Chef Jacob talks about the many miracles he has experienced in his life.
God and I - The relationship
I am a God-fearing person and I strongly feel it’s only the Almighty who decides on our survival. Without God I am nothing. I am a Christian.
I believe immensely in Jesus and Velankanni. My mother used to tell me that I was born due to her prayers to mother Velankanni.
Apart from Jesus, I like Saibaba.
I start my day by writing Praise the Lord 25 times in a separate notebook. It has been my practice for the last six years. I read the holy Bible, although not everyday.
I always inform Him about my proceedings and get blessings. I visit the Saibaba temple at Mylapore too.
Found, lost and found:
In 2000, I was experiencing a severe mental crisis, at my workplace at Coimbatore.
One day, when I was walking in the playground of the college where I was working, a rosary suddenly fell on me from above. A lot of crows were flying above and I thought one of them should have picked it from somewhere else and dropped it on me.
Ever since I have had this rosary on me. My crisis got gradually resolved. But last year, one day, this rosary went missing. I searched everywhere, at home, in my car but could not find it. Everyday I would light candles for Velankanni, before starting for work.
On the 10th day, to my huge surprise, I could see my lovely rosary on mother Velankanni’s statue, as soon as I lit the candle. I cried for half-an-hour and felt so happy and blessed that I got it back. Also during those 10 days, I had developed a serious illness in my lungs which got cleared on the 11th day.
Saibaba, the Universal God:
With Saibaba, the miracles are numerous.
I prayed him to keep my migraine headache at a distance, during my Guinness attempt of cooking non-stop, for 24 hours. I experience this headache almost daily. It had taken a toll on my work and shooting schedule too.
But I had faith in Saibaba. And for the entire duration of the attempt, I had not even a symptom of headache.
(Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni is a researching Guinness record holder, a restaurant consultant and a cookery show host.)