

I prayed the Guruji so that everything should be fine while taking the MRI,surprisingly after the MRI result nothing was major and i can lead normal life.

Guru is always with us we need to pray heartfully thats it he is ready help all of us.

I love to thank Guru for taking all my wellness.

Thanks,

Adwitio Sengupta said...

THE ART OF LIVING THROUGH MY EYES....How it all began


It was a very hectic day at school. With the stress and tension of my deteriorating academic results and poor performance in class, the added responsibilities in family after the sudden demise of my father three months back and failing health, I thought my life was totally in a mess. A three hour long coaching class was lying ahead of me. Tired with the entire day’s work at school I came home just in time to get ready,eat and rush off for my tuition class. As I sat down to eat my lunch, my mother narrated a story to me. It was one of my aunt’s friends who had visited her that afternoon. She had suggested that my mother should do an Art of Living Course which could relieve her of the ongoing stress that she was going through because of several issues post my father’s demise. My mother seemed hopeful as she could do anything to get a normal life back and had called up the teacher who was supposed to conduct those courses near our place. The teacher ,listening to my mother ,had asked her to join the course which was to start the next week and insisted that I join her as well.

Listening to my mother I became furious at having consulted the teacher without asking for my opinion. I refused to join the course but seeing that my mother was keen on attending it I asked her to take part without me. After a lot of convincing I was influenced to call up the teacher only to say that I will not be interested to take part in such stupid spiritual courses. As I was speaking to the teacher over the phone I felt something really nice about the voice on the other end. She had managed to win me over in no time although very little was spoken mutually. Still unconvinced about the effectiveness of such courses, I decided to give it a go. Several things really bothered me right from the Course fees which were a staggering One thousand rupees to the amount of time that would be wasted doing the course ( which was three hours a day for six days). But surrendering every obstacle to the Divine my mother and I decided to attend the Course due to start the following Monday.

My life is nothing less than a film. Since childhood I have had several adventures. At the age of seventeen I had everything that I could ask for- a real supporting bunch of friends, a good academic record, a nice family, girls, music and lots more. A rebel of a kind and an agnostic by nature I was really under no compulsion to attend a spiritual course. Infact, my father had been a very spiritual person. I knew his depth of spiritual knowledge was immense but I was so unlike my father. I hardly listened to Mozart and Bethoven, didn’t read intellectual books, hardly believed in any kind of worship of gods, hardly had so great a command over the Queen’s language. Little did I know that my quality of life was about to take complete turn and my perceptions about so many things in life would change to such an extent…

Excited about this new course and a hope to better my health conditions as well as improve my concentration level in studies I went to attend the course. The Art of Living Part 1 Course is a 6 day course which teaches various techniques to control one’s mind. It rejuvenates one’s mind and body releasing various toxins from the body making one physically,mentally and spiritually uplifted. A breathing technique called the Sudarshan Kriya is taught in the course along with several yogic postures,pranayams and other interactive processes and games. Going through such profound processes at the age of seventeen I felt I was too young for this course. But I felt that it was something inside me that was hungry for all the things I experienced during the 6 days of meditation and priceless knowledge. The experience of Sudarshan Kriya for the first time was beyond words. It was magical. I had never felt or experienced such a thing before. It was so wholesome and pure that I felt that it was nothing less than heavenly. I felt blessed to be gifted with this profound and priceless knowledge in this lifetime.

Adwitio Sengupta said...

THE ART OF LIVING THROUGH MY EYES....How it all began.. contd....

I was so much attached to the course, my fellow participants and to my teacher that I didn’t want the course to end. How those 6 days had passed..no tensions, no worries, relaxed mind and such an enthusiastic mood. I seemed to radiate that positivity through every action of mine. Even my friends noticed this sudden change. There was a sudden twinkle in my eyes and a glow on my face which the onlookers could hardly miss. And I felt great about myself, a confidence that I never experienced in my entire life. But now that the course was getting over, going back to the same old life was some kind of a big challenge for me and beyond my comfort zone. I started reading the Bhagwad Gita. Though I did not understand most of the verses,I felt that the sacred script could answer a lot of questions which were coming up as I was reading it. Thus began my quest for the Truth..my first step towards realizing the Self.

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar , the founder of The Art Of Living Organisation, was an entity I had never heard of. When I heard his voice for the first time in life in a tape during my part 1 course, I was very curious to know who he was. I even went to the extent of asking my teacher if the person speaking in the tapes was alive or dead. When I got to know he was very much alive, I was really surprised as I had never known a living spiritual Master. Of course I had heard about Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, Adi Shankaracharya etc. but they were all there in the past. The concept of a living spiritual Master was something I could not really digest. ‘Guruji’, as he is lovingly called by all came to my life when I least expected that something of this sort could even happen to me. I refused to accept him as my Guru as I was not very comfortable about this guru business. I felt it wasn’t cool to have a guru at such a tender age and a bit embarrassed too. I was asked to attend satsangs, where a bunch people would gather and sing bhakti songs with music together in a very boring way. I attended it once or twice,never really liked it. As I felt really embarrassed singing Krishna Krishna Krishna and shiva shiva shiva I always became very conscious of what others would think about me. These were some things which I had never really experienced before. Such a sudden change in my environment was very difficult to adapt to.

Adwitio Sengupta said...

THE ART OF LIVING THROUGH MY EYES....How it all began.. contd....
I started practicing the Sudarshan Kriya everyday. It had become more of a habit. Though I was very irregular sometimes I managed to stick on to it by repeating a couple of Part 1 Courses. A lot of beliefs were starting to change, a lot of thoughts were changing, the priorities in life were beginning to change. The things which used to interest me a few months back didn’t fascinate me anymore. Slowly I began to feel the essence of satsangs. The bhajans sung during satsangs suddenly seemed so energetic. Coupled with guitars,synth,tablas and flute the soulful bhajans sung in a very whacky way(the typical Art of Living way) seemed the best melodies in the entire Creation. With practice of meditation and kriya,my awareness level increased and I could feel the effect of each word of the bhajans in my body and mind. When I used to narrate my experiences to my friends in college they felt that I had gone mad. Indeed, I agreed with them as I could see from their perspective. But I stuck on to what my heart desired. Very soon my relation with The Art of Living family started developing and I was at the doorstep of a completely new dimension of life- a life which I could only dream of in my fantasies.

Adwitio Sengupta said...

THE ART OF LIVING THROUGH MY EYES....How it all began.. contd....

It was the month of July. I had recently shifted houses. As I was a rower from a reputed rowing club in the city,I had the habit of getting up quite early to go for my rowing practices in the lakes. That day being a rainy day I had decided to give my warm ups a miss. Suddenly at 6’o’clock in the morning my mother’s cellular phone started buzzing. I remember answering the call on her behalf to hear my course teacher’s voice on the other end. She had called to say that Guruji had come to the city last night and was going to leave by the morning flight. So we had a chance to meet him in person at the place where he was putting up. We immediately freshened up and got ready to leave. Even though it was raining heavily,there was this invisible desire to meet him even though we hardly knew him well apart from his snaps and videos. I was really excited to see a living Master for the first time in my life. We hurried over to the place he was residing in. At those times the crowd was really less compared to what we have now. I remember walking up to the first floor of the building where I found Guruji sitting on a chair and a bunch of very enthusiastic bright faced devotees surrounding him. Guruji was so charming that I could hardly move my gaze away from him. His long jet black hair, white robe and such a handsome long beard made him look like Christ Himself. He had penetrating and piercing eyes that seemed to roll over the entire hall as if he knew each and every person present there. And the most striking thing about him was his everlasting smile which he never lost even for a second. His gaze was so loving that I could see a dozen heart melt whenever his ‘nazar’ fell on them. Overwhelmed by his presence I could hardly imagine anything. From inside I felt that all my worries had subsided. I was so full of joy. I remember his eyes catching mine from between the crowd. Suddenly it was time for him to leave. And as he walked past me I could feel a sudden tremor running down my veins. I didn’t know what to tell him as I had forgotten everything. My mind was blank. He left in a car and suddenly I felt that longing for someone in my heart. This was the first time I had felt such a longing for someone. Never before had I been attached in this way to any soul. Right that moment I knew that I am in the hands of the perfect entity, the hands of the Divine! Who he was, I had no idea. What he had come for in my life, I had no clue. What was my relationship with him, I didn’t even know. All I knew was that he was the person I had longed for all my life. And thus for the first time I started calling Him ‘Guruji’…

This was just the beginning of my journey with His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar. Little did I know what was yet to come. I shall narrate my encounters with the Master and how my life went on learning his wisdom and doing service activities in the following posts..

Sanjay said...

garment business:
i want to share one story ,
i am having garment retail business ,in goregaon Mumbai,
I am indulge in art of living from 18 months
my trust build in guruji from first course part 1
i leave tea without any pain,
One day i went to virar and when i returned from virar
One tragedy has caused my bus got puncher ed it was
difficult situation for me.
On that movement a miracle has done suddenly a car
came and got I lift from that car and i reached at my home

Kashyap Karnala, Vijesh, Bharathi Ratna, Kaushik Bhaskaran said...

They say Guru is not only a person but also a Tatva, it sounds interesting but our little mind absorbs it as just another concept. When this concept matures into wisdom, the true realisation dawns upon us, Aho!
'Aho!' it was on Sunday the 17 of March 2013 in Bad Antogast, Germany. After a Divine Satsang and Meditation, we were even more blessed to have the food served by Guruji himself.
And then, it was time to get back to our worlds. I was waiting in the lounge for our Cab to Oppenau and talking to my friend Ajay from Munich, and we were supposed to board the same trains from Oppenau. My final destination was Frankfurt am Main. And then I over heard a conversation :

Kaushik Bhaskaran to someone going to Munich : Ah! You have a free place in your Car. I have Vijesh, who would like to travel with you till Stuttgart.
Me to Ajay : Hey why dont you go to Munich straight in that Car rather than changing 3 trains.
Ajay -> Kaushik -> Someone to going to Munich : Deal Set and Done!
Ajay : Thanks Dost! You made my day!
Me to Ajay : Hey give that ticket you have to Reception, maybe it may help someone.

Reception to Bharathi : Take this ticket and pass on this ticket (from Ajay) to someone in need, in the Cab to Oppenau.
Bharathi to all in Cab : Hey i have this ticket, does someone need it?
Vijesh in the Cab : Yes please.

Later me and Vijesh discover that this is the same ticket that Ajay had given to the reception. Even more, Vijesh had a free ride from Ashram till Stuttgart, as this train would anyway go via Stuttgart. So in essence, Ajay went to Munich in Car and Vijesh went to Stuttgart in Train. Ajay and Vijesh received exactly what was needed.
Thanks to Guruji for all this unconditional love.
You can experience the same unconditional love when you increase seva!
Amazing Grace!

Dr.Reeta said...

I am a gynaecologist and infertility specialist.More than that I am a volunteer with the AOL.The transformation that has occurred in me and my family after getting into the AOL can not be easily described in words.However I wish to narrate what I have experienced in my profession because of Gurudev's grace.
On 2-3 occasions I have landed up having some complications while treating my patients.Very often these happen in spite of good intentions of the doctor while treating the patient and the doctor feels very helpless.In addition to worrying about the patient,these days we need to worry about medico-legal cases.But after joining the AOL family nothing worries me.If I anticipate a problem in a patient( otherwise also) I surrender every thing to Guruji and tell him that I am just an instrument in his hands and that HE is taking care of these patients. I am amazed to see that ever since miraculous cures are happening and life has become totally stress free for me.My colleagues are surprised at the results.For non-believers it may sound unscientific but for those who know what our Gurudev is it is another pleasant Guru Story.

Archana said...

I hav done my course in 2008...i was so much inspired by the technique that we did in the course....after 1year in 2009 , i met Guruji in banglore aashram ....first time i hav seen the man....and i was like i know him....i wanted to share ther also are!! Everyone side let me tel him that i came.....bt somehow i didnt get chance to talk with coz of the crowd.....n after somtime i kept on following him n He entered in vm....with 2-3 devotees n then the door was closed ....fortunately i was one of them ....n u know wat happend i was constantly walking aft him...n i spoke silently "Guruji"!! N the same time he moved back and looked at me......n raised His eyebrows with big smile.....i was shocked....means it was not only me who was feeling that i know him.....Bt He....He.....He.....my god......He also knows me.....though i was meeting him first time.....after then my life has changed .....m changed......i telll u v r tied with him from so many ages....i jst felt that......i love You Guruji ......tears of gratitude coming in my whenever i remember you.....thank you so much for coming in my life......

Sowmya said...

A Fire that Lit my Faith

It was Holi and I had planned celebration in the evening with friends. But, when I returned home after work I saw a fire engine standing in front of my house. All my neighbors had gathered near my house. As I climbed the stairs, I saw that the door was broke open and the house was covered with water, sand and ash.
Firemen told me that fire was due to leaky gas cylinder and high phosphorous content in the air. There was no major damage because it was detected early. I thanked God that there was no damage to life or to any important thing. My entire evening and night went in dusting and mopping. Even after that, the house looked abandoned. I went into my room and sat near Guruji's chair (a chair that I have kept for Guruji, with his photo on it & peacock feathers behind the photo). I started complaining that my entire evening was spoiled and that I didn't want this to happen on Holi. My mind was filled with doubts and disappointment.
Suddenly, my doorbell rang. It was my landlady. She asked if everything is set right and told that it is nothing but a miracle that we are saved from the otherwise deadly fire hazard. She then explained to me the course of happenings before I entered the house that evening.
My landlady who always returns from work after 8pm, had returned home at 3pm that day. Within 5mins, fire was discovered followed by a bursting sound. Firemen were called who reached in no time. Coincidentally there was an electrician at the doorstep who put off the fuse. A neighbour unscrewed the door lock and the door was opened without any effort.
My landlady rushed into each room to check if something important has caught fire. And when she opened the door of my room, she could see Guruji on the chair gesturing that He is taking care of everything. Automatically she had bowed down to Him and the fire was put down in minutes. Miraculously, all the important things which were on the way were untouched by fire.
She said that she felt His presence and there was no second thought that He was the one to save us all that day.
My eyes were filled with tears of gratitude and a strong faith bloomed from within. I ran to my room and realized that the beautiful pink silk cloth which I had put on Guruji's chair had folded back and had been covering the peacock feathers all this time during fire protecting them from burning. This way Guruji had preserved even the petty peacock feathers which I had offered with love.
"Kaam-dahan" (Burning of Manmatha) is a ritual followed on Holi in many places. My heart was sanctified by this "sanshay-dahan" (burning of doubts) and Holi was a perfect day chosen by Him for it!!

Varun said...

Few days back i was coming back from my office and suddenly i slipped while rushing to my home and my destination was just 10 minutes from there. At that moment i was not able to walk even a single step. I could not call anyone because all the family members had gone for a party. Then i started walking and remember him and suddenly i felt someone held my hand, taking me with him. I felt so much grateful. I started walking ahead remembering him, with each step i was getting better and i was perfectly fine within few seconds. I reached home as nothing has happened and with a feeling of gratefulness. THANKYOU GURUJI, I LOVE YOU!!!

He has his own way of taking care of each one of us, which seems to differ with the different persons but the love is same. Don't compare it.

Pramod said...

Dear guru ji,
I don't know how to strat, so first of all mai aap ke shree charone mai koti koti paarnam kartha hu
my life story is like bal gopal means l had two mother once gave me birth and other gave her name she adop me she was my Tai ji we all living together but at the age of twenty I don't know I am a adopted son. The story of adoption was told by my brother in law(jija ji) . After that my birth giving mother gave me no importance she always asked me go there she (Tai) was your mother on the other side my Tai asked me every time go there she is your mother she gave you the birth. After some time I don't know what happened my Tai ji fix my marriage and I got married in 1982 . Some time go very somethly after four five year my elder sister who is also adopted daughter came in story, now she make in vilon in fornt my Tai. My Tai have no issue and having property of few crore, time is passing in between my taya ji passed away 1986. My taya ji and my father was doing a patanership business having a ratio of 70% and 30% my taya ji having 70%. After two year my father told me that he is not able to afford house expense so deslove the patanership .the main issue was he want that shop and offering me a very little amount when I told him the. amount is nothing then he asked me for miditor, now the story again twist this time my brother in law came in and my father told me for auction. I can't understand what is happening but all was pre plan they gave me 3 lack in1988 my brother in law take 50 thousand by saying this, that is reserved fund for your Tai ji for her old age time passed my brother in law expire 1996 .From 1988 I started a business going well upto1997 after that my bussniess suffering l have two son, in 2000 my elder son came in my business but i have nothing to gave him no finance problem day by day increaseing no one is with me no friends, no relative, no in law, all of friends, relative and in law's are capable but none of them stands with me, time gose on and in between 2004 my Tai ji passed away when she goes she make a will and she gave me the 70% share of the property in my name. The story is not end over here. Now my father again played a game with me now this time my second brother in law came in this story he told me that you are three real brothers, l have two more brother so you have divided the property in three parts at that time I was pinched l said nothing to my brother in law, l said to my father what is this going on, then my birth giving mother told me you are single family and we are three family, then I asked what you want she said make it fifty fifty, I sold that property in 3 core and gave them the half amount. After 2004 no stability in my life my business having a very nominal profit both of my son married and l have a 5 year old grand son now you think how I meet my expenditures, by selling the part of my property which I have taken in 2004.
Guru ji
I want to know why I have this kind of life, is there end of my worries,
I read in your quote" whatever happens; happens" now I am saying these words again and again
This is not the end, I have another life between 2000 to 2013 that is my spiritual life
That all what I said
Now waiting for your blessing
We remember your quote
"I AM NOTHING, I DO NOTHING, I WANT NOTHING"
After having these things no stability
JAI GURU DEV

suman said...

Jai guru dev everyone!
I am student persuing bcom hons s.y in kolkata and i am just low average student who just get through exams just touching the border line of pass percentage and the other hand having two siblings who are damn brilliant and a boyfriend who too is very intelligent student..
As one day when my sister sat down to teach me maths and i was not able to understand she told me failure and i was deeply hurt then to my boyfriend before exams he also taunt me regarding my studies everytime had to listen that i wont be able to do anything in life made me very sad..
Then i got angry with guruji that why he didnt make me good at studies
Then one day as was ready to go to long kriya it suddenly started raining and our beloved teacher Mrs.Mahua Gupta told that it has been cancelled i was so sad den my mum jokingly said cal them to our home wil have here and i called her told her jokingly which she took seriously and as my home is not so big to organise a long kriya my mom and me we were so tensed what are we going to do now but see guruji grace we managed and everyone did long kriya it was first long at my home was so happy then my boyfriend said 'See you are so lucky you were so angry with guruji so he came to make u happy'
The best day of my life so very grateful to guruji

Tejas said...

Jai Guru Dev.....

I did my first YES!+ Feb 2011, and after that I did DSN, YES!++ courses, and had very much faith in guruji, I had to talk with his photo. I was fully mad for Guruji and had lots of extreme experience his grace....

But before 8 month I was gettting loose faith in Guruji... don't know what was the reasons I started skipping Sadhna and Seva. And I talked to my teacher about this and he tolled if you respect me as a Person. Do the seva without thinking too much. And some how I did it to get out from this situation.

And after I went for my MAT exam to Ahmedabad, But due to my mind I was very upset. And I decided that I will give exam for just formality just because of I paid Rs.1200 for exam. So I didn't prepare anything and gave my exam. I stayed there in Ahmedabad at my Masi(aunty)'s house for 3 days.And came back to home. But mind set was still same.

And the YES!+ course started. It was maybe 2nd or 3rd day of course. The MAT results were declare. You wont believe that my score was 80.52% which is extremely good. And I realize that IT IS THE GIFT FROM HIM <3<3<3<3<3<3

And the same day I shared this experience with my Teacher. And I still remember those word form my teacher "YOU ARE BLESSED " and it was too shocking to me that even I loosed faith in him. He still takes care of me....

Now I'm back on track.

He always with you......

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