Following story was once narrated by Swami Vivekananda:

A stag once boasted to about his horns its young one. “Look how beautiful and powerful my horns are! I can kill can human with these horns"

Just then they happened to hear the sound of hunters' bugle in a distance. They stag took to its heels with its young one following. When they reached a safer zone, the young one asked, “You said that you can kill any human with your powerful horns. But why did you run away at the sound of the bugle?"

The stag replied, “I know I have powerful horns, however when I hear that sound, something within me causes me to flee, forgetting the fact of my powerful horns!"

Swami Vivekananda points out in this short story, that when we hear the bugle sound of the rules laid down in the books, habits and old superstitions, before we realize, we are bound by them, forgetting our true essence, which is freedom.


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