"Your sister is crying before My photograph"
by Shri. Ravi Kumar sir in one of the Trayee sessions)
The following incident
happened in the late 1970's. Bhagavan had opened the
boys hostel and the institute only 3 / 4 years before.
Boys those days used to spend most of the time in
Baba's physical presence apart form the college hours.
It was during one such session that the incident
described below took place.
swami called the students near HIM, he pointed out to
one student and said, "Your sister was crying
before my photograph today". Stunned with such a
revelation from Swami, the boy rushed towards Swami,
eager to know if something had gone wrong. Baba took
him closer and said, "Tell your father that I am
calling him and that he should come here as soon as
possible". Still eager to know what the matter could
be, the boy pressed on "Swami Is something wrong? What
happened to her?"
No problem... You don't worry. I'm looking after her.
Why then do you worry?" said Swami and assured him of
everything being all right.
boy's parents came and Swami called them for an
interview. The boy too went in with them. Inside the
interview room, Swami spoke to all assembled there and
in the end asked this boy's family to go into the
inner interview room.
the boy's family settled in the inner interview room,
Swami came and sat down in HIS chair. Swami called the
boy's sister and asked her "Kaisa hai (How are you?).
The girl curled herself at Swami's feet and replied "
Swami ka grace se atcha hai (I am fine with Swami's
grace.)". Swami then turned to the boy's father and
asked "Bolo sir, Kya vichar hai? (Speak sir, What have
you been thinking?)". The father spoke "Swami, aap ka
ijazad hai to is ka shadi karane ki soch rahe
hai...(Swami if you permit, We are thinking of getting
her married"). "Han Han ... Janta hai yeh baat.
Isiliye toh yeh roh rahi thi meri tasvir ke samne....
(Yes yes, I know, that is why she was crying before my
photo)" replied Swami looking at the boy.
Hearing this, the girl looked up towards swami and....
started crying. Swami looked at the father again and
said " Tum dono itna jaldi kyon karta hai? Usko abhi
itcha nahi hai. (Why are you both in a hurry? She does
not want it now". For a moment no one spoke, then
Swami spoke again" Shadi bad mein rakh na (Keep the
marriage later.)". Hearing this, the father spoke "Theek
hai Swami.... Hamne socha ki itna atcha rishta aya
hai... abhi shadi kar dete hai, bad me shayad aye na (As
you say Swami, We only thought - such a good proposal
may not come another time, so let us get her married
Swami's clothes were now fully wet with the girl's
tears. HE looked at her and said " pehle iski Doctor
ki padhai khatam ho jane do, phir dekhenge...
Parivarik Dharm beech aya to padhai begad sakti
hai....(First let her become a Doctor, as she wants to
be. Family responsibility may be an impediment in the
completion of her studies)".
Swami briefly glanced at the parents, the boy and then
shifting his attention to the girl said "Tumko kaisa
ladka chahiye (What sort of a boy do you want?)". The
girl was taken by surprise but before she could answer
Swami spoke again " Doctor ko doctor hi atcha hai. Hum
doctor ko hi bheje ga. (For a doctor Doctor only will
be a good match. Ishall send one.). Swami then held
her hand and said "Tumhara shadi hamare sar par.
Chinta na karo (Your marriage is now my responsibility
Don't worry)".... So saying swami got up and left the
room leaving the whole family star-struck.
family, especially the girl left elated from Parthy.
As soon as she completed her internship, Swami called
her and arranged for her marriage. Even before she
completed her studies, Swami had selected a boy for
her, so that by the time she completed her studies,
other formalities could be worked out faster.
Swami, as He always mentions is our DIVINE MOTHER. How
meticulously, HE took care of the matter just like a
mother pays attention to maters relating to her child.
This episode also proves one more thing... not a
single thought / a desire is unknown to HIM. He gives
us what we want in the process of making us ready to
take from HIM what HE wants to give us.