And His Three Sons
There was a city called
Durgapur. A wealthy merchant used to live there with his family. He had three
sons, Chander, Bhola and Paresh.
He had to go for business
in other city. Before he left, he called all three sons and gave them each a
bag of money. When merchant was away doing business in other city, all his sons
were busy with money they got.
Paresh did not want to do
much effort so he kept that money safely in his locker. He thought in case if
he loses money, he may be punished, so it is better not to do any business with
Chander bought a piece of
land and started farming on it. He did so well that he earned lots of money. He
doubled the money he got from his father by putting his hard work.
Bhola invested that bag of
money in carpentry business. Soon, he earned three times of the money he had
After few months, merchant
returned from his business tour. He called all his 3 sons asked each one of
them what they did with money.
Paresh said, “I kept the
money in the locker, as I did not want to be punished for losing money in any
Chander handed over a bag
full of money that was double of what he got.
Bhola was happy to hand
over the bag of money as he earned the best return; he tripled the money that
Merchant was very happy
from Chander and Bhola as they used their money wisely and earned good return
but was upset from Paresh for his laziness.
Merchant awarded Chander
and Bhola with valuable gifts for using the money wisely.
Moral: We should use everything we get wisely.