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October 19, 2009

Bhagavan in our lives...

The loftiness of the Oneness processes and teachings and the dynamic presence of Grace in our lives re-inforces itself time and again through the events we come across.I was privileged to witness such an event in the lives of our oneness family members yesterday.The Kulkarnis - Ravindra and Swati and their children , Gauri and Pooja are staunch volunteers of the Oneness Mission and stay at Thane, a sister city of Bombay.They have done their advanced processes and follow up on the teachings and the processes with deep commitment.Yesterday, their 14th floor apartment was ravaged by a huge fire which has left them without any personal belongings.They have suffered losses worth INR12-15 lakh and 6 firemen died in the accident.All the major news channels in India continuously carried this story yesterday.But the event was a spiritual miracle, a living example of putting Bhagavan's wondrous teachings into real time play in our lives.I was there with them since 4.00 a.m. yesterday morning and it was a day of experiencing pain as it is and transcending it into realms of love, compassion and joy.And prayers that none of the neighbors or anyone else should get injured or hurt. Unfortunately, 6 firemen lost their lives and we have offered our prayers last evening for their onward journeys.Bhagavan has taught us that the nature of all experience is bliss; it does not depend on the content of experience.You only have to see this family to see this principle at work.A true miracle in the midst of a great challenge.While we know that Sri Amma Bhagavan was there every moment guiding and saving the family, we believe that BHagavan in His inimitable style visited the home and physically gave His blessings to the family. After the fire was doused, I accompanied the family members to the 14th floor.We had to climb up cautiously as the water from the fire tenders was flowing down the stairs. Needless to add, we could not take the elevator.As we were inspecting the debris, an extremely old man ( one wonders how he climbed the 14 flight of stairs) came and blessed Swatiji. He took a srimurti from his pocket and offered it to Swatiji. Swatiji was left speechless and showed her own personal pocket srimurti which she always carries on her person.The man disappeared as suddenly as he arrived.For all of us, It was Bhagavan who had personally visited there.We had gratitude prayers and deekshas at night at my place and to quote the younger daughter Pooja, "We are having to pretend we are in pain in front of our relatives as they will feel it is abnormal for us to be so much at peace with ourselves."They have a life to rebuild, but with such presence of Grace, it is going to be a cakewalk.Glory be to this awesome presence in our lives..Glory be to the Grace that architectures our lives.In deep gratitude to the process of all of us becoming spiritual phenomena, moving spaceships of Grace....

1 comment:

chandra said...

oh! my god - I can really understand and relate with kulkarni family's experience because that is what is happening in my life on day to day basis. I have to just communicate with Bhagwan and solution takes place JUST LIKE THAT. Shweta and me -before starting anything -we communicate with bhagwan and tell him to take care and he does that exactly - it is as easy as that - THANK YOU BHAGWAN - THANK YOU AMMA