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Sunil Sawhney @Sunil_Sawhney
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I read a #TooGoodNotToShare short story .

It’s surely worth a read...

Once upon a time, a cow went out to graze in the jungle. Suddenly, she noticed a tiger racing towards her.
She turned & fled,fearing that the tiger would sink his claws into her any moment. She desperately looked for someplace to escape & at last, saw a shallow pond.Barely evading the tiger’s reach,she jumped into the pond & in the heat of the chase,the tiger blindly leaped after her.
To the surprise of them both,the pond was extremely shallow yet filled with deep recesses of mud. After toppling over each other, the cow and the tiger found themselves a short distance apart, stuck in the mud up to their necks.
Both had their heads above water but were unable to free themselves no matter how much they writhed.

The tiger repeatedly snarled at the cow and roared, “I am going to enjoy the sound of crunching your bones between my teeth!”
He thrashed about in fury but soon became fretful as he found no prospect of escape

The cow thoughtfully laughed as the tiger struggled to free himself and asked him,”Do you have a master?”

The tiger disdainfully replied,”I’m the king here & am myself the master.
Why do u ask?”
The cow said, “You may be the king of the jungle, but here all your power has failed to save your life.”

“And what about you?” Retorted the tiger. “You are going to die here in this mud too!”’

The cow smiled mildly & said, “No, I won’t”
“If even I, being the KING of the jungle cannot free myself from this mud, how can you, an ordinary cow?” Snapped the tiger

The cow gently replied,“I cannot free myself from this mud,but my master can. When the sun sets and he finds me absent at home, he will come looking for me
Once he finds me, he will raise me up and escort me home”

The tiger fell silent and coldly glared at the cow.

Soon enough, the sunset and the cow’s master arrived. He immediately recognized the plight she was in and lifted her to safety.
As they walked home, the cow and the master both felt renewed gratitude for one another and pitied the tiger they both would have been happy to save if only the tiger had allowed them.
The #cow in this story represents a #SurrenderedHeart
The #Tiger represents an #EgoisticMind
and the #Master represents the #Guru.
The #Mud represents the #World & The #Chase represents the #StruggleDorExistence therein.

Its good to be independent and not rely on anyone. But don't take it to an extreme, you always need a #partner/#coach/#mentor who will be always on the lookout for you.
Having them does not mean you are weak, it's just that you can be stronger with their help.
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