I-d-e-n-t-i-t-y

Jungle book has fascinated me as I shared in my previous blog post Peace rock on the God facets embedded therein.

This week i am sharing the God facet two on identity. Knowing who you are answers an important question of `who am i? which when answered gives the reason for why we exist.

Mowgli was raised by the wolves and knew he was a wolf (can you believe that??); he was clearly a man cub however his identity sprung from wolves. He recited the wolf creed like they did and he believed in it. What have you believed about who you are that is a veil to who you truly are?

Now this is the Law of the Jungle —
as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper,
but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk
the Law runneth forward and back —
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
When Shere Khan wages way on the wolves (after he kills Akelah), Mowgli comes back to revenge though he had run away in an act of salvation. He sought to save the wolves from Shere Khan.
The war lines are drawn and all animals stand behind Mowgli and recite the wolf creed and Shere Khan is furious that they have stood with the man cub who will later kill them.