maulik patel
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Worth reading couple of times.


"Ice melts when heated"!
"Eyes melt when hated"!

Alexander, after conquering many kingdoms, was returning home. On the way,
he fell ill and it took him to his death bed. With death staring him in his
face, Alexander realized how his conquests, his great army, his sharp sword
and all his wealth were of no consequence. He now longed to reach home to
see his mother's face and bid her his last adieu. But, he had to accept the
fact that his sinking health would not permit him to reach his distant
So, the mighty conqueror lay prostrate and pale, helplessly
waiting to breathe his last.

He called his generals and said, "I will depart from this world soon, I
have three wishes, please carry them out without fail."

With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide
by their king's last wishes.

"My first desire is that", said Alexander, "My physicians alone must carry
my coffin." After a pause, he continued, "Secondly, I desire that 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

The king felt exhausted after saying this. He took a minute's rest and
continued. "My third and last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling
out of my coffin".

The people who had gathered there wondered at the king's strange wishes.
But no one dared bring the question to their lips.. Alexander's favorite
general kissed his hand and pressed them to his heart. "O king, we assure
you that your wishes will all be fulfilled. But tell us why do you make
such strange wishes?"

At this Alexander took a deep breath and said: "I would like the world to
know of the three lessons I have just learnt.

Lessons to learn from last 3 wishes of King Alexander...

I want my physicians to carry my coffin because people should realize that
no doctor can really cure any body. They are powerless and cannot save a
person from the clutches of death. So let not people take life for granted.

The second wish of strewing gold, silver and other riches on the way to the
graveyard is to tell People that not even a fraction of gold will come with
me. I spent all my life earning riches but cannot take anything with me.
Let people realize that it is a sheer waste of time to chase wealth.

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 empty
handed I go out of this world".

With these words, the king closed his eyes. Soon he let death conquer him
and breathed his last. . . .


Remember, your good health is in your own hands, look after it.

Wealth is only meaningful if you can enjoy while you are still alive and

What you do for yourself dies with you but what you do for others, lives

It is called "Legacy."

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!

His last words should have shown sorrow and repentence for the burning
of Persipolis and wished he had died before that foulest act. To top it
he should have willed that he be buried in its ruins with a piece in his
outstretched arms.


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