Sunday, January 30, 2011

Inspiring Story: Greed is a Curse..

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.

Author: Unknown