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God listens and takes care

14 Sep

As a child, I remember my mother teaching us to sing this Gujarati prayer every evening, “Sau nu karo kalyan, Dayalu Prabhu, Sau nu karo kalyan”, which means, “Oh kind God! Bless everyone for their welfare, wellness!” Right from the time I started to learn this prayer we said this every single evening, along with some other Sanskrit Mantras.

I must have been around 10 years old, when I asked her, “Mom, why do we have to tell God to do good to everyone? Isn’t God kind and compassionate enough? I thought God loves us all.” My mother laughed and said, “Prayer is talking to God my dear.  God knows everything, we remind ourselves of this while praying, that God is always there to take care of all…” This question stayed in the mind for some time. I grew up and forgot about it, while still saying all prayers every evening.

Recently, I was teaching an Art of Living’s course for children(Art EXCEL) in a small village in Assam, in the middle of heavy rains and floods. We had 200 kids on this course and some of them would cycle 10kms one way, to reach the course venue. During this course, I would feel so lucky to teach such committed children. One of the days, while the children were meditating, it started raining very heavily. The meditation got over and all kids shared miraculous experiences. It was evening and time for closing the day. It kept raining.

Due to the heavy rains, none of the parents could come to pick up the children. Here I was, stuck inside a hall, jam-packed with 200 kids. It was now getting dark and rain started flooding the outside area, to an extent that if had continued for even 10mins more, there would have been water in the hall.

At this point a little girl walked up to me and asked, “Why are you not smiling, any tension?” I said to her, “It’s raining so much, how will you all go home, I am concerned?”

This kid smiled back and told me not to worry. I saw her running to the window. She stood there, looked at the sky, closed her eyes for a minute. Then this little angel ran back to me and with so much conviction she said, “Now you please smile, the rain will stop because I have prayed to the clouds to stop the rain.”  Within five minutes the rain reduced and eventually stopped in 10 minutes.

This is when I remembered my mothers’ words, “Prayer is talking to God!”  I always heard this and somewhere knew it as well. There is some Divine force that runs everything, knows everything and is always there with all of us. My journey with Art of Living has me very certain of this benevolent Divinity through many  beautiful experiences.

Author Hetal Mehta is a versatile and dynamic Art of Living Teacher

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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Art of Living Experiences, Art of Living Wisdom

 

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32 responses to “God listens and takes care

  1. mkailkhura

    September 14, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Very beautifully written. Children can truly teach valuable Art of Living lessons.

     
  2. Vivek V. Patil

    September 14, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Lovely 🙂

     
  3. Ruchi

    September 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

    wow….awesome…

     
  4. Meena Waghray

    September 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Lovely words…

     
  5. Neema

    September 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

    This is very touching, Hetal! lovely story of faith and innocence 🙂

     
  6. Anonymous

    September 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    wow…as usual divine like you….superb…jai gurudeva

     
  7. Nikhil

    September 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

    wow…as usual divine like you….superb…jai gurudeva

     
  8. Krishna Kr Sarda

    September 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful..innocence of a child and Grace of the Master..best combo 🙂

     
  9. Diwakar Sumeru (@Diwakar1260)

    September 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

    v nice

     
  10. ats21

    September 14, 2012 at 11:55 am

    So beautiful.

     
  11. Ritu Chopra

    September 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Wow !!!! So Heart Touching…………. Children r really angels of GOD !!!!!!
    So Beautiful 🙂

     
  12. rajkumarbhatnagar

    September 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    this story is excellent example of confidence & faith…..god really listen & takes care 🙂

     
  13. Anonymous

    September 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    really nice and beautiful……………

     
  14. preitythomas

    September 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Very touching true story! wonderful … but no wonder! All of us have seen this at a no. of times that when we pray with faith & conviction, the prayers are answered. 🙂

     
  15. Anonymous

    September 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    thank you all!i m glad this write up has touched hearts of so many. i love writing about my experiences and learning, especially with children children are my eternal teachers’, have been so so lucky to teach Art Excel and Yes! courses all over the country.
    sharing is so beautiful-this also a child has taught me!
    inviting u all to share your experiences too 🙂

    love
    hetal

     
  16. Nithish s

    September 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Beautiful. To see god inside ourselves is meditation

     
  17. Ashish

    September 14, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    It is not easy to narrate such touching experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the blog !

     
  18. Anonymous

    September 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    we have lot 2 learn from childrens 🙂

     
  19. Anonymous

    September 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Children are a great reminder of things we have forgotten…. 🙂

     
  20. Anonymous

    September 16, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Such simplicity and innocence. Very cute story and thanky you for sharing it. – Asha Ashok

     
  21. Anonymous

    September 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    how true !

     
  22. Arie Bax

    September 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Wow Hetal didi:) Thanks for sharing this beautiful expereience

     
  23. Anonymous

    September 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    amaizing story and such beatiful innocence….. who says GOD and NATURE does not listen to you.

     
  24. Lokesh Chander Malhotra

    September 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Well said! I’ve experienced this so many times myself. Need to understand that Meditation is essentially “LISTENING TO GOD.” When you are meditating or worshipping, just experience this yourself. After few minutes, ask for something from God- anything! and- then try to listen to his reply. It will be very quick and you can feel/realize/listen it almost instantaneously! Moreover, you can realize its logic also then and there if you want to essentially look for a reason.

     
  25. Gargii Garg

    September 17, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Waao Hetal dii,, Thanks forr sharing such a beautiful experience. So divine, so pure and so True. 🙂 .. Overall its JaiGuru Deva EFFECT!!!

     
  26. parags

    September 17, 2012 at 5:24 am

    amazing

     
  27. meenaldimri

    September 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    miracles do happen……..they’ve happened with me too…..this little girl too proves it

     

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