Skip to main content

A Good Story

Once upon a time....

There was a rich King who had 4 wives.


He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day she would leave him for another.




He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidante and was always kind, considerate and patient with him. Whenever the King faced a problem, he could confide in her to help him get through the difficult times.

The King's 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom. However, he did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.


One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short.

He thought of his luxurious life and pondered, "I now have 4 wives with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, "I have loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"


"No way!" replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.



Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.



The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, "I have loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"


"No!" replied the 3rd wife. "Life is too good!
When you die, I'm going to remarry!"



His heart sank and turned cold.



He then asked the 2nd wife, "I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me? And keep me company?"




"I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!" replied the 2nd wife. "At the very most, I can only send you to your grave."



Her answer came like a bolt of thunder and the King was devastated.



Then a voice called out:


"I'll leave with you and follow you no matter where you go." The King looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, she suffered from malnutrition.

Greatly grieved, the King said, "I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!"




In Truth, we all have 4 wives in our lives ...

Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.



Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth.
When we die, it will all go to others.



Our 2nd wife is our
friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.
And our 1st wife is our Parents
,



Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the ego.
However, our Parents are
the only thing that will follow us and guide wherever we go.


So Love them at our best
..... They need and Love you most!!!
You
are their greatest gift


Let them
Smile and cherish..

Comments

  1. Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

    Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

    Biby Cletus

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Ramo Vigrahavan Dharmah

A great verse from Ramayana: आहार निद्रा भय मैथुनं च  सामान्यमेतत् पशुभिर्नराणाम् । धर्मो हि तेषामधिको विशेष:  धर्मेण हीनाः पशुभिः समानाः ॥ AhAra-nidrA-bhaya-maithunam cha samAnam_etat_pashubhir_narANAm | dharmo hi teShAm adhiko visheSho dharmeNa hInAH pashubhiH samAnAH|| Eating, Sleep, Fear and Sex ; these habits are common between human beings and animals. It is the Dharma which is the special quality of the human beings. Without the Dharma, they are similar to the animals.  Rama is The Embodiment Of Dharma.  Maaricha, while speaking to Ravana- (Aranya Kandam 37-13): रामो विग्रहवान् धर्मः साधुः सत्य पराक्रमः | राजा सर्वस्य लोकस्य देवानाम् इव वासवः || ३-३७-१३|| raamo vigrahavaan dharmaH saadhuH satya paraakramaH | raajaa sarvasya lokasya devaanaam iva vaasavaH || 3-37-13 "Rama is the embodiment of righteousness, he is an equable person with truthfulness as his valour, and as with Indra to all gods he is the king of entire world. [3-37-13] Another great phra

Online 2 Year MS Software Systems (MSSS) Program from Bits Pilani

BITS is offering an online (not classroom) 2 Year MS Software Systems (MSSS) Program. Whoever interested can go through this link: http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/dlp-home/Admissions/12008/advertisement.html You can contact: George Daleep ( George_Daleep@satyam.com ; 09959188837) Santha_Oommen ( santha_oommen@satyam.com ; 09849427215) More Info From Bits Advertisement: Since we have received a number of queries from associates on the MS program from BITS Pilani, we would like to clarify matters. BITS is offering an online (not classroom) 2 Year MS Software Systems (MSSS) Program provided you meet conditions. Some basic information about eligibility, requirements and fees is given below: Eligibility Criteria: First Class BE / MSc / MCA / MBA / BITS BS (Minimum 60% aggregate) or equivalent degree and at least 12 months of relevant post-qualification experience. Candidates with 3-year BSc, BCA, BBA, BCS, BIT etc are NOT eligible. Additional (M

Your mind can be your best asset or your worst enemy. Train it well.

Your mind can be your best asset or your worst enemy. Train it well.