PARABLES OF RAMA | CHAPTER XIX | 130 | RAMA राम
|| THE PHENOMENON OF SIN | THE ATHEIST ||
A person , who believed in no GOD , wrote everywhere on the walls of the house ,
" GOD is nowhere . " The person was an atheist .
The person was a lawyer , and at one time a client came and offered $500 .
The lawyer said , " No , I will take $1,000 " .
The client said , " All right . I will pay you $1,000 if you win the case , but I will pay you afterwards ; if you want to take $500 , then you may have it first " .
The lawyer felt sure of success , took up the case , and went to the court , feeling sure that everything had been done right . The lawyer had studied the case carefully , but when the case was tried , the lawyer of the opposite party brought out such a strong point , that the case was lost along with the $1,000 which the lawyer had expected to receive for services .
The lawyer came to the house dejected , crest-fallen and in a sad plight . The person was leaning over the table in a state of dejection , when there came the darling child who was just learning to spell .
The child began to spell out " G-o-d-i-s- " and thereafter was a long word , so many letters ; that word the poor child could not spell .
The child divided it into two parts , n-o-w , h-e-r-e , and the child jumped up with joy , amazed at the success in spelling out the whole sentence , " GOD is now here . "
" GOD is now here . " The same " GOD is nowhere . " was read " GOD is now here . " That is all .
Vedanta wants you to spell things in the right way . Do not misread them ; do not misspell them .
Read this " GOD is nowhere " , that is to say , the phenomenon of sin , crime as , " GOD is now here " .
Even in your sins is proved your Divinity , the divinity of your nature . Realize that and the whole world blooms for you a paradise , the whole world is converted into a garden , a heaven .
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