Man: I was on the plane to Madurai from Chennai. The seat next to me was empty. I dozed off even before the flight took off.
I woke up in a few minutes and saw a middle-aged lady seated in the next seat.
Mother: With such a big question in mind, why are you reading a book like this? SHE asked.
Man: I looked at HER in surprise.
(The lady next to my seat had already changed into wearing Green color saree )
Mother: “I am visible only to your eyes. Ask the question that troubles your mind.
Man: Mother! YOU preside as Meenatchi in Madurai, Kamatchi in Kanchipuram, Visalatchi in Kasi, In Thirunelveli as Gandhimathi and Abhirami in Thirukkadiyur.
Which is YOUR favorite place?
Mother: You fool! I am not in Madurai, Kanchipuram or Kasi. All the places are within ME. I am not even in the world. This world is within me.”
Man: “Mother! Please do not be philosophical about it. What is Your favorite place? ‘
Mother: “I am a GOD, who does not have any preference (wants).”
Man:” Philosophy Again? Tell me what your favorite place is.”
Mother: “Look at the scene happening there”
Location: Mumbai. A six-year-old girl sits down in front of a cardiac surgeon. She is to have complex heart surgery the next day.
Her parents are waiting outside.
Doctor: “There is nothing to fear. You don’t have to worry. I take care of it. ”
Girl: ” Oh Dr.! I’m not afraid. Just let me know one thing
Doctor: ” Tell me”
Girl: “Are you going to open to my heart and see it, right?”
Doctor: Yes. This is open Heart Surgery. Need to open the heart and do it. But you won’t feel any pain.
Girl: I am not afraid of that Dr. My mother prays to God every day. One day I asked her where does God reside. She said God is in my heart.
When you open my heart and you will be see GOD. After the operation, can you let me know how God looks like?
Doctor: The Doctor took the child in his arms, full of surprise.
The next day, the operation started.
Problems were greater than he thought. At one point everything went downhill. Forty-five minutes after the operation begins the blood that went to the heart stopped. It seemed that the little girl would no longer survive …
The girl’s body must be returned to her parents after the operation. Sigh! what a life it is!
It was then, he remembered what the girl had told him, on the day earlier. She believed that God exists within her heart!
Still wearing the mask that had been untied, he looked at the heart that was beating weakly and prayed to the heart.
“Dear Lord, this child believes that you are in her heart. I failed in my attempt to save this life. This child is in YOUR hands. The life and death of this child are in YOUR hands. I surrender all the education that I learned, all the skills that I have gained in these years at YOUR feet.”
This child is YOUR’s from now on. He had tears in his eyes. His assistant who was standing by the side, screamed.
Assistant: ” Dr! The heart is beating well. Blood pressure is rising.”
The specialist proceeded from where he left the surgery.
The treatment continued for four and a half hours. The child’s life was saved.
Nowadays, that specialist does not go to the temple anymore.
Whenever he sees the human heart drenched in blood, he joins hands and prays. Every time he surrenders his education and talents to GOD’s feet and treats the patient without any tension.
The announcement was made that the plane would land in Chennai in ten more minutes.
Mother: “Now you know, where’s my favorite place?”
Man: ” Yes, MOTHER. The best temples are the hearts of those who have faith in YOUR love.
YOU shine in the hands of dedicated people who believe that their deeds are nothing and everything is HER act.
Mother: If someone shed tears for the another person, with true love, this Uma Maheswari, will be in those tears.
Don’t forget this lesson forever!
As the plane touched the ground, the green saree lady disappeared.
Matha Jaya Om Lalithambigai!!
Thank you to Varalotti Rengasamy!!