Saturday, 24 March 2018

You Take Immense Care of Me

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Paramanand Chavan, Koparkhairane,

Only he can supersede/conquer any physical, emotional turmoil or disease. It is evident from this experience. When a person’s body does not support him/her, he gives us that extra strength to achieve the seemingly unattainable. However, one must ensure that one reposes unflinching faith at his lotus feet.

I am an ardent devotee of Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu! I do not know any kind of devotion or service. Through this experience, Bapu gave me the inspiration to do some Gunasankirtan. This is an attempt to articulate my experience from the year 2008.

I had begun experiencing problems such as Spondylitis and Tennis Elbow. Likewise, my hand used to go numb occasionally. I was totally restless for almost a month. I used to have severe aches in the night as compared to those I experienced during the day. After consulting Dr. Narsikar, I started visiting KEM hospital to take the light treatment. The doctor at the hospital asked me to wear a belt around my neck and the elbow. I was told to not lift more than 2 Kgs of weight. I was also informed that I would be required to wear those belts for the following 4-5 months. They also reiterated that if I lifted more weight than was allowed for me, it would be imperative for me to undergo a surgery.

In spite of wearing those belts, I was not feeling better. Within a month from this incident, I was allotted Palkhi, Aarti and Chavari Seva for Srimadpurushartha Grantharaj through ‘Aniruddha’s Bank of Ramnaam’. I was very happy. However, no sooner did I think about these aches and pains than I felt dejected. I was totally perplexed. Finally, I concluded that whatever may be the outcome, I was not going to let go of this golden opportunity.

From Tuesday of the week in which I had this seva, all of a sudden, I began experiencing more pain. While leaving home, on Thursday, October 02, 2008, I said to myself, “Whatever it is, Bapu will take care.” Saying that, I reached Shree Harigurugram along with my son. My right hand was numb and had no sensation at all. I would experience excruciating pain if the hand moved even an inch here and there. My shoulder was throbbing with pain. I had handed over the bag of all the Aarti preparation, to my son. And also, I removed the belt from around my neck and elbow and placed it in a bag. I resolved in my mind I would perform the seva to the best of my abilities. At that time, I was reciting Hemadpant’s line from Saisatcharitra.

Jovari Ya Dehi Shwaas, Neejkaryas Sadhuni Ghya II

I got my attendance for Seva marked in my passbook. I was then asked to go to Gate No. 2. By the time I reached the spot, the Karyakarta had already assigned the responsibility of carrying Palkhi to someone else. I was told to walk ahead of the Palkhi procession. I was told not to let Palkhi...