Depending on Fate or Faith

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

There are two types of people. One is called the fatalist who is dependent on destiny and has expectations from fate. If things do not work out he starts accusing his fate, saying that neither destiny nor God wanted the good thing to happen. These thoughts create a negative frame of mind. People with a negative mentality are known as fatalist.

People who connect with a positive mentality are endowed with faith. A person who has shraddha, faith, moves forward in life. The same can be seen in society. In the life of one who is dependent on fate distress and difficulties will always prevail. The person who moves forward with shraddha remains happy in every situation.

Connecting to shraddha does not allow negativity to enter the mind. Shraddha is so powerful that it shuts the door of the mind in the face of negative elements. They cannot enter at all.

So, you have to decide whether you want to become a person endowed with faith or not.

—20 September 2014, Tyagaraj Sports Stadium, Delhi, India