Everything is Krishna’s Mercy – Story
Once there was a king and he had a wise minister.
Whenever the king used to describe different accomplishments to the minister, the minister would say “It is Krishna’s Mercy”
Once the king went for a battle and conquered the neighbouring kingdom.
The minister said “It is Krishna Kripa”
Another time the king was examining and testing the weapons.
While doing so one of his fingers got cut.
The king was narrating the incident to the minister and the minister as usual said “It is Krishna’s Mercy”
The king got wild and very angry. He yelled at the minister “What are you saying – my finger is cut and you are saying that is Krishna’s Mercy. I will put you in the prison”
He ordered the soldiers to put the minister in the prison.
While going to prison – the minister was saying “This is also Krishna’s Mercy”.
One day the king went on hunting and as the night was approaching he got separated from the rest of the soldiers.He was alone deep inside the forest.
All of a sudden he heard some noises of drum and a group of tribal people coming at a distance. They were in search of something.
Actually the tribal people were about to begin a sacrifice and they were looking for a bali (human to sacrifice). When the they located the king who was strong and hefty, they thought the king will be a good candidate for the bali and caught him – so that they can offer him as a sacrifice.
The king could not do anything – since he was outside of his kingdom and there is no one to help him. He was worrying about his misfortune that he has to die in the hands of tribal people.
The tribal people gave a ceremonial bath to him and brought before the leader of the tribe.
The leader examined the king (who is to be given as bali) and noticed that there is one finger short in one hand.
The leader considered the bali very inauspicious & incomplete because it is not full and he chastised his people for bringing incomplete bali.
They let the king go.
At that time the king could realize that how is life was saved, just because his finger was cut.
He immediately remembered his wise minister who told that cutting of the finger is also “Krishna’s Mercy”. The king thought “At that time, I did not realize how loosing of the finger can be Krishna’s Mercy, now I could practically understand that it is because of Krishna’s Mercy the finger was cut and my life has been saved”
He returned to the palace as quickly as possible and went to the prison where the minister is put in. He explained everything to minister and asked for his forgiveness.
The king asked the minister “You said the right thing but still I put you in prison – but when you are going to prison – you said that is also Krishna’s Mercy, I do not understand, how that is Krishna’s Mercy”
The minister replied “My dear King – if you did not put me in prison – then I would have accompanied you and the tribal people would have got hold of me and offered me as a bali. So putting me in the prison is also Krishna’s Mercy”
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