A READING from: "In The Company of The Holy Mother"
(available at all Vedanta Centres)
Continuing the story about Lord RAma and the royal treasury:
"When the people heard that all their needs would be supplied,
they came and explained their needs. The treasury was laid open. Everyone lived in happiness. But such was the dispensation of RAma that soon the roof of the royal palace showed cracks and water seeped through. Masons were sent for to repair the crack. But there were none to be found. Where was any labourer to be found?
"The subjects also came and complained that because there were no masons or workmen, their houses and buildings were falling to pieces. Then, seeing no other way, SitA said to RAma, 'We cannot suffer in the wet like this! Let everything be as it was. Then we can get workmen again. Everybody cannot be happy at the same time.'
'So be it,' answered RAma. In the twinking of an eye everything was as it used to be. One could get workmen again. 'Lord, it is true that this life is only a game of yours!' said SitA.
"No one is miserable for ever, no one in all his incarnations. One reaps as one sows, it is all linked in cause and effect."
"Then is everything the fruit of karma?" I asked Mother. "What else, if not karma?" she replied.....
(to be continued....)