Be Like the Honey Bees!

Kamal kadaa aani darduri naanuk eke chiyaa

Dhari paraag seweeje bhramaraa year chikhlachi ure

It’s a great statement by the God incarnate saint of Maharashtra, Shri Gyaneshwar, which says- a lotus flower and frog- both live in the same place, i.e. mud. A humming bee enjoys the nectar of the lotus flower whereas mud and insects remain for the lazy frog. Indeed, it’s the fruit of the hard work that honey bees put in! One can draw an estimate of the extent of hard work of honey bees from the fact that in order to collect 1kg of honey (i.e. nectar), they travel a distance equal to the circumference of the earth! Likewise, what falls in our lot depends on what we choose to become, i.e. whether we wish to be like a honey bee- sincere, dedicated and hard working to enjoy the nectar; or, we wish to be like the lazy frog getting only insects and mud!

Saint Gyaneshwar, who wrote this statement… By the age of 8, he had mastered the entire Vedanta and had developed miraculous powers such that he made a buffalo recite Vedas. He completed the commentary on the Bhagawad Gita through a dead man whom he made alive at the age of 15. …

History is replete with such examples, where people chose to adopt the pattern of life studded with the traits of sincerity, dedication, and hard work. …

Verily, great personalities, who choose to become like honey bees, harbour great aims from early childhood itself. Maria Golda Mayer used to dream of receiving a gold medal from the Queen as a child. By dint of her hard work and perseverance, she grew up o become a Noble Prize winner in Physics, which she received from the hands of the Queen of England.

Many researchers have also attempted to find out as to what make great personalities really great. …

… No doubt that by following the codes of hard work and dedication, one can accomplish even those targets, which otherwise seem impossible. However, it is utmost essential to ascertain one more crucial aspect without which the results may turn out to be utterly disastrous. To know this in toto, read the complete article in January edition of English Akhand Gyan monthly magazine.

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