A Foolish Brahmin
Gangu was an unlettered simple minded Brahmin. He was busy day and night in his devotion to God. He was not clever enough. He little knows the tricks and pranks of this selfish world. He was extremely innocent.
Once Gangu visited a fair. There he bought a good goat with his hard-earned money. In the evening he was on his way to his home. He met three clever rogues in the way. They saw the good goat on the shoulders of the Brahmin. Their mouth watered. They wanted to snatch the goat from the poor man. They expressly made a plan to devour the goat and to make a good feast of it.
One of the rouges reached Gangu and said to him, ‘Why are you carrying a dog on your shoulders? It is very ugly and sick too”. The Brahmin thought for a moment but continued walking. After a little distance he met another rogue. The other rogue also repeated the same sentence, “Why are you carrying a sick dog on your shoulder, Oh, man?’ This surprised the Brahmin. He checked his load—the goat. He was now a little doubtful but continued with his journey.
After some time he met the third rouge. He also uttered the same words. ‘Oh man! Are you a fool ? Why are you carrying a worthless dog on your shoulders.” Now the Brahmin was rest assured that he was carrying a dog not a goat on his shoulder. He threw down the goat saying, “Why should I carry a dog and get myself soiled ?”
Moral : Do not be so innocent to be carried over by somebody’s cunning.