The ideal and the real

Once upon a time a king got a tank dug and desired that it should be a reservoir of milk. So he ordered all his subjects each to bring a seer of milk and pour it into the tank the next day. One of them thought that as everybody would be pouring his share of milk it would not matter if he poured a seer of water and that he would not be detected. But the same thought arose in everybody’s else mind also. When the king came in the evening of the next day expecting to see the tank overflowing with milk he found that it was full of water.😀

Author: Swami Sambuddhananda

Source: Vedanta Through Stories