The Lion and the Poor Slave

The Lion and the Poor Slave

There was once a slave whose master was cruel to him. One day, he couldn’t stand it anymore, so he fled into the forest. On his way, he encountered a lion that was unable to walk because of a thorn in its paw. Even though he was scared, the slave mustered his courage and pulled out the thorn in the lion’s paw. 

When the lion was free from the thorn, he ran into the forest without hurting the slave. Soon after, the slave was caught by his master in the forest. The slave was then thrown into the lion’s den by his master.

As soon as he saw the lion, the slave recognized it as the same lion he had rescued previously. As a result, the slave escaped unharmed.

Moral of the story:

Your good deeds will always come back to you. Do good deeds and be kind to others, and the universe will reward you.

The Wise Man

The Wise Man

A wise man used to give advice to anyone who approached him. Over the years, he noticed that people had been complaining about the same problems to him. 

One day, he told a joke, which made everyone laugh out loud.

He told them the same joke after a few minutes, and only a few of them smiled.

The third time he told the same joke, no one laughed.

He smiled and said, “You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?”

Moral of the story:

You won’t solve your problems if you worry; you’ll just waste your time and energy.

The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes

Once upon a time, a hungry fox came upon a vineyard. 

As it saw the juicy, round grapes hanging in a bunch, the fox drooled. 

He leaped high but never reached for them. Telling himself that it must be sour, he left. 

Having no food to eat that night, he slept on an empty stomach.

Moral of the Story:

We make excuses when something is too difficult to attain. Instead of working hard for it, we tell ourselves that it’s probably not that great.

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True Wealth

True Wealth

Two friends named Max and Tim met after a really long time.  “I have a huge house with a pool,” Max boasted while drinking his tea. “I have 30 cars and a garden in front of my house,” Tim said.

Soon they started fighting over who was richer and who was less. Suddenly, the ground started shaking and they realized it was an earthquake. Tim quickly hid under the table and pulled Max down with him.

Max took his handkerchief and wrapped Tim’s bleeding hand that he hurt while pulling Max. The bamboos and bricks the hotel was made of started falling down. But Max and Tim were safe.

They realized none of their wealth helped them, friendship and kindness did.

Moral: True wealth isn’t money or materials, it is friendship and kindness.

Meeting God

Meeting God

A little boy wanted to meet God. So, he packed his lunch with cake and some orange juice and set on his expedition with the hope to meet God.

After some time, he came across a park where he saw an old woman sitting on the bench. She looked upset. The kid went to him and offered her some cake. She smiled and the kid found her smile very beautiful. Therefore, he offered her juice too, only to see her smile again. Both of them felt so happy.

The kid came back home with a wide smile on his face. On being asked by his mother about his happiness, he answered, “Today I shared my lunch with God, she has the most beautiful smile.”

When the old lady reached home, her son asked, “Why are you so happy mother?” She replied, “I ate cake with God in the park. He is much younger than I expected.”

Moral – God is everywhere and becomes visible when you make others happy.

Haughty Oak Tree

Haughty Oak Tree

In the oak tree’s eyes, he was a robust tree. He thought to himself, “I am way stronger than these weak reeds. Unlike them, I stand alone in the storm, never bend to the wind’s will.”

The same night nature took a toll, a powerful storm came.

In the morning, reeds found the mighty oak tree uprooted. They said, “Oh lord, we are grateful that we can bend and don’t just break.”

Moral – Pride takes a fall.

A Little Help From God

A Little Help From God

After a shipwreck, a man who was the lone survivor managed to reach the shore.

He asked God for help. After waiting too long for God to answer his prayers, he built himself a hut for his protection with sabotaged pieces of a shipwreck.

Few days passed by, each day he spent plenty of time looking for food and gazing at the horizon for God’s help.

One day, when he returned from his food search, he found his little hut burnt to ashes.

Losing all hope, he felt helpless and screamed in anger, “Why God? Why do you never answer my prayers?”

After a few hours, a ship reached the shore for his rescue. The man asked the captain, “How did you find me?” The captain replied, “We saw your smoke signal for help.”

The man’s faith in God’s will was restored.

Moral – Don’t lose hope because bad things are happening to you. God has his own way of working.

The Farmer And The Crane

The Farmer And The Crane

Once there was a farmer who was worried about his crops. His crops were being eaten by the birds every day.

Agitated, he decided to trap the birds the next day. When the birds came, he managed to capture them with a big net. A crane too got trapped with them.

The crane pleaded the farmer to free him.

To this request, the farmer answered, “You were found in the company of these birds who destroyed my crops. I cannot let you go. I won’t spare you either.”

Moral – You get judged for the company you keep.

Two Feet

Two Feet

There was once a mountain climber who wanted to climb every mountain. Once he was climbing a mountain in the night. He couldn’t see anything and hence he slipped on a rock.

He kept falling down and down and realized he is going to die. But suddenly his safety rope caught him and he stopped falling. He stayed there dangling and praying to god.

Then he heard a voice calling his name. “I am God, son. If you believe that I can save you, cut the rope you are hanging to.” He looked down and all he saw was pitch black darkness so he didn’t cut the rope.

The next day he was found frozen to death by rescuers. But they saw he was hanging only two feet away from the ground. “Only if he had cut his rope, he would be safe and alive,” one of the rescuers said.

Moral: Always have faith in God, even if the path looks difficult.

A Walk Into The Future

A Walk Into The Future

On one fine evening, two mothers crossed each other’s paths along with their kids. A beggar sitting on the footpath nearby asked for money.

One mother refused and told her child, ” Look, this is what you’ll become in the future if you don’t study.”

While the other mother gave food and some cash to the beggar. Turning to her child, she said, “Look son, if you study hard today, you will be able to change the life of these poor people. In the future, you will make the world a better place for them.”

Moral – Teach your kids to make lives better. The right lessons create better people.