The foolish sage

In a monastery far away from village lived a sage, Deva Sarma. He amassed a lot of wealth by sellingclothes gifted to him by well-wishers and disciples. He amassed a lot of wealth by selling clothes gifted to him by well-wishers and followers. It became a burden for him to guard that wealth. It became a burden for him to guard that wealth. Since he did not trust anyone, he put all his money into a bag and carried it with him wherever he went. Since he did “not trust anyone, all he could his money into a bag and carried it with him wherever he went. Ashadhabhooti, an experienced cheat, noticed Deva Sarma carrying his bag always with him and assuming that it certainly contained something valuable, began planning to snatch it from him. Ashadhabhooti, a cheat, noticed Deva Sarma carry the bag always with him and assuming that it contains something valuable, Ashadhabhooti began planning to snatch it from him.

One day, the cheat met the saint and promptly fell on his feet and said, “Oh, know-all, I have realized that this life is an illusion; youth is fleeting and all familial ties are like a dream.One Day, The cheat went to the saint and promptly fell on his feet and said, “Oh, sage, I have realized that this life is an illusion, fleeting youth and all family ties are like a dream. Please show me the correct path that delivers me from all worldly ties.” Please show me the path that delivers me to salvation. ”

Pleased with his humility, Deva Sarma said, “Child, you are the blessed one who has thought of renouncing worldly pleasures. Pleased with his humility, Deva Sarma accept him as a disciple and told him that he may live in the hut at the entrance of the monastery.

Ashadhabhooti promised the saint that he would consider every sign from him as a command and carry it out. Ashadhabhooti promised the saint that he would consider every sign from him as a command and carry it out. Satisfied, the saint accepted the cheat as his disciple. The cheat satisfied the sage with his services.

One of As the cheat was at a loss to achieve his goal, the son of a disciple came calling on the sage.The visitor invited Deva Sarma to come to his village and perform the sacred thread ceremony of his son. Sage’s followers invited the sage to his village and performance the sacred thread ceremony. The saint accepted the invitation and set out for the village taking Ashadhabhooti with him. The sage took Ashadhabhooti with him to the ceremony.

On the way, the guru and his disciple had to cross a river. On the way, the sage and Ashadhabhooti had to cross a river. After bathing in the river and wanting to rest for a while, Deva Sarma took the money bag and pushed it into a quilt he was carrying and told the disciple, “I have to respond to nature’s call. Wanting to bath in the river and rest for a while, Deva Sarma kept the money bag inside a quilt. He asked the cheat to take care of the quilt as he had to answer nature’s call. The moment the sage went out of his sight, Ashadhabhooti collected the bag and fled the place.

Brooding over the demise of the jackal, Deva Sarma returned to where he had left the money-bag with Ashadhabhooti and panicked when he found Ashadhabhooti missing.After sometime Deva Sarma returned to where he had left Ashadhabhooti along with the money-bag. The sage panicked not to find Ashadhabhooti there. The holy quilt was there but not the money-bag in it. The holy quilt was there but not the money-bag in it. He began wailing, “Oh, trickster, what have you done? He began wailing, “Oh, trickster, what have you done? I have lost everything in this world.” After a vain search for the trickster, the foolish saint returned home dejected. I have lost everything in this world. “After a vain search for the cheat, the foolish saint returned home dejected.

Moral of the story is don’t believe anybody just because he is acting nice.

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