In a kingdom ruled by a benevolent King, there was a tradition where the monarch would feed kheer to 100 blind people every day. One unfortunate day, a snake slithered into the royal kitchen, contaminating the kheer with poison. Tragically, all the blind individuals who consumed it met their untimely demise.
Devastated by the unintended consequences of this event, the King, overwhelmed with guilt, chose to abandon his kingdom. He sought solace in the forests, dedicating the remainder of his life to penance and devotion to atone for what he believed was the sin of killing a hundred innocent lives.
During his journey, the King stumbled upon a village, where he inquired about a devout family that would allow him to spend the night. Locals directed him to a brother and sister known for their piety. The King sought and received permission to stay at their humble abode.
As dawn broke, the girl, known for her unwavering commitment to prayer, found herself engrossed in a meditation that prolonged beyond her usual routine. Concerned, her brother inquired about the delay, prompting her to reveal a divine revelation.
She explained that Dharamraj, the God of Righteousness, was grappling with a complex decision involving the death of the blind people caused by the poisoned kheer. The King, eager to know the outcome, listened intently.
The villagers, unaware of the divine deliberations, began to gossip about the mysterious traveler staying in the village. They speculated about his intentions towards the young girl and questioned why he hadn't left after a night.
Throughout the day, the villagers continued to criticize the King in the chaupal, expressing unfounded concerns about his presence. Unbeknownst to them, their idle chatter was accumulating consequences.
The next morning, the girl resumed her meditation, and when the King inquired about Dharamraj's decision, she revealed a surprising twist. The sin of the blind people's death was attributed to the people in the village chaupal who had indulged in baseless gossip and condemnation.
The story teaches a profound lesson: a slanderer not only carries the sins of others on their own head but also bears the consequences of sins committed by others. The tale underscores the importance of avoiding hasty condemnation and embracing empathy and understanding.