is very practical. A
practical life is
what I saw when I visited Mataji, Nirmala Pandit
for one week in Bombay about 95. Mataji has
maybe a few thousand devotees in Bombay and other parts of India. She belongs to the lineage
of Faqir Baba.
Many of her devotees are very poor - rickshaw wallas and destitute people
in general. She also
has rich devotees. I never saw her treat them any
different from the poor ones. In her home at Juhu Scheme in Bombay she is receiving an
endless stream of visitors. At the same time
she is an
ordinary Indian grand
ma and house wife. She takes care of her grand children and cooks the
food for her big Indian family which includes her husband
and the husbands brother who was also a Saint,
the youngest son with his family, (a famous Bombay TV-film instructor) and
the elder son who
is working as a
How she can overcome all this is a mystery for me.
On top of this she also suffers from struma.
Her husband is
not interested in spirituality, but
he accepts with grace that his home is
from visitors seeking Matajis blessing and divine motherly love.
and her whole family were refugees from Kashmir. As Hindu Pandits they
had to flee Kashmir by gunpoint about 15 years
ago. Militant fanatics through them out of their beloved Kashmir
because they were Hindus. Many
of her family members were killed by this occasion. She and her family
only saved their life because Mataji got a phone call from the Guru in
that time in the Faqir Baba line,
Manav Dayal, who told her that he had seen in
a vision that
she had to flee within hours. She and her family obeyed this strange
call and thus saved their life.
Life is indeed miraculous!