the poor farmer story
In a village, Sham and Ram were neighbors. Sham was a poor farmer and ram was a Landlord. Both neighbors led life totally opposite from each other.
Sham used to be relaxed and happy and he never bothered to close his home windows and doors at night before going to sleep. Although he had no money still he led peaceful life.
On the other hand, Ram always used to be tensed. he always keenly closed the doors and windows on his house at night and also he couldn’t sleep well. He was always bothered that might someone break his safe and steal all his money. He had want for peace in his life.
He used to envy peaceful life Sham lived.
One day, Ram called his neighbor Sham and gave him box full of cash saying, “Look my dear friend. I am blessed with plenty of wealth. I find you in poverty. So, take this cash and live in prosperity.”
Getting money sham was very happy as it could have ease his life. He was happy whole day and night came. Sham went to bed. But, today he couldn’t sleep as he kept on thinking about cash he had with him. He went to close doors and windows. He still couldn’t sleep. Whole night he was disturbed.
As soon as day broke, Sham took the box of cash to Ram. He gave away the box to Ram saying, “Dear Friend, I am poor. But, your money took away peace from me. Please bear with me and take back your money.”
Money can not get everything. Learn to be Satisfied with What you have and You will Always be Happy. .
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Once, in a village, there lived a farmer named Sohan. He was in a habit of drinking liquor. One day he stumbled on a broken pot in a drunken state and fell down. The sharp edge of the broken pot pierced his forehead and he started bleeding profusely. He did not care much for his wound. The wound got worse. Even after it had healed, it had left a big scar on his forehead.
After sometime there was a draught in the village, so he left the village and went to some other part of the country. There he somehow, got himself employed in the king's service. Once, the king noticed the big scar on the forehead of the farmer. He thought to himself that Sohan must be a brave man. The scar was most probably the result of his face to face fight with some soldier of the enemy.
So the king decided to place Sohan amongst his chosen army generals. As the war was impendng, the king decided to bestow honour on generals to encourage them. Later the king decided to make Sohan the chief of the army. So he asked Sohan,"General, What's you Name? How did you get this scar on your forehead? What was the name of the battle you fought in?"
Sohan replied,"Your majesty! I am a farmer by profession. Once I fell down on a broken pot in a drunken state and got wounded. This scar is the result of the wound." Hearing this, the king was very much dejected. He ordered his soldiers to throw the farmer out of the army.
Sohan begged for king's forgiveness. He requested the king to keep him in royal service, so that he could prove his worth in the army, but the king refused and sternly ordered his expulsion from the army and the kingdom.
Moral of this story is that If you speak the truth, sometimes it may go against you.