Saturday, September 20, 2008


There was an old beggar living near a tourist spot. The tourist spot is a forest and it is famed for its rich resources of woody vegetations and wild animals.

When the old beggar was in his final years, he looked back at his life-track which he had traversed with list of sinful activities. He indulged in number of cruel murders, sinful thefts, child trafficking, smuggling etc. which repelled his parents, wife and children away. With the results of wicked nature, he had degraded old age without any saving or guiding hand for care.

His physical, depleted health conditions made him dependent for his life sustenance. He was bearing his body through begging from the tourists. The earnings, he made were so meagre that it was just sufficient for having a single meal a day. One day, when he was having his bread of the day, a dog was passionately observing him with an expectation of food from him. It's continuous and friendly expressions made the beggar to lend a small part of his food to the dog. That was first time, in his entire lifetime; the man was helping a living organism.

Next day, the old beggar died and his soul was departing towards the abode of the God of Death for judgement. As he was moving up, his soul felt, “How ill-fated my life was! My body lies careless without relationships and is going to become a food of wild beasts.” But, as he looked back, to his astonishment, the dog which he had fed previous day was guiding his corpse along with its friend dogs from the wild beast of the forest until the forest officials might identify and do necessary burial of the death body.

Just, single sharing of food with a dog brought a maximized output after his death to the wicked beggar. How his life might have transformed, if he had followed it during his youth age itself!

“Amount of help” we invest on others can be drawn later as “friendly relationship.” What stands in the people’s men behind our death is not how sophisticated we made living but how useful we were to others.

QUOTE: "Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours." - Dale Carnegie

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