Parrots are captured and imprisoned but crows roam freely.
This thoughtful quote which is probably from the epic Mahabharata unexpectedly flashed in today. Parrots are one of the most beautiful birds on earth with their colorful appearance, beautiful speech and cuteness. I used to see a pandemonium of parrots flying over my head when I spent my evenings on terrace. But the same beautiful parrots or the lovely bunch of lovebirds are those which are captured and imprisoned. They are fed by delicious food and are kept in beautiful and well decorated cages. Most of these birds after their long and so imagined comfortable stay in these cages prefer to be there only. They forget they have wings. They forget that they can fly. They forget that there is a sky, there are trees, there are treasures of nature that they need to experience and feel. Look at the crows. They make noise. They roam around everywhere. They fight each other for food. They enjoy by freely flying. They are joyous and happy. I don’t mean crows are bad and parrots are good. But this example shows why persons of superior qualities meet with suffering while persons destitute of such qualities live joyous and happy. We are like these beautiful parrots not aware of our beauty, our wings, and our abilities but always want to enjoy cage life. Even if someone out of compassion opens our cage we prefer to be there only. We are being fed by the mortal grapes in the cage of our thoughts. We have a vast sky outside waiting for eternal entry. We just need to come out of the cage we had built. Even if we are bound by many things never think we are useless. You are like the parrot. You were captured because you are beautiful. Know your beauty. Know the ability to fly with your lovely wings. Fly high. The sky is waiting to receive you.