A child was I, when I was moved by a person I met through my Achan (father in malayalam). Achan used to work with Indian National Congress and as a child I used to enjoy going to ‘Achan’s’ office, sitting there enjoying meeting lots of prominent people including great film personalities like Shivaji Ganeshan.
Since I was only 6, I used to gain lot of attention and getting small small prizes in form of toffee’s. One fine day in 1976, Achan took me to Sarvodya Enclave New Delhi and I met a elderly person, Achan asked me to take blessing of the person, and as I did, that elderly gentlemen smiled blessed me and took me on his lap. The elderly gentlemen was Shri Gopi Krishna ji the Yogi who wrote such marvelous books like Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man, Kundalini-The secret of Yoga and more than 26 books on the subject.
Achan was speaking to Shri Gopi Krishna ji for sometime, during that time, I could see Shri Gopi Krishna ji was looking at me with a smiling face in between, I was feeling very comfortable in His presence. As we were about to leave, I touched the feet of Shri Gopi Krishna ji, He placed His hands on my head, blessed me. This was not the only day I did meet Shri Gopi Krishna ji the next day and there I received a small Idol of Lord Shiva.
Today on the 111th birthday of Yogi Shri Gopi Krishna ji, I offer this memory as humble prayers.