To Cure a Hunchback

This entry is part 49 of 98 in the series Shakyamuni's Fables

Once there was a man who suddenly became a hunchback. He went to a physician who treated him first with ointment smeared on his back, and who then squeezed the hunchback between two pieces of woodblock. The doctor pressed the woodblock so hard that the hunchback’s eyes popped out.

So are the stupid in the world.

In seeking for wealth, people try their hands in every possible trade. What they don’t realize
is that even if they commit crimes most furtively, they will make more injuries than profits,
just like the doctor made the hunchback’s eyes popped. They will one day go to Hell.

To Cure a Hunchback

Shakyamuni Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama (सिद्धार्थ गौतम) in Sanskrit or Siddhattha Gotama (शिद्धत्थ गोतम) in Pali, Shakyamuni (i.e. "Sage of the Shakyas") Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was a monk (śramaṇa), mendicant, sage, philosopher, teacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the northeastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.

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