One of the things that we most conveniently disown our responsibility for, are our unfavourable circumstances. We blame the world around us or we blame the sins committed by us in our previous births, always convincing ourselves that we have a very limited role in their making.

No God or power has granted to us our circumstances; we have granted them to ourselves. With all the abilities granted to us by the God, is it not our duty that as human beings, we convert all the unfavourable circumstances into the favourable ones?

The theory of the continuity of life, a reality or a useful myth, whatever it is; suggests that we alone were our ancestors and we alone shall be our future generations. This theory gives enormous freedom to us to carve out our fate and our circumstances.

The faith in the God does not amount to a timid surrender to the consequences of our sins of the past and running away from the world calling it an embodiment of the illusions of all kinds. Similarly, atheism is not scientific enough in granting unlimited powers from some void to the man, much limited in his physical, mental and intellectual prowess.

We need to own up whatever worldly and spiritual circumstances we have; and, must work upon them to improve them, not for our individual and instantaneous benefit, as that would not last, but for the benefit of all and for all the times that we can think of. We don’t have control over time and space, but we do have much control over our circumstances, both physical and spiritual.

[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]