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ANDAL

The King's Problem

One day the king went round the city on horse back in disguise to inspect the work of the guards. A man was sleeping on a pial. The king woke him up and Enquirer who he was. "I am a Brahmin pilgrim; I am going to Rameshwaram after a dip in the holy Ganges," said he. "Tell me anything you think important," said the king.

The Brahmin replied, "Oh King! One has to work for eight months in order to earn enough for one full year's living.To provide for a happy life in old age a man must earn and save plenty of money in his youth itself. To gain happiness in the next world one must strive hard on earth in allpossible ways andmeans to earn Punya (Merit in God's eyes)."

On hearing this, the king was upset. 'True, I have not done anything here to earn happiness in the other world. How can I earn merit? Different religious codes teach different ways of earning merit. To get clear knowledge, I must invite learned men from different countries and get a definite decision in the matter,' he thought.

So there was a conference of learned men.

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Andal - A Great Devotee
About Andal
Introduction
You are Here! The King's Problem
In A Garden
Vishnuchitta Comes To Madurai
The Great Alwar
The Treasure In The Earth
God Alone Should Help It!
The First BirthdayGod's Gracious Gift
Andal's Childhood
'I Too, Must Please The Lord'
'What Has My Daughter Done!'
The Great Beloved Who Offered Flowers She Had Worn
A Light To Friends
Andal's Teaching
'Shriranganatha Is My Husband'
'Andal Has Won My Hear'
Shriranganatha's Wife
Andal's Garland Of Poems
'Tiruppavai'
The Story Of a Florist
Let Your Devotion Find Expression In Hard Work
They Belong To All Mankind
The Path Of Surrender
Awakening The Lord From His Sleep
Man Has To Awaken From Sleep, Too
The Divine Mother
Beyond Man's Understanding
A Meaningful Life

 

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