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A Millionaire & Three Beggars
« on: October 23, 2007, 01:13:36 AM »
Jai gurudatta!Jai saimaster!

Dear saibandhus,

I got this through mail.....and..thought of sharing with u all.........

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There was a good-natured millionaire in the town. Three beggars thought of approaching him for help. The first man went to the millionaire and said: "O Lord! I want five rupees. Please give me." The millionaire was taken aback at this man's impudence. "What! You demand five rupees from me as though I owe you the money! How dare you? How can I afford to give five rupees to a single beggar? Here, take these two rupees and get away," he said. The man went away with the two rupees.
 
The next beggar went to the millionaire and said: "Oh Lord! I have not taken a square meal for the past ten days. Please help me."
 
"How much do you want?" asked the millionaire.
 
"Whatever you give me, Maharaj," replied the beggar.
 
"Here, take this ten rupee note. You can have nice food for at least three days." The beggar walked away with the ten rupee note.
 
The third beggar came. "Oh Lord, I have heard about your noble qualities. Therefore, I have come to see you. Men of such charitable disposition are verily the manifestations of God on earth," he said.
 
"Please sit down," said the millionaire. "You appear to be tired. Please take this food," he said, and offered food to the beggar.
 
"Now please tell me what I can do for you."
 
"Oh Lord," replied the beggar; "I merely came to meet such a noble personage that you are. You have given me this rich food already. What more need I get from you? You have already shown extraordinary kindness towards me. May God bless you!"
 
But the millionaire, struck by the beggar's spirit, begged of the beggar to remain with him, built a decent house for him in his own compound, and looked after him for the rest of his life.
 
God is like this good millionaire. Three classes of people approach Him, with three different desires and prayers. There is the greedy man full of vanity, full of arrogance, full of desires. He demands the objects of worldly enjoyment from God. Since this man, whatever be his vile desires, has had the good sense to approach God, He grants him some part of the desired objects (even these very soon pass away, just as the two rupees the first beggar got are spent before nightfall).
 
The other type of devotee prays to the Lord for relief from the sufferings of the world, but is better than the first one, in as much as he is ready to abide by His Will. To him the Lord grants full relief from suffering, and bestows on him much wealth and property.
 
The third type he merely prays to the Lord: "O Lord, Thou art Existence-Absolute, Knowledge-Absolute, Bliss-Absolute, etc., etc." What does he want? Nothing.
But the Lord is highly pleased with his spirit of renunciation, of desirelessness and of self-surrender. Therefore, He makes him eat His own food, i.e., He grants this man Supreme Devotion to Himself. Over and above this, He makes the devotee to live in His own House For ever afterwards this devotee dwells in the Lord's Abode as a Liberated Sage.

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Jai saimaster!
Jai saimaster!!!
 
"The life of Saibaba is as wide and as deep as the infinite ocean;all can dive deep into it and take out precious gems of knowledge and devotion and cherish them to transform their lives." --- Sri Sai Satcharitra

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Re: A Millionaire & Three Beggars
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 02:41:04 AM »
Jai Sai Master.

Dear Sai Bandhu Lalithagaru,,
Thanks for sharing a Nice message.

Jai Sai Master.
Jai Sai Master.

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Re: A Millionaire & Three Beggars
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 03:58:43 AM »
Wow nice message.

But now if I analyze it, so the spirituality should come innately rite?? say now to the first two beggars we teach and show how the third beggar attained higher. Will this change the first two beggars.... what i mean by this say the story is continued, now the two beggars see what the third one got and now they go to the millionaire and ask that they want to see him and all those nice words.... logically thinking can the two beggers be truth even if they say those nice words second time.... without the intention of primary gain. Say if someone is in the shoes of the first begger (or rather in the worst form than him), will the intention of primary motive ever change.

So is it something we should get naturally, or something to be built seeing examples......??? of course my first instinct answer is spirituality is something which can be built... but i want to see the discussion... on how to do it?

om sai ram.
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Re: A Millionaire & Three Beggars
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 06:08:10 AM »
Jai gurudatta!Jai saimaster!

Other dimension of the message! :)

I don't think that spirituality is innate!  If spirituality is innate why Krishna revealed??? Why we are here? I mean we are here(Forum) to develop(build our character) ourselves right ? As usual saibandhus correct me please.......

In case of first and second beggars instincts are varies, but later with learned behaviour they can achieve it later..........may be in next birth.


Jai saimaster!
"The life of Saibaba is as wide and as deep as the infinite ocean;all can dive deep into it and take out precious gems of knowledge and devotion and cherish them to transform their lives." --- Sri Sai Satcharitra