Teaching Story - The grateful sanyasi
by Life Positive
Is there any message you would like me to
give him?” The old sanyasi replied,
“Please ask Him how much longer I shall
have to wait for liberation. I have been a
sanyasi since the last three births.”
Narada agreed. He went a little further
and found another sanyasi sitting under
Narada asked him, “Well, brother, have you any message for Him? I’m on my way to Vishnu’s abode.” He answered, “No, brother. He has given me all that I need. If possible, just convey my gratitude to Him.” When Narada returned and met the old sanyasi, he told him, “Forgive me, brother, but Vishnu said, ‘As many leaves as there are on this tree, so many births will this man have before attaining liberation.’” The old sanyasi shouted, “What injustice! For three births I have done penances, tortured myself, and still so many births to go!
|Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. - Anais Nin|
Source: "The True Name, Vol 2 "
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