Long ago when there was a system of Gurukul education, every child had to spend twenty five years of his life in a Gurukul. At that time there used to be a fierce Pandit Radhe Gupta whose Gurukul was very famous. Where disciples from distant states used to come to get education.
The matter is of those days when Radhe Gupta's age had started getting old and his wife had passed away. There was one girl in the house of marriageable age. Radhe Gupta used to worry about him all the time. He wanted to marry her to a capable person who may not have wealth but he was hardworking who would keep his daughter happy under any circumstances and could take the right decision at the right time.
One day a thought came to his mind and he thought of a solution to this problem that why should he not find a suitable groom from among his own disciples. What could be better for his daughter than that? For this task he decided to test the wise and gathered all the disciples.
Radhe Gupta told everyone that he wanted to conduct a test in which everyone's intelligence would be revealed. He told everyone that he was worried about his daughter's marriage for which he did not have enough money. That's why he wants his disciples to collect all the material required for marriage, even if they have to choose the path of theft, but no one can see them stealing, everyone has to follow this one condition.
From the next day all the disciples got busy in work. Every day someone would steal all kinds of things and give them to Radha Gupta. Radha Gupta would keep them in a special place because after examination it was necessary to return all these things to their master as he wanted to give correct knowledge to his disciples.
All the disciples were working with their own mind but one of them was sitting quietly in the Gurukul whose name was Ramaswamy. He was the closest and promising student of Radha Gupta. Seeing him sitting like this, Radha Gupta asked the reason for this.
Then Ramaswamy told that you had said as a condition of the examination that no one can see it while stealing. Thus even if we steal in private, our conscience is still seeing it. We cannot hide it from ourselves. This means that stealing is pointless.
Hearing this, Radhagupta's face becomes happy. They collect everyone at the same time and ask that did anyone see the burglary that you all did? Everyone says no. Then Radhagupta says that can you hide this theft even from your conscience? Everyone understands the point and everyone's head bows down except Ramaswami's Radha Gupta finds Ramaswamy on top in the test of intelligence and says in front of everyone that this test was kept to find a suitable groom for my daughter.
Thus I arrange the marriage of Ramaswamy with my daughter. Everyone jumps with joy. At the same time, handing over every stolen item to its owner, politely ask for forgiveness from everyone.
Moral of the story:
It is taught by the test of intelligence that no work remains hidden from the conscience and it is the inner self that shows the right path to man, therefore it is most important for a man to grope his mind for the right and wrong of any work.
Today man has stopped listening to the voice of conscience, that is why he is going on the wrong path. Our conscience never shows us the wrong path. It is necessary that the voice of the mind advises us to do what the mind never accepts because the mind always works in self-interest and the mind introduces us to right and wrong. This recognition of right and wrong always keeps us away from evil. Before doing any work, we must listen to the voice of the mind.
Through this test, Radha Gupta also found a suitable groom for her daughter and gave invaluable knowledge of life to the disciples. In today's time, any teacher and teaching method gives knowledge to man even to earn money.
The all-round development of a child has vanished somewhere, today's man only takes the knowledge of growing up to become a wealthy person in schools, no one takes the responsibility of making that child understand right and wrong because their parents are also present today. In the round, just keep on earning money. And teachers also turn away from their responsibility by giving only bookish knowledge, in such a situation, these short stories play an important role in teaching the person right and wrong, but nowadays it is difficult to find time for this too.
This is a serious problem, as a result of which today's children easily start walking on the wrong path and they realize it only when they are completely affected. Therefore, it is necessary that all of us should also teach knowledgeable things to today's generation.