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Friday, January 29, 2016

The Well Dispute

The Well Dispute 

Once there was a complaint at King Akbar's court. 

There were two neighbors who shared their garden. In that garden, there was a well that was possessed by Iqbal Khan. His neighbor, who was a farmer wanted to buy the well for irrigation purpose. Therefore they signed an agreement between them, after which the farmer owned the well. 

Even after selling the well to the farmer, Iqbal continued to fetch water from the well. Angered by this, the farmer had come to get justice from King Akbar. 

King Akbar asked Iqbal the reason for fetching water from the well even after selling it to the farmer. 

Iqbal replied that he had sold only the well to the farmer but not the water inside it. 

King Akbar wanted Birbal who was present in the court listening to the problem to solve the dispute. 

Birbal came forward and gave a solution. He said " Iqbal, You say that you have sold only the well to the farmer. And you claim that the water is yours. Then how come you can keep your water inside another person's well without paying rent?" 

Iqbal's trickery was countered thus in a tricky way. The farmer got justice and Birbal was fairly rewarded. 

One nut and two boys

Two little boys were playing together. One little boy saw a nut on the ground. Before he could pick it the other boy took it. The first boy demanded, "Give me the nut. It's mine. I only saw it first". The other boy replied, "It's mine. I only took it". This led to a quarrel between these two little boys. Just then a tall boy came that way. Upon seeing the quarrel between the boys, he said, "Give me the nut and I'll settle your quarrel". He split the nut into two parts. He took out the fruit-seed. He gave one half-shell to one boy and the other half-shell to the other. He put the fruit seed into his mouth and said, "This is for settling your quarrel".

Moral: When two people quarrel someone else gains.


say to yourself every morning 
* Today is going to be a great day 
* I can handle more than i think i can
* Things dont get better by worrying about them
* I can be satisfied if i try to do my best
* There is always something to be happy about
* Im going make someone happy today
* It is not good to be down
* Life is great; make the most of it

The cap-seller and the monkey

The cap-seller and the monkey

Once, there was a cap-seller in a town. On one fine day, he was selling caps. “Caps, caps, caps….Five rupees caps, ten rupees caps….” After he made few sales of caps, he became very tired. He decided to sit under a big tree to take rest for a while. Soon, he slept off. There were many monkeys on the big tree. They saw the cap-seller was sleeping under the tree. The monkeys were sitting on the top of the tree. The monkeys came down, took the caps from the cap-seller-bag and wore them. Then they climbed the tree again. When the cap seller woke up, he was shocked to see his basket empty. He searched for his caps. To his surprise, he saw the monkeys were wearing them. He found that monkeys were imitating him. So, he started throwing his cap down and the monkeys also did so. The cap-seller collected all the caps, put them back in his basket and went away happily.

Moral: Wisdom is better than weapons of war. 

The camel and the jackal - MORAL STORY

The camel and the jackal

A camel and a jackal were friends. One day the jackal took his friend to a big sugar-cane farm. It was on the opposite side of a river. After a sumptuous meal the jackal began to howl loudly. The frightened camel pleaded with the jackal not to do so. The jackal said, “Friend, I have this habit after every meal. I cannot help it." Soon the farmers arrived and gave a sound thrashing to the camel. When the camel crossed the river the jackal joined him on his back. In the midstream the camel took a deliberate dip in the water. When the jackal cried out in terror, the camel said casually: "I have the habit of rolling in the water after every meal." The poor jackal was drowned.

Moral: Every action has an opposite reaction.


The Three Questions – Akbar & Birbal:
King Akbar was very fond of Birbal. This made a certain courtier very jealous. Now this courtier always wanted to be chief minister, but this was not possible as Birbal filled that position. One day Akbar praised Birbal in front of the courtier. This made the courtier very angry and he said that the king praised Birbal unjustly and if Birbal could answer three of his questions, he would accept the fact that Birbal was intelligent. Akbaralways wanting to test Birbals wit readily agreed.
The three questions were
1. How many stars are there in the sky
2. Where is the centre of the Earth and
3. How many men and how many women are there in the world.

Immediately Akbar asked Birbal the three questions and informed him that if he could not answer them, he would have to resign as chief minister.
To answer the first question, Birbal brought a hairy sheep and said, “There are as many stars in the sky as there is hair on the sheep’s body. My friend the courtier is welcome to count them if he likes.”

To answer the second question, Birbal drew a couple of lines on the floor and bore an iron rod in it and said, “this is the center of the Earth, the courtier may measure it himself if he has any doubts.”
In answer to the third question, Birbal said, “Counting the exact number of men and women in the world would be a problem as there are some specimens like our courtier friend here who cannot easily be classified as either. Therefore if all people like him are killed, then and only then can one count the exact number.”
Moral: There is Always a Way.




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