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In the present world there is a tough competition among people to find the answer for the question whether “You are great or I am great”. Because of this, people quarrel and fight among themselves. Actually who is great in this world?
A King had a wrong notion that he himself was the God. But the people of his country did not like his attitude. A Sage came to that country and he was given a warm welcome by the subjects of the country. The Sage came to the Court of the King. Every one except the king stood up and honoured him. Due to ego the king did not honour him. The king and the sage started talking.
The King said, “Sage! My subjects for the first time have welcomed you with great bomp and show without my permission. You have occupied the mind of the people to that extent. You have renounced everything and you don’t possess even a single paisa. Even then you have been given this much of respect. People may honour and regard you. But don’t expect me to honour you as my dignity, wealth, name and fame etc. are more than that of yours.
On hearing this, a citizen came forward and said, “Our honourable king, there is a person who is greater than you and the sage. He is the God.” The king asked the sage, “Is he telling the fact? Is the God greater than me?
The sage replied, “No, not at all! He has come out with a false information. If you think you can banish anyone who commits mistake from one country to another. But the God can’t do so because the whole world belongs to him. So you are greater than the God.” After that the king realized his folly and he was not able to talk even a single word against the sage. Courtesy : Aanmiga malar – Dinamalar dt: 3-9-2011.
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