Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Issue of Success

A mentor put the issue of success vs. failure into a very practical perspective.

And a saying of the Prophet (saw) summarizes it very well. The saying is "all action is judged by intention". And to me it corroborates his statement below.

He said that if we give everything of our self to a cause, then even when the cause is in error we come out to be winners, just because we gave it our best!

If I may, Aunt Connie raised the issue in the context of World Peace. So here goes, We may never see and perhaps it is impossible to ever have the Utopian peace we wish for. Even so the struggle for it provides grounds for our escape from our own pettiness and misery. And that alone is the point of this journey we all are making!

So, struggle forth but be sincere, lest you truly lose! World Peace! Can come another day :)


  1. Dear Nephew Faraz,

    Wow, this is truly one of your best posts...partly because it's so multi-dimensional - a really fine term which Dar Sahib raised recently in a comment.

    My immediate response is that you bring in both the practical and the contemplative/mysterious/hidden/silent. Both together allow us a measure of peace much of the time when we see that we are in some ways "guided" toward the good of all no matter how imperfect...and planting seeds for that which we may not see in our own lifetime...

    And also, we are watering the little plants of our own continual journey toward greater wholeness and understanding as well as the "prize" of whatever may await us and our progeny and the commmunity of ALL beyond this little lifetime we share here for only a whisper of time...

    Do continue with this train of thought as I find this quite compelling and full of "tools for healthy thought"...

  2. Thankyou Aunt Connie.

    And I will keep at the task of chiseling my intent!