Sunday, January 30, 2011
Once upon a time there lived a cloth merchant in a village with his wife
and two children. They were indeed quite well-off. They had a beautiful hen
which laid an egg everyday. It was not an ordinary egg, rather, a golden egg.
But the man was not satisfied with what he used to get daily.
He was a get rich-trice kind of a person.
The man wanted to get all the golden eggs from his hen at one single go.
So, one day he thought hard and at last clicked upon a plan. He decided
to kill the hen and get all the eggs together.
So, the next day when the hen laid a golden egg, the man caught hold of it,
took a sharp knife, chopped off its neck and cut its body open.
There was nothing but blood all around & no trace of any egg at all.
He was highly grieved because now he would not get even one single egg.
His life was going on smoothly with one egg a day but now, he himself made
his life miserable. The outcome of his greed was that he started becoming
poorer & poorer day by day and ultimately became a pauper.
How jinxed and how much foolish he was.
Lesson from The Story:
So, the moral of the story is- one who desires more, looses all.
One should remain satisfied with what one gets.