Unity is Strength- Learning from Pigeons

pigeonsValue- Right Conduct, Love

Sub value- Tolerance, unity

In an ancient temple, a number of pigeons lived happily on roof top. When the renovation of the temple began for the annual temple feast the pigeons relocated themselves to a Church nearby.

The existing pigeons in the Church accommodated the new comers very well.

Christmas was nearing and the Church was given a facelift. All the pigeons had to move out and look for another place. They were fortunate to find a place in a Mosque nearby.

The pigeons in the Mosque welcomed them happily. It was Ramadan time and the Mosque was repainted. All the pigeons now came to the same ancient temple.

One day the pigeons, found some communal clashes below in a market square. The baby pigeon asked the mother pigeon “Who are these people”?

The mother replied; they are “Human beings”. The baby asked, “But why are they fighting with each other”?
The mother said “These human beings going to temple are called ‘Hindus’ and the people going to Church are called ‘Christians’ and the people going to Mosque are called ‘Muslims’.

The Baby pigeon asked, “Why is it so? Look, when we were in the Temple we were called Pigeons, when we were in the church we were called Pigeons and when we were in the Mosque, we were called Pigeons. Similarly they should be called just ‘Human beings’ wherever they go”.

The mother Pigeon said, ‘You and me and our Pigeon friends have experienced God and that’s why we are living here in a highly elevated place peacefully. These people are yet to experience God. Hence they are living below us and fighting and killing each other”.


We are all human first and all are alike. Let us respect and be united for a peaceful and loving world.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Rama Ganapathy
    Feb 04, 2019 @ 07:56:03

    Sairam. We would like to this story for our Vidya Vahini Project. You may be aware that Vidya Vahini is Swami’s pet project for providing qua;ity education for rural children. As part of it, we woild like to use your stories for human value content. Pl let us know how you want to attribute it in our portal. We also want to make sure that this story has the permission of the author if he / she is the third person. Loving Sairam, Rama Ganapathy


    • saibal18
      Feb 04, 2019 @ 11:26:01

      Sairam Sis Rama

      It will be a great blessing for us if you use this for Vidya Vahini. The purpose of these stories are for spreading human values globally. Swami is the doer and He is the inspiration. We have all these stories in many more Indian languages.

      Due credit has been given to all the stories shared. In most cases we do not know the original source (only for English; all other languages are translation by our team and hence original for that language) and same stories are available in many sites and we have credited to whatever source we have taken from. We have clearly stated that in the ‘About’ and disclaimer. Also it is meant for sharing and not for commercial purposes. So there has been no issues till now. Of course it is our modification with the values, subvalues, learning which is not in the original source. So i am not sure how you want to address that. From our side we have no qualms about your sharing.

      I have been a part of Vidya Vahini also with the Sameep project. So i know the quality and standards of vidya vahini. We will be honored to share our humble contribution for a greater purpose. Thanks JSR


      • Rama Ganapathy
        Feb 05, 2019 @ 02:12:44

        Thank you sister Nandini For letting us know your consent. It feels good to know that you were part of Sameep project. your blog is very nice. I own a blog too for inspirational stories. Its http://evaluetion.blogspot.com/. Just as you said, same stories are available in many sites without the author’s name. All these can be taken as public domain stories. wherever possible I do give credits. I would like to share some stories from your blog in mine too with due credits to your blog. Nice meeting you. Is it possible for you to share your mail id? you can send me a mail to my personal mail id. Would like to stay in touch. Thanks and Jai SaiRam

      • saibal18
        Feb 05, 2019 @ 05:41:57

        Sairam sis

        Thanks. Nice to know that you have a values blog too. Our email id is balsanskaarsai@gmail.com

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