“The Beggar” by Lam Chun See

Mr. Lam Chun Chew, brother of my blogger friend, Chun See, recalls this story his mother told him when he was a kid:

There was this rich man who was a very extravagant and wasteful man, and a wouldn’t-care-less type of a person. Every day his horde of servants would throw away useful things. When preparing meals, the kitchen staff would carelessly spill large amount of rice into a drain which flowed down hill past a monastery…