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Story of a thief who became a monk

swami vivekananda

Once Swami Vivekananda was wandering in Rishikesh, there he met a very advanced Monk Yogi. Swami Vivekananda and the Monk got very close and became good friends very quickly.

The Monk asked Swamiji "Dear Swami, have you heard of Pavhari Baba?"

Swami replied "Yes, I have heard of him, he is a great sage."

"Then have you heard of the story of a thief who tried to steal from Pavhari Baba?" asked the Monk

"Yes, Babaji chased him and said 'all these are yours please take them all' and gave him whatever was left" replied Swami.

"Yes, I was that thief" replied the Monk.

Swamiji was surprised by what he heard and it made him think how good deeds can change our lives towards good. A remarkable lesson indeed.

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