Rishyasringar in California


  Bob Macfarlane of New York earned the reputation of being Rishyasringar, as his visits to Pondicherry used to bring the heaviest rainfall. To him, it was a source of annoyance. Now he lives in California where the rains are spread over October to February.


   This year October and November had been dry. It was Bob's experience that his prayer for rains never failed. Once he saw the phenomenon of his prayer in California for rains brought rains here in Pondicherry during the summer.


   He now saw the rain God refused to listen to his prayer. What next? As his presence always goes with rains and his prayer for rains is unfailing, he had no occasion in the past to resort to any disciplines in this regard. Now was the time for disciplines! He knew attention to water is a call of love to rains from heavens.

o           He first began to use water frugally even though the supply was presently copious.

o           He recollected water and its usage with warm emotions.

o           He began to feel a live relationship with water, rain and their spirit.


The heavens heard his call. Ten inches of rain poured down. A day later, five more inches came. He lives on one side of the mountains. On the other side, a typhoon struck which brought 24 inches of rain.


o           Attention succeeds as nothing else succeeds.

o           Attention is the physical version of affection, a quality of Spirit.

o           Even material objects like water respond to attention, as it is to evoke the Spirit in them.

o           Spirit goes to meet Spirit with divine results.