A middle class woman, Leela, who was agnostic for most of her life was surprised by the “miracle” that happened in the life of her friend Reema, a religious person. Reema was suffering from advanced throat cancer and got cured from her disease. Doctors, who have informed Reema’s son that her cancer metastasized and beyond cure, were shocked seeing she get cured miraculously. It was the talk of the town and her congregation. Reema, told everyone how she sat the whole night in prayer and she was healthy next morning. Lily could not understand how this could happen. Seeing this firsthand, Lily, became a believer. She started visiting the congregation regularly and was reading the scriptures every night before going to bed.
She was feeling very happy to have made this choice. One day during fall, Lily fell sick. She was very tired but still told her prayers. Lily did not go to the doctors as she should normally do. Second day she became more sick. “God will cure it” she said to herself and was expecting a miracle. Third day was even worse, she was running a temperature of 102 deg F. “God will lower the temperature”. On the fourth day, Leela could not get up from her bed “God will give me strength to walk”. On the fifth day, Leela gave up and went to the doctor with the help of Reema. Doctor gave antibiotics for the flu and suggested complete rest. She got cured but all this while she was thinking – “why did God not sure me? Did I not pray enough?”
The next time Leela went to the congregation, she confronted the priest. ” Why did God not cure me from Flu same as Reema’s cancer? I too prayed the whole night. I have been a good believer.” Priest was taken aback by this sudden challenge. He gained his senses back and told her in a soft voice “Reema’s cancer is internal, so God cured it. Flu is caused by bacteria and virus. Its outside God’s realm. Bacteria and virus do not believe in the same God as us”!
Sadhguru: “Everything in Life is a Miracle”.