Saturday, August 2, 2014

God willing, tomorrow it is going to happen

When a great Sufi mystic, Hassan, was dying, somebody asked, ‘Hassan, who was your Master?’
He said, ‘Now it is too late to ask. Time is short, I am dying.’ But the inquirer asked, ‘You can simply say the name. You are still alive, you are still breathing and talking, you can simply tell me the name.’
He said, ‘It will be difficult because I had thousands of Masters. If I just relate their names it will take months and years. It is too late. But three Masters I will certainly tell you about.
One was a thief. Once I got lost in the desert, and when I reached the village it was very late. Half the night was already gone; shops were closed, caravanserais were closed. There was not a single human being on the roads. I searched for somebody to inquire of. I found one man who was trying to make a hole in the wall of a house. I asked him where I could stay, and he said, “I am a thief, and you look like a Sufi mystic to me.”‘ His robe, his aura. ‘And the thief said, “Right now it will be very difficult to find any place to stay, but you can come to my home. You can stay with me — if you can stay with a thief.”
Hassan said, ‘I hesitated a little bit. Then I remembered. If the thief is not afraid of a Sufi, then why should the Sufi be afraid of a thief? In fact, he should be afraid of me. So I said, “Yes, I will come.” And I went, and I stayed with the thief. And the man was so lovely, so beautiful, I stayed for one month! And each night he would say to me, “Now I am going to my work. You rest, you pray, you do your work.” And when he would come back I would ask, “Could you get anything?” He said, “Not tonight. But tomorrow I will try again.” And he was never in a state of hopelessness.
‘For one month continuously he came empty-handed, but he was always happy. And he said, “I will try tomorrow. God willing, tomorrow it is going to happen. And you also pray for me. At least you can say to God, ‘Help this poor man.'”
And then Hassan said, ‘When I was meditating and meditating for years on end, nothing was happening, and many times the moment came when I was so desperate, so hopeless that I thought to stop all this nonsense. There is no God, and all this prayer is just madness, all this meditation is false — and suddenly I would remember the thief who would say every night, “God willing, tomorrow it is going to happen.”
‘So I tried one day more. If the thief was so hopeful, with such hope and trust, I should try at least one day more. And many times it happened, but the thief and the memory of him helped me to wait one day more. And one day, it happened, it DID happen! I bowed down. I was thousands of miles away from the thief and his house, but I bowed down in his direction. He was my first Master.
‘And my second Master was a dog. I was thirsty and I was going towards the river, and a dog came. He was also thirsty. He looked into the river, he saw another dog there — his own image — and became afraid. He barked and the other dog barked, too. But his thirst was so much that he would hesitate and go back.
He would come again and look into the water and find the dog there. But the thirst was so much that he suddenly jumped into the water, and the image disappeared. He drank the water, he swam in the water — it was a hot summer. And I was watching. I knew that a message had come to me from God. One has to jump in spite of all fears.
‘When I was on the verge of jumping into the unknown, the same fear was there. I would go to the very edge, hesitate, and come back. And I would remember the dog. If the dog could manage, why not I? And then one day I jumped into the unknown. I disappeared and only the unknown was left behind. The dog was my second Master.
‘And the third Master was a small child. I entered into a town and a small child was bringing a candle, a lit candle, hiding it in his hands and going to the mosque to put the candle there. Just joking, I asked the boy, “Have you lit the candle yourself?”
He said, “Yes, sir.”
And I asked, jokingly, “Can you tell me from where the light came?"
"There was a moment when the candle was unlit, then there was a moment when the candle was lit, can you show me the source from which the light came? And you have lit it, so you must have seen the light coming — from where?”
And the boy laughed and blew out the candle, and said, “Now you have seen the light going, where has it gone? You tell me!”
And my ego was shattered, and my whole knowledge was shattered. And that moment I felt my own stupidity. Since then I dropped all knowledgeability.’

-OSHO-Secret of secrets


S N said...

Sir, Simple but great messages ! I appreciate your commitment to enlighten your readers with simple motivating messages..

God Bless !!


Rasendra Zala said...

Good Morning Ilango Sir,
Moral of the story : " God willing,tomorrow it is going to happen" and our best master is from whom we learn something that never come in our mind.

Karthikraja K said...

God willing, tomorrow it is going to happen
One has to jump in spite of all fears.
dropped all knowledgeability
- So good and need to remember every day. i will teach this story to my child though he may not understand it rightly. i will teach him this once in every month. one day, it will certainly enlighten him.

gauresh59 said...

Dear ilango sir,

Many many thanks for sharing the inspiring story.....

Once again this story is to be shared with our children........

All the three masters have given good message......
It shows that there must be so many other masters too ....
If you become the student of each and every element of this universe, then each element has some thing to teach you......The only condition you have to be a student ......

The story is also helpful even for our stock market trading for eliminating fear and creating trust in God ....

Thanks once again .........

dv pandit said...

Lovely & Inspiring Master, Thanks.

Rajesh Singh said...

Ilangoji..very inspiring..Thank you

DN Shukla said...

Only one word- Awesome.

vishnu said...

आदरणीय गुरुवर ,
ये कहानी अपने आप मे जादू का पिटारा है। मैं ने हर बार मास्टर हसन के द्वारा दिए गए तीनो समीकरणों को परखा तो लगा की जैसे जादू का पिटारा खुल गया हो। … हम सिर्फ वो ही समझना चाहते है जो हमारी पहले से बनी हुई सोच है , कभी भी अपनी पुरानी सोच को नयी दिशा देने का प्रयास नहीं करते है या यु कहिये की डरते है ,,,, अपने आप को बदलने के लिए। यहाँ मास्टर हसन ने हर बार अपनी पुरानी कल्पित सोच को नया जामा पहनाने का प्रयास किया है और इस प्रयास ने उन्हें ईश्वर से मिला दिया। प्रभु हमारी भी भय कल्पित सोच से हमें आज़ाद करे और नयी सोच का आगाज़ करे , ऐसी विनम्र प्रार्थना है।
गुरुवर आपका बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद।

durga said...

GOOD EVENING MASTER n blogmates=masters everywhere -yes its true .we can learn every minute provided we r willing ,from every thing .we r told to drop our ego and learn frm sisters n ward boys in our internship...keeping the mind empty may b the key-what drives many is hope tht GOD will one day bless us in our efforts .sure HE will.
GOD WILLING-( INSHA ALLAH as it is called in GULF N other muslim a day they use it almost 10 -20 times.).GOD WILL B WILLING IF WE USE PROPER WAYS N METHDS--good day

D.S.SASAN said...

Good Evening Dear Sir, Bros. & Sis's.

This blog appears GOD'S PALACE and there are ANGELS also .. Always sharing knowledge with one or the other way.

shazra said...

thank you master

gauresh59 said...

Beautiful poem by

--हरिवंशराय बच्चन
ना कभी इम्तिहान लेती है,
ना कभी इम्तिहान देती है ।
दाेस्ती ताे वाे है -
जाे बारिश में भीगे चेहरे पर भी,
आँसुओं काे पहेचान लेती है ।

आज रब से मुलाकात की;
थोड़ी सी आपके बारे में बात की;
मैंने कहा क्या दोस्त है;
क्या किस्मत पाई है;
रब ने कहा संभाल के रखना;
मेरी पसंद है, जो तेरे हिस्से में आई है,

दिन बीत जाते है सुहानी यादे बनकर ,
बाते रह जाती है कहानी बनकर ,
पर दोस्त तो हमेशा दिल के करीब रहेंगे,
कभी मुस्कान तो कभी आँखों का पानी बनकर........

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