Ek Chor ki Kahani- The story of a thief
This is a cartoon depiction of a beautiful story with a moral.
Once upon a time, a man left his village, so that he could earn a lot of money, and went to a big city. He earned a lot of wealth. After some time, he started missing his family, so he decided to go back to his village. He took all his wealth and packed it in a suitcase, and started the journey back to his village.
He met a thief on the way. The thief became interested in the man's money and drafted a plan. In a very friendly way, he asked the man, whether he too could travel with him.
The man agreed. So, they both checked into a hotel. That day, when the man went to take a bath. The thief searched the man's luggage, but could not find the money this man had earned. Tired, he left the search. Next night again, they halted at an inn, to spend the night. This time again, the thief searched and searched for the money. But, he could not find it. The thief gave up.
Next day, as they approached the village where this man lived. The thief disclosed to the man, "Listen, I am not your friend. I am a thief. I wanted to steal all your wealth. Every day, when you would go for bath, I would search for the money which you had earned, but I could not find it. Tell me the truth, were you just making a fool out of me, when you told me, that you have earned a lot of wealth.
The man answered, "I knew you were a thief. So, that whenever, I would go for a bath, I would hide the bundle of money under your pillow. Because, I knew you would search for it everywhere, but not under your pillow."
This is what happens with everyone, each one of us searches for peace on the outside. But we are unable to find it. This is because, the peace we are looking for, is not on the outside. It is within us. This is why Socrates said, "Know Thyself!"