Teena was a woman who strongly believed in Krishna. A staunch devotee she leads her life surrendering it all to Krishna’s will.
She faced many obstacles and misfortunes like every human does but she faced them with courage and kept praying to Krishna for guidance. Krishna, in return, was very happy with her devotion but one day he thought of testing Teena’s faith.
He had given Teena everything she had desired for. Job, money, status, marriage, respect, fame and two beautiful kids (a boy and a girl). In return, Teena had kept her attitude of gratitude towards Krishna until the time she really got busy in bringing up her kids, One fine day she decided to become a housewife and divert all her time and energy for a better future for her kids .Her husband supported her decision happily.
As the time passed by , her love and duty towards others were left ignored. Her world was only her kids. They were growing well !!
Teena was most attached to her son. One day out of the blue her son introduced her to Sandhya announcing that he wanted to marry her. The moment she saw that girl she became insecure. She could not lose her son to just any girl. A mother’s heart was not ready for this !!
Poor Teena’s worst fears came true with her son and daughter-in-law deciding to move out and start their own little paradise.
Teena started playing the role of victim. She would tell everyone how cruel her daughter in law was and how she had taken her son away. She said all the bad things about her daughter in law in the hope of that one day her daughter in law will get tired of hearing all this leaving her son and go away from their lives.This way her son will come back to her .But nothing helped her in getting her son back. Time passed by and Teena was diagnosed with a disease which would kill her. She knew it was her subconscious effort to call her son back , her manipulation towards the situation . She was losing everything.
Soon came the time when doctors realized that this was the end. They told Teena’s husband to pray and ask for the miracle of God. Teena’s husband made a frantic call to their son and begged him to visit his mother. The boy promised that he would come once a week. Teena’s husband heart was broken and crying he went to Krishna temple. He sat there with tears flowing from his closed eyes. The priest gave him flowers and said may your sorrow be taken away by Krishna . Looking at the priest he took those flowers and on reaching home he kept those flowers under the pillow of semi-conscious Teena who could see her husband through her blurry vision but could not talk.
Teena’s daughter prayed hard for a miracle and slept on the bedside of her mother with teary eyes.
That night Teena had a visitor in her dreams it was her long lost friend, her guide, philosopher her Krishna !!!
Krishna: You have forgotten me in this drama of life Teena. Why didn’t you call me !!
Teena: Krishna my everything! The Maya of this world took over my conscious and I became a selfish person assuming that my situations ,my home my kids will never do anything against My will . I forgot all about the supreme power YOU!!!
Krishna: Controlling anything in your world is an illusion you create Teena . Even a leaf can not move without my permission . Well, I am not happy to meet you this way
Teena: Krishna then why have you come now when I have lost everything
Krishna: ( smilingly ) Everything!! You chose to lose everything. I gave you job, money , status , a wonderful husband and two kids to die for . I gave you whole furnished home . Your family and assets together make a home. Each and everything occupies a room in your heart, they conquer space in your mind according to what they mean to you but what did you do.You chose to close your eyes to everything and you put all the Moha in your son!! You left everyone and everything and just concentrated on one which now has become the reason for your misery.I came to meet you today at the request of your husband and daughter . I waited too long for your call but you never called me Teena!!
Teena ( with teary eyes): I am sorry but I am unable to live without my son who has gone away from me to live his life with his wife .
Krishna : Anyone in this world will want to stay where there is affection. Even though parents take good care of their children throughout their life, when children get married they feel they are getting more love from their own wife and children and prefer to stay with them. This is the nature of both humans and demigods. Have you seen birds flying after their kids, once they teach them how to fly? They leave them on their own to survive. The problem with you is that you are not living in surrender situation you are holding on to your Ego which you call Love
Teena: You mean that I should not be protective about my Son and his well-being!
Krishna: Even my mother was protective but she did not interfere in my duties and karmas when our time of separation came. I too cried from morning to evening but then I was born on this earth as human to help humankind. For me ,Vrindavana is rasa-bhumi, and Dvaraka and Mathura were karma-bhumi. Should I have also stayed only in Vrindavana! Let your son go . Let him do what he was born for don’t be an obstacle . Love him and lead him whenever he wants but controlling him is a sheer stupidity.
Teena: But I am a mother . I have so much love in me for him only
Krishna showed a boy to Teena and asked who he was. Without wasting a second she said My son , my sunny boy. Krishna laughed and said he is your husband when he was young. he too left his mother and chose to stay with you .Why were you so happy then.Did you ever think how that mother survived without her son!!
Teena was quietly looking at Krishna while once more Krishan showed her a small beautiful girl child. He asked her who is this now. Teena smiled and said it’s me, Krishna! Krishna laughed again and said it’s not you. It is your daughter who is still thirsty for your affection towards her. If you really have that motherly love left go give her your quality time and listen to her just listen cause she has not spoken for quite a long period.
He turned back and said don’t advise her as this is my job just listen to her . After uttering these words he started walking Teena ran after Krishna asking for his forgiveness but the light was so strong and bright that she could not see Krishna anymore. She opened her eyes and saw her husband sleeping holding a cushion in his hand on a sofa and her daughter sleeping on her bedside holding her hand .
Her eyes were watery but she felt good and strong inside , She woke up and before keeping her feet on earth uttered the name of Krishna so loudly that the husband and daughter both woke up and seeing her in a better condition smiled. She asked forgiveness from both of them for ignoring them for long and realized that she is on earth for her mission not to control her kid’s mission with the learning of Krishna she then lived her life again praising his name and in surrender situation.