Thursday, February 4, 2010

Witness of Grace....

Morning began as usual today. Thursdays is follow up day at SSRVM. Got a call from the HOD in the morning that I had to take Kriya early today, so with kriya tape was off to school. I must confess I have become habituated to driving a little fast these days! Well not very fast though, so twas a speed of ard 60kmph. An SUV behind me was speeding and driving too close. Suddenly at the crossroad near Lifestyle, a car suddenly came in the middle of the road in front of me and I braked, coz there was nothing else I could do.

I went completely blank. Heard a very loud noise (movie style), and saw the SUV behind me had brushed the whole car on my side.When I regained sense a few moments later, I realized the car that had come in front of me had disappeared. The driver of the SUV was saying something, but I wasnt listening.

That moment of the braking and the loud noise that I heard, I felt as if I was encircled by somthing which cannot be described in words. 'GRACE.'
Completely untouched, I drove on to school. With the loud noise that I had heard, and the hit to my car, I dreaded the thought of seeing what had happened to the car and drove on. My mind on 'Kriya time was 9 and I had to be there.' Reached school and got down wondering what my car would look like, but apart from some few white scratches on the doors, there was nothing! :)

Looking back, I realize that in those few moments I had been close to complete disaster. All I felt was this protective shade around me. That moment I was a witness of what was happening without being a part of it.

Just yesterday we had gone on a school trip to Iskcon Mandir, Gobinddham Gurudwara and a beautiful old Masjid. The swamiji at Iskcon was so happy to see a whole bunch of over 70 kids and their teachers dancing to the tune of ' hare krishna, hare krishna, krishna krishna hare hare'...They did not allow the kids to leave till all of them got the fruit and mathri prasad. While we were leaving he called me and a gave a generous helping of halwa in my hands. Felt blessed and now feel the trip was for me! Maybe some samskaras got burned... :)

"You are being taken care of" - are Guruji's words that ring in my mind.

On the practical side: I have to take care while driving and not speed up.
ALIVE!! Every moment in faith and eyes full of tears of gratitude..... :)


  1. ..JaiGuruDev !!..JaiGuruDev !!..JaiGuruDev !!
    .......for Faith Grace is always there....!!
    ....Jai GuruDev !!