The giant John Colby was a great philosopher off 400 BC. Alexander the Great heard the name of this philosopher from his teacher Aristotle. Twice there were conversations between him and Alexander which not only became part of history but also changed the course of Alexander’s life and thinking. Alexander often mentioned this philosopher with his companions. Moreover, he had advanced so far in his conquests that it was not possible for him to return from this turning point.
But her meetings with the teacher left a deep impression on her heart and mind.
One day Alexander the Great heard of her fame and came to visit her.
Diogenes was not surprised or disturbed at his arrival, but rather remained unmoved. Alexander waited for a while but found the teacher unmoving and approached him, introducing himself and standing in front of him with great politeness. “I am Alexander, conqueror of Greece and king of Macedonia.
I have heard much praise from my teacher Aristotle, I want to do something for you, tell me what can I do for you? ”
On this, Dev Johns uttered the historical phrase which became immortal in the books of philosophy and later became a proverb. He said, “If you want to do something for me, just stand back. I am basking in the sun and you are standing in his way.”
Alexander was impressed by her selflessness.
This meeting had such an effect on him that he said, “If I were not Alexander, I would be a deviant.”
When Alexander’s conquests were at their height, he longed to see her again. This time the giant John Kalby replied to the messenger that he wanted to invite the king to dinner. He invited Alexander the Great to dinner, but he arranged for Alexander and his companions to dine in separate tents.
Ordinary food for companions while for Alexander they kept a plate full of jewels and covered it with cloth. When Alexander’s patience ran out, he said, “Dear teacher, when will our food come?” “That’s the food,” said Clubby. Alexander said, “How can one eat jewels?”
After hearing this answer, Dev Johns again uttered a historical sentence, “O king, if a man eats only two loaves of bread, then why have you made such a fuss all over the world, I thought that perhaps ordinary food is ordinary. It happens to humans and great kings like you will eat diamond jewelry.
These words opened Alexander the Great’s eyes and touched his heart. He did not forget the words of the teacher till his death and at the last moment he said, Th