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A Gift of Healing
Jack Schmitt has been a devotee of Adi Da since April, 1993. He ran a successful telephone business in Austin, Texas, for many years and is now retired and living with his wife in Texas. He has served the Adidam Midwest Mission in a variety of ways and also helps the Mate Mote Guild (Adidam’s death and dying ministry).
I’ve only shared this leela with one other devotee (now deceased), but it needs telling.
In the mid 1990's, I had been a devotee of Adi Da Samraj only a few short years. One Sunday, I flew from Austin, Texas to The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary for a three-day service retreat. I arrived mid-afternoon on Sunday. Sometime Monday morning, I experienced a burning, itching feeling in my urinary tract and I noticed a darkening of the fluid when I used the restroom (a need that became steadily more frequent). As the day progressed, the discomfort and darkening increased. I knew I would have to find a local clinic the next day since it was mid-afternoon by then, and my condition wasn’t getting any better.
Each afternoon on the Sanctuary, a puja ceremony was conducted in a small chapel (Plain Talk Chapel) at 3:30 p.m. I am unable to sit cross-legged on the floor for any length of time; so in attending the afternoon puja, I carried a lightweight chair into the chapel, as did a few other devotees. (There were only about eight or ten devotees attending.)
Still feeling the urinary pain and discomfort, I placed my chair so that I didn’t block the line of sight for anyone and went up to the Murti of Avataric Master Adi Da Samraj to offer my gift of a flower. As I returned to my chair and sat down, I looked up at the Murti. In that moment an invisible wave broke against my chest and it rolled through my body and out my back and was gone. Have you ever gone to the beach, waded out into the surf, and stood facing the waves so that a breaking wave smashed against your stomach, before rolling on past towards the beach? If not, perhaps you can imagine it. The sensation of something actually moving through my body was more than a little strange. However, at the same time the pain, itching, and burning was suddenly replaced with a strong feeling of warmth and well-being that enveloped my lower abdomen and groin area and lasted many minutes, before gradually subsiding.
My first thought was, "What the heck just happened?" I mentally searched for the burning and itching I’d felt all day, but it was gone. There was only warmth and well-being. As a fairly new devotee, I had a moment of disbelief before the truth suddenly dawned on me — I knew My Divine Heart-Master had healed me in the moment I had looked at His Murti. Turning back to the Murti, I raised my hands in surrender, bowed, and thanked my Heart-Master for His Blessing and this gift of healing.
I decided that when the puja ended, I’d go straight to the restroom. When I used the restroom, the fluid was completely clear, and the pain, burning, itching was gone.
I had been healed by my Beloved Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj.