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The Fox And The Vineyard


Once upon a time there was a sly fox. Well, you may say that foxes are ever cunning but this one was exceptionally wily. He always looked for ways to decieve others and gain things without any effort.

One day the sly fox was passing by a beautiful vineyard. He had often heard from other foxes that the vineyard had the most luscious grapes one could ever think of. It belonged to a wealthy gentleman who stayed away most of the time. The fox shook its head. How it wanted to enter the vineyard and taste the grapes!

But that was impossible, for the vinyard was surrounded by a tall, thick fence on all sides. "If only I could enter just once. I would have filled my tummy with the grapes. It would have been a dream come true!" thought the fox. It went round the fence, looking in vain for an aperture that he knew he would never find.

So imagine his surprise when he found a small hole in the fence. The fox could not believe his eyes at first. He raised one of his paws and passed it through the hole. No. He was not mistaken. The hole was right there, waiting for him to pass through. It was barely large enough for him to push his head through. The fox struggled to get his body through the small aperture but he was big enough for it.

The fox sat there and fasted for one whole day. He tried again the next day. No, he was still big enough. He fasted for two more days and tried again to slip through the hole. He was amazed at how easily he passed through the opening, which earlier seemed so small for him.

Once inside the vineyard, the fox looked up to see lovely grapes hanging in bunches all around. He was overjoyed at the sight. His mouth began to water and he ran to the nearest bunch. "Oh..." thought the fox, "...my friends were so right. These are the juiciest grapes I have ever tasted."

The sly fox began to wander inside the vineyard and eat to his heart's content. There was no one to disturb him. He slept as much as he liked, ate as much as he wanted and roamed about as much as he wished till he felt he had his fill. So he went near the hole and tried to slip through.

But he was shocked to find that he could not, inspite of his best efforts, get himself out. Days of inactivity and overeating had made him bigger and fatter than ever before. Now he again found himself in the situation as before.

So the poor fox had to fast again for three days until he got thin enough to slip through the hole.

As he found himself out of the vineyard, he gave a shout of joy. Then he looked again at the vineyard, as much as he could see of it through the hole. There was the vineyard, its tree-leaves shining bright and its lovely grapes twinkling in the morning sunlight.

The poor fox became thoughtful. After a moment, he said: "How lovely you look vineyard. Oh, how lovely are your fruits and vines. But what good are you to me? I leave you just as I came to you..."

The same is the case with this world. Our world is a beautiful place, but it is actually of no use to us. Just as we come into this world empty-handed, so we leave it. Only the Torah we study, the mitzvot we perform and the good deeds that we practice are the real fruits which we can take along. We come into this world with nothing and similarly we leave with no riches.

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