The Stories Of Akbar And Birbal
We read Akbar and Birbal stories throughout our childhood. They always ended
with a sweet little moral that taught us a thing or two about life. Today, we
are revisiting those stories and taking out some essential work advice from
them. Read on as we tell you some simple messages that could help you at your
1. You don't have to believe everything you hear.
One day Akbar asked his courtiers if they could tell him the difference between
truth and falsehood in three words or less. The courtiers look at each other in
bewilderment, but couldn't find an answer. The emperor finally turned to Birbal.
'Four fingers' said Birbal. The emperor was confused, but Birbal elaborated.
'That's the difference between truth and falsehood, your Majesty. Everything you
see with your own eyes is the truth. But what you hear with your ears may or may
not be true. More often than not, it's likely to be false.' But Akbar didn't get
the point of ' four fingers.' To which Birbal replied – 'The distance between
one's eyes and one's ears is the width of four fingers.'
The moral of the story is to trust your eyes and nothing else.
A Story How Challenges And Hardships Make You Strong
An eight-year-old boy went to his grandfather and proudly announced,
“I am going to be very successful when I grow up. Can you give me any tips on
how to get there?”
The grandfather nodded, and without saying a word, took the boy by the hand and
walked him to a nearby plant nursery.
There, the two of them chose and purchased two small saplings.
They returned home and planted one of them in the back yard.
The other sapling was placed in a pot and kept indoors.
“Which one do you think will be the most successful in the future?” asked the
The boy thought for a moment and said, “The indoor tree.
It’s protected and safe while the outdoor one has to cope with the elements.”
The grandfather shrugged his shoulders and said, “We’ll see.”
The grandfather carefully tended to both plants and in a few years,
the boy, now a teenager came to visit.
“You never really answered my question from when I was a young boy.
How can I become successful when I grow up?” he asked.
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