Tuesday, January 6, 2015


                     A lady came to a store with a cold storage facility and asked for a dressed chicken. The shop keeper searched in his freezer and found that only a single chicken was left. It weighed one and a half kilograms. He carried it to the lady and told her its weight and the price. She thought for a moment and said, “I need a larger one. Please give me one weighing at least two kilograms.” The shopkeeper decided to fool her. He carried the chicken back to the freezer, pretended to search within it and returned with the same piece. He told her, “You can have this larger piece. It weighs two kilograms.” The lady thought for a while and said, “OK, I will take it. But as I expect a few visitors today, I can’t take a risk. Please give me the other piece also - the one you replaced in the freezer just now.” The shopkeeper was lost for words.
                     We should speak only the truth. When words are manipulated to get our own way, even deviating from truth and righteousness, we go wrong. Honesty is the best policy. It is a good rule that we should be faithful and truthful in every action - both big and small. 
                     We should not tell a lie even if telling the truth may cause loss, suffering or pain. We should not tell a lie even if telling the lie may give us money, power or pleasure. Lying is an ugly blot on a person’s character, but ignorant people do it all the time. A thief is better than a habitual liar, but both are headed for ruin. A liar has no honour. He lives in constant disgrace
                     God sees everything we do. Wherever we go, he is watching. He sees what happens everywhere; He is watching us, whether we do good or evil.

© By: Prof. Dr. Babu Philip, Darsana Academy, Kottayam-686001, Kerala, India ( Former Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India), Prof. Mrs. Rajamma Babu, Former Professor, St. Dominic's College, Kanjirappally,  Leo. S. John, St. Antony's Public School, Anakkal, Kanjirappally and Neil John, Maniparambil, Ooriyakunnath, Kunnumbhagom, Kanjirappally, Kottayam-686507, Kerala, India.
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