During my trip to Shirdi, Nasik, I happened to meet a Spiritual Guru in the waiting lounge of Pune Airport. She was going to Nagpur and we both were destined to board the same flight. In lounge, I was busy in eating non stop and therefore, after every 10 minutes I was paying visit to the food stall. In series, I first had sandwich, then I bought chocolate box and after that I went to buy famous namkeen of Pune. She kept on noticing my to and fro visits from my seat to the food stall. I donno why but she found herself irresistible to enquire if I am very much fond of food and how do I manage the fat. I answered with a big smile on my face “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside”
“Ohh so you are on your way to success” she replied to me with the same enthusiasm and a tricky naughty smile
“At least in my eyes, I am trying hard” I threw at her with the same smirk and witty laughing curve.
“May I know the name of this college going girl who is actually very fond of food” she asked
“Yes definitely, and to tell you; you made my day, by calling me a college going girl. I am Shweta and I from Gurgaon.” I introduced myself.
“Great Shweta, you really look much younger to your actual age. Well, I am Kripa from Pune” she also introduced herself.
“Are you in job Mrs. Kripa” I enquired
“I practice spiritualism and I have a small center in Pune where I teach and preach it.” She said
“O wow! I have a great interest in it and I have just started reading articles on it and with my very little understanding of the subject I have tried to post few things on my blog.” I advertised my blog this way.
And then we had a long discussion on spiritualism and to make you people aware, she was very much impressed with my view points :-)
Definitely I too was carried away with her charming and elegant personality. Her motherly figure and simplicity in her eyes drew my attention. That is another core fact that one should not make a judgmental statement about a person in a day but still I can’t deny her facial calmness and her delightful ways of expression. Besides, I got amazed to know that she meditates 8 hours a day…..pretty long time man!! Guess...she must have turned into half Buddha....hehehe...jokes apart.... . Soothing, sincere rays of her reinsurance, displayed the effects of a stagnant water stream and thus gave me a sense of developing and cultivating the balance in my life also.
That day our flight was a bit delayed, so got a plenty of time for the chit chat. I usually never talk to any stranger while traveling, I most of the times stay self composed and reserved, but the attraction of her persona made me to break my self proclaimed rules.
And then the time came for the departure of the two strangers.
While saying a final goodbye, I asked if she wish to say something to me.....may be a piece of advice.....
“Ohh yes, I have something in my storehouse to tell a pretty girl” Kripa said
She then firstly asked me to concentrate on “Ohm” just for 5 minutes while going to sleep with a jolly comment that after doing it, people will start asking me about the name of my school :-)
And the second precious advice that she gave me was that the energy possessed by an individual, has got the unexplored and unbelievable powers. Always believe that good and noble thoughts have the power to direct energy—the underlying dynamo shaping your future, your own world. The Secret Method of Inviting Blessings and the Spiritual Medicine of Many Illnesses are to chant the following daily:
• Just for today, I will not worry.
• Just for today, I will not be angry.
• Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
• Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
• Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
I have not yet transformed myself completely in the above mentioned followings.Hence,I cannot illustrate the advantages behind the laid idea and about the magical wonders bestowed on us by enchanting these herbal words and thoughts. But definitely I can say, the preached sentences point out towards making a “GOOD YOU” and the journey to Shirdi indirectly sowed a seed in me to at least ponder on knowing the self, as it is very truly stated that “Wise is one who knows the self”