Destiny - an essential subject
The body is made according to our past karma, and that is called destiny. And our destiny is made according to our actions in the material world. Therefore, our happiness and distress according to the body are already settled up. It is not possible change or improve our destiny by any natural, materialistic way. However, only by becoming Krishna conscious and surrendering to the Lord, one's destiny can change; for only Krishna can change our karma, destiny. If we so desire.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Destiny category. An introduction from his teachings is given below in the following 13 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's teachings
|According to one's destiny, one enjoys allotted happiness and distress, even though one keeps himself in one place. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.32)|
|The laws of nature do not allow a second beyond what one is destined to enjoy. (Bhagavad-gītā 16.11-12)|
|Yamarāja, the great controller of life after death, decides the living entities' destinies in their next lives. He is surely among the most confidential representatives of the Lord. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.5.21)|
|After his birth he (Rudra) began to cry: O destiny maker (Lord Brahma), teacher of the universe, kindly designate my name and place. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.12.8)|
|Ordinarily destiny cannot be checked. Therefore instead of wasting your time for change your economic condition or material destiny, you employ this energy for Kṛṣṇa consciousness. (Conversation, 28 June 1976, Vrndavana)|
|As one is put into distress by destiny, destiny can also put one in a happy situation. Destiny is extremely strong, but one can change destiny if one comes to the platform of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 9.9.33)|
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Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.