A Question From a Seven-year-old (Six Worthy Ways)
Once upon a time there was a rich man living in Benares, in northern India. He had a son who was intelligent, curious and eager to learn. Even though he was only seven years old, he was determined to find out what is really valuable.
One day the little boy asked his father, "What are the ways to gain the most valuable things in life?"
His father said, "Only worthy ways lead to worthwhile goals. These are the six worthy ways:
The boy paid close attention to his father's words. He tried hard to practice these ways from then on. As he grew up and became wise, he realized that the six worthy ways, and the most valuable things in life, could not be separated.
The moral is: "A serious question deserves a serious answer."