We, human beings just need to be kind, helpful, and thoughtful in our lifetime towards ourselves and others compassionately without keeping in view the status and belongings we possess.
One day a king called his ministers and asked ‘there are several wise men in this palace, there should be a fool also who could possibly be ingress of entertainment’. After a hard search, a man is chosen and after his crown ceremony, he is formally appointed as the fool of the kingdom.
The fool started residing in the palace. The king asks him several questions from time to time and for which the silly answers of the fool are the reason for great joy for the king and his courtiers.
After a long period of time, the king fell severely ill and remains untreated by almost all the learned physicians of the kingdom. All efforts proved futile and they became hopeless. At the hour of gloominess once again the fool was called before the king for the relief and comfort in the last stages of his incurable ailment. This time king said to the fool ‘today, you ask me a question and I shall respond’.
The fool asked the king ‘My King where will you go after your death?’ The king smiled and replied, ‘to my lord’. Now the fool asked, ‘My King how many days will you stay there?’ This time the king laughed and said, ‘forever’. Then asked the fool to the king fretfully, ‘then you must have made all the arrangements of your comfortable stay as per your status?’ The king remained silent for a few moments, then replied ‘no, no I have not made any such arrangements’.
The fool removed the crown from his head and put it over the king’s head apologetically and said, ‘My King forgive me but you are more deserving as you have made this great kingdom where you were not supposed to live but you have not made any arrangement for there you have to reside forever’.
In life, we, human beings just need to be kind, helpful, and thoughtful in our lifetime towards ourselves and others compassionately without keeping in view the status and belongings we possess. Share all the goodness that any soul holds without expecting any return; keep in mind compounding profits than tiny pleasures and everlasting journeys than a short stay.
Aisha Saeed is Advocate High Court, a Student of Law & former Lecturer at University of Karachi