We lose millions for sake of saving fifty paise
(This is based on a story posted in face book.My acknowledgement to the one who posted in Tamil)
One beggar while walking with his donkey,
Found on his way a real very costly diamond.
And not knowing what it is or its worth , he took it ,
And hung on the ears of his donkey.
An expert jeweler in one sight decided,
That that diamond was worth millions of rupees,
And he asked the beggar, “how much would he need,
To sell that sparkling stone to me”.
The beggar whose normal income was one rupee.
Per day said, “Give me one rupee and take the stone.”
The jeweler thought , that he could haggle its price,
Said, “I would give you fifty paise , please give the stone.”
Another jeweler was watching all these happenings,
Took out from his pocket One thousand rupees ,
Gave it to the beggar , took the stone and went away,
Making the poor beggar dance with very great joy.
The first jeweler chided the beggar, “ Hey fool, stop this ,
Nonsensical dance , what you gave him costs millions of rupees.”
And the beggar replied” you are the real fool and not me,
For I did not know the cost but got an amount which is great for me.”
“I had nothing and wanted only one rupee.,
But I got one thousand rupees.
You have millions of rupees, haggled for fifty paise,
And lost several million worth gem.”
Most of us are like the first jeweler ,
Though we all do have great blessings of God,,
WE haggle when we want to give charity,
Or help or offerings to God and we loose everything.