Many eons ago when the heavens unleashed power onto humans below, two men fought over it. The Gods intended the power to go to all the people equally but these two wanted it for themselves.
The first man, Nee-du walked 575 human kilometres to tell the people why he should have the power and not them. That was his great magnum opus of power collection. He told them that it would be best that they deposit their share of the power into his trunk, as he was destined by birth to lead them.
The second man, Jay-tee donned the disguise of a reluctant humble servant and said, since power must in any case be collected and used by only one man in this world, who better than this poor humble servant? He would use it only to serve them, so put your power into my trunk, he said.
The people, being an innocent and spiritual race blessed the humble servant.
Five long lifetimes later, the people find that they have been cheated. While the power now lies in a trunk in one of the palaces Jay-tee built for himself and his family, the human race is now in discord, disharmony, disarray and in neglect.
The humble servant began his expeditions for greater self-advancement and power as soon as he sat on his throne. He called this expedition the GNH effort and commanded all the people to sacrifice everything in order to fulfill this. He promised them life long happiness and said they would get this happiness even if they remained poor farmers or workless youth. No one knows what GNH means because nothing seems to come out of the endless offerings of the people, their time, their energy, their wealth. All these lifetimes they have sacrificed to the GNH expedition and nothing has come in return. They fear it must be similar to Nee-du’s 575 km walk through their villages. Everything being done for the ego, power and fame of one man. Only this time it is Jay-tee.
The people have been fooled again. They long for the return of their powers. Soothsayers and fortune tellers are now telling of a prophecy that every five lifetimes, the Gods will revoke the powers and re-send it back to the people in another magnanimous shower.
The people long for the fulfilling of this prophecy as five lifetimes have now gone. Will they be fooled again by the evil twins, Nee-du and Jay-tee? Or will they share the power among themselves and live in peace and harmony?
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