I was watching a speech of the great boxer Muhammad Ali. I didn't know very well about him and also I haven't seen any of his boxing matches but this speech made me his fan. Just in one question and one answer. In a show someone asked him a simple question and he replied it.... Lets see his greatness :-
Ques. :- Muhammad I'd like to know what are you going to do when you retire from boxing?
Ans. :-When I retire from boxing, I really don't know. I wanna say something right here. This might make you all think. Life is really short. So you add up all your travelling, all your sleeping, your school, your entertainment. You probably been half your life doing nothing. So now I am 35 years old. 30 more years i'll be 65. We don;t have no more influence, we can't do nothing much at 65, your wife will tell you that. When you 65 aint too much more to do so. Did you know I will be 65 in 30 more years. In those 30 years, I have to sleep 9 years I don't have 30 years of daylight. I have to travel back to America takes 6/7 hours, all my travelling, probably 4 years of travelling in the next 30 years, about 9 years of sleeping. television, movies, entertainment, about 3 years of entertainment. Out of 30 years I might have about 16 years to be productive. so this is how we can all break our individual lives down. What am I going to do in the next 16 years. What is the best thing I can do? Get ready to meet GOD. Going into real estate, going in business, teaching boxers, that wont get me to heaven. How many believe there is a supreme being believe there is a GOD. How many believe there's some power that made the sun, the moon, the stars, how many believe that this stuff didn't just came out here. somebody wiser than us made it.
How many believe that there is a GOD?
How many believe there is not a GOD?
If I told you who don't believe in GOD, If I told you that this glass sprung into existence, this glass made itself, no man made this glass. Did you believe if I just told you this thing made itself? NO NO NO.
When I tell you, you wouldn't believe it right? If I told you this television station popped into existence, no man made it.You'll say Muhammad Ali is crazy. Alright. well this glass can't make itself. If I told you the clothes you have on wove themselves, nobody created them. those clothes made themselves. You wouldn't believe it. But if your clothes didn't make itself, if that glass couldn't make itself, if this building didn't make itself. then how did the moon get out there? How did the stars, and Jupiter, Neptune and mars, and the sun, how did nature?How did all this came here if didn't no wise something planner make it? So what I'm saying is I believe we're gong to be judged.
Should a man like Hitler kill all the Jews and get away with it? Somebody should punish him. maybe he don't get it now but he get it when he die. In hell for eternity. So what I'm gonna do when I get out of boxing is to get myself ready to meet GOD because my plane might blow up. Don't planes blow up in this country sometimes and crash. Don't people die everyday? It's scary thing to think that I'am going to hell to burn eternally forever. So what am I gonna do? reason why I'm taking such a, I'm explaining what you asked in the question. You asked me a question I can't just answer like that. When I get out of boxing or when I'm through. I'm gonna do all I can to help people, that's why I'm here with Johny Walker. Here's a poor man came all the way to America. There's a bunch of boys need some money. and somebody is calling me to help them. GOD is watching me. GOD don't praise me because I beat Joe Frazier. GOD don't give nothing about Joe Frazier. GOD don't care anything about England or America as far as we aware of. It's all his. He wants to know how do we treat each other, how do we help each other. So I'm going to dedicate my life to using my name and popularity to helping charities, helping people, uniting people. People bombing each other because of religion. We need somebody in the world to help us all make peace.
So when I die, if there's a heaven, I want to see it. Because we live how long? 80 years? the odds are everybody in this room, some of you gonna be dead 20 years from now. Some of you gonna be dead 50 years from now, same of you gonna be dead 30, some of you gonna be 60, 70 years from now. We all gonna die soon. And if you live to be say 125 years old which we don't do right? Lets say we live to be 250 and you can have sex for 145 of those years. you gonna come to an end after that so we don't have but about 80 years on earth. This is a test to see where will we spend our life, heaven or hell. this is not the life now. Your real self is inside you. your body gets old. some of you go to look at the mirror, you don't have no teeth, your hair is leaving you, your body get tired. but your soul and you spirit never die, that's gonna live forever so your body is just housing you soul and spirit. So GOD is testing us on how we treat each other, how we live to see where our real home be, in heaven. So this physical stuff don't last for so long. so my car, this building is gonna be here. When the man who built is dead. There have been many kings and Queens of England, they all dead. after this one is gone another one come. So we don't stay here, we're just trustees, we don't own anything. Even our children are not yours if you think I am lying your wife is not yours. You don't own your children, you don't own your family. so what am I saying? The most important thing is whats gonna happen when you die, are you going to heaven or hell? And that's eternity. How long is eternity? Lets imagine, take the Sahara desert there's a lot of sand on the Sahara desert right? then imagine that one grain of sand represents 1000 years and when you in hell burning, when you die and go to hell you gonna burn for forever and ever and ever, no end. how long is that? give you an idea how long eternity is.
Take the Sahara desert and I told you to wait 1000 years and every 1000 years I want you to pick up a grain of sand until the desert is empty, OK wait 1000 years pick up a grain....wait another 1000 years before you get the next grain , keep that up until there's no more sand in the desert. you know how long just..... I mean America is not but 200 years old, we got 900 more years before 1000 so just scares me to think that I'm gonna die one day and go to hell. I'm on an airplane that might blow up. I'm always travelling and to go to hell and GOD is going to judge my soul. The police, I might kill people, I might rob people, the authorities might not catch me. The FBI, Scotland yard might not catch me but when I die somebody is watching me and keeping country. AND I CAN'T GET AWAY, and I'm gonna burn forever and ever I'll go hell. so what am I gonna do when I'm threw fighting, I only have 16 years to be productive, get myself ready to meet GOD and go to the best place. does that make sense?
It was the speech. I don't know how old is this but mind blowing. I believe if you're not his fan then after reading this you probably be his fan. Exactly it should be the aim of life. we are not going to carry any single thing with us after death. Please comment your views Thanks for reading.