Thursday, February 12, 2015

672. Answers to the Three Questions…………

Once a King wanted to know answers to three questions which was haunting him a lot. He had been contemplating on these three questions for a long time. He had a host of learned scholars in his Kingdom; hence he thought they could answer them. One day the King raised those questions in his Sabha. 

The questions were thus:

How can scriptures justify that God is everywhere?

How can we know that He is casting His look on us?

What does He do that?

However the entire bunch of learned men in his court could not answer these questions appropriately. There was a Sage living in the forest at the outskirts of the Kingdom; the King went to him with the questions. He asked the Sage to answer these questions.

The Sage answered thus to the first question of the King: “Oh King, God is present in everything just like butter in the milk”. 

To answer the second question the sage lit up a lamp in his hermit. 

He and asked the King, “In which direction does this lamp shed its light?”  

The King answered, “The lamp is shedding its light in all the directions”.

The sage said, “Exactly in the same way God is self-illuminating and His vision is not directed to a particular place or person or a thing. He has His vision on all things equally”. 

The King asked, “Oh Sage, what does He do that?”

Sage said, “Oh King, I am giving you profound knowledge in spiritual matters. So I am in the position of a preceptor, you a disciple. Isn't it? So as per Shastras you have to give Guru Dakshina are you prepared to give me your Kingdom?”

The King agreed and asked for a water to give Arghya (offering) to the Sage. The Sage said with a twinkle in his eyes: “This is how God does. He brings down the mighty and elevates the humble. He takes the poor and humble to height and at the same time can push the rich and arrogant down. He is capable of doing anything and everything which a mere mortal like us cannot even imagine. He is all pervading, can see all and can do anything”. Oh King, just contemplate on these answers you will know much more interesting facts about Him. 

The King got the answer for all the three questions and was very much pleased. He expressed his gratitude to the Sage and honoured him. 

God is Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnipotent. If one has belief in this he will never try to search for Him outside instead he will try to find Him inside. It is very easy to find Him inside when compared to look at Him outside, as that which is outside is painted with name and form which conceal Him. Inside He is in His natural form and finding Him there is an experience and it is worth it.

Let us give a try……! 

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