Logic ceased… and THE LARGEST COURSE IN MICHIGAN BEGAN!
When logic ceased…. the course began!
THE TORNADO BEHIND THE LARGEST COURSES IN THE WORLD IS BACK… THIS TIME, HE HIT MICHIGAN. ANAND RAJENDRAN IS HERE!
March 4, 2008. A cold wintry day in Michigan. A snow storm raged and driving speed averaged 25 miles per hour. The street outside looked lonely, even the street lights were off. A group of us sat, despondent, outside a beautifully
decorated room. We had a course scheduled to start for Anand Rajendran and our sankalpa was 108, a huge leap for a city whose claim to fame had been sporadic courses numbering an average of 7-10.
All those introductory talks, all those days and nights spent flyering, chanting ‘Om Naham Shivaya’, talking to people… and yet, the night before, the counter showed 78 registrations. And as if that was not enough, now the snow storm! Who drives in Michigan in a snow storm?! Would we be the city to have the lowest registrations on Anandji’s trip? Yet, a tiny little voice inside said, “Don’t worry. Jai Guru Dev. Guruji knows!”
THEN IT HAPPENED! People who we had never seen before started showing up. We looked on in disbelief as Arathi came up to us, excited, “Guys!!! We have 109 registrations!!”
Our jaws dropped! In just over TWELVE HOURS, registration had gone from 76 to 109!!!
How? Why? When? No one knows. People braved the snow to come from places that were an hour’s drive away! All we know is that the course began on Tuesday and MICHIGAN IS ROCKING with THE LARGEST COURSE IN MICHIGAN WITH THE DYNAMIC ANAND RAJENDRAN!
If there is ONE lesson I would say I have learned it is this – when it comes to the path, when it comes to Gurudev’s work, logic is best kept out of the window. Faith, when accompanied by dedication and hard work, is UNBEATABLE.
Hmm…looking back, what would we have done differently… we would have put our target at 3000!! Why ask for less when we can have the best?! 🙂
Deepa Karthik Mar 6, 2008