STRONG ATTACHMENTS – STORY
This is a Popular story about how attached we are in this material world.
A man was being chased by a tiger in a forest.
He kept on running as fast as he could and looked behind to see how far the tiger was.
He stumbled and fell down in to a well.
He was lucky to get hold of a creeper half way through.
While holding tight to the creeper he looked down and saw a big python.
In the meanwhile, the tiger came near the well and was waiting on top to finish him.
Just above him was a bee hive.
The shaking of the creeper disturbed the bee hive and as he looked up, a drop of honey fell on his tongue and he relished the sweet taste of honey.
But the bees started stinging him.
He tried to hold on to the creeper with one hand and trying to drive away the bees with other hand.
In the process, his legs disturbed a rat hole and he found some white and black rats running around and chewing the creeper.
He was in a helpless condition.
He cannot go down, lest the python would swallow him, can’t go up otherwise the tiger would kill him. Though he enjoyed the sweetness of honey for a moment, he got stung by the bees and just managed to hold on to his life and in a precarious condition.
The human beings are in a similar situation.
The white and black rats are day and night, drop of honey is the small sense gratification we momentarily enjoy, the bees being the wife and children.
The death is waiting for us any time.
We have to detach ourselves from material attachment and involve in devotional service which is eternal, full of knowledge and bliss.
(Also read THIS STORY: LIFE IS A SHORT STAY AND THIS WORLD IS A HOSTEL – STORY)