After completing my post graduation, I was in my village with my parents waiting for CSIR announcement for applying for Fellowship. My Professor was in constant touch with me. The announcement had come. First we have to apply for the blank application. Once it comes we have to fill it and get it signed by the Professor and send to CSIR through Department of University. I had written for application and waiting. Every day I used to go to post office and see whether my application had come. Time was passing and the last date for application submitting was approaching.
Vinayaka Chavithi had come on that day. I should receive the application on that day otherwise no chance for submitting the application. I was in lot of anxiety. As a practice all of our family members including myself had early head bath and performed puja to God Vinayaka. I prayed Ganesha that I should get my application on that day. After my lunch I thought of going to Post office. But there was a delay in having lunch. Meanwhile to my surprise the Postman came to our house early on that day and handed over me the cover containing the application. I was so happy and really i felt that God only helped me.
This is my real experience to feel the presence of the almighty 'GOD"
For me, God is the power house from whom I seek power and blessings to carry out my life. In absence of this power, life seems dull. He never does anything for us i.e., He does not fulfill our wishes or curse us if we do something wrong. We are the ones who have to carry out our tasks. He only lends his power and shows us the right path.
1.Once I went to my native village near Tanjore with my wife. To reach the place it took more than expected hour, so we reached the village bus stop by 6.00 pm. As I know the route to the house well, we step in the way strongly but with fear as the route was not good one in night hours as there was a huge fenceless tank on the way. Sooner we cross some yards it was getting dark and we could not see even each other. We got trembled and I, as remembered that there was a Siva temple near the street of our house,started chanting om namasivaya and starting searching the temple light. After few yards, I located the light of temple tower which removed my total fear. The fear we felt on this situation is unable to explain one. Though we came to understand later that the electric power regained then.
2.similar incidence happened to me and my wife secondly in the bus stop of Ozhuaimangalam village near Thirukadaiyur,Tamilnadu. we visited the Mariamman Temple in that village and about to return to Mayuram where we have stayed during our tour. Even after waiting in the bus stop for m ore than one hour we could not have any bus on that route and the sky is getting darkened. In that dark we could not see each other and no other persons we found in the bus stop other than us two. Only the running car and two wheelers light was there. With fear my wife started to pray the Mariamman for help.
Above our belief we got a voice by our side as asking us where we are going. In the running vehicles light we realized to see an old lady nearing eighty years old by our side as I we never seen before. I by forgetting fear told her that we were on the way to mayuram. she told us that as there was some struggle in the near city Karaikkal, the buses would come late and she also belongs to Ambakaraththur (later we came to know that Ambakaraththur, a village on our way,there is a Goddess in the name of Ambakaraththur Kali) Some minutes later a bus came and we both after boarding into the bus saw in the light of bus for that old lady but no body was there.
3.when I admitted my close relative in the hospital of Udupi Karnataka for some treatment, I went to the Udupi Krishna Temple after the admission and treatment started for praying Lord Krishna. When I was in the queue, I mentally prayed Lord Krishna for betterment of my relative(as I took in charge for his treatment, my fear was more at that time). Beyond the belief, some two persons were talking behind me,vichaar nahin, sab teek ho jayega!. Just I took those words as reply of Lord Krishna to my prayer
God is something which is not mandatory on us but is based on our faith and beliefs and we go on in the journey of life always assuming his blessings with us. Some people do not believe in God. They only believe in work and its result. Though they are also not able to explain the mysteries of life and uncertainity of future.
Anyway it is not a matter of belief or no belief. It is simply whether you want an invisble and almighty support in your life or not.With that support you complete the journey of life with less confusion as everything is supposed to be as per his wishes.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.