Important gulliver's travels questions for S.A.-1

Topics: Rama, Divinity, Devotion Pages: 7 (2996 words) Published: October 16, 2014
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In the year 1973, the renowned Hindi magazine named ‘Kadambini’ had printed an interesting article about two sages from India. The article threw light upon the pious activities of the sages. It said that they spent most of their time in practising meditation. One of the sages chose Amarkantak, the king of pilgrimages as the meditation. Amarkantak region is a unique natural heritage area and the meeting point of the Vindhyas and the Satpuras, with the Maikal Hills being the fulcrum. This precisely from where the Narmada River, the Son River, and Johila River emerge. The other sage was meditating at a place behind the pious temple of Chandi Devi in Haridwar. This sage meditated consistently near an agnikunda (the sacred fire altar) and never allowed anyone to stop. In the year 1978 Shree Devi Pal, a devotee from the city of Chandigarh read about these two sages and decided to visit them. It was the first time Pal had made his journey to meet a sage. Billu Bhai, a native of Haridwar also set out with his friends with an aim to get blessings from the sages. They reached the sacred place on a full moon day. Although Babaji was angry to see the young men inside the Raagi, he allowed them to spend the night. This is my (Billu Bhai) story. Next morning my friends took blessings from Babaji and bid adieu. But I just couldn’t leave. There was something magnetic about the place that held me strong. May be it was some invisible divine power that just wouldn’t let me go. Finally in the evening, I narrated my sad, dismal story to Babaji. The major problem of my life was being a married jobless man. And the mystical man crafted a miracle for me. Out of thin air, Babaji miraculously conceived a sum of two hundred Indian rupees. “My Son! You would be successful in any job you undertake in life” Babaji blessed me with his divine words. Billoo Bhai used this money to start a food stall. He decided to sell paranthas at Har-ki-Pauri. Since the investment was small, he started making paranthas on a single stove. Since miracle was bound to happen with Babaji’s blessings, Billoo Bhai got a huge order for paranthas worth 150 Indian rupees. It was a massive sum during the good old days when one could have about 6 paranthas with a plateful of vegetable curry at just 1 rupee! Billoo Bhai along with his wife spent the entire day making paranthas. The couple was dead tired. However, nothing could stop Billoo from making efforts. Babaji’s mystical words kept ringing in his ears. Those words of wisdom became a source of inspiration for him. “My Son, hard work is the key to success!”

So the story started from a young married man leading a jobless life to a successful business man running popular “Billoo Bhai Paranthey Wale” shop successfully at the Har-ki-Pauri. This beautiful place is widely renowned as “SIDDHA SHROTA”. It is believed that Kaag Bhushand from the ancient era of Ramayana attained enlightenment at Siddha Shrota. Many saints in the past have meditated here. Thereafter, this place became a deserted spot for general public. No pious activities took place since the advent of Kalyuga until Babaji sprinkled life here with his regular meditation, worship, and divine undertakings. I came to know about this place from one of my friends, Sri Vinod Somani, who is a Chartered accountants in the year 2008. He visited the place in 2003 and since then he is a regular visitor to this site. Somaniji visits this place almost fortnightly. He had narrated many incidents about Babaji’s unprecedented power, divinity, and miracles. But being a modern individual with in awe of technological advancements around, I didn’t pay much heed to my friend’s words. Another reason for not believing on the words of Somaniji is the rise of fake saints and sages in the country who aim for nothing but public interest and money. Hence, regardless of my annual visits to Haridwar religiously for a sanctifying bath at the...
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