An insightful story about Contribution
Dear Darling Friend,
Here is an insightful story that teaches about teamwork, ego, and the importance of every team member.
Lord Ram was building the bridge. Hanuman was taking big boulders and throwing it in the ocean. There was a small spider who was pushing the tiniest of the pebbles with ferocious intensity but to no avail. Hanuman was laughing at that.
Lord Ram called Hanuman over and asked him, “Why I am building this bridge?”
“Because you want to cross the ocean,” Hanuman said. “That’s not the reason. Simply by taking my name you crossed the ocean. I could be there in one moment if I wanted”.
Hanuman said, “Because you want to kill Ravana.” Lord Ram replied, “If I want to kill Ravana, all I have to do is leave his heart and he will die. Only because of my presence he is living.”
Hanuman said, “Then why is it you are building this bridge?”
“To engage you,” said Lord Ram. Yes, to engage you in devotional service, so that you will get purified and this spider is similarly engaged.”
In any organization, both kinds of team members are equally important. We need contributors to results. We also need the contributors of spirit too.
Respecting both without allowing ego to interfere is what teamwork is all about.
With love, prayers and exceptional wishes,
Change your thoughts. Change your life.