The Lion and the Fox

A fox agreed to work for a lion as a servant, and for awhile, each carried out his respective duties according to his own nature and powers. The fox used to point out the prey, and the lion would attack and seize it.

The fox, however, soon became jealous of the lion for carrying off the lion’s share. Thinking that he was just as good as his master, the fox declared that he would no longer simply discover the prey but capture it on his own. The next day, just as he was about to snatch a lamb from the fold, the hunter and his hounds appeared and made him their prize for the day.

Old Learning: Keep your place in life, and your place will keep you.

New Take

Does fox need to eat as much as lion? What he would have done with so much of meat? Desiring more than requirement is greed and is condemned.

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