ಜಗದ್ಗುರು ಶಂಕರಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಮಹಾಸಂಸ್ಥಾನಮ್-
Each Friday night after work, Sardar would fire up his outdoor grill and
cook a tandoori chicken and some meat kebabs. But, all of his neighbors were
strict Catholics … and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating
chicken and meat on a Friday.* * *
*The delicious aroma from the grilled meats was causing such a problem for
the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their Priest. The Priest
came to visit Sardar and suggested that he become a Catholic. After several
classes and much study, Sardar attended Mass… and as the priest sprinkled
holy water over him, he said, You were born a Sikh, and raised a Sikh, but
now, you are a Catholic.”
*Sardar’s neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived. The
wonderful aroma of tandoori chicken and meat kebabs filled the neighborhood.
The Priest was called immediately by the neighbors and, as he rushed into
Sardar’s backyard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped
and watched in amazement.
*There stood Sardar, holding a small bottle of holy water which he carefully
sprinkled over the grilling meats and chanted: “Oye, you were born a
chicken, and you were born a lamb, you were raised a chicken and you were
raised a lamb but now you are a potato and tomato !”
Source:- Sri’s Collection..