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A widow from a poor village in Bengal did not have enough money to pay for her son’s bus fare, and so, when the boy started going to school, he would have to walk through the forest all on his own. In order to reassure him, she said
“Don’t be afraid of the forest, my son. Ask your God Krishna to go with you. He will hear your prayer.”
The boy followed his mother’s suggestion; Krishna duly appeared; and from then on, accompanied him to school every day.
When it was his teacher’s birthday, the boy asked his mother for some money in order to buy him a present.
“We haven’t any money, son. Ask your brother Krishna to get you a present.”
The following day, the boy explained his problem to Krishna, who gave him a jug of milk.
The boy proudly handed the jug of milk to the teacher, but the other boy’s presents were far superior and the teacher did not even notice the gift.
“Take that jug of milk to the kitchen” said the teacher to an assistant.
The assistant did as he was told. However, when he tried to empty the jug, he found that it immediately filled up again on its own accord. He informed the teacher, who was amazed and asked the boy:
“Where did you get that jug, and how does it manage to stay full all the time?”
“Krishna, the god of the forest, gave it to me.”
The teacher, the students and the assistant all burst out laughing.
“There are no gods in the forest. That is pure superstition” said the teacher.” If he exists, let’s all go and see him.”
The whole group set off. The boy started calling for Krishna, but he did not appear. The boy made one last desperate appeal.
“Brother Krishna, my teacher wants to see you,  Please show yourself”
At that moment, a voice emerged and echoed throughout the forest.
“How can he possibly want to see me, my son? He doesn’t even believe I exist!”

"Like the flowing river"
Paulo Coelho


Insignia March 18, 2011 at 5:02 AM  

Belief!! can move mountains

NRIGirl March 18, 2011 at 6:10 AM  

Interesting @Doc. Makes one think.

anilkurup March 18, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

If wishes were horses and if horses can fly.......!!!

Balachandran V March 18, 2011 at 10:13 AM  

Truly inspirational, though it is unfortunate that even Gods have to resort to miracles to make people believe in them! Looking at the way the world is going, we sure need a miracle. Even the watch/linga/ ash producing versions would suffice.

My childhood version was Gopalan Chettan and Nazhiyoori paalu ( a small measure of milk).

Vijay Menon March 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

Wow ! a very interesting post .

Stranger March 18, 2011 at 12:44 PM  

Your best post .... I read so far...

Anonymous,  March 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM  

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen

Harman March 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM  

love it!its belief that matters..BTW I always play with cat on your blog before leaving..its so cute!

IRFANUDDIN March 19, 2011 at 12:35 AM  

"For those who believe, no proof is necessary, For those who don't believe, no proof is possible...."

BTW thanks a lot sir for sparing time at my space and the follow, i am honored.... plz do come again when i post my next.


Tomz March 19, 2011 at 5:23 AM  

very touching one..the same essence can be seen in every religion..

i'm very happy to be dropped on such a wonderful blog doc.

thank you..keep writing..

meerasrajan March 19, 2011 at 7:40 AM  

Lovely....!!! You know I used to think "Seeing is beleiving" but I have realized over the years that "Believing is seeing".

Margaret Cloud March 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM  

I guess when they heard the voiced they must of believed him some what! I also think that we have to have unblinding faith to believe what we can not see. It is not easy for some to believe in what they can't see. Thank you for coming by.

radha March 21, 2011 at 12:13 AM  

Interesting story. Faith is all it requires.

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