A student in search Of God
(Not at all mine but combination by me of two or three stories about search for God that I have heard. Please try to search for god.)
One gentleman wanted to see God and stared searching for Him,
He first went and met a Famous Guru and asked him,
“Can you please take me as your disciple and teach me?”
The Guru said “Okay let me see whether you pass my test “
The Guru then asked the student “There is a pretty pond nearby,
Go there , see it and then come back and tell me what you saw”
The student obediently went, saw the pond and came back,
And told the Guru, “Sir , I saw myself very clearly in the pond”
The Guru said , “ So you are not matured anough to study with me,
Go once more and again see the pond really well and come back .”
The student went once more , saw the pond and returned ,
And said .”It was pretty for I saw pretty fishes swimming in the pond”
The Guru said, “Good, you have improved for you have learnt ,
Not to see yourself wherever you go “ and then he sent him ,
To learn further from his own guru and the student went there,
And the Guru wanted to test him further about his suitability.
That Guru then gave him a luscious apple and told him,
“Please go and eat this apple in a place where no one is there.”
The student went to a nearby forest where no one was there,
Ate that apple and came back and told the guru “Apple was tastey.”
That Guru then said “Possibly you have not searched properly ,
I will give you another apple to be eaten in a place where no one is there,”
And the student went to the forest and thought how his father had told him,
That God is everywhere and so he returned back and returned that apple to him.
He told the Guru, “ Though I did not see him anywhere , i knew ,
That God was everywhere and so I could not eat the apple .”
The Guru said so you have learnt not to see yourself everywhere,
And you have also learnt that a God whom you have not seen is everywhere.
The Guru , then sent the student to his own Guru in the forest,
Dutifully the student went to that Guru and asked him,
“Sir, I want to see God who is everywhere “ and the Guru laughed,
And told him “You cannot see him til the “I” in your mind disappears.
The Student asked “What should I do ?”, and the Guru said ,
“Loose that I in the question , either chanting God’s name ,
And realising that you are not there or Do yogic excercise ,
And concentrate on yourself and realizing that you are not there.”
“You could also search and identify everything in the world ,
Understand that it is not god and continue your search.
Till you youself identify him as the God whom you are searching.”
And then the student though not very clear decided to seach.