The story dates back to 2013. Not much time had passed, since I joined Art of Living. But, a short span of time had instilled an indelible faith. It took me no time to know that Gurudeva loves us immensely and is always there to make everything fall in place.
I had to travel to Germany for business reason. The stay there was no shorter than 2 months and I have a small child who was then three and half years old. I had not left her alone even for a night and there was absolutely no way that I could be away from her for 2 months. I was worried and perturbed and could not find a way out. I could not imagine being away from her for two months.
After giving it a lot of thought, I decided to take my daughter and my mother along. I hastily applied for Tourist VISA for both of them. But, to my surprise, VISA was rejected. The day it was rejected was Guruji’s birthday. I was upset, but the immense faith and love for Guruji made me visit Ashram for his Birthday Celebration.
I was seated, and suddenly, someone passed me Gurudev’s photograph with a message on it. The message was, “Do not fear, I am with you”. I felt much relieved and better after reading the message. After few days, I re-applied for VISA. I did get VISA this time for both my daughter and my mother, but just for one month. I was somewhat relieved, since I had thought I would get VISA extension once I reach Germany. But, to my surprise, I was told by my colleagues that Tourist VISA cannot be extended. I was worried yet again and that very evening, I went to Ashram to get some books and attended Satsang in Gurudev’s presence. I prayed to help me find a way out to get my mother’s and daughter’s VISA extension.
We all left for Germany. The very first week, I went to Town Hall (Rathause) to register myself. I explained my situation to an officer over there and I was completely amazed by her response. She said she would get their VISA extended till my stay. I was overwhelmed. I never thought VISA extension would be a cakewalk. I was way too happy and this instilled unshakeable faith for Gurudeva. I realized that Gurudeva loves and cares unconditionally for each and every one of us.
Guruji, you are amazing!!