Criticism of act of remorse would punish you
(I saw this remarkable story in tamil the face book post of my friend Sri A G Kesavan. We all find fault on people acting due to remorse.Please know you may get punished and he excused because of that)
There was a sage in the deep forest ,
Who normally was immersed in deep meditation.
Every day he used to wake up once ,
And extend his hands and whatever falls,
On his hand he used to swallow and go back to his deep state.
The villagers near by, the hunters and the tribals ,
Who lived near him knew about it ,
And made it a point to drop some food,
On his extended hand for food,
And go back with joy for having done something good.
One day a famous king who was passing by that way ,
Happened to see this sage deep in his trance,
And at that time the sage extended his hand ,
And the king took some elephant dung and ,
Put it in his extended hand and the sage swallowed it.
The king laughed , laughed in great glee,
For having done a very humorous job,
And went back to his town and there,
One day a very great sage who knew ,
The past , present and future came.
He said to the king “Perhaps by putting ,
Elephant dung in those outstretched hands of the sage,
You think you have done a humorous and very great job.
But please know , a mountain of cowdung is waiting in hell for you to eat.”
The king was jolted badly and was struck with great remorse,
And he wanted to do some thing good in this world,
And started living in a hut and made his people,
That if any maid who struggles to save money ,
For her marriage comes to his hut, he will give them mountain of money.
Many and many maids who were in need visited him,
And the king showered them with heaps of money,
And they all went back blessing and praising the king.
But there were many who started telling that,
The king was raping the maids and giving them money.
One day a greatly virtuous sage like lady passed by,
The hut of the king along with her blind husband,
And told him that they were standing before the king’s hut,
And the blind husband sneeringly laghed out loud and said,
“Oh that king who calls maids in to his hut , spoils them and gives them money?”
Then the sage like lady said to her blind husband ,
“You have now swallowed the last handful of elephant dung ,
Meant for the king , kept in the hell and also,
Due to blaming a very good sage like person ,
You would be born as blind person in your next birth also.”
Please for god’s sake do not try to find fault,
With a remorseful person trying his very best ,
To correct himself and is engaged in doing,
Good acts so that the punishment of his is reduced,
For by doing it God would certainly punish you.