Question From a Seven-year-old [Six
upon a time there was a rich man living in Bane's, in northern India.
He had a son who was intelligent, curious and eager to learn. Even
though he was only seven years old, he was determined to find out
what is really valuable.
day the little boy asked his father, "What are the ways to
gain the most valuable things in life?"
father said, "Only worthy ways lead to worthwhile goals. These
are the six worthy ways:
- Keep yourself
healthy and fit;
- Be wholesome
in every way;
to those with more experience;
- Learn from
those with more knowledge;
- Live according
- Act with
sincerity, not just energy."
boy paid close attention to his father's words. He tried hard to
practice these ways from then on. As he grew up and became wise,
he realized that the six worthy ways, and the most valuable things
in life, could not be separated.
moral is: "A serious question deserves
a serious answer."