Hi all, JGD!
I had done my Yes+ Course in 2011 and since then, I wanted to go to the AOL Ashram in Bangalore. It was like a dream for me to be there. That place signifies heaven on earth. So in order to fulfil my deep desire to visit the Ashram at least once, I would always ask my parents to let me go for an Advance Course at the Ashram, but they would simply ignore. Time passed by real soon and it was February 2012, and I had my Board exams in March. One day I was having dinner with my family and was fondly talking about the Vishalakshi Mantap which is one of the most beautiful places at the Ashram (although I had never been there, but had seen in pictures and heard from friends).
So my mother taunted and said that if I’d get more than 95% marks in my exams, I would get the permission to visit the Bangalore Ashram and also do the Course there. I did not give much attention to it at that time as I thought my mother was only joking. But I did my Kriya regularly and also prayed to Guruji that I may be allowed to go to the Ashram soon. And so I started with my exam preparations and gave all my papers one by one. And soon it was the end of May and all my friends had their train tickets booked for the Ashram, and I was still waiting for my parents’ permission, whereas my mother was waiting for the exam results. By then, I was a bit scared, as I could not score even a 59% in my pre-boards, so getting above 95% in my boards seemed like a far-fetched dream. I did not expect to get that much.
Then came the day of the results. I very anxiously checked my results, hoping for a sweet miracle to happen, and to my amazement, my aggregate percentage was 95.75%. I was shocked. I could not believe my eyes. So I checked it twice, and it truly was a 95.75%. WOW! What Grace! My mother had tears of happiness in her eyes and said that it was all by the Master’s Grace. I had the ticket to Bangalore the very next day. Finally, my dream was to come true and I couldn’t be happier. I always had this faith that Guruji would call me to the Ashram very soon, and He did!
My hard work towards my studies and intense desire to visit ashram along with the Grace of My Master made it all happen. I believe if you want anything positive to happen, just back yourself and work towards it knowing that Guruji is blessing it and His abundant grace is shining on you.
May the lamp of faith brightly shine in the hearts of one and all.
Thank you, Gurudev.