Luckily(?) Something’s Don’t Change With Time

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This is a story from Narada Purana of a businessman who had spent all his life in operating his business and accumulating wealth. Now when he was old, his sons felt it was time to go on pilgrimage, perform charities and redeem himself. The sons approached a kind Sadhu and explained to him what they had in mind for their father: ”Do not bring the father back until he goes through a change of heart and he engages himself whole-heartedly in punyam-earning activities befitting his age.” Money was no object for ensuring their father’s well-being in his after-life

So the business man was taken to various holy places by the Sadhu, lecturing him from time to time by way of stories, anecdotes, etc. on higher values in life. But the man’s heart was hard set on his business wherever he went. He was concerned how his sons were coping up…

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