"Whom shall I ask for one?" All the same he saw the villagers
the next day and represented to them the mischief done by the rats.
Having heard all he had to say, the villagers said, "Who will keep
you supplied with the cloth every day? Just do one thing keep a cat;
it will keep away the rats." The sadhu forthwith secured a kitten
in the village and carried it to his hut. From that day on the rats
ceased to trouble him and there was no end to his joy. The sadhu now
began to tend the useful little creature with great care and feed it
on the milk begged from the village. After some days, a villager said
to him: "Sadhuji, you require milk every day; you can supply your
want for a few days at most by begging; who will supply you milk all
the year round? Just do one thing keep a cow. You can satisfy your own
creature comforts by drinking its milk and you can also give some to
your cat." In a few days the sadhu procured a milk cow and had
no occasion to beg for milk any more. By and by, the sadhu found it
necessary to beg for straw for his cow. He had to visit the neighbouring
villages for the purpose but the villagers said, "There are lots
of uncultivated lands close to your hut, just cultivate the land and
you shall not have to beg for straw for your cow." Guided by their
advise, the sadhu took to tilling the land. Gradually he had to engage
some labourers and later on found it necessary to build barns to store
the crop in. Thus he became, in course of time, a sort of landlord.
And, at last he had to take a wife to look after his big household.
He now passed his days just like a busy householder.
After some time, his Guru came to see him. Finding himself
surrounded by goods and cattle, the Guru felt puzzled and enquired of
a servant, "An asketic used to live here in a hut, can you tell
me where he has removed himself?" The servant did not know what
to say in reply. So the Guru ventured to enter into the house, where
he met his disciple. The Guru said to him, "My son, what is all
this?" The disciple, in great shame fell at the feet of his Guru
and said, "My Lord, all for a single piece of loin-cloth!"
They couldn`t and they wouldn`t.
That is the truth of the two Trusts in Bangalore.
Those people have no intelligence
Dhyan daan taken from Shri Shri Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj in Agra,
"Bhadawar House", India, in April 1979.
It matters more than you think.
fall in between
Babaji is not the only one. He is one of many.
Yogi,we presume is living, if people have questions should we
It was she who introduced Swamiji to food. During His severe austerities
practiced while duing the 12 years `Tapas`, Swamiji only had milk to drink.
When He started His puplic work he was only having fluids, juices and
butter-milk, milk etc. He was not able to retain solid food.. Mama explained
to Him that now he would be working physically and would need food. Slowly
and systematically she started Swamiji on solid foods until He was able
to eat like any normal person. He had a very discerning, very sensitive