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    the perfect metaphor of selflessness. :) wonderful story  Patricia Valle ... From: Sandeep Subject: [Meditation Society of America]
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      the perfect metaphor of selflessness. :) wonderful story 

      Patricia Valle


      --- On Fri, 6/29/12, Sandeep <sandeep1960@...> wrote:

      From: Sandeep <sandeep1960@...>
      Subject: [Meditation Society of America] The man
      To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, June 29, 2012, 10:03 PM




       
      There was this man.
      Even the angels rejoiced at the sight of him......
      such was the quality of the holiness....of the milieu of his beingness.
       
      And he never had a clue about his milieu.
       
      He went about his humdrum tasks........diffusing goodness.........
      as a flower unselfconsciously diffuses it's fragrance.
       
      Over the years, people noticed something peculiar about the man.
       
      He would immediately forget each person's past and looked at them as if they were just now manifested ....
      innocent and blameless  .........ignorant to know what they were doing.
       
      Anybody entering this man's milieu would always feel benedicted.........blessed.... supported.......
      ..unconditionally loved..
      There seemed to be no  conditions to be fulfilled  ....in order to receive....while bathed in the man's presence.
       
       
      One day an angel appeared and said to him " I have been sent to you by God.
      Ask for anything you wish and it will be given to you.
      Would you wish to have the gift of healing?"

       
      "No" replied the man, "I'd rather God did the healing himself."
       
       
      "Would you want to bring sinners back to the path?"

      "No" replied the man, "it is not for me to touch human hearts".
       
      "Would you like to be such a model of virtue such that people from all over,
       will revere you as the Messiah?"
       
       
      "No" replied the man,
      "for that would make me the center of attention".
       
       
      "What then, you have to ask for one boon at least"
       
       
      "Well" replied the man, "in that case, I ask for this....... let  good be done.......... without my being aware of it".
       
      So it was decreed that the man's shadow would be endowed with healing properties,
       wherever it fell....... and that,............. it would always fall behind him.
       
      So from then onwards.... wherever his shadow fell.....the sick were healed.......
      the land became fertile.........fountains sprang to life.........color returned to the faces of those.......
      who were weighed down by life's sorrows.
       
      And the man remained unaware of all this....for his shadow always fell behind him.
       
       
      And because the attention of the people were so centered on the shadow.......  
      that they forgot all about the man.
       
      So his wish that good be done through him  and he be forgotten........was fulfilled.
       
       
       
      The man.


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