LET US NOT FORGET THAT JUST AS GOD IS KIND HE IS JUST TOO
There was a person who used to accept bribes. He was suspended from service on a charge of having taken a bribe in one case. He had not taken a bribe in that particular case, as a matter of fact. He met ShriMaharaj and said,’The charge of my having taken a bribe in this case is not at all true. If I am penalized in this case, then I will shout out in public that there is no justice at God's door, that religious practices and the Nama of Rama are a hoax, ShriMaharaj said, "When the Diwali festival approaches, the womenfolk of the house start preparing different delicacies. One 'samples' them as they are prepared. One also takes the usual meals. Later, when Diwali actually arrives, one eats the snacks to one's content. After the four days of Diwali have thus passed, one gets indigestion. Then, on the fifth day, one eats a light meal of rice and buttermilk. But the accumulated indigestion continues, worsens, and one begins to vomit and gets diarrhea. Then one starts telling people, 'God alone knows why I am suffering so, although I only ate rice and buttermilk yesterday.' Will such a plea be justified? Swear by God that your conduct till today has been blameless; then I assure you not one hair of yours will be harmed. Are you prepared to do this? If not, then why do you merely blame God? " Having said this much, ShriMaharaj added, 'God is surely kind, but let us not forget that He is also strictly just.'