attained scholarship in all branches of learning; the teacher
Naraharidas himself arranged for his marriage.
Tularam married Ratnavali, a very beautiful and accomplished daughter
of a Brahmin by name Deenabandhu Pathak.
his master who loved him more than a father was very painful to
Tularam. Yet bound by the master's wish and his own duty he became
everything-good looks, youth, education, honour and a good income
too. Rich people used to invite him now and then to their houses,
honour him and offer him money.
His wife Ratnavali
was a beautiful and a virtuous girl. Tulararn loved her very much.
They led a happy life. No wonder that, in his state of joy and
contentment, he thought less and less about God.
He loved his wife so much that for years he did not send her to
her parents' house at all.
One day Pandit
Tularam went to neighboring village to give a discourse.
The some day
Ratnavali's brother came to see her. Ratnavali had not as much
as glanced at her parents' house ever since her marriage; when
she saw her brother she remembered her parent and began to weep.
in fact had come only to take her home. He comforted his sister.
He said, "Come, let us go home sister you can stay with us
for a few days and come back. Mother is longing to see you".
Ratnavali loved her parents' home so much that for a moment she
decided to go. But she hesitated. She said, "My husband is
not at home. How can I come without his consent? Besides he cannot
bear to be without me event for a short time. Let him come home;
you can talk to him about this. I too will request him. Then we