ALEXANDER THE GREAT
FEW LAST WORDS
Alexander was born on 21st July 356 BC Macedonia. he was a king of ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia and a member of the Argead dynasty. he had created one of the largest empire of ancient world by the age of thirty only, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. he was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. he was died on 11th June 323 BC. in the age of 32 years only in Babylon,Iraq.
In the last words he said the real truth of this world.
''Ice get melt when it heated''
''Eyes get melt when hated''
when alexandra was in his death bed. his face fill with death staring. and that time he realized his whole life, how his conquests, memorable moments, his great army, his sharp sword and also think about all his wealth were of no consequence. he was in worst condition that time. he had now hard desire to reach own home and to see his mother's face and want to achieve his last adieu. but he also know that his sinking health would not permit him to reach his distant homeland.
so, the mighty conquer
''Alexandra the great that day lay prostrate and pale, helplessly alone in crowd and waiting to his breathe last''.
He called his main generals who was present nearby and said that '' i will depart from this world soon, i have three wishes,
please carry them out without fail. and general's eyes full with
tears and it down to cheeks and he agree to abide by their king's last wishes.
In last moment of his life, in few minutes he said that '' my first is that my physicians alone must carry my coffin'', with single pause he continued,'' secondly , my desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold,silver and precious stones that i have collected in my treasury''.
now, a few minutes rest and he continued .
'' my third and last wish is that both my hands be keep dangling out of coffin''.
people who was present there wondered at king's strange wishes. Alexandra favourite general take his hand and kissed and pressed them to his heart. and he also said that '' o my king , we guranteed that your wishes will all be fullfiled . but , he asked that tell us why do you make such strange wishes ?
This time Alexandra took a deep breathe and said that i would like the world to know three lessons of life, i have just learnt in my whole life.
people should realize that no doctor can really care my body. they are powerless and they cannot save a person from the clutches of death. so, let not people take life for granted. the riches on the way to the graveyard is to tell people that not even a fraction of gold will come with me.
I spend all my life i n earning wealth but cannot take anything with me. let people realize that it is a sheer waste of time to chase wealth.
About my third wish of having my hands dangling out of the coffin, i wish people to know that i came empty handed to this world and empty handed i go out of this world''.
and at last with these words, the king closed his eyes. soon, he let death conquest him and breathe his last........
WRITTEN BY:- VIKASH RANJAN
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