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27 December, 2011

Destiny

What is destiny? Nothing...
We carve our our own destiny. In fact, when we have nothing else to blame on, we take support of destiny and say that "it was destiny and hence, meant to happen". 
Destiny is like a menu card that you get when you enter the restaurant. you have a choice to make. 


My opinion about destiny is imbibed in this Urdu couplet by the Urdu and Farsi poet Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938).You carve your own destiny. I believe in being a go getter. If you want something deeply, passionately, immensely, work towards it. 


Khudi ko kar buland itna, ke har takdeer se pehley
Khuda bande se khud puche, bata teri raza kiya hai. 


A very rough translation it means

Make yourself so strong that before creating each destiny, God himself would have to ask you, "Tell me what do you want"/

-"Khudi" is the philosophical concept that Iqbal talks about a lot. It can be translated as "Self" or what is called "Egoism".