and there cannot have any freewill from anyone to go against all mighty nature. We are part of nature and we play just the way the nature wants us to perform.
In a previous chapter we have discussed a very important law of nature called the Simultaneity law. This law says that every object, living and nonliving, in nature and therefore in the entire universe, is simultaneously, interactively, and continuously connected to each other for all past, present, and future time. Or in other words nothing is isolated in the universe. Everything in nature is tightly integrated for all time. No object of nature can therefore have any freewill.
Therefore, you and I are also not isolated. We are all integrated together with each other and with the environment. We are dependent on each other and on the nature. Therefore we are not free and cannot do anything freely. This is same as saying we do not have any freewill. This idea is called global destiny. There is a global plan for all of us, caused by this universal force that the simultaneity law generates. We will see later that this global destiny shapes our individual destiny. Thus this simultaneity law and the (global) destiny are synonymous.
Imagine what I could do if I had freewill. I will be able to do anything I want at any moment without thinking about anything, and without any cause. If I think and look for a cause or reason then I do not have freewill. Thinking and looking for a cause or a reason is performed before you act, and therefore is a past time activity. Thus having a reason means past is controlling the future, and therefore no freewill. It will mean what I will do next is based on what I thought in the past. But if I just can do anything at any moment then you will find many people doing random things at random moments, as if everybody is jumping around like monkeys, which we never see in reality. Nature has a perfect and amazing order. Let us examine a case of apparent freewill to illustrate that – what we think as freewill is only an illusion.
Let us say that you believe that you can decide freely to choose to drink coffee or tea. You are sitting on your desk, you pick up your coffee cup and walk the hallway to the coffee room for your cup of coffee. When you go there, you find the coffee pot is empty. So you cannot take coffee now. Instead you decide to take hot water and a tea bag. Thus you have failed to exercise your freewill. This has happened because you are interconnected with other people’s activities in your corporation. We are all sharing our environment in an interactive way and continuously.
You may say, well I will make coffee and then drink. That is correct, but then that is not now; it is sometime later, when the coffee will be ready. The fact is that you failed to drink coffee now. There could be many other scenarios. Suppose you wanted to drink tea, but in the coffee room you found your boss taking coffee, you started talking to her, and to be in tune with her you changed your mind and took black coffee and both leave the coffee room together.
If you analyze any of your activities in details, thoroughly, and carefully you will find that all your activities, depend on your past activities, your present environment, and events at present moment. Things happen in our life so fast, and environment changes so fast, and it appears so natural to us, that we never realize that we are constantly and continuously changing our mind.
But then you can say, well this is not really destiny, things are happening randomly. But that is also wrong; a careful analysis again will show that nothing is happening randomly. The simultaneity law is very powerful and precise. We will show that this law is perfectly deterministic. There are many examples of people with yogic power who can tell you exactly what is going to happen to you within next few minutes. We have discussed some examples of predicting the future perfectly in this chapter and in the chapter on Yogic power.
There are many examples in Veda that shows that even gods do not have freewill and are forced to obey the destiny. Gods were cursed by yogis and they had to incarnate and follow the curse. Actually cursing does not mean freewill also. Nobody has the power to change the destiny. Cursing only means the ability to see the future and pointing out the bad things from there; same is true for blessings. There is a famous statement in Gita verse 4.8 that says millennium after millennium god comes to earth to clean the society. This shows that god is bound by destiny, he is not free.
3. Global Plan
We all know that our solar system has a global plan. Sitting on earth we do not and cannot see this global plan. But as we move away from earth into deep space we begin to see this plan. We first see that sun, and moon are near earth and they are rotating around each other showing that they are integrated together. As we move further away from earth we begin to see all other planets and eventually the entire solar system and how they are working in a beautiful harmony of a global plan, with clearly defined orbits, each one is correctly balanced in their own orbit, yet influencing each other. As we go farther away we begin to see how our solar system is only a part of a much bigger plan involving the galaxy of our universe.
Thus our earth does not have any freedom to move and do something on its own, in the same way the sun and the moon are also not free. No physical object of nature can have any freedom to take any action. As we investigate soul theory, we will find that every physical object also has a soul. Thus all living and nonliving objects are essentially same and cannot have any freedom to escape from the simultaneity law.
If we look at the inside operation of a corporation we will also find a global plan there. Every company is making a product. This product is designed and manufactured by the corporation. Many people are working to make that product happen. The company has a schedule. This schedule has lot of tasks. Each task is assigned to a person. Each such task must start at some specified time and must take some fixed length of time. All tasks must be done according the global design, so that they fit together to create the final product according to its specification. This is nothing but the global plan for the corporation. No one has any freedom to change anything. Why would you change anything? You were involved when the plan was drawn, you have decided how you will work before you started working on it. Thus you cannot have any freedom from the schedule.
In reality, you are happy that you do not have any freedom to choose. Can you imagine how complicated life would be if you had to change your plan everyday every moment in your company? On the other hand when you go to your work at eight o’clock in the morning, you exactly know what you have to do. You just start according to the plan and at the end of the day you will be very happy that you have finished your day’s work properly.
This global plan is not just inside a corporation, it is inside the entire industry. Consider the automobile industry. Imagine how complicated way the simultaneity law is working in this industry. This industry has many automobile companies, like GM, Ford, Toyota etc. Each one of these companies have many manufacturing and design facilities distributed all over the world and yet they are working very smoothly and harmoniously to run the industry. Thus the global plan is real, very practical, and is required for the society. Go another level up and you will see the global plan of the entire economy.
The global plan exists at microscopic level also. Consider an electronic circuit card. You may have seen that, your desk top computer may have such cards inside it. It is about 4 inch by 6 inch card with hundreds or even thousands of components on it. Some are very small, you can barely see them with your naked eyes, and some are quite large. They have different shapes, different sizes, and different colors. Yet they are all working together, simultaneously, and continuously. There is not a single component that is idle or not working in the board. None of them can decide to change its functions, their task is precisely defined and their interfaces are precisely defined also. If any one component decides to change its task or fails to do its job then the entire board will eventually collapse.
The global plan is there for every small object like a human body cell to a very big object like our galaxy. They all have souls, they all communicate with each other continuously and harmoniously. To understand how our souls are working in this global plan, we have to understand the answer to the basic age old question – who am I?
It is not enough to know that you are not your body, or brain, or even your mind. You have to continuously remember that you are your soul. It is also important to know how much powerful your soul is and what it can do and it is doing. We have investigated yogic power in another chapter; you must have then realized that you have the same power too. Anybody can acquire this yogic power. When you have come to this world, you came with your plan, which you will execute in cooperation with all other souls. Your soul is continuously guiding your physical body to do this work, moment by moment. You cannot sit idle, unless it is in the part of your plan. Why would you change? You are not the body, you are the soul, your soul knows the plan, it will guide your body to make the plan work. Just like we work in our corporation, or a component works in a circuit card, your body will do the work in the same way in this society.
|4. Action Reaction Law
In this section we show, using the laws of nature, how we are tied up by our destiny, moment by moment, from our past actions. Thus we are actually living in the past. Anything we do now is determined by our activities in the past. This is a microscopic analysis rather than a global analysis. However, this foundation of microscopic view will help us to understand the global plan for our destiny. Bible says “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”[Bible, Galatians 6:7]. We will see that this statement is valid even at time gaps of milliseconds; we do not have to wait for years to reap the results. This will in turn say that we cannot have freewill; we are guided by our past.
Newton’s Third Law
The action-reaction law or the Newton’s third law is an important law of nature. It can be found in [Serway, p.120] and has been explained in the following way. In an isolated environment, the forces always occur in pairs or that a single isolated force cannot exist. Any one of these two forces can be called the action force, and the other one then can be called the reaction force. The reaction force (F2) is equal in magnitude of the action force (F1) and of opposite in direction and can be written as in (9.1):
The law of conservation (LOC) of mass and energy are two important laws of nature. It has been shown [Das, 2012-1] that this is the only meaningful law of nature; all other laws of physics are either equivalent to or can be derived from this law. The law says that mass and energy cannot be created or destroyed. Thus the sigma of all masses is a constant; the same is true for energy. They can only be transformed or transferred. Thus to produce a car we must use materials and energy from nature. It cannot be created out of nothing. We call LOC as the sigma law.
Time and Action-Reaction
In this subsection we show how laws of nature can be used to prove that the present is defined by the past. That is, the destiny idea follows clearly and in a straight forward way from the action reaction law. This will also prove we cannot have freewill at present moment.
As we have mentioned, this law says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This reaction, according to the law, is supposed to happen instantaneously. But in nature nothing happens like that, everything takes some time. Thus if an action F1 happens at time t, then its reaction F2 will happen at dt time later, where dt is a very small time, can be called observational delay, measurement delay, or reaction time etc. Thus F2 will happen at time t+dt. We know that this F2 will be equal and opposite of F1, thus we can write F2 = – F1. Since we know F1, we thus know F2 also. Thus future is clearly known, this is future because t+dt is future time. Thus the action reaction law clearly states that the destiny is precisely defined and can be found if we know the present. In the Libet’s experiment, described later, we will see that what we do now is the result of a command or action received milliseconds before now. But our sense organs do not sense this command.
The above logic can be applied in the same way to describe the past of any action that happened now at time t. Suppose an action F1 happened at present time t. Then according to action reaction law an action F2 must have happened at t-dt time, and F2 must be equal to – F1. Thus the past F2 is completely known from the present F1. If that was not the case then the action F1 could not have happened. Thus the entire trajectory of all actions is completely planned. In this case also, the logic leads to the equation (9.1).
We have explained all humans are tightly integrated in our world with our simultaneous actions and reactions. This integration is not just in present life, because of reincarnation law we were connected in our past lives also. The past life actions are working in the present life too.
According to simultaneity law for any action there will be more than one reaction at any future time t+dt. So the number of reactions, N in (9.2), will be very large, and the share of any action among all the reactions will be very difficult to find out. But theoretically we understand that, it can be found out, that is, the action reaction law is valid. Thus we must extend our logic from expression (9.1) to expression (9.2) to incorporate the simultaneity law of nature.
Note that at time t+dt many other new reactions will also interfere with the object, beside the reactions originated by F1. Thus all objects must be considered simultaneously to find the total reaction on any object.
It must be understood clearly, that because of simultaneity law I do not create my destiny. My destiny is created by the actions of many people working together, including past life activities with many people. Thus my destiny is tied with the global plan of the society. The notion that I create my destiny, I create my karma, I am independent are not correct and goes against the simultaneity law and reincarnation law of nature. We are not isolated individuals, we are together, and are highly integrated through our activities. Thus it is not my destiny, it is our destiny.
Good and Bad
Since everything is a consequence of a chain of action reaction law beginning from eternity and everything is also simultaneously controlled under a global plan, everything is part of global destiny. We are all working, in a sense helplessly, without any freewill. That is, our hands are tied. Therefore nothing in this world can be good or bad. We are not doing anything, everything is done by nature, and nature is never good or bad.
We never say apple is good and orange is bad or dog is good and cat is bad. Similarly we do not say sun is good and moon is bad, rain is bad and sun shine is good. We have accepted all of them as they are and never try to compare or criticize them. But unfortunately for many reasons we say Mr. X is good and Mr. Y is bad. But that should not be the case, because we are all part of nature, we do not have freewill, we are guided by destiny, which is a job done by nature, and is already preplanned. Thus there cannot exist good or bad people; we are all just different. We have come to this world for certain task assigned by nature and nature is guiding us to do that task, just like robots. How can then someone be good and someone else is bad?
Thus everything is beautiful, youthful, and heavenly. The blue sky, the green garden, moonlit night, soft flowers are all equally good. They all smile, sing, dance and play to die. They do not know pains, they do not cry, they have no worries. The flowers swing in the wind, they smile to fall on the ground. The moonlit night smilingly disappears, so do the billions of stars in the sky as the morning dawns. [Tagore – sokhi bhabona kahare].
5. Modeling Destiny
We have seen the meaning of destiny, how it depends on our past activities, and our ability to predict future or past for short moments. For long term predictions, we will try to create a better understanding of destiny using the above concepts. Using an analytical approach, based on action reaction or sigma law, it will not be possible to predict anything at all. We will see why it is so, however, the approach will prove the existence of predictability. But we will see later in this chapter that using only yogic power yogis can predict future for very long time, and very precisely, including thousands of years in the future for any individual who has not even been born. In India there are such Sanskrit documents, called Vrigu Samhita and Agastha Nadi Samhita, each of which predicts future of about 400,000 people from all over the world.
In the chapter on conservation laws we have derived the model of the universe using a networking or system theory based concepts. Here we extend the action reaction law, which is same as the simultaneity law,
bring in more freedom you lose. Consider the case of searching for a job in a corporation. When you are alone in your home you can imagine that you can take any job in that corporation: you can join marketing, sales, engineering, management etc. You have all options open when you are in your home. But when you go to that corporation you will find that they have only one position open for you, because all other people have taken all other positions. Thus simultaneous actions of all people have reduced your choices. Extending this concept to millions of people, which is equivalent to millions of variables, will produce only one solution for all time. Thus never in our life we will have any freedom of any choices.
We must point out that it is not that the nature is following our model, we are trying to explain how nature maybe working using our qualitative model of simultaneity law. We cannot do anything on our own in any case. If we try, it will disturb all the equations and all variables in (9.8). We must follow what these equations are telling us to do. And in fact we are just doing that every day in our corporate world. We know what exactly we have to do tomorrow in our office. We have our work cut out exactly. In fact life is very easy that way; we do not have to take the trouble of making decisions every day every moment. Following nature is much better than going against it and exerting our influences on the world. We actually cannot, as we will see the situation, in our local view described later. Thus simultaneity law represents the global destiny law. It represents our destiny.
Equation (9.10) says all souls are constantly in touch with each other and constantly talking to us and to you. Whatever you are thinking is because of other souls are communicating with your soul also. We examine this communication fact in unfolding destiny section of this chapter. Everything you do at every moment is planned and not just major events. There is absolutely no freewill anywhere. We have made the plan before our birth and we are here to execute it, just the way we do in our corporate world.
|6. Individual Destiny
Equation (9.8) represents simultaneous action reaction law for the entire universe. We can think that all variables in (9.8) represent physical objects, and they are interacting with each other, using some kind of spring type interfaces among them, as shown by Figure-1.1 in Chapter-1. For all humans, this interface can be quite abstract for us to imagine. If we consider any one person, say A, then we can imagine that A is connected with all other persons and also non-living objects via these springs. Thus if A moves or takes any action then all other persons get affected, similarly when anyone else takes any action then also A gets affected. Thus any action from anyone will affect the entire universe. Philosopher Nietzsche thought it that way also [Mask, p.10].
Conflict Resolution: There is a law of nature that says no two objects can occupy same space at same time. We can call it the space-time problem. That is you cannot bring two glasses at same location at same time. If you force them, then one of the glasses will break to make room for the other, that is, there will be a conflict. This law has an important contribution for all conflict resolution problems. Whenever there is a conflict, you will always be able to find that two objects are trying to occupy same space at same time. For example, one person is trying to do a job and at the same time another person is also trying to do the same job and thus creating a conflict of interests. All conflicts can be prevented from happening if we can design our management system so that such occupation of same place does not happen at same time. This method can be applied to even persons, family, kids, work place, and in all business problems also. For example, when mother asks the kid to do something, at that same time the father should not also ask the kid to do something else. Thus space-time problem is an important philosophy, based on laws of nature, for conflict resolution.
Figure-9.1 shows how a global plan becomes a sequence of events from the point of view of an individual object or human being like A. Here we consider A as a single point in space, the personal space of one person. He is isolated and alone. The right hand side represents progress of time. The global plan generates events sequentially, as represented by the sequence of dots, for every single person. This is
the reactions of every individual will be unique. Following two examples will illustrate how we all play helplessly under the circumstances of sequential events produced by the global plan.
Example – 1
You are in your cubicle working intensely on a programming problem. A test engineer comes to you and knocks your door. You respond and say hello. So far, we see these acts are just equal and opposite reactions. There are no choices, he knocks, and you say Hi.
Test engineer asks which file has voltage limits for the relay number one. You think little bit and try to remember. Again these are all sequential events following exactly the Newton’s action reaction law (9.1). You cannot use any one of your options; you do not have any choices, but to respond correctly. For, you are working on a corporation under a global schedule. You are constrained by the simultaneity law. You tell the file name relay-limits.h in the include directory.
The engineer thanks you and leaves the office. This is a straight forward simple case of sequential events which does not have any known preplan but emanated naturally, sequentially, from the global activity of test plan and product design of the corporation.
Example – 2
Here you are the CEO of a corporation. VP of sales comes to your office and proposes to create a company labor strike, to prevent the disgrace and financial setback that the planned export may cause, if the defective product lot is shipped this week. Both realize the situation, but the CEO authorizes the VP to secretly carryout the labor strike plan.
This is the movie plot of the Oscar wining director Satyajit Ray in his 1974 film Company Limited (Seema Baddha) [Ray]. Here we can see although immoral, illegal, but still agreed upon by the CEO for the greater good of the corporation. The events happened sequentially, but it was part of a preplanned activity of VP, that the CEO had to agree without any options.
The allotted time, the environment at the moment, the characteristics of the person, and the event the nature presents dictate the action that will be taken by the individual. The totality defines the destiny for the individual. There are many such small and large scale real life examples all over the world, in political, religious, and governmental scenarios. We can thus see that morality and immorality, good and bad, are not meaningful. Everything is part of destiny. The differences in interpretations are results of global versus local views of the incident. Only global space time (GST) view can give the universal truth. All local views, that ignore the global view, are always wrong.
We can see that at any moment the person A is feeling only one action from its collective environment. And these actions are coming to A only sequentially. Thus A will always obey the law of action and reaction just like an isolated person. Since actions are coming from the environment, A is only reacting in exactly equal and opposite manner based on his characteristics. These events are happening so fast in milliseconds rate that the person does not even know that he is playing in the hands of nature.
For every human being, if you notice carefully, you will find all interactions with all persons happen sequentially. Events will come to you sequentially just the way depicted in Figure-9.1. That is, never two persons will come to you at same time, and talk to you at same time. Nature never violates the space-time problem. If they do, then you will not be able to hear them, and you will have to tell them to stop, and speak one after another. You have to listen to one person first and then the next person. Thus things never happen simultaneously to any one of us. It is not a violation of simultaneity law. The time factor is always there in equation (9.8) whenever we are focusing on a single point in space around any one of us. We have also discussed in the context of (9.10) that the solutions are unique. This observation allows us to take care of things sequentially. Human mind also cannot do things simultaneously. It performs all actions one after another in sequence. Therefore the way you will act will be sequential also.
Unfolding Destiny: The events will come to you sequentially and you will act accordingly, and also sequentially. That is, at any moment you are responding to only one event with one action. Therefore you will have only one unique reaction corresponding to the action. The events emanating sequentially from the global plan will continuously guide you through your planned destiny. You will have no choices; events will force you to select only one choice defined by your destiny. Thus the guiding factors for our actions are:
7. Libet’s Experiment
Libet has experimentally found out that we get a ready potential signal (RP) in our brain about 550 milliseconds before we take the action. We also get an awareness of wish to act signal (WA) about 200 ms before the actual act. Thus stimulus (RP) is already present before we know the (WA) signal. Therefore, before you know it, your soul has talked to you, and your body will naturally follow it, because you are the soul.
Libet’s this experiment was not completely conclusive because of veto capability [Libet], where the subject could abort the action after becoming aware of the action. Under veto condition his experimental system did not have the capability to record the brain signals. However, under a non-veto condition we find that nature or the soul told us to do something well before we became aware of it and did it.
Thus under this circumstance we can quote the professor “We inescapably live in the objective past so that the objective present and future are completely beyond our awareness and control” [Sobottka, p76]. Note that in Libet’s experiment events were internally generated by the subject, they did not come from external nature. Even under this condition destiny will still prevail. It is hoped that someone in future will repeat the Libet’s experiment with proper design and document the results.
We are constantly in touch with nature, and events are coming from nature, and we are acting accordingly. As we have explained there is no freewill possible here. You just do not act out of nothing. We always act for some reason and our action depends on that reason. The way we act will always be different for different people. We act according to our personal characteristics, which also have been shaped by all the past events and actions.
No two events are same. They happened at two different times, so they are different. They can also happen at two different places and therefore they will be different. Thus you cannot say you would have taken a different action for the same situation. This is because someone else would say the same thing for the actions you have taken in your life events. Since all persons are different, all events are different, all positions and environments are different, and time of occurrences are different then all actions must be different.
Not Fatalistic: Everything in nature is like apples and oranges, and therefore they cannot be compared. Even two apples are different, they have different colors, different shapes and thus they are different. Two electrons are not same. They came from different orbits, or had different quantum numbers. Moreover, as soon as you take an electron out of its orbit it will act differently. Just like, I am completely a different person when I am outside of my home. Thus nobody can be blamed for his actions, because these things are happening according to nature’s spontaneous evolution, and we are part of that.
You may say, I will sit idle and destiny will take care of it. No, that will not happen also. If it is not written for you then you will not be able to sit idle, because you do not have freewill to sit idle. What actions you will take is defined by events in nature and your characteristics. In a corporation you cannot go and sit idle. For, you have made your own plan about your all future activities of the project on which you are working. Thus sitting idle is not in your plan. This schedule of activities was created by all of your project team members, including you, in a planning and design level meeting. You cannot sit idle now. Why would you change your own plan without any reasons?
Things happen in real life in a completely different way than what we can imagine sitting in our office. Our imagination can produce many examples to prove that destiny is false. But our imagination will always fail to explain how and why we all behave the way we do. We will also fail to explain the miraculous events that are happening everywhere, all the time in our world. This is true for all real life reincarnations, yogic powers, and destiny examples that are available abundantly for us to examine. If you carefully monitor events in your daily life, moment by moment, then you will find miracles are happening almost every day in your life. If you document such events carefully, and read them in some future time, then you will identify major miracles of destiny. However, you must be able to analyze everything rationally and carefully.
There is another way of thinking, which is essentially same as above. Destiny says everything happens because of some reason, that is, nothing can happen without a cause. Since this reason happens first, then this reason is dictating your action. Thus you are not acting on your own freewill, you are acting based on your reason, which happened few milliseconds before. These causes and effects, actions and reactions, or reasons etc. are all same thing and they define the destiny. Libet’s experiments show this situation experimentally. There appears an electronic signal inside our brain 550 milliseconds before we act on it. We are continuously performing actions in response to the train of these signal pulses.
We are always in sync with nature, and working whatever nature is telling us to do. These things happen so quickly and so naturally that we never feel that we are forced to obey nature. Billion years of human evolution never makes us feel frustrated with nature. Thus our actions appear quite natural and almost like freewill. However, the analysis in this subsection has shown that everything is guided by the forces of nature, and we are integrated with it, and therefore not free at all.
8. Eternal Recurrence
The German man, Fredric Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900), one of the most influential philosophers of the west in past 150 years, was greatly influenced by Indian studies in his philosophy and works. He is credited with the philosophy of eternal recurrence [Nietzsche, 2001], which says that everything that is happening now has happened many times in the past and will happen many times in the future. That is, destiny is recurrent or history repeats itself. He also believed in exactness of such events. Life is precisely defined and repeated infinitely many times, i.e. eternally recurrent. Eternal recurrence is not just for one human life, it is also for an event, a society etc.
In Bible Ecclesiastes 1:9 we see eternal recurrence “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Note that the last part is the law of conservation, that is, things cannot be created or destroyed.
There is a very interesting example of eternal recurrence of a mother and daughter pair whose hand palm lines were identical. The famous western palmist Chiero has shown them to Mark Twain [NYT]. In this case every action of the girl’s life repeated exactly, even to dates, the action of mother’s life, although twenty years separated them in time. Both had same illnesses at same age, married at same age, had five children, and were a widow at same age. In this case of Chiero, we see repetition of same events, with a gap of twenty years, in the life of two different souls. We show later, the example of Mahabharat as a repetition of Ramayan, is a recognition of the eternal recurrence phenomenon by ancient yogis like Byasdev, the author of Mahabharat and Gita.
Interestingly, PLR (Past Life Regression) sessions with Caroline by Dr. Brian Weiss [Weiss] show that she was able to recognize many past life persons who are physically present in her present life; confirming a repeating process – a group of people interacting life after life. In this section it is shown that theoretically Nietzsche is correct, but it will never happen exactly in reality, for all people at same time. Although at very high level things will remain very similar for all of us. We will come to the exactness part, a little later in this section.
Nietzsche also believed in the simultaneity law. That is, everything in this universe is simultaneously linked and working together [Nietzsche, 1967]. He points out that if any one changes anything anywhere, that change will be propagated everywhere in this universe, which is a natural consequence of the simultaneous interconnection law for all objects, including humans. We have seen that this simultaneity law is the foundation of the destiny theory.
According to Nietzsche this hidden eternal recurrence cannot be seen by ordinary people. Because he says the crowd can only see what exists. Thus he creates an overman [Rivera], who is like a very powerful yogi, like an avatar, who can show people the true nature of eternal recurrence. He also thought that his overman can liberate the humanity from the distress of recurrence. We show that his concept and philosophy of overman is fairly well embedded in the destiny theory of the universe. Using Vedic scriptures of Ramayan and Mahabharat we show, in another chapter, how our life is truly following the eternal recurrence, simultaneity, and overman.
Science of Eternal Recurrence
Take a single sine wave function, which smoothly goes up and then goes down, every fixed time interval, called period. In this wave everything repeats every period, and that is why it is also called periodic function. In particular, its peak high value will repeat every period.
Now, consider two sinusoidal functions of slightly different frequencies. Assume that they start at same time at exact zero phase. After the first period the two waves will have slightly different positions, they will not coincide in amplitude. But after several cycles, depending on their frequency difference, the two waves will meet again at exact same phase. This way the two events will recur exactly and periodically after several distances apart.
If we now take a third signal with slightly different frequency, the situation will be similar again, but this time the gaps between exact recurrences will be longer. We see such similarities happening in Ramayan and Mahabharat stories over a gap of several thousand years. Thus the core reason of recurrence is the periodicity of lives and events in our universe. Since there are billions of periodic events there will be almost zero probability that exact same event will repeat exactly in the same way. At any point in time we will however see many similarities and dissimilarities. Moreover there are periodic events that are completely destructive in nature, which may be quite catastrophic. These events will superimpose over other periodic events to destroy many similarities.
Nature is completely deterministic. There is no probability anywhere. We have seen that the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics is wrong. It has assumptions that are invalid for both nature and engineering. Therefore every single event in nature can be described by an equation. Since an equation also represents a graph, we can see any two points in the graph will be similar, because they are related by an equation. An equation represents similarity.
In the same way, all events in nature are precisely deterministic and therefore can be expressed by a set of simultaneous equations as in (9.8). This equation is written in matrix form by (9.9). This coefficient matrix will also have eigenvalues, some of which can be complex conjugate numbers, which will produce sinusoidal waveforms. Thus equation (9.8) embeds periodicity and hence eternal recurrence. The equation (9.8) also says that any point in time, the vector x will have many components very close to each other and many will be widely different, just like the sinusoidal functions example. Thus by observing the events in nature, taken together, at any time slice, we will always be able to see the similarities, because they were all created by an underlying equation. This similarity is maintained by the equations of nature.
Poincare’s Recurrence Theorem (PRT)
This theorem [Walkden, p.82] is very much like the mathematical equivalent of Nietzsche’s eternal recurrence theory of nature. PRT says that a dynamical system under fairly general conditions will come close to any point in its state space infinitely many times over infinite time interval. If we apply this to nature, it amounts to saying history repeats itself. We see in Mahabharat, things can be fairly close to Ramayan, but many things can be different too. Thus theoretically things can be exactly similar but in real life there will be many differences. Moreover we should remember infinity is nonexistent in nature. Everything has a finite time death process. A star and a galaxy will die eventually.
The PRT theory can be explained using the following hypothetical experimental simulation. Consider a transparent sealed cubic box of one foot side. Assume that we have one microscopic colored particle inside it that is moving randomly everywhere in all directions hitting the walls and coming back to everywhere. Assume that you have one observation probe at any location inside the box. You will find that the particle will hit the probe every now and then, infinitely many times, over infinite time intervals. Thus the hitting event is eternally recurrent.
The mathematical statement of the PRT can be found in [Walkden, p.82]. A short summary can be found in [Das, 2013-2].
Both Nietzsche and Vivekananda [Vivekananda, 1907] said that life will repeat exactly. Their logic is that the universe has finite number of particles. Each object is a combination of such particles, and therefore after some time, the exact same combination will appear again, and the life will repeat exactly.
But the reality is that each particle (root material) has three properties – satta, tamas, and rajas – which can be combined in any proportions to create an object – this is also a part of the Samkhya theory of Vedas, discussed in the soul theory chapter. These three properties are analog properties, not discrete, and continuously vary with time. Such analog combinations will prevent the exact match. Moreover destiny theory also suggests that no two lives of the same soul will ever be identical.
However, the exactness point of Nietzsche is correct. This is a very important concept related to the characteristics of the universe. Since everything in the universe is periodic in nature, the totality of all events must be periodic. Therefore the universe must be periodic also. The entire universe will die and grow again, and will continue repeating the birth-maturity-death process, for eternity.
Gita also says that the universe reincarnates. That is, universe has Brahma day (12 hours) and Brahma night (12 hours), each one is about 4.3 billion years long [G 8:17]. During the night the universe dies and becomes empty. During the day the universe begins to grow again, exactly the same way as it happened in the previous Brahma day. Here is another verse from Gita on rebirth of the universe:
[G 8:19] “Again and again, when Brahma’s day arrives, all living entities come into being, and with the arrival of Brahma’s night they are helplessly annihilated.”
We have discussed in the memory chapter that memory is in the nature and not in our brains. That is why a high level yogi with the power of divine vision (third eye) can see the entire universe and can predict the destiny of any event or object, including humans. The proof of this concept of memory is given by the 800,000 palm leaf booklets in India, called Vrigu and Agysthya Samhitas, which describe precise destiny of that many people, now living in our world. These booklets were written more than 10,000 years back.
This memory is preserved in nature by the law of conservation. So, each time the Brahma day begins, the universe will repeat the exact same destiny of the previous Brahma day. Thus Ramayan will be repeated again and again, and so will Mahabharat, Bible, WW2, 9-11, etc. Thus the universe gets a reset at the beginning of the Brahma day and we all begin the same exact life cycles we had during the previous universe. Thus every 8.6 billion years you will repeat the exact same life, as Nietzsche pointed out. But as we have seen, the exactness will never happen in the same universe, that is, during the same Brahma day.
You may have seen music boxes, shown in the attached figure [Reuge], with rotating cylinders and with many metal pins on its surface. A comb like piano reeds rolls over these pins to create music. Our universe is like such a cylinder with pins representing the objects and the music as their destiny. Half of the cylinder surface (180 degrees) along the axis represents the Brahma night. Just like we are born at different times, slowly grow, stay matured, and then slowly die, the same happens to the stars and galaxies of this universe, slowly and at different times, as per Samkhya.
of the universe. This happens also because nature always reveals the truth to all of us. It is a law of nature too.
Someone physically will come, at certain point in your life, for a short period, for moments, days, months, years, or even for a life time, to take you through a major change in your destiny. This can also happen by an event, instead of a person. You will realize that these are miraculous persons or events when it will happen.
At any point in time, if you analyze your life you will always realize, that everything that happened in the past was necessary to come to this point. All of them, every single moment, had a purpose. Life indeed was planned. If you are not able to see that now, wait for a while, maybe even years and nature will unfold to you the necessity of all the details. There is nothing that is good or bad; they all have purposes for your life.
Entire universe is like a video. Everything that has happened and will happen is vividly and precisely stored as a video in the nature. By law of conservation it will remain forever and will never be distorted or destroyed. That is why we say memory is not in the brain, it is in the nature. By acquiring yogic power you will be able to see this video by yourself. In some occasions, one video episode will appear to you or to someone else as an intuitive image.
Internet may play the role of such a yogic power in the next 50 years, if it continues its present and more advanced paths. Imagine you are 100 years away in future from now. Take an event that happened 50 years in the past, analyze all the videos of the world that is available on the internet for 100 years, you will be able to see the global plan of the universe, our society, for all past, present, and future around that 50 years mark. Someone somewhere and in sometime will always store the real truth in the internet, and you will be able to connect the dots correctly to see the entire truth in real video. A yogi precisely watches that video, within moments, and with much better accuracy and perfect reliability. However, for a yogi the video is in nature.
Those who have watched the TV and News for last several years may have already noticed some truth in the above paragraphs. It is quite possible to give many such examples from such events. However, to avoid controversies we will take few well known books from the western literature and show how they have described the above truth in their stories. They may not believe in destiny or lack of freewill, but they surely know how things happen in real life, because it is their job to analyze human lives and experiences, and present them in the form of novels.
This book [Brunton] is a very good real life example illustrating how destiny unfolds for an individual and matches the way we have summarized it. Here is a British journalist, Paul Brunton, who comes to India in search of Yogis. The book is on his travel experience for that period in his life. We see in the book, how in miraculous way various persons and yogis meet him, predict about his destiny, and guide him to his destiny. He meets many yogis and religious persons who help him to make his thoughts clear to achieve his destiny. He learns firsthand from a yogi that how astrology can be so correct for his past days in the present life. Along the way he observed direct demonstrations of various yogic powers. All paths eventually converged, he finds a yogi as his guru, and achieves his personal yogic experience of Samadhi.
Paul Brunton (1898-1981) wrote his first book – “A search in secret India” in English and published it in 1934 from England, it was an instant success, and has been translated in several languages. Paul wrote – “I circled the country. India took me to her heart and the vanishing remnant of her sages opened many a door for the unfamiliar Westerner” [Brunton, p. 19]. It is interesting to read the thoughts of a western skeptic, slowly how he changes his views, and eventually becomes an Indian yogi.
Paul Brunton goes to meet a very rich Indian in England, at his beautiful home well decorated in Indian and Chinese styles. The two persons had the following conversations that predicted the destiny of Paul [Brunton, p.31].
“Well, I would like to meet such men,” I (Paul) mutter, half to myself. “And I should certainly like to encounter some real Yogis.”
“You shall do so one day, without a doubt,” he (the Indian) assures me.
“How do you know that?” I ask, somewhat startled.
“I knew it that day we first met,” is the astonishing answer. “It came to me as an intuition – does it matter what you call it? – as a message deeply felt but inexplicable by outward evidences. My master taught me how to train this feeling, to develop it. Now, I have learnt to trust it implicitly.”
Eventually Paul comes to India, first in Bombay and then to Madras. In Madras he meets a young Yogi in training, named Brama. They had several meetings over many days, and became very close friends. From him Paul learns in details some yogic postures and methods of body control. Brama demonstrates to Paul stopping of heart beats and breathing. He also learns how a yogi can extend his life beyond the normal years by stopping to breathe. On the last day, Brama said his master appeared to him in his vision and told him about Paul [Brunton, p. 103]:
“Your friend, the sahib, is eager for knowledge. In his last birth he was among us. ‘He followed Yoga practices, but they were not of our school. To-day he has come again to Hindustan, but in a white skin. What he knew then, has now been forgotten; yet he can forget for a while only. Until a master bestows his grace upon him he cannot become aware of this former knowledge. The master’s touch is needed to help him recover that knowledge in this body. Tell him that soon he shall meet a master. Thereafter, light will come to him of its own accord. This is certain. Bid him cease his anxiety. Our land shall not be left by him until this happens. It is the writing of fate that he may not leave us with empty hands.'”
Thus we see how miracles happen, how future is directly predicted by people who come in our lives, and how simultaneity law works for implementing destiny. In the case of Paul, this is not a novel; it is a description of his own real life events.
Another day an author visits Paul’s residence and advises him to go with him to meet Shankara who is not a yogi, but the most religious person of south India. After some long discussions on various subjects, Shankara asked Paul “Promise me that you will not leave South India before you have met the Maharishee.” Paul agreed. Next morning, before dawn, Shankara appeared in Paul’s vision, vividly and clearly, and received his advices. He goes for visiting Maharishee with a disciple of Maharishee. The meeting with Maharishee was quite helpful, promising, but Paul was still interested to continue his search in eastern and northern India.
In northern India, in the holy city of Benaras, a businessman from his hotel took him to Sudhei Babu, an eminent astrologer. Paul was very reluctant to see him, because Paul strongly believed in freewill. But after visiting Sudhei he completely changed his mind. Sudhei Babu was one of the collectors of Vrigu Samhita palm leaf books from the ancient India and Tibet. He had 14 rooms in his house full of such books. Sudhei was also an expert level yogi on Brahma Chinta line of yogic system. He believed such system does not require any guru and you can become a yogi on your own effort.
After sketching Paul’s chart, Sudehi Babu picked up a palm leaf booklet and said –
“This is a chart of the heavens at the time you were born. And these Sanskrit texts explain the meaning of every part of the chart. Now, I shall tell you what the stars declare [Brunton, p. 209].”
Sudhei Babu described seven past events, five of them were broadly correct, and two of them were utterly wrong. A 75% success in an initial test was quite startling for Paul.
Paul wrote – “His fairly correct description of my past forty years on this amazing planet; his almost completely successful effort to show me my mental self – these things silence the criticisms which I have come prepared to utter” [Brunton, p. 210].
The Vrigu Samhita cannot be in error for even 25%; it must be exactly correct. Unless we investigate in details it cannot be described why such errors happen. There may be various reasons.
The author of this book does not believe that astrology is described by the stars. The entire “video of the universe” is stored in nature. The rishi Vrigu had the divine vision to see this video and he documented them in these Sanskrit pages. The stars are used only to find the location and time stamps in this video of the universe. It confirms with the idea that memory is not in our brain, it is in the nature. Anyone with yogic vision will be able to predict life very precisely. Higher the power better will be the visibility. This yogic power for vision can be acquired by anyone and the methods are known to yogis and may even be available in text form.
One day Paul was travelling in his car with his driver, in Western India. On a lonely highway, in an empty countryside, they meet two persons sitting under a tree. Paul stops and his driver enquires about them. One of them was a Yogi and the other one was his disciple. When Paul meets him first, the yogi asks “What do you think of Master Mahasaya?” Paul got completely surprised, how did he know that Paul went to Calcutta and visited Master Mahasaya, the last living disciple of Ramakrishna. The Yogi informs Paul that he will not be able to meet Master Mahasaya again, because he is fighting with his death at this moment. The Yogi advises Paul to immediately go back to the place in Bombay city from where he started his journey. Isn’t this a miracle? A yogi, who knows everything about Paul, popped up out of nowhere, and just to advise him for his destiny. This is how nature reveals the truth to us!
Paul drove back to Bombay, and next day morning received a letter, which was following him for some time and got redirected several times. The letter came from a member from Maharishee’s address, written by a person, whom Paul met at another place. It was an invitation for Paul to go there and join the group of disciples. Paul canceled his all plans in Bombay and started to meet with Maharishee. It is at this place, with the guidance of Maharishee, he achieved his goal, the ability to see one’s own soul.
Miracles happen in every life to bring our destiny in its process of fulfillment. We just fail to recognize it, and evaluate it in its proper perspective. In almost all cases we remain blind, because of strong fear of insecurity created by money, money power, and central bank. In fact this is also destiny; and this is how life is planned in this era. Just like death process in human body progresses, the same way death process of civilization also happens. If you become more sensitive, listen to your soul, keep yourself away from all the distractions, you will be able see all the miracles in your life and the grace of your soul, which is the god inside you.
“The Alchemist” book is written in Portuguese language by a Brazilian author Paulo Coelho [Coelho]. The book is an international bestseller. According to AFP, it has sold more than 30 million copies in 56 different languages, becoming one of the best-selling books in history and setting the Guinness World Record for most translated book by any living author [Wiki-Al].
The book is about a Spanish shepherd boy, who went out in search of a treasure across the Sahara desert to pyramids in Egypt. His destiny led him back to his homeland in Spain to find the real treasure. However, in his long journey to pyramids he discovered another treasure – he has become an alchemist. The story theme has similarities with the stories in the book known as The Arabian Nights which in turn is based on Indian themes [Nights].
This book is a very good example of a western novel that almost exactly matches with the Vedic theories like, soul, yogi, yogic power, reincarnation, destiny etc. as discussed in our book. The Alchemist, the way it is defined in the book, is actually a yogi or a guru with yogic power.
In the story the Spanish boy encounters many people who talked about his destiny and helped him, and even stayed with him and guided him, to realize his destiny. The King of Salem meets the boy. The king had the yogic power of reading the boy’s thoughts. He wrote on the ground the names of the parents of the boy, and the seminary where the boy attended his schooling. He later told the boy to go to the pyramids in Egypt to find his treasure. The King gave him two precious stones to keep.
The boy crossed the strait and came to the port city of Tangier in Africa. There he worked in a crystal shop. The shop owner immediately recognized that the boy has some magical power which improved his number of customers the moment the boy started working. The boy also worked like a Karma Yogi, cleaned all the crystals, created a new showcase and placed outside for greater visibility, introduced serving of tea in crystal glasses, a complete new idea. The boy quickly made enough money and decided to go back to Spain and live again like the shepherd boy. The shop keeper surprised the boy by saying that you are not going to buy sheep. The boy found the two stones again, almost after one year, which reminded about the king and his messages. He changed his mind and decided to go to Egypt.
Thus we see that in every confusing moment and in contradictory thoughts, people and events will interfere and direct you to your correct path of destiny. The destiny is such a powerful guiding force that the path you take is always the correct path. We should always remember that we are never lost; our soul is always guiding us.
On the way the Spanish boy met an Englishman, an Alchemist in training, and who is searching for a real Alchemist, the guru, living in African town Al-Fayoum oasis. In the desert boy did more meditation. In Spain as a shepherd boy he was always in solitary mood, and constantly concentrated on many things. He realized that his sheep can talk and understand the boy. In the desert he realized that he learnt the language of camel. He found the answers to his questions in the silence of the desert. He felt that he learned the language of the world, the universal language of soul. He was in frequent meditation, always listening to his soul. The Englishman asked the boy to locate the real Alchemist in the oasis.
The real Alchemist at Al Fayoum tested the magical power of the boy and decided to take him as a student. Then both left for the pyramid.
On the road they were captured by armed tribesmen. The Alchemist told them that the boy can become wind. The boy stood over top of a sand dune and meditated. A strong wind started, covered the sky with sand dust. Then the boy asked sun to make him wind. The sun asked the boy to pray for the soul of the God and then the boy became wind. At the end of the wind the boy was found at the top of another sand dune. The Alchemist became very happy realizing that he found a real disciple. The boy realized that the soul of the God is his own soul. For generations the Arabs talk about this legendary boy who became wind.
The novel presents a very good theory of how destiny unfolds in our life. However, there is one significant difference, Paulo Coelho believes in freewill, which contradicts destiny theory. If you discard freewill, then the book will change in many thoughts. The major change will be in that – you do not have to pursue your destiny, it will automatically happen to you. We should constantly remember that we are not our body, brain, or mind. We are our souls. Our souls never forget our destiny. We work only according to the directions from our souls. The soul and the simultaneity law will always guide us to satisfy our destiny.
The Spanish boy was a solitary person, listened to his soul all the time, and knew the language of the soul. This allowed him to become a yogi.
Les Miserables (1862) [Hugo] is written by a French author named Victor Hugo (1802-1885), and is written in French language. It has many English translations. It is a very long book, more than 1200 pages, very hard, and difficult to read. But it is worth reading it. The book covers almost every aspect of life in our society – law, justice, jails, poverty, history of France, architecture, sewer system of Paris, politics, philosophy, and religion. The depth and breadth of knowledge covered is astounding. The book is probably the best book of the west and so is the author. You may not find any other such genius in recent history. Victor Hugo is an example of what a Karma and Gyan (knowledge) yogi can be and should be. You become an insignificant person when you read the book. Even today, more than 150 years later, the book is available in many forms, films, musicals, plays, and games [Wiki-Les].
But surprisingly, such a great author did not consider or neglected central bank, money power, and money in his analysis. Just like a human cannot be analyzed without the knowledge of soul, similarly a society cannot be analyzed without the central bank. Just like soul controls every cell of our body, as we have discussed in yogic power chapter, similarly the design of every activity of our society is completely controlled by the central bank.
Victor Hugo did not to provide a solution to the problems he raised, particularly, the poverty and other injustices in the society. Only suggestion he had was education. He thought expanded education system will solve all problems. But we see today education is not only false, there are millions of educated people who are unemployed, underemployed, and in poverty. Entire nations are ruined by money power, irrespective of the education; see the chapter on central bank.
Victor Hugo was familiar with Vedic theories. He traces the origins of Indian Philosophy in France in the following way in his story.
“The modern spirit is the genius of Greece with the genius of India as its vehicle” (p. 1062).
“That is why the torch of Europe, that is to say of civilization, was first borne by Greece, who passed it on to Italy, who handed it on to France” (p. 1061).
The concept of existence of a separate soul from body, and the subsequent reincarnation of the soul, appears to be there in Victor Hugo’s mind.
“Alas! Who are we ourselves? Who am I who now address you? Who are you who are listening to me? And are you very sure that we have done nothing before we were born? The earth is not devoid of resemblance to a jail. Who knows whether man is not a recaptured offender against divine justice? Look closely at life. It is so made, that everywhere we feel the sense of punishment” (p. 847).
Here is something similar to the concept of – our soul is same as the soul of god – and a definition of God.
“At the same time that there is an infinite without us, is there not an infinite within us? Are not these two infinites (what an alarming plural!) superposed, the one upon the other? Is not this second infinite, so to speak, subjacent to the first? Is it not the latter’s mirror, reflection, echo, an abyss which is concentric with another abyss? Is this second infinity intelligent also? Does it think? Does it love? Does it will? If these two infinities are intelligent, each of them has a will principle, and there is an _I_ in the upper infinity as there is an _I_ in the lower infinity. The _I_ below is the soul; the _I_ on high is God” (p. 446).
We remind once again that the simultaneity is a law of nature which says that everything happens because of simultaneous actions and reactions of many people and many events from many different places and over many different time periods. All the books that we are discussing in this section indicate that nature also participates in this law. Thus one author calls it as conspiracy of the universe, and another calls it as synchronized universe.
The story in Les Miserables is based on the real life facts. Victor Hugo mentions many documents to authenticate the reality of the main characters – like Jean Valjean, Javart etc. The book also describes the Battle of Waterloo for more than 45 pages, out of about 1200 pages. In both cases he shows how nature creates miracles in implementing our destiny.
The battle of Waterloo happened, only for one day on 18th of June, 1815, in the village of Waterloo, which is now in Belgium. Here Napoleon, the French Emperor got defeated, and he had to leave France. Victor Hugo very passionately described the battle; you can feel his emotions; he loved both Napoleon and France.
“If it had not rained in the night between the 17th and the 18th of June, 1815, the fate of Europe would have been different. A few drops of water, more or less, decided the downfall of Napoleon. All that Providence required in order to make Waterloo the end of Austerlitz was a little more rain, and a cloud traversing the sky out of season sufficed to make a world crumble” [Hugo, p. 277].
The battle was supposed to start at 6 AM, but because of rain Napoleon could start it at 11:30 AM. By 5 PM the English army was almost defeated [Hugo, p. 296]. At that time the Prussian army arrived in the battle field, and massacred completely the already exhausted French army.
“Had the action been begun two hours earlier, it would have been over at four o’clock, and Blucher [head of Prussian army] would have fallen on the battle won by Napoleon. Such are these immense risks proportioned to an infinite which we cannot comprehend” [Hugo, p.297].
After the fact everybody can analyze the causes in many different ways. But this analysis is nothing but observing and explaining how destiny unfolds. Victor Hugo has described many such events in details and points out to destiny factors. But the rain definitely was a real conspiracy of nature to defeat Napoleon.
The battle of Waterloo has been described as:
“It is Europe against France; it is Petersburg, Berlin, and Vienna against Paris.” (p.307).
Unfortunately Victor Hugo’s history did not consider the Central Bank and the effect of money and money power behind it. The following mainstream video shows how the English King created the European alliance against France to defeat Napoleon. The King agreed [Movie, at 1h:05m] to the demands of Rothschild (a Jew) to give honor and dignity for all Jewish people in exchange of financing against Napoleon. Thus money power against Napoleon was another act of conspiracy by the universe. Incidentally, the name Rothschild has been mentioned once in Les Miserables.
Here are some extracts from the book related to destiny prediction of the main character, Jean Valjean, a convict for 19 years, and released on 1815.
“Early in the month of October, 1815, about an hour before sunset, a man who was travelling on foot entered the little town of D—-The few inhabitants who were at their windows or on their thresholds at the moment stared at this traveller with a sort of uneasiness.” [Hugo, p.60].
On the same day he meets a Bishop, who guides him for his future actions. It is an event of the story that predicts his destiny. However this prediction also has created a chain of action-reaction phenomena for Jean Valjean. The Bishop says:
“Do not forget, never forget, that you have promised to use this money in becoming an honest man”. Jean Valjean, who had no recollection of ever having promised anything, remained speechless. The Bishop had emphasized the words when he uttered them. He resumed with solemnity:– “Jean Valjean, my brother, you no longer belong to evil, but to good. It is your soul that I buy from you; I withdraw it from black thoughts and the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God” (p. 102).
Jean bought a company with that money, invented a process, and made his company internationally famous. Made the town very rich, people were rich also. In 1819 Jean Valjean was asked to become Mayor of the town by the King but he refused. Second time the King tried again in 1820, and people then forced him to accept the position. Thus within four-five years he materialized the prediction of his destiny. Victor Hugo writes:
“We have seen that the country owed much to him; the poor owed him everything; he was so useful and he was so gentle that people had been obliged to honor and respect him. His workmen, in particular, adored him, and he endured this adoration with a sort of melancholy gravity.” (p. 148).
Intertwined in all these paragraphs there is a beautiful love story between Marius and Cosette, worthy of a philosopher believing in Vedic Theory. Their love is very pure, clean, pious, and it will soothe your soul to a very high standard. Victor Hugo is truly a poet there.
You would notice that Jean Valjean, Marius, and Cosette were all solitary persons and listened to their souls.
|Pearl S Buck
The author Pearl S Buck (1892-1973) of the book “The Good Earth” was the first American woman to receive Nobel Prize (1938) in literature. This is a very famous book. Internet will give you anything you want on this author.
This book [Buck] is also a good example of the destiny thesis that is presented in this chapter. Most authors, including P S Buck, may not know or believe in destiny, but they definitely know how things happen in real life. Destiny thesis is the following:
As we have mentioned someone will come to tell you about your destiny. Or something will happen when you will express your own destiny. This is not about action reaction law. This is a distinct message from your soul. In her book, very early on, P S Buck clearly states that in page 48 (in a book of 309 pages).
“He was filled with an angry determination, then, and he said to his heart that he would fill that hole with silver again and again until he had bought from the House of Hwang enough land so that this land would be less than an inch in his sight.” [Buck, Ch6]. And so he (the poor farmer) did in the story.
Another aspect of the destiny theory is the simultaneity law. The universe will conspire with you to make your destiny happen, as stated in The Alchemy book also. You do not have to work for it. Miracles will happen in your life to satisfy your destiny. This story illustrates how it happened.
Wang Lung was pushed by a huge crowd in a very rich man’s very large house. In one room he suddenly encountered a rich man who gave him all his silver, and begged him to spare his life [Buck, Ch14]. In another room, his wife, O-Lan, saw a loosened brick in the wall, she moved the brick, and found large amount of precious jewels [Buck, Ch16]. Eventually they became very rich and were able to buy the House of Hwang, where O-Lan was a slave, before her marriage.
Miracles will also protect your life in crisis period, to make your destiny materialize in future. No one can and do anything all alone. The story says:
For a long period there was no harvest. No food was available in the village where Wang Lung lived. A band of robbers came and robbed and burned many houses, killed their men, took women away, but did not touch Wang Lung’s. Later he found out that, his uncle, whom Wang Lung has given shelter in his home for many years, is a member of those robbers. And then Wang Lung realized, because of his uncle he was protected [Buck, Ch23].
Is The Good Earth book a real life story? Probably it is not. Most novels are created by stringing together a beautiful collection of flowers. Each flower is very real for our life. But the entire garland is rarely real for any life in the real world. We still like the novels because many of the flowers touch our hearts. The Good Earth is no exception.
|10. Predicting Destiny
In many places in India there are thousands of secret books on astrological predictions of all humans of the world. These books were written by ancient yogis of India. Most famous of them are attributed to Vrigu and Agasthya yogis. It is said that Vrigu lived during Dakkha period, which was several thousand years before Ramayan period [Sinha]. Agasthya lived during Ramayan period [Sagar]. Vrigu invented the astrology and used his yogic power to write these predictions.
These books are commonly called Vrigu Samhita and Agasthya Nadi Samhita. They are written in Sanskrit (for Vrigu) and ancient Tamil language (for Agasthya), on palm leaf pages, and are in several volumes. Many original volumes were destroyed during Muslim period. The remaining volumes are scattered all over India. Some centers do not have the original volumes and the readers give false predictions. People from all over the world go there to learn about their destiny.
Each horoscope contains several pages. The pages give details of names of the visitor, his parents, and family members. It describes past, present, and future on many subjects of the visitor. Some of them contain medical histories. They also include past and future incarnations of the visitor. Some predictions are written in question and answer form. The questions are from visitor’s own mind. We have seen such Q&A type predictions from Swami Rama, in yogic power chapter.
For every visitor, a particular page has to be found out. If that page is not found then the horoscope predictions cannot be given. The page is found from one of many ways: (a) date and time of arrival of the visitor (b) birth place, date, and time (c) horoscope chart etc. For Agasthya Samhita thumb prints are used [Oak] to locate the pages. The readers ignore the page if it does not contain their name and date of birth correctly. This shows that the thumb print remain invariant across life cycles. We have seen in past life regression examples that our looks remain invariant too. These are some of the mysteries of nature yet to be identified by modern societies.
Destiny defines everything in our life. So whether a visitor will go to such a Samhita place or his page can be found or not is also part of destiny. In fact everything can be and should be interpreted using destiny concept only. It will be clear from the concept of destiny, eternal recurrence, mathematical logic etc. that predicting the future precisely is quite meaningful, although we cannot tell exactly how this happens. This is because we do not know science behind this yogic vision. As we have shown the science that we study is full of assumptions, is misleading, and erroneous. Following are some well known predictions which were written in these Samhita books.
A four star army general JN Choudhury, visited one of these centers [Singh] where people claim to have some volumes of Vrigu. Choudhury was planning to retire from service. But the pundit’s readings of his pages said he will become chief of army. Eventually things turned out that way and he was selected as chief and was appointed for the war against Pakistan.
A political leader, KM Munshi visited the place [Singh] in 1945. The pundit started reading his horoscope and described his position as a political leader. But the next sentence said he will have to leave now immediately without completing the rest of the predictions. Mr. Munshi’s secretary came and reminded him of his appointment that he must honor now and leave the place. This shows how destiny is confirmed, so many thousand years later at some precise moments, and at such level of details in our life.
In another incident in 2007 Pratibha Patil visited for Vrigu Samhita [Rao] and it was predicted that she will become president of India. Six months later she, an unlikely candidate, became the first woman president to hold that office.
The following prediction will show the level of details included in the Agasthya Nadi Samhita [Oak]; Vrigu Samhita also has similar capability. They mention the visitor’s name, and names of wife, mother, and father, the age of the visitor, number of sons and daughters. Then they describe the birth horoscope signs, position of stars, all written on those ancient pages. They read from the manuscript the education of the visitor, children’s schooling, and the place of work of the visitor. It talked about undue delay in promotion, break in children’s education, wife’s skin disease, car accident, court case. It described past life sins and good deeds and their effects on the present life. It recommends some pilgrimage or prayers to certain places for correcting sins of past life. It should be understood, that no matter what you do or do not do, the destiny cannot be changed. Thus these remedies are stated as part of destiny also. The destiny is not defined using any kind of if-then-else type conditions.
In the western world there was a very famous astrologer and palmist named Cheiro (1866-1936), who predicated many great things about many great historical figures of his time. His predictions appeared in many news papers including New York Times. Chiero has many books on these subjects.
This is what Mark Twain said about Cheiro and can be found at [NYT]: “Cheiro has exposed my character to me with humiliating accuracy. I ought not to confess this accuracy; still I am moved to do so”. Cheiro predicted the date of Queen Victoria’s death, the year and month when King Edward VII would pass away, the grim destiny that awaited the late Czar of Russia, the assassination of King Humbert of Italy, the attempt on the Shah’s life in Paris, and for many others he foretold with equal accuracy the outstanding events of their careers [Ashe].
We do not want to discuss how people do these predictions, whether there is some kind of meaningful methodology or not, all we see is that future can be predicted and not only that, how it will happen is also predictable. We should recognize that there is nothing like “meaningful” in our nature. We cannot understand nature and the yogic power.
As a conjecture it may be said that the location of stars and the astrological calculations only help to identify the place and time of any event. But the detailed description of the actual event can only be described by divine vision obtained by yogic power. Stars do not describe details. Events are already there, stored in nature. A vision is required to see them.
There is a law of nature called simultaneity law. It says we are all simultaneously and interactively connected to each other. This means we are not isolated. If I am not isolated then I cannot be free and therefore I cannot have freewill.
There is a global plan in our society. This plan happened because of the simultaneity law. This plan creates our environment and therefore our destiny also. This plan gives us broad framework in which our individual destiny will materialize.
If you concentrate and meditate you will be able to listen to your soul. Your soul knows the entire universe precisely and exactly. In your life, your soul and the souls of other people will come, predict, and walk you through your destiny.
We always sing along with our soul as our dearest friend. But we never realize that we are obeying a plan, fearlessly, with the closest partner of our life, the soul. He gives us a call in the morning, we start with his idea of the day, in an untiring unwinding way, without even knowing its meaning and purpose; we smile, enjoy, play, and roll the life with Him. We never even recognize who we are playing this game with. Moments come in our life when we realize our soul, we recognize our destiny, and we look up in the sky, the nature, the sun, moon, the earth, and marvel the spectacular game of the global destiny in the heavens. Adapted from – [Tagore, Amar khela jakhon].