Sometimes, at celebrations you hit the proverbial jackpot and find yourself in a group of old disciples reminiscing about their past 30-40 years on the path. The time is somehow ripe and a stream of precious stories come tumbling out. They are the kind of stories which may disappear with the mists of time - just a small fragment of the countless miracles and life changing teachings of our Guru. I'm not sure how it started, but someone had told a short story how Guru had inwardly known about some significant inner problem and, without asking, the grateful disciple was unexpectedly offered a solution. This short story brought forth a profusion of similar tales; inspiring accounts of how Guru sometimes just knew - not just what was happening inwardly, but also what would help the disciple's progress.
One amusing experience. A friend had been a disciple for just a few years and was meditating at Guru's house. For some reason, he had one of those random silly thoughts, we all get when trying to meditate. For some reason the thought popped in his head 'I'm physically taller than Guru' He knew it was an inconsequential thought so he tried to ignore it and go back to his meditation. At the end of the meditation, as Guru came down from his highest meditation, Guru happened to remark 'Some of you think, that just because you are taller than me
.' The disciple wrly smiled.
Another similar story, a young and eager disciple had such a powerful spiritual experience, he thought he must have realised God. He came to the weekly meditation puffed with pride at his spiritual height. At the end of the lofty meditation, Guru begins a short message - 'Some of you think, just because you've had a spiritual experience, you've realised God
.' Fortunately, his ego balloon was deflated. That's the power of a Spiritual Master - a willingness to always look out for his disciples and prevent the ego from ruining our spiritual progress.
Even now, with Sri Chinmoy no longer in the body, we can still be receptive to these inner promptings. If we are open, problems can unexpectedly be resolved. As things look bleak, if we are open, fate can send a solution.
In every human life.
Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 270, Agni Press, 1998