Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inspiring Story-Strength lies in unity

Once upon a time, there was a flock of doves that flew
in search of food led by their king. One day, they had 
flown a long distance and were very tired. The dove king 
encouraged them to fly a little further. The smallest dove 
picked up speed and found some rice scattered beneath 
a banyan tree. So all the doves landed and began to eat.

Suddenly a net fell over them and they were all trapped. 
They saw a hunter approaching carrying a huge club. 
The doves desperately fluttered their wings trying to 
get out, but to no avail.

The king had an idea. He advised all the doves to fly up 
together carrying the net with them. He said that there 
was strength in unity.

Each dove picked up a portion of the net and together 
they flew off carrying the net with them. The hunter looked 
up in astonishment. He tried to follow them, but they were 
flying high over hills and valleys. They flew to a hill near a 
city of temples where there lived a mouse who could help them. 
He was a faithful friend of the dove king.

When the mouse heard the loud noise of their approach, 
he went into hiding. The dove king gently called out to him 
and then the mouse was happy to see him. The dove king 
explained that they had been caught in a trap and needed 
the mouse's help to gnaw at the net with his teeth and 
set them free.

The mouse agreed saying that he would set the king free first.
The king insisted that he first free his subjects and the king 
last. The mouse understood the king's feelings and compled 
with his wishes. He began to cut the net and one by one all
the doves were freed including the dove king.

They all thanked the mouse and flew away together, united 
in their strength.

Moral of the Story: 
Strength lies in unity and weakness in division.