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Narada's tryst with Maya!

Updated on February 8, 2016
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

On a bright Spring day while taking a stroll

Narada expressed to Krsna the desire of his soul

“Show me the power of Maya, your illusory energy

What is its secret and what can it do in reality?”

Krsna hesitated and asked Narada if he was sure

For it was very hard to resist Maya’s allure

But he agreed on seeing Narada’s fierce determination

And asked for a glass of water before the revealation.

So Narada went happily in search of some water

And thus in unbearable heat, he went quite farther

His throat parched, feeling weak and tired

Now a sip of water was what his heart desired.

Reaching a house and knocking impatiently at the door

He saw the most beautiful girl as he had never seen before.

All he could do was stare at her beautiful, innocent face

“Will you marry me?” he uttered forgetting his place.

And now married, Narada led a life of family bliss

With lovely children and a wife, there was nothing amiss.

Children grew up, got married and time passed like a dream

And Narada was content in his village beside the stream.

But one day the fate raged through fields and flood

Stained with Narada’s family and loved ones’ blood.

His grandchildren, children and beloved wife swept away

And of all the village, only he could see another day.

Overcome with grief, unable to watch the destruction

He sincerely called to ‘Krsna’ for divine intervention.

At once the raging flood disappeared to Narada’s surprise

And here stood Krsna smiling beneath the clear skies.

“Where is my glass of water?” asked Krsna with a smile

This is the power of Maya, Narada realized after a while.

Forgetting the Lord Krsna and living happily in illusion,

Maya leads us into the material world full of confusion.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna

© 2016 Shaloo Walia

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      Eric Dierker 15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interesting story told in a most delightful way. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thanks Eric for your kind comment!

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      Missy Smith 15 months ago from Florida

      I agree this was a very interesting story. You told it very well, Swalia. :)

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Missy!

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      manatita44 15 months ago from london

      So, sooo beautiful! You tell these stories so well. They flow like music. Excellent work!

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      FlourishAnyway 15 months ago from USA

      Very interesting story. Thank you for sharing it.

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      Bill Holland 15 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I love your stories and agree with Manatita...they flow like music.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Manatita for your encouraging words!

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Flourishanyway!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 15 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Certainly Maya has the power to knock down most if not all of us. Great story telling.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Rajan and Bill !

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      Hari Prasad S 15 months ago from Bangalore

      shaloo,

      maza aa gaya jee.

      enjoyed the story. hare rama hare krishna.

      :-)

      - hari

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thanks Hari :)

      Hare Krishna!

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      Deb Hirt 15 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I so enjoy how you take these stories and put them to rhyme. It's a good way to help remember them.

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      Shaloo Walia 15 months ago

      Thank you Deb! I am glad that you like the stories from our scriptures.

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