Just like everyone else we run behind money and materialistic possession and forget to be kind and compassionate to our fellow beings.
Because, that’s what makes us human beings. And that’s what makes us unique.
Today, we are going to see The King And The Beggar Story – An Inspirational Story.
And how it made the poor young man as the king of the nation.
With that being said, Let’s get into the story :-).
The King And The Beggar Story:
Once upon a time a country was ruled by a king who had no son to succeed to the throne.
Since the king was getting old he wanted to select a suitable successor to rule the country.
The king sent out notices throughout his country.
The notice has invited every qualified young man in the country for an interview with the king.
The outcome of the interview would decide a possible successor to the throne.
The only qualification for the candidate was that they should have immense love for their fellow human beings.
Every young man across the country was very excited at the possibility of being the ruler of the country.
A poor young man from a remote Village also read the notice and started to prepare for an interview with the king.
The man was a kind and hard-working man but he was very poor due to various circumstances.
The man had no good clothes to be presentable in the sight of the king.
So the young man worked really hard and saved some money to buy him proper clothes and supplies to support him for the long journey to the palace.
After he got his supplies and a proper attire for the interview the young man set out on his quest.
He traveled many days and had almost completed the journey.
When he came upon a poor beggar by the side of the road, the poor beggar said trembling in the cold covered only in tattered rags.
The beggar extended his arms and pleaded for help.
His weak voice croaked “I am hungry and cold please help me sir”.
The young man was so moved by the pathetic condition of the beggar that he immediately stripped his new attire and offered it to him.
He also provided him with his very limited food he had carried for the journey.
The beggar thanked the man a thousand times but since the man had given up his good clothes to the beggar, he was a bit hesitant to go for the interview.
“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.”
He however gathered enough courage to enter the palace in his old-dirty clothes.
Upon his arrival at the palace, the King’s attendant showed him the way to the Great Hall.
After a short rest to clean off the journey’s tiredness.
The man was admitted to the throne room for the interview.
The young man bowed low as the King entered the room. when he raised his eyes he gasped in astonishment as he noticed that the King looked very similar to the beggar he had met on the way.
The King saw the shock in the man’s eye and said “yes, I was the beggar you met on your way”
But why did you dress up like a beggar, you are a king!. well, why did you do this to me
The young man stammered after gaining some composure.
“Because, I had to be sure that you had a good heart and you genuinely loved your fellow human beings.” said the king.
I knew that if I came to you as a king you would have done anything to impress me but that way I would never have known what is truly in your heart.
The generosity and love to the one in need without expecting anything in return is the sign of a great heart.
Looking at your love and generosity towards the beggar man proved that you sincerely love your fellow human beings.
This country needs a leader who would work for the welfare of all of the nation not just the ones who would do anything to get the throne.
“You have proven that you are the right person to be my successor” promised the king.
Also Read: The Three Laughing Monks – An Inspirational Story.
The King And The Beggar Story Moral:
You see in life kindness is more important than wisdom and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
A heart filled with compassion and love to our fellow human beings is the greatest gift we can give to the world.
A king in this land today might be rich and glamorous, might have the power and all the strength.
But this kingdom is worthless compared to a rich
heart of the young man.
The kindness and compassion of the young man towards the beggar made him the king of the entire nation.
We, As a human should help other fellow beings in need without expecting anything in return.
Hope I made your day a little better :-).
So,That’s it for today.See you again in the next blog post.