Shivaji conquers his pride

Once pride entered into Shivaji. He was building a fort and he became very proud that this huge project was supporting 5,000 families. When Shivaji paid a visit to Ramdas, he spoke about the fort with his beloved Guru.

Ramdas saw and felt the pride in his disciple, so he showed Shivaji a particular rock. The rock had an opening in it and inside there was a small pool of water. Out of the water jumped a frog.

"Who is supporting and protecting this little frog?" asked Ramdas.

Shivaji's pride vanished. He realised that it is only God who protects and preserves His creation.

Sri Chinmoy, Shivaji, Agni Press, 1997