What is the reason for struggleness to persons even staying near God in templesI went to a temple with my friend who is having less interest in God and such matters but we cannot say that he have no faith on God. When we had a darshan in the main shrine of the God and got all prasadams from the poojari(panda) and came out to the temple tank steps for sitting for a while and during our talk, my friend asked me that the poojaris we are seeing inside the temple that too near to the God's Shrine found in the status of struggling for daily bread. Since such people are near the God, why the God do not take care of them? It made me think. But I told him about the self content nature in them and I narrated a story read by me in a book on this topic. Once a man who was sincere devotee of Lord Shiva sat under the tree by stitching his cloths. He was noticed by Lord Shiva and Parvathi. Parvathi, with mother's care, asked Lord Shiva why not He offer some help to him as he is the sincere devotee. Lord Shiva though knowing well everything nodded His head and both of them came down before the devotee. The man felt that somebody stood before him and raised his head. On seeing the Lord Shiva and Parvathi before him he got immense happy. The man invited Them, offered buttermilk to them and he continued in his work. On induction of Parvathi, Lord Shiva asked that man to ask any boon from Him. That man replied that ,"nothing is required as I am self content". Lord asked him again to ask any boon as Parvathi intended so. The man after very fuss replied,"Ok let me have a boon that the thread should go properly behind the needle". Astonished Parvathi asked the man that ,"the thread is already in the way of needle and what is the necessity of asking boon in this connection?" The man replied that ,"I am leading a peaceful life with sincere devotion on Lord Shiva, do all my duties with sincerity. I will get the benefits accordingly automatic, then why should I ask for any boon,my Lord know what to give to me, then why should I long for this and that? " By seeing his sincere devotion and strong belief Parvathi wondered and both of them blessed him and vanished.
I believe this is correct what I told him as answer. Any opinion from our friends on his question is invited.