I have been debating the title for this post. I started with “To Know is to Believe”. At that moment I thought that if I knew something about an object, person, emotion, or possible miracle, then I should be able to recognize its origin and believe its source. Teacher says in his “The Miracle of Mindfulness” that nothing exists that is not an object, person, or feeling which helps your mind to know its inter-connectedness and therefore its rightful place in the universe. When practicing mindfulness using the breathing technique, every thought that enters your conscious stream then is related to something that already exists and you can take your time to acknowledge that specific thought and stay with it for as long as it lingers without feeling interrupted in your practice. Finally I made the choice that the title should be “To Believe is to Know”. My object here is to present the quiet moments of our lives that are touched and blessed by the miracles of Guru MaharajJi and how he reassures us again and again that he is there for us, for those we love, for those we pray for, those dear and near and far, and for all the peoples. Blessings are signs that we must recognize and trust! They protect us, they ground our faith, make it deeper, and give us the courage to continue in the face of austerity. What comes first, the knowledge or the belief, is a mystery, but there is no doubt of the perception that a miracle has occurred! Sometimes you think it is a mere coincidence but the signs are numerous and you feel the presence! They are matters of simple faith. Last week I was sick and alone at home. My head was reeling and I kept throwing up. Finally at around 11:00 am, I decided that the symptoms felt very suspicious, contacted of my wife at work and told her I was getting ready to call 911. I found the strength and courage to make my way down to the first floor living room, keyed the alarm off, opened the door and left it ajar, went down to the family room and brought up a spare garbage can, came back up to the living room, sat down on the sofa so I could keep my eye on the door and the street, called 911 and waited. All the time I kept retching and throwing up, now just water into the garbage can. Within minutes the paramedics were there and I was being driven away in the ambulance. The hospital is on Gross Point and Golf, only minutes away from home. Before we arrived, the paramedic had already got an intravenous drip going with some medication to ease the severe nausea. They reassured me my vital signs looked very good and told me not to worry. Within minutes I was in the emergency room and being fully supported by the expert crew of doctor, nurse and technicians. I felt reassured that even if I was having another heart attack I was in good hands. My wife had already arrived at the hospital and I saw her come in to the room. My nausea began to remiss but was replaced by an intense headache that was splitting my forehead. The probing and pricking continued for the first twenty minutes as the nurse and technician drew blood, changed the drip, attached an oxygen tube, and ran the EKG. That report was good. I knew the danger had passed. An hour later the doctor was back with more reports that confirmed that I was truly out of danger. We talked about things and it became clearer that the cough syrup I had been prescribed had not suited me at all. After about two hours I was given some water and was able to hold it in. My headache was slackening and I began to doze off. An hour later of dozing on and off, I had some more water and crackers and it was determined I was ready to be discharged and go back home. The ER doctor stopped by for last minute words and counseling and we were on our way back home. I settled down on the couch in the living room for the rest of the afternoon. My wife checked the mail. The Durga Puja publication of Guru MaharajJi’s periodical “Guru Bandana” (The Sacred Word of the Guru) had just arrived. As she touched the beautiful picture of Guru MaharajJi to my forehead as a blessing, we both knew that once again a miracle had occurred!!