Sunday, March 11, 2007

It is some thing that is defined by time. We blame it, pity ourselves as it proves to be a pretty good reason, go by it...

Somehow i don't believe in destiny. Well, i've tried to put destiny in the above few words, as i've understood it. I don't feel comfortable using destiny for my needs. A creation, a manipulation. Manipulated according to our whims and fancies, or that of wayward nature of the light that leads us.

I've always laid my trust in myself. That which waxes and wanes. The self that has made me what i am and that which will mould me to be a person tomorrow. My habits, my rituals... the hope, my practises.... have evolved as a result of the people around me, who put varied scenes in front of me, everyday, every minute. At times, my mind does follows a twisted thought.

I also lay trust in the fact that everything happens for the betterment of the self. Be it, anything, from the swell that i obtain when i bang my little toe against the door-sill, or when i read late into the night, or when i put forth an annoying idea, that which seems suitable to me....

When i do make a statement like the above, am i relying on destiny? Have i notions which appear the same, when some time is spent on it, or am i simply trying to differentiate(with an irrational approach)something very miscible?

I think not.

10 comments:

manu said...

well if ur destiny would have resulted in some good outcome, you would have praised the luck favouring you. Else cursed the destiny bringing in bad luck. But in either case, the fact is u were expecting result, the failure of the result of ur expectaion lead to misery.
So as lord krnsa says in gita
" Do ur duty, and leave the result to almighty."
Well no pontification here, just my firm belief in the above statement.

mouna said...

manu,
speaking about luck, i've started believing in it only since the recent times..

a failure leading to misery: yes, perhaps. on the other hand, i'd rather take in the positive stride than brood about it...

i don't know...

Srik said...

Very wise comment Mouna.

I believe in what Purandara daasa has written centuries ago "Aadaddellaa oLitee ayithu"!!

It gives a positive dimention to one's life!! What a noble thought isn't it?

Robin Sharma writes in one of his books "Don't try to evaluate a happening on the terms of whether it is good or not. Just enjoy the beauty of it." (P.S. Its not the exact quote...pls adjust madi) :D

These things coool us down at times of troubles and destiny....yeah if it is there, has taught us so :)

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December Stud said...

A very honest question....who named you 'Mouna' ? And what does that person think of that name now ?

mouna said...

srik,
yes, it provides peace.

'enjoying the beauty of it' i wouldn't want to do that, not when i commit a mistake.

ds,
why do u ask? did i write something brash... something stupid?

my parents(my guess), what do they think of my name? i don't think they regret doing that, but they also want me to slow down on my tirade.

Anonymous said...

well mouna..its confusing at the end..as to what your trying to tell by all this..r u confused to agree or not with destiny...sorry its just that I did n't get it straight....

mouna said...

anon,
what i wanted to say is this- i don't want to believe in destiny, but on second thoughts, somehow we all seem to be linked to it, whether we appreciate it or not. 'fate' appears more suitable then destiny..

December Stud said...

No, it was just a curious question....I don't think you can ever write anything stupid :)

Names have so many levels....I was wondering if it matches with your blog personality ?!?!?! Again, at a different level....

mouna said...

ds,
ha ha ha, you should tell me, alve? :)