There is something to learn from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you’ll still get wet. When you are resolved from the very beginning, you will not be perplexed though you still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.
I got the above from the HAGAKURE, The Book of Samurai written by Yama.mo/to Tsu.net/omo. and translated by William Scott Wilson.
Actually it was the husband’s book and he asked our sensei the explanation for this Samurai’s saying, ( the whole book is all about lessons from the Samurai world ) on what the above paragraph could actually mean. I read it a few times myself, since our sensei has not given his answer yet. I don’t think he will anyway. Because now that I read it a few times more, I find that I understood what it means or what it is trying to convey.