Being Honest | Short Stories

Story 1: Task of Stealing..!!

Once Ramakrishna asked his disciples to steal a little rice from their own home but there was one condition that nobody sees them stealing rice.

After a week all of his disciples came back with rice except for one. Everyone was happy as they were able to complete the task given to them of stealing rice from home without anyone noticing them.

Ramakrishna asked that student’s reason for coming empty-handed.

The student told him that even if he tries hard to steal rice hiding from everyone else, he always saw himself stealing rice.

So there was never ever a situation when he could have stolen rice when nobody is seeing..

Because whatever we do, it is never hidden from one person and that is our self.

That student who came empty-handed was Swami Vivekananda.

Moral: Whenever we try to do Something Wrong, even if we hide it from Everyone Else yet we can’t hide it from our-self. So we should Never do anything Wrong.

Story 2: Swami Vivekananda in Class..!!

Once while in school, during recess time Narendra (Swami Vivekananda) was talking to his friends and everyone was listening to him so attentively that they were not aware of what was happening around them.

Meanwhile, recess ended and the teacher entered the class and started teaching his subject to class. After some time teacher heard some whispering and noticed that students were talking sitting behind.

The teacher was annoyed by it and started asking students about what he had been teaching in the class but no one in class could answer him. When the teacher asked Narendra the same question. Narendra answered each question correctly.


The teacher inquired about who was the one student talking to others and kept them involved in talks even during class.

Everyone in class pointed toward Narendranath but the teacher refused to believe as he was the only one who answered everything correctly. The teacher thought everyone was lying.

So he punished the whole class and asked them to stand on the bench as punishment except for Narendra. Yet Narendra joined his friend and stood upon the bench with other students.

The teacher asked him to come down and sit on his seat but Narendra replied, “No Sir. I must also stand up as I was the one who was talking to them..”

Disclaimer: This story is not intended to offend anyone in any case. This story was added for the training purpose of EduRead Members. Also, this story has been taken from the app 1000+ stories.

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