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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A story of Fate

I believe every relationship in this world is built upon Fate. Read the below story, and tell me whether you agree. Here is the story:

There was a scholar who was about to marry his fiancee. On the day of marriage, his fiancee changed her mind and married someone else. The scholar was devastated afatend fell ill. His family sought all kinds of medical treatment for him, but he didn't show any sign of recovery. They were about to give up hope on him when a wandering monk approached them. After learning about the scholar's condition, the monk went near the scholar's bed and took out a mirror from his bag and showed it to the scholar.

In the mirror, the scholar saw a vast ocean and the naked body of a woman, (murdered) lay on the beach. A man passed by, looked at the body, shook his head and left. Another man who passed by, saw the body, took off his robes to cover the body and left. Finally came a man passing by who saw the body, dug a hole and laid the body carefully to rest before burying it.

The scene in the mirror suddenly changed. The scholar saw his fiancee in a nuptial chamber and another man was lifting her wedding veil... The scholar blinked at the monk, confused. Slowly the monk explained, "The woman whose body you saw on the beach was your fiancee in her previous life. In your previous life, you were the second man who gave her his robes to cover her body. To repay your kindness in this lifetime, she loved you for a period of time and became your fiancee. However, ultimately the man whose favor she has to return for the rest of her life is the third man who buried her. And that man is now her husband.

Enlightened, the scholar sat up and recovered from his depression.

It is truly amazing -- this thing called "Fate". There was a movie in which the theme song went like this, I forgot the movie: "You can say it is a big world, you can say it is a small world. But for the promise of this lifetime, we shall spend our entire lives to fulfill."

All of us are in this big grand masquerade, among the throng of people, we seek expectantly in that electrifying moment when our fingers touch, the masks are removed to reveal our true selves. Before this moment, we were drifting aimlessly, not knowing what we really wanted. Till you meet this particular person, It can be your future partner or your friend, you finally realize what you really want is not what you have wished for in the first place. It amazes you that standing in front of this person is a different you! You without any mask!

Fate is not something meant to be forced upon. What is yours will eventually come to your arms; what is not yours will never come to be. In any case, we should not lose heart and give up on our hopes for love that is true, good and beautiful. The value of life, in a certain sense, is determined by the maturity of how we love. Of how we give and accept love.

Treasure what you have...
Time is too slow for those who wait;
Too swift for those who fear;
Too long for those who grief;
Too short for those who rejoice;
But for those who love everyone
Time is Eternity!

With Love,

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61 comments:

gils said...

!!!! thathuvams of srirangama irukay..but semma story..nallaruku

Shruti said...

@Gils
U tread so soon :O
Nandri hai ;-)

Abdul said...

"In any case, we should not lose heart and give up on our hopes for love that is true, good and beautiful".. absolutely.. that have been tryin for the past ten years.. still tryin without losing hope.. :)

gils said...

rejenta krishna sweetla mysore pak saptengalo?? antha dabba pinala irukara quotes mathirye iruku kathai :)

Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

hey this is a nice story... have u ever thought of doing MBA in HR??

u have a good chance of becoming a HCD trainers in MNC companies.

U know a lot of motivational stories.

Coming back to post, excellent story.

The thing about fate is, it is always unavoidable!!!

Shruti said...

@Abdul
""still tryin without losing hope""
Try try try till you suceed!!

Shruti said...

@Gils
I hate mysore pa :)

Shruti said...

@Sid
Wanna do MBA in HR/Finance :D
Thanks :)
Fate-true, unavoidable :)

kanagu said...

more than fate, I like to call it as a destiny.. one of the strong opinion is every person born in this world has a purpose.. :)

the story is really nice.. though it has lil teachings :)

and for the prediction I have given for series...

Bowling click aagalana naama 4-3 nu thothuruvom-nu sonnen... last match nadakala... so it has ended 4-2... but still we can fought hard and came close... Australians played really well... can't deny that and we have not even played to our abilities.. I can't dey this too...

enoda prediction ellam unmai aayita naan josiyar ah poiduven... :D :D

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A most thought provoking story, fate certainly do play a part in our lives I do believe,
Thanks for sharing this most enjoyable to read.

Yvonne.

evanescentthoughts said...

True girl..agree with you..a nice motivational story :) liked it!!!

Psych Babbler said...

Nice one! The thing is though, I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe we choose what we want and nothing in life is fated/destined to happen. :)

So you are planning to do an MBA in HR? Nice! Good luck... :)

Vineeta said...

Excellent Post Shruti! Thanks for sharing :)

lostworld said...

That was deep!!! Reinstates my belief that there are different ways of looking at the same thing. And at least one is positive !! Thanks for sharing this. Lovely story. Faith & fate is all about having a purpose in life.

Shruti said...

@Kanagu
Whatever you phrase, both fate and destiny gives you the same meaning... I mean to say, fate and destiny are the same! So anyways you believe in fate!

P.S: Thank god we didn't play the last match! If we had played,sure ah we would've missed out!

balasrini said...

Very true Shruti!!!

We may have a wish, but that may not be the wish of the almighty... I may not call it as fate... And moreover I dont believe in fate...

May be the thing we wish for is not written to reach us... But if it is written to come to you, surely it'll come... Some blame it as fate... and some accept it as reality...

"What is yours will eventually come to your arms; what is not yours will never come to be." - Rajini dialogue apadiye englishla translate pannita mathiri irukke... :-P


Anyway lovely story... Thanks for sharing it...

Shruti said...

@Yvonne
U believe in fate eh? Really you surprised me by telling so!!

Shruti said...

@Avada
Thank you girl :)

Shruti said...

@Psych Babbler
Welcome again :)
You don't believe in fate!? Interesting! Have something ever happened out of your hands? I mean, u wanted n planned something, but in the end, something else has ever happened?

MBA-Yeah, that's my wish :-), Thanks a lot :)

Shruti said...

@Vineeta
Thanks girl :)

Shruti said...

@Rohitha
True, it does have a lot of inner meaning! But, fate decides our life and hope helps to carry out our life!!

Shruti said...

@Bala
Hey, are we BLAMING it as fate? When you ACCEPT as reality, we too ACCEPT as fate and we Don't BLAME!

Leo said...

wow... very powerful words! true too!
thathuvams of life i guess..
fate is something that is meant to happen i think.
not forced upon u maybe, but meant to happen!

liked that ending lines!
time is eternity.. yeah..!

An Ordinary Gal said...

Nice Motivational story. you are an amazing writer :)

Keep Rocking
Riya Rocks

dmanji said...

I agree with Sid you can become a HR in MNC for your motivational stories... Nice one....
I believe Fate or Destiny is a factor but we have to choose our own path and some things may not happen if it was not supposed to happen...

Sat_hi_sh said...

Hey idhellam tooooooo mucha iruku pa ,i am leaving almost 60% of my comments to ur blog alone :)
anyways i dunno where u dig up these stories ???
Unga paati sonna kadhaiya idhellam ????


likewise ,this post was alluring too :)


keep blogging
cheers!!!

Abdul said...

and even if i don get one i can always say... "you finally realize what you really want is not what you have wished for in the first place" :)

Musings of a lonely traveler said...

Shruti! I too strongly believe in this mantra, "what I deserve, God will put on my plate". That's the reason, sometimes when I lose some money to someone, I convince myself saying if I deserve it, the same will come back to me....
Thanks for sharing this lovely story of Fate.....Good day :)

pRiYaN...! said...

nice story but i think fate is determined by your actions....
you reap what you sow !!!!

Shruti said...

@Leo
Those last line were my favorites too!!
Thathuvam's? Yeah! Facts of life!

Shruti said...

@Riya
Thanks girl :)

Shruti said...

@Dhiman
Hey thanks!! Wish I get a seat in IIM!
You said, ""some things may not happen if it was not supposed to happen""
That's what I call as FATE!

Shruti said...

@Sathish
Purila?!?!
60% of ur comments to my blog means?! Am i writing frequently and making you comment?! Thanks

P.S: Pudhu get up lam thaaru mara irukke?!

Shruti said...

@Abdul
Seriously, that's the fact! What you get, is sometimes what you hate!

Shruti said...

@Mohammed
Thanks anna!

Shruti said...

@Priyan
Yes, As u sow, so shall you reap

BK Chowla said...

Fate.One is destined to get what is destined and circumstances create a situation where one reaches one's final; fate .

Swaram said...

Motivating! All of us do have a purpose to fulfill in life :) Thanks for sharing :)

Princess said...

hi friend,

nice story and enlightenment you have shared. Lovely.

-Aiz.

RSV said...

there was a very important message shruti..
fate indeed is unavoidable..

RSV said...

and shruti please revise your post. There are some nagging grammar mistakes this time..
not expected from you..
it is just a positive suggestion..

Chetan said...

gr8 thoughts shruti
but i donot completely agree that everything is on fate,
i feel that, we get what we think and what we do
any ways....
keep smiling

Shruti said...

@Chowla Ji
Very true!!
:)

Shruti said...

@Swaram
Yes girl..Purpose determined by our actions and fate!!

Shruti said...

@Aiz
Welcome to H&M!
Thanks a ton for ur encouraging words!

Shruti said...

@Chetan
You told, ""we get what we think and what we do""

U believe that right? WE GET WHAT WE DO-That's fate n destiny :)

RAM said...

Hey nalla story yaar. Nice and refreshing blog :)

Aditya said...

I like the last two lines the most. They are very true shruti :)

I don't believe in fate or destiny. They are just a couple of words written to fill up the dictionary :)

Shruti said...

@Ram
Thanks da :)

Shruti said...

@Adi
See, who's back!!
Adiiiiii....welcome back!!!!

Thanks and u don't believe?! Wow, interesting!

Neha said...

now I am confused about which post is better? the cards one or this one? actually one cannot compare..both have different messages, amazing ones...keep bringing up such stories, for they are a refreshing change :)))

Shruti said...

@Neha
U like both? Or u like this?! Even am confused!!

Thanks sweety!

Neha said...

confusion queen, I said which one is better...it means both are really good, and both have some message... hope u got it now...both the write ups are very nice :)))

Shruti said...

@Neha
I became confusion queen too eh!? :P
Understood well girlie :)

ηανєєη said...

GR8 as usual !!

Shruti said...

@Naveen
Thanks a lot naveen!

The Aspirant said...

hmmm post was nice.....
bt i really dun't believe in fate, i knw destiny nd evrything bt thinking dat "wadever we do dusnt matter,we vl reach our destiny" makes a person not to do nething, it takes away all worries nd he starts blaming evrything on destiny,even fr d losses occured due to his own mistakes.....
i truly believe dat only nd only our actions decide wad is destiny, nd if d price of actions in dis birth gets paid in next birth den no use of doin ne good actions as u r nvr sure is dere ne nest birth or nt........

Shruti said...

@TA
Arey, u say next birth and this birth actions are interlinked! That means, u believe in destiny...but not the way I wrote!

Ekam said...

I read it when you published it and liked it very much. This story has made a very important , a very large part in my heart. Somehow, it has given some answers which i wanted to have it . Thanks for sharing this one Shruti. God bless you :)

Shruti said...

@Ekam
Is it? Glad that my article helped in solving ur problem!!

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