What Two Men Did in Town

Two friends came to town together.
"Let's go listen to a reading of Holy Scripture!" said one.
"I think I'll go to a whorehouse!" said the other.
The man who went to the reading was bored; he wished he had gone to the whorehouse.
The man who went to the whorehouse felt ashamed; he wished he had gone to the reading.
The Angel of Death came for them both at that moment: he took the man in the whorehouse to heaven, and the other man to hell.
That is because God looks both at your deeds, and also your heart.

Inspired byTales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna
Notes: This is story 25 in the book. The version by Ramakrishna mentions specifically a reading of the Bhagavata Purana.

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