Friday, April 24, 2009

Flowers at His feet


She was living with her widowed, ailing mother and earned some money by selling garlands and flowers near the temple of Krishna, in Chittagong. Although young and impoverished, she did not have many desires for herself. There was, however, one cherished dream in her heart.


No matter how much she needed the little money her garlands and flowers brought for her, she never forgot to offer some fresh flowers at the feet of the idol of Krishna, each morning, as soon as the temple gates opened for the public. It was only then that she started selling. Affectionately, she called Him "Vaasudev". With Him she talked each day, adoring Him, asking His help in taking care of her mother, and always begging Him to keep her long-lost childhood friend, Manoj, happy. This ten-year old boy, as he was when they got separated, was her secret, cherished dream.



One night, her Vaasudev came to her in a dream. She saw him, in all His splendour and beauty, walking in a palace. As she called out to Him, "Vaasudev! Vaasudev!", He came to her even before she could run towards Him. He had a beautiful smile on His face and they met as close friends. Vaasudev assured her that He was always by her side. When finally He started walking again towards the palace, she knew she did not have much time to express herself and uttered the word, "Manoj". Vaasudev smiled and the flower-girl woke up.



Having full faith in Vaasudev, she knew that her Manoj was safe. She was happy because in her heart, her belief whispered to her that Manoj was in good hands, Vaasudev's hands, entrusted by her. Within two years of seeing Vaasudev Krishna in the dream, she heard from Manoj and their lives turned into a series of beautiful, joyous happenings.

19 comments:

Whirlwind said...

Nice one Ayesha. Shows how God manages to always remain by our side and fulfill our inner most wishes.

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Swetha,

Thank you for your appreciative comment. I hope you could read the full post as I had to re-do the whole thing mid-way, due to publishing problems.

It is a real-life happening, with some minor 'poetic' changes in the circumstances of the girl.

Have a nice time :)

issam said...

Happy endings are always nice...
good one...

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Issam,

Thank you for visiting and for leaving the comment. I hope you will visit again.

Have a nice day :)

Ayesha

Shravan said...

well written, dont i know this story ayesha?

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Shravan,

It is a story of God's grace and a devotee's faith in Him. Such miracles do happen in life.

This particular experience has happened to a person I know well; it is only that in real-life, she does not sell flowers now.

"God makes all things beautiful, in His time."

Have a peaceful day, Shravan.

Ayesha

GreyPilgrim said...

Madam beautifully written,we come across some and we do cherish and treasure them always,we don't remain by their side but still we pray for their well being from deep inside and surely GOD does take care.Was a treat to read with my morning coffee.

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Grey Pilgrim,

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. You are right in saying that God takes care of all. The people we love are always protected by love, because love is emotional manifestation of God in human heart.

Have a nice day :)

Ayesha

deeps said...

as wonderflly written as ever ..
just wondering if you are the same Ayesha whose photo is there in a magazine receving an award!!!

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi 'Deeps',

The photo you have seen in a magazine is certainly not mine. I am yet to receive any award :D

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. One request, write some more at your blog; your work shows much maturity of the mind.

Have a great day :)

Ayesha

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Sushil,

Thank you for following my blog. I will be very happy if you leave some comments as well.

I tried to access your blog, but unfortunately, could not do so.

Have a great day, and do visit again.

Ayesha :)

deeps said...

thats been so very nice of you to have left your mark! :-)

well, it's one Ayesha Parveen anway whose photo that i saw on a magazine ... 'young achivers award' if i am not mistaken ...


and yeha i have been putting up something al most regularly though the maturity part is ehem ! :-)

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thanks 'deeps' :D

Cyrus Rumi said...

Simply beautiful...

Have a great day:)

Cyrus

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thanks, Cyrus :) You have a happy day, as well.

manivannan said...

Wonderful story here! It creates a longing in me... liked it very much. Your stories woven around Krishna are truly a spiritual treat.

Keep them coming!

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Manivannan,

Thanks a lot. Hare Krishna!

Prerna231 Group said...

Wow Ayesha Ji... This is yet another Gem from a Gem... Fantastic post to cofirm our faith on Vasudeva...

I am taking the liberty of using this post for my Forum www.nextBiGspace.net link to the post is http://www.nextbigspace.net/index.php?topic=2889.0

Please inform if any changes are required...

Pranam
Aseem

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thanks a lot, Aseem-ji. Go ahead and publish it, if you think it will inspire people. Just see to it that the source:
http://ayeshaparveen.blogspot.com/ is mentioned, whenever you share my work at your websites.

Have a nice day. Hare Krishna!

Ayesha