The plan of the lord

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  1. saichithari

    saichithari Bronze IL'ite

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    Once there was a sweeper in a well known temple and he was very
    sincere and devoted. Every time he saw thousands of devotees coming to
    take darshan of the Lord, he thought that the Lord is standing all the
    time and giving darshan and He must be feeling very tired.
    So one day very innocently he asked the Lord whether he can take the
    place of the Lord for a day so that the Lord can have some relief and
    rest. The Deity of Temple replied, "I do not mind taking a break. I
    will transform you like Myself, but you must do one thing. You must
    just stand here like Me, smile at everyone and just give benedictions.
    Do not interfere with anything and do not say anything. Remember you
    are the deity and you just have faith that I have a master plan for
    everything." The sweeper agreed to this.
    The next day the sweeper took the position of the deity and a rich man
    came and prayed to the Lord. He offered a nice donation and prayed
    that his business should be prosperous. While going, the rich man
    inadvertently left his wallet full of money right there. Now the
    sweeper in the form of deity could not call him and so he decided to
    control himself and keep quiet.
    Just then a poor man came and he put one coin in the Hundi and said
    that it was all he could afford and he prayed to the Lord that he
    should continue to be engaged in the Lord's service. He also said that
    his family was in dire need of some basic needs but he left it to the
    good hands of the Lord to give some solution. When he opened his eyes,
    he saw the wallet left by the rich man. The poor man thanked the Lord
    for His kindness and took the wallet very innocently. The sweeper in
    the form of the Deity could not say anything and he had to just keep
    At that point a sailor walked in. He prayed for his safe journey as he
    was going on a long trip. Just then the rich man came with the police
    and said that somebody has stolen his wallet and seeing the sailor
    there, he asked the police to arrest him thinking that he might have
    taken it. Now the sweeper in the form of Deity wanted to say that the
    sailor is not the thief but he could not say so and he became greatly
    frustrated. The sailor looked at the Lord and asked why he, an
    innocent person, is being punished. The rich man looked at the Lord
    and thanked Him for finding the thief. The sweeper in the deity form
    could no more tolerate and he thought that even if the real Lord had
    been here, he would have definitely interfered and hence he started
    speaking and said that the sailor is not the thief but it was the poor
    man who took away the wallet. The rich man was very thankful as also
    the sailor.
    In the night, the real Lord came and He asked the sweeper how the day
    was. The sweeper said, "I thought it would be easy, but now I know
    that Your days are not easy, but I did one good thing." Then he
    explained the whole episode to the Lord. The Lord became very upset on
    hearing this whereas the sweeper thought the Lord would appreciate him
    for the good deed done.
    The Lord asked, "Why did you not just stick to the plan? You had no
    faith in Me. Do you think that I do not understand the hearts of all
    those who come here? All the donation which the rich man gave was all
    stolen money and it is only a fraction of what he really has and he
    wants Me to reciprocate unlimitedly. The single coin offered by the
    poor man was the last coin he was having and he gave it to Me out of
    faith. The sailor might not have done anything wrong, but if the
    sailor were to go in the ship that night he was about to die because
    of bad weather and instead if he is arrested he would be in the jail
    and he would have been saved form a greater calamity. The wallet
    should go to the poor man because he will use it in My service. I was
    going to reduce the rich man's karma also by doing this and save the
    sailor also. But you cancelled everything because you thought you know
    My plan and you made your own plans."
    God has plans and justice for everyone....
    We just have to have patience!!!!!
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  2. Priyapradeep

    Priyapradeep Gold IL'ite

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    Very nice and good one..........
  3. aparnag

    aparnag Platinum IL'ite

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  4. Saisakthi

    Saisakthi IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Sister,

    Thanks for sharing, In reality also we blame god for such happenings not knowing what plan the almighty has for us, Patience pays beyond infinity and so does faith in Guru/almighty.

    May Baba bless you in abundance and fulfill your wish too
  5. tinku

    tinku Silver IL'ite

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    Very nice story.

    Yes, God has plans for everything and everyone. And his job is the most toughest of all, since he has to give back rightly whatever karma each and every living being has created. Of course, He is omnipotent and he can do it very easily.

    The story was good. Thanks for sharing.
  6. rkgurbani

    rkgurbani IL Hall of Fame

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    Beautiful story.
    Just goes to shpw that God is the creator of everything and he knows best how to manage his creations. We just have to deposit our prayers and wait for our turn.
    God Bless

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