A story of Faith and Love
In a book that was written in the early 1900s there is an interesting story regarding faith, love and healing.
The story goes on to say that a certain spring flowed near the city of Persepolis and the people referred to it as the Healing Fount.
The people in the surrounding area all believed that at a certain time of the year their deity would come down and place a strong virtue into the water and all the people who were sick would plunge into the water at that moment and would become well.
People who were blind, lame, deaf and having other infirmities would all gather waiting for the exact moment that the healing powers would be present.
A wise prophet standing and watching what was taking place asked someone near him, “Where does the healing virtue come from and if it comes from your deity, why is it blessed one day and then the next day has no power? A deity of power could fill these waters full of healing virtue every day.”
The prophet went on to say, “Faith is the healing power of every drop of all the waters of this spring. He who believes with all his heart that he will be made whole by washing in this fount will be made whole when he has washed, and he may wash at any time.”
Now the people hearing this made a tremendous rush to plunge into the water and they were healed. The prophet watched the activity of the people and noticed a little child who was weak, faint and helpless, sitting all alone. None of the people nearby attempted to help her into the healing fount because of their haste to heal themselves.
The prophet came up to the little girl and asked why she didn’t get up and go as quickly as possible to the fount to be healed. The little girl responded, “I need not haste; the blessings of my Father in the sky are measured not in tiny cups; they never fail; their virtues are the same for evermore. When those whose faith is weak must haste to wash for fear their faith will fail, have all been cured, those waters will be just as powerful for me. Then I can go and stay a long, long time within the blessed waters of the spring.”
Then the wise prophet took the little girl and lifted her up and said, “Why wait for anything? The very air we breathe in filled with the balm of life. Breathe in this balm of life in faith and be made well. The little child breathed in the balm in faith and was well.”
It is a beautiful little story with deep meaning. The waters of the fount are love and as an individual immerses themselves in the faith of the power of love they will find a healing taking place.
For those who only love in particular places, with particular people, at particular times, the power of love does take place according to their belief. But the power of love is not located in just one place at one time.
Those who recognize that love is the glue holding all things together and it is because of love that everything was created into existence, you know that , “the healing fount of love is not a little pool; it is as wide as the spaces of the heavens.”
Is not real love if it is based
on any expectation.
In love the lover becomes
one with the beloved.
There is no spiritual practice
greater than love.
There is no law higher
And there is no goal
beyond love." Maharaj Charan Singh Ji
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Where there is love there is life.”
“Love is the beauty of the soul.”