My Parisian trip will be etched in my memory forever for many reasons. After my Parisian sojourn, we had to fly to Cambodia and were booked on our own Maharaja - Air India. Since it too was too long a journey, I geared well in advance and we reached Charles de Gaulle international airport and went straightaway to the Air India counter to verify. To our shock, the counter was closed and no one was around. We ran hither and thither as we were running short of time. I was in tears and prayed to the divine Mother and Aurobindo to secure seats for us in some airlines that would fly to Bangkok as we had to transit there. I cried silently as to why she was testing us at the place of her birth.
Is she that cruel not to bless us?
My prayers were answered as the airport staff, seeing our predicament, declared that he would try his best to put us on some flight or the other. Another person told him that all passengers on Air India were booked on Thai Airways that flies to Bangkok and that our names were in the list. The Air India staff had already registered our names in the list but they had not mailed the Thai Airways staff.
The commotion and confusion made me closer to Mother and I wept aloud thanking her and prayed that I would visit her Ashram at Pondy once I was back in India. The person in charge, comforted me with a mild blow on my cheeks saying that it was only Providence that had secured us seats.
The staff were unaware of the cancelled Maharaja. Luckily, we were the only two flying to Bangkok from Paris by Air India.
We had a marvellous time at Cambodia and Thailand and returned to Chennai. After a few days, I rushed to Pondy ashram and thanked Mother profusely for her divine intervention.