Animal story: Donkey who wanted to imitate of being a tiger!

Animal story: Donkey who wanted to imitate of being a tiger!

Once a donkey wanted to imitate of being a tiger and it painted itself with stripes and went to the forest.

All the animals in the forest were afraid of the donkey and it was very much pleased and happy.

Suddenly it rained one fine day and the donkey was back to its original colour and was beaten by all the animals.

Moral of the story:

Similarly we want to lord over the material nature and try to show off without having the real knowledge.

All our attempts to gain wealth or knowledge in this material world is a hollow attempt with no end in sight and will be showing its true colour under the influence of time.

The only solution is to dring the nectarian message of the Lord and follow the scriptures of Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.

Thus by sufficient hearing of the transcendental message of the Lord the material contamination is directly eliminated.

The verse 2.2.37 in SB gives the necatarian message:

pibanti ye bhagavata aatmanah sataam
kathaamrtam sravana-puteshu sambhratam
punati te vishaya-viduushi taashayam
vrajanti tac-carana-saroruhaantikam

Those who drink through aural reception, fully filled with nectarian messages of Lord Krishna, the beloved of the devotees purify the polluted aim of life known as material enjoyment and thus go back to Godhead, to the Lotus feet of Him (the Personality of Godhead).

The main points in this verse are :

1. those who drink through aural reception
2. fully filled with the nectarian message of Lord Krishna
3. purify the polluted aim of life known as material enjoyment
4. thus go back to Godhead to His Lotus feet

In this verse the two words “viduushitha-aashayam” (polluted aim of life) and “vishaya” (material enjoyment) are important. Material enjoyment is described as the polluted aim of life.

In this purport Srila Prabhupada says the sufferings of human society are due to a polluted aim of life, namely lording it over the material resources. By sufficient hearing of Srimad Bhagavatam the polluted aim of life namely lording it over matter will subside and the people in general in all parts of the world will be able to live a peaceful life of knowledge and bliss.