Pujya Bhaishri describes an event in his life related to how things did not turn out as per his needs and desires in life. He describes the outcome and inspires the youth with TWO MAIN MESSAGES for life.
Many times, in life, when the outcomes are not according to our desires or dreams, or our plans do not turn out as we wish them to be, then we must not become upset or miserable. Instead, we must have faith that God has made better plans for us than we had thought of.
When I was in college, I had applied for a job in a bank. I had good marks and the interview had gone well but I did not get the job. The person who got the job was from a high middle-class family. I knew this person because his father was also working in the same bank we had applied for the job in. We lived in a building having many rooms in a row and were not well off. In addition, my father had cancer.
I wanted to become a doctor and this was my dream. I had excellent marks in General Science, Physics and Chemistry. I could get into any Science College, but my family situation was such that I enrolled to do Commerce in college. This was a dry subject for me, but I passed ACCA with a distinction.
During my studies in Commerce, I received the opportunity of my first Katha. After graduation, I decided that if God has given me this seva of Katha, then I will perform that with dedication. God had decided this for me. Thus, the outcome of all this was that God gave me His service.
If I had been working in a bank having been accepted for that job, then perhaps I may have become a manager or been further up in the hierarchy. I may have retired by now whereas currently, I am not tired nor retired. I am still working full time with great joy.
Consequently, I have experienced this in my own life that when our plans do not have the outcome we desire, we must not become upset. Trust in God that He has thought of a better plan for us. We are supposed to surrender to the Almighty such that whatever God does is for our welfare.
Why is the mind becoming so weak by getting upset in small matters, breaking down and becoming sorrowful? In fact, I am shocked to hear that just the thought that a student will be short of marks, stresses them out so much, that he/she commits suicide. I have then further witnessed an incident that after committing suicide, when the results are out, the girl in this incident had passed with flying colours.
It is very dangerous to see that we have developed intellectually to a great extent, but our mind is becoming weaker. It is a good thing to be intellectual, but it is not imperative. However, it is imperative that we are strong in the mind. If your mind is strong, even if you are educated less, then you will reach great heights.
I want to advise two things to all the youth: