Japan King

If You Are Not Aware You Lose The Kingdom

A Japanese king sent his son to be taught by a teacher to be mindful.

The old king told his son “Put all your energy into learning because, unless you are aware you will not succeed me. I will not give my kingdom to someone asleep and unconscious. It is not a question between parents and children. My father gave it to me only after I had reached consciousness. I was not the right person because I was not his oldest son, he was the youngest. But my other two brothers older than me, could not reach it.