Saturday, March 7, 2015

THE 'UNSHAKEN FAITH' OF THE 'UNKNOWN TIMES!'

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A Emperor was a good Ruler no doubt but was truly an Atheist.... "When I strongly believe that whatever comes up to me is to be ultimately lived thru' by me alone, where is the place for God here?  It's just the weak man's Philosophy.... I'm sorry... I can't accept this.... Just be doing good and thus live the life!" he used to reiterate whenever a few Elders and Well-wishers advised him in that line.... And the wise Minister having noticed that attitude for a while, firmed up to try a few methods and bring a change to his Emperor's Psychology in a Novel Way if they worked out....

One day morning, he thus created his own story and said to the Emperor, "Your Majesty! Last night, the God of ‘Misfortune’ appeared in my dream and said, 'Your Emperor would be facing a Misfortune on the coming Wednesday as he never believed in God and offered Prayers!'  Sir, I'm a bit 
worried!” 

"My dear!  I don't believe in all these dreams and God of Misfortune and I'll prove to you that nothing would happen so easily with our good care.... But i
f I am moving actively outside on this day and by chance have a small sprain or a catch, you will surely attribute that to your God of Misfortune.... So let me just stay indoors and restrain my movements for that day.... And You too will be with me by my side!" he said with all firmness.... 

A day before the D-day in the evening hrs, the Emperor declared to his Court that as he was not feeling well, he would totally remain indoors the next day with his Minister.... The Physicians too who instantly attended to him advised him rest as they could find nothing wrong with their Emperor.... 

The day thus started and just moved on till 4 PM without anything going wrong.... By that time, the Emperor's pride shot up and to make doubly sure that nothing would go wrong for the next 2 hrs too, he decided to spend that time in total isolation in the secret escape tunnel passage from His Chamber in the Palace.... He just asked the Minister to bolt the room from inside, open the secret passage door and move to the middle of the passage.... They both thus stayed the last 2 hrs there and returned to the Palace....

The Emperor was jubilant, bid bye to the Minister and rested for the day.... The next day morning, he straight away narrated the whole story in his Court reiterating his stand firmly, “No one can do anything to an individual who all along carries high self confidence and totally believe in self!”

Everyone kept quiet, but the wise Minister told his Emperor that he was wrong....

When the Emperor challenged him on his words, the Minister said, “Your Majesty! You are a Monarch and supposed to be Ruling all of us.... You, for the first time to my knowledge, have hid this Specific Event totally from your Court men.... Yesterday you left all your Official works, pretended to have a non existing sickness, bolted your room like a man of cowardice, went into escape tunnel which the Kings use in rare circumstances when they were defeated by the enemy and spent two hours in the dark, stuffy and smelling tunnel without a movement.... What other 'Misfortune' should descend on an Emperor of your Caliber?”

The Emperor was just amused with explanation given by his Minister and equally understood at that moment that his own plans and actions were always limited in front of the Unknown Powers of the Universe....

"OK! I agree that it was a day of Misfortune for me.... But you believe in God and sincerely would be praying to Him all along but you too have passed thru' all this harrowing experience.... Why did not the God take care of you here?" he asked....

The Minister smiled and said, "Your Highness! I lived in the Palace for full day along with my Emperor enjoying all the Royal benefits.... It was truly an honor for me for the day.... Where was the Misfortune for me in this Scenario?"

The Emperor was speechless with the explanation given by His wise Minister.... 
"You opened up my eyes.... 

  • God truly exists as nothing can come up unless Something is there behind!  
Thanks for the Great Job done!" saying thus he embraced the Minister and hugged him...

"But here the wisdom forever is....

  • As something can come up out of nothing too it's better, we believe in God but forever believe there in the Right direction alone!" 

clarified the Minister simultaneously at the back of a smile as he revealed his Plan behind the Event....

Just confirming on those wordings, a Vedic Teacher outside the Palace was heard reciting aloud followed by his Scholars repeating in chorus the 8th Sloka, Chapter 10 of Srimad Bhagavad Gita where in Lord Krishna declared to Prince Arjuna....

'Aham sarvasya prabhavo
mattah sarvam pravartate;
Iti matwaa bhajante maam
buddhaa bhaavasamanvitaah.'


'I am the source of all (in the Universe); from Me (alone) everything evolves; understanding thus the wise (forever), through meditation, worship me (alone).'

(An inspiration I got out of a Parable heard in my childhood)

4 comments:

  1. Story with a nice lesson. True ! How tiny we humans are in front of the power of universe.

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    1. Rightly said, Somali! Thanks for the nice Comment....

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  2. Great story and great wisdom .Thanks for the Gita shloka with meaning .. Your inspiration as well as the result both are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you very much.... Your appreciation is truly awesome!

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