PREDESTINATION OR CHOICE
<1>There has been a great and long argument on
this subject. Some say all are predestined, and others say man has
<2>In truth both of them are correct. To
demonstrate this, let us use an example:
<3>If we imagine that there is a king in a land
and he rules the land with great authority and power, then all his
subjects obey his will. So we can suppose that he has complete
control over his people.
<4>However, if we consider his prime minister
and a peasant in his kingdom, which one has more freedom of choice
in his life?
<5>Of course the peasant does, because he can
choose where he wants to live, how to spend his day, how to relate
to others, etc. <6>But the prime minister or those who
are closer to the king, have a much smaller choice in these regards.
However, they have more power in the land.
<7>Furthermore, if the king willed some peasant
to do something for him, such a person also loses his choice and has
to follow the will of the king.
<8>Also those who know the will of the great
king and follow it will lose their choices but will receive his
mercy and come to be in his presence.
<9>This is also true between the human and the
Father. Those who come
close to Him lose their choices, because they have to follow His
Will. <10>Those who do not follow His Will have choice but
will not come close to Him. <11>Those whom He chooses to do
His Will, knowingly or unknowingly, will do it, and those who do His
Will, will go unto Him.
<12>As in a land there are laws which all have
to follow and if they do not they will be punished, also there are
Laws in the universe that all have to follow.
<13>So although those who are peasants in His
Kingdom have the choice to choose, their choices are limited. <14>They cannot go against His Laws, but are freer than those
who are closer to Him.
<15>Therefore, those who are close to Him,
follow His Will or are chosen for a task, have their lives
predestined. <16>But those who are neither close to Him, nor
follow His Will, nor are chosen, have choice in their lives, and
their choices shape their progress or otherwise.
is to share God (Satsang)
Greater than prayer is to fulfill someone else's need.
Greater than fasting is to feed someone who is starving!
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