Written by Viji Sagar
It was a dreary day with a constant drizzle and temperatures in the single digits. You could feel the cold in your bones and it was overall a gloomy day. My dear Mother, was not having a good day, and the dull, depressing weather, did not help either. Before she went to bed, she prayed to Mohanji and surrendered her fears and insecurities at his Lotus feet, not expecting anything in particular to happen. When she woke up in the morning, she found something red on the floor where she would rest her feet to get up. She initially thought it was remnants of the wool she had used to knit, the night before. On closer look, she realized they were rose petals, filled with vibuthi. She was surprised and a little skeptical at the same time. She looked around and found vibuthi on the carpet as well. It was then, she realized it was a sign from Mohanji, that he had heard her prayers and when he says “I am with you” he really means it. My mother was so happy and full of smiles, like a kid on Christmas day who realized that Santa had visited her when she was asleep
To give you a little background about my mother, she is an ardent devotee of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and will not waiver from her faith and devotion to him. When she first met Mohanji, she was a little aloof, keenly observing and not making a decision one way or other. But by the time he finished his tour, she melted in his simplicity and expression of love.
In her own words. “I have come across many saints and elevated souls in my life, but have not across one that reflects unconditional love in his eyes, like Mohanji does”.