Greedy Monk – Moral Stories For Kids In English Books

I have heard that since past few days.. ..an ascetic has been staying in our village. Yes, I too have heard something like that. I have also heard that he has lived in the Himalayas.. ..

And has done penance. Some people say that his age is more than 100 years. Hey, uncle, where are you going? To the place in North direction where an ascetic has come. I am going to see him. Oh. But why do you need to take along so many vegetables? Is it possible that when I am going to visit the ascetic.. ..

I would offer no gifts? Oh, you mean fees. No, no, what are you saying, dear? Never before has such a saintly man come to our village. Do you know, when he meditates.. ..he rises up in the air as high as a palm tree? Oh, my God, what are you saying? Yes, dear, I am telling the truth. Now go home. I am also going. Well, won’t you go to see the ascetic? No, no, I haven’t informed at home. If I am late, mother won’t give me food. And another thing. We need to offer something to see the ascetic.. ..

and we have not got anything. Hey, I have got an idea. Listen, all of you. (Laughs) Which devotee’s turn is it now? Our turn. (Sighs) What have you brought to offer to God? We are small children. How can we bring something? But we have got some vegetables. Vegetables? Look at this. (Gasps) Wow. Very good. You have brought very nice vegetables. Give them to me. Go. Now you can go and see the ascetic. Okay. Hey, let us go. Salutations, respected ascetic. (Laughs) Very good.

Come, children, sit here. Tell me, why have you come here? Respected ascetic, we have heard amazing things about you. (Laughs) So you have come to see all that. (Laughs) Listen, right now you won’t be able to understand all that. First grow up and finish your education. After that you will be able to understand my miracles. Here, I am giving you this flower as a token of my blessings. Wait.

Wait. Guru, don’t give them this flower as blessings. These children are cheats. Hey, no one is a cheat on this earth. They are not at fault. Whatever these people are doing is God Almighty’s will, okay? Still, Guru, don’t give blessings to them. But why? What offence have they committed.. ..for which you are depriving them of my blessings? Hey, hadn’t you said that you have brought.. ..fresh vegetables from the field? Yes, that is what I had said. But tell me, from where have you brought so many vegetables? There is a field near my house.

Too many vegetables grow in it and nobody eats them. So for you, all this.. – What? Do you think I am a cow or a goat? Is this your devotion? How dare you? Sinful, evil, sinners! Go away. Go away right now! But respected ascetic, just now you had said.. ..that whatever we do is by God Almighty’s will. So why are you getting so angry with us? Evil, naughty boy, devil, are you preaching to me? Hey, throw them out. As you wish, guru. Come on, get out.

Hey let go of me. – Let go of me. Let go of me! – Get out. I won’t let you remain here. Get up. Get up. Get up. Get out of here. Get up. Why don’t you get up? Get up. Let go of me. – Get up. Come on, get out of here. Get up. I am going to kick you out. – Let me go. Get out! – Let me go! Get out! – Let me go! Get out! – Let me go! I won’t let you remain here! – Let me go! Let me go! – Don’t you dare to come here again. Oh, Mahesh fell down. Mahesh, are you hurt? No, no, let us leave this place. Yes, let us go now. You are back? So is this your time to return? Where had you gone? To play. –

To play? Were you playing this late in the evening? Go and study. Mahesh has just returned home.. ..and you started shouting at him. Whatever I am doing is for his own good. But.. – He should study. If he studied and grows up he will do something good, okay? Children, have you learnt your lesson by heart? Yes, master. Mahesh, have you learnt it? Yes, master. Okay, okay. Children, go home now. Learn your lesson well and come tomorrow. If you don’t learn your lesson properly.. ..my stick will make you learn it tomorrow. Keep that in mind. We understood, master. Is the school over? Yes, the school is over.

Go home now. (Sobbing) (Sobbing) Wait. I think someone is crying over there. – (Sobbing) (Sobbing) Where is this sound coming from? I can’t understand anything. – (Sobbing) It seems as if it is coming from the house of Chitrasen.. ..the goldsmith of our village. Come on, let us go and check what has happened. Yes, yes. – Let us go and check. Come on. – Let us go. (Sobbing) Uncle, what happened? Why are you crying? Mahesh, I have been ruined. Please don’t cry. Tell us what has happened. – (Sobbing) Yes, dear, I will tell you.

There is a Shiva temple in the East in our village. An ascetic has come there. You know that, right? Yes, I know that. But what happened? Every day he conducts a fire sacrifice ritual. Every day a god or goddess appears from the sacrificial fire. For example, Mahalakshmi (goddess of wealth) appeared yesterday. If that is the case, why are you unhappy? On the ascetic’s advice, I had gone to the temple.. ..

to view Mahalakshmi, taking along my entire wealth.. ..but because of my sins Mahalakshmi got angry with me.. ..and God knows where my wealth disappeared. But where did it go? Dear, I don’t know about it, but I saw that.. ..Mahalakshmi emerged from the fire pit.. ..and she got angry with me and cursed me.. ..and then she disappeared. After that I saw that my entire wealth had disappeared from there. Well, which god will be emerging from the fire pit today? Today is no moon day. I have heard that today Mother Goddess Mahakali.. ..

is going to emerge from that sacrificial fire pit. Okay, uncle, I am going now. We will meet again tomorrow. Okay, dear, do come. Friends, let us go now. – Yes, let us go. Mahesh. Hey, Mahesh. Who is it? – It’s me, Motu. What happened? Didn’t you go? It will be evening and the fire sacrifice is also about to start. Mother has to go to the pond. I am waiting for her to leave. Mahesh, I am going to the pond. Okay, mother. Mother has left. Now you too start soon. Yes, yes, let us go. Oh, it is so late. I think the fire sacrifice must have started by now. Hey, where are the others? They are at home. Their fathers have come to know everything.. ..

and they have locked them up in the house. All of them are idiots. What was the need to tell their fathers about this? Oh, look, we have reached the temple. But Mahesh, all the windows and doors of the temple are shut. How will we see what is going on inside? That’s right. Let us go to the back of the temple and check. Mahesh, it is very dark here. I am feeling very scared. (Frightening) Don’t feel scared at all. I am there with you. Come. Come with me. Mahesh, what if a ghost comes here? It won’t catch me. It won’t catch me at all. I can see a banyan tree over there. Don’t you think someone is watching us from there? Oh, my God, run. Keep quiet. Look over there.

There is a house. It seems that some sound is coming from there. Come, we will go there and check. Yes, yes, let us go. Sadanand, a very rich man from the village is coming today. He is going to make a very big cash offering. Dress me up nicely. Nobody should suspect anything. Yes, I have been doing this since many days. Has anybody ever recognised you? Okay, one thing. Yesterday you stole 10,000 gold coins.. ..

by dressing up as Mahalakshami. I still haven’t got anything from that. Who am I to give? Guru is the one who will give. He is very happy with your work. He said that he will give you 500 gold coins as reward. Oh, God, did he say so? Yes, he had said so. (Laughs) Hey, hurry up. Get me ready quickly. Guru can call me any time. Hurry up. Yes, I am doing it. I am doing it. Oh, the call has come. Hurry up. Hurry up. Oh, now I understood from where Lakshmi, Kali.. ..Shiva and Durga come here every day. So this is the secret. Come on, let us teach them a lesson. Uncle! Uncle,

where are you? Who is it? Oh, Mahesh. Come, dear. Come and sit inside. No, uncle, I can’t sit just now. Listen, uncle, come to the temple with a few people this evening. Mahesh, what is the matter? I can’t tell you about it right now. I have asked you to come, so please come there. You will come to know everything when you come there. Okay, Mahesh, I will definitely come. Okay, I am going. Mahesh, I have come. Tell me why did you call me here? What is the matter? Uncle, where are the others? All of them are standing before the temple.

Listen uncle, the fire sacrifice has started. Remain before the temple. I have to do some work Uncle, don’t delay now. Go quickly. Ramu, you also go. Okay, Mahesh, I am going there right away. Ramu, come with me. Yes, uncle, let us go. Come, let us start working now. Give me the dry sticks. Okay, I am giving it. (Sanskrit chants) Hail Lord Vishnu. Hail! Hail Lord Vishnu. Hail! Listen. Sit down and quickly do this work. I will do it.

Hail Lord Vishnu. Hail! Oh, there is so much wind. Come closer. – Okay, Mahesh, I am coming. Here I am. Hail Lord Vishnu. Hail! (Grunts) Motu, let us shout now. Fire! – Help! Help! Fire! – Fire! Help! Help! Help! Somebody, help us! – Help! There is a fire! Help! – Help! Help! Somebody, help us! – Help! Somebody, help! Fire! – Silence. Somebody, help! – I am coming. Help! – Where is the fire? Help! – Help! There is a fire! – Help! Somebody, please help them. There is a fire! Help! Somebody, help! Hey, I am stuck. There is a fire! Help! Somebody, help! Help! Help! (Laughs) Lord Vishnu is trapped. Somebody, please rescue him. Help! Cheat! Thief! So it was you, who had dressed up as Mahalakshmi.. ..and had robbed me. Yes, yes, I made a mistake. Give me any punishment you wish.. ..but please rescue me from this fire! Guru! Guru! Where are you? Please save me, Guru! Guru! How do I save you?

These people have tied me up with ropes. What can I do? How did this happen? Yes, now it is your turn. Catch this pretender. Catch him. You are a devil in a saint’s garb. We won’t spare you today. Hey, let me go. Let me go. You are tickling me. (Laughs) You are tickling me. Let me go. Thank you very much, Shivdutt. I got back my lost wealth due to your son’s smartness and courage.

Mahesh, here is the reward for your smartness. Dear, keep this. (Laughs) Everybody say, hail Mahesh! Hail Mahesh! Hail! Shivu, did you recognize me? Who is it? Teacher? Wow. I am so lucky. Come in. You have recognized me By the way where is the dear little girl? She has gone to the lake. She will come in shortly. Wow! Teacher you? We are so lucky. Be happy. Bless you. Teacher, I can’t stand any more with this load on my head. I will break my neck. Oh yes. Come inside. Come inside. Come inside. Sit here. Sit here comfortably. Sit.

What is this Shivu? I see that with age your memory has also become weak. What happened? I have given up comfort and entertainment.. ..since I have renounced everything. Have you forgotten, dear? Teacher, have pity on my neck please. I won’t be able to stand any longer. Oh yes. Give it to me. Give it to me. Give. Yes, keep it here. Bhola, please arrange my resting place here somewhere. As you wish, teacher. Hail Rama. Hail Krishna. Shivu, I only rest on mats now. And I only eat vegetarian food. Teacher, are you your way from Vrindavan?

Yes, I was headed to one of my disciples after Vrindavan. On my way, I was reminded of you. Since your home was on my way.. ..I thought of meeting you too. It’s so nice that you have come here. We won’t let you leave soon this time. You will have to stay for a few days, teacher. Yes, dear. Okay. Sir. Sir. Sir. Give me my fare. I have been waiting since long. Look, I have forgotten about it while talking. Shivu, go outside and pay the rent to the cart driver. Oh yes. I will go and see. Dear. – Yes, teacher. Now it is time for me to take bath, mediate and worship. Yes, teacher. Please come.

Teacher, take your bath here and then you can worship. I will arrange food for you. Teacher doesn’t eat anything but.. ..bread and sweets made of pure clarified butter. And listen, all food items for the teacher.. ..should be prepared only in pure clarified butter. My disciple Bhola takes so much care of me. Yes, don’t worry at all. Go dear. You can go and make the preparations. I take light snacks after I have finished worshipping. Yes, teacher. I am leaving. Mother! – Hey. Let me go Mahesh. Goodness. You have prepared so many nice dishes today. Fried bread and vegetables. Sweets. Are you preparing them for me? The teacher has come from Vrindavan today. All this for him. I only get puffed rice and coconut balls every day.

And fried bread and sweets for the teacher! No, son. This is also for you. Move now. I will go and give this to the teacher. Okay. Have it. Dear, who is this kid? Our son, teacher. His name is Mahesh. He is a little naughty. I can see. – Yes, teacher. I can see impressions of Lord Krishna’s childhood in him. Just like his childhood antics. Till I am here, just send him to me.. ..every day for some time. I will change him completely. So dear, go and get 8-10 more fried bread. I am very hungry, dear. And also get 10-12 for me. Hari. Hari. You have come? But Mahesh has not come yet. Stop pressing my legs. Fan me a little. Fan him faster. Yes. I will fan him faster. ‘Meanwhile they must have got guavas from Madan’s garden.. ..

and eating them all spiced up.’ This guava is very sweet. Right? Right. But where is poor Mahesh. I am feeling sad. No need to worry about him. I have kept aside two guavas for him. Look. Mahesh. Mahesh. You? Here? Have you got guavas for me? Yes. Take this. Listen. These children are very naughty. Don’t play with them at all. What? we are bad? You are both naughty and thieves. I am sure you have not taken permission to get the guavas. No, they wouldn’t have let us take them if we had asked. In return they would have made us scat. It is stealing to touch other people’s stiff without asking. Bhola, make them leave at once. – Yes, teacher. Yes, come. Come on. Come. Sit here.

Yes, teacher. I will sit. So what was I saying? Teacher, in the Gita Lord Krishna said that… Yes. I remember. I remember. Gita… In the Gita Lord Krishna said that.. ..if everyone serves their guests well than.. ..they can be blessed by Narayan easily. Mahesh, the duty of human is to serve others. Not to hurt others. For example your friends stole guavas from other’s farm. This was a cause of loss to others. This is not a good thing, dear. That’s why you will have to stay away from those kids.. ..in the future, dear. One more thing. One more thing that you need to always remember. Don’t ever be greedy about anything in life. If you are tempted, suppress it. Sir, I think I won’t be able to go to Vrindavan ever. Please put this necklace around Lord Krishna’s neck.

Yes, of course. Of course. I will have this donation of a necklace inscribed.. ..in white stone and place it in the temple. You will pass away. One day even I will die. But people will read about your donation for eras.. ..which will be inscribed in stone. That is a big deal. – Hail Lord Krishna. Hail Lord Krishna. Listen to me. A man’s life, wealth, money, etc. are just an illusion. But his work becomes immortal. I am very tired now. You can leave now. Dear Rani, listen. Please arrange scraped milk sweet dish for me tonight. And what will you have,, child? Even I want scraped milk sweet dish and 25-50 fried bread. I will make do. Listen. I think you are very worried. Yes, you are right. I was worried. – What is it? You are busy taking care of teacher the entire day.

And I have to borrow money from Chandrasen.. ..to get his expensive sweets, clarified butter, etc. I don’t know how long this will last. I am very worried. And teacher has also ordered for the next programs. Don’t worry at all. Everything will be fine. Mahesh, go and give this betel leaf to teacher. No! I won’t go. You go. Look Mahesh, you shouldn’t say so. What did teacher say? You have to take the betel leaf to him every day after lunch. Have you forgotten? Go. – Drat. I don’t like all this. Okay. Give. – Take. Teacher. Take this. – Wow. Very good. You kept them safe! I thought you have thrown them away. So much preaching and lessons. And now he is eating stolen guavas. Fraudster. I am having fun, teacher.

If I continue to feast on this rich food then within.. ..a year even I will become fat like you. Just wait. I will feed you special delicacies. Hello, teacher. Mother has sent betel leaves for you. Wow. Rani dear takes good care of us. Teacher, may I press your feet? You are serving me. Just watch. Soon you will attain salvation. You will earn the virtue of serving your teacher. ‘Salvation will be attained but I will see how.’ Mahesh, give this bundle to your mother. And tell her to keep it safe as her own. Okay? But careful, no one should know about it. What is inside it, teacher? It contains 300 gold coins for Lord Narayan. Okay, teacher. I will give them to mother now. I wanted to teach them a lesson.

But I didn’t know I would get a chance so soon. Now it will be fun. Mother, take this. The teacher has told me to give you this bundle. What does it contain, Mahesh? He said that it contains 300 gold coins. And he gave me this bundle and said that.. ..keep this bundle as her own. And said that this coins are for serving him. Did you see? The teacher knows everything. He saw our pain and troubles and gave us this money. What are you saying? I don’t understand. Have you forgotten the sermon teacher gave this evening? Sermon? Which one? Teacher said that men need to help other men. What did he say? He said something. What did he say? Oh yes. I remember. All this wealth, etc. is useless. Men lives only because of his actions.

Oh yes. You are right. I think teacher wants to help us because of our condition. And so that we don’t mind he gave this bundle to Mahesh. Yes, it I possible but still without asking teacher how can… No, father. The teacher had said not to tell anyone anything about it. Listen, take 50 gold coins and settle your debts with Chandrasen. And we will use this money for the teacher’s hospitality. Later we will return him the money that is left. Yes, that should be right. Mahesh, the thin man who snatched guavas from us yesterday. Who was he Mahesh? He is teacher’s special disciple. His name is Bhola. Mahesh,

who was the teacher? The fat one wearing saffron robes. The one who made you scat. The same. He is that fraudster. Both are frauds. Why? Why are you saying so? That man who snatched the guavas from you. Yes. Do you know what happened later? The teacher and the pupil were having it later. There such frauds. Is it? Then we should teach them a lesson. I have already taught them a lesson.. ..but they don’t know yet. You have taught them a good lesson. But when will they come to know? The time they will leave. When will they leave, Mahesh? I heard this morning that he will leave for.. ..Jagannath, Puri tomorrow. Tomorrow morning you can hide behind my house and listen. You will find out everything about the lesson I have imparted. The two will remember me long. Okay, I have to leave now. I will have to butter up teacher today. Here you are teacher. I have made it especially for you.

For the journey. Do have it. Yes, dear. Sure. Certainly, I will eat. Dear, give me my bundle of money. Yes, teacher. Here you are. Dear, why does my bundle feel so light? Yes, teacher. Actually we have spent 100 coins out of it as per your directions. When did I tell you to use my money for my hospitality? No, you didn’t tell us. But you did tell Mahesh while giving the bundle. That this money… To spend my money on me? Bad boy! When did I say this to you? That day you said that this money is for Lord Narayan. So I understood that the money is for the guests. You lied, dear. Teacher, I have not lied at all. You are our guest here. You only said in your sermon that.. ..the guest in your house is like Lord Narayan himself. This is right that a great teacher like you is our guest. So aren’t you our Narayan? We can never forget the opportunity you have.. ..given to poor people like us by giving us money.. ..

to serve and host you. You have done a huge favor on us. We can never forget this favor. That’s why we will inscribe your name.. ..on the rock behind the basil plant. And people will always remember this work.. ..you have done by reading this. Isn’t it good, teacher? I curse you. That you will never get blessed by God in this birth. How will the disciples get blessed.. ..if the teacher himself is not blessed? Mahesh.

You shouldn’t talk like this to elders. Father, you don’t know. That day he snatched guavas from my friends.. ..and got rid of them from her by calling them thieves. And when I had gone to his room to give him betel leaf.. ..I saw that this teacher and disciple.. ..were eating the same guavas. What? Is Mahesh tell thing truth, teacher? You advised us to control greed and you yourself… Bhola, we shouldn’t wait here anymore. Run. Come on. Run. Look. Look. Look. Look. The teacher is running away. What kind of teacher is he?

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