What exactly do these terms mean? Does it mean to sit back and let things happen passively? For example, I've heard people say mulitple times that it is Guru's Kirpa if they keep their kesh sometime in *this* lifetime. Now, I wonder...is it really "Guru's Kirpa"?...Is it not their choice to grow it out when they want to? And is Guru's Kirpa not the natural body state, in which the "Guru" keeps trying to grow hair on the body, but the individual cuts it. So, when people say that, are they not going against "Guru's Kirpa" ? But isn't it their choice nonetheless, so how does that have anything to do with Gurus Kirpa involved? Free Will and Guru's Kirpa, what are the distinctions? Muslims always say "Along with the will of Allah" we can accomplish this task, or "thanks to the will of Allah" for letting them accomplish such a task. I've always thought that Allah/God had nothing to do with the task at hand, it was up to the individual to finish the task at hand. I don't understand how "God's will" comes into anything.