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|Destiny and Exertion in MBH|
Destiny and Exertion in MBH
It is a long time debate that whether Destiny is above Exertion, or Exertion is above. This topic has been mentioned in MBH several times. Here is the collection of some such instances. Read them and decide yourself ----
Generally, an act performed is not seen unproductive in the world; while the absence of action is seen as a grave misery. A person obtaining something itself, without making any efforts, as opposed to not obtaining anything even after efforts, is not seen. One who is busy in actions is capable of supporting life, opposed to that man who is idle never obtains happiness in life. If somebody is seen enjoying luxurious life without any Exertion, he soon becomes an object of hatred. He normally injures himself.
Efforts become ineffective in consequence of these two reasons, Destiny without Exertion and Exertion without Destiny, Without Destiny no act becomes successful in this world. Devoted to action and with skill, a person who always bows down to Devtaa becomes successful and is never lost. The same is the case with the one who properly waits upon the aged learned people for counsel as what is good for him and what is not, and obeys their counsel. .........And this is my resolution that those men whose acts do not succeed even after the Exertion, certainly they are afflicted by their Destiny."
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 08/08/12