The Blessed Verdict
Once, two persons were sitting near a temple and were chit-chatting… It was getting dark and cloudy… By then another person came there and asked if he could join them. They said 'Certainly with pleasure'.
They were talking as friends… Then.. it started to rain… They were stuck. The third guy felt hungry and told the other two... "Oh, we too are hungry," they said.
“He has 3 rotis and I have 5 rotis - Let all of us share” - said the second guy. Then a question arose as to how to share 8 rotis among three of them…
The first person suggested “let's make three pieces out of each roti. Then we will have 24 pieces… we three can have 8 pieces each”.
Everyone liked the idea. They made 24 pieces and ate 8 pieces each and satisfied their hunger and all slept off.
In the morning the third person thanked the other two for allowing him to spend time with them and felt grateful to them for sharing rotis and being helpful. Out of gratitude he gave 8 gold coins to them and left his way…
After he left, the first person who seemed very greedy said: “ok, let's share 4 coins each and let's go”. The second person said, “since I shared 5 rotis I should get 5 gold coins and you gave 3 rotis you should get only 3 gold coins”.
Slowly the arguments grew and ended up in a big fight. The second persons said "since we are sitting near the temple let us go to the temple and ask the god for justice.
The second person said, "I don't trust any God or gospel will deliver justice so let us go the Village Head".
They went to the Village Head for justice. The Head said, “leave the coins with me and I will think over and give judgement the next day”.
In the night the Village Head's wife who is very pious sits near him and asks him what justice he is going to deliver in the morning. The village head said that the second person's stand of 5:3 appears logical to him.
To that, his wife smiled and said, ‘you did not seem carefully analyze their narration’. she said, "in the evening I had a spiritual discussion on this case with our tutelary deity and as per his justice, the first person who is greedy, must get only one gold coin.. and the second one must get 7 gold coins!!”
The village head was surprised…!
She explained.. “the first person, no doubt made nine pieces out of his three rotis, but ate off the rest all 8 pieces himself.. and shared one piece only… And the second person made 15 pieces and gave away 7 pieces for sharing… Hence 1:7 sharing. That is Justice…” Next day the village head accordingly delivered justice and explained the rationale.
Thus the greed got exactly what he deserved.
Who is intelligent.. who is wise...And who is blessed