Lost and found
I treasure the things that I buy with my hard earned money, and take a lot of care to maintain them. I can never think of taking it for granted.
It took me a while to eventually buy my dream Sony walkman usb-enabled (here also I applied The Secret), and I was very proud of it and people used to look at it with awe and curiosity of what I was holding in my hand.
In our family every month we have a prayer meeting of our divine GOD, Shree Satyanarayana. He is like the God of luck and fortune. He brings everything to you should you pray for him in the most religious way, but should you forget Him, He will bring loss of the most unbearable kind (we have been a witness to that as well). As a result, although I used to pray, somewhere in my mind I was full of doubt for my devotion and prayer towards him.
I went home after a long time to my parents place, and the very next day we were going to have the puja (prayer). Next day, that is the day of the puja, I was listening to music on my Sony walkman when all of a sudden a voice in me said, ‘You will lose this walkman.’ I simply froze and took it seriously and clutched on to it. But somehow in the course of the day’s work I actually lost it. I was very upset. I thought that the servant may have stolen it and so wanted to question her, but mom didn’t let me probe. This was in May of 2009. I was extremely upset over my loss.
In the following days I had to leave for London with dad, and throughout my journey I was constantly upsetting myself about my walkman and even dreaming that I have found it, and this went on for months.
One day, in Delhi, as I was shopping with my friends, my mom called to remind me that it was Shree Satyanarayan puja, and asked me to recite the prayers and shlokas. Somehow I stopped and did as she said. I don’t know, but somehow it had a profound feeling in me and all my doubts somehow went away, and I felt the need to pray to Him. And so in the subsequent months I performed the puja every two weeks and somehow the loss of my walkman lingered in my mind but it didn’t feel all that bad.
Then in early January I had a dream of my walkman again and that I found it. I had to perform the puja again on 14th of January, 2010, and then on that very day mom called and told me she found the walkman in a basket at home, and I remembered going through everything and not finding it.
I truly believe it was a miracle, even though my prayer involved a God from my religion, but my wish went out to the universe and it came true… and I am very grateful now.
Then a month later I decided to buy this book for I heard about it a lot, and I am completely for it as I have been a witness to this phenomenon.