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  1. Gurudev, is it destiny or our actions that decides our future? I have heard many times that whatever is going to happen is already pre-decided. Is it true? If that is so, then we should not be made responsible for our good and bad actions. I have been confused about all this for a very long time. Please help me understand this.

    This is a very deep subject. If everything was already predestined, then what is the need to do anything? Then doing Sadhana, chanting mantras or offering worship to God would all be useless activities.
    See, when it comes to animals and other living c ...
  2. Gurudev, if everything is predestined, then what is the use of action, or free will?

    If everything was predestined, then there would be no use of free will. No, you should use your Viveka (the sense of discrimination of right from wrong), and understand that some things are predestined, but then you are also given free will to make ...
  3. What is the part played by destiny in our coming here and meeting you, and what is the role played by pure chance?

    Life is a combination of both (destiny and chance). There is a little role played by our destiny, and a greater part played by our free will also. So it is never either this or that alone. Like for any moment, there is both a past and a future also. The ...

  4. Gurudev, can destiny be changed by changing the name? Or by changing the spelling of the name?

    Some numerologists do say this. But listen, you are beyond the name. With small things like changing the name, or wearing some stone, can our destiny be changed? No. Your sentiment can change your destiny. If your feelings are pure, your heart is filled wi ...
  5. Gurudev, can destiny be changed by changing the name? Or by changing the spelling of the name?

    Some numerologists do say this. But listen, you are beyond the name. With small things like changing the name, or wearing some stone, can our destiny be changed? No. Your sentiment can change your destiny. If your feelings are pure, your heart is filled ...

  6. Gurudev, can destiny be changed by changing the name? Or by changing the spelling of the name?

    Some numerologists do say this. But listen, you are beyond the name. With small things like changing the name, or wearing some stone, can our destiny be changed? No. Your sentiment can change your destiny. If your feelings are pure, your heart is filled ...

  7. Gurudev, I am thinking that life is an illusion. Is there anything we have control over in our life? Do we have control over birth and death? Please explain.

    Yes, we do have control. If we have no control over anything, why even ask a question?
    Life is a beautiful combination of both, free will and destiny. There are many things that you can do, and some things you must accept, which are beyo ...
  8. Gurudev, according to the Law of Karma, things are destined for you based on your past actions, and the Law of Attraction says you create your own experiences, consciously or unconsciously. I am confused, please explain.

    There are certain karmas that you can erase. There are certain karmas that you cannot erase; they are just like exit points in the freeway, you can only exit at these points. If you miss an exit point, then you have no choice but to keep driving till the n ...
  9. Dear Gurudev, if God in the end is the doer, then how come a living being is responsible for karma, or results of action?

    See, doership goes with enjoyership. If you are not the doer, you are not also experiencing the consequence. You can’t say, ‘I am not the doer; God made me eat more food but I am having a tummy ache.’
    I would say, 'God is having the tummy ache. Where ...
  10. Shall I blame our luck or destiny if something bad happens to me?

    Why do you want to blame? Tell me!
    If something bad has happened, learn a lesson from it. Everything that has gone wrong has made you stronger, deeper somewhere. It has contributed to your personality, isn’t it? So be thankful, and move on.< ...
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