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Emperor Seed

Once Upon A Time, There Was A King. When He Got Old, It Was Time To Choose A Successor, Instead Of Choosing One Of His Assistants Or His Children, He Decided To Do Something Different. One Day He Gathered Young People Into The Kingdom.

The Old King Said: I Have To Leave And Choose The Next Emperor, I Decided To Choose One Of You. The Children Were Shocked And Then The Emperor Said, “Today I Will Give Each Of You One Special Seed.”

I Want You To Plant A Seed, Water It, And Come Back Here In A Year, Starting Today, With What You Have Grown From That Seed. Then I Will Judge That The Plant You Bring And What I Choose Will Be The Next Emperor.

That Day There Was A Boy Named Raghu, And Like The Others, He Also Received A Seed. He Went Home And Excitedly Told His Mother’s Story. His Mother Helped Him Get A Pot And He Planted A Seed In It And Then Watered It Thoroughly.

Every Day Raghu Would Water Him And See If He Grew Up, After About Three Weeks Some Other Young People Started Talking About Their Seeds And Plants That Were Starting To Grow.

Raghu Continued To Look After His Seed, But Nothing Grew. Three Weeks Passed, Four Weeks, Five Weeks, And Still There Was Nothing, By That Time Others Were Talking About Their Plants, But Raghu Did Not Have A Plant. He Felt Like A Failure.

Six Months Have Passed And There Is Nothing In Raghu’s Pot. He Just Knew He Had Killed His Seed. They All Had Two Trees, Some Had Tall Plants, And He Had Nothing. Raghu Said Nothing To His Friends. He Just Waited For His Seed To Germinate.

Finally, A Year Passed, And All The Youth Of The Kingdom Brought Their Plants To The Emperor For Inspection. Raghu Told His Mother That He Was Not Going To Bring An Empty Pot To The Palace, But His Mother Said That He Must Honestly Talk About What Happened. Raghu Felt That He Had A Stomach Ache, But He Knew That His Mother Was Right.

Raghu Took His Empty Pots To The Palace. When Raghu Arrived, He Was Amazed At The Variety Of Plants Grown By The Other Youths. They Were Beautiful In All Shapes And Sizes. Raghu Put The Empty Pot On The Floor And Many Other Children Laughed At Him. When The Emperor Arrived, He Looked Around The Room. At That Time, Raghu Was Simply Trying To Hide Behind The Backs Of Others.

The Old King Said, “What Beautiful Plants, Trees And Flowers You Have Grown.” Today One Of You Will Be Appointed As The Next Emperor. The Emperor Found Raghu At The Back Of The Room With His Empty Pot. He Orders His Guards To Take Him To The Front.

Raghu Was Terrified, The Emperor Knows That I Am A Failure, Maybe He Will Order The Guards To Kill Me. When Raghu Stepped Forward, The Emperor Asked His Name, My Name Is Raghu, And He Answered. All The Children Here Played, Laughed, And Laughed At Him.

The Emperor Told Everyone To Calm Down. He Glanced At Raghu And Then Announced To The Crowd That Your New Emperor Was Called Raghu.

Raghu Couldn’t Believe It. Raghu Could Not Even Grow His Seed, How Could He Be The New Emperor, Then The Emperor Said That A Year Ago, Starting Today, I Gave Everyone A Seed. I Told You To Take The Seed Planted, Water It And Give It Back To Me Today, But I Gave You All The Boiled Seeds That Didn’t Grow.

All Of You Except Raghu Have Brought New Trees, Plants, And Flowers. When You Know The Seed Will Not Grow, You Have Replaced Another Seed With The One I Gave You.

Raghu Was The Only One Who Showed Courage And Honesty To Bring Me An Empty Seed Pot In It. Hence, He Will Become The New Emperor.

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Moral Of The Story

Pay Close Attention To What You Plant Now, This Will Determine What You Reap Tomorrow.

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