A thought provoking story

Published June 14, 2012 by sweetashoney

Alexander the Great is known as the most powerful military leader of the ancient world. Be4 he turned 30 he conquered an empire stretching from Greece to India.

Aftr his last battle while he was returning home he fell very ill.Now he realized how his conquests, his gr8 army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were meaningless.

He now longed to reach home to see his mother’s face nd bid her farewell. But, he had to accept the fact that he would not make it ther

Helplessly waiting to breathe his last,he called his generals and said, "I have 3 wishes, pls carry them out after I die.

"My 1st desire is,my physicians alone must carry my coffin."

"2ndly,when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones which I have collected in my treasury."

The king felt exhausted after saying this, and continued. "My 3rd and last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling out of my coffin."

The people wondered at the king’s strange wishes. But no1 dare ask why. Alexander’s favorite general kissed his hand and pressed them 2 his heart. "O king, we assure you that your wishes will all be fulfilled. But tell us why do you make such strange wishes?"

Alexander the Great, took a deep breath:"I would like the world to know of the 3 lessons I have just learnt

I want my physicians to carry my coffin becos people should realize that all doctors are powerless and cannot save a person from the clutches of death. Don’t take life for granted.

2)The second wish is 2 tell people that no gold will come with me. I spent all my life earning riches but cannot take anythng wid me.Realise that it is a sheer waste of time to chase wealth.

3)And about my third wish of having my hands dangling out of the coffin, I wish people to know that I came empty handed into this world and I leave empty handed.

@>– @>– May we always remember Death-the destroyer of all
pleasures. @>–

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