Shiv Jee | Stories-17
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Once Mother Paarvatee and Eeshwar (Shiv) saw a person sitting on the branch of a tree, which was about to break. Watching this, Mother Paarvatee pleaded to Eeshwar to save the man. Eeshwar teasingly remarked, “Why should I protect him? Since you saw him first, it is your duty to save him”. But the Mother said - "How can I protect him without your grace. I am the negative and you are the positive. Unless you shower Your grace on him, he cannot be saved. Please do not delay any further, save him soon."
At this Eeshwar replied - “Is it not his duty to call me for help? How can I go to his rescue without being called? As the proverb goes, one should not attend a function without being invited." Mother Paarvatee, out of her motherly compassion, wanted to protect that person at any cost, so she said to Eeshwar - “If that person, when he falls down, cries out Ammaa (mother), I will go to his rescue; and if he cries out Appaa (father), you should protect him." Eeshwar agreed to her proposal. Both of them eagerly waited for his fall and his call. But the person when fell down cried "Ayyo (alas)". The words Ammaa or Appaa did not come to his lips, as he had never respected and revered his parents in his lifetime. So both Eeshwar and Paarvatee just sat there being sad that even Eeshwar himself wanted to help him, he did not have this help in his fate. Such was his fate.
How can God come to the rescue of a person who has totally forgotten his parents? Both our Mother and Father are verily God. And when with such feelings, we offer our gratitude to our parents, even God cannot refrain from helping us.
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Created on March 15, 2003 and Updated on February 12, 2013