Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Left or Right...

“Should I take a left or a right”? I wondered, having gotten myself lost for the n’th time in Pune City. It had started to rain, I needed to decide quickly. That was when a thought came to mind,

“What determines our decisions?” - All our decisions are governed ‘Thought’ (which may manifest itself in from of Rationality or emotion etc.) Our thoughts define us.

“But where do the thoughts come from?” - Science doesnt have an answer yet; Spirituality says that thoughts mainly come from the karmic conditioning – they come from the God.

Coming back, both Left and Right would lead me to different places, different possibilities and perhaps, different outcomes – different destinies.

This, now, brings me to a more fundamental question. “Is destiny Fixed and Pre-determined?” (There is a difference between the two!!) - I admit to being a firm believer in Destiny being Pre determined (otherwise how do we explain the ‘de-ja-vu’ dreams that we keep having from time to time).

So now the question remains “Is destiny Fixed”? The fact that I am free to take a left or a right, and the possibility of a unique outcome in each instance, leads me to believe that destiny is not fixed. A Fixed destiny, further, seems to be repugnant to the Laws of the Universe as it renders important virtues like hard work, nobility, philanthropy meaningless. (If destiny is fixed and non changeable there is no incentive to work hard, stay away from bad habits, help people etc.). Also, a fixed destiny would bore the hell out of the God!! J

So, Destiny isn’t fixed but it’s predetermined. This means that there already exist two unique worlds: one in which I have taken a left, and the other in which I taken a right!! J Worlds with their own unique outcomes and unique ( but predetermined) destinies!! Quantum Physicists call this phenomenon as ‘Alternative Universes’, i.e the Universes that exist parallely with each other. Thus, every decision that we take, creates an alternative universe.

The Bhagwat Gita says that the God is the Sum total of the all the stuff comprising the Universe. On juxtaposing this wisdom with the theory of Alternative universes, it becomes clear God is the Sum total of all the alternative universes…Decisions of ours lead to alternative universes. The alternative universes define the God.

All this leads to a startling conclusion…. God defines us through thought, we define God through Action…. J “Whoa!!” I exclaim, still unsure whether to take a left or to take a right…


  1. God defines us through thought, we define Him through action!
    nice thought!!

  2. manas (mind) always have desire / feelings.
    Buddhi (intelect) always justify / logic
    God (brahman) self , inside us, have the role of judge on conflict.
    what is wrong / right - left / right ?
    who knows, not even god..
    we feel happy / jestify / think / cool...


  3. Vedanta Philosophy tells that there is only one universal consciousness. You, me and the whole universe is our own reflection. Maya creates that illusion. Infact we are God.

    Now above statements are nice to read. But mind has its own limitations.Its like telling a blind man about the sunshine and rainbow. He can hear about it, but if he really want to experience the sunshine & rainbow, he need to develop his vision.

    Our conscious is also like this blind man. We perceive universe with our 5 senses. If something exists beyond it, we can know about it through our 5 senses, but we cannot perceive or experience it. Similarly with limited mind we can know god, but to experience divinity within we need to develop a sixth sense or third eye. In order to develop third eye, an external Guru is required who connects back the link with our inner Guiding light. That is the purpose behind Diksha. Mostly it is through a mantra.

    Reading holy books, philosophies,shastras, Purana etc doesn't help much in realizing our own divine nature. It will mostly confuse us more because of contradictory statements.

    If we keep thinking "Left or right" we would never proceed further. Mind will keep us in fluctuating mode.

    Hence for realizing the divinity within, regular Sadhana is necessary. Because adhyatma is more of experience, than logic.

    What sadhana to do, a Guru only can tell. A guru is a realized soul. A Guru is someone who was in past, at the same stage of evolution as we are. Hence he knows the pitfalls on the path and can guide us through the way.

    So find a Guru, get a sadhana & practice it regularly. This will give results in faster way. Then you will never have a question of "Left or right", you will decide & create your own path.

    Hariom Tat Sat..!

  4. Good Thought UNCLE.........

    But then I wonder why do you have THOUGHTS only when you DRIVE? (previous post result was the result of your driving only)

    This proposition of thinking while driving is risky.

    Simply great........! :)