A Story from Ruhnama: Fate and Fortune
Let me tell you a story about fate and fortune.
In a village there used to live three siblings. These three siblings always wanted to live happily ever after. However, the thoughts and wishes of the three were different. An elderly person took them to the desert since they were acquainted.
While the eldest sibling was talking to himself, walking in the desert, he saw a cave. When he looked carefully, he saw Fortune in it. Fortune asked the eldest sibling:
“What is your wish?”
“I want to have a garden like that of a palace!”
The eldest sibling, seeing a garden as big as a palace garden in the desert, ran to his garden.
Later, the second younger brother came. He sees Fortune in a big cave. Fortune asked him:
“What do you want?”
“A garden like a palace garden and a saddlebag of gold.”
The younger brother saw a garden appearing next to his elder brother’s and, of course, a saddlebag of gold in it. He just grabbed his saddlebag of gold and ran to his garden.
Later, the youngest sibling reached this cave.
What he saw was Fortune sitting in the cave.
Fortune said to the youngest sibling:
“Tell me your wish? What do you want?”
“What do you want for yourself?” asked the youngest brother.
“I want to get out of this cave” replied Fortune.
As soon as the youngest one released Fortune from the cave, he set out on his own.
Do you know what Fortune did?
Yes, Fortune ran after the youngest brother.
Ruhnama (Book 2): The Spiritual Wealth of Turkmen
Saparmyrat Niyazov (Turkmenbashy the Great),
The State Publishing Service
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 2004.
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