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Learning from the sparrow

When I was a child, growing up, I was fascinated by the story of the sparrow. It was narrated in school to teach children the power of determination.

Let me share the ancient story of the sparrow and her eggs with you.

“One day a sparrow laid her eggs on the shore of the ocean,

But the big ocean carried away the eggs on its waves.

The sparrow became very upset and asked the ocean to return the eggs. The ocean did not even consider her appeal. So the sparrow decided to dry up the ocean.

She began to scoop out the water with her small beak. Everyone laughed at her for her impossible determination. The news of her activity spread, and at last Garuda, the gigantic bird carrier of Lord, heard it. He became compassionate towards his small sister bird, and came to see the sparrow.

Garuda was very pleased by the determination of the small sparrow, and he promised her to help. Garuda gave the ocean an ultimatum: to return the sparrow’s eggs or he himself would take up the work of the sparrow and scoop out its water.

The ocean was frightened by this and returned the eggs. Thus, the sparrow became happy by the grace of Garuda”.

No matter how insignificant we are like the sparrow, and no matter how insurmountable the challenges we face, we must never give up. Fear should not stop us from achieving the goals we have set.

Difficult tasks become easy to execute if one has determination and remembers God. But if one does not remember Him, even an easy task becomes difficult to achieve.

“Fear should not stop us from achieving the goals we have set”

(From ‘The Gem Collection, a Compilation of wisdom’ by Joseph T. Bismark)


I am a quester, constantly seeking and exploring life in many ways; passionate about various art forms and understanding the mysteries of mind.

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