Today we are going to tell you a story A Lie Has No Legs . so friends if you like share it A Lie Has No Legs.
A Lie Has No Legs
The story is very old A Lie Has No Legs . Two friends used to live in a small village near Kashi. One was religious – minded name Dharma – Buddhi , the other was sinful called Paap -Buddhi. They were fast friends. They were business partners also.
One day they decided to make a fortune in some distant place. .They set out and reached a town. Both were hard-working and intelligent. In a short time they earned a lot of money. when they felt homesick, They started for their native place. As they reached close to their village. the evil – minded said, ” Dear Dharma-Buddhi, was must not take all our money home. First, the people will feel envious of our wealth. Secondly , they will request us for loans.
Above all , it would be difficult to arrange for our safety and security.”
“What do you suggest them?” the noble-hearted one asked.
“Let us take with us only a part of our wealth and bury the rest under the peepal tree. we’ll dig it out whenever needed,” suggested the wicked one.
Dharma-Buddhi liked the suggestion. keeping only a small part of the money , they deposited the rest in a pit.
The two friends lived happily in the village. the wicked one was greedy, that was the reason why he had advised his friend to bury the treasure under the tree. The very next day he dug it out , and left the empty vessel in the pit.
After a few days , the noble minded one needed money. He requested his friend to accompany him to the tree he dug out the pot but found it empty. He accused his friend of foul play..
“No never . It is the work of some thief,” said the sinner in his self defence.
“But how did the thief came to know about the treasure? You are that thief”, said Dharma-buddhi.
“You are calling me a thief without any evidence” , the sinner said.
“I’ll take the case to the court. The judge will set the matter straight.”
The Judge heard the petition carefully and said , “Have you got any witness?” On hearing it dharma-Buddhi kept quiet because there was nobody around, when they had buried the treasure, nor could he prove that Paap-Buddhi had stolen the treasure. He submitted, “Sir , although I can produce no witness in support, It is certain that we two alone knew the secret of the treasure. So I can dare say that my friend has robbed me of my hidden treasure .”
“But my lord , I have a witness to prove my innocence. It is the Peepal tree under which we two had buried our treasure. You shall have to go to the forest to hear the tree because it can’t come here. Do me this favour, Sir!” Paap-Buddhi requested. The magistrate agreed to accompany him to the forest.
The wicked man went back home and narrated the story to his father. He confessed that he had stolen his friend’s gold. He suggested, “Tomorrow you hide in the hollow trunk of that tree. When the magistrate asks you about the thief , tell him that Dharma-Buddhi himself is the thief.”
“My son, you have done an unpardonable wrong to your friend,. Give his share back to him. It is a sin to cheat your friend,” advised the father, but the sinful son was very cunning. He persuaded his father to sit inside the hollow trunk.
Early next morning the part that included the magistrate, the two friends and some court employees went near the peepal tree.
The magistrate asked the tree who had dug out the hidden treasure.
” I know the culprit, ” came a voice from inside the tree , every body was surprised.
“The thief is dharma-buddhi himself.”
The magistrate angrily took the complainant to task. Dharma-buddhi stood calm and quiet for a while. Then he collected some dry straw, pushed it inside the trunk and set it a fire.
As soon as the flames rose, the father hiding inside the tree shouted, “I admit that i told you a lie. The treasure was stolen by my son, not the good man.Please save my life!”
Dharma-Buddhi himself put out the fire and rescued his friend’s father. The magistrate sent the lying thief to prison.
So keep in mind , my children A Lie cannot have its own way for long. For a while falsehood appears to have the upper hand but truth wins at last.
A Lie Has No Legs