This was on the third day. I forgot to take my water bottle from the bus when we got off at the Oneness Temple. I directly went to class as it was 5 am in the morning and the shop there was not open.
We had our breakfast break at 9.15 am and were asked to get back to class by 10 am. It was 9.55 when I finished breakfast. I thought it was not practical to walk to the shop, get water and then go to the temple for the class in time. I had a tall glass full of water in the dining room and told Bhagavan to take care of everything and went directly to class.
I went into shavaasan before the guide came. Dasaji came in about ten minutes later. When I got up, I saw a full bottle of cold water near my handbag that I had kept beside a huge pillar. It was so tempting. But I did not drink as I was sure it belonged to someone else.
I went to the front of the class and listened to Dasaji’s lecture. It lasted about an hour. I was extremely thirsty at the end of it. I was just wondering whether to take water from someone when I heard Bhagavan from within me.
“Why don’t you drink from that bottle that I kept for you near your bag?”
I said, “Bhagavan, that must belong to someone else. How can I take it without asking that person?”
Bhagavan smiled and said, “That bottle of water is for you. I had brought it and kept it there as you did not have the time to pick one for yourself before class. Go and see behind the pillar. The bottle is still there.”
“The mind is ugliness” says Bhagavan and that’s the truth. My mind was working furiously. How was it possible? There will definitely be no bottle of water near the pillar.
So thinking, I walked to the pillar that was many feet behind. Lo and behold! The water bottle was still there, waiting for me, just as Bhagavan had said. And as usual, He brought along extra proof for my suspicious mind. The water was just as cold after one hour of being in the warm hall between 10 am and 11 am. Can you beat that?
I recalled Dasaji’s words that morning, “Bhagavan will soon do things for you even before you ask for them.”
YEAH, THAT’S WHAT HAD HAPPENED. BHAGAVAN HAD PROVIDED DRINKING WATER FOR ME EVEN BEFORE I ASKED FOR IT. WHAT CAN I SAY BUT ‘THANK YOU MY BHAGAVAN!’
I LOVE YOU BHAGAVAN!