The Suicide Attempt

Once in the thick of the night a middle-aged man named Nimai was tying a rope to the branch of a tree and was
about to hang himself. He could not support his family, and for this reason the members of his family had
tremendous disrespect for him. Therefore he wanted to commit suicide.

At that moment Bama appeared in his subtle body and said, “What are you doing? You rascal, don’t you know that
committing suicide is the worst possible sin? Don’t you believe it?”

Nimai said, “All right, I will not commit suicide, but I will never go home again.”

Bama said, “You don’t have to go home. Come and stay with me, in your real home. God will take care of your
family, I assure you.”

Bama’s words proved true. Very soon, two of Nimai’s older sons got jobs and were in a position to support the
rest of the members of the family.


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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