Short Moral Story
Our story begins a long, long time ago, a time when the earth was covered in great forest and wild oceans. All the earth was filled with bountiful fruits and succulent berries, all except for the frozen land of the North and South Poles.
It was a time when Fairies were the masters of all the creatures, for they were the law that kept everything so harmoniously balanced.
It was a day very much like today, all those years ago, when a decision had to be made over the fate of the Brown Bear.
A Fairy gathering was called and all the creatures and animals of the forest started to appear. The birds were first flying in to gather on the beaches above, all ever for their view. The great land animals were next to arrive, the Elephants, Foxes, Cats and Deer, all jostling and squeezing excited by what they were to hear.
For it was on this day the Fairies were to decide, on the mischievous behaviour of the Brown Bears
First called to tell their tale, are the Bee’s, who honey is under threat.
The Bears, it seems, have been stealing this precious of gifts and the Bees aren’t best pleased.
A hush and a Silence fall amongst the crowd, for no one steals from the Bees, this is a serious crime, something must be a miss.
But our second little chap called to tell their story is a harvest mouse,
Who’s berries have been stolen right from within his house.
The Mouse is upset and starts to jump up and down,
“What is to be done, those berries were for my winter to come”
The crowd gets animated by the stories of the Mouse and the Bee,
The Bears have been naughty that’s clear to see.
But what comes next from a golden locked girl, beats that of the Mouse and the Bee,
She says that three Bears came round and stole her tea.
Three Bowls Of porridge were laid out ready to eat,
When round came the Bears in off the street.
The evidence is clear, they stole that porridge ready to eat,
But that’s not all, because they were still upstairs fast asleep.
The noise is of talking, all wanting to see,
What the fate of the Bears will come to be.
The Fairies are in discussion for a very long time,
What do they do with those Bears who stepped out of line.
If you steal from a friend, they will no longer be,
And that goes without a question if you steal from me.
If something is stolen that feels precious to you,
The pain and sad feeling can stick with you like glue.
The Fairy Master stands ready to speak,
A hush and a quiet falls, not even a squeak.
For all the Bears a warning is given,
That lying and stealing are forbidden.
“Stealing is a serious crime, that’s clear for all us too see”,
“With our minds made up the punishment will hurt you more than me”
“All the Brown Bears who making stealing their goal”,
“I will banish you instantly to the North Pole”.
The Bears begin to protest, making a noise like a gun
But there’s no use moaning or groaning as the crimes have already been done.
“Our decision is final, and for all those who stole”,
“Your punishment shall be to the North Pole”.
With a woosh and a flash of great light
All the Brown Bears were instantly turned white.
With another Woosh and flash of light,
Those Beats that stole, vanished out of sight.
This concludes our story from a very long time ago,
On how the Brown Bears turned white and are now found at the North Pole.
So if your thinking of stealing, please think of this little tale,
Because in real life you will end up going to jail.
This is cute tale or short moral story that is only written to entertain and demonstrate the severity of stealing. We hope you enjoyed. No Brown Bears were actually hurt or turned white in the making of this story.
Moral of the story:
Stealing causes damage not only to the victims of stealing but also to the troubled and unsettled consciousness of the mind that stole.
We meditate to see that every thought and action we have creates karma, and all karma is the results of our inner dialogue and the actions that then take place. If we Steal we cause confusion within, leading to a troubled mind in the future.
*Dhamma Tāpasā a trained ex Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. An inspirational teacher of mindfulness and meditation techniques through the art of storytelling. Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture our imaginations whilst teaching us valuable moral principles and deepening our understanding of the human consciousness and the everyday problems we face.