Do you believe in fate or destiny?

India
October 3, 2008 4:40am CST
I believe we create our own destiny but with a little intervention.If we sit around all day than nothing will happen but we cannot plan destiny.Life gives us many options it's upon us to choose the right path and proceed towards it with strong determination.If you know that you are going to die within 3days what you will do.
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• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
I believe in fate and destiny very much. Fate is like somethings we can not change like our parents and family members, is somehow "fix" just before we get into this world. For destiny, i would said we can improve from what we have right now. You are correct where if we sit down for whole day, it will not help anything, but do take note, there also a destiny, just the destiny is not a good one, example, a person who own nothing and achieve noting in life. So better for us to plan well and execute that.
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
3 Oct 08
You might find this dialogue with H.H. Sri Chandrasekara Bharati mahaswami and a disciple useful. http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/articles/The_Riddle_of_Fate_and_Free.htm As for your question, if I knew I was going to die within 3 days, I will just make sure there is nothing materially or monetarily that is needed of me. Emotionally I will just have to make sure that my loved ones are able to bear the pain... it would be impossible, but I have to try. As far as my life is concerned, I would be extremely happy to be leaving for home very soon.
• India
3 Oct 08
Destiny is a predetermined course of events.i find it hard to believe in it.the future is always uncertain. we cannot predict what is about to happen to us in the near future. but whatever happens to us, happens as a result of our own actions.i believe we are the root of our own destiny.it is up to us to make it better or worse.
@know21 (1251)
• United States
3 Oct 08
The cool thing about being a human is the ability to make decisions. The best thing about being an American is the freedom to follow your heart and go for your dreams. Everyone I believe has a special purpose in life. You may never know what that purpose is...you may have already fulfilled it by effecting some stranger by a kind act....even through simple common courtesy. A fated phone call that stops someone from feeling full of despair and alone. Stopping to help a stranger in a car accident. Answering a desperate question from a troubled soul here on this web site. Voting in an election changes lives...contributing to your local school....when you gave to the local food bank....in a million careless ways you could be changing the faith and fate and aiding someone else find their voice or destiny. You never know when or where or how you could touch a life...and make it better. Is it destiny or fate? Is it both? Bad things happen to good people...it isn't fair...is that destiny or fate? Or is it a case of bad times make you stronger for your destiny or fate? Hard question...I guess it does come down to faith or belief...
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
i believe in destiny, because i believe we can get everything that we want, but sometimes, things will not heppen the way we plan it, yes, I do believe in intervention form the higher power. Fate, also plays part.
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
I believe in the saying Destiny's not by chance, its by choice.. if ur question gonna happen and i will pray hard not to, i will apologize to my parents.. i am not open with them.. and i will tell my husband that i love him all my life and even m gone i will still love him..
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
i will try to correct all my mistakes and try to say sorry to the people whom i offended.. hehehe and spend life to the man that i trully loved..