Another adorable young man who hopes to easily earn more money followed me to Thailand to seek Elephant God's help for his career and wealth.
When we reached the shrine, I asked him, " What would you like to ask ? What are you hoping for ? "
The young man said, " Teacher, I would like to ask Elephant God, I have been working rather hard in this company for over three years, but the boss employed another person to be our in-charge. Why did he not promote me as the in-charge ? I find it hard to accept. "
Elephant God said, " You feel that you are very serious in your work but your boss does not feel that way. "
The young man said, " Is that so ? I complete whatever task given by him. I have not made any mistakes and have been responsible in my work. "
Elephant God said, " He wanted you to work overtime but you didn't want. He wanted to send you overseas but you didn't want. He asked you to get more sales, you also didn't want. You asked you do help him with some personal issues, you rejected him too. So he has no choice but to find someone who is willing to help him. "
The young man said with a sulky face, " Why should I work overtime ! I have my own commitments otherwise I would not be able to settle my own things... If I have to stay back I cannot finish.... Stammering.... Why do I need to go overseas, if I go... stammering..... Why should I help him with his personal stuff... Stammering..."
Elephant God said, " You have so many excuses. If I am the boss, I definitely would like to emply someone who is hardworking and willing to do more things. You do not feel like doing anything and yet you hope to earn more money. There isn't such thing on earth ? "
The young man nodded his head and said, " I understand, I will think about it. But I do not wish to use my personal time because every day I would knock off an hour or two later... "
People are calculative, they are not willing to forgo their personal time for work but they did not consider the benefits that they can gain by doing so. God is fair, your sacrifices will definitely be compensated but it is impossible for you to gain without sacrificing. Unless you have accumulated lots of merits in your previous life, then you can enjoy life without working.