I wonder onto the quote of Caliph Haroon Rasheed when he says to ask for the blessings of Allah Almighty instead of intelligence as I have seen many intelligent people as subordinates of the blessed ones. On the other hand, the rule of thumb says a person gets what he strives for.
The matters of luck, spirituality, struggle and intelligence have always been confusing me. I wonder whether these all are different factors behind one’s success or any one amongst them is dominant over the other. Further I wonder if these factors work differently for different people and I wonder whether these factors actually exist or not.
A long time ago, I read a tale from the court of a king. Two men came to the king and they were fighting over the issue of luck and struggle. One said that whatever a person achieves in his life depends upon his luck only, he will get his share irrespective of his struggle. The other person argued that it’s not possible at all, a person achieves what he struggles for.
The king put them both in prison for one night and gives them nothing to eat. The person in favor of his luck stays there doing nothing and accepting what his fate has brought him while the other person keeps on thinking of some way to deal with the situation. He tries to escape through a chimney when he sees a bag hanging there. He somehow reaches to that bag and finds food inside and starts eating that. With food, he finds some solid stone-like objects and throws them to the other person saying that you fate could only bring you these stones.
In the morning, they both find out that those stones were actually jewels. The person’s fate had brought him wealth that he didn’t even struggled for. Same story proves to be true for many persons and on the contrary we find many persons as well who write their own fate with their hands. Once again,we witness, a clash of one’s efforts and one’s fate and the unknown governing factor of the issue. Unfortunately we do not have any labs to test these theories and decide for the governing factors but I believe there has to be some firm basis. In this very organized world created by God, where everything works in accordance to a rhythm, it’s not possible that fates of human beings go without any firm but yet hidden law of nature but until it’s found out, the conflict of effect of one’s fate on his life vs. one’s struggle will remain confusing to me.