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Know your SELF ! – a short story for Kids

Today I will share a short story for Kids which he/she would need in every stage of his/her life. The short story for Kids is about knowing your SELF.
 
After you read the story, you will also realize that the story is relevant even for the adults.
 

Here is the short story for kids :

Scene 1: A herd of sheep was grazing in the grassland. From the outskirts of the jungle, a lioness was staring at them. She was watching the herd & thinking about a mouth-watering lunch that day.
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Scene 2: In a fraction-of-a-second, the Lioness jumped over the herd of sheep.
 
Scene 3: The herd of sheep was caught in a moment of surprise. All the sheep fled except one. The sheep which could not flee was pregnant.
 
Scene 4: To everyone’s surprise, the lioness landed on the ground in front of the pregnant sheep. But the lioness died of a heart attack.
Scene 5: The lioness was pregnant & just before the lioness died, she gave birth to a cub.
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The lion cub grew up with great motherly care from the pregnant sheep. The cub was born just in front of the sheep & hence she had a great love for the cub.
 
He roamed in the grasslands, ate grass & led a life like the other sheep. Everyone including the lion cub himself knew himself to be a lamb.
One day while grazing in the grasslands, he met a Lion. The King of the jungle called him to his den.
 
The sheep-turned lion went to visit the King of the jungle with immense fear in mind. The king of the jungle told him that he was not a SHEEP but a LION.
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Since his childhood, he had been with the lambs, ate grass, & behaved like the lambs & hence did not believe the lion.
The belief that he was a sheep was the only truth in his life. Nothing could shake his belief system.
 
Until one day the King of the jungle took him in front of a pond to show him his REAL SELF.
 
In the waterbody, apart from the King of the jungle, he saw another lion – which was none other than himself.
 
That day, for the first time he saw himself & realized that he too was a lion.
The transformation happened, he roared like a true lion & got liberated from the life of a sheep.
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Source : 

This short story for Kids is from the Works of Swami Vivekananda. Knowing the SELF is very important in every aspect of life.

Use of the short story for kids in daily life :

We should never discourage anyone, in fact, tell everyone this story of knowing your SELF. Everyone has potential & courage like a lion. No one should think himself/herself as timid as a sheep.
 
Encourage kids to know his/her SELF. Every individual goes through a roller-coaster ride in his/her life.
 
Every time remind this story to your kids, it is a guarantee that a stronger person would immerge in no time.
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Thanks to Kurt Cotoaga , Ulysse pcl, Samuel Scrimshaw

 


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