A long time ago there lived a man who was extremely lazy and poor at the same time

He did not want to do any hard work but used to dream of being rich one day

He got his food by begging for alms

One morning he got a pot of milk as part of the alms

He was extremely delighted and went home with the pot of milk

He boiled the milk, drank some of it, and put the remaining milk in a pot

He added slight curds in the pot for converting the milk to curd

He then lay down to sleep

Soon he started imagining about the pot of curd while he lay asleep

He dreamed that if he could become rich somehow all his miseries would be gone

His thoughts turned to the pot of milk he had set to form the curd

He dreamed on; “By morning the pot of milk would set, it would be converted to curd

I would churn the curd and make butter from it

I would heat the butter and make ghee out of it

I will then go to that market and sell that ghee, and make some money

With that money, I'll buy a hen

The hen will lay may eggs which will hatch and there will be many chickens

These chicken will in turn lay hundreds of eggs and I will soon have a poultry farm of my own

” He kept on imagining

“I’ll sell all the hens of my poultry and buy some cows, and open a milk dairy

All the town people will buy milk from me

I will be very rich and soon I shall buy jewels

The king will buy all the jewels from my store

I will be so rich that I will be able to marry an exceptionally beautiful girl from a noble family

Soon I will have a handsome son

If he does any mischief I will be very angry and to teach him a lesson, I will hit him with a big stick

”During this dream, he involuntarily picked up the stick next to his bed and thinking that he was beating his son, raised the stick, and hit the pot

The pot of milk broke and he awoke from his daydream