There is a reason why yogis and tapasvis after reaching a certain stage in sadhna, they limit their interactions with common people. As one progresses up the pyramid of evolution, the force inside the body increases manifold and the same is experienced by anyone who is in proximity, if the state of mind of that person is not that of a sadhak, he/she is unable to absorb that force, it has a reaction on them.
Also, the vani of yogi or tapasvi becomes very strong — whatever they say manifests. The various positive and negative forces of creation are attracted to him/her and try to create a disturbance (positive or negative) — which does not affect the yogi or tapasvi but has a strong reaction on those around. Hence after a certain stage, they speak less, observe long hours of silence and retreat to quieter secluded places.
In fact, anyone doing anyone level of sadhna carries a certain force with him/her and if one disturbs them, (whether bring out anger in them or evoke an emotion), the effect comes on the person. In my early years of sadhna, I have personally borne the effect of such interactions at least on two occasions.
Once a sadhu had come from Himalayas He was arguing with me on a religious topic. Unable to give a conclusive explanation, the sadhu got angry. Even at that time I had a fair idea of the science of energy and saw sense in leaving from there. That time I had an Esteem. As I approached my car in the parking, suddenly, a truck came from nowhere and hit the parked car from the right side. Everyone around was saying “so much loss has been caused”, and told me that I should claim money from the truck driver. I just silently thanked the truck driver for I knew what had to happen was averted.
At another time, I had rented an apartment from an old lady, who would be immersed in prayers all through the day. The place was not suitable to our requirement and so we moved out within two to three days. The security money and everything else was duly returned but the lady still asked for a meagre sum of `400 extra for damage to a mirror (even though no mirror was damaged). I told the driver to bring all the stuff from the apartment, except for two water canters — and tell the lady that the vendor will give her security money for the canters once he comes to collect them and it would pay up the extra she had charged. The driver did as was told and as soon as he loaded the car, a jeep, with the stuff, and made his way out, a motorbike came at full speed and smashed into the jeep from the side. It turned out to be a major accident with a neck fracture for the biker. Driver later told me that when he went to get stuff, the lady had said, you are not giving me `400, now you will have to pay up a lot more…
Any sadhna generates a force inside you and when you say something like this, or even if anger comes in your eyes for a short instance, you use up part or whole of that force, depending on your state and the intensity of reaction. That is why sadhus and yogis move away from people gradually.
Interesting thing here is I have never done anything wrong with anyone in life or refused anyone anything ever; including that lady so why did it happen to me? I had left those two water canters with her and the return money would have been more than `400. It was an error on her part; this is what happens when you don’t have a Guru, you waste whatever you have collected through your sadhna, as she would have wasted too.
The jeep still stands outside Dhyan Foundation office in South Extension. It is in shambles and worn out completely. Could not even sell it to a kabadi (scrap trader)…