The Stomach Ailment

One day Bama saw a man in the street suffering from severe stomach pains.
He had a very serious ailment in his abdomen. When Bama passed by him, he
asked Bama to cure him. Bama scolded him most mercilessly. Then he touched
the man’s stomach and said, “Now you are cured, but lead a good life.”

The man said to Bama, “O Master, I know that you are a God-incarnate soul.”

Bama immediately replied, “I am not a God-incarnate soul. I am the dust of
the dust of my Divine Mother Tara. It is the dust of Her dust that has cured
you. I am a mere instrument.”


Story by: Sri Chinmoy. Originally published in India and her miracle-feast: come and enjoy yourself, part 8: Traditional Indian stories about Bama Kshepa by Sri Chinmoy

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