Sunday, December 27, 2015

NO GO HERE.. THE HABITS CONTINUE!

A father had 4 sons..  
  • “Dad, that shop man gave me 50 Rs note extra by mistake.. What should I do now?””
asked the 3rd son one day..

  • “You did not take it from him.. He only gave it you.. Now he'll not remember that he gave it you as extra.. So it's 100% yours!” 
asserted the dad.. The 3 elder sons smiled and nodded their heads in agreement..

  • “Dad, he can simply return that Rs 50 note to the shop man.. Why to retain knowingly well that it belongs to someone else?” 

asked the last son.. The dad was silent..

  • “Dad, this 100 Rs note was found on the road.. What should I do now?”

asked the 2nd son on another day..
  • “You found it, you don't know the owner to give back and the owner doesn't know you to ask back.. So it's 100% yours!” 

asserted the dad.. The 3 elder sons smiled and nodded their heads in agreement..

  • “Dad, if we don't know the owner, we can equally donate the same for a Cause.. Why to retain knowingly well that it belongs to someone else?” 

asked the last son.. The dad was silent..

Soon the children grew up, the eldest got into a job and others were doing their graduation.. 

One day, the eldest was preparing his Travel Claim at home to submit the same in his Office the next day for the Official Travel he made a week back..

  • “You can just manage all these small bills.. A few rupees of extra claim here and there, no one will check.. And taking that small money as extra is no big sin.. So it's 100% yours!

asserted the dad.. The 3 elder sons smiled and nodded their heads in agreement..

  • “Dad, we have to claim the reimbursement honestly.. Why should we look for these small extra gains?”

asked the last son.. The dad was silent..

Time move on.. Days passed into weeks, months and years.. All sons were well settled with their own work and family responsibilities.. The father had become old..

The 3 elder sons continuously expected ‘Extras’ from their father apart their own earnings, it never stopped and the father was helpless.. But the last one was an exception there..

When asked by father for his unique behavior, the last son smiled and said..


  • "Dad, you only asked my brothers to make ‘Extras’ when they were young and now their habit continues.. I was never interested in those ‘Extras’ at anytime as I understood that they never belonged to me and my habit too, here continues!

12 comments:

  1. Very nice example sir. True, life is a reflection of all our karmas.

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    1. Yes! You said it right.... Thanks for the valuable comment....

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  2. People say not to be habitual of any habit, but certain good ones, like this one - PURE honesty , is worth being a slave to be .
    A wise guidance by you in a comprehensible way :)

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    1. Rightly supported Kokila.. Thanks for such a nice comment!

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