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Stop Clinging To False Desires - Story Of Eagles With Fish

This particular story of Avadhuta teaches us that we should not cling to false desires.

An eagle with a fish in its beak was followed by a number of crows and other eagles, which were trying to snatch the fish away.

In whatever direction it went, the other birds followed it.

At last the eagle let go of the fish. Another eagle instantly caught the fish. Now it was its turn to be followed by a whole lot of birds.

The first eagle was now sitting calmly on the branch of a tree.

Seeing this quiet and tranquil state of the bird, the Avadhuta, saluting him, said, "Thou art my Guru, for thou has taught me that peace of mind is possible in this world, only when one has given up clinging to false desires".