The Panchatantra The Jackal at the Ram-Fight

Godly, the holy man, was feeling relaxed because he trusted his new student, June, a lot. One day, while taking a break, he watched some rams butting heads. Two of the rams were fighting really hard, hitting each other so much that they started bleeding.

A hungry jackal, who couldn’t resist the smell of the blood, got too close to the fighting rams. He was so focused on licking the blood that he didn't notice the danger. Godly saw this and thought the jackal was making a big mistake by standing between the rams.

And that's exactly what happened. The jackal, still wanting more blood, didn't move aside. Sadly, he got squished between the rams when they butted heads again and died.

Godly felt sorry for the jackal and remembered that he had left his treasure with June. He wasn’t worried because he was sure June was looking after it. But when he went back and didn't find June or his treasure anywhere, he realized he had been tricked.

Godly was so shocked that he fainted. When he woke up, he started calling out for June and asking him why he had taken the treasure. He felt very sad and started to follow June’s footprints, hoping to find him.

The moral of "The Panchatantra: The Jackal at the Ram-Fight" revolves around the theme of caution and the consequences of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The story illustrates how being driven by greed or curiosity without considering the potential dangers can lead to unfortunate outcomes. The jackal, intrigued by the fight and eager to lap up the blood, ignores the evident risk and ends up crushed between the rams.

This teaches that it's important to assess situations carefully and not let immediate desires or impulses cloud one's judgment, as recklessness or thoughtlessness can lead to harm or disaster.