Once there lived a farmer in a certain village. He had four sons. They were all very lazy. They always quarreled with one another. Their bad habits were a great cause of trouble for the old farmer. He longed to see them live in peace but they always threw cold water on his hopes. He was very anxious to shake off their laziness. But he did not find such chances till he fell seriously ill. When he was at the point of death, he sent for his sons. When they came to him, he said, “My boys, a large treasure lies hidden in our field. But I am sorry I cannot tell you the exact place where it is buried, for I don’t remember it. You can find it if you try.” Saying this, the old farmer breathed his last. After a few days, they decided to find out the treasure. They turned up every nook and corner of the field to a great depth. But they did not find the treasure. They cursed their dead father. But they did not know that their field had become very fertile by their thorough search of the treasure. They sowed the seeds and got a very rich harvest. They sold it in the market and got immense wealth. This was the treasure referred to by their father. It was then that they realized how hard work, pays in the long run, and they got rid of their laziness forever.
- No pains no gains.