God knows what you need
(Based on the tamil post in Face book. My acknowledgements to whoever wrote it.)
There was a young man in a village ,
Who went on wandering doing nothing,
And one day he saw some people chanting ,
The names of Lord Krishna again and again.
He approached the one who appeared as their leader,
And asked him, “What is the use of chanting this name,
Again and again And I feel you are wasting your time .”
And that one replied,”There is nothing that cannot be achieved by such chanting.”
Hearing it that person who was very hungry went to a nearby forest,
Climbed on a tree and wanting to test the power of Chanting God’s name ,
Started again and again chanting the name of Lord Krishna praying for food
And suddenly he saw a wayfarer coming to take rest under the tree.
After some time the wayfarer left the shade of the tree leaving there,
A huge packet of food and though he wanted to eat the food ,
He did not because God has not given that food to him but it was left there by a stranger,
And again after some time a gang of dacoits came to take rest under the tree.
They had some wealth stolen by them and when they saw that packet of food,
Since they were hungry they felt like eating it but desisted , feeling the man ,
Who was chanting God’s name must have mixed poison in that food to kill them,
And they caught hold of him and force fed him so that his hunger vanished.
When they saw that not only nothing happened to him but that,
He was also cheerful after being well fed , ate some of the food themselves and gave that man,
Lots of money from their loot and that man realizing the power of chanting ,
Name of God , went to the temple and put all the money he got in to the coffers of temple.
Then that person decided that he would forever chant the name of God,
Not to get anything nor to achieve anything but to get whatever,
God wanted him to get , as he knew , that God knew what he wanted,
And eventually he worked hard and became a rich satisfied man.