Saturday, 8 November, 2008

The Cosmic Audition

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. He 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 anybody, never offended anybody, never loved anybody.
He couldn’t be sent to heaven, but he couldn’t be sent to hell either.

So Chitragupta took him to Brahma, The God of Creation, and said, “You made this guy. What shall I do with him?”

Lord Brahma looked at the statute books and couldn’t find a precedent to cover the case, so he said, “Take him to Krishna.”
Lord Krishna said, “The buck stops here.” He examined the records 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. Give to the world what you desire the world to give you... and do that with all your love because Love has no errors, for all errors are the want of love :)

And as The Corinthians 11 states beautifully, “God loveth a cheerful giver.”


Cyrus Rumi said...

Beautifully expressed!:)

Have a beautiful day Krishna!



Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dearest Cyrus,
Thank you so much for your kind words, i am glad you liked it!
Hope all is well with you :)
Sending you my heartfelt love and prayers :)
Salaam sweetsoul!