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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. 

-Yuva

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  1. Good One
    November 7, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Good One

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