Monkey or Human? The choice is yours.
While on my traveling in India, I was passing through a mountainous area. Besides the breathless beauty of huge mountains & lush green trees, a female monkey caught my attention who was carrying a baby monkey with her. I realized that the baby monkey looked dead & even its skin was coming out. Then, I came to know that the female monkeys are so attached to their babies that even after they are no more, they hold on to their dead bodies until they are completely worn out. Painful as it all sounds!
We humans are so much like monkeys too. We also cling ourselves to the things that are no more. The things that don’t exist bother us day & night. We think & over-think about things until they tear us out completely. We can expect something like this from monkey because it doesn’t have the facility or access to the knowledge base that we all humans do. Also, human is the only creature with potential to grow indefinitely in wisdom. Animals can’t do that. Our left leg is stuck in past & right leg is trying to get into future; that’s why we fall back in our present.
I’m not going to end this article with any conclusion. I leave it up to all those who are reading it right now. Do you want to utilize the benefit of being born as a human OR you want to keep encouraging the monkey in you?
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