Friday, April 27, 2018

Wisdom

In our daily life, we need a lot of wisdom because we made a lot of decisions. Wisdom allow us to make the right decision. But oft times, we did not exercise the right wisdom and make a wrong judgement. This is where fortune comes in. Or a high life state to handle the erred decision. These two things - wisdom to decide and a high life state or fortune to handle a wrong decision, these are stuff that we pray for every day when we chant in front of the Gohonzon.

Case in point today - super heavy rain on a Friday evening. I was on my way to father in law's house in Kota Damansara to collect dinner. I used the Persiaran Surian way - and if you recalled a few months back, there were viral videos and photos showing flash flood around the Pelangi Utama condominiums. And I was there today. Some cars decided to make a U-turn, going into the One Club to escape. I was trying to decide if I should make a U turn or should I continue. My wisdom failed me and I decided to go ahead - I was observing the cars in front - if the sedans could make it through, my CRV should be ok.

And as I tackled the rushing water, I regretted my decision. If my car stalled or if the down pour doubled down within that 5-10 seconds as I was zooming through, I would be doomed. And my brand new CRV will be useless.

And this is where fortune comes and I was thankful. Truly thankful today - because while I was foolish, I had protection such that the water did not rise higher. Maybe, some where the monsoon drain did not get stuck and was able to flush the water fast enough that it didn't collect.

My car made it safely. But it is a lesson learned. Never, ever, gambled or take the risk, especially since that place was known to flood. There were tons of videos and photos to proof it. So, why not make that U turn and escaped through One Club?



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