CHAPTER – 28 VISIT TO U.S.A.
This chapter and the next two are being added to the book in April 1982, on the eve of my 9th visit to the United States of America. The genesis of these trips abroad is interesting indeed. Way back in 1972, Mr. Gullermo, an American who had received training in Yoga from me at New Delhi, invited me to the States. He offered to do everything for my stay and services there. I felt like accepting the invitation and made all necessary arrangements for my journey, the first ever planned beyond the borders of India. At this stage, Mr.Gullermo pleaded that he had to go to Singapore on business and since he would be tied down there for a few months, my trip would have to be postponed. At the New Delhi Branch of our Centre, the responsibility of imparting training in SKY was entrusted to Mr. B.D. Sharma, who was the younger brother of Mr.M.L. Sharma, employed in U.S.A. I wrote to Mr. M.L. Sharma about Mr. Gullermo’s suggestion, the preparations I had made for the trip and about the postponement. Both Mr. M.L. Sharma and his wife Mrs. Kanti Sharma had received training in SKY from me, while they had been here in India. Mr. Sharma wrote back immediately asking me not to postpone the trip but to come and stay with them, while in U.S.A. He also offered to do his best for the propagation of our Yoga Course in the States. My friends thereupon booked return air passage for me, valid for four months.
I was at the Palam airport on the 30th June 1972. I was waiting for the Air India plane, I could visualise the peculiar drama of the Universal Will that had prepared the blueprint of my travel abroad. It had utilised Mr. Gullermo as an instrument to project the trip. After the preliminary arrangements were made, he dropped out of the picture and other friends entered the stage, as if on cue; and the project proceeded. Filled with wonderment at the ways of the Absolute, I meditated for half an hour in the waiting half of the airport. I thought of all my disciples and friends who had helped to arrange for the tour and I blessed that they may be in prosperity. I then extended my thought force to America and blessed the people of that country with a strong will that they may develop in spirituality and serve humanity at large for the cause of Peace. I thought over the wonderful functions of the Universal Consciousness. It is a mystic computer of multiple activities between material and spiritual worlds; Microcosm and Macrocosm. It is to be imagined as a unique and wonderful phenomenon having all the records of universal functions, with automatic receiving and transmitting nature, of forces and data from one to all
committed by his parents, wife, sons and daughters who are deprived of their son, husband and father respectively? Can any satisfactory relief be given to the stricken family by the society which dispenses Social Justice? Further, an individual is a member of the society too. There is something wrong with the society which allowed or induced a man too commit a crime by the force of environment. It is a second crime of the society to punish the individual only, without rectifying its own wrongs. The abolition of capital punishment is a sign of spiritual development in the world. This kind of spiritual awakening will definitely lead men of wisdom in all nations of the world to put an end to War which tortures and kills lakhs of people who have not committed any crime. Such deep thinking will lead the nations to unite themselves under One World Government, to eradicate war permanently in the world and settle all disputes among the nations through an International Court of Justice.