Once upon a time, there was a man called Byantaka who had a cow. Each day Byantaka grazed his cow. He also gave the cow water to drink. But Byantaka only had a very small pot for water.

So he went at his neighbour’s home to borrow a bigger pot for water. His neighbour agreed to lend Byantaka his biggest clay pot saying, “My neighbour’s problem is my problem.”

After a few days, Byantaka went to a potter’s place and bought a small pot. He took it home. He put the small pot inside the big pot that he had borrowed from his neighbour. Then he put the big pot, with the small pot inside it, on his head. He carried the big pot to the neighbour who loaned him the pot.