Sant Jnaneshwar visits Namdev

Value- Eternal Truth

Sub value- All are one


Namdev being a devotional person, was always busy with chanting Lord’s name, thus had forgotten his householder’s duties. Janabai his sister (maid servant of the house), suggests to  Namdev to take some money as a loan from a wealthy man ; sell clothes and earn living.

Namdev agrees and  goes from village to village selling clothes. In one of the villages he sees all villagers crying, he asks them the reason for their pain was. They tell him that the village has been looted by the bandits,  and they were bereft of  food, money and clothes.

Seeing their miserable condition Namdev distributes his clothes for free. He comes back home empty handed, seeing that his wife leaves him and goes to her father’s house. Janabai prays to Krishna and weeps in pain as Namdev is separated from his wife and children.

Sant Jnaneshwar who was visiting Namdev, intending to Namdev along on a North India pilgrimage ;sees Janabai weeping and asks her “What is it Janabai?”.janabai

“Oh brother, does it make Lord happy to see his children suffer?” asks Jana

“Is it you talking?” asks Jnaneshwar

“Don’t you see how mercilessly Lord has treated Namdev?” says Janabai.

“You forget sister, It is only a dream, he is the only one who gives. Jana, all is maya of Vitthal, He who looted is Vitthal, He who is looted is Vitthal, Namdev who helped them is Vitthal, You who is weeping is Vitthal, Whole world is Vitthal, when you realize this, you won’t be troubled after”




This is the eternal truth that God pervades and is everything. There are no two. Non duality. Whatever one sees, experiences are all the one.


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