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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 07: The Inquisitive Ibis

Description: Ever felt like something inside is calling you? Despite the many warnings that your parents and elders may have given you. This is the story of Scarlet, the Ibis who fearlessly answers the call.

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

Buddhism

Buddhism encourages the development of wisdom (panna) through contemplation and insight. A curious and inquisitive mind is conducive to the cultivation of wisdom. The Buddha himself often encouraged his followers to inquire, question, and seek understanding.

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Christianity

"The greatest tool that can help us to deal with the challenges of life is courage. As the slide points out, courage at its best is the courage to take risks and search for new worlds and new experiences. Very often both emerge when we have the courage to leave some old ideas behind and embrace some new ideas that can move us forward from where we are." -- Archbishop John Holder

"7 for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:7 NRSVUE Bible) -- Provided by Kyle Grant
 

Hinduism

BG 18.47 "It is better to perform one's own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another. By fulfilling the obligations he is born with, a person never comes to grief."

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Ifa

The Ori is considered the individual's inner consciousness, destiny, and guiding force. It represents one's unique spiritual identity and purpose in life. Answering your calling in Ifa often involves connecting with and aligning yourself with your Ori.

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Islam

Fulfilling one's calling also includes submitting to Allah's will and surrendering one's desires and plans to His divine guidance.

Quran, Surah An-Nisa, 4:65: "But no, by your Lord, they will not [truly] believe until they make you, [O Muhammad], judge concerning that over which they dispute among themselves and then find within themselves no discomfort from what you have judged and submit in [full, willing] submission."

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Judaism

In the Torah, there are accounts of the Israelites exploring and settling in the Promised Land. This can be seen as an example of venturing into the unknown, guided by faith and divine promise.

Numbers 13:2-3: "Send men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders."

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Philosophy

The philosophy of fear examines the nature of fear and its impact on human behavior. Courage is often framed as the capacity to act despite fear, embracing the challenge of facing what one finds frightening.

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Rastafari

Many Rastafarians believe that answering one's calling involves a spiritual awakening or revelation. It may include a profound realization of the divine presence in oneself and in the world. Rastafarians often describe their spiritual journey as a calling to reject Babylon (a term used to represent oppressive systems) and embrace Rastafarian faith and principles.

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Scientology

Scientology encourages personal development and the pursuit of spiritual growth. The journey of self-improvement often involves stepping out of one's comfort zone and facing personal challenges with courage and determination.

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Taoism

Laozi encourages individuals to follow their inner nature and intuition. By being in touch with their true selves, they can discover their calling and purpose.

Tao Te Ching Verse 47: "Without opening your door, you can know the whole world. Without looking out your window, you can know the way of the Tao. The more you know, the less you understand."

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Other religions are invited to join in and send their input.

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