Thursday, July 16, 2009

Respect the Elders


Respect the Elders
Once there was a village named Singapuram. There lived a carpenter named Kasi. He had a younger son who is five years old. His name was Vasu. Kasi’s father Ramu was too old and he also stayed with them in their house. Kasi began to think that his father is of no use to him since he became too old and unable to do any work. Kasi always spoke angrily to his father. Ramu was old man and he remained silently whenever Kasi spoke in anger.
One day, Kasi gave food in a clay plate for his father to eat. Being too old, Ramu was not able to hold the clay plate properly. He dropped it down and the clay plate broke off. Kasi became so much angry and scolded his father. Vasu observed this.

The next day , Kasi gave a new clay plate. He went to work. When he came back, he was angry to see the new clay plate also broken into pieces. He scolded his father badly and warned him, “Hey old man, if you break the next clay plate also, there will be no food for you and you have to leave the house”. Vasu was listening to his father’s words silently.

Next day, in the evening, he came back to home after his work. He saw his son Vasu doing some work with his carpentry tools. He became surprised to see this and happily he went near him, Kasi asked Vasu “ What are you doing my son?” Vasu replied “ Dad, I am making a wood plate for you. When you become old, I will give you this wood plate so that you will not break it and I do not have to send you out of the house”

Kasi realized his mistake on hearing his son’s words. He felt sorry for hurting his old ageed father. He apologised to his father for his mistakes and his angry words. Kasi, Vasu and his grandfather went into home to have a nice dinner together.


Moral : “ Respect Your Elders”

“Do not let your parents down, they only brought you up"

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  2. good poornima...! keep it up. realy a very good story... we all should appriciate writters like u...!

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