From the balcony of his palace, he stood and watched as the people cried and wailed and howled in pain, he felt powerful. With a victorious smile on his face he looked up to see smiles and happiness on people’s face, he felt disgusted.
He was livid that everything he gifted to this world wasn’t long lasting, hardly appreciated. He gifted death, jealousy, greed, anger and many things just so that the pain outruns the happiness, all in vain.
He can’t think of anything to cause ever-lasting pain to people, a resistance to the medicine that always cheered the broken hearts and mended them with time, he felt helpless.
Frustrated, he ventured out of his palace into his kingdom, he felt a bit better as he saw endless misery everywhere and to stroke his ego furthermore he continued to travel.
He then saw his old wise minister in the marketplace, writing something on his notepad as always, enveloped in his work. An idea then struck his brain and he approached the wise man.
On seeing his king, the wise man bowed down and the king nodded in acknowledgement. The wise man thinking that the king wanted to know about the work he was currently assigned to, he started to give him a brief review of his studies.
The king wasn’t interested and interrupted the wise man.
King- “O wise man, as I am about to ask you a question, I want you to be fearlessly honest with the answer”.
Wise man- “My king, as your humble servant, I will do as you say”.
King- “Look around you and tell me what you see”?
Wise man- “Dear king, I see misery and pain all around, in and around everyone”.
King- “In my kingdom, the misery and pain is endless. It’s everywhere and still spreading like a forest fire. I spend so little and my tools here aren’t that strong and effective. To earth, I give my best and strongest gifts and yet the people there aren’t suffering as much as the people here. I am still tormented by their smiling faces each day. I am at my wit’s end”.
Wise man- “My great king, to earth you present the strongest gifts- death, jealousy, anger, greed and so many. The people of God fear your gifts, the death are more gruesome after each day, and it causes more pain to the precious ones. But my king, none of them lasts forever. They heal with time and replace the pain with memories.
King- “Wise man, then tell me how to make it last”?
Wise man- “O my inquisitive king, the people in your kingdom are under the effect of the poison that grows in the kingdom. It works slowly but is very effective. It takes out every ounce of happiness from heart.”
The wise man upon seeing the king’s confused face, he politely asked the king to follow him into the market. As they went deeper, the chattering lessened and a loud banging noise grew stronger. After a few minutes, they were standing in front of a shop of blacksmith.
Wise man- “O my mighty king, do you see the blacksmith hammering the iron continuously. He is shaping the iron to turn it into wheels. The poison we discussed acts just like the hammer to human heart. It continuously hammers it and devours the usual happiness the heart feels. The poison is the key to everlasting pain.
The king understood but still felt the lack of direction.
King- “How do I spread the poison into the human world? It can’t grow there and need a physical body to reach amongst the people”.
Wise man- “My king, people fear most what they can’t see or understand. Let the people be the units to spread the poison. They will become the cause of constant pain to people. By day, they will hurt the people thinking that they are doing the right thing and by the night they will grieve for what they have done to others. They will belong to no one. A pariah and without any home to their heart.
The wise man continued- “The pain is disguise will last long, but my king, you will have to ensure that the units are cleverly designed, so as to lure the people. They must be loaded with gifts that are attractive to humans. Make them cheerful, happy and inviting.”
People look for things in the darkness. Hide the evil in the blinding light. People won’t be able to see it.
It will grow rapidly and seep into the population. These units will do your bid unknowingly, forever”.
As a next step, the king ordered the manufacturing of these units. After few years, the units were all around the world- doing what they were made to do.