Initiation is Destined
Maharaj Ji ( Maharaj Charan Singh) was once travelling by train to Dehra Dun, on his way to Mussoorie. While travelling, he became acquainted with an affectionate lady – Mrs. Hazara Singh. The acquaintance developed over the course of time – Maharaj Ji became very fond of her, and she loved him as her own son….
Because of his affection for her, Maharaj Ji entertained a keen desire that the Great Master would give her Nam. So Maharaj Ji told Bhai Shadi how wonderful it would be if this were to happen.
That evening, Maharaj Ji and Bhai Shadi were pressing the Great Master’s legs, as was their usual practice. The Great Master was in an informal mood, so Shadi took advantage of the opportunity and told him of Maharaj Ji’s wish. But the Great Master replied, “Tell him, he may initiate her himself.”
Maharaj Ji was greatly surprised to hear such a response from the Great Master and could not understand its meaning. Then, after a while, the Great Master continued, telling him that it was not in her destiny to receive Nam in this life.
When Maharaj Ji came to the Dera, after the passing away of Sardar Bahadur Ji, the lady was a regular visitor, remaining here for long periods of time. On several occasions she mentioned to Maharaj Ji that she would like to receive Nam, but for one reason or another the opportunity did not arise, and she passed away without being initiated.
To be initiated by a perfect Master signals the end of our coming and going in the cycle of birth and death. It is the most significant event in the history of a soul since it left the Lord at the time of creation. The moment of initiation is destined, and the Masters know exactly when that moment will come.
Based on story told in Treasure beyond Measure