The Divine Gift

I had a beautiful experience during Mahashivratri 2020 at Bangalore Ashram! I was having a very rough time in my personal life and was even losing faith in Art of Living, even though I have been associated since 2013. I am doing PhD from IIT Delhi and University of Queensland (Australia) so work pressure and high expectations from professors and peers was a challenge and due to it I even left doing kriya in between thinking I didn’t have the time, which is never the case.

But somehow I regained little faith back after doing 3 days Padmasadhana and went to Bangalore ashram during Shivaratri. I had bought a gift for Gurudev (a very beautiful, expensive one) whole heartedly and thought to myself whether He will even take it or not, whether I will be able to reach Him in the Darshan line or not. But when I sat in the amphitheater, after going in “bhaav” (devotion) He sent Swami Purnachaitanya (who has been my mentor in personal life) straight to me and he said “Gurudev has sent me, asking for the gift you had bought for Him, I will give Him”!! Although Swamiji asked several others too but he first came to me!! How did Gurudev know? I had told no one! That too amidst thousands of people in the crowd! Gurudev didn’t even give any Darshan to anyone that day!

Since then many many very interesting and powerful guruĀ storiesĀ have happened with me, which I am documenting regularly. Secondly, I had gotten disheartened because of my visa being on hold and couldn’t fly to Australia during January, but here I am safely with my parents in Mumbai during COVID-19 lockdown.

Jai Gurudev
– Siddhant Varshney



  • Sandhya S
    2 years ago

    Thank you Gurudev. Inspired of my back pain I have been able to complete 24 hours of the course

  • Ankit Gupta
    2 years ago

    Glad to see you again, Sid.

  • Anant
    2 years ago

    That’s a wonderful story, thank you for sharing it!!

  • Maheshwari Ravichandran
    2 years ago

    Really a lovely story of grace and faith… Jai Gurudev

  • Banajit
    2 years ago

    That is a lovely story dear

  • Govind
    2 years ago

    Tears of gratitude after reading this. Thank you for sharing.

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