A taxi cab was crazily weaving in and out of the
“Just what are you trying to do?” the grumpy
miserly passenger shouted at the taxi driver.
“I can’t control the car,” the driver said. “Can you
use your mobile phone to ask for help?”
“You have to pay the charge,” the miser replied.
“And for Heaven’s sake, switch off
the fare meter.”
Even in dangerous situations, all that a
miserly man can think of is his money more
than anything else.
When greed, attachment and craving are
strong in a person, his mind becomes so
'clouded' and deluded that he can say or
do really foolish things for which he has to
A lazy superstitious man went out to his
garden yard to pray and ask a favor from
“Oh Heaven God,” he prayed. “I have
prayed to you for many years faithfully. I
have also offered all kinds of food for you.
Oh God! Please let me strike the lottery.”
The lazy man waited for a few weeks.
Nothing happened. He became
disappointed and angry. Out into the
garden he went again. He knelt down and
“Oh Heaven God, don’t You think You are
being unreasonable. All I ask for is a strike
at the lottery.”
Suddenly he heard a voice thundering from
the sky: “Who’s being unreasonable? You
didn’t buy any lottery!”
A superstitious and deluded person lacks
clear and reasonable thinking. He can do
the most foolish things.