Friday, May 09, 2008


:Shree Hari:

9th May, 2008, Friday
Baisakh Shukla Chaturthi, Vikram Samvat 2065, Shukravar

Destiny is for removing the anxiety, but not for making someone idle.

Man does not commit sins or virtues due to his past or what is destined (praarabdh) , because the fruits of past actions are not new actions, rather it is enjoyment or suffering (bhog).

It is the work of destiny to create favorable and unfavorable conditions for pleasure and pain. But in those situations, a man is free to be happy or unhappy.

It is the law of the All knowing, Almighty, All capable disinterested friend (God), that one does not receive more punishment than the sins he has incurred, and that punishment received is also due to some past sin.

That which happens, always happens rightly. It never happens unrightfully. Therefore in doing one must be careful, while in the outcome, one must remain ever happy.

Actions against scriptural injunctions do not happen due to destiny, rather they happen due to desires.

On one hand there is doing and on the other han is that which is happening. Both are separate matters. To do, is subject to effort, while what happens is controlled by destiny. Therefore, in doing something, man is independent, while in securing the fruit, he is dependent on others.

From "Drops of Nectar" by Swami Ramsukhdasji in Hindi (Amrut Bindu) pg. 40, in English pg 31

Ram Ram


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