How Krishna Got The Gift Of Gratitude:
There is absolutely nobody in India, who doesn’t know who Lord Krishna is. The reason why this powerful soul has always had so many devotees is because he has always shown gratitude towards the others in his life. Here’s a wonderful story that shows why the Peacock feather is close to Krishna’s heart.
One day, when Krishna was playing a melodious tune on his flute in a forest, the entire nature stood still to listen to his beautiful art. As he played, all the birds sat on the branches of the trees and stared at him; all the animals gathered to a corner and adored the beautiful sight. As he played a little more, peacock, the prettiest animal from the lot, came forward and danced to his tune. He was so indulged in the tune that he barely noticed his feathers opening and closing, appreciating the melody falling on his eardrums. When the sun bid farewell and it was time for Krishna to go back home, the peacock came closer to him and gifted him his Pankh, the feather. He appreciated the performance of the peacock, thanked him and kept the gift with him for all his life.
This proves that when you work hard and offer your Karmas, even the Gods remember and cherish it forever! All you need to do is show your inner strength to cope up with all that the others are offering you with.
Do No Evil and Be Who You Are:
If you are a believer of Lord Vishnu, here’s a story about him that comes with a nice moral with it:
One day, two bachelors named Narada and Tumburu had fallen in love with the same princess named Shrimati. They were so much in love with her beauty that they could not bear even the thought of the other person taking her away from them.
They then went to take Lord Vishnu’s help, since they were his devotees. Unknowing the fact that Tumburu had already asked Lord Vishnu to make Narada’s face appear like a monkey; Narada requested Lord Vishnu to make Tumburu’s face look like a bear at the time of Swayamvar. When Princess Shrimati saw all the suitors that had approached her kingdom seeking her hand in marriage, she was disgusted and scared to see a man with the head of a monkey and another with the head of a bear. She saw a normal human being standing next to them, who was none other than Lord Vishnu, who came with an intention to see how his devotees were doing at the Swayamvar. Fearing the others, she put the garland around the neck of Lord Vishnu!
This proves that jealousy can take away the only opportunity that you have in your life; rather than wishing for something bad for someone, it is better to be yourself and good enough to be loved by others around you.