The four wives of a dying husband

YUVA SHAKTI BANARAS/ January 30, 2015/ Stories/


There was a man who had 4 wives, he loved the fourth one very dearly, he would get her the nicest dress. He would get her the nicest jewellery, he would dress her very nicely and entertain with her all the time. She loved him, he loved her. He also loved the third wife. The third wife was also dear to him, he would give her everything, she was the one who controlled everything in his life.

He also loved the second wife, he was also confident in her, she was the one to whom he would tell all his personal matters, he would always talk to his second wife about life. His first wife was there, he wasn’t too attached to her, she was always there, she was modest, always trying her best to show herself. One day the man fell ill and he was on his death bed, all of his wives were gathered around him, he said “Now look, my beautiful wives, I don’t want to die alone, who of you will come to me?” He called his fourth wife and said “You are the dearest to my heart, I have always loved you, I have given you the best of all, now the time has come for me to die, will you come with me? would you come with me?” The wife said “No” and turned back and went away. His heart was broken into pieces. Sadly he called his third wife to the front and said “I am going to die, will you come with me?” to that she said “No way, the moment you die, I am going with somebody else” she turned her back and went away. He called his 2nd wife and asked her the same question, she said “I am sorry that you are dying, but I can only come up to your cemetery, I will be with you until there” and turned back to stand in her place. From behind he heard a voice “I will come with you“, he looked at his first wife and felt sad, he said “My dear I have always neglected you, you look so skinny, now my life has come to an end, I wish I knew you loved me more than anybody when I was healthy. I feel very sad I neglected you all this time” and died. In the story, 4th wife represents the body and its craving, which we lose when we die. The 3rd wife represent wealth, which others get after one leaves body. The 2nd wife all the friends and family who can only come up to the grave. The 1st wife represents the soul (or mind), it is always there but unnoticed, the most dearest and important one is ignored and one often realizes it only at the end of life. Now is the time to strive spiritually, take all the chances you get and benefit. Before the oil of life is completely lost.

‘Brahm Gyan’ (Divine Knowledge) is an eternal technique through which we can practically experience and realize God.

Broadly speaking, we gather mere intellectual information about God through the following mediums:-

  • listening to lectures and spiritual discourses.
  • reading books.
  • engaging in philosophical talks and discussions.

These mediums of ‘information collection’ are insufficient to attain the goal of Self Realization. By remaining confined to scriptural knowledge, we deprive ourselves of the practical knowledge, experience and realization of God and consequently, fail to imbibe the Supreme Truth in our day-to-day life. Therefore, all the Holy Scriptures and enlightened Saints and Seers have always encouraged man to get initiated into practical knowledge of God – ‘Brahm Gyan’.

What is Brahm Gyan?

‘Brahm Gyan’ (Divine Knowledge) is an eternal technique through which we can practically experience and realize God. It is the process of seeing and realising the True Self (Atman) within our human frame through the Third Eye (Divine Eye). The entire process of Initiation into Brahm Gyan (Divine Knowledge), necessarily entails extraordinary perception of:

Divine Light:

It is, verily, the metaphysical form of the True Self (Atman), which, in its resplendent light form, pervades our inner core.

Divine Music:

It is the eternal music, ever reverberating within.

Holy Name:

It is the Primordial Vibration that has manifested itself as the Universe and is the lifeline of all existence on Earth, flowing within our Prana – the Vital breaths.

Holy Nectar:

It is the Ultimate Elixir percolating within the human brain from a location called ‘Brahm Randra’ in Sanskrit. Not only these, but one procures many more Celestial Visions and Experiences …

How to receive Brahm Gyan (Divine Knowledge) ?

To attain and become initiated into Divine Knowledge (Brahm Gyan) by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan:-

  • Firstly, every aspirant has to go through a simple process of listening to the Spiritual Discourses, conducted by the organisation at its various centres and other venues, to know about practical spirituality in true sense, as per our sacred texts.
  • Secondly, aspirants, without any distinction, are allowed to pour out their genuine spiritual queries to our authorised Preachers. There is no fee for such interactive sessions.
  • Once queries are clarified and the concerned Preacher is assured that the individual is well conversant with the basics of Spirituality and, above all, has a genuine thirst for the perception of God, the individual is allowed to go for Initiation into Brahm Gyan (Divine Knowledge)