#NulisRandom2017 D-9 Good? Bad? Who Knows?


There lived a King who loves hunting. One day, he went hunting with his great Doctor. While hunting, the King was pricked by a strange plant on his middle finger. The finger became swollen and painful. The doctor applied a special ointment to the wound and bandage the King’s finger.

The King then asked, “Will my finger be alright?”

The Doctor answered, “Good ? Bad ? Who knows ?”

A few days passed and the King’s finger became worse. He summoned the doctor and asked, “Will my finger be alright?”

The Doctor answered, “Good ? Bad ? Who knows ?”

A few days later, the King’s finger was badly infected and has to be amputated from his hand. The King was furious and ordered the doctor to be jailed and hang in a month’s time, and said, “You are INSANE as well as incompetent!”

Meanwhile, after a week’s of recovery, the King went hunting again. This time he was more unfortunate. He was capture by a cannibal tribe. Before the tribe can burn him as a human sacrifice, the priest noticed he had only nine fingers. It was the tribe’s believe that only a person with full and perfect body can be use as sacrifice. So they released the King. 

Back to the Kingdom, the King immediately ordered the release of the doctor. The doctor was summoned to the King. The King said: “Great doctor, because of you, I lost my finger but in turn, it saves my life. I’m so sorry it was bad of me to have put you in this dungeon! ” 

The Doctor said, “Bad? It was very GOOD that you locked me here. Otherwise I would have been with you on the hunt… Great King, and I have all my 10 fingers. I would have been captured by the tribe and used as the sacrifice. Thank you, you save my life !” 

So…Good ? Bad ? Who Knows ?~from Book: Good, Bad Who knows, Ajahn Brahm

Saya pertama kali membaca kisah ini dari sebuah video di Facebook, selain tertarik dengan gaya sang narator menceritakan, cerita ini sendiri cukup bagus dan semacam memberikan motivasi kepada kita, memiliki makna yang simpel dan applicable dalam kehidupan sehari-hari. 

Perkara apakah suatu kejadian, baik atau buruk kah untuk kehidupan , sebagai umat islam kita sudah diingatkan Allah dalam Al Qur’an:

Boleh Jadi kamu membenci sesuatu, Padahal ia Amat baik bagimu, dan boleh Jadi (pula) kamu menyukai sesuatu, Padahal ia Amat buruk bagimu; Allah mengetahui, sedang kamu tidak mengetahui.”  (QS. Al-Baqarah : 216)

Atas semua takdir yang terjadi, yang manusia tidak bisa memilih apa, mungkin terasa sakit dan menyedihkan, namun semuanya memiliki misi dan makna dibalik semuanya. Berprasangka baik kepada Allah adalah hal yang harus kita lakukan sebagai umat. 

When something undesirable happened to us, it’s hard to think that anything positive can come out from it. But there’s always a reason for everything. And sometimes we just don’t see the reason yet. Don’t categories things into good, or bad because who knows how the universe is conspiring to help us. An arrow can only shot by pulling it backwards. So when life is pulling us back with difficulties it means that it’s going to launch us into something great. So stay focused and keep aiming and be happy always. 


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