The tweet of Lord Vishnu to the common man
(I got this idea after reading a Tamil article by my Scholar friend Sri J.K.Sivan .I adopted the idea and slightly modified the contents. Namaskaram my friend)
One day in his native place Vaikunta .
Which some say should have been Goloka,
Lord Vishnu was taking his needed rest,
AS his three wives were chitchatting about nothing.
At that time the sage Narada , well known ,
For his seeing negative aspects of things ,
Came before the great Lord , who asked him,
“You appear tired, where from are you coming?’
Narada in a very pensive mood told the lord,
“I am coming from Bharatha , your own land,
And I am feeling sad that I went there “
And the Lord smiled , “Okay Narada , let me hear.”
“All devotees believe that you are inside temples,
In some you are standing, some sitting and some lying down.
But unfortunately , you have been sold for a good price,
In most places and you have been replaced with some imposter.”
“Most of your temples are deserted and barren ,
Except for the starving , neglected and poor priest.
But there are a few temples , where the crowd is so much.
That even to have just a glance of so called you it is difficult”
Lord Vishnu asked the sage “How come ? “ and Narada replied,
“To see you in such temples there is a very huge queue,
And if one is sufficiently rich or if one is politically powerful,
He need not stand in the queue and can reach you in a jiffy.”
The Lord asked, “I am sure those people are like that because ,
They are my devotees” but Narada smiled and said the lord,
“Most of your great devotees are so poor, that theywould not ,
Even be allowed to see your temple standing outside.”
Narada continued “ Oh my lord , Things are still worse ,
There are very many clever , intelligent people created by you ,
Who wear ochre robes and tell every one that they are Gods ,
And before their homes also bigger queues than temple are there.”
Narada continued” There are also people dressed as if they are great,
And tell you poor illiterate devotees that you do not understand ,
The language of the poor illiterate and if they want any thing from you,
They have to pay money to the learned, so that they will talk with you.”
The lord became sad and asked sage Narada , “How do I”
“Communicate with my devotees” and Narada replied,
“You can tweet, you can put in face book or you can,
Send a message in Instagram or address them in Skype”
Though the great Lord was supposed to know everything,
“He was greatly confused and after enquiry decided to tweet ,
He wrote “My dear children , I am Krishna who fulfils your desires,
I do not have a form and assume any form that you can think of .”
“Suppose you want to talk to me, pray me , ask for my blessings,
All that you have to do is to firmly believe that you are talking to me,
Worship me in your mind and do some good to any being on earth,
AS I am each and every one of them, and I would give all that you ask.”
“Please know that I have never asked you to go to any of my temples,
AS each and every nook and corner of the world , I am there to help you,
Please also understand that I understand all languages including ,
That of the dumb , deaf , fool , mad man , beggar and great saint”
“Suppose you need to talk to me , Simply start talking to me ,
The way that you normally do and I would definitely hear you.
Please also understand that I do not love to wear golden ornaments,
And I cry when I see you people are being cheated by the merchants of Religion.
“ I hate those who pay bribe to see me , Take it from me,
I will never bless them but always curse them, and please know,
That a person cannot become me by putting ochre robes ,
And showing you magical feats which you think are miracles”
“ Oh my people , I have taught you in my Gita that each and every,
One of you is myself and that any one who makes money in my name,
And cheating and troubling you are great asuras and so please ignore them”
Written by one whom you have not still understood.