What Is God’s Role In Our Destiny?
When suffering comes, it’s a natural tendency to start searching for God’s role in such destiny
However, the fact is that God has never done anything whatsoever in this world. God is neither the Creator of this world nor does He run the world. By fact, in whatever we can see and feel in this world, there is not an iota of doership of God in any of it, nor does God meddle at all in anything, no matter what our destiny is.
So, if God has no role in our destiny, then whose role is it?
Who sends misery in our life? Who has shaped such destiny for us?
Whatever happens in this world is a result of Nature’s law – the law of cause and effect! We have made the cause and we are getting its effect. Each one of us is experiencing our own karmas. Whatever misery befalls us today is the result of our own past deeds (karmas).
The law of karma is such that the slightest misery we give to any living being returns to us in the form of misery. And the slightest help we render to any living being returns to us in the form of help at the given time. So, if we want a good destiny, we must, at the least, never hurt any living being at all through our thoughts, words or action. If we understand just this much, we will get the solution to all our worldly problems!
So does God have no role to play then in our life?
Let’s find out through a small illustration…
When it is dark, can we see or know anything that is around us?
And in the presence of light from a bulb?
We can do all our work.
So, can we say, ‘The light did it’?
No, the light has not done anything, but without it, we cannot do anything in the dark.
Just like the bulb provides light in the room, similarly the Soul i.e. God provides light to every living being. God’s role is to do nothing but to give light (knowledge) to every living being.
How we utilize God’s light, is totally upon us. Like in the presence of a bulb’s light, it is upto us whether we use the light to read religious books or to play cards and gamble. Moreover, the light neither rewards us for using it to do good things nor does it punish us for doing bad things, in its presence, isn’t it? Similarly, God does not have to come to design our destiny, it is our own deeds based on which Nature rewards or punishes us.
Another example is, when ‘light’ comes from ‘projector’ onto ‘the screen’, we can see everything, but in darkness, we won’t find any film on the screen. So, the light (God) is there and the pre-recorded film (destiny) is there. If there is no light, there is nothing on the screen.
Everything is because of this light. But light is not doing anything, there’s only presence of light. All other things get activated due to the presence of light. But at the same time, light is not the doer of anything at all. It’s its nature to give light!
Thus, to conclude:
God has no role in giving us pleasure or pain as a part of our destiny. It is due to our own karmas that we experience the destiny, whatever it may be! God only knows and sees everything, while remaining in His permanent bliss. Just by its nature, God gives light!
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