Once upon a time there was a king having four wives. One day the king got sick and was on his deathbed. Afraid of being alone in the afterlife he asked his fourth wife to whom he loves the most and buy diamonds, gold and elegant clothing for her, would you die with me and go with me to the afterlife? The fourth wife replied I’m sorry I can’t do that and walked away. He also loves his third wife and was very proud as he always show her off to neighboring kingdoms. So, he called on his third wife and asked would you accompany me to the afterlife. The third wife replied I love my life too much. I’m sorry I cannot go with you and when you die I’m going to remarry. His second wife has always been there for him in his times of need. So he asked, would you accompany me to the afterlife? The second wife then replied I’m sorry that I can’t help you out this time but what I can do is arrange your funeral and I will be there for your funeral. A voice called out and said I’ll go with you and follow you wherever you go even if it is to the afterlife. The king looked and it was his first wife but this was the wife to whom he ignore always. He felt embarrassed and said I’m sorry I should’ve taken more care of you and given you more attention when I was having good health.
In actual we all have four wives. Our fourth wife is our body. We like to decorate it with nice jewelry, nice clothing but in the end it can’t follow us to the afterlife. The third wife represents our possessions. We spend so much time in trying to gather possessions but in the end they cannot follow us to the afterlife it will be given to other people and divided just like the third wife said she’s going to remarry. The second wife is our friends and family. We trust them and they’re there for us in times of need but the furthest they can go with us is to our funeral and send us off. Our first wife represents our soul. We usually neglect taking care of our soul that is what will follow us to the afterlife. Care for your body. Keep it healthy. Enjoy your possessions and the comfort they provide. Cherish your friends and family for the love they provide us. But don’t forget to take care of your soul. Nourish your soul. Mange some time for yourself to be alone and think of your soul. Take time to pray. Take time to meditate because it is the source of all of your life and your most faithful friend. I hope this story can help you or somebody that you love.