Julius Caesar, who ruled Asia, Europe and Africa, told his servant before he died, “When I die, please leave both my hands outside of the coffin.”

The servant asked him the reason and he answered, “I would like to inform people around the world that even those who are capable of conquering the world – just like me, the great Julius Caesar – will pass away empty handed.”

From this story, we should learn to be free of the attachments in this world and lessen our desires. We should have in mind our predestined affinities with others and place Buddhist affinities at the foremost. Only when we are free from worries and attachments will we be liberated and become a sage. I hope everyone can control their own minds and be able to manage their emotions accordingly.

Inspirational Short Stories: The Truth Revealed by Julius Caesar