Every week we bring to you a motivational and inspirational short stories that has either inspired or motivated us in some way during our week.
Most of our stories have been loving handcrafted by ourselves into short moral stories that we hope inspire as well as teach a valuable moral lesson in life. A few of our stories are famous fables or old classics and where the original author is know a credit is always given.
This Weeks Inspirational Short Story
The Six Worthy Ways
Once upon a time there was a rich man living in Benares, in northern India. He had a son who was intelligent, curious and eager to learn. Even though he was only seven years old, he was determined to find out what is really valuable.
One day the little boy asked his father, “What are the ways to gain the most valuable things in life?”
His father said, “Only worthy ways lead to worthwhile goals. These are the six worthy ways:
Keep yourself healthy and fit
Be wholesome in every way
Listen to those with more experience
Learn from those with more knowledge
Live according to Truth
Act with sincerity, not just energy.
The boy paid close attention to his father’s words. He tried hard to practice these ways from then on.
As he grew up and became wise, he realized that the six worthy ways, and the most valuable things in life, could not be separated.
Moral: A serious question deserves a serious answer
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