Janki Nath Patwari's father (name not recollected)
one fine morning left his home after his breakfast
to attend the court of law in connection with his
land dispute. It was probably the last day of
discussion and argumentation in the court.
emerging from the lane leading from his house to
the road outside, he encountered Swami Ji,
followed by a group of his followers on his usual
rambles through the city. Per force, on Swami Ji's
bidding, he willy nilly joined the ramble. He
walked briskly as was Swami Ji's habit, thorough
out the whole day, nearly upto 4 p.m. The
briskness of walking had tired him. Over the
exhaustion he was restless and overwhelmingly
worried on account of the Court Case. He could not
attend the court case for which he had started
from his home. He felt very sad and sullen at the
end of the day when all people left for their
homes. He was too nervous to walk back home.
God, how hypnotised had I become to ignore my
immediate interests! What had urged me to lend
myself to fruitless enticement if it may be called
so ? I am undone. I have lost my winning case. The
Hon'ble court might have given an ex-party judgment
against me", he thought to himself.
who, is to be blamed, but I, myself" he
muttered to himself in a highly emotive and
disturbed state of mind.
such an atmosphere of his mental turmoil, his
trembling legs took him to the Court premises. He
ventured forth to enter the concerned office as
the Court session was already over. He enquired
about the judgment or the date of next hearing.
He was quite uncertain of the fate of his case.
a nuisance are you? You were very much yourself
present during the deliberations. How many times
should I tell you that it has been fixed for 15th
November?" Feeling surprised he pressed for
more information. The concerned clerk got
irritated and retorted him and said " How
pestering you are ? How dare you interfere with my
office work?" He felt astonished when the
truth dawned upon his mind. He felt as if he
himself was present in the court during the
proceedings of the case while participating in
Swami Ji's rambles at the same time. Soon after
the case was decided outside the court by mutual
agreement in his favour.
Kashi Nath of Nunar village who was working in the
police department had to stand at the head of a
group of his colleagues in a guest house occupied
by some V.I.P. guests of the State Chief Minister,
Shri G.M. Sadiq Sahib. On the very first day of
his assignment, when he left his Karfali Mohalla
residence, he was lured to accompany Swami Ji and
his group of followers. He joined their tour
around the city. He could not resist the
persuasion. He was allowed to go after full one
week during which he was expected to be on duty
with the V.I.P.s.
and apprehensive, he went to attend his duties
expecting only to receive his dismissal order for
his absence and dereliction of his duty. Instead,
he is said to have been sent for by the Chief
Minister himself on his arrival. The Chief
Minister is said to have patted him and honoured
him with appreciation for his devotion to duty as
had been conveyed to him by his V.I.P. guests.
Kashi Nath heaved a sigh of relief.
unbelievable, but true !
storage in advance
Executive Engineer, Shri O.N. Thusoo, once
purchased acan of petrol at some concessional
rate, though he did not need it. His family
members dumped it somewhere in the store room.
Time passed by and all was forgotten about it.
while Mr. Thusoo was sitting comfortably among his
family members, there was knocking at the door.
The family, being deeply absorbed in gossip, did
not hear it till the knocking became quite louder
and more violent. Suddenly Mr. Thusoo got up and
asked as to who was knocking at the door. He
looked out of the window and was greeted with a
"Salaam" by some gentleman, saying
further he was sent by Swami Ji to call him out.
Swami Ji was waiting in a car outside near the
Thusoo accompanied the gentleman to the car. There
Swami Ji asked him to immediately fill the tank of
the vehicle with petrol for full day's journey.
Pandit Ji's mind reeled for a while followed
by a flash of uncertain recollection. He ran back
home and told his family members about Swami Ji's
demand and asked for the petrol can. The fuel tank
of the vehicle was filled with petrol for the
a surprise it was for the family! They wondered
how Swami Ji had anticipated the storage of petrol
in that remote rural locality, Aishimuquam,
lacking automobile traffic during those days.
of the sons of a Sumbly family was adamant not to
get married, or at least, it seemed to be so. He
always declined to marry till he was almost past
the marriageable stage so much so that his parents
had lost all hope of pushing him into any
the parental aspirations would not and did not
permit them to give up hope. As the last attempt
they sought Swami Ji's advice and help to the
extent possible to put their son on the wheels of
Why do people try to tie a robust youth to the peg
of the green valley ? Can't they cherish the idea
of his going out of this snowy circle of mountains
to find his solace somewhere else?" was the
retort the parents were greeted with as soon as
they entered Swami Ji's room and sat amidst other
but the parents of the boy turned pale on hearing
this. They apprehended that they had lost their
son to that tribe of yellow robed wandering
not long after, their son went to Kishtwar in
connection with his service and got himself
married there with the welcome participation
of his aggrieved parents and close relatives.