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|5-Glory of Satsang|
5-Glory of Satsang
There lived a thief who was recently initiated into stealing business. His Guru said to him - "Today you are going first time to steal, take this first lesson from me that when you go, worship our Devee on your way, and be careful not to hear anything from any Satsang if somebody is doing that anywhere. You may use cotton to plug your ears so that you cannot hear even a word of that Satsang. Go and be successful. God bless you." The thief bowed to him and went away.
As he was going, he was passing by a house where a Guru was delivering a sermon. As soon as he came to know that he was delivering the sermon, he tried to plug his ears. He took out some cotton from his pocket and plugged his ears so that he cannot hear anything of that Satsang sermon, but still by then he had heard one sentence of that sermon, "Bhagavaan has no feet and no shadow." Although he had no intention to hear that Satsang, but still he could not stop hearing this short sentence by the time he plugged his ears.
He proceeded towards the Devee Temple, prayed there for his success and said - "If I will be successful I will offer you 20% from that money." By chance another thief was hiding behind the statue of Devee. As the thief prayed, the other thief spoke - "Be blessed, You will be successful in your endeavor." The thief got very happy to hear this blessing and went to steal. He stole the money and came back to the Temple and offered Devee's share to her as he promised to do it. The other thief said - "Be happy."
Meanwhile the thief raised his eyes and found that a shadow was falling in the light of the lamp which was kept in front of Devee. He got scared, he rubbed his eyes and looked at the statue again, this time he saw two feet also behind the statue. He remembered the Satsang that "Bhagavaan has no feet and no shadow." But he was seeing both, the feet as well as the shadow. He immediately understood that she cannot be Bhagavaan, so he collected the money from the feet of Devee, took his stick out and came to the back of the statue.
There he found a man hiding behind the statue, he hit him with his stick several times and brought him down. He came back to his Guru with his full money.
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 06/05/13