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Four "Wives"

Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by Verusha, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Verusha

    Verusha New IL'ite

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    Once upon a time there was a King who had four wives
    He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and
    treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

    He also loved the 3rd wife very much.

    He was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms.
    However, he feared that one day she would leave him for another.

    He also loved his 2nd wife.

    She was his confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with
    him. Whenever the King faced a problem, he could confide in her, and she
    would help him get through the difficult times.

    The King's 1st wife, whom he did not love, was a very loyal partner and
    had made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom.
    Although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

    One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short. He thought of
    his life and wondered, "I now have four wives with me, but when I die,
    I'll be all alone."

    Thus, he asked the 4th wife, "I have loved you the most, endowed you
    with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm
    dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"
    "No way!", replied the 4th wife, and she walked away without another word.

    The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, "I have loved you all my life. Now
    that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"
    "No!", replied the 3rd wife. "Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to remarry!"..

    He then asked the 2nd wife, "I have always turned to you for help and
    you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?"
    "I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!"," I can see you to your grave."

    Then a voice called out: "I'll leave with you and follow you no matter
    where you go." The King looked up, and there was his first wife. She was
    so skinny as she suffered from malnutrition and neglect. Greatly
    grieved, the King said, "I should have taken much better care of you
    when I had the chance!"

    In truth, we all have 4 wives in our lives:

    Our 4th wife is our body.
    No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it
    will leave us when we die.

    Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth.
    When we die, it will all go to others.

    Our 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how much they have
    been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

    And our 1st wife is our Soul.
    Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.
    However, our Soul is the only thing that will follow us wherever we go.
    Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it
    is the only part of us that will follow us to the throne of God and
    continue with us throughout Eternity.

    When the world pushes you to your knees.....
    You're in the perfect position to pray.

    :exactly:
     
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  2. pavithrasriram

    pavithrasriram Bronze IL'ite

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    hi verusha!!!
    nice post....
    luv
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    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    hi,
    do not differentiate the soul as it is the one leaving and with it all the senses. nice post, and revealing, regards sunkan
     
  4. Verusha

    Verusha New IL'ite

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    Thanks!!

    thought so too...
     
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    veeramachaneni Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi Verusha - Very well said. A very Nice post. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    banujaga Gold IL'ite

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    Very well said. A good one :)

    Banu
     
  8. crazywriter

    crazywriter Platinum IL'ite

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    A great story, verusha :) I loved it. Keep writing!
     
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    awesome write up.. loved the inner meaning!
     
  10. shashiv

    shashiv Gold IL'ite

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    Well said... Keep writing Verusha...



    Shanti
     

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