Right from six years of age not a single prayer of mine went unanswered. From the very beginning I had 100% faith in God. Furthermore, I travelled path of absolute truthfulness always and ever never crumbling under trivial pressures of life. I do not remember asking god anything for personal self. Serving mankind was my motto from the beginning of life. At that young age I do not know what overcame me but I was all the time interested in helping people all around.
Because of power of faith and truthfulness I considered all living beings as sons and daughters of God… even lower forms of life like insects, plants and animals. If I unknowingly hurt an animal, I would sincerely pray to God asking for his forgiveness. Many a times it happened that I unknowingly stepped on a group of ants or a tiny frog in rainy season leading to their death! In every single instance I asked God for his forgiveness for act committed unknowingly.
As I worked for children of God all the time, I was never left wanting by God. In present times I observe people indulging in Kirtans, Satsangs only to beg something from their Ishta Devta. Hordes of beggars, nothing more! Can such people ever expect God to answer their prayers? Their selfishness is evident in their prayers. Prayers never were a one-way path. If we desired something from God, we had to reciprocate and give back something in return.
Most human beings world over indulged in one-sided prayers. Indians were expert at this. The whole congregation begging their Ishta Devta to fulfill their material requirements! Instead of concentrating on Nirakaar form of God (having no form) people indulged in Sakaar form of God (having a form) asking God to fulfill their wishes and desires. The moment we understood God rightly, we would forget about asking anything from God.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa many a times tried to ask something from Maa Kali. But the moment he approached her Murti (idol), he forgot all his requirements.
At 15 years of age I prayed to God Almighty to give me a Sakshat Darshan. It was never for personal self. I just wanted to work for welfare of entire community, entire mankind… hence the request. In the wee hours of third of August 1993 at 37 years of age I finally had a one-to-one interaction with God Almighty. On my path to reaching God, many a times I was offered the choicest offerings by God only to sway me from my path of reaching God. But my desire to see and meet God in this life was absolute.
I prayed to God Almighty all the time that unless I met him, I shall not succumb to any pressures on the way and he always obliged. Had I chosen path of satisfying my inner urges, I would have never reached God. I could have become the richest spiritual person on mother earth but my goal of life would have always remained incomplete. At this stage of life I really wonder the powers prayers carried. When young I used to wonder otherwise. Sometimes answers to my prayers got delayed from God. It was at this moment I really got worried. Slowly I started realizing that patience, persistence and perseverance plays a major role in life. We just could not force God Almighty to obey us.
All types of prayers relating to any subject were answered by God. Whether it related to my business, my family life, children or any other purpose all my prayers were solemnly answered by God Almighty. Many a times it so happened that I did not ask God for anything still, God Almighty bestowed by fulfilling my requirements galore. Even if my prayer related to business or family life… it was never meant for personal self. The prayer was always meant for welfare of staff, workers, family members or others.
By: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – (Ref 150904)
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