Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gurudev, if everything is predestined, then what is the use of action, or free will?

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
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 the right choices and act in a righteous way. Where you cannot use your Viveka, then there are prescribed ways for doing certain things. Life is a combination of both destiny and free will. Some of it is written (predestined), but you also have been given the freedom to choose the way you act.

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