Maha Periyava tells his angry devotee , “treat your wife well”
(I was charmed by the simplicity of the story and clear understanding of human problems by Maha Periyava. This story was was posted in tamil by Rajagopal srinivasan. Thanks to him)
One devotee of Maha Periyavaa went before him,
Along with his wife and submitted to him,.
“My wife is always sick and always lying down.
Does not cook or look after babies and I am in troble.”
Maha Periyava smiled and told that devotee ,
Had you told this to your friend, he will ask you to divorce her,
Had you told this to your family , they would have asked to marry again,
Had you asked the astrologer , he would ask you to do worship the planets,
Had you consulted a doctor, He would prescribe lot of medicine and make your purse empty,
And had you told any old lady, he would have told you that it is due to black magic,.”
Maha Periyava continued , “Having come to me , instead of asking me what to do,
You were shouting at her and appeared as if you are going to beat her ,.”
When the devotee lied and said , “it was not like that at all “, the great one ,
Got angry and told him, “Never ever come to see me again and that is your punishment.”
The devotee got very much upset and requested Priyava’s pardon .
And promised him that he would look after his wife properly ,
And Periyava then consoled him and directed him to approach,
The Kottakkal Arya vaidya Shala and that wife recovered fast.