The innocent boy and God Buffalo
(This is a folk tale , which i have heard in Kerala ,It again tells us that faith is most important to see God)
There was a well known great sage ,
And a foolish boy became his disciple ,
And the sage and his wife made that boy,
Do all the menial jobs in their home.
Daily the boy used to request the sage,
To teach him that manthra by chanting which,
He could see God in person, and the sage,
Never used to that but make fun of him.
One day the sage had promised to teach him ,
The manthra the next day but when he approached,
HE simply chided the boy and called him “Buffalo”
And the innocent boy thought that was the manthra .
He then Went to the forest and started chanting “Buffalo, Buffalo”
And his devotion was so intense that the Gods decided to bless him,
And since no god had a buffalo form, they sent Lord Yama ,
Who rides on a Buffalo to go in front of to boy, along with his Buffalo .
Lord Yama went to the boy and blessedhim and asked him,
“I am God and have come before you and what boon do you want?”
And boy saluted God asked him to wait and ran to his guru and told him,
“Sir , God Buffalo has come before me , What boon should I ask?”
The sage thought that the foolish boy was made and told him,
“Oh is it so, ask him to remove half of my moustache and also ,
Make the land surrounding my house in to a lake .” and the boy ,
Ran back and asked Lord Yama , the boon that the sage wanted.
Lord Yama controlled his laughter , gave the boy that boon,
And also gave him the boon of wisdom, prosperity and great luck,
The boy immediately became a wise e rich man , thanked God,
Went back and saw that his Gurus house was surrounded by lake ,
And he had half moustache ad the Guru fell at his feet and wept.