The Horse Breaks A Leg
A horse once had a dream. In his dream he had an accident that
broke his leg. Long after waking, the horse remained sitting
down because he was convinced that his leg was injured. Nothing
was wrong, except that his dream had carried a great impact
on his thinking. Even when forced to stand up, he stood steady
on three legs, while holding his fourth leg limp and loose.
The owner couldn't make the horse move an inch let alone make
it trot. Puzzled and confused, the owner sent for a vet. He
confided, ''This horse of mine is healthy and strong. Nothing's
wrong with him. He's not ill nor hurt. The only thing is that
he has a limp leg and refuses to walk. He seems to have broken
it in his dream!''
The vet was an expert and chalked out a plan. He advised, ''Prepare
two hundred horses and line them up for action. Let the sounds
of guns and cannons thunder in the air. When these horses run,
the limp horse will be shaken from its dream and gallop ahead.''
It worked. The horse was awakened from its dream. Just as the
vision of the dream affected the horse, we too are influenced
by the words of other people. They may confuse and mislead us
from our faith in Lord Swaminarayan. We feel our faith weaken
but by constantly living within an atmosphere filled with words
describing the glory of the Lord, we are awakened to the fact
Lord Swaminarayan is the Supreme God.