Read the story in your own language, summarize the following aspects of the story in 4 to 5 lines each in your own language. Write it in your notebook.
(a) King’s problem : __________________
(b) Attempts made to find a solution : __________________
(c) Climax : __________________
(d) Solution : __________________
(e) Message : __________________
King’s problem: The king felt that if he knew the right time to begin anything, the right people to listen to or avoid, and the right occupation to take up, he would be able to rule his kingdom well.
Attempts made to find a solution :
The king made a proclamation of rewarding handsomely those who could answer his questions. Unsatisfied by the answers he received, he visited a renowned wise hermit convinced he would get his answers from him.
The king finally goes out to meet the hermit one last time after making peace with his enemy who had come there with the intention of killing him. This is when the hermit speaks to the king and points out that the king already had the answers to his questions. He proceeds to explain what he means thereafter.
The king got his answers through all that he experienced throughout the day with the hermit. The actions and wisdom of the hermit gave the answers to the king's questions. The most important time is 'now', the most important person is the one you are with at that point in time and doing good for the person who is with you in the most important work, were the answers that he found with the hermit's help.
You have been sent into this world to do good deeds so do all the good you can to everyone around you. Love others as you would expect others to love you because love is the base of human existence.
"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can."