Rakesh was playing football with his friends in the playground. He was 10 year old. They were shouting and trying to hit the ball in the opposite side. It was evening time. His father Mr. Rameshwar Singh was taking bath outside his house. It was a pleasant evening. In front of house, there was a Garden, where lots of birds were chirping. As it was evening time, there was no any harshness in the rays of Sun. Flowers were spreading pleasant fragrance all the Surroundings.

Suddenly their game was interrupted by a very harsh sound Alakh Niranjan. Rakesh and his friends saw that a Sadhu was coming with a very big buffalo and repeatedly citing the Mantra, Alakh Niranjan, Alakh Niranjan. Behind the Sadhu and his huge buffalo , lots of villagers were also coming. Slowly and slowly, Sadhu and that big Buffalo were approaching towards Mr. Rameshwar. Not only the villagers, but also Rakesh and his friends also got curious about that unexpected meeting of Sadhu with Mr. Rameshwar.

Rameshwar ji was a teacher in High School. His job as a teacher was only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school. He was very much popular amongst his students. He was better known for his social service and his atheist way of life. Rameshwar ji never believed in existence of god. According to him there was no any God and worship of poor was the service. Whenever anybody talked about statue worship, Rameshwar ji got furious.

Nobody in the house of Rakesh, even dared to think about statue worship or going to temple. Villagers were very much aware of the temperament of Rameshwar ji. They were also very much curious about meeting of Sadhu and Rameshwar ji. That Sadhu practiced many miracles in front of villages. He fed them Rasgulla out of the air. Everybody was surprised. In second , he was able to create money. All the villagers were fascinated by the miracle of that Sadhu. They falsly told Sadhu to meet Rameshwar ji and made him to believe that father of Rakesh was a great worshiper if Sadhu. In fact they were very curious to see the conversation between the Sadhu and father of Rakesh.

As soon as Sadhu entered the garden of Rakesh house, his father, who was taking bath at that time, shouted at Sadhu and scolded him to leave the house as soon as possible. Sadhu was very much surprised at this scolding. It took no time for Sadhu in understanding that villagers cheated him. Sadhu got angry. He also scolded at Rameshwar ji and in second , he created money from the air. All the villagers as well as friends of Rakesh were very much surprised at the Miracle shown by the Sadhu. The women of the neighboring houses also came in awe of Sadhu.

But that miracle was having negative impact on Rameshwar ji. Instead of getting impressed, Rameshwar ji got Furious. He scolded again and said the Sadhu to leave the house as soon as possible. Having seen this Sadhu also got Furious and told him that within second he would make him Rat. Sadhu was having one bone stick in his hand. He raised bone stick in the air and started to murmer some Mantra. All the women of house started praying Sadhu to forgive Rameshwar ji for his sin. Now villagers wanted to see as to how father of Rakesh was also going to ask for forgiveness. But instead of that Rameshwar ji snatched bone sticks from the hands of Sadhu and broken it. With broken sticks , he also hit at the back of Buffalo and shouted at the Sadhu to leave the house as soon as possible. Sadhu was not having any option but to run away from the house with Buffalo.

Father of Rakesh told that if the Sadhu was so much miraculous, if he was having so much power to create money out of the air, then why he was asking for money from door to door? One should not get impressed by the Miracle shown by any Sadhu. The greatest miracle was in serving the poor. Villagers and friends of Rakesh understood the true meaning of worshiping. On the other hand Sadhu left the house being worshiped in a different way.

AJAY AMITABH SUMAN

[IPR Lawyer & Poet] Delhi High Court, India Mobile:9990389539

[IPR Lawyer & Poet] Delhi High Court, India Mobile:9990389539