In old days a master named Nagdutt of some city proudly spoke to the
Get my building so coloured as it should not
be even slightly dimmed for the seven generation.
muni from some where standing near him smiled just hearing his
Then Nagadutt came home for lunch and
placed his son on his lap to take meals.
son passed over urine into the dish for dinner. Nagadatt showing no
reluctance began to eat keeping urine aside.
muni came to his place for alms and saw his deep attachment.
On seeing that Muni again smiled. After taking meals alms he went away
feeling sorry for his sense.
Then Nagdutt went to his
shop and sat on the seat after opening the door.
very moment some goat freed from a butcher entered his shop for
Then a butcher asked for his goat or payment
in its place.
Then he handed over it to the butcher.
Mean while the same one wandering came over there.
having seen the master's mercilessness again smiled. This time a doubt
rose in his mind.
Then the master went to upashray
before Muni and asked, "Please tell me why you smiled three times."
Then the wise muni told him the secret clearing his doubt.
Mastger ! You instructed a sculptor to beautify your building lasting for
seven gaps of generation, but your age period remains for only seven days.
A Man himself is of a very short age still he desires to get his building
coloured and cared for long. On seeing it I smiled.
Master ! you ate from the dish made dirty by your son's urine. The same
son in his last birth
was your wife's lover.
How foolish you are drinking the
drops of your wife lover's urine ! without reluctance and with regard. It
made me smile.
The goat you got out from your shop is
your father of the past birth. Take it ia true.
out your father even who took your shelter. This also made me laugh.
Oh hearing this Master Nagdutt got astonished and immediate approached the
slaughter house. He asked for his goat.
said, "Master ! that goat is now being croked on the furnace, he is not
Then he having felt uselessness of the world
got dejected. He therefore sought for shelter from the muni.
Then he accepted initiation for the sake of his soul. Attachment is not
melted up till the preaching sermons arrive our ears.
the same way even though knowing the temporal transiency people get
attached and do not endeavor for the soul's salvation, because it is very
difficult to destory our attachment.
To remove the
worldly mania one should heav religious scrifitures. as a result our
insight opens for our betterment.