People Cannot Give-up Their Bad Nature
A young boy walking on a path heard a voice ‘Please help me.’
The boy looked down and saw a snake.
The snake said: ‘Please help me. A mongoose attacked me and I am going to die.’
The boy said. ‘No, you’re a snake, if I pick you up, you will bite me and I’ll die.’
The snake pleaded, ‘I promise I won’t bite you. Please help me or I will die.’
The boy taking pity on the snake, took it home and nursed it to health.
One day the boy picked up the snake and the snake struck and bite him.
The boy laying on the ground said.
‘I helped you..I saved your life and now you’ve bit me. Now I am dying. How could you do this?’
The snake replied..’You always knew I was a snake.’
Similar to the snake are people and other animals:
The rats are no problem when they are a few. But they become a BIG problem when they are in large numbers, because it is the nature of rats to spoil and destroy.
A few ants don’t harm anyone, but let the few live for a few months, and they will multiply and take over, because it’s their nature to take over what belongs to others.
The termites are ok when they are few, but give them a chance to multiple and they will rapidly multiply and destroy the whole property, because it’s their nature to destroy what belongs to others.
Some people will pretend to be peaceful, loving, and tolerant, but they will ultimately become violent, hateful, and intolerant. Because this is their true nature.
Only a Bhagavad-Gita follower can change his nature from bad to divine, because only the Bhagavad-Gita covers all good teachings that would help a person to develop his nature to be divine.
“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Fearlessness; puriﬁcation of one’s existence; cultivation of spiritual knowledge; charity; self-control; performance of sacriﬁce; study of the Vedas; austerity; simplicity; nonviolence; truthfulness; freedom from anger; renunciation; tranquillity; aversion to faultﬁnding; compassion for all living entities; freedom from covetousness; gentleness; modesty; steady determination; vigor; forgiveness; fortitude; cleanliness; and freedom from envy and from the passion for honor – these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 16.1-3)