Religious Family Enjoys Health and Stability
As a young boy, Iswara lived a happy and comfortable life. He loved his parents, and because he was an only child, his mother and father gave him their undivided attention and care. His family devotedly practiced their religion, traveling to many temples and pilgrimage sites together. They enjoyed wealth and prestige. Though Iswara’s life seemed stable, it took only one event to completely turn everything upside-down.
Iswara cried out to the Lord to open doors in the village he’d been sent to.
Boy Faces Father’s Death and Falls Ill
When Iswara was only 8, his father died unexpectedly. Overcome by grief and sorrow, young Iswara couldn’t handle the tragedy and fell alarmingly sick. His mother did everything she could to help her son, but she watched on in sorrow as her only child became increasingly worse, eventually having to remain in bed.
Iswara’s mother spent all their livelihood and fortune on performing rituals and visiting the hospital. It seemed the peace in their lives had vanished forever. Every effort to regain health and happiness proved fruitless. She searched to find something or someone able to restore it. With all the land and wealth they had once enjoyed gone, Iswara and his mother were left helpless.