That ..Tiny Chip of Gold✨- For Seekers!
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” –Winston Churchill
As we move through the world, even so-called reversals of fortune can be taken as gifts for our refinement. Such challenges can help us come to the highest version of ourselves. This is the quintessential attitude of a person steeped in gratitude.
Seek .. .. The Valuable Lesson in Every Setback or Difficulty
Whenever there’s a difficulty, step back, observe the overall situation, and ask the question, “What’s the lesson?” If we do that, then it’s a perfect opportunity to grow. Historically, in my life and the lives of others, what looks bad often turns out to be good. There are plenty of opportunities for setbacks. If I can elevate myself by understanding this principle and practicing it to the point where I can extract the valuable lesson in any setback or difficulty, then I become extremely spiritually wealthy.
The Tiny Gold Chip_Millionaire Story
I know a man in India who became a multimillionaire by collecting old and broken smartphones from all the municipalities where people were throwing them away. He discovered that there was a tiny little piece of gold in every smartphone. It wasn’t worth it to extract them one at a time, so nobody took the trouble. However, he got an operation going, hired a bunch of people, got tens of thousands of smartphones, and took out the little specks of gold. Eventually he collected pounds and pounds of pure gold, and that was the start of his enterprise.
Similarly, as spiritual entrepreneurs we can ask, “Where’s the little speck of pure gold within this situation?” Whenever there’s a setback or difficulty, if we’re able to say, “Yes, let’s put it through the process, get rid of all the chafe, extract that tiny little dab of gold and store it,” then we become wealthy.
By Vaisesika Dasa
Vaisesika Dasa was born in 1956. As a teen, he was an avid spiritual seeker. Soon after receiving a Back to Godhead magazine from a friend in the spring of 1973, he moved into the ISKCON temple in San Francisco at the age of sixteen and, with the blessings of his parents, became a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and a full-time monk dedicated to the practice of Krsna bhakti.
Today he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Nirakula Devi Dasi, also a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. Together they have developed an ISKCON community of three hundred families in Silicon Valley, which is based on the study and distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books.
He is an initiating guru in ISKCON. He travels widely to teach the tenets of devotional service and the great art of distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books.
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