This chapter (class 7 Sanskrit chapter 3) tells about two friends where a friend remains rich, and the other one is poor. So rich friends have a lot of servants, but poor people do not have a single servant. The rich boy does not do any work; on the other hand, the poor boy does all the work himself, because of which he is self-supporting.
So, let’s look at this story….
Srikanth and Krishnamurthy were two friends. Srikanth was rich because his father was rich, while Krishnamurthy was poor on the other side because his father was poor. There were all kinds of comforts in Srikanth’s house. His huge building had 40 pillars, 50 rooms in 18 rooms, 44 doors, and 36 electric fans. There were 10 servants continuously meant that they were always working. But Krishnamurthy’s parents were poor husbands husk husbands, his house was very ordinary, meaning his house was simple. There were no servants there.
Once, rich boy, Shrikantha went to Krishnamurti’s house at 9:00 in the morning with Krishnamurthy. Then Krishnamurthi and his parents felicitated the guest of Srikanth as per his power.
Seeing Shrikanth, friend! I am happy with the hospitality of you people. Satisfied, but there is only one sadness in my mind that there is no servant in your house. You have suffered a lot for my hospitality; there are so many servants in my house.
Then Krishnamurti spoke – friend! I have 8 servants here. They are – two legs, two hands, two eyes and two ears.
It is my helper every moment, but your servants cannot always be present everywhere. You cannot do your own work. You depend on them; when they are not, you will experience pain, but I do all my work myself, because of which I am self-supporting. And Swavalamban always gives me happiness.
And there is never any pain. “There is great happiness from doing the work itself” – hearing this, Srikanth means that the rich boy was very pleased and said – From today I will do my own work.
Then say, friend! It is very happy to hear your words, and now it is 12:30. Now I go home.
Thus, this chapter ends where the rich boy learns that we should do our own work by which we become self-sufficient. We never have any suffering, and we remain happy and healthy throughout life.