Philosophy behind Destiny
By: - Dr.A.S.Kalra Astrologer
"Karmanye vadhikarastey ma faleshu kadachan" - Lord Krishna to Arjuna in Srimad Bhagvad Gita
Philosophy behind Destiny / Philosophy and Astrology: -"Just by working hard, just by thinking positive, just by keeping a good self confidence, just by applying will power & just by having a good concentration on the goal a person can not achieve success unless and until the time phase is also not positive in his life & moreover the fruit for which the person is trying hard should be there in the destiny of the person concerned." - Dr.A.S.Kalra Astrologer
"Whether we believe in Astrology or not but at some point in our life when we start suffering from some big disappointments one after another at a high frequency for a long interval of time we start believing that there exist something very powerful in our life which is directing our life and which has the power to change the course of our life what we call... Destiny!!!... and Astrology is nothing else but an attempt to estimate the destiny of a person so as to provide him or her some important guidelines." - Dr.A.S.Kalra Astrologer
1. Why God created human beings?
God has basically given life in this world in two forms: - animals & plants. We, the human beings, come in the category of animals. Scientists say that we people have originated from some species of monkeys. We can say that we are intelligent animals. If we think deeply we can realize that if we were not there on this planet then no significant changes would have been observed on this planet so far. There would have been jungles all around. It is we, the human beings, who have brought so much change in this world & we are continuously bringing change in this world especially in the form of technological advancements. Other animals & plants can't bring any significant change in this world. So one apparent reason of our creation by God seems to be creation of some change producing agents. God has given us intelligence & special kind of hands & feet to accomplish various tasks in this world which other forms of life can't. But in Srimad Bhagvad Gita, Lord Krishna preaches Arjuna that you people are just instruments & its me who is doing everything. So never think that you are the doer.
2. No two human beings are alike
God has made every person unique. God has given every human being a pair of eyes, a pair of ears, a nose, a mouth but interestingly faces of no two human beings are exactly alike. God has given every human being a brain but intelligence level of no two human beings are alike. Type of intelligence is also different in different persons. Some person can be good at mathematics... some other can be good at painting or music. Some person can be good at sports or athletics... some other can be good at acting. Some other people may have some other sort of intelligence. Some people can be dull mentally but can do physical labour. Some rare people can be genius who can be having multiple type of intelligence like Albert Einstein who was good at Mathematics, Physics as well as playing Music.
Uniqueness of every human being is also quite essential in one sense. Just imagine if every human being becomes an engineer! But then... this world will not be able to progress. Similarly if every human being becomes a medical practitioner! Even then this world will not be able to progress. For the proper progress of this world it is essential that people with all sorts of intelligence take birth. It is very essential that some people should go in farming or agriculture, some other should go in the profession of dairy products, some should go in army, some in teaching, some in various streams of Science & Technology.... and the list is endless. There are so many professions in this world today.
Even if we compare lives of different people then we'll find that life of some person is good in terms of professional front but not so good in terms of married life. Similarly some other person may be lucky in terms of married life but not so lucky regarding professional life. Some other person can be lucky in terms of both professional life & married life but can be suffering from some health trouble. Nature & behaviour of different people is different.
3. Three basic needs of life are...
No... no... not food, clothing & shelter. We don't consider them as basic needs as they can be bought by spending money. According to us, three basic needs of our life are: - (i) Health, (ii) Finance & (iii) Family Life. Any person would feel painful in the absence of any one or two or all of the three above mentioned needs.
4. What is time?
Time is something which always moves forward & moreover with out any fuel. Time is highly powerful & with the advancement of time, situation or circumstances in a person's life change & a person observes good or bad phases at different times in life. Different incidents in life at different times make us feel the passage of time.
5. What is life?
Life is a journey from birth to death & in this journey man observes a lot of ups & downs & also experiences various pains & pleasures. The greatest miracle is growth of the body. The body of a newly born child is developed from the sperm of his father in nine months in his mother's womb. After birth body keeps on growing & pass through various phases from infancy to babyhood to childhood to adolescence to adulthood to middle age & then finally to old age. This makes us feel the passage of time.
6. Activities we do in our lives
There are two types of activities that we do in our lives alongwith the physical growth of our body. One are periodic activities that we do on a daily basis like sleeping for 6-8 hours, bathing, cooking food & taking meals, cleaning utensils, washing clothes, exercising or going for a walk. These activities don't make us feel the passage of time.
Others are once in a life time like taking admission in a school & then progressing through different standards year by year & then finally going to college for graduation & then for post graduation. After that trying for employment either job or business, betterment in job or business, then trying for marriage with a suitable person, than giving birth to children. Also we try to construct property (purchase of land or flat or constructing a house) or try to gather material assets (vehicles and house hold items) or try to accumulate a good bank balance. Some people try to settle in a foreign land. These activities makes us feel the passage of time.
7. Everybody wants perfection in life
Everybody wants perfection in life. He/She wants a good education, good job or good business & hence good money, good house, good car / bike, a good life partner & a good married life, good children, good health, good bank balance, traveling in different countries. Many people want to live a luxurious life. But unfortunately there is always some lacunae in life or something missing in life which leads to disappointment.
Many people are financially sound & well educated but they are unlucky regarding married life. Either they don't get married due to their bad luck or they do not find a suitable life partner. Some people find a suitable life partner but they are unlucky regarding financial condition. Some people have good financial condition as well as life partner but either they don't have children or if they have children then their children are not obedient to them. Some people suffer due to a lot of health problems in life. Some people are tense because they are under debt or they have given debt to some person. Some other are worried because some of their child is not performing well academically, some are worried because they are unemployed or their earning is not quite good. Some are worried because they are still unmarried & they are getting older day by day. Some lacunae is always there in everybody's life.
Or if a person is happy today regarding every issue than who knows tomorrow or the very next moment his car meets an accident & he gets injured or he gets seriously ill or his spouse or some other dear one becomes ill or injured or dies. Or he loses his job or suffers from a heavy loss in business or becomes bankrupt. If everything is O.K. this moment who knows about the very next moment? Anything can happen!
8. What is destiny?
Destiny mean what Almighty has pre written for our lives. One another definition of destiny can be the circumstances of our lives which are beyond under our direct control.
9. When a person starts believing in Destiny & Astrology?
If a person struggles for a long time regarding some particular issue in life he starts losing hope. A man is after all a man. After continuously trying for a long time if he is unable to achieve his goal then finally a time comes when he breaks down & starts thinking why this is happening only to him & not to many other people? He starts believing in destiny. Or if a person observes highly negative & painful incidents in life one after another, he starts believing in destiny.
People who have always seen good incidents in life & who have not seen much problems in life or who have not struggled much in their lives or who have got the reward of their hard work easily in life, do not easily believe in destiny. They always boast that it is their hard work which has given them success in their life & they call people superstitious who are a believer of destiny. Of course it was their hard work but their destiny was also favourng them. Real struggle means in spite of a lot of hard work if a person is unable to achieve success for a long time or if too many obstructions come in the way to his goal.
10. Events in life are beyond under our direct control
Our birth in this world was beyond our control. God has given us birth according to his own choice. He decided where to give us birth in this world, he decided the sub-continent, country, state, city / village & house. He decided which people would serve us as our parents & siblings. God decided our nature, behaviour, intelligence level, talents & how we would look. God has given us birth in this world in the body of human being. He could have given us birth in the body of some animal or bird. Our death is also not under our direct control. We don't know exactly when we'll die & at which place and under what circumstances. If some person commits suicide than his circumstances in life force him to take such an extreme step & circumstances in life are beyond our direct control. Otherwise who wants to die? Circumstances are highly powerful & direct our lives up to a great extent. Our own will power many times fail.
There are many people in this world lying on the bed from past many months or years either due to some serious illness or because their body has become disabled in some serious accident. They can not eat & digest food properly, they can not go to toilet, they can not take a bath or they can not finish routine activities on their own. Many of them want to die but death don't come to them. Many of them are praying to God for death but death is not coming to them.
If our birth & our death are not under our direct control then can we say that various events that take place in our life are under our direct control? Do we find ourself presently in the place where we imagined ourselves (regarding every issue of life) about some years aback? or some decades aback? Was it us who were giving direction to our life? or were it the circumstances of our life which were directing our lives? Has everything in our life gone according to our expectations regarding every issue of life?
One can say that God has given us hands & eyes to accomplish various tasks and it is up to we people to use them. But hands & eyes work on the order of mind & remote control of mind is in the hands of God. God has given different sorts of intelligence to different people. Our body was created by God. Circumstances of our life are beyond under our direct control. These circumstances have power to change the direction or flow of our life. What a man thinks rarely takes place in life & what a man dosn't thinks takes place in life.
All or any of the above mentiond points can convince a person to believe that there is something like destiny. When a person starts believing in destiny then a question arise in his mind: - How to read my own destiny? There are many ways devised by many people to read destiny out of which Indian Vedic Astrology or Vedic Horoscope Reading is the most powerful & give good results.
11. Can a person achieve success just by the virtue of his Karma?
No, unless & until the goal of the person for which that person is trying hard to achieve is not present there in his/her destiny & the time phase is not conducive, he/she can't achieve success in attaining that goal. There is a saying in Urdu language: - "Waqt se pehle aur quismat se zyaada kuchh nahin milta". In Bhagvad Gita Lord Krishna preaches Arjuna: - "Karmanye vadhikarastey ma phaleshu kadhachan". It means do your Karma but don't become so much attached to the fruit. It means even after working hard for some particular goal if you are unable to achieve it then you shouldn't feel too much disappointed.
12. Desiring fruit is very essential
Though desiring fruit is very essential because it is only the desire of the fruit which gives direction to a person's Karma. Unless & until there is no desire...there can not be any Karma. But even after doing Karma there is no guarantee that we'll be able to achieve our goal. We plan our life in some ways but life has something different in store for us.
13. Part of world beyond our perception & understanding
Progress in Science & Technology is based upon what our senses perceive and what our mind can understand. Even great scientists have some limitations of their minds. Its just like Albert Einstein gave Mass-Energy relationship but couldn't think that it would constitute the working principle of an atom bomb (great source of destruction). When atom bomb was used during the second world war in Hiroshima & Nagasaki of Japan, in which thousands of people died & thousands got injured, Einstein realized his mistake & became emotional.
Our body has five senses: - 1.Eyes, 2.Ears, 3.Nose, 4.Tongue & 5.Skin 1. Eyes enables us to see and require light to work. Light is wave. 2. Ears enables us to hear and require sound to work. Sound is wave. 3. Nose enables us to smell and require gas to work. Gas is composed of material particles or matter. 4. Tongue enables us to taste and require solid or liquid food to work. Solid & liquid are forms of matter. 5. Skin enables us to touch and require something solid or liquid or gas, which are forms matter.
This way our 5 senses say that world is composed of solid, liquid, gas & wave. Soild, liquid & gas are collectively called as three different forms of matter whereas wave is correlated with energy. This way our 5 senses say that entire world is composed of matter or energy. According to Einstein if matter is destroyed completely then energy will be released. So this way matter & energy are also correlated. If our brain is treated as a computer then these five senses can be treated as 5 input units of brain.
But if we think seriously then we can realize that there is limitation of what we can perceive through our five senses & understand through our mind. There can be something present in this world which we can't perceive through our senses & can't understand by our brains. Its just like many of us believe in the existence of a power like God but we can't prove it through Science & Technology.
14. Doing Karma is also a necessity in one sense
Due to the various requirements of our body doing Karma can also be treated as a necessity. There are so many biological processes going on in our body which require energy. Energy comes from food. To eat food we need money to buy it from the market or to prepare it at home raw material or groceries have to be purchased from the market by spending money. To earn money we have to work. Body also require clothing & shelter. With the advancement in Science & Technology so many needs have generated. There are so many requirements now for which more money is required. To have more and more money... more and more work is required on our part.