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One small story from Ramayana which holds a bigger truth of life!

Ramayana! A book that is a great source of finding and moulding ourselves into a better human being and it’s undebatable. Every little part of the Ramayana is meant to teach us a lot about life, how we should conduct ourselves, and whatnot, everything that we need to know and this One small story from Ramayana which holds a bigger truth of life! is a perfect example to what all we have just said:

Sri Rama set off to rescue his wife, Sita, from Ravana’s captivity. Lord Hanuman, and his army accompanied Lord Rama. They travelled until they came to a vast sea that they would have to cross the sea to reach Ravana’s kingdom, Lanka. Sri Rama attempted to calm the raging ocean by shooting his magic arrows into the waves. But the King of the Sea rose up and said, “You must be building a strong bridge to cross the sea.” So, Sri Rama ordered the Vaanaras to construct a stone bridge that could hold his entire army.

Everyone set to work carrying huge stones and boulders to the seaside and started throwing them in the water to build the bridge. Thousands of Vaanaras worked ceaselessly and Sri Rama was pleased. Then the king noticed that a small brown squirrel rushed up and down from the hills to the shore carrying little pebbles in her mouth. “What is that little creature doing?” he wondered.

Then he went up to the little squirrel and asked what it is doing. The squirrel looked up and said, “I am helping to build the bridge to save Ma Sita.” All the Vaanaras began to laugh.

The squirrel added, “I cannot carry rocks or stones. I can only lift small pebbles, but that is what I can do to help. I want to be of assistance to Lord Rama.”

Then he said, “Each serves according to his strength and capacities and each is needed to make this bridge.” With three fingers, Sri Rama drew three lines down the squirrel’s back. “What truly matters is not the strength one has, but how great one’s love and devotion is.” From that day forth squirrels have had three pale stripes on their rich brown furry backs—marks of the great Sri Rama.

From this story what we really need to learn is that every bit of an effort is very precious. You need as small as number 1 to make 100 from 99. And it always matters as long as we have the heart to do a thing and we give our 100% effort to it. Just like you need a lot of single number 1’s to make a hundred, every single thing you say, think and do makes who you are and has an impact on yourself, and the society. No work is small. Only thing that’s worse is the absence of work at all.

Jai Shri Ram!

About Author

Nikhila Chalamalasetty is a Tax major and an ICMA aspirant. She also an authoress who just published her first book ‘The Day I Started Flying’. She always felt that she should do something worthwhile to bring awareness about several issues of life. She is also a Blogger,She would be super happy if she can help someone through her blog where shares everything related to life, inspiration, motivation, personal development and every other skill to lead a happy confident life.(To know more about her, follow her Insta page https://www.instagram.com/nikhila_chalamalasetty/

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