By Sanjeev Gupta
Felling the mango tree that grew in the compound of 'Shri Radhe Maa' Bhavan appeared to be the only way out. After all, we reasoned, the tree had not yielded any fruit for years now. It had been there before we met Mamtamai Shri Radhe Maa. There was, therefore, no point in letting it stand.
As she said this, she walked up to the tree and hugged it. “Give me some fruit,” she told the tree. “I want to taste your fruit,” she whispered to the tree, and kissed it. Had it been another person acted in this manner, we would have found it strange. However, it was Devi Maa who was doing it, so we knew we were witnessing yet another of her leelas unfolding before our eyes.
Six years have passed since then. The tree did not sprout fruit immediately but we believed it would, because Devi Maa had said it would. Shraddha (faith) and saburi (patience) always work wonders for those on the spiritual path. Today, one has to see and taste the abundance of fruit the tree gives to understand what Devi Maa’s grace can achieve.
As told to Satish Purohit
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