Upanyasagar and his horse man
Once an upanyasagar travelled along with his horseman to a village temple to do his upanyasam. Unfortunately that day no one came to his upanyasam. He was waiting for a long time to see if someone is coming to listen. He thought of leaving but his horseman came and sat in front of him.
Upanyasagar: I thought of leaving because there is no one to listen. But you came and sat in front of me so I’m confused on what to do. We have to do our upanyasam even if a pillar in front of us is ready to listen. What do you think?
Horseman: Swamy I’m not as wise as you. We just ride horse cart and maintain horses. We are ordinary people. But I can tell you something based on my horse maintenance experience. If we go to a stable to keep Kollu (a type of horse food) for horses and if there just only one horse in a 30 horse capacity stable, we will not return back without keeping Kollu.
Upanyasagar told that he understood what the horseman said and he was very happy. He started his lecture on Vedas shasthraas and many other things. The horseman was silently listening to what he was telling. He continued the lecture for more than 1 hour and finally asked feedback from horseman.
Horseman: Swamy, I’m not a big scholar to comment on your speech. As I mentioned, will keep Kollu even if there is just one horse in the stable, but we will not keep all the Kollu that we took, to that only horse and kill it.