The expression appeared in the book “Phrynette Married” by Marthe Troly-Curtin.
This novel was part of a series by Troly-Curtin that began with “Phrynette” in 1911.
An advertisement in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine grandly proclaimed that “Phrynette”
“The Most Talked-About Book in London Today” in July 1911.
The Three Last Wishes of Alexander the Great
. With death staring him in his face, Alexander realized how his conquests,his great army, his sharp sword and all his wealth were of no consequence. He called his generals and said, “I will depart from this world soon, I have three wishes, please carry them out without fail.”With tears flowing down their cheeks, the generals agreed to abide by their king’s last wishes.
1) “My first desire is that”, said Alexander, “My physicians alone must” carry my coffin.” so people realize that best doctors on this earth can not save them from death.
2) After a pause, he continued, “Secondly, I desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones which I have collected in my treasury”. with this Let people realize that it is a sheer waste of time to chase wealth and greed of power
3) The king felt exhausted after saying this. He took a minute’s rest and continued. “My third and last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling out of my coffin”.so I wish people to know that I came empty-handed into this world and empty-handed I go out of this world”.
“O king, we assure you that all your wishes will be fulfilled.
With these words, the king closed his eyes.Soon he let death conquer him and breathed his last. . . .
: ram0ram footnotes :
till we search our values in other’s eyes we remain poor …..
even after climbing the ladders of success . prestige , power and wealth ……
the day we become valuable in our own eyes …….
we have the wealth ……
for one thing like to call Alexander …… the great …..
not because he conquered many nations ….. or was a great king ……
for the truth he could speak that going empty-handed ……
Love is our inner wealth, seed of which we all bring in our closed hands…..
to plant in this world to make it a tree of happiness……
not making it a tree of happiness is empty-handed departing from this world .
love this quote ……
Not twice this day,
Inch time foot gem ,
This day will not come again,
Each minute is worth a priceless gem.
Zen master ” TAKUN ”
( Lord Vishnu (cosmic consciousness) floating on water in dream state )
diamonds and all wealth will remain here only …..
thing we will carry with us is invaluable happiness earned for every breath of life ….
In India Gold and pure sleep has one name only ……
IN Indian Language it is SONA or सोना ….
wisdom is to have pure sleep where we meet divine everyday ……
meeting divine in every work and walk of life is no wastage of time
a stage of awareness .
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