Is everything goes according to destiny?

@mallu30 (463)
India
May 11, 2011 6:52am CST
Destiny has been made complex and fightful according to scriptures. Very bad act of a sort invites severe punishment. It generates fear in the reader. People think. Is it true that if we do a bad deed do we get punishment? How can we see the destiny?
3 responses
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
15 May 11
I think in a combination of free will and destiny, I do not know exactly how it sounds, but it's a kind of middle ground. Do not beat me in the chest that life is just how I decide, but do not underestimate the power of divinity. And the way we think, just that attract positive or negative, positive or negative ... We can choose not to hurt people for example, but we choose not to prolong the suffering caused by them and many other things.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
11 May 11
Destiny is such a sketchy thing. If my life was preplanned to the letter and everything that happened was because of a preplanned destiny, I don't even know if I can handle that. I mean, there is just really no point in living, if everything was supposed to happen in a certain way. If something was set in stone from the moment that I was born. I mean, that's just really kind of depressing, don't you really think? That's no life to live. If something good happens, then its because of something I did. If something blows up in my face, then I'm a moron and I screwed up big time. That's just really all that there is to it. It is because of my actions. Granted, there are going to be some people around be that are completely inept around me, but I consider it an exercise of how well I can do, to really work around that. If people like to believe in destiny, then good for them, I won't begrudge them, but there are certain implications with something being written in stone that I'm not all too comfortable with. I like to have control over my life, both the good and the bad.
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
11 May 11
I believe in destiny, but not in that same Biblical sort of way. If we do a bad deed, we are punished by ourselves. I believe in karma. Many confuse this with some sort of punish/reward system, but it is only the balance of energies.