Everything Happens For The Good ...
All that happens, happens for the good. I've been hearing this for a very long time, but never knew whether it was really good, and what it meant.
I was at Powai this evening at around six, at The Residence hotel, and had caught an auto-rickshaw towards Kanjurmarg station such that I could reach up to Kharghar. It was raining quite heavily.
While the auto-rickshaw was on its way towards the station, it halted for a while at a crossing, and there were two females who were desperately waiting for an auto to reach up to the station. Out of anxiety, one of them asked me, whether the auto in which I was seated was heading the same way?
I very politely said, "Yes, Indeed!".
But the auto driver, instantly denied it. I had a small tight conversation with him, and said that, "If I don't have any objection, then why are you getting bothered?" He gave no reply, and his silence showed his acceptance, though an unwilling one, for sure.
On the way, the females were thanking me, but I could hardly understand anything, as everything they spoke was in Marathi. Despite of being at Mumbai, for almost an year, I still don't understand Marathi, and that's a very bad thing for me.
Anyways, I then said them that I couldn't understand anything. So, one of them, said the same in Hindi, and I was then able to understand, as to what they intended to convey. So silly of me! And yeah, they were Marathi teachers, at some nearby school.
It didn't end there itself. At Kurla station, I caught a train for Belapur because I thought that I would catch an auto for Kharghar. But when I reached Belapur, it was raining there as well, and I was standing all alone at the midst of the auto stand, but couldn't find any unoccupied one.
Finally, a car with two Sardarji's in it, were moving besides me with a slow pace. I just happened to ask them, whether they were moving up to Kharghar, and "Yes" came the reply. They didn't mind to give me a lift.
While I was on my way, I just realized that, a couple of hours back, I had given a lift to two females, and now I'm given the same by these two guys. Woh sach hi kehtey hai bade bujurg, kar bhala toh ho bhala. I conveyed the same to them, and they were quite amazed to hear this.
And yeah, one of the Sardarji had said me that he usually doesn't give a lift to anyone, and moreover to such person who was all wet, and would make his car seats wet as well. He concluded that probably this was what was waiting for me.
It's been a very delightful experience for me, for sure. I am feeling happy, and believe me or not, but my faith in god and belief is certainly increasing. Despite of hearing the same few words many-a-times; feeling and experiencing it was different today.
It is essentially the faith in self and people around us, which is more important. I was sharing the same experience with a few of my friends out here at the campus as well, and everyone was amazed. It's very well said, that we don't get, what we want, but the good ones do turn back to us, but the fact of the matter is that it was very soon for me, today, and that's what amazes me.
And yeah, when I had reached the Kanjurmarg station, I did ask the auto driver as to why was he denying me then! He replied me that, "Kya woh tere liyeh, aisa karengi kya?" I had nothing much to say him back other than saying that, "Yaar, akele aaye the, akele chale jayengey; aur joh mil gaya, ussey hans kar bhula dengey!".
A friend of mine, Peeyush, had also added that, "Life gives us our dues, and in return we pay our dues"; very well said.
Altogether, it was a good experience, which I shall have to nourish forever. And now I have more faith and belief in god, and also on what's good. I know that it's a subjective term, but then I mean it the way I've learnt it. So, I can now very well say that, all that happens, does happen for the good!
And yes Ankit, you need to realize that whatever your elders have said, they've said you with experience, so always keep it in mind!