Perfect Creator (Moral Behind the Banyan Tree)
This book is based on the teachings of and dedicated to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
It was a hot day. Ramu began the long journey to his uncles village.
On the way Ramu saw a huge banyan tree spreading its branches, welcoming him to rest under its shade.
Ramu lay down on the cool grass, reveling in the shade of the old banyan tree.
He thought of the pumpkin creeper in his back yard. The creeper was slender but its fruit was so big!
He thought, "Surely the Lord has made a big mistake! The huge tree must have large fruits and the small plants tiny fruits."
The cool breeze and the soothing shade of the banyan tree slowly lulled Ramu into a deep slumber, when suddenly...
The breeze blew harder. It became stronger and swifter. The branches of the banyan tree began to shake.
Some dried leaves and fruits fell to the ground. One bunch of fruits fell on Ramu's head..
He awoke with a start and shook with fright as he wondered what had hit him. He thought, "If it had been bigger I would have been hurt badly!"
He folded his hands in prayer and thanked the Lord, "You are the wisest! You made this great banyan tree for weary travelers like me to rest under but made its fruit tiny so they may not hurt anyone resting in its shade. I shall never doubt your creation again. You are the perfect creator."
Ramu thus understood that since God is perfect, everything created by Him is perfect.