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.