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As you sow, so shall you reap

This story teaches us that our actions determine results.

Keywords: karma, actions, accountability

As you sow, so shall you reap

Story


Kiran was very excited about the painting competition at school today. She had kept all her painting colours in her school bag the night before.


A girl from her class, Nidhi, had forgotten to bring her colours. She knew that Kiran would have brought colours. When all the children left the class, Nidhi quietly took the colours from Kiran's bag.


When Kiran opened her bag to take out her books, she couldn't find her colours. She was upset. "Oh God! Where are my colours? I kept them in the bag. Now, how will I do the painting?"


Worried, Kiran started looking for her colours here and there. Nidhi, seeing Kiran in distress, felt secretly happy. The competition had not yet started, but Kiran was already stressed. Suddenly, Kiran thought of a solution.


She ran to the school garden. With the gardener's permission, she plucked some flowers and leaves. Then, she went to the chemistry lab, crushed the flowers and leaves, mixed some chemicals, and prepared different colours.


Using these colours, Kiran created a beautiful painting of Lord Krishna. She also gave colours to her classmates who had forgotten their colours. Nidhi had created a beautiful landscape, thinking she would surely win the competition this time.


But suddenly, water from her bottle spilled on the painting, ruining it. Kiran, once again, secured the first position, and Nidhi did not receive any prize.


So, children, you saw that Nidhi reaped the bad results of her wrong actions, while Kiran received the good results of her good deeds.


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Source: Valmiki Ramayan


यादृशं कुरुते कर्म तादृशं फलमश्नुते ॥

yaadṛsham kurute karm taadṛsham phalamashnute.


"As we sow, so shall we reap."

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Age: 7+years; Class: 3+

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