Thank to Sri Jambunathan for the article….I believe this is already posted here – not sure…
Periva was talking to the devotees in general:
“Our ancestors left behind a capital in the form of land, money, orchards and houses so that their descendants continue to do many good deeds.
They did so wishing us well and with the concern that their children lead a blessed life. They desired that these good deeds be performed generation after generation from the profits accrued from the capital.
But, in many places, the charitable deeds that they wished to have performed or stated in their will, do not take place. The money that ought to be spent in charity is spent for the family.
This is adharma. Because this is wrong, many families that enjoy the property of Trusts suffer a great deal. It is as if the Ganga that has been brought from Prayaga is poured on the bramble bush by the road”.
No sooner did Periva say this that one of the devotees there began to sob. “I shall execute all the charitable deeds mentioned by my ancestors. Periva must forgive the wrong done so far”, he said.
Periva said with His inimitable kind grace: “I did not say this particularly for your sake. I simple said that in many families, wealth meant for charitable deeds is being put to wrong use”.
The man, who wept, prostrated to Periva and stood there, a picture of guilt.
Periva called him forward and gave him prasada in abundance.
Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!
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