Story of Kindness & Generosity

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was a compassionate and a generous man. He had a mellifluous behavior even towards the people who belonged to the lowest societal stratum. There was a servant in Vidyasagar’s house who used to do all the household chores. Vidyasagar always showed him affection and treated him like his family members. One day, when Vidyasagar was descending the stairs of his house, he saw his servant sleeping on the staircase with a letter in his hand. Vidyasagar slowly took out the letter from his hand and read it and came to know about the bad news.

Vidyasagar saw that the servant had a streak of tears on his face, perhaps he sobbed himself to sleep. Seeing his servant in this condition the feeling of sympathy evoked in Vidyasagar’s heart. He went inside the room and brought a hand fan and started fanning his servant so that he could sleep comfortably.

At the same time, one of Vidyasagar’s friend came there and seeing such a situation said astoundingly, “You are too much! How can you be engaged in the service of a servant whose salary is hardly seven-eight bucks?” Vidyasagar said, “My father also used to earn seven-eight bucks in a month. I remember one day while my father was returning home he felt unconscious and fell on the road, and a passerby helped him with water. In my servant, I can see the image of my late father.”

 Moral: Purity of heart is not only reflected through sweet words but also through the conduct. An affectionate behavior towards one and all underscores generosity and dignity. Therefore, we must be kind and generous towards everyone.


10 Responses to Story of Kindness & Generosity

  1. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni July 22, 2011 at 4:48 AM #

    Great! theres an arabic proverb/quote thats goes something like this: astahrem tustahrem. or “be polite to ppl and they’ll be polite to u” lol
    thanks 🙂

  2. Anonymous July 22, 2011 at 1:10 AM #

    Subhanallah this is what Allah tells us to do!

  3. Goldypearl July 21, 2011 at 2:49 PM #

    very nice and touching , a person is a person no matter to what social rank does he belong to .

  4. Zaidi Mistry July 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM #

    now a days u not not find such sympathy in human being,may be one in million,

  5. Haider Ali786 July 21, 2011 at 12:16 PM #


  6. Shamsuddin Channa July 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM #

    I think this story is incomplete. because we don’t know what was the bad story and once we know that guy was a kind hearted man I don’t think it was needed to write down the whole story just to show how kind that man was. There must be some thing else in the story despite the kindness.

  7. Afzal Hussain July 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM #

    Muslim history is full of such incidents

  8. Shakabansh5 July 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM #

    from my side it is  nice story

  9. Muna21_om July 21, 2011 at 8:33 AM #

    This is a good one for people who misstreat servents

  10. alzubeidi July 21, 2011 at 8:31 AM #

    It is a nice story and is good for an amature.
    If my opinion be of any value with the intention of pure criticism, I would like to say that the intention of a positive moral lesson (theme) is good but the story is fragmented and has more elaboration in act, speech, and charachter than required.