Noong unang panahon, may magkapatid na parehong maganda at laging napagkakamalang magkakambal—sina Saling at Sampaga. Ngunit dahil sa isang misteryosang matanda, nag-iba ang takbo ng buhay ng bawat isa sa kanila. Samantalang si Sampaga ay laging nananalo bilang reyna ng kagandahan sa mga pagdiriwang at kinagigiliwan ng mga tao, si Saling ay inalipin ng matinding inggit at nagbalak agawin ang magandang kapalaran ng kanyang kapatid.
Basahin sa modernong alamat na ito ang pinagmulan ng sampaguita, at kung paanong ang pagiging matulungin ay ginagantimpalaan ng mabangong samyo ng tagumpay samantalang ang pagiging mainggitin ay may katumbas na kaparusahan.
In the beginning of time, there were two sisters who were both beautiful and were always mistaken for twins—Saling and Sampaga. But because of a mysterious old woman, their lives took different courses. While Sampaga always won as queen of beauty in various festivities and became the object of fondness of the people, Saling was overcome with envy and planned to take away her sister’s good fortune.
Read in this contemporary legend the origin of the sampaguita, and how helpfulness is rewarded with the sweet fragrance of success while envy earns a corresponding penalty.