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.


Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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