21 Sep Three Masters
Once there was a great saint….
In his last days, someone asked him about his master.
Saint said, “I had thousands and thousands of masters; and if I even try to tell you about each one of them, it will take months or even years and it is too late for that. But since you asked I will certainly tell you about three masters..”
Among three of them One master was a Thief.
Once while wandering around in a desert I got lost and by the time I found a way and reached the village it was too late. Everything was closed and there was no one outside.
At last I found a man who was trying to make a hole in a wall. I went towards him and asked him if I could find a place to stay. He replied that it was very late and hence would be difficult to find a place to stay”. However he said,” you can stay with me in my house provided it is ok with you to stay with a thief.”
I stayed with him for a month. Each night he would say that, “I am going to work. You can rest and pray.”
When he came back I would ask him, “Did you get anything today?”
He would reply, “No not tonight but tomorrow I will try again. God Willing.”
Even after daily disappointment he never lost hope and he was always happy.
When I was meditating for years and still nothing changed, many moments came where I would get so desperate and hopeless that I would feel like leaving all this but then suddenly I would remember words of that thief, “God willing, Tomorrow it is going to happen.” He had hope.
AS AN INVESTOR WE TOO MUST NEVER LOSE HOPE. THE NATURE OF MARKETS IS SUCH THAT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. SO NEVER EVER LOSE HOPE. KEEP GOING KEEP DOING YOUR SIP.
Second Master was a Dog
Once I was going along side a river. There I saw a dog who was very thirsty. But when the dog looked into river to drink water, it saw his own image and got afraid. Seeing his own reflection dog barked and ran away. But because the dog was too thirsty he would come back. This happened many times and finally despite his fear, the dog jumped into water.
Seeing this I knew that it was a message from God. It said that one has to go forward despite our fears.
MESSAGE FOR INVESTORS TOO IS TO OVERCOME FEARS OF INVESTING AND START THE JOURNEY. NOT TO WAIT. NOT TO DELAY
Third master was Little Boy
As I entered a town I saw a little kid carrying a lit candle in his hands.
I asked him,“Have you lit this candle yourself?”
He replied, “Yes sir.”
I said, “Can you show me the source from which light came?”
The boy laughed and blew out the candle and said ,”You have seen light go? Can you tell me where it has gone?? ”
The boy continued, “Ok, I will tell you it has gone to the same place from where it had emerged. It has returned to the source.”
This shattered my ego and at that moment I felt how stupid I was. And since then I just dropped all my Knowledge-ability.
LIKEWISE IN INVESTING TOO, WE SHOULDN’T TRY TO OVER INTELLECTUALISE BECAUSE NOBODY HAS SEEN THE FUTURE AND HENCE NOBODY CAN GUARANTEE ANYTHING ABOUT THE FUTURE. INVESTING IS A PRAYER THAT HAS TO BE SAID REGULARLY
Moral of the Story: As long as we are hungry to learn we will always find masters. AS LONG AS WE ARE READY TO INVEST WE WILL FIND GOOD FINANCIAL ADVISORS.
Dharmendra Satapathy at NextLevel-Education