-by Taranand Viyogi (1966- ) The maithili short story “moolbhoot” by Sh. Taranand Viyogi translated into English by Gajendra Thakur.
Once upon a time it happened.
The almighty could not tolrate the mismanagement in the country.
He posed like a Tantric and came before the Leader of the Nation. He could have come in his real form but as this Leader of the Nation believed more in the Tantrics so he thought it more appropriate to pose like a Tantric and came to the Leader of the Nation.
After worship and sacred-reading (by the Leader of the Nation) he (Tantric) asked for corruption in donation from the Leader of the Nation.
A unique light of corruption came out of the body of the Leader of the Nation and went away.
After the departure of Corruption the chastity and character of the Leader of the Nation also departed. Then Dharma went away. After that good-habits also came out and went on its way.
The efficiency of the clerk vanished. The healing-touch of the Doctors fell flat. The Engineers became perplexed. The political leaders and ministers started dying.
The religious places became empty. There was none who will pour water on to the Gods.
The prospective and the brilliant left study and started street-rowdism and started inhaling cannabis.
The whole country became lonely crematorium.
Then again the Almighty could not see the misfortune of the nation.
Again a Tantric came to the Leader of the Nation.
And again asked for coruuption for the welfare of all from the Leader of the Nation.