YOUR GOOD ACTS HERE AND NOW
a poor man approached King Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas.
He was also called Dharmaraja because he always followed the path
of virtue. The poor man asked the king for some help. Yudhishtira
said, "Come tomorrow, I will give you what you want."
Bhima, Yudhishtira's brother, overheard this promise. He at once
called all the royal retinue for a sudden meeting. He announced
that the next day would be celebrated as a day of victory. This
sudden announcement created a great commotion. Everyone wanted
to know what the victory was about and who had won it. The news
reached Dharmaraja. Bhima was asked to give an explanation.
Bhima said, "We have gained a victory over death for twenty-four
hours. Dharmaraja had asked a certain poor man to come tomorrow
for receiving help. It means that Dharmaraja is quite certain
that he will be alive for the next twenty-four hours. Is this
not a victory?"
Yudhishtira realised how inadvertently he was taught a lesson.
He sent for the poor man and gave him what he wanted. Act and
live in the present. Never postpone to tomorrow whatever good
you can do today. - Baba