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Krishna and the fruit seller

This story teaches us to do good actions without asking for anything.

Keywords: selflessness, karma, miracle

Krishna and the fruit seller


Little Krishna loved eating sweet and juicy fruits along with butter sugar candy.

Sukhiya the fruit seller used to go out every day to sell fruits in the streets of Gokul. One day she reached Krishna's door with her basket of fruits. She sat there tired and said, “From morning to evening, not a single fruit of mine has been sold, there is not even a handful of grains in the house. Hey! God help me."

Krishna was playing there. After listening to Sukhiya, he went to her and said, “Mother, please feed me these sweet fruits too, I am very hungry.”

 “I will give you the fruits, but you will have to pay for them, you will have to give me something in return for these fruits,” said Sukhiya.

“Yes-yes, I will bring it right away,” saying this Krishna went inside the house.

Wheat was kept in a pot. Krishna filled both his fists with wheat grains and went to give them to the fruit seller.

Wheat grains fell from his small fist and scattered on the way. By the time he reached Sukhiya, only four grains of wheat were left in his fist.

“Here mother, I have brought the price,” said Krishna.

“Hey what is this! Just four grains”, said Sukhiya.

“But I had brought a handful of grains,” said Krishna.

“Look behind you, you have dropped all the grains. “Come on, no problem, take all these fruits here,” said the fruit seller.

Sukhiya felt it was necessary to satisfy Krishna's hunger even if she did not get anything in return. Therefore she gave all her fruits to Krishna.

When she reached home, she saw that her entire basket was filled with diamonds and pearls.

The fruit seller thanked Krishna in her mind.

So children, did you see how the fruit seller gave all her fruits to Krishna selflessly, that is, without any desire. Similarly, we should also do our work with full honesty without expecting any reward.

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Source: Bhagavad Gita

Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन

Karmanyevadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachan

We have the right only to our actions and not to their results.

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Story type: Mythology, Motivational, Sweet

Age: 6+years; Class: 2+

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