In a very crowded market place, a Sadhu was sitting with huge Five Baskets that were covered.
Many curious people came and a crowd collected around the Sadhu to know what exactly He was selling. The sadhu kept selling from one basket or another and people were buying it with all excitement. The sales was good and by evening huge queue had happened around Sadhu. Hearing this the King and many other senior administrator also agreed to come.
The moment King and Senior People came the Raj-Guru or the Spiritual Advisor too accompanied came. The public queue was moved back to accommodate.
The Raj-Guru saw the Five Huge Baskets that were closed.
‘O Sadhu, what are you selling in these Five huge Baskets and strangely it is not getting exhausted even after the day is ending while the public is buying strongly.’ The Raj-Guru asked the Sadhu
The Sadhu stood up and bowed to the King, Administrators and the Raj-Guru and said ‘ I am selling items suitable to different segments of people. One Basket is still not opened up and its contents have now gained the best buyers i.e all of You‘
‘Oh that is so nice. What does that one basket contain. Maybe if you tell us contents in other baskets maybe we will buy them too.’ Raj-Guru said
‘Raj-Guru ji, The one basket waiting for all of you is containing TORTURE, SUPPRESSION and ATROCITIES. Perfectly suitable for the Kings and Administrators. The Second Basket is suitable for you Raj-Guru, Scholars, Learned ones, Religious Leader and Priests in the Kingdom, It contains EGO. The Third Basket contains Cheating, Dishonesty, Fraudulence perfectly suitable for Businessmen, Salespeople, Lawyers and Fake people, this has been the biggest sale for me. The Fourth Basket contains Envy and Jealousy perfectly suitable to rich and powerful people, they cannot tolerate the progress of another, post the Third Basket this basket has given me enough sales and the demand is rising. The Fifth Basket is filled with Back stabbing, Deception demand is very high among people who have no job but to do gossiping and deception to break houses and break trust of people’. The sadhu said
The Raj Guru looked stunned and ashamed looked around to see the crowd gathering to buy continuously from Sadhu.
The Sadhu said I have a small basket too, that nobody truly wants he took out a small basket on which He was sitting. It was too small. ‘Raj Guru ji this contains Truth’
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nice story Maitreya ji….. Very thought provoking