Once in a town, a sage visited, who used to do Satsang.
A man used to go for his Satsang every day. This man had a parrot which used to live in a cage.
One day his parrot asked him, ‘Where do you go daily?
He replied, “I go for Satsang to learn good things.”
Parrot Said, “Can you do me a favour? Please ask that sage – When I will be able to get freedom?”
Next day, a man went for Satsang.
After Satsang was over, he went to Sage and said, “Maharaj, There is a parrot at my home and he wanted to know when he will get freedom?”
Just after listening to him, Sage got unconscious and fell.
The man saw this, he got scared and left from there silently.
When he reached home. His parrot asked him, ‘Did you asked my question to Sage?
The man replied, ‘I did but it seems you have a bad luck. As soon as I asked him your question, he got unconscious and fell.”
The parrot replied, “It’s ok. I understand.”
Next day whether n man was leaving. He saw the parrot unconscious inside the cage.
A man went towards the cage and opened it to check if parrot was dead…
but as soon as a man opened the cage and picked the parrot out of that cage to check, it woke up and flew away.
Man, as usual, went for Satsang.
When sage saw him, he called him and asked, “Where is your parrot now?”
A man replied sadly, “In the morning when I was about to leave, my parrot faked being unconscious and fell inside the cage. And when I opened the cage to check on him, it flew away.”
Sage smiled and replied, “Your parrot is more intelligent than you. He understood my little hint and got his freedom.
But you have been stuck in the cage of worldly illusion, even after listening to Satsang for so many days.”
Lesson: Purpose of Satsang is not just pious entertainment, but to transform our life towards freedom from material bondage.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏