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Bharti Rao- JUST DROP OUT
I would like to share
my views on the virtue of ‘Drop out’ through the story of ‘Crow and Garuda’
from the ‘Yuzur Puran.’ This may lighten your mood and be much more useful for our children.
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.
"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
The message for us
from this story is that:
1. 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 your ego and you will be saved from the burden
and pain that it gives.
2. People get
irritated fast by "other's actions". It can be their friend, parents,
children,colleague,wife , husband or due to property and
knowledge... and they get the fumes of "anger ". Just drop your anger
and you will never be irritated by other’s actions.
3. 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 and negative
emotions should be just dropped. When we drop our negative vibes we will get