28th April 2014
10: 30 AM
The wizened old man sat on the raised platform, eyes closed. His audience sat facing him- imitating his pose.
“Om!”- the silent mantra resonated across the room.
Slowly, the old man opened his eyes, and gently asked his audience to do the same. His gaze fell upon a young lad, seated across the room.
Gazing into the young man’s eyes, the guru uttered-“I want you to visit me tomorrow! Do come, if you are free!”
The room gasped with wonder! A lady in the corner of the room remarked: “This is astonishing. This is the first time that the guru has invited someone personally to attend his sessions”
The lad’s neighbours whispered: “You should attend it. This is a one-time opportunity!”
Envious eyes fell upon the lad who beamed with happiness.
(At the lad’s home)
The young man’s parents (who incidentally were a part of the audience that witnessed this rare event) remarked: “You must go. This’ll benefit you greatly! You mustn’t miss this opportunity. You are a special lad with special opportunities!”
The lad nodded his head- eager to feel the positive impact that the session would bring to his life…
29th April, 2014
“Om!”- The silent mantra resonated across the room.
The Guru opened his eyes.
His gaze fell upon the same lad. He asked the lad to wait, as the crowd dispersed.
The lad walked towards the guru with eager steps.
“The guru- is he going to give me a great piece of advice? I’ll remember his advice and follow it. This will protect me from any harm that might arise in future….”- anxious thoughts skimmed past the lad’s mind.
As he approached his guru, the old man wrapped a hand around the lad’s shoulders, and spoke: “I liked the shirt that you wore yesterday. Where did you buy it?”