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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Destiny In A Tossed Coin

Here's a little something I read that makes me rethink the concept of destiny. The story is found in a book titled How Full Is Your Cup by Insight Publishers.

The Japanese General Nabunaga decided to attack even though he had only one soldier to the enemy's ten. He was sure he would win but his soldiers were full of fear.

On the way to the battlefield they stopped at a Shinto shrine. Nabunaga said to his army, "I shall now toss a coin. If it is heads, we shall win. If tails, we lose. Destiny will now reveal itself." He tossed the coin. It was heads.

The soldiers were so keyed up for the fight that they wiped out the enemy. Next day an aide said to Nabunaga, "No one can change destiny."

"Right," replied the General, showing him a coin that had heads on both sides.

How much does one believe in oneself? Who decides one's destiny?

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