of fate as per the sacred scriptures can only be understood if we
truly understand the meaning of karma, destiny and foremost of all
the doctrine of continuity of life by our soul atman from manifestation
to manifestation... body after body!
belief must be... it is our soul atman... the spirit within that
has manifested the human form to work out its karma... remove the
dross impurities within! Ever since the soul atman started on its
cosmic journey... it is imbibed with impurities that need removal.
Every soul atman
need manifest a total of 8.4 million manifestations (an earthly
life cycle of 96.4 million years)... before it finally liberates
itself from the cycle of birth and death... regains its original
pure prime state form! This journey of soul atman from one manifestation
to another is facilitated by the doctrine of karma.
At the time
of death of the body... as is the residual balance of karma of present
life... so would be the next manifestation taken by our soul atman.
If the residual balance of karma demands one taking birth in the
house of the cobbler... none can manifest the body of a prince (get
born in the house of a king)... it just cannot be!
It was our destiny...
we were born in the house of a cobbler! We were fated into it by
the residual balance of karma from all previous manifestations by
our soul atman. However, in present life... by manifesting destiny...
this noble cobbler's son can marry the Princess of the state. This
can be made possible by manifesting destiny... by taking control
of destiny in totality!
In normal course
of life... in the present earthly sojourn none may have committed
any fault or bad karma! Yet... bad fate may befall us and we become
witness to the death of a child in the family. It was fate that
none could have circumvented by any means! If the child embraced
death early in life... all owed its existence to the residual balance
of karma from the previous manifestations!
If we desire
improving our future life... we need indulge in positive karma (Punya
karma) all the time! Every single human being exists between the
karma index of 7.300001 and 8.400000! Reaching the 8.4 millionth
manifestation means reaching the end of cosmic life... when human
beings gain enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation
of karma plays a pivotal role in deciding the fate of one. If we
are born a cobblers son... it resulted from the residual balance
of karma from previous manifestations. But... intelligent as human
beings are, God Almighty... in order human beings do not manipulate
or extrapolate the doctrine of karma inbuilt a portion of hidden
karma that can fructify in any manifestation now... or many manifestations
In simpler words
whatever be our karma now... the fruits of the same can fructify
(become available to us) now in present life, the next manifestation
or many manifestations henceforth! This hidden factor... the X karma
sometimes results in our winning a lottery or experiencing bad fate.
In the residual
balance of karma (the X factor) is positive... one wins a lottery
all of a sudden... what if negative X factor affects us... we witness
death of someone! This hidden X factor as per Bhagavad Gita is termed
Prarabdha karma... that portion of karma which can fructify any
moment of time now or in future manifestations!
the affects of negative X factor... the resultant negative Prarabdha
karma... the only recourse is our indulgence in positive karma...
Punya karma all the time!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 on Meaning of Fate. For
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