Before May 2003 I
was a different person. Everything changed. My attitude towards
life. My attitude towards God. My attitude towards my own self.
In the May 2003 I
met a renowned film maker of my city. I was just 22 and had no
direction to perceive a career. During my very first meeting I
got attracted to him. Something in his personality pulled me
like a magnet. I wanted to meet him again soon, but after a few
days I met with an accident. This accident put me out of action
for a small period of time. And when I recovered I got a message
from the one whom I wanted to meet again so eagerly. Yes, I was
called again for some job. And I started working with him.
As I got closer the
magnet turned out to be more and more powerful and ultimately I
surrendered completely to him accepting him as my Professional
Teacher. And during this period one more aspect of this film
maker got unfolded to me. His spiritual knowledge and
capabilities were still not known to many as he used to keep it
very private and personal. I was perhaps the first one who got
so close to him from his professional circle, and unknowingly my
spiritual journey began.
I donít know how I
started to chant Mantras, read Stotras & other Scriptures,
meditation and performing every day Puja. All these things
happening in a film makerís office. Playing stotras and Aarati
on the PC for film editing was a routine. I observed him in
press conference for his films as a director and I saw him
sitting in meditation at office. Initially it looked impossible
to cope with. But gradually I realized that here I was learning
the method of balancing Spiritual & Material life. I found him
totally detached and peaceful when there were some problems,
solving them without getting affected mentally, and saw him
showering love on me and others with total commitment, anyone
can get easily attached to him. He values relationships. For him
relationship is not a hurdle on the path of spiritualism but
having loved ones is a gift from God that must be honoured.
Today when I hear
him preaching philosophy as a Guru I realize that the Guru was
always there in the film maker, but only maintained silence. His
philosophy reflected in his way of working.
Today I lead a life
of Sadhika under his guidance and realize that the almighty God
brought me un to the shelter of my Guru through the path of
professional career. I offer my hearty Pranams and Gratitude to
Bhagavan Shri Shivji and Maa Shri Adi Shakti for blessing me
with such a Guruji.
I am not a self
realized person, but for me he is BrahmN in the form of Guru. I
offer my gratitude unto the lotus feet of my Pujya Pad Shri
Guruji, Shri Shriyogeshji.