There is a popular story from India of one man who tried to cheat Yamaraja.

He consulted an astrologer, and he found out the exact day that he was going to die.

He was a sculptor, and he knew how to work with clay very nicely.

He made nine clay images of himself. He painted them and dressed them expertly.

If you weren’t an artist you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

They all looked exactly like him.

The moment came when he was supposed to die, so he lined them up and stood very still amongst them.

Yamaraja came, and he was very confused.

“Hey, wait a minute. This person is supposed to be leaving now, but which one is he?”

He was puzzled, and for a long time he was thinking, “This man is going to be the first person to cheat death.”

But Yamaraja is one of the twelve mahajanas, so he’s very intelligent.

So he said, “Actually, whoever has done this has made a really lousy job. It’s bad work. I’ve seen much better sculptures than this. It doesn’t look like the original artist at all.”

Suddenly the sculptor became very upset, and he came out of the row of images, saying, “What do you mean? It looks just like me!”

“All right,” Yamaraja said,

“Come with me.”

MORAL: You cannot cheat death.


Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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