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25th Figure's Story-25-Trinetree
One Gets According to His Faith

As Raajaa Bhoj tried to sit on the throne again, this time the 25th figure whose name was Trinetree burst into laughter and asked him - "Do you still think you are the right person to sit upon this throne?" Raajaa Bhoj again said with courage - "Yes." She said - "First listen to this story and then decide if you can sit on this throne. Listen, Raajaa Vikram used to roam in his kingdom in disguise in the night to find out about the condition of his kingdom and people in it.

There lived a very poor Braahman and a very poor Bhaat (singer of other's praise especially of kings) in his kingdom. Both did not tell their sorrows to anyone and were living as they were. They did not complain also to anybody. They considered it as their Destiny and were contented whatever they got.

Everything was going all right, but when Bhaat's daughter grew old of marriageable age, Bhaat's wife started worrying about her. She told him that whatever he earned with his family profession, she managed the day to day expenses with it, but it cannot meet the expense of their daughter's marriage. It will need lots of money so he had to make some other arrangement. Bhaat laughed and said - "God has given us daughter, He will find the way to marry her also. If this has not happened like this then every couple had got only sons and no couple would be childless. Whatever happens, happens by the will of the God."

Time passed, but Bhaat could not get money to perform marriage of his daughter. Now Bhaat's wife was very sad. Bhaat could not tolerate her sorrow so he set off with the intention to earn money. He went to many countries, entertained them, sang songs in praise of them, and this paid him so much money that he could marry his daughter.

When he was coming back, the thieves knew about his money and they robbed his all the money. Now Bhaat's faith on God shook and he thought that now he will not have money for the marriage of his daughter. His wife thought that he had come from outside so he must have brought enough money, but he told her that he went to many countries and he did earn a lot of money, but perhaps his daughter did not want that money. Some thieves had robbed his all money on the way. Somehow he escaped from them.

Bhaat's wife got more worried, she said - "How my daughter will be married now?" Bhaat again repeated his statement - "Who has given daughter, He will give money for her marriage." Bhaat's wife said angrily - "It seems that now God will send Raajaa Vikram for her marriage." Vikram was passing by their house so he heard this statement. He laughed at it.

On the other side Braahman was also passing his days on the earnings got in Daan and Dakshinaa etc by doing worship etc for others. He also had a daughter. When she grew old enough to marry, Braahman's wife started worrying about her marriage. She several times reminded Braahman to earn more money but he could not do it. When she told him several times then he said to her - "I told my clients several times but they did not take it seriously. What can I do." She said - "Now there is no other alternative, go and ask Raajaa Vikramaaditya." Braahman said - "I will surely go to Raajaa. He will give money and everything will be all right." Vikram heard his conversation also as he was passing by his house at that time.

Next day morning, Vikram called both Braahman and Bhaat. He gave 1,000,000 gold coins to Bhaat from his own hand. And he asked somebody to give Braahman a few hundred gold coins. Both got very happy and went away.

When they had gone, a courtier asked Raajaa's permission to ask something. On his permission, he asked him - "When both wanted money to perform their daughters' marriage, then why did you give more money to one and less money to another?" Vikram said - "Bhaat was not dependent on me for money, he was hoping to get it from God, and God can give anything to His people, that is why I acted as the representative of God and gave him so much money. While even being born in high family, Braahman did not have faith in God. He was hoping to get money from Raajaa. Raajaa is a human being and cannot be God, that is why I gave him only that much money whatever he needed for the marriage for his daughter."

Hearing Vikram's reply the courtier admired for his decision and sat down quietly.



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Created by Sushma Gupta on August 9, 2007
Modified on 05/06/13