191. Tenalirama's Magical Water

A friend of Tenalirama's wife came to him for help.
"I keep quarreling with my mother-in-law!" she said. "The things she says make me so angry."
Tenalirama smiled. "I will give you some magical water," he said, handing her a small bottle. "Before you reply to your mother-in-law, take a mouthful, close your eyes, count to three, then swallow. The magical water will help you!"
The woman returned a week later. "It's wonderful!" she said. "But I need more magical water."
Tenalirama laughed. "It's just regular water," he said. "The magic is in stopping yourself before you reply in anger."

Inspired byFix Your Problems the Tenali Raman Way by Vishal Goyal
Notes: This story is on p. 45 of the book.

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