The Riddle of Fate and Free-Will

Greg Goode goode at DPW.COM
Tue Sep 30 11:25:04 CDT 1997

At 09:49 AM 9/29/97 -0700, Vidyasankar Sundaresan wrote:
>Very pertinent indeed, Charles, for this never-ending question of fate
>and free will. Swami Sivananda explains the advaita viewpoint of prArabdha
>and karma very well. Coming from the mouth of a sannyAsin, it should carry
>weight for at least some members on our list. And it should also come as a
>revelation to many, that such Hindu teachers do not teach a blind fatalism
>that many of them have been accused of.

Yes, even Ramana Maharshi, who has spoken as lucidly as anyone on this topic,
retains a speck of the notion of free will.  Our only freedom he says,
is to/to not look inward and seek the source of the "I" thought.
>I found this page extrememly well-written, for the overview of various
>philosophical views it presents on causality gets right to the point.

Thanks for the URL -- will check it out.

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