Seetha was playing in the backyard of her home with her friends.
Her parents were also there and seriously discussing about the incurable
disease of their youngest daughter Geetha.
Seetha heard her mom,
and dad talking about the sister. She realized that Geetha was sick
and did not have enough money for her treatment. Seetha heard mom
say - “Only ‘God’s grace’ in the form of a ‘miracle’ can save her
She told her friends
to stop the play. She went inside and took the jar filled with coins.
It was her regular savings made as and when mom and dad gave coins.
She counted the coins carefully and made her way to the nearby
Hanuman Temple to get the ‘miracle.’
There were a
few devotees present in the temple. The priest was busy in
the worship of the deity. He was also chanting Sanskrit Slokas
loudly. Seetha moved forward towards the sanctum sanctorum
and said loudly with folded hands, “Lord, my younger sister
is not well and my parents are unable to spend money for her
medical treatment. Mom said only God’s grace in the form of
‘miracle’ can save her. I pray to you with full devotion to
provide me a ‘miracle’ to cure the disease of my younger sister.”
Then she prostrated
to the Lord. Other devotees were observing the little girl’s
devotion towards the Lord.
An elderly person
among the devotees, who was very much impressed by the actions of
the little girl asked, “My dear pretty little girl, I want to see
your younger sister? Could you take me to your home? I have got
the same ‘miracle’ you need.” “Sir, I am having Rupees fifty
with me. Will it be sufficient to meet the cost?” “Yes! What
a coincidence? The exact amount needed for the ‘miracle.’
She gave the
money and took him home. Seetha told her parents that he was
in the possession of ‘miracle’ required for curing the disease
of Geetha. Mom and dad were surprised to hear this from their
daughter. The gentleman told them to admit Geetha in a hospital
and asked them not to worry about the expenditure. He was
one of the trustees of a hi-tech hospital. He also gave a
letter to the hospital for admitting the girl. Geetha without
any problem was admitted to the hi-tech hospital. Doctors
took special care of her. She was completely alright within
one month. The entire bill was cleared by the gentleman.
home her dad asked, “How much money was paid by the gentleman?”
When her mother was about to reply, Seetha intervened and
said, “the cost of the ‘miracle’ was Rupees fifty only.”
Seetha was under the
impression that the money paid to the gentleman was out of her savings
towards the cost of the ‘miracle’. The gentleman, who helped the
little girl Geetha, was none other than the famous businessman and
philanthropist of the town.
Vaman, I am a
retired bank officer interested in reading and writing. Last year,
a book written by me on collection of short stories in Kannada with
the title "Aproopada Manushya" was released. Another book
written by me on short stories in Kannada will be released in the
second week of October'08. The title of this book is "AkaashDinda
Bhumige." I have made sincere attempt to write few kids stories
in Kannada and English. All these stories are yet to be edited.