Saturday, November 9, 2013

"Four Magical words" for the rich and the poor....famous and the struggling...

One day Solomon decided to humble Benaiah ben Yehoyada, his most trusted minister.
He said to him, “Benaiah, there is a certain ring that I want you to bring to me. I wish to wear it for Sukkot & i give you six months to find it.”
“If it exists anywhere on earth, your majesty,”replied Benaiah, “I will find it and bring it to you, but what makes the ring so special?”
It has magic powers,”answered the king.
“If a happy man looks at it, he becomes sad, and if a sad man looks at it, he becomes happy.”
Solomon knew that no such ring existed in the world, but he wished to give his minister a little taste of humility.
Spring passed and then summer, and still Benaiah had no idea where he could find the ring. On the night before Sukkot, he decided to take a walk in one of he poorest quarters of Jerusalem. He passed by a merchant who had begun to set out the day’s wares on a shabby carpet.
Have you by any chance heard of a magic ring that makes the happy wearer forget his joy and the broken-hearted wearer forget his sorrows?”asked Benaiah.
He watched the grandfather take a plain gold ring from his carpet and engrave something on it. When Benaiah read the words on the ring, his face broke out in a wide smile.
That night the entire city welcomed in the holiday of Sukkot with great festivity.
“Well, my friend,”said Solomon, “have you found what I sent you after?”
All the ministers laughed and Solomon himself smiled.
To everyone’s surprise, Benaiah held up a small gold ring and declared, “Here it is, your majesty!”
As soon as Solomon read the inscription, the smile vanished from his face.
The jeweler had written three Hebrew letters on the gold band: “gimel, zayin, yud”, which began the words “Gam zeh ya’avor”– “This too shall pass.”
At that moment Solomon realized that all his wisdom and fabulous wealth and tremendous power were but fleeting things, for one day he would be nothing but dust.
"This too shall pass"… Four magical words which convey two different messages to two different groups of people.
To those in the first group who take great pride in their wealth, possessions, power, accomplishments etc and who live for themselves, these words remind them that all of these will surely pass away. It will not matter what you owned,what brand you wore or what you were owed, What will matter is how many lives you have helped change with the resources you had.
Be humble, Be sensitive to those in need, Make your life count before it's gone.
The second group of people who are going through the most turbulent phase of their lives, those who are struggling today, those living without hope and are in despair, for them, these words provide comfort. No matter what you're going through today, remember, your troubles are not here to stay, they for sure will pass away.
So don't lose hope, be of good cheer, hang in there, there's light at the end of the tunnel,
Keep reminding yourself ….“This too shall pass.”
-Source Unknown.

15 comments:

navtash said...

"YEH BHI GUJAR JAYEGA !"

GM Sir and all

Wonderful message

Kumar said...

Namaskaaram GuruJi and Brother & Sisters,

Good Morning. Have a Good Day. Vaalga Nalamudan and Valamudan.

Have a Happy Weekend.

A tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss.

- Swami Vivekananda

SANPOT said...

Good Morning Ilango sir. Thanks again for a very nice post.

varun kumar said...

Dear ilango sir ji,
Good Morning and have a nice day

NEVER GIVE UP said...

Good Morning Sir & All Friends.

D.S.SASAN said...

Good Afternoon Sir and dear friends,
Thanks for knowledge and information.

paddy said...

Excellent message Master.. In Tamil we are reminded as Iduvum Kadandu Pom!! Thanks for reminding us..

Abhi said...

Excellent message.

rajiv malik said...

thanks ilango ji for your great weekend reading material which inspires and enlightens.

here is what businessline has to say on nifty

Nifty (6,140.7)

The Nifty recorded the peak of 6,342.9 in the Diwali session before reversing lower. Immediate supports that traders need to watch are at 6,100 and 6,079. Reversal from these levels can take the index higher to 6,209 or 6,262. Inability to move above 6,262 will be the cue for traders to go short with stop at 6,270. Move above 6,262 can take the index to its previous peak of 6,342 and beyond that to 6,517. Targets on breach of 6,079 are 6,021 and 5,950. The medium-term trend in the index stays positive and will be under threat only if the index goes on to close below 5,900. But since some of the initial wave targets for the rally from 5,119 have already been achieved, investors and traders need to stay cautious.

nissan deka said...

Nam Myoho Raengae Kyun

Sahil said...

Beautfiul.. thank you so much..

rajiv malik said...


sgx nifty link provided at just nifty not showing the closing price.
can someone give a weblink where sgx nifty closing price can be seen ! also pl provide the closing price of sgx nifty !

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