Florida, United States
Mexico City, Mexico
New Jersey, United States
an eight-year-old from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Havant, United Kingdom
I love this story so much. I recognized myself in Madhava, in how I have prayed for so many things over the years. Some things were granted and I could sometimes see a gift bestowed. Some things were not granted, no matter how often I prayed for them. With hindsight, I see how these "prayers denied" were blessings in disguise.
Little by little, the things I pray for—and how I pray—have changed. Over time, being connected to the grace-bestowing power of the Guru is polishing my heart, my habits, and my state.
As I read this story, I can identify some recent moments of clarity when my heart has been suffused with peace and a shining stillness. This story helps me to see how this is a state free of grasping. That is the space I want to live in. And I see that even the act of praying with focus, time, and humility is a gift and an end in itself.
As always, the timing of this story has been a boon.
California, United States
Ohio, United States