“My Lord, who are never conquered by anyone, I am certainly not afraid of Your ferocious mouth and tongue, Your eyes bright like the sun or Your frowning eyebrows. I do not fear Your sharp, pinching teeth, Your garland of intestines, Your mane soaked with blood, or Your high, wedgelike ears. Nor do I fear Your tumultuous roaring, which makes elephants flee to distant places, or Your nails, which are meant to kill Your enemies.” (Prahlada Maharaja, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.9.15)
Eating, sleeping, mating and defending. These are the four basic behaviors of the animals. The animals are advanced from the plants, which are the nonmoving species. The human beings are similar to the animals in that they have these four activities as well. Where there is advancement is in intelligence. The human being has the opportunity to rise above.
Defending is also known…
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