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Prarabdha feeds you
« on: October 30, 2008, 09:55:01 AM »
When Prahlada joined Gurukul, he was chanting Om Namo Narayana,
instead of changing king Hiranya Kashayp's name.  The teacher
warned him.  But he continued and the other students also chanted
Narayana's name.  At some stage, the students grew cold feet and
said:  "O Prahlada, you are king's son, whereas we are all poor
Brahmins.  If we chant Narayana, we shall lose our jobs as teachers
tomorrow, and we have to starve.

Prahlada said: 'O you are thinking that king is feeding you.  No.
only our prarabdhas' are feeding us.  This has been decided by
God, even before our births.  Hence chant Narayana's name and
he will take care of your food and he can even change your prarabdha,
if he wants!

Bhagavan Ramana has also told this story to someone in the Hall.

Arunachala Siva.