Who is a seeker ?


Who is a seeker ?
Some incidents reflecting the Sadhakatv (seekerhood) of child seekers.
While doing Dharma Prasaar Seva, whichever district I lived in, mainly children and youth would enthusiastically become my associates in Gurukaarya (mission of my Guru). Today, I would like to share some interesting anecdotes pertaining to their seekerhood with you.
In 1999, during my trip to various parts of Dhanbad district, news items would appear in newspapers regarding my Pravachans (discourses) continuously for a few days, now call this God’s grace or something else, I never had any interest in such kind of a fame, just as Arjuna could not see anything except the eye of the bird, similarly after being connected to my Shree Guru doing and getting Sadhana done has been my main objective. The summer vacations were on, I set out with my Vanar Sena (the battalion of child seekers) for propagation of Gurupournima. When in the midst of propagation, I went to a house, the head of the family recognised me and started saying, “You are Tanuja Thakur, I keep reading about you in the newspaper, come inside, I want to talk to you.” When we went inside his house, he served Sharbat (sweetened water) to me and my Toli (brigade of 10 children) and started asking me questions regarding spirituality. His words reeked of malice, ego and attitude of insult. I was a bit surprised as to why he was talking to me in such a manner after respectfully inviting me into the house. I thought it appropriate not to answer his questions. For the attainment of my objective, I have always been avoiding expending my energy and rather than telling about Sadhana to egoist persons, I find it more proper to maintain silence. In the course of our conversation, the gentleman revealed that he was connected to 40 spiritual organisations and has taken gurumantra from ten Gurus. Whichever question he asked, I simply replied, “You tell me, I would like to know from you” After listening to him for 10 minutes, we sought his permission and set out for Dharma Prasar to another house. A second house was situated at some distance, a Class IX student too was with me and clarification of doubts by me, attracted him a lot. He told me, “You knew the answers to all the questions that he was asking; but you did not answer even a single question. You could have given him a resounding reply to him and shut him up.” He was not being able to digest my insult. Before I could say anything, a child seeker of Class VI said, “Did you not see, how much ego was spilling from him, Didi had told us that God imparts knowledge only to humble persons.” He went on, “Didi, how stupid is that scholar, to attain God, one organisation and one Guru are enough, he is wandering in 40 organisations!” I could not suppress my laughter, but prevented him from saying anything more. I said to myself that this is a case of the disciple surpassing the Guru, it had been only four months since these children had got associated with me and their Sadhana-related chats were such that they could stun even spiritually evolved people. – Tanuja Thakur


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