Sunday, December 28, 2014

There is destiny that shapes our ends

The Gita says, 'Individual cannot achieve anything on their own as they are, but puppets in creator's hands. They have to play the part, destined by their prarabdha.' Can one escape one's prarabdha? Yes, if one has conquered 'I am the body', thought, then name and form do not bind, even prarabdha does not bind. Prarabdha is experienced by mind, which leaves the mind once the mind is torn.

None can stop the course of Destiny
The fruit of the actions done in previous births is called as Destiny. If a calf is left amongst 1000 cows, it still comes back to its Mother cow. Similarly irrespective of the number of your births , the fruit of your action gets back to you alone. Destiny resembles a stack of hay being over flown in a river. None can stop its course. If you think of changing your destiny utilizing your intellect, it is either equivalent to trying to stop a tsunami with your hand or trying to obstruct a bull dozer with your head.

Nothing is too heavy for destiny
Destiny is most powerful. Valmiki said:"Nothing is too heavy for destiny." Though you may seem to be an elephant, if your destiny is un-favourable, you will turn out to be an insect. Though you may possess a hundred thousand crores, if your destiny is un-favourable, you may lose it within ten days. If the destiny is not favourable, even the greatest empires will vanish away. For instance the British and Mughal empires also vanished away due to destiny

What is not to happen will never happen and what is ought to happen will not fail to happen
When Bhagavan's Mother found Him in Tiruvannamalai, she begged him to return, but no amount of weeping and pleading had any visible effect on him. She appealed to the devotees who had gathered around, trying to get them to intervene on her behalf until one requested that Ramana write out his response to his mother. He then wrote on a piece of paper: " Inaccordance with the prarabdha (Destiny to be worked out in current life) of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What is not to happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what is ought to happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet.

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