Singing cakes


Singing cakes

Once the Teacher Kabirdas went on the road passing by a village and heard two women arguing about something. Coming nearer he asked, “What happened, what are you arguing about?”

One woman said to him,
“This my neighbour stole my cows drops.”

Here they mean the drops from the cow’s manure, which are usually dried and used in husbandry including instead of chopwood for cooking in the stove. The cow’s manure is considered a very pure fuel.

The second woman in reply:
“I haven’t stolen, she is cheating!”

The saint sank into pondering – who of them is right? Each one is asserting that she is right. Meanwhile women went on quarreling:

“She stole my eighteen drops,” one is shouting.
“Prove it,” the second is indignant.
“My cow drops chant the name of God “Sita-Ram, Sita-Ram.” Whenever I am doing any work, I am always chanting “Sita-Ram.” You may check it. Of all the cow’s drops only eighteen will chant “Sita-Ram.”

Both women asked the saint to settle them out. The first woman was firmly sure that she is right; after all she is chanting the name of God and believes in Him. The second didn’t believe that cow’s drops can produce sounds, moreover, to chant God’s name. Kabirdas began putting his ear to the drops. And really only eighteen of them turned to sing “Sita-Ram.”

“This woman told the truth, you ought to give the drops back to her,” he said to the second woman.

“Who taught you to chant the name of God?” asked Kabirdas the first woman.

“The Teacher,” she answered, “He always tells us at a satsang that while doing any work we should always chant God’s name.”

Being produced at chanting the name of God, the vibration is strong to such an extent that it is passed on to the surrounding objects. It is known, that the sound resulting from pronouncing God’s name flies round the Universe, comes back and brings all the good, that it has got inside itself.