Everything Happens for the Best

By Kaleeswaran, India

I worked as an officer in a private bank in India. One day, my manager told me another branch of the bank had a work overload and the head office wondered if I’d be willing to help out.  It meant transferring to the other branch for a few months.

I accepted, and one week later I was working in the other branch.  My tasks went smoothly. In three months I had completed them all and began to assist as a cash officer.

One morning, my new manager told me it was time to return to my original bank branch. I offered to stay until the end of the day, but the manager refused.

“My instructions are for you to leave immediately!” he snapped. Then he walked away.

I was surprised. But there was no option for discussion. I had to leave at that moment.

I handed my keys to another officer and uneasily left the building. I didn’t even have the chance to say goodbye to the friends I had made there. I got on my motorbike and began the journey back to the other bank branch.

It was very hot outside. My mind raced with inner chatter. I grumbled to myself, “When I was asked to help, I immediately said yes. Now that they don’t need me anymore, I’m dismissed as if I gave no help at all.” I was very upset.

As I passed a park, I decided to stop and sit under a cool shade tree. I chanted HU for a few minutes to calm myself. As I sang, I surrendered my feelings to the Mahanta. Then I was on my way again.

My mind still chattered, but I had surrendered the situation to the Mahanta. I knew I had done my duty, and the rest was in God’s hands and God’s time. So I turned my attention to the road and the journey ahead.

I reached the bank in a short time, and I worked there for the rest of the day and into the evening before going home.

When I arrived at work the next day, my colleagues excitedly surrounded me, all talking at once.

“How did you escape?” one asked.

“Did you know before it happened?” asked another.

“You must have some extraordinary powers!” someone said.

“Your God saved you!” exclaimed a fourth person.

I was confused. “I don’t understand,” I said. “What happened?”

Now it was their turn to be surprised. One of my colleagues said, “Yesterday someone mistakenly paid out thousands of dollars in cash to a customer at the branch where you worked. By the time the bank discovered the error, the customer had vanished. The police came and questioned the bank staff until 1:00 a.m. All the employees were terribly upset and shaken by the experience!”

I sank into a chair with a huge sigh of relief. Inwardly, I thanked the Mahanta for his help. Now I understood why I was forced to leave the bank so suddenly. The ECK was protecting me from a very stressful situation.

I was so grateful for the Mahanta’s timely help. This experience was a reminder that if I keep my heart open to God’s love and trust the Mahanta, everything will happen for the best.


7 Responses to Everything Happens for the Best

  1. Paula Flint says:

    That is an awesome example of how the ECK works. Thank you! Baraka Bashad

  2. Lydia says:

    It is truly amazing the guidance, protection, and love we get 24/7….the true gift is in those moments that we realize it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Peter Akpokodje says:

    In the 2014 ECK Regional Seminar in Accra, Ghana, my life was taking a turn for the better. But I had not the eye(s) to see it. The guest speaker from US was filled with so much love and played his instrument with divine surrender. I felt undeserving but most grateful to the ECK. One phrase he repeatedly emphasized that I still recall for it has helped me embrace life more fully with love is: Everything happens for you, not to you.

    The ECK is always working in your favour, your ultimate spiritual good, no matter the seeming realities at this moment. I know It does for fast forward to today since that seminar in January, plus two automobile accidents, one drowning incident, divine protection, job changes, EckankarBlog to share this post, seeing the Spiritual Leader of Eckankar both here and in the inner, meeting with lovefilled members of Eckankar at the University of Minnesota to sing HU, a sacred name for God… and for all this I am eternally grateful. Everything happens for the best.

  4. Debra says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I appreciate this blog more than words can say ! We are Blessed

  5. Thank you for sharing this experience. we surrender every thing to ECK (holy spirit)

  6. Sammy says:

    Thanks for Sharing! Indeed everything happens for a reason but like most of us, in the midst of these experiences, I tend to be caught up, seeing myself as a partaker of the unfolding drama and not as an audience distant from the stage. Good thing most of us are able to gather our thoughts, surrender to the Mahanta and just let it be as you did. Could there be a clearer conscious experience of the ECK, the Mahanta’s Love, protection and care?

    May the Blessings BE!

  7. Kokoette Bassey says:

    Mahanta, the Living ECK Master is always with Chela, he offers protection and guardian that make us spiritually free. Thank you so much for this great post.

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