“The Parable of the Sadhu”

“TheParable of the Sadhu”

Theevents of the &quotThe Parable of the Sadhu&quot case portray howhuman beings are selfish with their time and effort. The action byBuzz, Stephen, the New Zealanders and the Japanese prove that humanbeings always want to take their own missions as the most superior,even when the lives of other people is at stake. By leaving the oldmen alone, these groups of people show that they were only interestedin their own ambitions. Even if they helped the holy man, they didnot give full attention of their time and efforts. Instead, they onlygave the minimal help that could not jeopardize their personalambitions. Consequently, their actions fell short of the most basichuman duty of promoting the dignity of life. It is not surprisingthat they avoided this basic duty.

IfI was in the scenario of the parable, I would have stopped pursuingmy journey to the pass and helped the holy man. I would have spentthe rest of my time and attend to the holy man, until he regains hisstrength. As Richardsonand Kehoe (30) argue, the choice of ethics and morals promotes thecommon good of the society my actions would promote my good and thatof Sadhu. Moreover,I would guide him through to the place he was intending to attend. Itis after assisting him that I would resume my journey.

Iwould help the old man because I am ready to provide service topeople as a way of fulfilling the human duty. Therefore, I am readyto pay the price of giving care to other humans. Provision ofservices that fulfill our moral duty to help others is achieved atthe expense of our convenience. According to Richardsonand Kehoe (109),practicing ethics and assisting other people means sacrificing ourown personal issues and adopting the value that promote the commongood of the society or an organization.


Richardson,John and Kehoe, William. BusinessEthics 13/14, Annual Editions, 25th Edition.New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012, Print