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There is profound strength in observing silence. Knowing this secret all those people who observe silence have a cheerful life.

There was an advert in a newspaper saying: ‘Officer required in a company dealing with very small, sensitive instruments.’ It was a prestigious post and lots of people applied.


The selected applicants arrived for an interview on the appointed date. While waiting, some of the applicants were drinking tea/coffee, some were talking and others were trying to impress the officers of the company. The hall was very noisy. In this noisy environment there was a young man sitting peacefully. He was silent and at peace with himself.


All of a sudden an announcement, not easily audible, was made from one of the sensitive instruments: ‘We would like to recruit a person who has a quiet nature and keen observation. The person who can hear this instruction may come in and take the recruitment letter.’ Nobody could hear that announcement in such a noisy atmosphere. But the young man who was sitting silently got up immediately and went in. He was appointed to the position.


He came out of the room and spoke to the others: ‘Why are you waiting? I'm already appointed to the position.’ The others were annoyed after hearing this. They accused him of bribing the recruiting group. Then the man replied peacefully: ‘Before going in I thought of you all. Then I realised I was only able to hear the instructions and went to collect the appointment letter.’


Source: Inspirations Volume 5

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