September 24, 2015

The Miraculous Intutive Instinct

It’s been exactly one year and seven months now, since I first did my Happiness Program designed by Poojya Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founder of The Art Of Living. In this duration, I have seen and felt many benefits of the “Sudarshan Kriya”,a powerful breathing technique,taught in Happiness Program.It’s also so amazing to have a Living Master, guiding you through the ups and downs of life. Every day is a gift of the Divine, filled with bliss, so enchanting, so fruitful. My life has taken a 360 degree turn, a positive turn! Guruji helps me in my daily life, guiding me at every step, just like a father would lead his little one. I feel so blessed to have the Master in my life.

Below I have described a miraculous experience that got me stunned.

I am a professional, with tight work schedules, and am also actively involved with NGOs. Despite the tedious schedule, I enrolled to do my PostGraduate studies. This was a tough decision for me, as I knew it would be extremely demanding in terms of time and effort. But I decided to go ahead.

During the course of my studies, there were many assignments to be prepared and submitted by me. One such assignment got me into a real fix. I submitted a couple of drafts for the same, but for some reason, my lecturer was still not happy with my work, and not only that, she also commented in front of the entire class stating that I was totally out of topic! I could not figure what exactly my lecturer wanted, and all she told me when I asked for guidance was “This is a post – graduate paper, not under-graduate” and she gave me a book saying “I hope this will help you.” So I took the thick book and walked towards my car, in dejavu! God, time was running out on me, and I had a great deal of work commitments to complete that week. I did not know how I was going to manage everything.

The work pressure was getting at me.On reaching back home, I thought with a calm mind and reached the conclusion that there is no point in panicking,I had exactly 5 days to complete the assignment and I had to make the most of it.

That night, I sat to read the book. It was quite interesting, but it did not seem to answer my quest for the assignment.I read some other material as well, but didn’t really get anywhere. I had only 1 more day to go.To add to my agony,my brother suddenly had some health complications and had to be rushed to the hospital and was then admitted to the ICU. This was one of the most testing times of my life.I prayed to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Guruji in my mind saying “Gurudev, I know you are with me and with my brother too.” This was running like a Japa (Chanting) in my mind. After a few hours, things got stabilized, and the doctors told us that there was nothing to worry.I was more at peace on hearing this soothing piece of news.

By the time I returned home, it was late at night and the first thing that hit me was, “Oops! My assignment!” I was extremely nervous then, as I knew that if I don’t submit in the morning, I would fail the paper.In a helpless state,I ran to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji’s photo and said, “Gurudev, please help me. I’m not even sure what to ask you for, but please give me some idea,I need to get this assignment done by tomorrow morning”. After that, I had my shower and meditated for sometime.That gave me some calmness and a sudden urge to watch videos of Gurudev.
It was quite strange but I just went ahead and followed my instinct. The very first video that was displayed on the list that day was Guruji talking about the GM crop during one of the Satsangs. Someone asked to send a petition about brinjals, and Guruji explained about the fate of farmers who cultivated BT cotton, and the effects it has on the soil, and also about the many types of original rice breeds which were lost, which we may never bring back!

Suddenly everything made sense, the contents of the thick book, the title, the comments,everything made sense. My lecturer actually wanted me to think out of the box,about legality and morality, the difference between being legally right & morally right, about Corporate Social Responsibilities, about Business Ethics. And Gurudev’s video had explained it all.

Five hours passed, and I did not even realize, and my assignment was complete. It was already 6.00 am, just nice for me to get ready and drive to my University, which is about a 2 hour drive from home. All through my journey, I could not stop thanking Sri Sri! The moment I saw my lecturer, I briefly explained to her what I had written, and she smiled and said, “Finally!”

And guess what – 2 months later, when the results were released, I got the grades I wanted! Guruji! Thank You So Much! No words could express my gratitude. Nothing I do will express my gratitude enough, except to spread HIS message of Love & Peace to ALL!!!
Love You Gurudev! You are my Guru, my mentor, my best friend. What can I say when the DIVINE is present in my life, in the form of my ” Guruji “, holding my hand & guiding me in my journey back “HOME”!!!

Sri Sri is amongst the foremost spiritual master of today. He does not restrict himself to spiritual work alone. Sudarshan Kriya has been recognised by United Nation and major companies like Google use it as a tool to train their employees. Today’s generation is being led by materialism and consumerism, it is important to nurture the soul too. Sri Sri does exactly this and his simplistic approach appeals to all.

Jai Gurudev,