Query: If everything is Predestined... How do we take control of destiny? How to perform
requisite Karma? What is Manifest Destiny?
It is right when you say that everything is predestined... this is an
absolute truth yet, human beings have been given some extra power by God owing to which they can manifest and
transgress the predestined destiny. To say that we do not have any control whatsoever over our own destiny is
wrong. We need to understand the crux of the matter... only then we can crossover the threshold of manifest
destiny and take control of it in its entirety.
All lower forms of life right up to the stage of an animal cannot
manifest destiny... they live as they are supposed to live... not as they would want to
Before continuing further we must be absolutely clear about what we mean
when we say our life is predestined. Should we continue living as it shall be or do we have a divine power
within us by which we can transgress the domain of destiny and be whatever we want to be!
We also need to understand the basics of the cosmic system that shall
make it amply clear why at all everything was predestined. What are the circumstances that can get us hold of
our manifest destiny. If there is atoll something that can give us control of our manifest destiny then why
does not every Human being take control of his manifest destiny?
The process of Karma is required to be understood in its entirety... once
the concept of pre destiny is clear to us... to perform the Karma accordingly is not difficult!
Every atman the soul within the moment it starts on its cosmic journey in
order to cleanse itself and come back to its pristine pure form... it has to pass through a chain of 8.4
million manifestations and a total earthly life span of 96.4 million years. The dross carried by atman the
soul within can only be removed by performing of the Karma by the body. If there was no dross to be
removed... no atman the soul within would have been required to manifest a body... and there never would have
been any cosmos whatsoever.
The purpose of every atman the soul within of manifesting a body again and again is only to cleanse itself of all
the impurities ingrained in it while proceeding on the cosmic path in the ever-expanding cosmos ever since the big bang occurred. The
cleansing process... the act itself is defined as Karma that every body is required to perform. No body can ever
continue living without performing requisite Karma. Performance of Karma is an ingrained act. It is not dependent
upon our whims and fancies. If we do not carry out our Karma... we continue living a predestined life... the life
of an animal!
If you need to separate one KG of gold ore from a lump of hundred KG of
gold ore... you need to separate out 99 KG of impurities by performing required actions... these actions in
the case of human beings is termed as Karma.
The cosmic life span of an Atman comprising of 8.4 million manifestations
is fixed... and so is the destiny... it is as if we are desirous of reaching the top of a multistory building
comprising of 8.4 million stairs. If we desire to speed up our journey... in other words if we want to take
control of our destiny then we need to catch the lift... the faster mode of travel. It shall take us straight
to the top within no time. Similarly, we need to catch the lift of life if we desire to take control of our
Traveling by the stairs is the normal route... the destiny is fixed...
every Atman is normally required to pass through a chain of 8.4 million manifestations starting from the
first manifestation as an amoeba (single cell formation), then evolving into a multi-cell formation, then
evolving into insect life, plant life, animal life and finally the form of a human being. It is only as a
Human Being that one can gain enlightenment and finally salvation (moksha in Hinduism).
Until one reaches the stage of manifesting a human form... life goes on
as in the staircase model... the sooner we are born as a human being... we are given some privileges by God
Almighty. We have been given the power of discrimination... we can think and act accordingly. This power of
thought that is only available to human beings in general can make us take control of our destiny.
We can take the faster and the shorter route... go up straight by the
lift. If we are passing through 8.1 millionth manifestation then it is possible that we can curtail cosmic
journey and reach the last and the 8.4 millionth manifestation. The moment the cycle of birth and death ceases to exist... one gains emancipation forever from the circle of life
and death... we become enlightened and finally gain salvation moksha!
If I were required to travel from New Delhi to Agra and having no means of traveling by bus or a faster mode of
transport... the only alternative would be to travel on foot. After having covered some distance by the predestined
mode of transport (in this case which is by foot) I may come across a motor vehicle driven by an old friend of
mine. Having an empty seat he calls for us. It is upon us to curtail the journey by traveling in a motorcar or
Our decision in traveling by the motorcar that is being offered
absolutely free of cost by a friend is in other words defined as the requisite Karma required to be performed
by me. Unless I take this decision I shall not be able to travel by the motor transport. Having taken the
right decision... I have curtailed my journey. It was only the grace of God that the motorcar driven by my
friend came by... it was not a chance happening... I was just being offered the fruits of my Karma of the
To catch the lift... the shortest and the fastest route available... we
need to follow the dictates of Lord Krishna enumerated in the sacred Bhagavad
Gita. We cannot do without it. To dive deep into the inner realm of atman the soul within we need to
understand the Bhagavad Gita in its entirety. Unless and until we understand the
pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita... it is not as possible for a human being to reach the last leg
of cosmic life... the 8.4 millionth manifestation.
The process of Neti (not just, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana is to be followed in
totality... Only then we shall be able to reach the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. One reaches the state of
Nirvikalpa Samadhi only having gained control over all the five senses and the mind. This is an essential
ingredient for gaining absolute control of our destiny.
Having taken control of all the five senses and the mind, and reaching
the stage of the Nirvikalpa Samadhi... we need to practice absolute celibacy. Practicing celibacy helps one
retain the positive energy required to take the lift of life up and straight. This practice is required for a
minimum period of 12 years in continuation... Only then the lift of life is available to us to cut short the
All successful businessman... every Human being who has achieved
worthwhile success in his life and reached the goal set by him... has mastered the art of celibacy. One has
developed control over the wanton sexual desires. One has learned to channelise the creative energy to more
positive means... this is termed as transmutation of sexual energy (sex transmutation) to more creative uses.
This aspect of life is best defined and explained by Napoleon hill in his famous books The Master-Key to Riches and the Bible of Human life
The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons .
One very important aspect detailed by Napoleon hill in his famous books The Master-Key to Riches and the Bible of Human life
The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons is that apart from
transmitting sexual energy into more positive channels... it is also necessary to have a fixed goal in life.
Unless we have a goal in life... it is but not possible to achieve any worthwhile success! Formation of a goal
in the younger stages of life can lead one to becoming a Bill Gates, the likes of JRD Tata or a Mahatma Gandhi.
There is no limit as to what you can become... for the power to set the limits is now within our
Many successful businessman and entrepreneurs may not necessarily be
seekers of Spirituality but inherently they are all followers of Bhagavad Gita.
They are all Karma Yogi par excellence. They live life as stated in Bhagavad Gita... they never live for the
fruits of their actions... they desire to reach the goal of their life and in return they give back to the
society whatever be their due. Highly successful people always have a goal in life... and in order to fulfill
this goal they make efforts to take control of their destiny.
In the process they gain quite some control over the senses and the mind
that ultimately leads them to the goal of their life. Performance of Karma by a human being is limited to the
goal we have set in our life. In order to achieve this goal we are required to pay a price... we need to
serve the society and in return God helps us through our atman the soul within in completing our journey of
life at a faster pace. We eventually land up traveling by the lift than the staircase.
In a nutshell, if we desire to take control of our destiny in present
life... we need to initially fix a goal of life... thereafter we are required to practice celibacy and
prepare our self for whatever services we may be required to give to God in return for his help in reaching
our goal of life. This service to the society can be in any form and our atman the soul within helps us in
choosing the same. Understanding the basic crux of Bhagavad Gita... as happened in the case of Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana both of whom realized God within their lifetime... we cross the
threshold of life... reach the 8.4 millionth manifestation.
Having realized God in 1993... I now have my destiny under my absolute
control... I have paid a price for it... I desire to serve the Humanity to the last... the pearls of wisdom
available on my websites- Glossary of Words In
Hinduism and and Bhagavad Gita summary are available to one and all absolutely free of all costs. Most of
the essays on all of my websites are direct dictation from God. We need to understand the underlying meaning
and everything contained in Bhagavad Gita would become clear to us.
May God help you achieve your goal of life if you have one! If you have
not yet fixed any goal of life... fix it now and proceed further... one day you shall have the hold of your
destiny in your own hands.
More Predestiny related links...
Manifest Destiny Hard Work
Change our Destiny - Predestiny Predestined Manifest
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Predestiny explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on predestined can be found at : Manifest Destiny
... Vijay Kumar - 13 June 2010.
Full text of query: I WISH TO KNOW THAT IT IS GENERALLY SAID THAT
EVERYTHING IS PREDESTINED AND WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER IT. IF IT BE SO THEN HOW CAN WE DO 'KARMA' OF OUR
CHOICE WHEN IT IS PREDESTINED.
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