What was Eknath’s attitude while he was spending the night looking, searching for the paisa?
Did he worry because he couldn't find it? Was he thinking, what will my friends say tomorrow if I don't find the paisa? Why didn't he say, ohh, just one small paisa, why should I bother; I'd better go to sleep?
How did he keep his mind quiet, concentrated on only the paisa during the entire night?
My answer is that he was searching for the knowledge of the Self, and in that moment the missing paisa was knowledge for him, the knowledge he was looking for.
In my life there are plenty of missing paisas, plenty of opportunities to receive the knowledge of the Truth, here and now.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this beautiful story.