choices

Budhi Hin Tanu Janike Sumirau Pavan Kumar
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe Harahu Kalesa Vikar

“Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I
concentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly
ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to
relieve me of all blemishes.”

– Tulsidas, in the Hanuman Chalisa
it is my humble opinion that one of the most trying facets of life is the fact that man has been bestowed with freedom in the truest and highest sense. no denying it is a blessing, for we are not driven by the forces of nature. we are not, usually, compelled by life to act in one way or the other.
everyday, every moment, i come across these instance – like crossroads – where i am given the privilege of exercising my faculty of thought to choose. strangely, no matter what the kind of situation, there seems to be a sort of commonality, in that one has to choose between, on the one hand – the good, and on the other – the pleasant.
all that is pleasant is not good, and like calvin says, all that is good is most often far from pleasant! and so it is precisely this choice that is most difficult to make.
that brings me to the beginning of this post – god help me!
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