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When I arrived at the Sri Badrika Ashram, it was almost more than 40 plus hours without sleep or rest. Somehow, no matter how long the travel is, I am always full of energy when I reach the ashram. I met Basudev Ji; we exchanged pleasant conversation; he said Namita Ji doesn’t work in the office anymore as she has a different duty. He assigned me to stay at the dorm this time. I was a bit worried and hesitant to be in the dorm with 30-plus other women and share a common rest area, but I was so glad I was in the ashram. He said I could take bed number 4—a cozy bunk bed with a window in the back. I kept my bags and sat on the bed. I was all settled. Now what?

I wasn’t sure what to expect at Nav Durga Sadhana; all I knew was that I would be with my Guruji for the next 11 days! I introduced myself to a few other girls close to my bed. Two girls were sitting, talking to each other; they looked very young and skinny! My gosh! These girls nowadays don’t eat food. They both were just the cutest little thing. I went up to them and said hi! One of the girls was quiet, or maybe she wasn’t supposed to talk. But then she said her name was Deepa and the tiny girl with frameless glasses was Ria.

I am unsure what I said, but I am sure I talked a lot. My phone had no signal and was practically dead to use there; I was telling them how hard it is for me to get any call here in Ashram. There was no service from T-Mobile due to mountains, plus they don’t have any partners/providers in this area. I said, “I need to get a Wi-Fi code, so I can send my daughter a text that I have reached safely here.” They both wanted to help me, but they didn’t know the Wi-Fi passwords from the ashram. They both looked concerned. I told them not to worry; I would get a Wi-Fi signal for sure, and as I turned my phone on, there it was! I got the Wi-Fi connection. No one could figure out which server it was from and how my phone knew the password. It was a strong and secure connection. Later I found out that this connection works only in the dorm and at Sri Hari Ji’s temple. I accepted the Laxman Maryada Rekha Sri Hari Ji created for my Wi-Fi signal.

Girls were surprised to see a solid secured connection to Wi-Fi right after I said; I will get the connection. Magic? I don’t believe in magic; I know that Sri Hari Ji and Guruji are watching over us; everything around us is a blessing. They take care of all their children here; I am nobody special.

Now that my phone was ready, I texted my loved ones, letting them know I had reached safe, and then I texted Kirti Ji, my gorgeous friend and perfect roommate from my last visit. Fortunately, she had some free time from work, so we decided to meet. It was a joyous meeting; we saw each other after so many months (well, just three months, but nevertheless), and we had so much to share. She told me that she is getting an opportunity to stay in Ashram for the next six months and do seva plus; she can manage her office work from the ashram. This was her dream come true (I am sure praying, convincing, and begging Guruji and Sri Hari Ji’s feet must have paid a significant part as well). This was the best news; I was super happy for her. Later, she had to return to work, so I decided to return to my dorm room and rest. 

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