Thursday, January 3, 2013

do your best, leave the rest...

Buddha-Spirit
Picture Buddha Spirit kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

many times we wonder, why me?, why this?, why now?...

we have to face the fact, that on this level of existence,
there are never any ideal circumstances
even if there were,
they will be always be temporary...

ideal circumstances however perfect are never conducive to growth and learning
because there is no test of character, no test of values, as such no leaps and bounds in growth taking place..no hardwiring...

the good thing is that less than ideal circumstances are also temporary
so its best to always accept whatever is present good or bad and make the most of it...

'thy will be done' in Christianity
Jesus embraced his suffering even though he knew it was coming...

'thy will is sweet' in Sikhism

'trust in God, but tie your Camel first' is a saying in Islam, that you have to do trust God, but there is no excuse not to try your best either...

in buddhism one is taught how to embrace the current moment fully, mindfully, not rejecting anything...

in the Bhagawan Gita, Lord Krishna talk at length of the important of acting without attachment to results...'One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the God, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.'

all are pointing to the same thing, accept what is given to you in gratitude, do your best, leave the rest...








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