A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for forty days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived.
One day after a high tide lots of sea-stars were brought to the shore. They started drying up in the sun. A boy, walking down the shore started throwing the sea-stars into the sea, so that they could continue their lives.
A person came up to him and asked :
One day a Pot-Maker while going to the market to sell his pots was passing by the barren land in the summer. Feeling tired and thirsty, he was looking for some water to quench his thirst. He had his donkey too accompanying him.
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तृणं न खादन्नपि जीवमानस्तद्भागधेयं परमं पशूनाम् ॥