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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Prediction?

I was inspired by the following to write this post....

Dear Taurean, Wednesday, 8th June
Life is all about getting it right and in the process giving yourself the luxuries of making mistakes and learning from them will help you all round, a family gathering celebrating a happy event means entertaining and a late night, enjoy.


i wonder if i should beleive in this...now isnt my own destiny in my own hands and in the choices i make? but i belong to a country and community where most decisions are taken based on horoscopes and such things.....
my question is, is there a predefined destiny for any one of us? isnt the outcome simply dependent on the input? hardwork never goes unrewarded......so if i work hard enough, cant i have anything i want?
my way of wanting things is by not letting go and by letting god know that this is what i want....or should i heed all the negative signals and give up??

okay, if the post seemed incoherent so far, then i would try to start making sense here on....

The thing is how can somebody determine our destiny by looking at a horoscope....how can they say such and such things would happen with a certain degree of certainity? i wonder....

further, why do our prayers have to be in a language that we do not understand....
like sometime back i was asked to do a pooja for raahu ( one of the navagrahams, 9 planets..dont ask me anything more, i can predict that you will not get the answer) and given some slokas..the point is how does this work? why cant i just pray to raahu in english in my terms...the way i want to...why cant i say..
"hey raahu, i am in my 7th semester, kindly help me get a job?"

or why at all should i pray to raahu, why cant i just pray to any power i have faith in? wouldnt my faith be rewarded if at all...

and what if i was among the multitude of people who just beleive in themselves and not in god( even that is a different manifestation of faith), then why cant my faith be rewarded?

i beleive that we can do anything we want to do with faith and it will reap rewards.... it doesnt have to be done in a particular way....we can speak to god or any thing we beleive in , in our own way...please god please god..would do..wont it......?

yet whatever it is that i am asked to do, like praying to raahu, guru, tom , dick or harry..the thing is i do them becuse if that makes somebody happy, i might as well do it and whatever i do , i do thinking that this is going to help me..... i still try to infuse my faith into it...still when i sit back and think about the logic, i just dont seem to get it!!!!!


Disclaimer: these are just my ponderings...i do not mean to hurt anybody's religious sentiments. To each, his own belief....

5 comments:

Chaos said...

WOW... does this mean that whoever i meet up with tonight will end up being family? Is there any way I can fastforward till tonight?

ahaan said...

Nice post ..... U r right . how can somebody tell do this and that and see the results . according to me the ultimate thing is having faith (whatever it maybe )cause that is the thing that gives u confidence and moreover its always good to beleive that things r going ur way ......

monu said...

hey sanju,
i am not sure, that prediction was from rediff.com BTW...
anyways you can tell me tommorow what happened......
;-)

hi ahaan,
thanx for visiting my blog and your comment... and i can see that you are very optimistic....keep it going.....

Baejaar said...

It is surprising that people trust "Horoscope" the most for marriage. Imagine saying "no" to a prospective bride or a groom just bcoz their horoscopes dont tally!! Wish people realize the priorities.

As far as prayer is concerned, it is in our language only. If you are referring to the priest in the temple, he is praying with his language (atleast the one he has spent time & effort learning in the same way we learnt "Java" :-) ). So if we are praying, we can use our language - infact that is what we do.

But best of all never pray, sit back and have a conversation or heart to heart talk with God. Its the most relaxing experience.

Its all about abstraction. Use the interface called as God and avoid worrying about implementation classes like "raahu, guru, tom , dick or harry" The fundamentals are the same both online and offline :-)

monu said...

yep, thats what i do...you see...i pray to a god i beleive in..yet when i am asked to pray to a particular deity or something else, i do it , but never seem to understand the rationale behind people beleiving in it....guess it is the faith we have in every deed we do that seems to do the trick!