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Once a very arrogant man, he was traveling in a flight and right next to him was sitting an Indian, and that too a typical Gujarati businessman.
It was a long flight and so this arrogant man was feeling bored, so he thought of having some fun. He thought of making this gujarati businessman a fool. So he turned towards him and said, “Shall we play a game dear?” This gujarati businessman casually asked, “What’s the game all about?”
So, this arrogant man explained, he said, look man, I will ask you a question and if you won’t be able to answer my question, you should pay me 50Rs. And then it’s your turn, you will ask me a question and if ‘I’, if ‘I’ one of the most intelligent personality of great Britain, If I won’t be able to answer your question, I shall pay you 5000Rs.
This Gujarati businessman agreed genuinely and said, “Your turn first sir”
So, this arrogant man asked him, “How many elephants are left out in the world?”
Without thinking, this gujarati businessman simply pulled out a 50Rs note and handed it over to this great gentleman saying, “Sir, I don’t know” So now after keeping 50 Rs in to his pocket this arrogant man said, “Now, it’s your turn sir…” So our gujarati businessman asked him that, “How can you lift up an elephant with one hand?” (Hahahahahaha)
So now, this arrogant man was unable to imagine that what was being asked, after a while he got annoyed and frustrated and at last he slammed up 5000 Rs. Into the hands of our great businessman. Our gujarati businessman kept those 5000Rs and without any further consideration went back to sleep. So now this arrogant man, was very angry and frustrated. He shook him up and woke him up and said, “Idiot, I gave you 5000Rs to know how to lift up an elephant with one hand”
“Now tell me how to do so?”
Our gujarati businessman again pulled out a 50Rs note and handed it over to this great man saying, “Sir, I don’t know”
So, the basic aim of sharing this humorous example was to differentiate the thin line between arrogance and confidence which is off course of humility.
I would love to explain this with a very basic and simple example…
There are two types of sentences,
1. I can do it.
2. Only I can do it.
Here, the first sentence indicates your confidence and second one indicates your arrogance.
Knowing the difference between arrogance and confidence is one of the hardest things to do.
1. Arrogance is ‘THINKING’ you are above someone else,
2. Whereas confidence is ‘KNOWING’ no one else is above you.
Confidence comes from not always being right, but from not fearing to be wrong.
Let me share another great story with you…
God was sitting in heaven one day when a scientist
said to Him, “God, we don’t need you anymore. Science
has finally figured out a way to create life out of
nothing – in other words, we can now do what you did
in the beginning.
“Oh, is that so? Tell Me…” replies God.
“Well,” says the scientist, “we can take dirt and form it
into the likeness of you and breathe life into it, thus
“Well, that’s very interesting…show Me.”
So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to
mold the soil into the shape of a man.
“No, no, no…” interrupts God, “Get your own dirt.”
“BE HUMBLE AND YOU WILL NEVER STUMBLE”
Many great saints have quoted many great quotes, Saint Tulsidasa, he once told,
“Daya Dharm ka mool hai, paap mool abhiman,
Tulsi daya na chodiye, jab lag ghat mei pran.”
Also, Rahimji, he also tries to explain the same thing,
“Bada badai na kare, bade na bole bol,
Rahiman heera tab kahe, jab lakh taka hai mool.”
Also, Kabarji, he also has beautifully crafted a couplet,
“Bada hua to kya hua? Jaise ped khajur,
Panthi ko chaya nahi, faal lage ati duur.”
Coming to the religious part, Islamic religion also implies the same. In Islamic religion, it is clearly mentioned, “Put aside your pride, set down your arrogance and remember your grave”
Also, in Quran also, it is clearly mentioned, “He who has in his heart the weight of an atom of pride shall not enter the paradise”
In Bible too, in Samuel 2:3, Jesus Christ himself says, “Talk no more so very proudly, let no arrogance come from your mouth, for the lord is the god of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”
Also, in our most profound holy book, Smt. Bhagwat Geeta, in Chapter: 16, Verse: 4, Lord Krishna himself says,
“dambo darpo ‘bhimānaś ca
krodhaḥ pāruṣyam eva ca
pārtha sampadam āsurīm”
Means, “Hypocrisy, arrogance, pride, anger, harshness, and ignorance; these are the marks of those who are born with demonic qualities”
Now please permit me to end up here with few great lines…
Someone has truly said,
“JEET KISKE LIYE, HAAR KISKE LIYE
ZINDAGI MEI ITNI TAQRAAR KISKE LIYE,
JEET KISKE LIYE, HAAR KISKE LIYE
ZINDAGI MEI ITNI TAQRAAR KISKE LIYE,
JO BHI AAYA HAI VO JAYEGA AK DIN,
TO FIR ITNA AAHANKAR KISKE LIYE…?”
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