Upanishad | Stories
|Ch-1-A Bold Beggar|
A Bold Beggar
There were two Rishi - Rishi Shaunak and Abhiprataari. They were the worshippers
of Vaayu Dev, the wind god.
"Which God do you worship?" was his first question.
The young boy retorted - "The world takes shape in Praan and merges also in it at the end. Praan pervades all that is visible and invisible. Then for whom have you cooked this food? If Praan pervades the Universe, he pervades me also and is pulsating in this hungry body for a few morsels of food. So by denying food to me you are denying the food to your deity."
The Rishi felt ashamed and invited the young man to share their food.
"They learnt a lesson that the spirit is important and not the form."
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 11/21/12