13. Question on Quora: Destiny

Question: Are you fulfilling your destiny? If not what is holding you back?

Answer By TDS: Destiny is very vast concept. Hailing from Indian background, I could tell you, destiny is not made in one life. It is accumulation of past life Karmas. So, to realize it in human form, as human form is considered as door to salvation, you got to be very lucky. The importance of human form has been said by Dhan Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Fifth Sikh Guru, in following words:

ਭਈ ਪਰਾਪਤਿ ਮਾਨੁਖ ਦੇਹੁਰੀਆ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਮਿਲਣ ਕੀ ਇਹ ਤੇਰੀ ਬਰੀਆ ॥

(This human body has been given to you. This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe.)

So, what is our destiny? To merge with Lord of universe as per above words. Am I fulfilling it? Well, mergence does not happen at my will. Since my will is sheer ego and ego will keep you distinct from every thing. Like, water droplet if thinks it is unique will never surrender itself for merging in ocean. And ego is something which cannot be vanquished by individual efforts. So, hindrance is ego and every one will some moment will merge into it.

If we are waiting for catastrophe or being gutted into black hole for mergence. Then just to let you know Death Does Not Kill Ego. It just make an individual realize you are nothing. But an individual does not get enough moments to rectify his actions. He repents but in vain.

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