1. Experiencing the omniscience and omnipresence of the Guru Principle
Due to certain situations, for the past few months, my wife and son were in India while I was working in Australia. I was missing both of them and feeling lonely due to this. There were also some other situations going on in my life that were causing me to feel stress.
One morning when I was on the train to go to work, I made an earnest prayer to His Holiness Dr Athavale, “I am feeling lost, please help me.”
As I sat in the crowded train, and looked out of the window I happened to look at the sky above me. I could experience the expansive nature of the sky in a way I had never experienced before. It was a feeling that made me realize how small we are in comparison to the vastness of the Universe. I started hearing the chant “Shree Shree Jayant Balaji Athavale, Jai Gurudev,” which means “Victory to the Guru Principle present through His Holiness Dr Athavale”. It was repeating continuously in my mind.
I was so surprised by this occurrence that I internally asked God, “What am I experiencing? What is this amazing experience that you are bestowing on me?”
I received the answer from within that God manifests in various forms. My experience of the vastness of the sky was a manifestation of the Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent nature of God. This manifestation occurred through the medium of the Absolute Ether Principle, which is present in the sky.
That evening, my wife who is currently in the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram, Goa, India called to inform me that His Holiness Dr Athavale was remembering me. I felt immense gratitude to Him for how He knew what I have been going through and I felt reassured that God is always with me.