Where is God , how is he and what does he do?
(based on a famous folk tale)
There was a very great king in South of India,
Who was well known as “Krishna Deva Raya”
And in his court were eight great geniuses,
Whom the world called “Eight great wise elephants.”
One day the king came to the court with lot of confusion,
And he told those eight wise people . “ since yesterday,
I am not able to sleep at all as my mind is asking ,
“Where is God ? How is he ?and what is he doing?”
I expect one of you wise people to solve this great puzzle,
So that from today at least , I can have a peaceful sleep.”
The wise people of the court were greatly baffled,
And Tenali Rama , the court jester stood up to answer the king.
Tenali Rama lighted a big candle and asked the king,
“Which direction does candle’s flame snow? and king said.
“ofcourse top”and then Tenali Rama kept the candle on the ,
Left , right , down and asked the king “where?” and king said “Yop”
Then Tenali Rama told , this holds for God also and he is always on the top,
And then Tenali Rama asked the servants to bring a cup of milk ,
And asked”If we add curd to this what will happen?” and king said,
“It would become curd.” And Tenali Rama asked , “if we churn the curd?”
King said “WE would get butter “And Rama asked “If we heat the butter” king said “ghee”
Tenalai Rama asked the king “Do you then agree that this cup of milk,
Has curd, butter and ghee also ?” and the king said “yes” and Rama asked”
“PLease tell me onwhich side of the cup these are there? “ and the king answered,
“Impossible to tell” and Rama said , “Similarly God is every where and it is not easy to find him>”
The king wanted answer to his last question as to what is God doing now.
And Tenali Rama requested the king to occupy his seat and permit him to sit on the throne,
And then Rama summoned king’s police and asked them to imprison the mad king,
And Rama told “Just for fun, God made you in to a very ordinary person ,
Who will obey my orders in this moment”And king got answers to all questions.