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dattaswami1

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The concept of destiny
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:52:15 AM »
If everything is destined why to worship God at all?
The concept of destiny
The destiny can be changed in this world by meeting a Satguru
God will help in the chance of such meeting Satguru provided your psychology is good
The false devotion becomes the stepping stone for the real devotion
The Lord says that He is responsible for everything but not responsible for anything
False devotion Stepping Stone for Real Devotion

[Another devotee (father-in-law of Shri Pavan) asked that when everything is destined, what is the use of all these forms of worship like charity etc., which are supposed to remove the destined difficulties? Is it not better to say that these worships are only meant to give psychological confidence?]

Shri Datta Swami replied: There is no destiny in this world of humanity. This world of humanity (Martyaloka) is called as Karmaloka (Evemkarmachitolokah… Veda). Karma means action with full freedom. The upper worlds, called as Bhogalokas, are destined because those are the worlds in which the destined fruit of your actions done here is to be enjoyed. The concept of destiny can be mentioned in this world also in the form of Samskara or the psychological trend carried from several previous births. The soul from the upper world is born in this world with small remains of the previous psychological trends only after enjoying the fruits. Therefore, the actions done in this world are according to the previous balance of psychology only. In that way, the destiny can be maintained here. But, this psychology can be changed in this world by meeting a Satguru, who can change the psychology, which is a form of wrong knowledge, through right knowledge. God will help in the chance of such meeting provided your psychology is good. Therefore, the fruits reaped in this world are the fruits of your own actions done in this world based on your psychology, which has a freedom to change by meeting a Satguru.

It is not good to encourage the worship, which is only meant for removing the difficulties. It becomes a sort of encouragement to corruption and soaping. Still, God encourages by giving good fruits for such worships because any concept in the beginning meant for masses is always blended with defects (Sarvarambhahidoshena… Gita). In course of time, you will lose interest on the solutions of your difficulties and get fixed in God. The real devotion comes up at a later stage. The child always loves his father since he gets chocolates from father. But, as the child grows and becomes adult, he loves his father irrespective of the chocolates. The fire in the beginning is covered by smoke. But, in course of time, the smoke disappears and the fire alone burns fully. Hence, the false devotion becomes the stepping stone for the real devotion as time proceeds.

Therefore, God really answers the worship by removing your difficulties to build-up real devotion in course of time. It is not correct to say that such worship is only to build-up psychological confidence. In such case, there should be no result for the worship. But, real results are seen actually after the worship. The Lord says that He is responsible for everything but not responsible for anything (Kartahamapi… Gita). This contradiction can be removed if you understand that God is the creator of everybody and everything, but, is not the creator of the direction of any action and hence, is not bound by the deed and fruit. The bull carries you to the forest on your direction only where you are beaten by the robbers and the bull is not beaten. Similarly, if the bull takes you to the house of your relatives in the city by your direction, you receive the honor from your relatives and the bull is not honored. In both cases, bull is the power of your journey and is responsible for your reaching the goal but at the same time, the bull is not affected by the direction of the action and fruits. This is the meaning of the Vedic statement, “Abadhnanpurushampashum”.


 

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