The costliest gift that God can give
(This is a famous story which I have written in my own words .If at all I meet God , I will ask him only for this precious gift.)
More than ten people were involved in a great worship,
Of God in one of the greatest temples of India,
Each of them felt that they lacked something in life ,
Which was preventing them from becoming happy.
Suddenly The God was inside the sanctum came out ,
In person and asked them , “though you are all my devotees,
All of you seem to be not at all happy and if I can ,
Give you what you want and make you happy , I would be glad.”
One of those men told , “ I seem to have much less money ,
Than all others and am sorrowing because of that only,
Oh God , if you can perhaps give me lots and lots of money,
I am sure I would be happy. “ God said “So be it” and he became rich.
Another man told “ I seem to have a wife who is not that pretty,
And so whenever I take her out , I feel sad on seeing more prettier girls,
Oh God , if you can perhaps make my wife the prettiest in the world,
I am sure I would be happy .” God said “So be it “ and his wife was adorned with prettiness.
Yet another man said , “ I seem to be a weakling affected by so many health problems,
And so whenever I see others , I compare their physique with mine and I become sad,
And so , if you can perhaps make me very strong so that world is jealous of me ,
I am sure I would be happy .” God said, “So be it “ and he became strong making others jealous.
Yet another told, “All my life I have been trying to become a great poet and,
When I see other poets write poems which are very pretty and regal,
I feel sad that I am not able to write like any of them who are great,
And perhaps If only you can make me a great poet “ God said “So be it “ and he became great poet
And all other people there got all that they wanted and one more shabbily dressed man,
Who was a weakling , who was not a poet , who was not all pretty and whose wife was ugly .
Was the only one remaining and God with great kindness called him to come to his side ,
And asked him, “Each of them are happy as they got what they want, Will you please tell what you want?
That ugly poor, weak man who seemed to have nothing with him laughed in a humble manner,
And said, “ All my life I have been jealous of others and was toiling with worries ,
In my mind and I had riches, health beauty and so on but never had peace of mind,
And so all that I want is mental peace and I am giving you all my worries .” God said , “Please wait,”
Then God requested all the others who had got all that they wanted to go from there,
So that he can think as to what to give to this poor man but none of them left,
And they all became very jealous on that remaining poor man and felt bad,
That God was going to give him some thing much greater than what they have got.
All of them again became extremely sad but that poor man got peace of mind
And with a humility and a smile realized that God without saying “So be it”
Has given him the most precious gift that he wanted and he thanked God and told him,
“I am grateful to you God as I am now peaceful and I do not want anything more.”