Learning from Spirit of Panchatantra – Correct this mistake immediately!!

Learning from Spirit of Panchatantra – Correct this mistake immediately!!

Image Credit:- AMA and Guruji G. Narayana

We have read in earlier articles, how a successful person has to maintain excellence in his life. In addition, we have to save ourselves from mistakes which generally people used to do in normal life. A lot of books have been 
written on this subject thousand of years ago. One of such books is “Panchatantra”. This book contains beautiful stories which teach us about the need to remain alert, aware, and awake. One of a very beautiful story I have bought here to make my friends alert. Let me express my gratitude to my Guruji Sri G Narayana before proceeding to the story.

There was a very dynamic organization name “D Company” in India doing very profitable business. It was promoted by a visionary and grass-rooted businessman. He constructed a pound of sweet water near his office. There was a beautiful garden and a small forest area surrounding the pound. During the rainy season, the pound used to overflow making a stream and joining the river. The promoter was a very religious person, so fishing was prohibited in that pound. He used to visit the garden frequently and spent a good time there. 3 fishes namely Dirghadarshi, Samayasphurti, and Mandabuddhi were living there. Dirghadarshi was a very thoughtful visionary. She was capable to see far into the future. Samayasphurti was very smart in timely idea generators. Mandbuddhi was a slow thinker, thoughtless, lazy, and inactive.    

Gradually the promoter became old and his Senior employees advised him to hand over the administration to his son "Price Pappu" who was a very talented student in Administration, Sales, and Industry relations. Many new Business Consultants became his friend. Prince Pappu appointed Rangabilla as his principal consultant and promoted Chhota Shakeel as his Principal Finance Officer. Rangabilla and Chota Shakil advised a number of cost control techniques to the son of a businessman including allowing fishing in the pound. Although it was against the ethics of the promoter.

The Dirghadarshi was very active. Once during the rainy season, she was swimming on the surface. She overheard the conversation of Rangabill and Chota Shakil planning for fishing in the pound. Dirghadarshi went to her friends and explained about the discussion of these men. She advised the other two to take this issue seriously and leave the pound since the water was overflowing from the pound making a stream to the river. She insisted on exploring the opportunity immediately since she was not feeling safe there. Samayasphurti advised Dighadarshi to wait and watch while Mandabuddhu rejected the idea of leaving the pound. Mandabuddhi said that they are living in such a pound for many years so they will continue to live there. It’s their area.

Ditghadarshi took a firm stand and went along flowing water and reached a place where many fishes were swimming joyously. Fishing was prohibited in that area.

After some time, the fishermen came and spread the net and caught fishes. Samayasphurti also caught by a fisherman but she made itself rigid. The fisherman thought it was dead and threw it into the water again. She waited for a rainy day and when water started overflowing, she came on the surface and joined the water stream and gradually reached the same reservoir where her friend Dighadarshi was living with all comfort. After their meeting, both became very happy.       

On the other hand, when Mandabudhi was caught she started jumping with anger and agitation. Since she was most inactive and spent most of her time sleeping so she was fatty. When the fisherman saw it jumping, he sent it in a water bucket to the royal kitchen of the prince where she became part of a delicious dinner and enjoyed by Prince Pappu, and his consultant Rangabilla and Chhota Shakil.

Friends don’t we see a similar situation in our life. We have seen how business ethics and values are ignored for petty benefits. We have seen how few established organizations have retrenched employees who have spent more than 25 years of their life with them. In such practices mostly employees having neat and clean track record face difficulty. Whereas employees with cunning nature and back-batting practices get benefitted. This practice of selfishness not only disregards the goodwill of the organization but also poisons the relationship between employee and employer.    

Actually, we used to commit the following mistakes usually-

i)  We assume that past practices are sufficient for the present and future.
ii)  We believe that present trends will continue.
iii)  We believe that the future is dangerous and full of threats because of its uncertainty

My friends! You have seen in the above story that past practices are not sufficient for the present and future because the situation changes in time. New practices, better methods, and innovative approaches are to be found out. Adopted, applied, and ensured.

Take the example of coronavirus. We were expecting that it will be over easily with a few days of fever and cold cough. There were a lot of rumors about the side effects of vaccines. Many persons did not take the vaccine. But what happened in reality? The virus changed its nature and impact. All facilities became scared and many peoples lost their life.  

Rest assured that the present trend will change, since time is a big thief. It steals opportunities and possibilities especially wealth. Therefore, be along with and ahead of changes and also time by being pre-active, proactive, process active, and most active.

Don’t see only danger, threat, and uncertainties in the future rather see opportunities, supports, and unexpected blessing also which are waiting for you in life. How Disrghadarshi changed her fortune by shifting from her pound.

If we remain alert, aware, and awake in our life then we can master our past, present, and future. Therefore, let us learn from the past, act and contribute to the present, and think for a better future. Let’s understand our responsibility towards ourselves, our families, our organization’s and our society.

Post a Comment