Try as hard as you may Figure out you cannot Why things happen The way they do Who'll carry the cross Who the laurel wreath Sorry, Wayne Dyer, You cannot pull Your own strings Pulled as they are By God himself Submit to this mystery And do not complain Everything that happens Is what is … Continue reading Who Pulls Our Strings?
Why should your occupation or duties in life interfere with your spiritual effort? For instance, there is a difference between your activities at home and in the office. In your office activities you are detached and so long as you do your duty you do not care what happens or whether it results in gain … Continue reading How To Live in the World – Ramana Maharshi’s Advice
via https://marvinedwards.me/2019/03/08/free-will-whats-wrong-and-how-to-fix-it/ The author of this "Pressed" post, Marvin Edwards, makes a very good case that free will defined and conceived meaningfully does exist.
Sam Harris on Free Will https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAnlBW5INYg Free Will Is A Myth - GP Walsh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yns7PEAS4W8 "The myth of free will" - Suzan Blackmore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkjvWzJ2e3Q Is Free Will A Myth Or A Fact? - Robert Scheinfeld https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8qJDkJbnG8 The Myth Of Free Will – Kerin Webb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqsyu4rNvV8
Swami Sarvapriyananda's excellent lecture on "Do we have free will?" is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzbyeU3dK4g
The Ordainer controls the fate of souls in accordance with their past deeds. Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try how hard you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to stop it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent. (Source: https://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/ramana-maharshi/at-arunachala/) Questioner: “Are … Continue reading Ramana Maharshi on Free Will and Destiny
Karma, or destiny, is an expression of a beneficial law: the universal trend towards balance, harmony and unity. At every moment, whatever happens now, is for the best. It may appear painful and ugly, a suffering bitter and meaningless, yet considering the past and the future it is for the best, as the only way … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Karma or Destiny