What I want to share from my experiences is that love conquers everything.It is my hope that it will inspire the readers to open their hearts to the Divine. If we can try to understand that we all are equally part of the Divine and are here to achieve this greater Truth and to realise our Self - if we make this our goal and do everything with Love…then everything will be lovely and you will always be happy.

Love



Sri Swami Vishwananda











Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Swami Vishwananda tells you today:


In India, there is a place called Puri, and there is a temple for Lord Krishna in the form of Jagarnath. He is an aspect of Krishna; a funny one. Every year, there is a big festival where they bring the deities out and carry them in the streets. Millions of people gather there, and all the people, even the king, will go and help cleaning the streets where they will bring the chariot of the Lord.
It happened that one day a very rich merchant came to Jagarnath, and seeing the Lord together with his brother Balaram and sister Subhadra, he said to himself, “This is just a mere wooden statue with big eyes, big smile. It´s just a black statue.” Then he said very proudly, “I will show how wealthy I am, and I will give one hundred thousand rupees.” So he went to the priest ans said, “Priest, I will donate one hundred thousand rupees to the temple to feed the Lord! But I have one condition: you have to use all this money for the food.”
The priest thought,”How will I use one hundred thousand rupees only for the food? Even if I would use the best ghee and all the best ingredients to make the prasad for the Lord, still the money would not be finished.” So all the priests gathered together and started discussing, “How could we finish one hundred thousand rupees for the prasad of the Lord?” Finally the highest priest came to a conclusion, he said, “OK, it seems that we can’t take any decision, but let Lord Jagarnath Himself, Let Krishna Himself take the decision.” They went to the merchant and said, “Listen, we haven´t come to a conclusion, but we will let the Lord Himself decide which kind of prasad He would like to have. Meanwhile, please stay with us until the Lord Himself will tell us what kind of prasad He wants....
to be continued tomorrow... :)

3 comments:

bansi said...

Dear Pari,

Jai Gurudev,

This story is extremely beautiful.Thanks for sharing the same with all of us. However, i also wanted to bring to your attention that the same article was posted on the 07/01/2010 (Scroll down)

Thanks
Bansi

Anonymous said...

I'm curiose to find out the rest of the story because I didn't hear it before.....will you please post the rest of the story? Thanks

Anonymous said...

oh sorry I found it bellow! :-) Jai Gurudev!