Once upon a time during one of the satsangs in one of our ashrams, one of our devotees, who was quite fed up eating the bland food was praying for something really tasty. By the end of the satsang he was pleasantly surprised to see one of the other devotees coming on the stage with a huge, delicious looking cake as it was his birthday.

As he was thinking that finally he would have something different and tasty to eat Guruji started wrapping the cake pieces in tissue papers and started throwing them in the audience. The audience was having a great time except this one guy who was singing with the satsang team on the stage and could do nothing more than watching flying cake pieces instantly disappear into people's mouths.

After a few minutes of this spectacular drama Guruji left and he noticed that there was still a lot of cake left which was generously been taken towards the audience for distribution.

Just for one moment there was a hesitation in his mind "Should I first go for the cake and then follow Guruji or...just forget the cake and follow Guruji". Fortunately for Him he decided to forget the cake and as soon as he sat down in Guruji's rooom the door knocked and there was someone with a cake to give it to him.

Three more people followed with cakes of different sizes just for this one devotee. He had more than he ever wanted to eat and then Guruji smiled and said,"You were hesitating, right? If you follow me all the cakes in the world will come to you!"

Again and again we need to let go of all our personal concerns (Cakes) and focus ourselves into Sadhna, Seva and satsang and as time passes we realize that the cakes are anyway on their way looking for us much more than we ever could even ask for.

Love
Rashmin


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27 comments:

    Random Reflections said...

    "You were hesitating, right? If you follow me all the cakes in the world will come to you!"

    Oh Guruji....tussi amazing ho !

    Jai Guru Dev,

  1. ... on December 1, 2008 at 7:34 PM  
  2. kavish mehta said...

    hey dada tat was superb.....
    thank u for sharing......
    jai gurudeva

  3. ... on December 1, 2008 at 10:58 PM  
  4. sareena said...

    wow!!! amazing experience bhaiya.....

  5. ... on December 2, 2008 at 12:11 AM  
  6. Vivek Patil said...

    kya baat hain... too good... JGD!

  7. ... on December 2, 2008 at 2:26 AM  
  8. atmarati avirodhena said...

    fantastic :) :)

    jaigurudev :)

  9. ... on December 2, 2008 at 7:41 AM  
  10. Aparna said...

    Thats reminding me of my responsibility!

    Thanks. I really needed it now!

  11. ... on December 2, 2008 at 11:00 AM  
  12. Shruti Poojari said...

    Guruji smiled and said,"You were hesitating, right? If you follow me all the cakes in the world will come to you!"
    ....
    wow...
    after reading dis line bhaiya....i actually kissed guruji's photo...
    amazing...wow;
    thank u bhaiya 4 shraing it...
    jai gurudev

  13. ... on December 2, 2008 at 11:05 AM  
  14. vishal said...

    dearest bhaiya ,
    today i experience somethin like this .
    i did my padma -sadhna n was goin to my office on bike . i was singin " ek tara bole GURU teri vani". suddenly my bike started givin jatkas . petrol over. mind as usual started to blast on my brother ,started thinkin petrol pump is too far , how am i goin to go .at tht moment i felt a push frm behind . i biker pushed my bike with his leg and left me right till the pump. and more unusal thing was tht another biker asked me wat happened , whether i want petrol.
    bhaiya i just cant express myself wat i was goin through . i was smilin ,happy and at the same time tears were flowing from my eyes .
    it was amazing . HE is tooooooooooooo good .

  15. ... on December 2, 2008 at 2:40 PM  
  16. shruti said...

    Bhaiya that hit right on the target...Guruji has made things so simple n direct that there's no place for confusion...it made a shift inside...thanks for revealing such an amazing story...Jai Gurudev!

  17. ... on December 2, 2008 at 3:08 PM  
  18. Aho ! said...

    All cakes are there where Guruji is ... really a nice reminder !!

  19. ... on December 2, 2008 at 7:44 PM  
  20. HeyAnanda said...

    Swamiji!!!!!

    Anand

  21. ... on December 3, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
  22. vandy said...

    looved that story....so true...and im one of the many people who has experienced this so many times......:)Hes watching you....and with you..ALLLLLL THE TIME.......

  23. ... on December 3, 2008 at 12:28 PM  
  24. Jeet Bookseller said...

    really too good...
    u follow me all the cakes in the world will come to you!
    embedded in my heart

  25. ... on December 4, 2008 at 3:24 PM  
  26. Punarnava said...

    bhaiya..waise bhi Guruji is the sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetessssssttt CAKE..yum yum
    Jai Gurudeva

  27. ... on December 5, 2008 at 9:50 PM  
  28. In Search Of Myself said...

    That's really profound!!!

    I can relate to it in terms of the relationships that are created in our Yes!+ :)...and if a guy or girl strays from the path that's the end of it...but even if they separate and be on the path they are much more happier later, together or otherwise...:)

    How about sharing your love - heart break - love again story Bhaiya!!!! :)

    ~ Ashwani.

  29. ... on December 6, 2008 at 12:09 AM  
  30. Gauri said...

    that was a very yummie exerience and i loved every bite of it...:D just goes to say that our simplest action is being watched and shows many things.

  31. ... on December 6, 2008 at 1:21 PM  
  32. ved said...

    Amazing...
    Beautiful message...

    i wish if it is not just for cake ;)!!

  33. ... on December 9, 2008 at 12:34 PM  
  34. ved said...

    Amazing incident!!
    beautiful message...

    Hope it applies on more then just cake!!

  35. ... on December 9, 2008 at 12:38 PM  
  36. Rahul said...

    There have been tooooo many cakes thrown my way these days......thanks for the post...JaiGuruDev...Cheers!!!!!!

  37. ... on December 10, 2008 at 8:07 AM  
  38. Saleel Pulekar said...

    Superb!

  39. ... on December 11, 2008 at 12:17 AM  
  40. Pankaj said...

    Bhai,
    you have filled me with a feeling of having lost my ability to speak just as you had me 'spell bounded' after the Sudarshan Kriya!
    Remember, 'the shortest distance between the tree and me'?
    I'm more than grateful that we have the 'icing on the cake' in you!
    keep inspiring me, always...
    Jai Gurudev!

  41. ... on December 13, 2008 at 10:33 PM  
  42. Anshika said...

    Ha ha ha ... "If you follow me , d cakes wud follow you ! "
    :)
    :)

  43. ... on December 15, 2008 at 5:04 PM  
  44. Anonymous said...

    Would like to add one more divine incident which happened to us..recently there was PDS program held at bangalore ashram.
    Me & my fren had bought the 500rs tickets for the program.My fren's mom came to bangalore on the third day and she was very exited on knowing we are going to ahsram and was very interested to attend the program.We were worried that we dint have tickets and finally we decided one of us will sit out and let her mom enter inside.To our surprise , soembody came to us and gave a 5000 ticket telling the person has not come and u can attend instead of taht person...we were wishing for a 500 rs ticket..gurji gave us 5000 ticket...that is GURUJI..Jai Gurudev!

  45. ... on December 23, 2008 at 4:58 PM  
  46. Anonymous said...

    One more...for the pds program whcih was supposed to be held at Palacae ground and suddelny at the end moment since govt dint approve was shifted vishalakshi mantap,ashram in blore , i had bought 8 tkts worth 500 each and just the day before I got a call stating the tkts will be returnd back and the money will be refunded as teh crowd cant be maintained.but suddlent next day morn got a cal tht who all have booked via online will be let in as it cant be refunded.Mu joy knew no bounds....thr I was doing meditation under Guruji's himself's guidance!!!
    Cant beleive I was seeing guruji from so near...
    tehn stasang followed wioth everybdoy joining us in teh mantap.This was my first satsang at the ashram.guriji called ppl with b'days.I was wishing kash it was my bday so I could touch guruji's feet & take ashriwad.U wont believ, jsut at time, urji came to end of teh stage, I ran and touched guruji's feet..oh..what a feeling...then guruji was distribuin flowers..I was wishing one small flower fropm guruji...ad the very moment..guruji turned behind and called a volunteer and pointed me and sent a garland to me!!!

  47. ... on December 23, 2008 at 5:10 PM  
  48. Smithaa said...

    yes thank you this was lovely and most apt :-). jai gurudev.

  49. ... on December 29, 2008 at 3:19 AM  
  50. Omkar Nisal said...

    AMazing !!!!!

    THanks alot Rashmin for sharing this!!

    THanks alot!

    Jai Gurudeva!

    :)

  51. ... on December 31, 2008 at 6:43 AM  
  52. Prashanth said...

    good post - a case of eating the cake and having it too, thats what happens with AOL :--)

  53. ... on January 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM