king was travelling in a boat with his dog
A king was travelling in a boat with his dog
There was also a philosopher with other passengers in that boat.
The dog had never travelled in a boat before, so it was not feeling comfortable.
It was jumping up and down, not letting anyone sit in peace.
The boatman was troubled by this jumping and was concerned that the boat would sink due to the panic of the passengers.
If the dog doesn't calm down it will drown and drown others too, but the dog was jumpy due to his nature.
The king was upset about the situation, but could not find any way to calm the dog.
The philosopher watched all this and decided to help.
He went to the emperor and said: "Sarkar. If you allow, I can make this dog as quiet as a housecat."
The king immediately gave permission.
The philosopher, with the help of two passengers, picked up the dog and threw it into the river.
The dog started to swim desperately to stay afloat.
It was now dying and struggled for its life.
After some time, the philosopher dragged the dog back into the boat.
The dog went quietly and sat in a corner.
The king and all passengers were surprised at the changed behaviour of the dog.
The king asked the philosopher: "At first it was jumping up and down. Now it is sitting like a pet goat. Why?"
Philosopher said: "No one realises the misfortune of another without tasting trouble. When I threw this dog into the water, it understood the power of the water and the usefulness of the boat."
Dogs that are jumping up and down in India should be thrown in Syria, Iraq or Pakistan for 6 months, then on coming to India, they will automatically become calm as a pet cat and will lie in a corner.
Dedicated to all 'Indian' dogs abusing 'India'