Life is beautiful; it is made up of many twists and turns.

My much, much awaited journey to Shri Mahavatar Babaji’s Ashram in Badrinath met with an unexpected termination when the weather in the mountains got very hostile and I had to return to Delhi after waiting for four days in Rishikesh assuming that it would become fair and conducive in a few days. The region in the Himalayas, more so in Uttarkashi district became unsafe because of flash floods and landslides in no time in the beginning of the first week of August. Observing all this, I had to resign to my fate ultimately. I retreated and have returned home. At this moment I don’t know what God has in store for me but I have learnt a few new things while I was wedged between Delhi and Badrinath during those four days.

First of all, God has his own plans no matter what we propose or want. And we do not fully understand the mysteries behind his acts or dispensations, at least not immediately. All we can do is to accept his will and believe in the heart that God is not unreasonable subsequently we should go by his judgement and treatment meted out to us. During such disappointing times, the love and reverence for God and Gurus should not fluctuate or wither. The mind should be calmer than ever before and the thoughts should not race in all directions randomly in anticipation or apprehensions. I am thankful to my Gurus and the kind God for putting me in such difficult situations and yet giving me the Grace to understand his workings and not let me dribble away my fortitude and sincerity. I only said to Shri Mahavatar Babaji, ” Maharaj, your will and wish is my destiny,” before I accepted the sudden turn of sad events.

My overall planning and preparations for this special trip was exhaustive and exhausting. I do not know at this juncture whether I will blog intermittently or not at all for the time being because I need some solitude and quietude after prevalent weariness in me. I also wish to gather my distributed energies and wish to delight in many moments of touching my inner depths where I find tranquillity and inner solace. Therefore,  I request you all please not to exchange emails or phone calls, at least for the coming subsequent weeks with me so that I can benefit from my daily meditations and contemplations which will recharge me mentally as well as spiritually….However you can express yourself with your comments on the blog, that space is yours.

In the end, I wish to express my sympathy and comfort to all those who have lost their people and possessions in the catastrophe that nature meted out recently in the Himalayas. May God give them the strength, courage and wisdom to rebuild their lives to gain happiness and prosperity in future.

I would still love to meditate on 15th August at 7 a.m. with Mahavatarji and you all are invited too.

( I have taken both these pictures from Mandira. Thanks Mandira)

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