Thursday, July 26, 2012

THE ALLIANCE OF LIFE

I love discovering blogs; I make a point to bookmark at least one new blog once in a while. Recently I came across this amazing blog called ‘The realm of Life’ and I was blown away by the stuff she was doing. She is new to blogging and she has only three posts in her blog but after spending a good one hour reading her posts, I could not control myself from asking her to do a guest blog.

Before handing the blog to her, here is something about the blogger. She is from Delhi, a travel enthusiasts and a fellow Metal Head. Guys don’t forget to check out her blog

THE ALLIANCE OF LIFE!

I go for walks to the nearby park in our sector to relax in the lap of nature. And then, one day i sat under the colorful, pink, yellow bougainvillea trees and wondered at nature's bounties.
A few weeks ago, while i was absorbed in my own thoughts, day dreaming and glancing at a few kids playing nearby, a very raucous sound by a crow intervened my chain of thoughts. This crow was cowing continuously. At first, i did not pay attention at all. But to my annoyance, i saw the crow alight on a branch near me.

The cawing became harsher and shriller, then i looked at it, its eyes were panicky and i could sense immediacy to whatever it was trying to convey. And, i, as if prompted by an unseen force, just walked away from there.

I had hardly gone a few meters away when i heard a harsh, a crashing sound piercing my ears. A big branch of eucalyptus tree had crashed breaking the bench i was sitting on. I felt a shudder and felt as if my heart stopped beating for a while. This clearly shows that the crow was warning me for the danger in the only language it knew. I bowed my head in gratitude.

Soon i realized the act of crow was to show that there was a bond between all living beings. The crow knew that there was some danger to my life. and not only this, but there are also evidences all through the history when dolphins, porpoises and even whales have rescued drowning people & escorted them to the safety of the shore. The carnivore lives by the so called law of jungle, which in fact is a very well evolved law.





No carnivore, even lions and tigers would kill other animals unless they r hungry. Herds of gazelle may pass by but the pride of lions, if they had their fill, would ignore them. In the same way, no snake will attack unless threatened. We have a number of examples in which a bitch would suckle kittens if the kitten's mother is dead. I have seen a disabled sparrow fed by other sparrows in my verandah.

Strangely, this universal bond does not seem to apply to homosapiens. There seems to be no respect and tolerance for alternative views, beliefs and opinions, thereby generating mistrust, misunderstandings and anger.

We forget that enlightenment is nothing but the realization that all life is equally precious.