Friday, December 5, 2008

The Precious Stone....

One day a farmer was digging his field to sow the beans. Suddenly he found something in the ground. It was a precious stone. He was very happy and excited in getting something like this. He took it out, finished his work and sat down under the tree to have his lunch. He thought that now he will pay off all his debts and will buy his own field. While he was about to start having his lunch, a man came near him and asked for some food and water. The farmer offered him his food and they both sat down and had lunch together.

Suddenly the man noticed the precious stone with the farmer and asked him about it. The farmer told him how he got it. When he finished, that man said that he is very poor and is under debt and if he sells the stone he can live a comfortable life and thus asked farmer for his stone. To his surprise, the farmer unhesitatingly gave him the stone. He took the stone and went away.

After sometime, that man again visited the farmer. He said “I was lying that day. I am a businessman and when I saw the stone with you I thought that if I can get your stone, I can sell it and put the money into my business. But I was thinking about it all the time. I thought I had taken the most precious thing from you but later I realized that you have something even more precious then this stone. I came back to take that thing from you”.

Hearing this, the farmer went down of his knees and said with folded hands “I don’t have anything more precious then what I gave you. I am just a simple and poor farmer. I gave you all that I had.”

To this, the man said “You have that thing my friend. That thing is within you. I want that thing from you which enabled you to give me such precious stone.”




well well well....What i have just said belongs to the ideal world. But lets talk about the real world where every other person is eyeing on others stuffs and belongings like the businessman but is not ready to give it back, neither there is anyone like the farmer who is ready to give up everything to some stranger. What i am trying to say is that though we cant be like them, still to some extent we can make some difference in this society . Afterall this is our place and we have to clean it and make it good just like our home. But the problem is we don't consider this society as our home. The day we will start doing this, it will be a much better place to live in. Well i can just hope that it will happen one day and wishes that day to come soon........

8 comments:

nasha said...

such virtues are long gone man..both of the farmer and the businessman...i wish they were still there..made me wanna wish for simpler times :)

shana said...

yup cant imagine something like this actually happening now....in these times, the farmer would have never given the stone in the first place and even if he had the business man would not have returned it:D

Anupama Garimella said...

wow.. felt really good reading it.. this is the age where people just walk into our lives and take all tht we have away, for reasons even they are not clear about. i wonder why these people were not taught these simple but profound moral stories when they were kids. Maybe if they had someone to love them, someone to narrate such stories to them at bedtime, they would not have turned out like this.

Quaintzy Patchez said...

sweet!

puja said...

hey nice one man... :-)
you tell me whether you are the farmer or da business man? ;-)

laddu said...

:P:P

Kapila said...

People like the farmer do exist (though not so many in number)...he probably wouldnt have been able to live with himself knowing that he hasnt "earned" that stone...businessmen are a dime and dozen...but the truth is that there are some people out there who can give up their everything for a complete stranger and still feel happy and content...do you agree?

laddu said...

@Kapila
Yes, I do agree.. But as you said, ppl r farmers are a rare species.. and guess what, I think I have found one such person who can give up everything for a stranger and still feel happy and content :):)