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"True Education"

A large car stopped in the market, and a woman inside the car, talking on her mobile phone, instructed her daughter, "Go and ask that old lady how much she charged for the vegetables." As soon as the girl got out of the car, she asked the vegetable vendor, "Aunty, how much for the vegetables?" The old lady replied, "It's 40 rupees per kilo, my dear."

The girl handed over a hundred rupee note to the vendor and said, "Keep the change. It's 60 rupees left from the vegetables." Then she got back into the car, and just as the car started moving, someone knocked on the car window.

There was a little girl with 60 rupees in her hand, sitting in the car, who handed the money to the woman and said, "Aunty, this is the remaining amount from your vegetables. Your daughter must have forgotten it. Please keep it." The woman sitting in the car replied, "You keep it."

The little girl, with great sweetness and politeness, said, "No, aunty, we have taken as much money as we used to earn. We can't keep it. I am grateful to you. I hope you like the vegetables, and you always come to our shop." She folded her hands in gratitude and returned to her shop.

The woman in the car was deeply moved by the girl's behavior and got out of the car. She decided to go back to the vegetable shop. As she approached, the vendor asked her daughter, "Did you speak to her politely? Did you give her any reason to complain?"

The girl replied, "Yes, Mom, I remember everything you taught me. I never disrespect elders. I speak with politeness and show them respect because they are older and wiser. I will always remember these teachings."

Then the girl added, "Mom, now I am going to school. I will come to the shop after school hours." The woman in the car felt ashamed because a vegetable vendor had taught her daughter the values of humanity and how to interact respectfully with elders, while she herself was sowing seeds of discrimination and arrogance in her daughter's mind.

Friends, pay attention, the best person is the one who lives in the sky and is connected to the ground. Teach your children the values of humanity, brotherhood, etiquette, good conduct, and sweet words. Respect everyone because these lessons will be much harder to learn in the future. Let them learn, remember, and apply these teachings to make their lives meaningful. 🙏🙏



***"The Identification of a True Friend"***

Several years ago, in a village, there were two friends named Ram and Shyam. They both studied in the same boarding school and became very close friends in their everyday lives. They always played, studied, and shared their joys and sorrows together.

One day, Ram was talking to his father about his new bicycle. He proudly explained that he had saved money through his hard work and then bought the bicycle. Shyam saw Ram's bicycle and excitedly said, "Ram, this is a beautiful bicycle! I also want one like this. Can you help me buy a similar one?"

Ram was delighted and without any hesitation, he said, "Of course, Shyam, I will help you. We will get it together, just like always." Ram and Shyam collected money together, and Shyam bought his dream bicycle.

Life went on, and the friendship between Ram and Shyam grew stronger. They always stayed together, shared happiness and sorrow, and supported each other. Whenever one of them faced a problem, they were always ready to help each other.

One day, Shyam noticed that Ram was deeply troubled. He seemed quite worried. Shyam approached Ram and asked, "Ram, what happened? Why are you so distressed?"

Taking a deep breath, Ram held Shyam's hand and said, "Shyam, I don't have any work for a month. My family's financial situation is deteriorating, and I'm worried about how we will move forward."

Shyam firmly held Ram's hand and said, "Ram, don't worry. We will solve this together. I can share my problems with you as well, and we can move forward together. We will share this problem between us and find a solution."

Ram and Shyam worked together to find a solution to their problem. They discussed various ideas, explored different options, and started a small business near their temple. Gradually, their business grew, and they resolved their financial issues.

This incident strengthened the roots of friendship between Ram and Shyam even more. They learned that honesty and support are the signs of a true friend. When there is trust in each other and a willingness to help one another, friendship truly grows stronger.



"The Value of Time"

A long time ago, in a village, there lived a poor boy named Lakshman. He was searching for employment to support his family due to their poverty.

One day, Lakshman got a job at the shop of the village sage. The sage said to Lakshman, "Lakshman, I want you to do a special task for me. I need you to color a piece of cloth that I have given you, but you must complete this task in one day. Are you ready for it?"

Lakshman wondered how much time it would take him to complete the task. His next job was starting only from the next day. However, he wanted to fulfill his promise. So, he said to the sage, "Sir, I am ready to complete your task. I will try to finish it in one day."

Lakshman worked day and night. He tried his best to color the cloth beautifully and complete it. Despite his hard work and efforts, he couldn't make the cloth fully colorful even after working all night.

The next day, when Lakshman took the cloth to the sage, the sage was very pleased. He congratulated Lakshman and said, "Lakshman, you have done an amazing job. The task you completed in one day is something that others couldn't do in several days. You have understood the importance of time and made good use of it."

Lakshman smiled and said, "Sir, I have learned the value of time. Now I understand that time is invaluable, and we should use it in the right way."

From this story, we learn that time is the most precious wealth of our life. We should understand the value of time and use it correctly. We should respect time for rearranging tasks, achieving goals, and fulfilling our dreams. Time is a unique and unparalleled resource that, if used properly, can lead us to success and fulfillment.


"The Triumph of Truth"

Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived two friends named Ravi and Amit. They were known for their mischievous nature and often played pranks on others. One day, they decided to play a trick on the villagers by spreading a false rumor about a hidden treasure in the village.

Ravi and Amit started spreading the rumor that a pot of gold was buried near the old banyan tree in the village. The news spread like wildfire, and soon the villagers were filled with excitement and greed. Everyone began searching for the treasure, digging the ground near the banyan tree.

Among the villagers, there was an honest and wise old man named Arjun. He had his doubts about the rumor and decided to investigate the matter himself. Arjun went to Ravi and Amit and asked them about the source of the rumor. At first, they tried to deceive him, but Arjun's persistence made them confess the truth.

Arjun was disappointed with their behavior and realized the negative impact of their actions. He decided to teach them a lesson about the importance of truth. Arjun gathered all the villagers near the banyan tree and addressed them.

"My fellow villagers," Arjun began, "There is no hidden treasure buried here. Ravi and Amit spread this rumor as a prank. They have misled us and caused chaos in our village. But today, we have a chance to learn a valuable lesson about the power of truth."

Arjun went on to explain the consequences of believing and spreading lies. He emphasized the importance of honesty, trust, and unity within the community. The villagers listened attentively, realizing the folly of their actions.

In the end, Ravi and Amit felt remorse for their prank and apologized to the villagers. They admitted their mistake and promised never to deceive anyone again. The villagers forgave them, understanding that everyone makes mistakes and deserves a second chance.

From that day forward, Ravi and Amit became advocates for truth and integrity in the village. They actively participated in community work and earned the respect and trust of their fellow villagers.

The story of Ravi and Amit teaches us that truth always triumphs over lies. Honesty is the foundation of trust and unity in any community. It reminds us that even though falsehood may seem tempting, it ultimately leads to chaos and distrust. In the end, it is the power of truth that brings people together and leads to a harmonious and prosperous society.



"Selfishness and Service"

Once upon a time, in a bustling city, there lived a wealthy businessman named Rohit. He was known for his self-centered nature and was solely focused on accumulating more wealth and possessions. Rohit believed that success and happiness could only be found in material gains.

One day, as Rohit was walking through the streets, he noticed a homeless shelter that was in desperate need of repairs. The roof was leaking, the walls were crumbling, and the residents were living in deplorable conditions. However, instead of feeling compassion or concern, Rohit dismissed their plight, considering it irrelevant to his own pursuits.

On the same street, there also lived a humble man named Arjun. Despite having limited resources, Arjun had dedicated his life to serving others. He ran a small charity organization and tirelessly worked to improve the lives of the underprivileged.

One evening, a severe storm hit the city, and the homeless shelter faced even more significant damage. The residents were left exposed to the elements, shivering in the cold. Arjun immediately sprang into action, gathering volunteers and collecting resources to repair the shelter.

As news of the shelter's condition spread, many people in the community, including children, elderly, and even some struggling themselves, joined hands with Arjun. They selflessly offered their time, skills, and resources to rebuild the shelter and provide a safe haven for those in need.

Witnessing the collective effort and compassion of the community, Rohit felt a sense of unease and guilt. He realized how his selfishness had blinded him to the suffering of others and prevented him from experiencing the joy of service.

Driven by a newfound understanding, Rohit decided to change his ways. He reached out to Arjun and expressed his desire to contribute to the shelter's renovation. Arjun, recognizing Rohit's genuine transformation, welcomed him with open arms.

Rohit worked side by side with the community members, putting aside his self-centered motives. He experienced the fulfillment that comes from serving others and witnessed the positive impact it had on the lives of the shelter's residents.

Over time, Rohit's perspective on life shifted. He became an active philanthropist, dedicating his wealth and resources to various charitable causes. His acts of service not only benefited those in need but also brought him a sense of purpose and happiness that material possessions could never provide.

The story of Rohit teaches us the significance of selflessness and service. It reminds us that true fulfillment lies in helping others and making a positive difference in their lives. When we let go of our selfish desires and focus on the well-being of others, we not only uplift those in need but also find inner peace and contentment.