God is kind when he gives or when he denies
( The Tamil original was sent to me by a member of Whatsapp group. I do not know who wrote. My grateful thanks to whosoever who wrote it.)
There was a very big temple in a holy place,
And there was a servant there who kept on and on ,
Working for the God and the temple every day ,
And one day he felt sad that God was always standing
That day after every one had left he asked the God,
“Your legs must be paining a lot as you are always standing,
And I feel extremely sad that I can do nothing for it ,
And so if you agree I will stand in your place one full day.”
God smiled at him and told “That is a great thought ,
And it would definitely help me a lot , and so,
You stand in my place tomorrow, the entire day,
But You should neither move nor talk as you would be God.”
The servant agreed and early morning he relieved the God,
And stood in the place of God like a statue.
A rich man came and put One rupee in the Hundi,
But a big money bag of his fell down on earth and he went away.
Then came a very poor starving man and put one paisa ,
In the Hundi and told, “That is all I have my god,
And tonight I would happily starve as I have given it to you”
And then he saw the money bag of rich man , took it as a gift of God and went Away.
Some time later a Chieftain of a ship anchored nearby,
Came there , saluted God and prayed, “Oh God protect me.”
And at that time the rich man returned with police ,
And Got that chieftain arrested for stealing his money bag.
All this while the servant of the temple was standing like a rock,
But he felt bad for the chieftain and told in a Godly voice,
“ No that chieftain is innocent , release him.
He also told them all that happened and they went back gratefully.
After every one has left God came and told the servant ,
“Thanks for giving me rest but you have not obeyed my orders,
The rich man is a black marketer and I wanted him to give his money,
To the poor man who has given his all and was prepared to starve.
The Chieftain of the ship was a good man and if he goes back immediately,
His ship would break in a storm and he would lose all that is his,
And so I wanted him not to go today and brought back the police and the rich man.
And I wanted the rich man to do a good deed and also save the chieftain.
You do not have complete faith in me and disobeyed me ,
Please understand I never err in anything I do,
And I help or punish the devotees according to their Karma,
Whether I give or even when I do not give , there is kindness involved there.