The Lion within you, Life Lessons from the movie Lion King.

Lion King is has always been a great watch and has always been very inspiring and motivational movie and never fails to give us lots of life lessons.

Remember who you are :

Simba literally forgot that he was actually the king of jungle, but instead  he was leading the life of an ordinary harmless animal, unless  he saw his image in water and  heard his father’s heavenly voice “You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself Simba. You are more than you have become”

There is a Context in Ramayana wherein Hanuman  the  son on Vayu (the wind god)always knew how to fly from childhood but due to a curse, he  forgot to fly unless Jambavan tells him that he has the same powers of flight as his father.

In Mahabharata  the mighty Arjuna, who was  the best among the warriors and the best Archerer on the planet almost went suicidal, just by the thought of killing his grandfather, his Guru and his cousins, and didn’t regained his  strength unless Geeta happened to him.

Similarly somehow we have too have forgotten who we are and the true purpose of life , we get so much engrossed  in worldly affairs that we tend to ignore our inner voice, Instead we constantly look for validation from outside world. Our connection to our self has broken  and we have forgotten that  the source of Strength, happiness & fulfillment  lies within us not anywhere outside.

““Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”   -Rumi

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It’s important to always look where you’re headed rather than where you were!

Simba refused to go back to  his kingdom, as he always thought that he was responsible for his father’s death. Rafiki tells Simba “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”

In Bhagwad Geeta Krishna tells Arjuna  ‘Therefore the doubts which have arisen in your heart out of Ignorance should be slashed by weapon of knowledge. Armed with yoga. O Bharata, stand up and fight.

In life we  are we’re trying to drive forward, looking through a rear view mirror, we are all bonded with our past but its always better to let go of past and we have to realize whatever has happened has happened  and you should  never let your past decide your future.

“Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of this Moment”.-Rumi”

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Great Circle of Life

Mufassa explains Simba the  great circle of life ” When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. and so, we are all connected in the Great Circle of Life, as King, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.

Swami Vivekananda’s famous address at World Parliament of Religions in Chicago explains “I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true.”

The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth.

In Bhagwad Geeta Krishna Explains “I envy no one, nor I am partial to anyone , I am equal to all, But whoever renders service unto me is a friend , is in me, and I am also a friend to him.”

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam  is a Sanskrit phrase from Upanishad that means whole world is one family, So we must spread the idea of universal brotherhood and mutual respect for  other  despite of differences in cast, creed, sex, religion, color and ethnicity.

“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.” Rumi

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Hakunamata 

“Hakuna Matata!
What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata!
Ain’t no passing craze
It means no worries
For the rest of your days
It’s our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!”
 
Not to be mistaken as a care free philosophy , but instead not  worrying about the things that are not in you control.
 
One of the Interpretation of Karma Yoga in” Bhagvad Geeta is “Do the best and leave the rest ” as you only have control over you actions not on the results of your actions, so no point in fretting about the results which are anyways not in your control.
 
And look at  the worry Flowchart
 
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So don’t worry be happy.

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Always strive to look for the Lion inside you.  

Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen, Always remember you have a the instinct of Lion inside you and you have the capability to come out as a winner in  every situation, so  Roar like Simba  even of you are disillusioned lost or  tired, just gain strength go back to your battles and fight. Only then you will be able to achieve the Glory.  

Lyrics from a famous Bollywood movie Sanju

“Roothi taqdeerein toh kya
Tooti shamsheerein toh kya
Tooti shamsheeron se hi ho…

Kar har maidan fateh re bandeya
Har maidaan fateh”

Meaning , So what if Fate is working against you, So what if the Swords you are carrying are broken ,  but if you don’t give up  you still have capability to conquer even with broken Swords.

“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” ― Osho,

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