Every story having moral value and a hidden message behind it. Moral stories guide you on how to live the best life. In this article, we have shared the best moral short stories which create a powerful impact on children and adult life.
Share the best stories with your friends and apply the moral in life.
- An Intelligent Farmer
- The Jackal and the Drum
- Why the Owls Become Enemies of the Crows
- The Absent-Minded Astrologer
- A Poor Brahmin's Dream
- Hercules and the Wagoner
- The Louse and The Beg-Bug
- The Oxen and the Wheels
- Doctor Cat
- The Rat and the Elephant
- The Bird with Two Heads
- Story of True Friends
- The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf
- Revenge of a Nightingale
- Hello! Cave
- The Fox and the Old Lion
- WOLF ! WOLF !!
- The Ants and the Grasshopper
- The King Cobra And The Ants
- The Thief, The Giant and The Brahmin
An Intelligent Farmer
Once in a small village, a farmer lived in a small house with his ass. He loved his ass very much. He had only an ass, who helped him in his farming. One day someone had stolen his ass. The farmer was very confused what to do? He immediately made a plan and started threatening the town people and said, “You cowards and thieves! Do you think I am a fool? I know who has stolen my ass. Return my ass back otherwise I will do what my father had done.” On hearing the farmer’s words, the thieves who stole the farmer's ass was frightened and immediately came in front of the farmer and returned back his ass. After returning his ass the thief asked the farmer, “Please tell me what your father do when his ass was stolen?” the farmer answered. “You stupid, he brought another ass.”
Moral: Handle a situation using your intelligence.
The Jackal and the Drum
There was once a jackal named Gomaya who was staying in a jungle. Once he set out in search of food and ended up at an abandoned battleﬁeld whence he heard loud and strange sounds. Though scared, jackal decided to know the secret of these sounds.
Warily, the jackal marched in the direction of the sounds and found a drum there. It was this drum, which was sending the sounds whenever the branches of the tree above brushed against it.
Relieved, the jackal began playing the drum and thought that there could be food inside it. The jackal entered the drum by piercing its side. He was disappointed to ﬁnd no food in it. Yet he consoled himself saying that he rid himself of the fear of sound.
Moral:- Don't be afraid of false things.
Why the Owls Become Enemies of the Crows
Long, long ago, all the birds of a jungle gathered to choose a new bird as their king. They were not happy with their king the Garuda, who they thought always enjoyed his time in heaven and never cared for the birds. So, they thought it was better to choose a new bird as their king. A heated discussion followed in the meeting and ultimately it was decided to make the owl the king of birds. The birds start- ed making preparation for the coronation of the newly elected king.
Just then a crow ﬂew in and raised an objection in the meeting. He said laughing, "What a bird you've chosen as your king. An ugly fellow. He also goes blind during the day. Moreover, owls are birds of prey. He might kill other birds for his meals rather than save them. Didn't peacocks and swans suit as your king?".
The crow's arguments made the birds think over their decision again. It was decided to choose the king on some other occasion and hence the coronation ceremony was postponed.
Meanwhile, the owl chosen as the king of birds, still waited for his coronation as king. He realized all of a sudden that there was absolute quiet around him. No one was talking, nothing was happening. Since it was day time, he couldn't see anything around him. He grew very impatient and a little suspicious also. At last, overcome by his curiosity and eagerness for his coronation as king, he enquired from one of his attendants, the reason behind the delay.
"Sir:' his attendant said, "The coronation ceremony has been postponed. All the birds have decided to choose a new king. Now not even a single bird is here. They have all gone back to their respective places.
The 'would be' king owl further lost his temper and said to the smiling crow who was still present there, "You've deprived me of the honor of becoming a king. So, from now on, we are sworn enemies of each other. Beware of us."
The crow realized his folly, but it was too late now.
Moral:- Think twice before you do or say anything.
The Absent-Minded Astrologer
Along time ago, there lived a man, who read the future through the stars. He was a learned man. He knew the planet and stars well and marked their position. He called himself an astrologer. At night, he would gaze at the sky and claimed to know the future and predict the coming events correctly. By studying the movements of the stars, he claimed to know what was to happen next. He was not a practical man. But the astrologer would forget many things.
Once evening, the astrologer was walking along the road outside the village. He was returning home. It appeared to him that the end of the world was about to come.
All of a sudden, the astrologer fell into the muddy water. He struggled to climb out. His cries were heard. The villagers ran up to help him. While they helped him out, one of them said. “You claim that you can read others future and yet your field to read your own future!” The astrologer felt ashamed. He knew that the villager was correct.
Moral: One can’t be sure about future.
A Poor Brahmin's Dream