The Scholars and the Lion..

@raijin (10373)
January 21, 2007 9:36am CST
There were four friends, three of them were wise and learned in books. But the fourth was not a scholar, all he had was common sense. While they were walking together, they spoke of how to go places where they can practice their learnings. While travelling, they came to a jungle and found bones of a dead lion scattered on the ground. Then one of the scholars suggested that by bringing the creature back to life, it would be of great test to their learning. The first scholar worked to put back the bones together while the second covered it with flesh and skin. The third scholar gave the creature life and made it breathe. Suddenly, the fourth, who was not scholar and was humble tried to stop them. He told them that if the lion would kill them all, once it's ressurected. The third scholar who was busily using his hard-won knowledge shouted, "What good is learning if it isn't used?" The man who was not a scholar pleaded and tried to stop them, but to no avail. So he hurriedly climbed up to a tree and then watched as the lion opened it's eyes and stood up nervously. Suddenly, without warning, it sprung upon the three learned men and killed them. While the fourth man, who had never studied books, waited in the tree until the lion had gone away.. Does this story happens to us? What's your analogy on this?
1 response
@gagana (758)
• India
21 Jan 07
Yes i have seen this story in ETv show called panchatantarm.. The story has a real moral which is applicable even today-- Just bookish knowledge is not enough every person should have common sense.