Does anyone have five thousand rupees,
Can you come forward?
Let me make it clear,
I do not want any donation.
However, I am going to make you
play a game right now on stage.
And in this game, you might lose
your five thousand rupees.
So you understand what game –
Where, within a moment,
your future will get decided.
Either you will get ten thousand rupees,
or lose five thousand.
Who will come, with the readiness
to lose five thousand?
Anirudhh will come? Okay.
And Anand will come,
because he wouldn’t mind.
One coin will be needed,
Because I don’t have much time,
so a long game cannot be played.
So, you choose heads – tails.
Who chose heads?
So, what happened to you?
We had guessed it from the beginning,
even before you walked over from there.
Take your ten thousand.
So, will you announce the lucky winner?
Or let the crowd say,
who is the lucky person here? (Anirudhh)
I don’t agree.
Because, now he knows
he is lucky in gambling.
So, he will gamble more tomorrow,
And he will lose that ten thousand also.
I feel Anand is the lucky winner,
Because, he has realised that
luck does not favour him in gambling.
So now, he will take a vow never to gamble.
Shall I give you the vow?
(Taking the Vow)
Now, who do you think is lucky?
But a second ago you said, ‘Anirudhh.’
Now see the change in perspective.
The whole scene was in front of you.
When you saw it from the worldly
point of view, you felt (Anirudhh).
And when you saw it with farsightedness,
you felt (Anand).
Further, when you see it
from the spiritual point of view,
You will feel – neither is lucky.
Lucky is he, who has made
the right conclusion.
See the flow of money.
Just some seconds back,
it was in Anand’s pockets,
Now it is in his pockets.
Even in his pockets, it will stay
only as long as it is meant to,
And again leave from there.
Then why hold on to anything?
This was an example of an object,
But why do we hold on, even to thoughts.
So, you have learnt two lessons from here,
Firstly, within a moment,
your entire life may change,
One incident occurs, and your life goes
from good to bad or bad to good.
You were walking with your head
held high on your shoulders,
And now, an incident takes place,
and you are walking with a slump.
This life is so unpredictable.
So, the first lesson you learnt is this.
Second, you learnt that,
before saying lucky or unlucky,
Many angles must be thought of.
Many times we feel, something did
not happen so we are unlucky.
But, in the future, we say,
“It was good that this did not happen.”