dreamer worked as a freelance servant, looking for odd jobs
around the village. One day, a wealthy sheth offered to pay
him two annas to carry ten kilogrammes of ghee to his home.
It was only one mile away. Day Dreamer eagerly agreed. No sooner
had he put the pot of ghee on his head and begun his journey,
then his thoughts ran free.
He fantasised step by step, "This job will fetch me two annas,
from which I'll purchase a goat. The goat will give me good
milk which will bring more money. Then I'll get myself a fine
wife and have children. By that time, I shall have enough money
to open a small business. When seated in my shop, my son will
come to call me for lunch, but of course, there will be so many
customers, and I'll be so busy that I'll have to refuse and
say, 'No, not now.' '' And Day Dreamer shook his head. As he
did so, the pot of ghee dropped to the ground and shattered
The sheth, walking alongside him was furious, ''Oh you careless
fool, you've broken my pot!'' ''For you, only your pot has been
broken. For me, my home and all my hopes have been shattered,''
Day Dreamer replied with gloom. We too revel in grand fantasies
of earning huge wealth, building factories, great successes.
But all materialistic thoughts are mere daydreams, everything
of this world is false and perishable. Our fantasies are bound
to shatter one day.
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