Story About:True Wealth

Story About:True Wealth
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Once upon a time, there lived a very rich and wealthy man in a big town. He had all sorts of wealth and led a luxurious life. He had every luxury at his footstep and could afford to feed the entire people of his town.

Once upon a time, there lived a very rich and wealthy man in a big town. He had all sorts of wealth and led a luxurious life. He had every luxury at his footstep and could afford to feed the entire people of his town.

He always boasted of his luxurious life to his friends and relatives. His son was studying in a distant place and returned home for vacation.

The rich man wanted to show off to his son how he was and how he made him very proud. But his son wasn’t ever fond of any luxurious lifestyle. However, the rich man wanted to make his son realise that his lifestyle was extremely rich and how the poor people suffer. He planned a visit to the entire town to show him the life of the poor people.
The father and the son took a chariot and visited the entire town. They returned home after two days. The rich man was happy that his son was quiet after seeing the poor people honouring the rich man. The rich man asked his son, ‘Dear boy how was the trip? Did you enjoy it?’ ‘Yes dad, it was a great trip with you.’
The son replied. So, what did you learn from the trip? – The father asked. The son was silent. Finally you realised how the poor suffer and how they actually are – said the father.
No father – replied the son. He added, ‘We have only two dogs, they have 10 dogs. We have a big pool in our garden, but they have a massive bay without any ends! We have luxurious and expensive lights imported from various countries, but they have countless stars lighting their nights. We have a house in a small piece of land, but they have abundant fields.
We are served by servants, but they serve people. We are protected by huge and strong walls around our property, but they bond with each other. We only buy food from them, but they are so rich that they cultivate their own food.’ The rich father was stunned to hear his son’s words and was completely speechless.
Finally the son added, ‘Thank you so much dad for showing me who is rich and who is poor and let me understand how poor we are!’ True wealth is not measured with money or property we have! It is in the friendship, relationship and good compassion we share with others.
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