Do not burn your hut by thinking about others' palaces.
- Hare Krishna Friends,"Once there was a crow that lived near a farm-house. The owner of the farm had kept some pigeons and he fed them with grains regularly. The crow looked
at the pigeons and envied them everyday. Deciding to share the feed, the crow painted his body like that of pigeons and joined the pigeons as one of
them. Thus, he was able to enjoy the feed daily. The pigeons never suspected anything foul. But one day, after the feed, the crow couldn't control
himself and started crying. The pigeons came to know that he was not one of them. They pecked at his body so mercilessly that he started bleeding. The
crow flew away to save his life and went straight to his own brethren- the crows. But because of his painted body, they refused to accept him. So, he
was forced to flee in order to save himself and became a homeless wanderer."
So it is important that we should just be satisfied with whatever the Lord has blessed us and should not pretend or pose to be what we are not. As HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj once said, "The five rupees in our pocket, is more satisfying than the crores of rupees in another's account. So we should not burn our hut by thinking about others' palaces." Whether it is hut or palace, everyone in this world has some suffering or the other. The only panacea for all suffering souls is to chant Krishna's names. So by sincerely doing the same, we will also be able to lead a satisfied peaceful life.Courtesy:Talavan