Tulsi, a little girl, had recently shifted to a new locality
with her parents. The next morning she got up early and got ready
to visit the nearby temple with her mother. Tulsi and her mother
climbed the temple steps talking about various Gods & Goddesses
in that temple when all of a sudden Tulsi's eyes fell on the main
idol of the temple. "Wow, it's amazing, what a huge idol," saying
so Tulsi ran to the idol. She was amazed by the sweet smiling face
and sparkling eyes of God.
Filled with happiness, she spoke to the idol saying, "Will you
be my friend?"
"Oh sure, why not!" said a magical voice from within the
Tulsi's excitement was boundless. She started conversing with God
and the divine voice spoke with her!
Then suddenly Tulsi's mother called out to her saying they had
to go back home. "We shall meet tomorrow. I'll bring my favourite
chocolates for you. What gift will you give me?" enquired
"Love!" exclaimed God with a charming smile. With immense
happiness she walked back home.
Tulsi got into the habit of conversing with God daily for hours
after school. She would talk about any topic she felt like and God
would accept her speech with a loving smile. The following Sunday
she threaded a flower-garland for God and asked, "Lord, today I
deserve more love from you, don't I?"
God smiled and replied, "My dear, there is no bargain in love.
My love shall never increase or decrease under any circumstances,
even whether or not you honor me with a garland." She was amazed
with the answer and immediately hugged God with love.
One day Tulsi made a new friend at school. She got so lost in
playing with her that she forgot to visit the temple and meet God
for two full days. On the third day she visited the temple and
asked God, "Lord, I forgot to visit you for two days, are you angry
with me for this?"
At this God replied, "No, not at all my dear! Love is
unconditional. There are no expectations in pure love." Tulsi
respectfully bowed down to God's pure love and promised to visit
the Lord every single day.
One day, Tulsi had a quarrel with her neighbour Rahul, but she
couldn't come back with much to say as he was older than her. Later
that evening, she went to God and vented her anger on HIM saying,
"You smile even when I am in misery. This proves that you don't
love me," and left the temple.
After a little while, she realized her mistake and went back to
ask for forgiveness. She was surprised to see God smiling at her as
always even though she had misbehaved with HIM. Before she could
say anything, God very lovingly said, "Dear, it's good that you are
Tulsi's heart stirred and tears rolled down her eyes. She put
her face in God's lap and started weeping. "Sorry Lord, I love you.
Please punish me."
God soothed her by saying, "Don't cry Tulsi. Just give me a
promise that you'll spread the love you experienced with me. You
will give the same pure love to all you meet in your
life...Promise?" Tulsi placed her little hands in God's hands and
promised to love all, with the same purity. She understood the
characteristics of pure love and thought, "Love is that which does
not increase or decrease, which is consistent and which has no
So friends, you too shall bear the same kind of pure
love for all, promise?
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