किसी नगर में एक धर्मपरायण व्यक्ति रहता था। वह सदैव ईश-भक्ति में लीन रहता और इस बात का हमेशा ख्याल रखता कि उसके द्वारा किसी का अहित न हो। उसे इस बात का भी पूरा भरोसा था कि यदि वह दूसरों का अहित नहीं करेगा तो उसका भी अहित नहीं होगा।
A devout man lived in a city. He was always absorbed in godliness and always took care that no one should be harmed by him. He also had complete confidence that if he does not harm others, he will not be harmed.
He always prays to God that he will be pleased with him and never let him separate from the path of religion. One night the person saw a strange dream. He saw that he was going along with his adorable god on the sea and all the scenes of his life in the sky are being visible one by one. In each scene, another pair of footprints was also going along with its footprints on the ocean sands.
It meant that his adorable Lord was also walking with him and the second pair were his footprint. Gradually the last stop of his life came. When he saw the footsteps of the sand on his way through the eyes of this view, he was surprised to see that there were only a few pairs of footprints in his life-course. He also came to know that those footprints belonged to those watches of his life, when he was in a crisis or sad condition.
He was surprised at this feeling and asked his adoration- ‘Lord, I used to understand that your grace is always being made up of me and you have walked with me in every moment of life. But this view is distracting me. I see that whenever there is a crisis or crisis in my life, then I am the only one. I do not understand why when I needed you most, how did you leave me? Was there any fault in my devotion to the Lord? After listening to this, the Lord said – ‘Vats, your thinking is wrong. I never leave my devotees together.
In fact, you saw a pair of footprints on your chances of suffering or misery, they are not my footprints, when I was walking in the dock. On hearing this, the devotee realized his mistake.