Its been a long time since i blogged about my CoNfUsIoNs. The reasons for it, I am in no mood to explain.

Anyways I had been wondering about my theory of "Life" being an "Illusion" again.... I have Ranted about it over here and here. The latter being more centered around the Ego of the self.

What has kept me busy is the demarcation / the Thin Line between Destiny and Choices.

How much of our life is determined by our destiny and how much of it is self created (by the choices which we make) ????

When I remarked earlier that "Life is just an Illusion...." how right or how wrong was I about it ??? When Swji himself has told that "Man is the Maker of his Own Destiny", then how can I, a mere cOnFuSeD soul, make such a bold remark as that !!!!!

I am just happy now that I didnt take a longer time to realize my mistake :)

What I've come to realize about the Question in hand, the Question about the Destiny and Choices, is that The Choices that we make now, will lead to newer choices in future, which in turn leads to more choices, and so on. What, according to me, can be termed as Destiny is just the choices we face as a result of the choices previously chosen. Thinking about it, the choices in life we face now, are the direct (or indirect) resultant of the choices we would've done earlier in life, or maybe in the past lives. (Considering the fact that I believe in the existence of the past lives and the indestructible nature of the soul)

Further on, I have begun to believe that There exists a very thin line between the outcome of the choices and the destiny. Or maybe we just term the Outcome of the Choices we make, as Destiny (?) . This may be due to the simple fact that we lesser mortals do not understand the complexity at work behind the scenes. The complexities which create the result of an action, in our case the outcome of our choices. Sometimes, these resultants can be sprawled across births, resulting in the current situation.

While talking to a very eminent speaker, to whom I put across this Question, I realised that to understand all the intricacies involved, we need to train the mind in this direction....
So here I go.... in search of the answers ...... again !!


Anonymous said...

A post made me to think rationally. The thin line between "destiny" and "choices" is made thick by the composition of your words and everyone can expose their thinking minds to relate "choices with destiny"

In the end we should believe in destiny and look at making choices(right or wrong) which leads to destiny.

May be we are not in a position to reveal what self destiny is??? until we reach up there once. For that we have to make choices to keep moving ahead and here swji words comes true..

Good one maga !!!

Anonymous said...

So this brings me to a conversation my friend and I were having on Saturday. Destiny may be the fate that God wrote for us to follow, and that we had to follow a certain path and achieve the things that God said we would. (I'm getting a little religious here, but I have a point.) But we can change the destiny we have written for us by making choices. And the choices we make affect us the way we live, and the choices we'll make in the future. But, I think that destiny also includes what we believe in, and how we live our lives. And I guess you could say that the choices we make and the paths we choose in life is our self-written DESTINY.