Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Man made fate

The planets ,the stars, the revolving earth and so on contribute in some way ,the patterns of our growth in life. They say , Lord Brahma, the creator draws the fate line for a living thing ,once written can never be changed. There are many who read 'Today's Horoscope' regularly to see their future ,perhaps succinctly, in the present itself. Some work ,some are just utter rubbish. Let me tell you ..I used to subscribe for this magazine which was issued on weekly basis only for it's horoscope. And trust me ...it has always worked. Being a hindu its is a natural thing for my parents to look into my horoscope once in a while to see if I will rule a kingdom or if I will land up cornered at the streets. My friend and I were discussing on this sensitive issue and he was telling me that if astrology was considered a major priority in life ,shouldn't we have to look into our own parent's and sibling's horoscope as to see if we can get along with them. And mind you what if the stars don't match? or what if the zodiac sign seems to be totally rebellious to each other? ...that should probably commence a divorce system within the family. Then maybe the lawyers would be having a great time looking at their 'money line' grow wierdly long in their horoscope. Aah! funny are life and it's ways.

So many marriages are bond on the basis of the horoscope system. Some make records and some form a part of the failures. If the newly married bride brings in a casket of happiness , everyone has the time only to praise and rejoice over the lucky bride. Whereas on the other side if she is reponsible for the boy's failure in everything he does then *whoa* the horoscope is forgotten to be blamed and instead the girl gets the inevitable tag. When asked to an astrologer about how the other religions manage successfull marriages without the star check and everything. He said ..'ya that is a question shot at us frequently.. all we have to say is .. the planets will do their job'.

Job?

And the horoscope topic has become more than ever important in the history of media after the much spoken about wedding of the year: Abhi-Ash wedding, where she is a 'manglik' which was supposedly considered a reason for Abhishek's could-be-death and fall in career.And after getting Ash married to three trees and gifting the diety anklets made of gold and wotnot , it was accepted as a wedding that should work for ever.Whether it is true or not ,if things were so easy , we should probably find solutions to fight death. Or maybe poverty, literacy, unemployment, scarcity of water and phew! the list goes on....More than blindly believing in horoscopes ,we should believe in ourselves. Our planets move according to our minds. It's the working of a subconscious mind. If we are positive inside ,we tend to work positively and that reflects in our attitude and work.I am not anyone to comment on the power of astrology. But one thing is for sure, we won't gain anything by being a pessimist. You should dominate your fate line. Dream your lives and live your dreams. If you are clear on what is your happiness then all you need to do is put in some sincere hardwork without any ill feelings about your plans and ofcourse the prayers that will never go unanswered. And see what magic it does. And anytime you get demotivated.. stick a picture of yourself on the wall and smash it with a stress ball until you are convinced of killing that coward within you. Wishing all of you a wake up call to your new fate line, i.e. creating one yourself, I am signing off for the mean while. Ciao!

13 comments:

chikku said...

very well written.Actually i believe that faith,religion,god,horoscope all these must mainly help us to develop a sense of self confidence and not to get rid of it.We contantly believe in a hell lot of superstitions and think god would punsh us in case we dont follow them.When would we come to this understnding that god is s saviour and is not to punish us.

vIsHnU said...

well written..in fact there should be limits to going wit tha stars or horoscope or watever.Good work lady.But there are other aspects that make people think superstitious even now.Indeed 'man made fate'..!

Neha Nair said...

Chikku: thanks. That's exactly what I wanted to convey that we should realise that God is here as our best friend and saviour and not a monster to be scared of.

Vishnu: Why don't you tell me your other 'man made fate' ideas? let's have a commerce of thoughts. wotsay?

vIsHnU said...

A good example wud be myself.i am supposed to be the child my parents got after a long wait.it is so said that it happened by a ritual called the 'uralikamazhthal' in 'mannaarassala'.the same thing that u hav sung in ya song manjaladam.now who can change it,or stay against that?even i wont dare to..!so that remains as a fixed belief thats not gonna change any easily,atleast as far as our family is concerned.how many families would have had the same experience?!Its all God,but in different forms helping people in different ways.For astrologers Gods comin in the form of astrology,for my parents it happened in the form of a ritual..!

Neha Nair said...

Ya? Ok.. now I understand why you were so keen on me mailing that song to you. Actually those are Godly powers.. and I wouldn't doubt that. And did your mom undo the urali after you were born?My friend had a baby too after praying this way.I mean just the horoscope..where these people say.. you'll have an accident today.. or you should wear blue today.. it could be lucky and stuff like that.

vIsHnU said...

haha,obviously..i was sayin tha same..that all are Godly..Yes,she undid it after that..even i dont believe in the bad predictions given out by them..

Neha Nair said...

I believe in that one somehow. And apparently if you don't get it undone then it's believed that the 'imaginary' snake growing in will die due to lack of oxygen. And can also affect the kid.

vIsHnU said...

oh is it?!thanks for lettin me knw cos m not actually sure of it..ll better ask mom tomo..!

strollinthunder said...

If you feel good there is no fate, people think about it only when things don't go their way....then there are some cheap souls trying to make money out of this talking about heavenly bodies and their angular tilt.

@the first comment
how did you decide that god by default is a Saviour god....anyway,whatever is the truth u stand safe as proved by Pascal in Pascal's Wager!

Neha Nair said...

How did I decide? I am experienced. I have felt that God has saved me many a times when no one was there for me. Moreover I share all my secrets and everything with God cos I believe .he will be the only one who will listen to me with patience and is never subjected to terrible behaviour changes like that of a human.And hence .. he is a saviour or rather MY saviour.

Neha Nair said...

Cheap souls, I think you are referring to astrologers,if I am not wrong.If your are say so cos there is something more I have to add to that....about them not being cheap.

strollinthunder said...

It would more probably be you who had saved yourself...anyway god would be more than happy to take the credit.

cheap souls...yeah,whatever you add they will still be what they are :-)

Neha Nair said...

No Jinu...astrology is true.. will write in my blog on that. God is responsible for whatever I am today. The credit doesn't go to me at all. And same is with everyone. It's again a matter of perception.