It happened so that I was having a cup of coffee in a café shop when I received a call – usually I ignore most of the calls – but my intuition said that this time I must receive this call – I answered the call by asking “Who is speaking?”
The man on the other end said ” My name is Sandeep and I am the editor in chief of a reputed magazine “Grahasanket”.”
Grahsanket is a popular Marathi monthly magazine published across the state of Maharashtra.
I said “What is it that you want from me?”
Sandeep said ” I read one of your answer to the question – “What are the indications of Bad Rahu?” on Quora and I am so much impressed and touched that I would like you write the same answer in Marathi for my magazine.”
I said ” Your magazine is in Marathi. My father was a famous journalist of many Marathi Magazines and newspapers in Maharashtra but I am not much into Marathi. His name was Arun Tamhankar.”
Sandeep said ” I know him – when I was young – I had met your father and he was also a very good Astrologer.”
I was touched to know that this man also happened to know my father. It happens, it always happens – my father having worked in prime media for many years – and having interviewed Osho, Jiddu, and many spiritual dignitaries during his short tenure – have been a famous person.
Sandeep said ” Then I will translate your answer to the question – “What are the indications of Bad Rahu?” on Quora in Marathi and publish in my “Grahasanket” magazine.”
I said “You are most welcome. As far as you publish the ‘message’ – the true ‘essence’ of Rahu from my answer on Quora – I am more than happy. And I am not going to charge you anything for the same. Good luck.”
Sandeep said ” Thank you. I will send you a copy of my magazine once your Quora Answer is translated into Marathi and published in my magazine “Grahasanket”.
Sandeep was a honest man – he kept his ‘word’ and send me the first copy of his Marathi magazine in which my Answer to “What are the indications of Bad Rahu” was translated in Marathi and published on February 2019 across the state of Maharashtra.
Today – I share the scanned copy with all my readers – especially those who are Maharashtrians or those who can read Marathi.
For those who want to read the original English version of my answer on Quora which is now no more on Quora – the link is here:
A video version of my same answer is also available – the link is here:
The essence of the sharing of this ‘out of the blue’ incident is that – anything can happen anytime! I was just having a cup of coffee in a café shop – and this man “Sandeep” calls me – usually I let go most of the phone calls – peace is better! But that moment I answered the call and the rest is history.
Although like Sandeep – there are many insightful readers across the globe who are touched and inspired by my sharing – and many try to reach me – email me – I am truly grateful for so much love that I have received from my readers through emails and WhatsApp messages.
Accidents are beautiful. This incident that I shared with you all -was also an accident – it came as a surprise! All beautiful happenings are accidental. “Happen” is a beautiful word – because whatsoever happens suddenly is accidental – it is NOT planned.
Enlightenment is also accidental. It can happen anytime – while walking, while laughing – while sitting alone in a closed room or in a busy marketplace!
Enlightenment is accidental because it is unpredictable. It is said that before attaining enlightenment Buddha had milk and rice. Now all Buddhist monks eat milk and rice before meditation – they are just imitating Buddha – whereas it just happened that after having rice and milk – Buddha walked towards the Banyan tree – sat beneath the tree, closed his eyes – went deep into meditation and attained enlightenment at that very moment! It was accidental – there was no planning.
Now the Buddhist think that the Banyan tree and milk rice pudding is related to enlightenment – so almost every Buddhist monastery or shrine you will find huge tree and milk rice pudding!
This is how people imitate that which is on the outside – because that’s all what you can do – that’s all what shallow men and shallow women can do! You can always imitate the outward – you can smile like Buddha – but you cannot become Buddha because to become Buddha – you have start your journey within.
Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.