TU || Flax Golden Tales Four Levels of Interpretation || Lesson 3

Lesson-3 The Brave Little Parrot

Source: Buddhist Legend (Rafe Martin’s Adaptation)

Word Meaning

Brave = Courageous

Storm = Strong wind

Fell upon = Attacked

Spark = Flame of fire

trapped = Caught

Surrounded = Covered

Dart = Fly quickly

Dip = Go down into the water

Raging = Spreading

Almost = About

Clung = Stuck

Released = Made free

Tiny = Very small

Tumble = fell

Scorch = Got pain

Spun = Twist

Put out = Extinguish

Absurd = Meaningless

Molten = Melted

Solemn = Serious

Majestic = Splendid

Cease = Stop

Privileged = Strong

Ashamed = Felt shy

Kindle = Arouse

Flushed = Excited

Stream = Small river

Sparking = Shining

Glistened = Shone

Glowing = Burning

Summary

Once lord Buddha was incarnated in the from of a little parrot. One stormy day, fire spread in the forest. The animals and birds remained in the danger. The animals and birds ran here and there for the protection. The little parrot was going to river at the time. He saw a terrible scene in the jungle. The parrot ran to the river and dived into the river. He wanted to save the animals birds. After diving, he flew over burning forest shaking his wings. Small drops of water fell down from parrot’s body bu they couldn’t stop burning fire. He continued this for a long time. His eyes became red. His feet burnt bu he didn’t stop his duty. The parrot tried his best to save animals and birds life. it was really a difficult task for him. The Gods were also looking at the parrots work. The Gods were in the palace. The Gods were laughing by seeing the parrot’s work. They called the parrot foolish because the parrot was trying to put out fire with drops of water. Then one of the God’s heart melted with pity and wanted to help the poor animals an birds which were in the danger. The kind God disguised as a golden eagle. The golden eagle told the parrot that parrot had better save his own life. The parrot said that he needed help rather than any advice. Then the eagle also felt sorry for birds and animals and tried to help like the parrot. The eagle wept and the streams of tears rolled down from his eyes. The fire extinguished. Then tears of eagle gave new life to animals, birds, grass, plant. Every thing became as they were in the past. The little brave parrot also got red, green and yellow wings. Again all the birds and animals enjoyed and they saw the little brave parrot u p high in the sky.

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Four Levels of Interpretation

1. Literal Comprehension:

This story was written many years ago. This text was Rafe Martin’s version. Once lord Buddha was incarnated in the form of a little parrot. One stormy day, fire spread in the forest. The animals and birds remained in the danger. The animals and birds ran here and there for the protection. The little parrot was going to river at the time. He saw a terrible scene in the jungle. The parrot ran to the river and dived into the river. He wanted to save the animals birds. After diving, he flew over burning forest shaking his wings. Small drops of water fell down from parrot’s body but they couldn’t stop burning fire. He continued this for a long time. His eyes became red. His feet burnt but he didn’t stop his duty. The parrot tried his best to save animals and birds life. It was really a difficult task for him. The Gods were also looking at the parrots work. The Gods were in the palace. The Gods were laughing by seeing the parrots’ work. They called the parrot foolish because the parrot was trying to put out fire with drops of water. Then one of the God’s heart melted with pity and wanted to help the poor animals and birds which were in the danger. The kind God disguised as a golden eagle. The golden eagle told the parrot that parrot had better save his own life. The parrot said that he needed help rather than any advice. Then the eagle also felt sorry for birds and animals and tried to help like the parrot. The eagle wept and the streams of tears rolled down from his eyes. The fire extinguished. Then tears of eagle gave new life to animals, birds, grass, plant. Everything became as they were in the past. The little brave parrot also got red, green and yellow wings. Again all the birds and animals enjoyed and they saw the little brave parrot us high in the sky.

2. Interpretation:

The little parrot works for animals and birds which were in the danger. He did his best for animals but he couldn’t stop his duty. If the parrot hadn’t done so, the God wouldn’t have disguised himself as a golden eagle and wouldn’t have helped animals and birds in the jungle. This tale gives a moral lesson that we should continue our duty if we are doing well. God helps those who helps others. The parrot did hard labor ¬†though his wings could carry little water. The Gods were laughing in stead of helping poor little parrot and animals. This also shows that only common people help each other but not rich and high class. As parrot understood suffering of wild animals and birds but not Gods.

3. Critical Thinking:

This tale isn’t difficult to understand. The words are easy to understand. But ht content of this tale is difficult to believe. How tears of a bird can extinguish fire. Nobody would believe if someone said so. Similarly we have never seen rebirth of anyone. I have never seen bird heart melted with pity. This is only religious belief.

4. Assimilation:

By reading this tale, I was greatly impressed. I learnt that we should have pity for helpless human beings. We get satisfaction by helping others. Getting satisfaction is greater than doing hard work. The little brave parrot really got trouble but he had satisfaction in helping poor animals and birds.

Possible Question

  1. “The Brave Little Parrot” can be interpreted as an argument. Identify and explain what this argument might me?

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