Staying with Sundays, this time around, a question in a life column of a certain newspaper foxed me!
The inquisitive enquirer wondered why hard work and unending toil was necessary if every aspect of life was controlled by God and the measure of outcome was already decided to be dished out not a pint more than the allotted proportion that came at the discretion of the Creator! In other words, destiny!
Intriguing question I thought, following the after thought that such questions almost always never have a good answer! Have you noticed?
Now, this set me wondering! I recollected Lord Krishna's advice to a perplexed Arjuna while on battlefield, that humanity is a certain phase that will bring to an end every person living, but that does not mean that one engages in squander of time, considering the certain end that one will approach!
He further cited that a person needs to employ oneself in order to satiate many needs and most importantly keep off from the thought of mortality!
Anyhow, scriptures apart, aren't we, as human beings, supposed to be creators of our own destiny? Life comes with a minimal guarantee that focused effort will yield desired results, doesn't it? And that of the unexplained bit, I'd like it to be associated with Karma!
I do not in any measure will to batter the poor seeker! Who knows what he must have been through in life to ask something so solemn, which brings me to remember Brian Tracy's famous quote "Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."