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Tale of Three Old Men

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Sometimes nonreal or fictional tales carry wonderful meanings. Here I am sharing one, meaningful and full of insight. Once there were three older men. They were hungry, so they knocked on the door of a house. A lady came out and asked them to come inside the house and have food.

Instead of entering the house, they raised a point. They said that they have some agreement, according to which only one out of three can go inside the house. The lady was surprised to hear their words and asked the reason behind them.

They replied, “We are Wealth, Success and Love. You can invite anyone among us”. The lady got confused. She said that she wants to consult someone before deciding whom to invite. She went inside and asked her husband. Hearing options, Husband was overjoyed, “How nice is it. Invite wealth; our house will be filled with wealth”. His wife disagreed, “Dear, why don’t we invite success. We will be successful in life”. Hearing their conversation, their little daughter jumped with her suggestion, “I wish that we should invite love. Our house will be filled with love”.

After some time she came and invited ‘Love’ among them. The old man, named 'Love', got up and followed the lady. Lady was extremely surprised when she saw that instead of waiting outside, the other two older men also got up and followed them. She asked, “I have invited only ‘Love’, why both of you are coming now”.

In reply, what all said is really the theme of this tale. They said, “If you would have invited Wealth or Success, the other two have stayed outside. But where ever ‘Love’ goes, we also go with him”.

Love is such a powerful thing in our life that it can make everything possible. Wealth and success are certainly important in life, but only ‘Love’ has the power to touch our souls. If you have love in life, it can make up for many things you lack, but if you don’t have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough. Love can make things happen without logic. It can unlock doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Jaspal Singh


Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on August 30, 2012:

Sunnie Day. Thanks for adding your comments. Love is important because it teaches you to hope. It teaches you that when bad times are here, good times are on their way. Love is important because it assures you a better tomorrow. It promises a future with happiness and contentment. Thanks again.

Sunnie Day on August 23, 2012:

This was so wonderful and true. I love stories like this. Thank you so much for sharing. Love always is the way.

Nancy Hinchliff from Essex Junction, Vermont on May 18, 2012:

Nice. Enjoyed the parable. I am also a strong believer in what you wrote in your profile: "I'm a firm believer that the mind is one of the strongest and most powerful elements with human beings and the way we "think" largely dictates our happiness and success."

This is the way I live my life and why I am a very happy person.

Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on May 17, 2012:

Pamela99. Thanks for your valuable comment.

Roohi Khan from India on May 17, 2012:

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Nice story!

harinarayan from Kerala, India on May 17, 2012:

Good imagination. I have one doubt there have any reason the daughter should select love?voted up and beautiful

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 04, 2012:

I love this beautiful story with such a worthwhile message. It is truly an inspirational story. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on April 26, 2012:

Thanks Dear rjsadowski

rjsadowski on April 26, 2012:

What a wonderful story. I wish you love.

Sushmita from Kolkata, India on March 14, 2012:

Such a simple tale, and told so softly. Wonderful and very feeling. Just like the moral of the story your writing is also full of sweetness. Voted up and beautiful.

Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on February 28, 2012:

Dear Global. This tale is about Love and Love is always a wonderful feeling to share. Love: Give, and it will be given to you. Thanks for adding your comments.

Anna from New York, NY on February 28, 2012:

This is a very beautiful story, thank you for sharing it! Voted up and beautiful.

Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on February 23, 2012:

Dear Debby. Thanks a lot for reading and adding your valuable comments.

Debby Bruck on February 23, 2012:

Dear Jaspals ~ I agree with this sentiment and it is a telling tale that rings true. Blessings, Debby

Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on February 13, 2012:

Dear Kayleesnider. Thanks for your appreciation.

Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on January 24, 2012:

@Ruchira. Thanks for your valuable comments.

Ruchira from United States on January 24, 2012:

Beautiful message, Jaspal.

Love has no boundaries and if we accept love, there will be appreciation amongst us for each other and that will be a stepping stool towards wealth and success!

Swetank Raj from India on January 14, 2012:

Great hub @Jaspals i loved the message you want to throw to every hubbers and everyone.Its simply great!

Kawaljit kaur from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India) on November 14, 2011:


A beautifully written, heart touching hub. We all must understand that nothing is above LOVE. Although we need money and success in life and the whole life we keep on chasing these two things but the mantra of life is Go far love, wealth and money will come along with it.


Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on November 11, 2011:

@Shanaya. Thanks for your Valuable comments.

shanaya from Living in my Own Dreams:) on October 24, 2011:

Hello Sir Jaspal! You have written it Beautifully. I Love reading your HUBS always. Thanks for sharing.:)

voted up, awesome, interesting.

with lots of Respect

from SHANAYA:)

anil malhotra on October 15, 2011:


Love is best thing to be shared with it certainly brings success and wealth and peace in everybody life pls forward your next topic

Bella Nina from USA on September 18, 2011:

I love this! Write more Jaspals!

Pooja on September 05, 2011:

lv ur writings...... Awsomeee!!

u knw hw to give words to the feelings.....

Jasvir on August 31, 2011:

Hello Sir,

Well said!

Bhawana from Australia on August 30, 2011:

One of the best hub.U r so very true.Where there is love there is everything that one need to survive in life is a pathway for happiness.I am so impressed with ur writing.very insightful hub.Keep writing with such messages in ur hub.


Hardeep on August 29, 2011:

Jaspal ji, I've shared the link into my FB and thanks! Love been, love is and will always be the most important thing in our life... With love, you succeed and with success you attract wealth! Well done!

MG Singh from UAE on August 29, 2011:

Hello ! well written with a simple message

Gurpreet Kaur Phull on August 29, 2011:

its really nyc n true.

Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on August 28, 2011:

@Venzhvam. Thanks for your Valuable comments.

Jaspal Singh (author) from India / Australia on August 28, 2011:

@Phil Plasma. Thanks for reading and adding your comments.

VENZKHVAM from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers on August 28, 2011:


What a beautiful story of love, success and wealth and the nice daughter in our house who realized the value of love rather than the parents who give important to the worldly matters.

JASPALJI it is an excellent story well written, well pasted photographs. i really liked it.

voted up and with your permission following you also. expecting your valuable comments on my three hubs.

Phil Plasma from Montreal, Quebec on August 28, 2011:

Interesting story. If I already have love, perhaps I would have invited wealth.

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