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Title: Nothing happens by chance

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2004-02-18 16:54:00


Q. Then a mere thought in brain , a small action or making a choice are all pre programmedor happens for a purpose. But we also hear that humans have free will too. Kindly comment relating both.

Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:Yes, everything we do or think of is destined and pre-arranged due to our past karma. But simultaneously due to the free will given to us by Lord Gauranga, we have the power to change the destiny and what we do and think and to destroy the kuta, bija, aprarabdha and even our prarabdha (mature karmic fruits) at any point of time by the power of devotional service. So we can change our destiny by Bhakti Yoga which is primarily the chanting of the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and the Hare Krishna Mahamantra.