Monday, March 25, 2013

Have Faith :

Once there was a sweeper in the Well Known temple and he was very sincere

and devoted. Every time he saw thousands of devotees coming to take darshan
of the Lord, he thought that the Lord is standing all the time and giving
darshan and He must be feeling very tired.
So one day very innocently he asked the Lord whether he can take the place
of the Lord for a day so that the Lord can have some relief and rest. The
Deity of Temple replied,"I do not mind taking a break. I will transform you
like Myself, but you must do one thing. You must just stand here like Me,
smile at everyone and just give benedictions. Do not interfere with anything
and do not say anything. Remember you are the deity and you just have faith
that I have a master plan for everything."The sweeper agreed to this.
The next day the sweeper took the position of the deity and a rich man came
and prayed to the Lord. He offered a nice donation and prayed that his
business should be prosperous. While going, the rich man inadvertently left
his wallet full of money right there. Now the sweeper in the form of deity
could not call him and so he decided to control himself and keep quiet.
Just then a poor man came and he put one coin in the Hundi and said that it
was all he could afford and he prayed to the Lord that he should continue to
be engaged in the Lord's service. He also said that his family was in dire
need of some basic needs but he left it to the good hands of the Lord to
give some solution. When he opened his eyes, he saw the wallet left by the
rich man. The poor man thanked the Lord for His kindness and took the wallet
very innocently. The sweeper in the form of the Deity could not say anything
and he had to just keep smiling.
At that point a sailor walked in. He prayed for his safe journey as he was
going on a long trip. Just then the rich man came with the police and said
that somebody has stolen his wallet and seeing the sailor there, he asked
the police to arrest him thinking that he might have taken it. Now the
sweeper in the form of Deity wanted to say that the sailor is not the thief
and he could not say and he was greatly frustrated. The sailor looked at the
Lord and asked why he an innocent person is being punished. The rich man
looked at the Lord and thanked Him for finding the thief. The sweeper in the
deity form could no more tolerate and he thought that even if the real Lord
had been here, he would have definitely interfered and hence he started
speaking and said that the sailor is not the thief but it was the poor man
who took away the wallet. The rich man was very thankful as also the sailor.
In the night, the real Lord came and He asked the sweeper how the day was.
The sweeper said,"I thought it would be easy, but now I know that Your days
are not easy, but I did one good thing."Then he explained the whole episode
to the Lord. The Lord became very upset on hearing this whereas the sweeper
thought the Lord would appreciate him for the good deed done.
The Lord asked,"Why did you not just stick to the plan? You had no faith in
Me. Do you think that I do not understand the hearts of all those who come
here? All the donation which the rich man gave was all stolen money and it
is only a fraction of what he really has and he wants Me to reciprocate
unlimitedly. The single coin offered by the poor man was the last coin he
was having and he gave it to Me out of faith. The sailor might not have done
anything wrong, but if the sailor were to go in the ship that night he was
about to die because of bad weather and instead if he is arrested he would
be in the jail and he would have been saved form a greater calamity. The
wallet should go to the poor man because he will use it in My service. I was
going to reduce the rich man's karma also by doing this and save the sailor
also. But you cancelled everything because you thought you know My plan and
you made your own plans."
God has plans and justice for everyone,we just need to have
Do Good And Receive Good.
God Bless you all.