The story is – “During the wintertime, a man took his 11-year-old son to a saint in his village and said, “My son eats a lot of sugar. We have tried our best to stop him from eating so much sugar but he doesn’t listen to us. Please tell him some words of wisdom and maybe he will listen to you.” The saint told the father to bring the son back after 15 days. After 15 days when he met the saint, the saint advised the boy to not eat sugar after telling him the harmful effects of eating it. The boy left eating sugar from that day. After some days the man met the saint again and said, “If you had to tell such a simple thing to my son, you could have told him on the first day itself.” The saint replied, “Up to that day, even I used to eat sugar so if I would have told your son to not eat sugar that day, it would have had no effect on him. So, after you left, I stopped having sugar and when I met your son after 15 days and I told him not to eat sugar, it had a positive effect on him and he also stopped eating it.”
I had asked the ascetic, “Why is there no effect of religious Gurus on people? In reply to this, the above story was told by him and then he said that the saints and not the people of this world are to be blamed for it. That saint was a ‘Jasnathi’ (He belonged to the ‘Siddha’ sect). I had met him at the Palana railway station while waiting for a train. He lives in Barsingsar, Rajasthan. He had come with Shri Sagarnath Ji at the Bikaner station. This was the first person I ever met who told the truth.