Helping Others

Once there was a small boy named Shanjay. He belonged to a poor family. One day, he was crossing through the forest carrying some woods. He saw an old man who was very hungry.  Shanjay wanted to give him some food, but he did not have food for his own. So he continued on his way. On his way, he saw a deer that was very thirsty. He wanted to give him some water, but he did not have water for himself. So he went on his way ahead.

Then he saw a man who wanted to make a camp but he did not have woods. Shanjay asked his problem and gave some woods to him. In return, he gave him some food and water. Now he went back to the old man and gave him some food and gave some water to the deer. The old man and the deer were very happy. Shanjay then happily went on his way.

However, one-day Shanjay fell down the hill. He was in pain but he couldn’t move and no one was there to help him. But, the old man who he had helped before saw him; he quickly came and pulled him up the hill. He had many wounds on his legs. The deer that Shanjay had given water saw his wounds and quickly went to the forest and brought some herbs.  After some time his wounds were covered. All were very happy that they were able to help each other.


Moral of the story: ‘If you help others, then they will also help you.’