Once upon a time, there was a pair of bosom friends, a monk and a butcher. They grew up together, but walked very different paths of lives. One of them became a monk while the other became a butcher. After graduation, the monk was sent away from the monastery to earn experience in life. He went back to his hometown, met his best friend the butcher and decided to live in the same house with his best friend.
The monk started the day to pray and the butcher wasted no time to hurry to the market place to slaughter pigs and sell the pork. In order that they got up every morning before dawn, they agree to wake up each other every day.
After many years, they both passed away. They were brought to be tried by the Emperor of the Underworld. After listening to how they lived their lives, the Emperor of the Underworld gave the verdict:
“The monk is sentenced to go to hell as he woke up the butcher to slaughter pigs everyday. The butcher is sentenced to go to heaven as he woke up the monk to pray to bring happiness to people everyday.”
Is the verdict a fair one?