The Four Trees

A Motivational Moral Story

The Four Trees

Once upon a time in a land not too far away, four trees started to grow on top of a small hill.

Three of the trees are very selfish, arrogant and proud trees always boasting how big and tall they will become, teasing each other how they will live forever.

The fourth tree is all happy and content, just to be a tree.

As time passes the three proud and selfish trees spend all their days growing as tall and impressive as they can, boasting each and everyday how wonderful they will be

The fourth tree listens but is all happy and content, just to be a tree.

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Many years pass and the three trees all look impressive and have grown straight and tall, but they have grown ever more arrogant, selfish and proud, boasting and teasing constantly how they are better than the other and how surly they will now live forever.

The fourth tree isn’t the best looking or the tallest but is all happy and content, just to be a tree.

The woodcutter comes along and cuts the three proud, arrogant trees down to the ground. The first tree is made into the City Gates the second tree a Great Warship and the third tree into a Great Place of Worship.

Each of the three trees is proud and happy of their new position in society, boasting that they are better than the other and how they really will live forever.

The fourth tree is all happy and content, just to be a tree.

A great army comes to attack, the City Gates are destroyed, the great Warship is sunk in the harbour and the Great Place of Worship burnt to the ground.

Only the fourth tree survives growing on the hill all happy and content, just to be a tree.

The fourth tree knows that it can not live forever. That the day must come when the fourth tree will too pass away,

But not before it sets seed to Four little Trees growing on that hill, all Happy and Content, Just To Be a tree!

Author: Dhamma Tapasa*

Moral of Story:

Impermanence is the nature of everything, when we truly know the impermanence in ourselves and others we understand how precious each and every moment is. All that matters in life is to live each moment truly happy and content just to be.

If you want to find out how you can start to live a more contented and simpler lifestyle. Then try this little exercise, designed to help you see the real value in your life. The Seven Wonders in your Life. Or maybe you have an analytical mind and would prefer to get stuck into, which of your limiting belief systems stop you from achieving your goals. In which case try this exercise. Strategies for success and change. Or simply read more of our 10minute all-Original Moral stories designed so you can start to see a fresh new approach to those common everyday problems click on one of the images below.

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. A Buddhist Life Coach, Mindfulness Trainer, Motivational Speaker and Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

By using his unique approach of storytelling, mixed with ancient Buddhist Monk Secrets, all combined with 21st century scientifically proven techniques, Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture your imaginations whilst teaching you valuable The works of Buddha comes to life Life Skills and True Wisdom.

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  1. Kishor kokje says:

    Reading is my life Factor. I had Read several books , likewise all kinds of subjects. In Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and English too. I like stories of Pinterest. Thanks for Informative and Knowledgeable stories.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Your most welcome and so glad you ha e enjoyed this Moral Story. Please check some of the other stories I believe you will enjoy them just as much


  2. Mayuri lad says:

    I have been reading and referring for past seven years. It has always given me immense knowledge of all subjects in my teaching career.


    1. So glad you have found The Four Trees to be of benefit as a teaching tool. Kind regards



        The Four Trees is motivated story. It teaches goodness:- Truth, Love, Respect to all etc. Thank to writer. God bless him.(Oum Ma Ni Pad Me Hum)🙏

        Liked by 1 person

      2. 🙏🙏🙏sadu sadu sadu


  3. Anandavalli.p says:

    Interesting stories for little children with clear values.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for the kind words.


  4. Hema says:

    Very nice,I am a kindergarden teacher and love to tell stories to small kids and I liked your story

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your kind word I’m so glad you found these stories inspirational


  5. Bhansali Kirtisen says:

    Very interesting and teaches the difference
    about proud arrogance and satisfaction

    Liked by 1 person

    1. So glad you have enjoyed


  6. Richa Yadav says:

    This story is one of the beautiful and simple which created an impact in my thoughts .
    Can i use your moral stories in my you tube videos, where i recite motivational , and spiritual and uplifting stories, please i will give you surely the credit for your wonderful stories and also i will attach the link of this blog in the description, and let people know about it?
    Stay Blesssssed 🧡

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello Richa

      What a wonderful comment and yes I’m very happy for you to use my stories, and I’m so glad you have found them inspirational. I love writing them and as I do I feel I’ve already written them over many many life times. Please if you could give me the links so I might impact more people that would be wonderful.

      Kind regards

      Dhamma Tāpasā


      1. Richa Yadav says:

        Oh,Ok thank you so much, you are so kind. After uploading the stories i will share the link with you surely. I have just started this story telling channel, and i found your stories by God’s Grace. I am feeling so blessed right now . Iam very impressed with your stories , that I have narrated your stories to my family and my cousins.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Richa Yadav says:

    Stay Blessed 🧡

    Liked by 1 person

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