A HINDU WHO WAS FORCED TO EMBRACE ISLAM

Once, there lived a very pious Hindu who always worshipped the Divine Mother and chanted Her name.

When the Mussalmans conquered the country, they forced him to embrace Islam. They said to him: "You are now a Miissalman. Say 'Allah'. From now on you must repeat only the name of 'Allah'." With great difficulty he repeated the word 'Allah', but every now and then blurted out 'Jagadamba'. At that the Mussalmans were about to beat hi in. Thereupon he said to them: 'I beseech you! Please do not kill me. I have been trying my utmost to repeat the name of Allah, but our Jagadamba has filled me up to the throat. She pushes out your Allah".

It is not an easy thing to destroy old tendencies.

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