The Shopkeepers and the Accountant

Stories on Gurumayi’s Message for 2019

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I pray that I will remember the presence of the in-dwelling Lord as I engage in the churn of daily life.I pray that I will surrender to the Self so that I may experience devotion.
 

Balwyn-North, Australia

As I was listening to the story, so beautifully rendered by the storyteller, it reminded me of how the whole world is the Lord's play. Daily, I think and perform actions; I believe that I am in control as the doer of all actions, forgetting the Lord within. I think, “If I do this, I will find joy. If I do that, it will make me happy.” In that way, I try to bind and grasp the Lord of the universe, thinking the rope is long enough to understand and experience him.
 
When I grow tired and exhausted by my futile efforts, I surrender, and my mind is drawn within. I experience stillness, and love bubbles forth.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this beautiful story and its reminder that the key to unlocking the love within is to surrender to the Lord with humility. 
 

Bangalore, India

After reading this story, I thought, “Well, here we are in a sweet, wonderful life, making our butter and feeling good about our work. Then out of the blue everything seems a bit of a mess, not of our own doing.” What to do? Get frustrated? Seek the lord of love? Can he be found? Can he be bound? Try as we may?
 
From the story I’ve learned this: Don’t give up too soon! Love will be there, to be embraced for those who are willing to persist.
 

California, United States