OM SAI RAM!!!
Living Thoughts of Great People - Inspiration for Every Day!
“God Loveth a cheearful giver
- II CORINTHIANS
In India we have a story about a man who was the perfect model
of respectability, who always did what the letter of the law demanded.
When he died, he was taken before Chitragupta, the cosmic auditor.
Chitragupta looked at the man’s record. There was not a single
entry on the debit page. Chitragupta was impressed. Then he turned
to the credit page and stared in astonishment. This page, too, was
completely blank. Chitragupta didn’t know what to do. The man
had never helped anybody, never hurt any body, never offended
anybody, never loved anybody. He couldn’t be sent to haven,
but he couldn’t be sent hell, either.
So Chitragupta took him to Brahma, the God of creation and said,
“You made this guy. What shall I do with him?”
Brahma looked at the stature books and couldn’t find a
precedent to cover the case, so he said, “Take him to Krishna.”
Krishna said, “The buck stops here.” He examined the record
very carefully and there, almost illegible, was an ancient credit
entry: “Gave two cents to a beggar at the age of six.”
“There,” Sri Krishna said, “return his two cents and send him
back to earth to try again.”
Until we have learned to give freely of ourselves,
we have not learned how to live.”
OM SAI RAM, SRI SAI RAM, JAI JAI SAI RAM !!!
Source: Living Thoughts of Great People - Inspiration for Every Day by Eknath Easwaran