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Monday, May 19, 2008

The Monkey And The Wedge

A temple was once being built in a garden. Many masons and carpenters were working on building the temple. They took time off every day to go to the town for their lunch. One day a carpenter was sawing a huge log to cut it into two parts.

A temple was once being built in a garden. Many masons and carpenters were working on building the temple. They took time off every day to go to the town for their lunch. One day a carpenter was sawing a huge log to cut it into two parts. Just then the bell rang for the lunch break. The carpenter pushed a wedge into the split portion of the half sawed log and went to take his lunch, along with other workers

When the workers left for lunch a batch of monkeys landed at the temple site and began playing with whatever caught their fancy. One of the monkeys, who was very curious about all those things, went round the half sawed log and sat on top of it. He spread his legs on both sides of the log, whereas his tail dangled through the split portion.

Curious to know what it is, the monkey started prying the wedge out of the log with his hands. Suddenly, the wedge came out. The split parts of the log firmly snapped shut together crushing the monkeys tail in between. The monkey cried in pain and jumped off the log, but his tail was cut off forever.

Moral : Careless Curiosity is dangerous