Once there lived many fish in a pond. Every day, they would wake up in the morning with a dread, the fisherman’s net! The fisherman would be there every morning, without fail to cast his net. And without fail every morning, many fish would get caught in it. Some would be taken by surprise, some caught napping, some would not find any place to hide while some others, even though aware of the lurking danger, would simply find no means to escape the deadly net. Among the fishes was ONE young fish that was always HAPPY & CHEERFUL. It had NO FEAR of the fisherman’s net and it seemed to have mastered the art of being alive and staying lively.
All the senior fish wondered as to what might be the secret of this little fish. How can it manage so well when their cumulative experience and wisdom were not enough to save them from the net? Unable to bear their curiosity and desperate to find a way to escape the net, all the fish went to this little fish one evening and asked, ‘Are you not scared of getting caught in the fisherman’s net, when tomorrow morning he will be back again??
The little fish smiled, ‘No! I will not be caught in his net ever!’ ‘Share with us little one, the secret behind your confidence and success’, the elders pleaded and coaxed the little fish. ‘Very simple,’ said the little fish. ‘When the FISHERMAN comes to CAST his NET, I RUSH & STAY AT HIS FEET. That is ONE PLACE that the NET can NEVER REACH, even if the fisherman wants to cast his net. So, I never get caught’. All the fish simply marveled at the simplicity of the little fish’s wisdom. Similarly, when we CLING TO THE MASTER’S FEET, WE CAN ESCAPE THE NET OF IMPRESSIONS OR MAYA. THOSE WHO HAVE SURRENDERED THEIR ALL UNTO HIM CAN EASILY CROSS BEYOND IT. TRUST HIM AND HAVE UTMOST FAITH IN HIM.