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Once, in a small village, a poor man lived. He used to live on alms which the villagers used to give him daily.
One day, as he went from house to house, people gave him many things. But a liberal woman gave a great measure of flour to the Brahmin.
He put the flour in a large clay pot and hung it near his bed. He lay down in his cot for an afternoon nap.
He started thinking, "I will save this flour until there is a famine." Then I will sell it at a very good price. With that, I buy goats, then a cow and a bull. Very soon I will also get a big herd of cows. I will get a lot of money from their milk. I will become very rich. I will build a huge palace for myself and marry a beautiful woman… She will be busy with housework and ignore my call. I would get so angry. I'll kick him for teaching me a lesson like this… "
The poor man threw his leg up. His leg hit the flour pot and it came down with a spectacular crash, dropping the dough onto the dirty floor. The lazy man realized that his stupidity and arrogance had given him a priceless price of flour. Laziness and stupidity taught him a lesson. After this, he led an active life which took him to the heights.