God Is Everywhere

Once a guru sent a pupil for further guidance to a mendicant in a S'iva temple. When he reached the temple, he found a fellow reclining in the central shrine with both his legs resting on the sacred lingam. The pupil was naturally enraged at the man's insolence. When he spoke angrily against the behavior, the man said: "Please lift my legs and place them where the lingam is not." When he did so, there was a lingam under the feet in the new position. Wherever he deposited the man's legs, a lingam rose to give them rest! That was the lesson the beggar taught him - God is everywhere; win the vision to see Him so.