Destiny Matters

None possesses his Destiny. Neither Djins nor Humans do.

This statement, made by a Djin from one of my favourite movies, made me ponder. Indeed, what of our Destiny does belong only to us? The Quran declares that everything happening in the world has been prescribed by Allah long before we were sent on Earth. He knows each decision of our, each thought, each action. Only He keeps the real thread of our existence and tears it when the time comes…or earlier, if we don’t follow the path of Destiny right.

Not by chance the phenomena of Destiny and beliefs around it has existed from time immemorial. Any civilization, any culture at any stage of its development, – I suppose dinosaurs are not exceptions too, – has always paid respect to this important notion. The one that determines the life itself. Even if we analyse the word from a linguistic point of view, we will notice how much power this phenomena has: a destinya destination.  And here is another concept from Oriental philosophy is applied: A life is a way.

As our Destiny is a way, it means that all that belongs to us are only our steps along it, dust of difficulties & obstacles we must pass to follow further. This way is determined and there are no two similar ones. We must remember it very well, especially now at times when artificial conditions for living and spiritual growing are created. This way has its own time and environment, depending on the Divine Will. We should never stop too much, following it. As well we should be mute and blind to what’s going on around not to mix up paths and not to find ourselves on somebody’s way. Each Destiny is unique. What a pleasure to pass it to the end and to reach the necessary destination!

Maria KethuProfumo

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11 Responses to Destiny Matters

  1. fulvialuna1 says:

    Credo da sempre che il destino sia una linea stabilita…ognuno di noi pensi da chi o da cosa nel rispetto delle culture, religioni e quant’altro, ma credo anche che abbiamo il potere di variare le modalità con cui attraversarlo, in fondo abbiamo anima, cuore, ragione, e comunque il destino è incontroversibile.
    Abbraccio.

  2. Some deep thoughts here, Maria. I shall be reflecting on them.

  3. I have a lot of time for destiny and fate, to me fate doesn’t determine where you end up but offers you the choices along the way. 🙋🏼

  4. theburningheart says:

    Destiny it’s better to leave to God, and we shouldn’t be concern with it, which in my opinion, not to know our destiny it’s a grace from God to us, imagine living with the certainty of knowing your destiny, knowing well, that even you didn’t like it, you would be unable to change it! 🙂

    • kethuprofumo says:

      Dear Mr. Brigido, you contradict yourself: then why do you practice astrology? Just for fun? Besides there are no unchangeable destinies. Yes, as a birth chart we all get what we deserve, but if we work hard, very hard it changes to the better. Everything changes…Time, Universe, God Himself.

      • theburningheart says:

        Well dear Maria, Astrology it’s a lot more than Horoscopy, and sure you are right about the nature of change.
        Marsilio Ficino’s views of Astrology may have seemed paradoxical to some since in one vein he criticized astrology, mostly judicial or predictive astrology, and on the other he abundantly referred to it. I sort of agree with Ficino, he primarily used the knowledge of the planets to help a person align himself with the positive aspects of his soul.
        There are many things, were a little of knowledge, just it’s not good enough, in my opinion it’s the case with Astrology.
        Pico della Mirandolla, a member of the Platonic Academy and student of Ficino, wrote of man’s potential for divinity in his famous work Oration on the Dignity of Man. Although part of this work was condemned by the church, Pico demonstrates the Renaissance rejection of the medieval Christian concept of man’s weak and sinful nature and taught that man was inherently divine and free to express himself in any way he could. In his book, Pico quotes what he believes God would say to man:

        “We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer. It will be in your power to descend to the lower, brutish forms of life; you will be able, through your own decision, to rise again to the superior orders whose life is divine.”

        And of course it’s for us to choose, but my question is: How many choose the superior order, vs the lower, brutish forms?

        Astrology it’s a great tool for Alchemical transformation, see my post Astrology Spiritual Alchemy January 2010, but as for the knowledge of our destiny to satisfy a mere curiosity?
        I believe it’s wiser to leave it alone in the hands of God, He knows best. 🙂

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