Jveernadhana was a merchant's son who was not successful. He faced a loss in his business and lost all his money.
He thought of travelling to a different part of the country to seek success. After his return, he went to the nearby merchant's place and asked for his iron balance, "O Friend! Please return the iron balance that I had kept with you."
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He had inherited a very costly iron balance from his ancestors. When leaving, he mortgaged the iron balance to a nearby merchant in exchange of money for his travels. He travelled all over the country, and had a successful travel. The merchant's son then decided to return to his home town
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The other merchant did not want to return it, he said, "I do not have it anymore. We have a problem with rats. The rats are eating up everything. They have eaten up your iron balance, too!"
At once, the merchant's son knew the truth. He replied, "If the rats have eaten it up, there is nothing that you can do. Anyway, nothing can last forever!"
He continued, I am eager to go for a bath in the river, please ask your boy to help me carry my belongings, and to look after them while I take my bath"
The other merchant agreed, and called his son, "Son, this is your uncle. Please accompany him to the river and keep watch so that none of his belongings get stolen."
So, the merchant's son and the boy went to river. After he had taken a bath, the merchant's son took the boy to a nearby cave. He kept the boy inside the cave and blocked the entrance of the cave with a big rock. He then returned to the other merchant's place.