Play the Battle Drums – Buddha

A king had many elephants, but one elephant was very powerful, very obedient, sensible and skillful in everything especially his fighting skills. In many wars, he was sent on the battlefield and he used to return only after getting victory for the king. Therefore, he was the most loved elephant of the king.

Time went by and there came a time when the elephant started getting old. Now he was not able to perform as before. Therefore, the king did not even send him to the battlefield but he still remained as a part of the king’s team.

One day the elephant went to a lake to drink water, but unfortunately his feet got stuck in the mud and he went on sinking. He tried a lot, but he could not remove himself from the mud. People came to know from the sound of his screams that the elephant was in trouble. The news of the elephant trapped also reached the king. All the people, including the king, gathered around the elephant and made various efforts to get him out. But alas, even after trying for a long time, there was no way out. 

At that time, Buddha was passing by, He stopped and  inspected the site of the incident and then suggested to the king that the battle drums be played around the lake. The listeners felt shocked at the bizarre suggestion as to how the trapped elephant would come out by playing the battle drums. But they could not say anything to Buddha and started playing the drums.

As soon as the drums of war started ringing, there was a change in the gestures, behaviour and determination of the troubled elephant.

At first, the elephant slowly stood up and then gradually used his force and intelligence and before long, came out of the mud on his own, shocking everyone. Buddha smiled and said:

There was no lack of physical ability in the elephant, but only the need to infuse enthusiasm, motivation and Will  within it was missing.

To maintain enthusiasm in life, it is necessary that humans maintain purposeful thinking and do not let despair dominate their thoughts!

In today’s tough times, we need to enthuse ourselves & people around us with hope by playing, if need be the BATTLE DRUMS, to Celebrate the abundance of Joy, Health & Happiness.

REMEMBER: THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!

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