This has been a very thought-provoking concept for me personally. It is definitely debatable as there are two thoughts that go hand in hand. One is that if everything is destined then why do we have to think and apply brains and work towards making a living? Another is that it’s freewill and a man makes his own destiny by working towards it! For me-it’s a mix of both.
Consider the first thought-if you are invited for a buffet dinner; the sumptuous meal is set for you! Will it all be fed to you directly in your mouth on its own? Wouldn’t you make an effort to drive down/walk-up to that place, put it in your plate and eat it? Let’s look at another thought – if a man makes his own destiny then why don’t we have all hard working people making fortunes?
There are some basics with which people are born; but not everything is fixed. Think about it this way- you have a bank account in your name with a debit card which is issued every year. No matter how many times it is issued; it will reflect the same bank account. This bank account is your soul and the debit card is your physical body that will change periodically. So you have some credit in your account and you are issued a new debit card. You are now free to add to /withdraw from that account through your debit card. But, you have a choice of when to credit or debit the account at your freewill. Also, there will be situations and these are your testing times which will test how wisely would you use them? At the end of the day, this balance will have to be nil to attain Moksha. This balance is what we call as karmas.
Destiny is not by chance but by choice! It is the choice you make to take a chance that can change your life! These chances are given to you by your own destiny and karmas of the past & present from which you decide your future. All this is inter-related; so next time whenever it’s a difficult phase. Think wisely. …Create a better future!