This is good :-)


IMAGINE this. You’ve been

preparing for the most prestigious exam of your nation, The Civil Services Exam.
You know getting into that coveted services could make your life. Your
parents have been praying for this

day, hoping you get admission in LBSNAA. And
then when the entrance results are out, you find you haven’t made it.
What do you do?
Do you say “Oh, this is terrible. I

am doomed!”? Do you worry about it for a long time, and blame your luck and the circumstances that
conspired to keep you out? Or do
you say, “Wow, this is good!” and

move on?
What you say could actually make a difference to the rest of your life.
It is a good idea to believe that
whatever happens, happens for

good. That doesn’t change your
past, but it can dramatically alter
your future. It doesn’t help to
worry about things you cannot

change. Focus instead on what you can change.
When you get caught up in looking
back at your misfortune, you start looking for someone else to blame. And rather than working on picking up the pieces and building a new future, you start looking for excuses. When one door shuts, there is no point in banging your head against it.Look out instead for other doors that may be opening up. Next time you find

yourself in that situation, pause,

take a deep breath, and smile. And remind yourself about this story of an African king and his dear friend.
The king’s friend was a cheerful
person, very optimistic. Whenever something happened – good or bad

– the friend would remark, “This is good!” They would often go on
hunting expeditions, and the friend would help prepare the rifles for the king. One day, the friend made a mistake with one of the guns. When the king took that gun and pulled the trigger, his thumb got

blown off. Seeing what happened,
the friend remarked, “This is
good!” That infuriated the king and landed his friend in jail.
A few years hence, another hunting expedition took the king to a place, inhabited by cannibals. The cannibals caught him and began celebrating their upcoming feast.

The king’s hands were tied and he
was being washed to be put into a large earthen pot that was being readied for cooking. Just then,
someone noticed that the king had no thumb. As it happened, these cannibals were a superstitious lot.

They never ate anyone who was less than whole. So the king was set free.
As he headed back to his palace,
the king recalled the incident when he had lost his thumb. He realized his dear friend was right in saying,

“This is good!” Losing a thumb that
day had actually saved his life. He
quickly ordered his friend to be set free. He narrated to his friend

what had happened and apologized.
“I shouldn’t have put you in
prison,” said the king. “That was
bad!”
“No, no. This is good!” said the

friend. “What do you mean,” asked
the King. “How could sending you
to jail have been good?”
“Don’t you see?”said the friend, “If

I had not been in jail, I would have been out with you. And the
cannibals would then have killed
and eaten me!”
So, next time you find things are

not going your way, think of the
king’s thumb. And whatever
happens, just say, “This is good!”
Your world will be a better place.

None of us can control external
events. What happens can be good or bad. What you can control is
your response, your feelings. You
can choose to feel good or you can choose to feel bad. The choice is yours.

When you moan and say this is
bad, the mind gets conditioned to look for difficulty in opportunity.
And when you say this is good, the mind looks for opportunity in

difficulty. And therein lies the
difference between winners and
losers.
Just say ‘this is good’. It’s a good

mantra to live by…

PS: Kindly share wd ur colleagues!

Regards
Sumeet Mahendra
www.twitter.com/sumt7

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Its real life,what I really means…


IIMA

Food,pleasure enjoyment  is available to anyone and everyone; IIM-A
education to only a select few. Similarly bodily pleasures –
food, sleep, sex and show of strength – are available to all
species of life; divine joys to humans alone.
Just as the non-performing IIM-A student is expelled and loses
the chance for a bright career, spiritually lackadaisical souls
are expelled from human bodies back to animal bodies,
where they have no access to spiritual bliss. And just as an
irresponsible IIM-A student will never feel satisfied and always
feel guilty, similarly spiritually irresponsible humans never
feel fulfilled and always feel a vacuum in their hearts. The
Bhagavad-gita (16.23) therefore declares that a godless
materialist finds happiness neither in the next life, nor in
this. On the other hand, just as the IIM-A student who applies
himself to studies soon experiences the refined pleasure of
learning, those humans who apply themselves to chanting
the names of God soon relish the sublime pleasure of
devotion. Let us therefore wisely reject the lure of selfdeluding
enjoyment and fully utilize our human potential to
attain sublime happiness in this life and the next

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