The guru teaches the beggar about his great assets.
(This is based on the write up of my scholarly friend sri Vasudevan Srinivas in face book. I thought expressed this way it would be slightly better)
There was a great Guru , who once told,
“Be grateful to the God for all that he gives”
A beggar from the crowd stood up and asked,
But that God has not given any thing to me.
The Guru called The Beggar near to him and asked,
“Suppose I were to give you two lakh rupees ,
Not in the old five hundred or thousand rupee notes,
With some conditions , would you be happy my friend?”
The Beggar nodded his head in very great joy and told,
“Sor, you are much greater than that God ,
Who has not even given me anything at all,
Please give me the money and I would obey your conditions.”
The Guru laughed and told one of his followers,
“Give him two lakhs in new two thousand notes,
But before you give , take away both his eyes.”
The beggar was shocked and agitated and said.
“How come , they have been given by God to me ,
And how can I give them to you for your silly rupees.”
The Guru again laughed and replied, You just told me,
He has not given anything to you at all .”
The beggar replied , “No sir now I realize,
I Can see, hear , speak , smell and touch,
Only because of him and what is after all,
Two lakh rupees before all of them.