While he was asleep, he saw a dream that a monk came to him and said,"Don't end up your life. It is a sin. Tomorrow I'll visit your home, and you must hit on my head with a wooden stick, after that I'll change into gold and you will be rich again".
The neighbor went to his home and said to himself, "Tomorrow I will invite many monks to my house and will hit them on their head and they will turn into gold. In this way I will become the richest person of the village". Next day he did the same. The monks were injured. They caught the man and informed the king about the incident.
King's soldiers came and took the man to the king. ''Why did you hit the monks ?''The king asked.
The man told the king,"I went to my neighbor's home and saw him hitting the monk who turned into gold. I just copied him. It is all his mistake".The king called the other man man and asked him to explain the whole matter. He told the king about his dream and the miracle. " You can go, it's not your fault". King allowed him to go.
Now the king said to the man who had injured the monks, " You are a foolish and greedy person. You just copied your neighbor without thinking and hurt the monks". He put the man behind the bars.
Moral Of the Story
'Don't be a copycat'
Panchtantra story retold by-Aunt Mary