"Whenever and where ever a decline of righteousness and a predominance of unrighteousness prevails; at that time I manifest Myself personally, O descendant of Bharatha."
Shri Krishna in His Holy Gita.
Once the Supreme Lord Maha Vishnu awoke from his blissful nap after a few thousand years.
The moment he woke up he saw Maha Lakshmi, sitting at his feet, having a long face. Sensing trouble, Vishnu thought unto himself, 'Oh man! You've woke up at the wrong time' and decided to get back to sleep, which is anyway a pretense.
So all married men, out there! Console yourselves! Even The Supreme Lord gets into a fix when His wife puts up a long face.
By the time He could close His Lotus eyes, Maha Lakshmi had turned towards Him and caught Him wide awake. Maha Vishnu thought unto Himself, 'It's long since I had been a kid in Gokul. Forgot the art of slipping away without getting caught.' Anyhow, managing to flower his mesmerizing trademark smile, He got up and sat on His bed.
Maha Lakshmi, like all wives, turned away her face and sat looking the other side expecting her Husband to ask her why she wasn't happy.
Maha Vishnu, like all husbands, not knowing what was in store for him gathered much courage, which he never did even while fighting the deadliest asuras, touched Her cheeks and turned Her face towards Him.
"Who has stolen the smile on your lips, my love? Why has the face, that glows like the full moon, lost all its radiance?
"Nothing" (Like all wives)
"Oh! Come on, My Love! Won't you tell me what troubles you?" (Is there any other dialogue a Husband could've spoken after that simple and innocent looking 'nothing'?)
"What is the use of telling you?"
Maha Vishnu knew she is getting ready to register her complaint.
"What is the use of all these years of service I did to you? When I accompanied you as Sita, you took me through all the jungles in India. When I accompanied you as Rukmini, I had to put up with all your other wives. After all this, what is the recognition you've given me? Nothing! Just Nothing!"
"This isn't a fair complaint! I have given my heart to you, my love. I am the one who is the Heart of this creation. And you live in my heart. What better...."
Maha Lakshmi interrupted him, "Oh Yeah, I live in your heart. But you don't live in my heart. Isn't it?"
"I never said that! Of course I know, I am The One who resides in your heart!"
"Then why is that when I am known as the one who resides in your Heart, You are never known as the one who resides in my heart? Why is that none of the poets starting from Valmiki, Kamban, Tulasidas, The Alwars... none of them have sung about you as the one who resides in my heart. Why didn't you give them such a thought? How will you? When you don't want to disappoint your other wives by giving me such a recognition."
Maha Vishnu smiled at her, "Is that all your problem?"
Maha Lakshmi looked at him from the corner of her eyes, "Why? You are so bothered about it?"
Maha Vishnu got serious. He took her hands in his. Looking at them in a thoughtful mood he said," In the Kali Yuga, the Britishers will spread their rule far and wide. Not knowing how to defeat them all weapons will fail. At that time of darkness, I will be born in Porbhandar of Gujarath as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Having firm conviction in The Supreme Truth, preaching non- violence as the virtue and civil-disobedience as the strategy, I will lead the country to freedom. I will show the world a way out of madness. The world will know a new way. The way of peace, love and harmony."
"And coming to your grievance" The Lord continued, "The Indians, after establishing their own rule will issue Rupee notes with my face on it. By which, people will know that I too reside in your heart!"
Now you may want to ask me about how I got to know this.
Today I sat in meditation. My kundalini arose slowly and steadily. It moved from my lower chakras to the higher ones and finally entered the Sahasrara. At that blissful moment my third eyes opened and I could watch this delightful scene that happened in Vaikuntham a few hundred years ago.
Okay, Okay... Stop searching for something to throw at me. My Hands up! I Accept! The above story is a fiction weaved from my imagination.
But the message that underlies is something that I have always felt from the bottom of my heart.
When I contemplate on Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Mahathma Gandhi and Swami Ramakrishna paramahamsa, it is the same joy that my heart seeps out. These four draw the same admiration from my brain and the same devotion from my heart.
Krishna had given us a promise in The Gita. Mahathma Gandhi is the proof that Krishna will always keep up his words!
Below is the proof that it is not just Mother Lakshmi who lives in the heart of Vishnu but it is also Vishnu who lives in the heart of Mother Lakshmi.