What We Think We Become
What We Think We Become
Our thought is all important for quot;what we think we become". There was once a Sanyaasee, a holy man, who sat under a tree and taught the people. He drank only milk, and ate only fruits, and made endless Praanaayaam and felt himself to be very holy.
Now In the same village lived an evil woman. Every day the Sanyaasee went and warned her that her wickedness would lead her to hell. The poor woman, unable to change her method of life which was her only means of livelihood, was still much moved by the terrible future depicted by the Sanyaasee. She daily wept and prayed to the Lord, begging Him to forgive her because she could not help herself.
By and by both the holy man and the evil woman got old and died. The angels came and bore her to Heaven, while the demons claimed the soul of the Sanyaasee and took him to Hell.
"Why is this?" the Sanyaasee exclaimed, "Have I not lived a most holy life, and preached holiness to everybody? Why should I be taken to Hell while this wicked woman is taken to Heaven?"
"Because," answered the demons,
"while she was forced to commit unholy acts, her mind was always fixed on
the Lord and she sought deliverance, which has now come to her. But you, on the
contrary, while you performed only holy acts, your mind was always fixed on the
wickedness of others. You saw only of sin, and thought only of sin, so now you
have to go to that place where only sin is."
There is one story more of the similar matter. There was a taxi driver. he used to drive his taxi very rashly. Although people sat in his taxi, but till they sat in it, they always prayed God for their safe arrival to their destination. It continued for long time. One day that taxi driver had an accident and all people sitting in his taxi also died with him. The Taxi driver was taken to Hell and the passengers were taken to Heaven. The taxi driver asked the angel why he was brought to Hell, and why his passenger were taken to Heaven.
The angel replied - "Because when
these people sat in your taxi, they always prayed God, that is why they have
gone to Heaven; and although you did not think any bad for them, but still you
created a fear in their heart so that they always sat tensed in your taxi. That
is why they have gone to Heaven and you are brought here in Hell.
Yet another story -
Created by Sushma Gupta on 05/09/04 | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | Modified on 05/10/13