The king called each of his sons to him in turn and said the same thing to each of them: “My son, I love you very dearly; I am going to give you a third of my kingdom and, in secret, you shall also have my magic ring.” The king himself did not know which son had received the magic ring, but each of them was convinced that they had it.’
Continued from yesterday’s post…
‘Some months went by, and the king decided to go and visit his sons. He went, first of all, to the kingdom of his eldest son and, when he saw that his subjects suffered from poverty and disease, he knew that it was not he who had received the magic ring. Next, he went to visit the second son, and there, too, he found the population afflicted by war and endless misfortunes: the magic ring was not there either.
Finally, when he reached the kingdom of his third son, he found that all his subjects were prosperous and healthy and lived in peace and happiness. Then the king understood that it was his youngest son who had inherited the magic ring. “And that”, said Nathan; “is how you will know which is the true religion: the one in which peace, happiness, prosperity, wisdom and love reign”.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works, Vol. 1, The Second Birth, Love, Wisdom, Truth