A man followed me to Thailand to seek Elephant God's blessings for his career and wealth luck.
When we reached the shrine, I asked him, " What would you like to ask ? What are you seeking for ? "
The man said, " Teacher, I don't seem to see any progress in my career although I have prayed to many deities and seen a lot of masters about my luck. Can Elephant God please help me to check and see what is the problem ? "
Elephant God said, " You do not have much problem. The biggest obstacle that is hindering the progress of your career is your temper. "
The man said, " What do you mean ? My temper ? Why is my temper obstructing my career ?
Elephant God said, " Whenever you lose your temper you will hurt people and also yourself. That is because by doing so, you will cause others to have a very bad impression on you. Then eventually you will lose all those people that have been nice and kind towards you. "
The man thought for a while and replied, " My temper comes quickly and goes very quickly too. I do not bear grudges after that, I am not a petty person. "
Elephant God said, " Yes, you are right. But the moment you lose your temper it destroys everything because you showed others your extremely ugly side. What do you mean by not being petty or calculative ? "
The man said, " Then the other party is not being magnanimous enough. It's just natural for a person to lose their temper, throw tantrums or get very annoyed. If these people are not being understanding enough to forgive me, if they are so unaccommodating, then I don't think we should carry on our friendship. "
Elephant God said, " Your relationship and social life will never improve if you were to continue thinking this way. Then you will not be able to receive any help irrespective of who you pray or whoever you consult.
The man was speechless, he did not know where the fault lies and had no clue what he had done wrong. Relationship is fragile, once broken cannot be mended. If he continues to his temper, he would eventually lose all his friends as nobody would be willing to standby him or help him.