“I may appear asleep, but will wake up the moment you get lost.” – Dadashreeji
Once I had the privilege to drive Divine Friend Dadashreeji from the ashram (near Karjat) to Mumbai city. An event, on the previous day in the ashram went on till late night as devotees’ endless questions had kept pouring in and no one wanted to leave the Divine Energies felt in the ashram superadded with the nectar that kept pouring quenching the thirst for answers that Dadashreeji so patiently keeps giving (this is a normal thing to happen in ashram, whenever Dadashreeji would address the seekers). It was as if the lost soul had finally found its Source and that Divine confrontation with its Creator creates internal raptures of bliss, although the majorities were never aware of this astral phenomenon externally. Master’s love towards His devotees would keep Him up till late night as He would work incessantly even through the night at astral level.
So while driving, the physical body deprived of the normal rest went off to sleep in the car. It was a rainy day and as I carefully kept driving, suddenly at cross roads, I found myself lost whether to take the road to the left or the right (this was during one of my earlier trips to the ashram). And alas! In a second I found Dadashreeji (who I felt was fast asleep) actually up and alert as a hawk, asking me to take the turn towards the right and then said, “I may appear asleep, but will wake up the moment you get lost. Even in reality although I may appear unconcerned, but am aware of each and every move of my devotee. The moment one is lost in his path, I will be right there to give the correct direction.”
What a profound statement and so much concern! Just like a mother to a little child. And this concern of Dadashreeji and His guidance most of us have experienced and felt time and again at the appropriate time, when we are lost, when we are down, when we are helpless and clueless, when we don’t know what to do next. It’s like a miracle how the most appropriate guidance comes, just at that helpless moment and we connect to Him internally. Having read so many stories of how the Lord helped a bhakta (devotee), like the Gajendra (the king elephant), who was not only saved from the death nares of the wicked crocodile, but was given the highest salvation OR the helpless Draupadi saved of the worst shame in Kaurava’s court in Mahabharata. These stories so inspiring, we always wondered whether it could happen in our own lives! Any devotee who has been able to establish a connection with the Divine Friend Dadashreeji, who experiences Him in his/her heart are now as if insulated from the tortures of the world. The suffering and pain will come as it has to, depending upon what one has to learn and on his/her karmas. But one gets protection and strength to go through them and an instantaneous help to resolve them faster… what a profound gift to have.
Thank you Dadashreeji for being Here and Now!
– Mitra Sut