By Akinchan Priya Das : The story is given of a sparrow who laid her eggs on a beach. Unfortunately, the ocean stole away her eggs. She vowed, “Ocean! If you return my eggs I am going to dry you up.” The ocean simply roared back. So she began taking one drop at a time in her tiny beak and carried it to a distant place. Do you think it was a threat to the ocean? But she was determined against all odds, and that determination attracted the higher power of Garuda, the gigantic bird carrier of Lord Vishnu. He ordered the ocean to return her eggs, and thus the mighty ocean was defeated.Right now the eggs of our God consciousness—humility, devotion and love of God—are utterly drowned in the bottom of this huge ocean of pride, egoism and spiritual lethargy. Like the mother sparrow, we have no hope of getting rid of them. But, if with determination of that little bird, we decide, ‘I am going to do it no matter what,’ then God will take the job upon Himself. He will deliver our souls from this ocean of ignorance, pride, egoism and laziness.