I drove four disciples to the Napa Valley Marathon in California and planned to help them and meet them at the finish. At one point during the marathon, as I rushed out of my car to take Vaseline to Venu, I suddenly realised that I had locked the car with the keys in the ignition. I had no extra key and we were 150 miles away from home.
Luckily I saw Suchatula, who said that she had Triple A emergency service and that I could use her card. A highway patrolman happened to drive by just then, and he called a tow truck to come and open up the car.
After trying for twenty minutes, the young man said it was impossible: he could not open my car. My heart sank. I had all the runners' supplies and had to meet them at the finish. Suchatula came up the road with Shubhra, and I told them of my situation. Suchatula said, "We need to pray so that it will open." I begged the man to try one last time. Two seconds later the door opened.
A few weeks later I went sailing with Sujantra, his family and Chitvan. The boat motor refused to start. There seemed to be a problem in the starter; there was no spark. After forty-five minutes we were ready to give up and resign ourselves to the fact that we would not sail that day. I remembered Suchatula's words, "We need to pray." I told Sujantra and Chitvan quietly that we should meditate. Nothing else had worked. We all closed our eyes and meditated. The engine immediately started!
Guru has said that we can pray for anything. These two incidents proved to me that Guru really does answer our prayers immediately.
Pujari (San Francisco)