There are usually two types of people in society. One who completely believes that destiny is everything and life goes as per pre decided destiny. I have heard many elders saying that nothing can be achieved before time and nothing more than luck. In our country this type of people believing in karma, luck, God etc. is more. In the same way, modern people give more importance to intelligence, skills, degree and education and believe that there is nothing like destiny.
“We our own self make fate” Money, fame, success is the result of hard work and sincere efforts only. I have asked college students many times as a professor about success, what do you think are the main principles of success? Mostly I have found only two types of answers, fate-oriented or effort based. I always think that if hard work, skill, intelligence, degree is the key to success or happiness then every man in the world works hard for happiness and success but not everyone has the happiness or success and if destiny is the main reason then from morning to evening or from birth to death than there is no need to do any work. Moreover we need to think about the factors that determine the destiny. What are the factors that shape the destiny? If the fundamental reason of all happiness, peace, success or prosperity is destiny, then destiny becomes a very important subject to research. We all know or the scriptures say that everyone is responsible for their own deeds behind the destiny which means that the hard work or efforts (karma) is also responsible behind the destiny. Thus it is natural to dispute whether destiny is powerful or hard work.
Here I am reminded of a story from Venice, Italy, in which a sailor wrote a word “prayer” on one of the two oars of his boat and “hard-work” on the other. From time to time people ask him why you have written prayer and hard-work on the oars. In reply, he said that when a boat gets stuck in a storm, not only the one who relies on prayer (destiny) can survive, but also in the absence of prayer, it is almost impossible for a person to escape who is only believe in hard work. Just as the use of a single oar to bring a boat ashore safely does not produce the desired results, the use of both oars in the right direction with full discretion can save you from trouble, and both destiny and hard-work are equally important for a happy, peaceful, prosperous and pleasant life. We have to think that how can one of the two pillars of life be important? Is the role of husband important or wife in life? Can this type of struggle ever lead life in the right direction or happiness? Because a person becomes complete only with the acceptance of others. All the elements of nature are incomplete in the absence of each other. Can human beings survive if there are only human beings in the universe and no animals, birds, trees and other living beings? Only balancing approach can give perfect result “An extremist instinct like this or that can never produce the right result. Balance is very important in every aspect of life. Where the two are properly coordinated, a balance is created such as overeating is bad and not eating is also unhealthy, oversleeping is also unhealthy and not sleeping at all is dangerous, too much exercise is dangerous and lack of exercise is also problematic. Thus happiness, peace or success is not possible in any matter of life as long as there is extreme or say lack of balance.
Equilibrium means acceptance of the whole. The importance of everyone must be understood through true intellect, wisdom or discretion. Just as a wife is incomplete without a husband and a husband without a wife or a woman without a man and a man without a woman (hence a great process like creation is made possible by both) so destiny without hard-work and hard-work without destiny is incomplete. Real happiness, success and prosperity in life are possible only through the balance of real efforts and destiny. There is nothing to be gained by being an extremist.
Those who know the basic principles of astrology know that everything from the first half to the seventh half house of astrology is subject to destiny and the importance of hard-work is from the seventh half to the twelfth and the first half. E.g. first house is of own self means how to meet the body (own-self) or to get different vagina is subject to destiny but how to deal with the body is subject to hard-work. The second house is of wealth. The wealth received from father or elder is subject to destiny but according to the twelfth house, how to spend it is subject to our efforts. The third house is of adventure, courage, mother-friend cooperation which is subject to destiny but the eleventh house opposite to it is of income which is subject to hard-work. The fourth house belongs to property, vehicle, agriculture, land which is obtained according to destiny but according to the tenth house it depends on our karma i.e. it is in the possession of hard-work. The fifth house is the ability to acquire a son and education but how much knowledge should we get depends on ninth house of our efforts. The sixth house belongs to our natural disease i.e. to get bile or phlegm is subject to destiny while the eighth house of life is subject to hard-work. In short, how or how much to live is in our hands, how to get the wife as per the seventh half of the house is subject to destiny, but how to live with her, how much happiness to get with her is subject to our sincere efforts. The inclination towards religion and destiny according to the ninth house is also subject to hard-work. It is necessary to understand this with clarity and scope so that all of us who are bound by different chains of destiny and hard-work can understand the justice of God and also understand the basic truth that nothing is possible in life without equilibrium of hard-work and destiny. Holding one and releasing the other never give complete or perfect. Thus the achievement of human body is destiny and the mind is subject to efforts or hard-work. The balance of body and mind can be maintained through the prudent pursuit of intellect. The balance of body and mind is the only means of Dharma, liberation that is salvation. In short, whether it is body, mind, life or success, it all depends on balanced thinking. That is, it is advisable to move towards becoming powerful through a combination of destiny and hard-work in view of the fact that nothing is possible without balancing approach of life. Equilibrium is the ultimate tool for achieving anything complete.