Yesterday in peak traffic, I suddenly felt helpless on my two wheeler. Caught between streams of quick moving vehicles, I felt that I would be hit any moment by a vehicle. Mother help me – take me to a safer place and I chanted the Divine mantra.
Charanam Sharanam Ramambike
Charanam Sharanam Trayambake
Within seconds, the car to my left slowed down inexplicably and I was able to move to a more safer section of the road. The rest of the journey was peaceful. This scenario has happened very many times – each time a call for help has given instant succour. So too in life, when one is in great despair, Divine Mother rushes to our rescue.
Sometimes this help, to the human mind seems a little slow to be coming. At those times, one cries one’s heart out ‘Divine Mother don’t you hear me?’ This is followed by what seems to be a long silence. Until the miracle happens at another time. Two things come to mind – Yesterday’s driving incident and what Swami Sreepada Tirtha (Divine Mother’s disciple who runs the Ashram at Tellicherry) said to me once…
He said – ‘The human notion of time is not necessarily God’s notion of time. One must pray and at the time that Divine Mother feels is the right time, Mother will step in’. In hindsight we will realize that what has happened is the best for us. In the context of yesterday’s driving incident, help did come instantly because the situation demanded it. In issues concerned with relationships, health and so on, help will come at the right time. We may not be able to comprehend it, but we must never lose faith.
Divine Mother hears the call from our inner most self. Mother is aware of every heartbeat, every nuance of the soul. Mother is closer to us than we can ever imagine. Remember, when one chants the Divine Mantra we are opening up a special connection between us and the Divine presence within.