In Hindu Mythology and sanskrit literature there is a legend of a swan having the capability of separating milk from a mixture of milk and water and leaving behind the water. This is termed as “Neera_Ksheera Vivek” in literature. Another speciality is Swans have only one partner for their entire life. If their partner dies, they could in fact die of heartbreak.
Coming to the mosquitoes. A mosquito flies near the full udder of a cow. Milk is flowing from its udder. Mosquito looks at it, flies around and as it is interested in the taste of the blood, it bites the cow and sucks the blood from the overflowing udder. Even near the udder filled with rich milk, mosquito likes only the blood. A mosquito will never get milk from the udder of a cow, but only blood.
In Malayaalam there is a verse
ksheeramullorakitin chuvattilum, chorathanne kothukinnu kauthukam.which means even near the udder filled with rich milk, mosquito likes only the blood.
One might be wondering what is the relation between these two? Really there is no relation or similarity between them, but there is something to learn from them. We are all living in the age of “Social Networking”, “Financial Freedom” and ‘Easy Availability”, where Some instances come as a shock. People all around are having extramarital affairs, regardless of their socioeconomic background or location.
Relationships have always been an integral part in the life of human beings. A person comes to be in a number of relationships in his life; like, a relationship with parents and relationship with loved ones. However, not just human beings are engaged in sharing their love and relationships; but even some other living things share such relationships as well, which the human beings cannot even dream of.
Swans are the creatures which have only one partner for their entire life. They mate with the same partner till the bond is broken either because of death or if any partner is preyed. They are purely the symbol of true love.The world has become modern; all the people moving around the face of the world find it difficult to make time for their loved ones, which is the major cause of separation. However, relationships like that of swans are found one in a hundred or thousand. The swans can teach us a lesson to live a life with love! I dont say that people have to die if he/she dies.I am saying to be loyal in your relationships.
Be like a swan which takes only the good and leaves the unwanted and do not be like the mosquitoes which rejects the good and goes after undesirable things which causes suffering to others.