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Five Grains Of Rice

A rich man has four sons. As he grows old, he decides to give his property to the son who would value the wealth he had earned. He calls his four sons and gives them each five grains of rice. He tells them that he shall ask for these grains at the end of 5 years & he would give his property to the son who would value these grains the most.

The first son throws away the grains. He decides to show his father some other grains when he would ask for them after 5 yrs, in anticipation that his father would not be able to see the difference between the two sets of grains.

The second son eats the grains. He too decides to show his father some other grains when he would ask for them after 5 yrs, in anticipation that his father would not be able to see the difference between the two sets of grains.

The third son preserves these grains in a silver box and keeps the silver box in the ‘puja sthaan’ at home, and offers prayers to the box while offering his prayers to God for 5 yrs.

The fourth son sows these grains and cultivates them in the backyard of his house. They grow into crops during the harvest season. He keeps re sowing the grains from these crops. In due course, he has a vast plot of land cultivated with rice.

As apparent from the above mentioned, at the end of 5 yrs, the father gives his property to his fourth son, as he was the most deserving among his four sons.

Moral of the Story:
When you have anything little in your hands, look at opportunity to grow it. Don’t feel sad if you have less money today, know that you have it and you can grow it.

Question:

Are you grateful to God with all the things you have and doing necessary efforts to grow or still writing the complain list of all the things that you don’t have?

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  1. pinky
    July 20, 2010 at 8:09 am

    There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.”

  2. July 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

    @ Pinky – Fully agreed. Keep up the thought in the mind. Each of us should do something to help someone in need, lets spread love and kindness around the world πŸ™‚

  3. manisha
    July 20, 2010 at 9:07 am

    god is great bcoz God with all the things you have and doing necessary efforts to grow or still writing the complain list of all the things that you don’t have?

  4. July 20, 2010 at 10:21 am

    @ Manisha – Thank you for the comment πŸ™‚

  5. rajeev
    July 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

    What shall you sow, so shall you reap. And God will help you in good faith for your good deeds.

  6. Amisha
    July 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    if we not help ourself god never help us so don’t complain god.

  7. July 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    @ Rajeev – Karma is the main key, I agree with you πŸ™‚

    @ Amisha – God has given us the important thing “Brain” – we should use it instead of complaining. U r absolutely right πŸ™‚

  8. July 20, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    We should thank God everyday for what he has given us and not crib about what we don’t have. Too much of materialistic things do not translate into greater happiness

  9. NIRAV
    July 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    GOD HAS CREATE THIS WORLD VERY NICELY, BUT THEN ALSO PEOPLE LIKE TO COMPLAIN ALL THE WAYS HE HAS GIVEN US.

  10. July 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    @ Shammi – I agree with you, but in present moment people thinks the opposite. Thanks for warm comment πŸ™‚
    @ Nirav – Thank you for visit and warm comment brother πŸ™‚

  11. dhriti
    September 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    cool one πŸ™‚

  12. September 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    @ Dhriti – Yep, it is πŸ™‚

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