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    On Jul 31, 2015 Anu Thareja wrote:

     We should try to do our part and do the action in the hope of getting the results we want to see. However, we should be prepared that the outcome may not turn out to be exactly how we want it to be. As it is stated in Gita " Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma Faleshu Kadachana". We have control over our action but we may not have control over the out come since there are other forces in the nature that might be at play here. If we want to grow an apple tree in a specific spot in our backyard, hoping that it will grow on it's own may never work. There might be a remote possibility that some bird or animal may drop the apple seed in the very spot and the tree may grow on it's own, but the probability of that happening is next to impossible. On the other hand, if we take the action and plant the tree, we do significantly improve the chances of the tree establishing and flourishing where we planted it. Although, there is no guarantee since the plant may die from some disease. However, planting the tree and taking care of it, significantly increases the odds in our favor that our actions will result in giving us the pleasure to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Thus we should always carry out our actions with a reasonable expectation to get the desired results with the hope that the forces of nature will align to help, but at the same time surrender and accept in case if at times they don't. If we keep on trying, eventually, we will get our apple tree. :-)

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