Celebrating dear Ganesh Again…

Yesterday (Thursday 24th) I thought I would have time in the afternoon to translate my latest post into French, but  what I had to do absolutely in Pondy in the morning and was supposed to be finished by midday, took instead the whole day, so I never had the time to do that translation…

Moreover, the translation might still have to wait one more day, for today is a Special Day that I want absolutely to celebrate – like nowadays I do every year, for the third year already (see my post https://labofevolution.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/father-ganesh-christmas/ ) whenever that Day falls on that year.

For today is ‘Ganesh Pudja’, or Ganesh’s Day, and not only the whole of India, South and North, is celebrating in great joy, but I am, too!!!

And for good reasons: it is thanks to the generosity of an old Aurovilian friend, no doubt inspired by ‘Father Ganesh-Christmas’, that when two years ago for Christmas I was being given by the Housing Service this wonderful apartment at Luminosity, the studio downstairs too has been put at my disposal: it became my little Office for most of my Research and Teaching work, all under that ‘Laboratory of Evolution – Centre for Human Unity’ (LOE-CHU) that is my official work in Auroville since 1984. The same friend added even to this main gift a few other smaller ones too (such as a great big screen Monitor on which to view films or my own courses in small groups, and which can double as a full-fledged TV whenever I may want to watch again my dear Roger Federer in full action, for example…).

Since that first real Prayer to Ganesh two years ago, my material life has become already considerably easier in many ways, but with the special foods needed, besides medicines, to cure a lingering health problem, my maintenance was still so tight that in case of any extra expense (something broken to be replaced…), I just could not do it, it was too tight financially.

So, since two years again, I have also done my own part in helping Ganesh help me: I have applied officially for the small Retirement Pension that should be owed to me by the French Government for the few years I spent in France as a young certified teacher in the Classics, just before coming to Auroville…

Lo and behold! The Pension was due indeed, and in spite of endless administrative hurdles (solved for me one after the other by a most wonderful young lady, the Vice-Consule at the French Consulate right here in Pondy), it is finally coming !… But as my old bank account in France had been, I learned recently, closed since long for lack of activity (!), I had to approach a bank in Pondy itself to open an account… which would be the receptacle for the two French Retirement Institutions concerned to pour into the endless bounty of my monthly Pension.

During the last two weeks, in spite of the goodwill of the bank in Pondy, that process was taking ages to be over with, because of several holidays, plus a general bank strike, and what not…

So yesterday, that was actually why I was once again in Pondy: to have that account at last opened, with an official Account Number that I could then immediately communicate to the Offices in France still waiting patiently with all the money that was to begin being poured in…!

Well, although it was supposed to be ready, it was still not ready at all. It is only thanks to the bank officer taking care of my case there, and thanks to his good heart and kindness (no doubt under the secret influence of Ganesh again…!), that, at the very end of that long day in Pondy, everything finally got to be all done, and in the darkening sky I left with the precious Account Number written down and stamped upon with all the needed seals from the bank to validate it officially enough for the French Institutions. All the way back home my heart kept singing, almost in disbelief, ‘It’s done, done, done!…’

And you wonder why today I am celebrating with so much glee and gratitude for my so excellent friend Ganesh, who managed on top of it all to make it happen just in time for today itself, yes, for his very own ‘Ganesh Pudja’?!

Well done, dearest Ganesh, well done!!!



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dhanesh Kumar
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 05:31:59

    Great..Let the Divine Blessings be showered on You(I’m lucky to be your student).By the way, would you be able to read my latest book “Yes, God is a Mathematician”, if I send you a free copy.

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    • Bhaga
      Aug 26, 2017 @ 10:53:53

      Hello! Nice to meet you and your family!
      Yes, I would be interested in your book, given its subject as described by its title… and yes, a free copy would be most welcome, as my pension is not yet there!!! 😀



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