Story_03_Alexander_the_Great

Story_03_Alexander_the_Great


PRABHUPĀDA: You know the story of Alexander
the Great and the thief. Alexander the Great arrested one thief, and he was going to punish
him. The thief pleaded, “Sir, you are going to punish me, but what is the difference between
you and me? I am a small thief; you are a great thief. That’s all. [laughter] You are by
force occupying other’s kingdom, and you have no right. But because you are strong, or some
way or other, you have got the opportunity, and you are conquering country after country,
country after… So I am also doing the same thing. So what is the difference between you and
me?” So Alexander considered that “Yes, I am nothing but a big thief, that’s all.” So he
released him, “Yes, I am no better than you.” Subtitles by Pratyatoṣa Dāsa, March 01, 2011.
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