One night a large rock fell down from a small hill into the middle of a track. The next day, while a villager was driving his bull-cart he saw the large rock blocking the middle of the track.
“Why does not anyone move this rock from the track? People are so lazy around here,” said the villager.
He drove his bull-cart past the rock, but the track was so narrow, the bull was scratched and hurt.
The next day, a group of travellers came driving their bull-carts and horses to that track. When they saw the large rock in the middle of their path, they complained, “Why does not anyone move this rock from the track? People are so lazy around here.”
The group of travellers drove past the rock, but the track was so narrow, one of their bull-carts was overturned.
One month later, a farmer from a nearby village was driving his bull-cart. He saw the large rock in the middle of the track.
“Oh, look at this large rock in the middle of the track. It must have caused a lot of damage to travellers,” thought the farmer.
He jumped out of the bull-cart and tried to remove the rock. It was hard to remove the rock as it had been there for a long time. He pushed and he pushed. Finally, he was successful. When the rock was removed, he found a wooden box in its place.
“Oh, what is this box doing here?” wondered the farmer. He opened it and found it full of jewels.“This box is so valuable and precious. It must have belonged to someone. I must report this to the king,” thought the farmer.
Once he was in front of the king, he presented the box. “Your Majesty, I
found this precious box under a huge rock in the middle of the track. So I present it to you here.”The king looked at the farmer and smiled. “Finally, I have found you, the person with a caring spirit,” said the king. “I put the box there under the rock as a reward for someone like you.”
“You deserve the reward because you care for others and you are honest. The box is yours,” said the king.
Since then, the farmer was known and respected in the kingdom for his caring spirit towards other people.