Dada Sharnam Everyone,
My name is Varun Zaveri and I fly as a crew member with the Swiss International Airlines. I would like to share this incident which happened with me on my flight from Mumbai to Zurich. All passengers & crew were on board and we were ready to take off. As a part of my daily routine, I always pray to Dadashreeji before the plane takes off. The aircraft engines started rolling and the airplane was running on full speed for the take-off when suddenly the aircraft started to shake violently. The entire plane was vibrating & the passengers sitting next to the engine saw sparks coming out of the engine. One of the engines had actually stopped working. The captain of the airplane immediately pushed the break buttons to the max and the airplane stopped after rolling a few meters away on the main runway itself. To my surprise fire trucks reached there within 2-3 minutes & hosed down the entire aircraft. The only thing that came to my mind was that Dadashreeji had just saved all of us. I felt His strong presence around me and offered my gratitude to Him. He had not only saved my life that fateful day, but also those of the 232 souls aboard. This is just one of the instances of the many when one connects with a true Master. He is always by your side, protecting and guiding constantly with unconditional love for one and all.
My life has been filled with Grace and I became aware of it when I met Dadashreeji. It’s become even more beautiful and it’s taking me to new heights as time progresses. Did I deserve it? Not even a bit. Well, that’s what Grace is.
Dadashreeji had come to Amritsar in 2014 for a session and that is where it all began. We didn’t talk personally. His presence was enough to take me to the 9th cloud. I had prayed to Him once to use me as an instrument of His purpose. Now I don’t know how it’s going for Him but I am loving every bit of it.
I saw a child( myself) and a father (Dadashreeji) walking in a fair( journey of life). The child tried holding his father’s finger with his small hands but instead the father held the child with his one hand encompassing the child’s hand and wrist. The child was lost in the glitter (creation) and charm (material things) of the fair. The child was so engrossed in the fair that he did not even think of the way out or the destiny. All he knew was that his father is there to take care of him and make him have some fun. But the father instead, was walking one step ahead of him to choose the best path for the child and guide the way fulfilling all the needs of the child and even papmering him a little. THAT’S MY LIFE.
There have been so many instances where I forgot Him but His Love held on to me like we were never apart. I have been ungrateful to Him but my Dada has Loved me unconditionally.
He has taken the responsibility to see me through the path. He doesn’t need to, but He still waits for me to get over with my nonsense. I still cause problems here and there on the way but I know He’ll never let go of me because He Loves me more than I could ever do.
He knows I am irresponsible and doesn’t trust me holding His hand for I may get carried away by the rides (ups and downs) in the fair and I am forever in gratitude because He has sacrificed His life to fulfill mine and always reminds me of the path Divine.
That’s my Dadashreeji. You accept Him as your Divine Friend and He will see you to the beautiful end.
At Your Divine Feet,
I am sure a lot of us have taken a sauna bath. Just want to take you through the experience.
You enter the sauna room. The door is closed and the heating system is switched on. It’s usually dark in there and that dim red light doesn’t really help the cause. You can see the artificial coal burning which is actually producing heat. Slowly the temperature rises and so does your restlessness. Your body begins to perspirate and with that comes the uneasy feeling of clamminess and that feeling of “when will it end,when will it end”. There is nothing that can divert your mind from the heat, not even for a minute, some quit and some hold on to completely go through to bath. And finally the door opens bringing in the outer air inside which is though at room temperature but feels so cool because of all that you have been through for the past twenty minutes.
Quite a few go through the same experience every day when their conditioned mind takes over them and there is a disconnect with their heart. The artificial coal is our brain. When we shun our hearts (step in and close the door) it is going to become dark and when the mind takes over ( switching on the artificial coal burner) we are bound to lose our peace of mind. That uneasiness steps in and nothing seems nice. When there is no peace with in me, I am vulnerable and I will create a ruckus in the lives of all those who are connected to me. Think for yourself, generally problem starts with one person and then it spreads. One becomes prone to fear, insecurity, too possessive about any small thing, mood swings etcetra.
The problem is we believe peace of mind comes from mind itself. Actually, it comes from your heart. When one’s mind is alligned with one’s heart he will feel peace of mind. That is where the key lies. We have to connect to our heart ( open the door) to solve the problem ( let the cool air enter). But the mind is a master in its trade.
It will come up with all sorts of thoughts and stories to make you believe that all these are only tricks. You have to be watchful and aware of your mind. Don’t leave your heart, or you lose your peace.
Open the door( pray to which ever form of Divine you connect with for intervention) and enjoy the beautiful calming and soothing air ( Divine Grace).
It was 28th December and we were at our ever so beautiful ShantiKshetra PremGiri Aashram in Karjat. We were 30 odd youth who decided to go trekking up the hill. One of us knew the way and none of us knew how long it would take to complete the trek. So according to our limited understandings, we packed our backpacks with all that we thought we would require and left for the trek in the morning to avoid noon heat.
We hadn’t even reached the spot when we realised that most of us were out of drinking water and since it was a dry season,there were no waterfalls too. We realised the value of water when one of us spotted a very thin flimsy stream of fresh water dripping down nearby, which by the look of it, suggested it would take forever to fill our bottles, and all of us queued up to refill.
The trekking was steep and tiresome. It took us more than eight hours to complete the whole thing. We had carried extra clothing, trekking sticks, books and what not but none of us carried enough of what was most essential…. WATER. And then my Dada gave me an insight like He always does.
In life too, we undergo so many trainings, courses, schooling, higher education and so much more but is all that essential? We might say that they are basic requirements but what is the most important component?
It’s Love. I wouldn’t call it a life if you didn’t live with Love in your Heart and quite often than not, we forget it. It’s there, it’s always there but we forget to acknowledge it. Experiment it. Apply Love to which ever situation you are in,and watch the magic, witness the most beautiful things unfold in front of you. Let your life be guided by Love. like they say- you only need power to dominate. Rest, Love can handle.
Thank you Dada for everything and much more.
It was when the water purifier at my place needed maintenance. The sound of the opening of the lid gathered all my attention and the operator knew I was curious enough to know how it works. So he explained to me,like a school teacher, how water goes through screening, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and so on so that it is purified to make it potable.
It was while he was explaining to me that I got an insight. We humans too can adopt this process for our words and actions. Before it comes out, make it go through a small purification test. For me the most important thing is to see My Dada smile (for you just imagine whichever form of the Divine you connect with smiling at you). So I made it my one single checkpoint. Before I speak, including the words and the tone in which I speak,or before the physical actions or gestures that I make, I make it go through this checkpoint- WILL IT MAKE MY DADA SMILE?
This is enough… If it will, then let it flow and if it won’t, then block it and later on release it to Dada. If it doesn’t make him smile, then why do it? I understand the urge can still be there to vent it out, so for that we release it to Dada because he won’t judge.
I know it is very difficult to apply and to remember it during every conversation but you will get a hang of it once you start to practice it. I still make plenty of mistakes in a day but as soon as I do, I get an awareness that this is where I went wrong.
A lot of problems that I land into are because of my tone or the words that I use. Let your vocabulary be an infantry of Love and not weapons of hate. Words are a very powerful medium and we have a responsibility to use it for the welfare of the society.
Thank you Dada. Love you loads.
PS: this is helping me refrain from lying and gossiping.
जब तुम चुप थे
अंतर्मुख थे …
न कोई शब्द
न कोई बात
बस श्रण भर दर्शन
कैसे तुम रह पाए दादा ?
क्यों इतना हमें तरसाए दादा ?
जब हम चुप थे
ह्रदय से शब्द
ह्रदय से बातें
हर श्रण प्रेम के सुमन
तुम पर बरसा रहे थे दादा !
जम कर कृपा बरसा रहे थे दादा !
जब तुम चुप थे
न कोई प्रश्न
न कोई जवाब
क्योँ इतना याद आए दादा ?
क्योँ इतना हमें रुलाये दादा?
जब हम चुप थे
तुम्हारे बदलाव और उन्नति में
डूबे थे हम
दृढ़ता और जूनून
हर श्रण जगा रहे थे दादा !
सत्य से पहचान करा रहे थे दादा !
कब से चुप थे
अपने बच्चों को और
बहकाएं न दादा
सब्र का बाँध
डूबायें न दादा
अपने मीठे बोल सुनने के लिए
और हमें तरसायें न दादा
कब से चुप थे
इंतज़ार हमें भी था
प्रेम से कोई बुलाये दादा ..
प्रेम से कोई जगाये दादा ..
प्रेम से कोई बोले दादा,
“बहुत हो गया , अब वापस आ जाओ दादा |”
I had gone to Singapore quite some time back for some days for a leisure trip. We were received by a guide at the airport. He stayed with us from the time we arrived there and saw us back to the airport. It did not click then but now being with Dada, I receive insights here and there.
Going down the memory lane, I realized how easy and relaxed we were on the trip because we had The Guide with us. He took us to the best shopping malls, told us about the dos and don’ts and shared pretty good knowledge about the country and how life goes in there. It was my first trip and I didn’t even google it before the arrival because I knew we had a guide. We thought of him as a friend and relied on him on all matters as he was quite experienced and had been around the country.
Comparing that to life I realized how easy life has become now that Dada is my Life Guide. He could have delegated, but The Master Himself chose to be my guide. I don’t know where it’s taking me nor do I care because I know I am in safe hands. He has been there since I landed on Earth and will see me through this life. Teaching me and imparting knowledge about the true self He is making it more easy as it goes. And boy life travels fast with Him. The True Guide, I pray, every one should have who accepts you as a friend because it makes life even more smooth and comfortable. Your life will be a masterpiece once the master walks with you. In making decisions let Love Incarnate Dadashreeji be your guide.
Baba ji ki badi meher hai.