Wednesday, January 27, 2010

To Ask that one should experience only happiness and no sorrow is unreasonaable

A photographer once visited Sri Maharaj. He said, "All is well at home.There is nothing to worry about at present. The only thing I wish for is that no sorrow may visit upon us hereafter in our lives." Sri Maharaj asked him, "What do you say to a customer visiting you? He said, "I first inquire what size of photograph he would like to be taken. Then I ask him how many copies of the photograph he wants. I tell him the minimum price, which is for three copies. The price remains the same even for only one copy, because preparatory work,effort and expenses remain the same." Sri Maharaj said, "This means that you make no charge for the second and the third copy. Now, if a customer were to say that he did not want the first copy, butmasks you to give him only the second and third copies, will it not be ridiculous? Likewise, it is not reasonable to ask that there should be no sorrow in one's life. If at all one has to ask for something, rather than asking "Let there be no sorrow', it would be proper for a Sadhaka to ask only that while the sorrow consequent on the accrued lot may come to pass, Rama give him the strength to bear it, and let him not forget Him."

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Success of one's efforts depends entirely upon God's Grace.

A young man passed M.A. in English in first class. His uncle asked him to meet Shri Maharaj. The youngster rejoined, "I do not believe in God, Maharaj, and such other things. I am a complete atheist. I do not believe in a supreme Being. So, please do not urge me in this matter."

To this the uncle said, "You have visited me with respect in your heart, because I am your elder. In the same spirit, let us visit Maharaj as being a very important person for me." The young man agreed to this, and both visited Shri Maharaj. At the time Shri Maharaj was giving a discourse, advocating that one should observe the practice of worship, remember Him always, and think of Him continually for one's welfare, for it is according to His wishes that everything takes place. When this was over,the uncle introduced his nephew to Shri Maharaj, and apprised him of the young man's great success. Shri Maharaj sincerely congratulated him, and counselled him never to fail to remember God, by whose grace he had achieved such success. The young man said to Shri Maharaj, "I do not have the slightest belief in God. I do not acknowledge Rama as a superhuman being.I am a complete atheist." The young man expected that on his saying this, Shri Maharaj would get offended and some altercation would ensue. On the contrary, Shri Maharaj calmly said, "I sincerely like genuine atheists like you. Saintly persons are the true atheists. While you call yourself atheist, claiming that there is no God, saintly persons call themselves atheists, claiming there is nothing in this world except God. That is the only difference between the two." Hearing this, the young man was bewildered. He said, "What makes you say this? While you praise Lord Rama, I say that I do not recognize Him at all. How is it you are not angry with me? On the other hand you say that you like me. How come? To which Shri Maharaj said, "There are so many persons seated here. They all consider themselves to be believers. But when the crucial time arrives, they behave like atheists.On the other hand, your outward demeanor is true to what you feel within yourself:; which means, you are completely honest with yourself. It is for this reason that I like you." After this, Shri Maharaj enquired after his family, and his plans for the future. On an impulse, the boy said, "There is a post of a professor of English vacant in a college in Bombay. I have applied for it. Kindly bless me that I may be appointed to it." Shri Maharaj suddenly said, "You call yourself an atheist. An atheist must show total confidence in his own ability to attain an objective by his own efforts. Therefore there is no question of my blessing you." The young man was non-plussed, and entreated him for blessings. Shri Maharaj said to him,"I will bless you only if you agree to say, "Let me get this post by the Grace of Rama." In the end, the young man said what was required, and Shri Maharaj blessed him. To the man's uncle,  Shri Maharaj said, "So much money and effort is spent on education, and yet on completing it, the boys have no faith in God; what a great abuse it is of money and the youngster's time! It is essential to make such changes in the curriculum that boys with fine attitudes are turned out."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

We face difficulties on all the thirty days of the month.

After receiving counsel about chanting of Nama from  Shri Maharaj, a young woman began practicing Namasmarana sincerely. She began to make good progress. However, she was in two minds about chanting of Nama during the three days of menstruation. She felt sorry that those three days were wasted, so far as chanting of Nama was concerned. She asked Shri Maharaj whether or not she ought to chant Nama in that condition.Shri Maharaj said,"Does not the act of breathing continue in that condition? If it does, then there is o objection to practicing Namasmarana. One needs ultimately to utter Nama with every breath. As it is necessary for one to breathe in order to live, it is vital for one for attaining God to utter Nama with every breath. Therefore, one should not discontinue Namasmarana in such a condition." Shri Maharaj added, "This difficulty is not related to the bodily function, but related to the mind. Therefore, although the body may not be in a clean condition, there is no objection to practicing Namasmarana for the well-being of the mind." Then, turning his eyes on an old person in the group, Shri Maharaj said, "This lady faces the difficulty that Namasmarana does not get practiced for three of the thirty days of the month. But we face the difficulty on all the thirty days of the month! Consider how fortunate this woman is, and make every effort to emulate her"

Shri Rama Mandir, Giravi.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Even An insult should be endured for the love of God.

A young couple had newly received initiation (अनुग्रह). Both of them visited Gondavale. The girl was young and educated. When she went to the kitchen to render some service there, someone insulted her in harsh words for disregarding practices prescribed for cleanliness and sacredness. The insult cut her to the quick. She told her husband that in her state of mind, she did not feel at ease here, and pleaded that they should return home. The husband felt that such an opportunity for Namasmarana did not arise often, so she should not take to heart whatever had happened. Still she stubbornly held that they should return home. So the couple approached Sri Maharaj. Sri Maharaj suddenly said, on his own, "Formerly, joint families were quite common. A bride entering her husband's home used to have many relatives around her, such as parents-in-law, the husband's elder brothers,their wives, and a couple of sisters of her husband. It used to be common in such families to harp at the bide for an imagined fault of hers. If in such an instance, the wife of an elder brother, say, speaks to girl some deprecating words, which hurt her, and she decides to leave her husband's home to return to her parents'home, how well-advised would her decision be?" The girl said, "It would be proper to bear such remarks quietly in order to earn the love of her husband." On which Shri Maharaj said,"So,too, if one wishes to earn the love of God -- and that is one's purpose in coming here-- it is proper for one not to take to heart whatever has happened."  The girl was completely set at ease by the words of Shri Maharaj, and she dropped the plan to return home forthwith.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Guru Prescribes only such means for realisation of God as one is capable of practising

A highly placed government officer received instruction from Shri Maharaj in chanting Nama, and he sincerely set about practicing it. After some time he learnt about the views of J.Krishnamurthy. Because of their influence, his observance of the practice of chanting Nama became neglected. His mind was filled wih doubts about Namasmarana. He frankly admitted this to Shri Maharaj. Shri Maharaj said, "Krishnamurthy did not invite you to his lecture.You went there of your own accord.So, you can not blame him for having caused confusion in your mind. A rustic boy who, having passed his school final examination, joined the first year class of a metropolitan college. Out of curiosity, on his own he attended a philosophy lecture for the students of the M.A.class. On listening to the lecture, he felt so confused that he doubted if would ever be able to complete his course of studies in the college.The state of your mind has become similar to his. What Krishnamurthy advocates is the path of contemplation, Jnyanamarga. One needs to have read a lot to be able to follow it. So, forget what you have learned from him, and begin the practice of chanting Nama. I guarantee that by chanting Nama, your mind will attain everlasting bliss.I,too, could have preached what was preached by him. But, what is the point in prescribing a lesson which cannot be assimilated?It is for this reason that it was not prescribed for you by me."

Monday, January 18, 2010

Is God Harsh?

A highly placed officer in the docks used to read Gurucharitra (Biography of Bhagawan Dattatreya) every day. On Thursdays, he used to fast, and when he reaached home, he would read Gurucharithra again for about two hours, perform Aarati, (the ceremony of waving around an idol a platter containing a burning lamp,incense sticks,camphor,etc), and offer  Naivedya( An offering of some eatable to an idol) before breaking his fast. He did this regularly for fifteen years. He once met Shri Maharaj and said, "in my opinion God is very harsh. Shri Maharaj asked, "why do you say so?" He said, "I have been serving God sincerely for so many years, but I have not experienced any response from Him" Shri Maharaj said, "If you and God were to change places, and if He had behaved like you have done, you would have been ore harsh with him." The man said, I do  not understand what you are saying.". Shri Maharaj asked, "What do you do after you leave office on Thursdays?" He said, "I purchase some Pedhas (a sweetmeat made of milk and sugar) for Prasad(Any eatable or non-eatable, offered to God, which is taken by the devotee after the Pooja, with deep respect, as a blessing from God.) from a vendor of sweets, a garland for God from a florist, and then I go home." Shri Maharaj said, "You have forgotten to mention one more thing you buy along with the garland." He then remembered that he also used regularly to buy a chaplet for his wife, and he mentioned it to Shri Maharaj. Shri Maharaj said, "You drop into your bag the garland that the florist gives you,without taking care to examine whether it contains any flowers that are withered. On the other hand,  you take every care when buying the chaplet to see that it is of a kind that your wife will like. This shows for whom you have the greater love, God or your wife. In that case, how can you expect anything better from God?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Daughter is Praised, While the Daughter-in-law is criticised, for the same action

An educated, elderly lady visited Shri Maharaj. Both her son and her daughter had been married in the preceding season. En quiring after the family, Shri Maharaj asked, "Does your daughter-in-law behave well?" The lady replied,"All is well except that because her parents live in the same town, she visits them rather too often." Shri Maharaj tactfully asked, "your daughter also lives in the town. How is she doing?" The woman quickly answered, "She is very happy. She does not fail to visit me every other day." Shri Maharaj said to her, "Madam, your daughter visits your house every other day. Please consider how her mother-in-law must be feeling about it. It is not proper that you do not blame your daughter for what she does, but you find it wrong that your daughter-in-law does the same thing. So bring your daughter's fault to her notice first, and later tactfully convey the same thing to your daughter-in-law."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Andal's Tiru Kalyanotsav

Thirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam entrusted Sri B. Sri Rama Murthy, to give lectures for a month on the Great Devotee Andal's Tiruppaavai, tamil poems, calling all the devotees to participate in the devotional activities adoring the Lord Sri Ranganatha,.in the Hari Keerthana Mandir of  Sri Brahma chaithanya Sri Rama Mandir. Smt. Saraswathamma,  renowned musician of Chintamani, sang the poems ,  Sri B. Sri Rama Murthy explained the meaning. Also, Smt.Saraswathamma has trained hundreds of Ladies to sing the tamil devotional poems of Andal. It is really surprising to note that how the Kannada ladies, with out prejudice, learn and sing the Tamil poems.The politicians can learn lesson from this.

Thiru Kalyanotsav of Andal and the Lord was performed on Sunday,10-1-10.

Friday, January 8, 2010


ಅಮೃತವಾಣಿ - ಒಂದು ಸ್ವಂತ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ

ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮ ಸಮರ್ಥ
ಅಮೃತವಾಣಿ - ಒಂದು ಸ್ವಂತ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ

ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ೧: ನೀವು ನಿಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಏನೆಂದು ತಿಳಿದುಕೊಂಡಿರುವಿರಿ? ಜನರಿಗೆ ಏನೆಂದು ಉಪದೇಶ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೀರಿ?
ಉತ್ತರ: ನೀವು ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಏನೆಂದು ತಿಳಿದುಕೊಂಡಿರುವಿರೊ ನಾನು ಅದೇನೂ ಆಗಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕಲ್ಪನೆಗಳು ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಗಿಯುತ್ತ್ವವೆಯೊ ನಾನು ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಆದರೆ ಈಗ ನಾನು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಆನಂದದಲ್ಲಿರುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಆನಂದವೆಂದರೆ ಸಮಾಧಾನ.
ನಾನು ಶ್ರೀರಾಮನ ಒಬ್ಬ ಹೀನ ದೀನ ಅಜ್ನ್ಯಾನಿಯಾದ ದಾಸನಾಗಿರುತ್ತೇನೆ. ನಾನು ಜನರಿಗೆ ಉಪದೇಶ ಮಾಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನಾನಾಗಿಯೇ ಅವರನ್ನು ಕರೆಯುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಯಾರು ತಾವಾಗಿಯೇ ಬರುತ್ತಾರೋ ಹಾಗೂ ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಏನಾದರೂ ಕೇಳುತ್ತಾರೊ ಅವರಿಗೆ ನಾನು ಕೇವಲ ಶ್ರೀರಾಮನ ಅಖಂಡ ನಾಮಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮಾಡಿರೆಂದು ಹೇಳುತ್ತೇನೆ.

ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ೨: ನೀವು ಏನು ವ್ಯವಸಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೀರಿ?
ಉತ್ತರ: ನಾನು ಶ್ರೀರಾಮನ ಅಖಂಡ ನಾಮಸ್ಮರಣೆಯ ವ್ಯವಸಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತೇನೆ.

ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ೩: ಮಹಾರಾಜ, ತಮ್ಮ ಬಾಲ್ಯವು ಹೇಗೆ ಕಳೆದಿರುತ್ತದೆ?
ಉತ್ತರ: ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಚಿಕ್ಕ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಿಂದಲೂ ನನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ನಾಮದ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆಯ ಛತ್ರವಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ನನಗೆ ನಾಮ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಯಾರೂ ಹೇಳಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನಾನು ಜೊತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಾಮ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡೇ ಬಂದಿರುತ್ತೇನೆ. ನಮ್ಮ ಅಜ್ಜನದು ನನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಹಳ ಪ್ರೇಮವಿದ್ದಿತು. ಆದರೆ ನನಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಒಂದು ನಾಮದ ಹೊರತಾಗಿ ಬೇರೆ ಏನೂ ಸೇರುತ್ತಿರಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಹಾಗೂ, ಈಗಲೂ ಸೇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನಾನು ಏನು ಮಾಡ್ಬೇಕೆಂಬ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ನನಗೆ ಒಳಗಿನಿಂದ ನಾಮವೇ ಮಾರ್ಗದರ್ಶನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ. ನನಗೆ ನಾಮದಿಂದ ಸೂಚನೆ ಬಂದಿರುವುದರಿಂದಲೇ ನಾನು ಮನೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟಿರುತ್ತೇನೆ. ನಾನು ಚಿಕ್ಕವನಿದ್ದಾಗಿನಿಂದಲೂ ನನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ನಾಮದ ಕೃಪೆಯಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ನನಗೆ ನಾಮವೊಂದೆ ಸತ್ಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಉತ್ತಮವಾದದ್ದೆಂದು ಅನಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ನಾಮವು ಸರ್ವ ಸದ್ಗುಣಗಳ ಭಂಡಾರವಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಅದೆ ನಮ್ಮ ನಿಜವಾದ ಧನವಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ನಾನು ಎಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದನೊ ಅಲ್ಲಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ನಾಮವನ್ನು ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕರೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ನನಗೆ ಯಾವ ಮನುಷ್ಯನು ಯಾವ ಭೂಮಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುತ್ತಿದ್ದನೆಂಬುದು ತಾನಾಗಿಯೇ ತಿಳಿಯುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ನಾಮದ ಕೃಪೆಯಿಂದಾಗಿ ಆಗ ನನ್ನ ಅವಸ್ಥೆಯು ಹೇಗಿತ್ತೆಂದರೆ ಯಾರ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಯಾವ ವಿದ್ಯೆ ಇರುತ್ತಿತ್ತೊ ಅವರು ಅದನ್ನು ನನಗೆ ತಾವಾಗಿಯೇ ಕರೆದು ಕೊಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಆದರೆ ಅವರ ಆ ವಿದ್ಯೆಯಿಂದ ನನಗೆ ಸಮಾಧಾನ ವಾಗುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ನಾನು ಅಲ್ಲಿಂದ ಮುಂದೆ ಹೊರಟು ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆನು. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ನನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಠಯೋಗ, ಮಂತ್ರ ತಂತ್ರ ಪ್ರಯೋಗ ಇದ್ದರೂ ಅವೆಲ್ಲವೂ ನಾಮದ ಮುಂದೆ ಸಪ್ಪಗೆ ಅನಿಸುತ್ತದೆ.

At least you obey me now

A pensioner met Shri Maharaj. Having listened to a  complaint from him abut his son, Shri Maharaj said to him, ""Ask your son to meet me." The man said, "He is too un-co-operating and unbelieving to listen to anyone. He will not agree to meet you." Shri Maharaj again said, "Even then convey my message that he should meet me." The man gave the same reply to Shri Maharaj. After a couple of times more, Shri Maharaj chuckled and said with much tact, "Leave aside the matter of his obeying my message; at least you obey me and do this much." At this the man fell silent. Later the son did meet Shri Maharaj and agreed to behave as he was advised.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How did one behave at that Age?

Once a well-educated pensioner, advanced in age, met Shri Maharaj. He complained that his grown-up son did not obey him at all. His contention was that as he had looked after him in the early years, bearing many hardships, he should not now cause him any sorrow. Shri Maharaj said, "I do not feel he deserved much blame!"
The man clarified his complaint by citing a couple of specific examples. Even then  Shri Maharaj repeated himself. Then he said to Shri Maharaj, " I do not understand the meaning underlying what you are saying." Shri Maharaj said, " One should realize one's shortcomings. What I mean is, recall how you behaved with your own father when you were of the same age as your son is now. If you were to recall that you did not behave in a manner in which you expect him to behave now, your feeling of disappointment in your son will lose its edge."  (The gentleman had not behaved well with his father in his own young age)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

In the absence of Experience, Mere bookish knowledge is barren..

Once the chief obstetrician of a hospital and the matron met Shri Maharaj. The matron was a European spinster about fifty years of age. Shri Maharaj asked her, " What kind of work do you do in the hospital? She said, " I have to supervise all the nurses, and besides that I have to attend to three or four difficult deliveries every day." Shri Maharaj said, " Four deliveries a day mean one hundred and twenty a month; say, one hundred a month. That amounts to one thousand a year. You have been doing this work for twenty years, which means you have attended to at least twenty thousand deliveries. In spite of all that you have not experienced the pleasure of giving birth to a baby, or the  pleasure of the mother's tender love for a child." She replied, "I have not been fortunate in that regard." Upon this, Shri Maharaj said, "Must not a very similar thing be happening with men of mere high learning?"

Saturday, January 2, 2010

ಅನುಭವ ಹಾಗೂ ಜಾಣತನ - A Story Told By Sri Maharaj

ಅನುಭವ ಹಾಗೂ ಜಾಣತನ
ಒಬ್ಬ ಮನುಷ್ಯನ ತಂದೆ ತಾಯಿಗಳು ಅವನ ಚಿಕ್ಕ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ತೀರಿಕೊಂಡರು. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಅವನ ಬಾಲ್ಯವು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಕಷ್ತ್ದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಕಳೆಯಿತು. ಅವನು ಒಂದು ಧರ್ಮಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದು ವಾರದ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಊಟ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದನು. ಹಾಗೂ ಮುನ್ಸಿಪಾಲಿತಿಯ ಕಂದೀಲಿನ ಕೆಳಗೆ ಅಭ್ಯಾಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದನು. ಅವನು ಎಂ.ಎ. ಆದನು. ಅವನಿಗೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ನೌಕರಿ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿತು. ಅವನು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿ ಆದನು. ಸೌಭಾಗ್ಯದಿಂದ ಅವನಿಗೆ ಒಬ್ಬ ಸಾಧುವಿನ ಭೆಟ್ಟಿ ಆಯಿತು. ಸಾಧು ಅವನಿಗೆ "ಯಾವ ಭಗವಂತನು ನಿನಗೆ ಇಂಥ ದಿನಗಳನ್ನು ತಮ್ದುಕೊತ್ತಿರುತ್ತಾನೋ ನೀನು ಅವನನ್ನು ಮರೆಯಬೇಡ. ಪ್ರತಿದಿವಸ ಅವನ ನಾಮಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಹೋಗು" ಎಂದನು. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವನು "ನಾನು ನಿವೃತ್ತನಾದ ಮೇಲೆ ನನ್ನ ಎಲ್ಲ ಸಮಯವನ್ನು ಭಗವಂತನ ನಾಮಸ್ಮರಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳೆಯುವವನಿರುತ್ತೇನೆ" ಎಂದನು.
ಅವನು ನಿವ್ರುತ್ತನಾದನು. ಅವನಿಗೆ ನಾಲ್ಕುನೂರು ರೂಪಾಯಿ ನಿವೃತ್ತಿ ವೇತನ ಪ್ರಾಪ್ತವಾಯಿತು. ಕೆಲವು ದಿವಸಗಳಾದ ಮೇಲೆ ಅವನು ಮತ್ತೆ ಆ ಸಾಧುವನ್ನು ಭೆಟ್ಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಅವನಿಗೆ "ನಾನು ಮತ್ತೆ ನೌಕರಿ ಮಾಡಲೇ?" ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಲು, ಆ ಸಾಧುವು ನೌಕರಿ ಮಾಡುವ ಕಾರಣವೇನೆಂದು ಕೇಳಿದನು. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವನು "ಇವಳು ನನ್ನ ಎರಡನೆಯ ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಇರುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಇವಳಿಗೆ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಮಕ್ಕಳಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ.ನಾನು ಇವರಿಗಾಗಿ ನೌಕರಿ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ." ಎಂದನು. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಆ ಸಾಧುವು "ಅದೇಕೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಹತ್ತಿರ ದುಡ್ಡು ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲವೇ?" ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಲು, ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವನು "ದುಡ್ಡು ಇರುತ್ತದೆ. ನಾನು ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ಹುಡುಗನ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ 1೦೦೦೦ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಇಟ್ಟಿರುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಆದರೆ ಇಷ್ಟು ದುಡ್ಡು ಅವನಿಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಸಾಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ? ಮುಂದೆ ಅವನದು ಹೇಗೆ ನಡೆದೀತು?" ಎನ್ನಲು ಅದನ್ನು ಕೇಳಿ ಸಾಧು ನಕ್ಕನು. ಹಾಗೂ ಅವನಿಗೆ, "ಅರೆ! ನೀನು ಸ್ವತಃ ಭಿಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಿ. ನಿನ್ನ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಒಂದೂ ದುಡ್ಡು ಇರಲಿಲ್ಲ.ನೀನು ವಾರ ಹಚ್ಚಿಕೊಂಡು ಊಟ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಿ. ಭಗವಂತನು ನಿನ್ನನ್ನು ಇಷ್ಟು ದೊಡ್ಡವನನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲವೇ? ಅಂದ ಮೇಲೆ ಅವನು ನಿನ್ನ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಜೋಪಾನ ಮಾಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲವೇ?" ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಲು ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವನು ಏನೂ ಉತ್ತರ ಕೊಡದೆ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಹೋದನು.