Once a Crow, holding on to a prey (piece of food), was flying to a place to sit & eat. However, a flock of Eagles were chasing it. The crow was anxious and was flying higher and higher, yet eagles were after the poor crow.
Just then “Garuda” saw the pain in the eyes of the crow. Coming closer to the crow, he asked: “What’s wrong? You seem to be very “disturbed” and in “stress”?”..
The crow cried “Look at these eagles!! They are after me to kill me”. Garuda being the bird of wisdom spoke “Oh my friend!! They are not after you to kill you!! They are after that piece of meat that you are holding in your beak”. Just drop it and see what will happen.
The crow followed the instructions of Garuda and dropped the piece of meat, and there you go, all the eagles flew towards the falling meat.
Garuda smiled and said “The Pain is only till you hold on to it” Just Drop” it. The crow just bowed and said “I dropped this piece of meat, now, I can fly even higher..”
There is a message for us from this story too:
People carry the huge burden called “Ego,” which creates a false identity about us, that we create for ourselves saying “I need love, I need to be invited, I am so and so.. “etc…” Just Drop ….
People get irritated fast by “others actions” it can be my friend, My parent, My children, My colleague, My life partner… and I get the fumes of “anger “…”Just Drop….
People compare themselves with others.. in beauty, wealth, life style, marks, talent and appraisals and feel disturbed… We must be grateful with what we have … comparisons, negative emotions ..” Just Drop…
Some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, “This is for you, Daddy.” He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found the box was empty.
He yelled at her, “Don’t you know that when you give someone a present, there’s supposed to be something inside it?”
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, ”Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you, Daddy.”
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness. It is told that the man kept that gold box by his bed for years and whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, as a human we have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love from our children, friends, family and may be from unknown persons. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold than real love. Feel , value and share it always !!
A sweet short story with a great lesson… worth reading….*
Nearby, a building construction work was going on. Lots of poor labourers were working there and their small children used to hold onto one another’s shirt and play “train-train”. Someone would become the engine and others would become bogies Every day these children used to take turns becoming the engine and bogies … But there was one small boy wearing only a half pant who used to hold one small green cloth in his hand and become the guard daily.
So once I went to him and asked him ..”beta, don’t u also wish to become an engine or a bogie some time ? He softly replied ..” Sir , I don’t have a shirt to wear so how will the other children catch me to make the train ? I could see the slight wetness in his eyes..
But It gave me a lesson…. he could have cried and sat at home and abused his parents for not affording to buy him a shirt. But instead he chose another way to play and enjoy himself..
In life, we don’t get all things we desire and we keep complaining .. I dont have a bike, I don’t have car , I don’t have this or that etc…
Life is like that ….we need to make it beautiful and be grateful for what we have ..
The donkey said to the tiger, ‘The grass is blue.’ Tiger said, ‘No grass is green.’ Then the discussion between the two became intense. Both of them are firm in their own words. To end this controversy, both went to Lion – King of Jungle.
In the middle of the animal kingdom, sitting on the throne was a lion. The donkey started yelling before the tiger could say anything. “Your Highness, the grass is blue, isn’t it?” Lion said, ‘Yes! The grass is blue.’
Donkey, ‘This tiger does not believe. Annoys me He should be punished properly. ‘ The king declared, ‘Tiger will be jailed for a year. King’s verdict was heard by donkey and he was jumping in joy in entire jungle. The tiger was sentenced to one-year jail. ‘
The Tiger went to the Lion and asked, ‘Why Your Highness! Grass is green, isn’t it? ‘ Lion said, ‘Yes! Grass is green.’ Tiger said, ‘… then why am I sentenced to jail? ‘
Lion said, “you did not get punished for the grass being blue Or green. You have been punished for debating with that stupid donkey. Brave and intelligent creatures like you have argued with a donkey and have come here to get a decision”
Moral of the story.: Just don’t debate with donkeys or you will be punished.