This is the story of a farmer who lived by the side of a forest. The farmer used to see a fox, which had lost both its front legs in an attempt to escape from a trap, roaming by the sides. He wondered how in this world it manages to earn its food. One day, the farmer decided to watch the disabled fox closely. As the sun grew hot, he saw a tiger approaching the place with a pretty big catch held in its claws. After filling its stomach, the tiger left the place leaving the remaining portion there. It was more than enough for a crawling fox. He saw the same thing repeated the next day too. He said to himself, ‘If this fox is taken care of in this mysterious way, why don't I just rest in a corner and have my daily meal provided for me?’
He let the days pass, waiting for food. Nothing happened. He just went on losing weight and strength until he was nearly a skeleton. Close to losing consciousness, he heard a Voice which said: "O you, who have mistaken the way, see now the Truth! You should have followed the example of that tiger instead of imitating the disabled fox."