The Holy Man Feeding the Dog

There was a holy man who lived on food given to him in charity.
One day when he received some food, he sat down next to a dog, and they ate together. The man would take a morsel of food and place it in the dog's mouth, and then he would put a morsel in his own mouth, taking turns.
The villagers saw this and started laughing, thinking he was a lunatic.
The holy man also laughed as he said, "God sits with God; God feeds God; you, God, are laughing, and I, God, am laughing. Whatever is... is God."


Inspired byTales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna
Notes: This is story 153 in the book. In Ramakrishna's version, he uses Vishnu as the name for God in this story. You can find out more about Vishnu at Wikipedia.


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