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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 04: The Tale of Two Hummingbirds

Description: The perspective of two hummingbirds teaching the importance of thinking positively.

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Here are different religious teachings about the moral of this story:


The Tao Te Ching emphasizes the value of simplicity and contentment. It suggests that by embracing simplicity and being content with what you have, you can find inner peace and harmony. This aligns with the idea of being grateful for what you have rather than constantly striving for more.
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Dianetics, a core concept in Scientology, focuses on the mind and its potential for improvement. It addresses negative thoughts and emotions and seeks to alleviate them through auditing, a form of counseling. Through Dianetics, individuals work on resolving past traumas and negative thought patterns, aiming to achieve mental clarity and well-being.
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Rastafarians have a deep reverence for nature and view it as a manifestation of the divine. They believe in living in harmony with nature and appreciating the natural gifts that the Earth provides, such as herbs and food. This appreciation for the Earth's bounty can be seen as a form of gratitude.
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Stoic philosophy, represented by thinkers like Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius, teaches that individuals have the power to control their thoughts and emotions. Stoics advocate for cultivating positive thoughts by focusing on what is within one's control, accepting what is not, and maintaining inner tranquility regardless of external circumstances.
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Deuteronomy 8:10: "When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you."
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Ifa emphasizes the interconnectedness of all beings with nature and the environment. Practitioners are taught to live in harmony with nature, respecting the earth, trees, rivers, and animals. This connection with the natural world can foster a sense of contentment and appreciation for the simple yet essential elements of life.

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Surah Ibrahim (14:7): "And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase your favor; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.'"

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BG 2.70: "A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires—that enter like rivers into the ocean, which is ever being filled but is always still—can alone achieve peace, and not the person who strives to satisfy such desires."

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"Being contented like with so many other things in life must be addressed in context. We would not advocate being contented with what is morally wrong or far from the best.  We can however see being  contented as not the acceptance of wrong but as a moral barrier against longing for more when ‘more’ may not be good for us. Bing contented can also be a moral barrier against excess and addiction." -- Archbishop John Holder

11 Not that I am referring to being in need, for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. (Philippians 4:11–12 NRSVUE Bible)


The Tipitaka teaches the principle of karma, which emphasizes that one's intentions and actions have consequences. Cultivating positive thoughts and intentions is seen as a way to create wholesome karma and contribute to one's well-being and spiritual progress.

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