One afternoon, a wealthy lawyer was being driven in his big car.
Looking out of the car window, he saw two men eating grass by the road-side. He asked his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
“Why are you eating grass?” he asked one of the men.
“We are hungry. We don’t have any food to eat," the poor man replied.
“Oh, come along with me then,” the lawyer said.
“But sir, I have a wife and two children.”
“That’s fine. Bring them along. And you,” he told the other man, “can come with us too.”
“But sir, I too have a wife and two children,” the second man said.
“No problem,” the lawyer said. “Bring them all along.”
And so all the poor people got into the big car. Along the way, one of the poor fellows said, “Sir, you are so very kind. How can we thank you for taking all of us with you to your home?”
The lawyer smiled wickedly and said, “No problem, the grass in my backyard is about two and a half feet tall.”
Beware! The very people whom you think are kind and helpful can have selfish intentions. They may be out to exploit you. Today, our materialistic world is full of people blinded by greed, covestousness and delusion. There are so many out to deceive and cheat for easy gain. Sincerity, honesty, kindness and compassion seem to diminish in our present world. Dhammaduta workers need to work hard to try to inculcate true moral virtues and values especially among the young.
Bro. Oh Teik Bin