We come across extremes in Life,
Family Life, Renunciation,
How does one follow the Precepts?
An advice is can not be followed unless it is experienced or we experience something similar.
Another tack is to understand by observing simple things in Life.
Rain flows as a River rolling down everything in its wake, not respecting anything.
It is predetermined, even that it is not, nor are we sure about,
As the things do not know why they are tumbled when being tumbled, nor the River that impels them, one rolls down Life.
As such, one need not be overawed by Great-men, much less condescending towards the weak and less gifted.
பெரியோரை வியத்தலும் இலமே;
சிறியோரை இகழ்தல் அதனினும் இலமே.”
We are solely responsible for our Life, be it Good Times or Bad Times.
This accountability is the backbone of Hinduism and the Theory of Karma.
Of Course, we have limited Freedom, in that though we are free to choose a course of action, we can not determine the choices life offers or what impels us to choose a particular option.
None can insult you, demean you or elevate without your consent.
‘Atman is Your best friend and is Your worst enemy” Bhagavad Gita.
You are the Master of Your destiny.
‘தீதும், நன்றும், பிறர் தர வாரா;’
So are problems and solutions.
Hinduism is such a Religion that can say God is the Repository of Grief as well.
‘Dukkabukh,’ Repository of Grief-Vishnusahasranama.
Then why do we pray?
Because he gives you the strength, provides you with the tolls to tide over.
Dukka Sadanah’ Provides you with the avenues to combat the problems-Visnu Sahasranamam.