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Panchatantra Tales, The Separation of Friends

The Foolish Sage

Once upon a time, there was a sage called Deva Sharma who lived in a temple in the outskirts of a town. He was widely known and respected. People would visit him, and offer him with gifts, food, money and garments to seek his blessings. The gifts that he did not need for himself, he would sell off, and got rich on the proceeds. And by nature, he trusted nobody. He never trusted anybody. So, he kept all his money in a bag which he carried under his arm all the time. He would not part with  ...

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Panchatantra Tales, The Separation of Friends

The Fall and Rise of a Merchant

In a city called Vardhamana, lived a very efficient and prosperous merchant. The king was aware of his abilities, and therefore made him the administrator of the kingdom. With his efficient and intelligent ways, he kept common man very happy, and at the same time he impressed the king on the other side. Such a person, who can keep everybody happy, is rarely found. Later, there came a time that the merchant’s daughter was getting married. He arranged for a lavish reception. The  ...

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Panchatantra Tales, The Separation of Friends

The Jackal and the Drum

One day, a jackal called Gomaya was very hungry, and was wandering about in search of food. After some time, he wandered out of the jungle he lived in, and reached a deserted battlefield. In this deserted battlefield, a battle was fought recently. The fighting armies had left behind a drum, which was lying near a tree. As strong winds blew, the branches of the tree got rubbed against the drum. This made a strange noise. When the jackal heard this sound, he got very frightened and thought of  ...

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Panchatantra Tales, The Separation of Friends

The Monkey and the Wedge

There was once a merchant who employed many carpenters and masons to build a temple in his garden. Regularly, they would start work in the morning; take a break for the mid-day meals, and return to resume work till evening. One day, a group of monkey arrived at the site of the building and watched the workers leaving for their mid-day meals. One of the carpenters was sawing a huge log of wood. Since, it was only half-done; he placed a wedge in between to prevent the log from closing up. He  ...

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