- Bangalore was home to some excellent cricketers and excellent cricketing facilities. Being in that city could help Navaneeth hone his cricketing skills.
- A course in nursing seemed easy to complete and also guaranteed some kind of a job for an academics-averse lad.
- Bangalore was less than 150 kilometers away from Puttaparthi, the home of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
That was Navaneeth’s Vishukanni and how overwhelming it was!
In an instant, he was transported back to his boyhood when he had stood mesmerised in His presence. The feeling had not changed one bit and Navaneeth sat frozen. As Swami came gently towards him, Navaneeth could feel himself running towards Him like he had done as a 4-year old. The only difference was that in 1990, his body had rushed towards Swami while in 2005, his heart was galloping towards Him. In fact, he felt a strong tinge of jealousy as Swami accepted the letter from his neighbour and even touched him, finger to finger.
|Navaneeth realized that however 'golden' it might appear, the world is just a railing between the Jeevatma and Paramatma.|
The secret lies in going beyond the 'railing', close to God...
That was when February arrived and struck Navaneeth down with chickenpox. Alone, sick and away from his nursing college, Navaneeth faced an immense challenge. However, more than the physical pain, it was the pangs of separation from his Swami that threatened to tear his heart apart.
to be continued in Part 2 which is at the link below:
An addiction called God - experiences of Navaneeth Kumar_Part 2