Kayena Vacha Surrender Origin Free Will

Simple analysis  of the operation of Free Will in our Lives, without engaging ourselves about Free Will in philosophical terms, would show we are not free.
When we perform an action, choices presented to us are limited.
We do not have access to ALL options.
We act on the basis of choices presented to us at a given point of time.
Hence we have Free Will as well as we are Limited.

Choices And Life

I studied in a premier college with dual scholarship as I could not afford Higher studies.

I was very active in the Students’ Union and was responsible for three strikes in that premier Institution.

The causes were just, the authorities knew it, though could not admit it openly.

I finished my degree as the first rank holder in the University in major(Philosophy,Psychology and Sociology), only first class in The University in the language(Tamil),and one of the seven second class students who scored in English.

Though the college authorities knew I had created problem, the Chief of the group called me and asked me to continue MA , financial help for boarding, lodging and fees will be taken care of by them, I could not, because my family circumstances warranted that I take up a job.

Hence I had to refuse the offer despite their assurance that they will provide me with a job in the college as a Lecturer(Mind you the salary was good for the post in those days) because I could not wait for two more years to earn.

I took up a job, went out of the city, fell in love for over three years with my friend’s( who was around 48 years) daughter.

As much I wanted to marry her, I did not ask her father.

in my view to marry one;s friend’s daughter was a betrayal of Trust!

I got married and me my friend with my wife.

His daughter and he extended hospitality.

As we were returning Home, my wife told me that she saw Love in my friend’s daughter’s eyes and asked me what the matter was.

I explained her and she admonished me for not having married her and felt sorry for me too!

My wife, whom I loved and love still died in child birth.

I went off my mind for a couple of months, got remarried , begotten grand children.

i had choices,

to opt for higher study and a sinecure job.

to marry the one whom I loved,

to remain unmarried after my beloved wife’s death,

I did not choose any of these options.

On hind sight I wish I could have taken them.

The cost?

Yoga State Can Be Attained Faster Yoga Sutra 1.22

You can not shift the responsibility to God, hold Him responsible nor can you expect Him to atone your Sins, as it were, as in some other Religions.

In Indian Philosophy , Free Will Vs Determinism is dealt with exhaustively.

While it is true that , being a Part of Brahman, The Reality,our individual Self , is not affected by our actions,we are responsible for our action at the Empirical level when and if we do not perform an Action as a Non Action,if we are driven by only our senses.

Such actions beget results , the remnants of the Impressions or the Vaasanas linger and they condition our development.

As Krishna declares in the 14th Chapter of The Bhagavad Gita, Sathva Guna is the result of previous Vaasanas or Impressions, though,

‘There may be innumerable Forms and beings , living and non living;yet Prakriti, Nature is The Mother and I am The Father , The Seed”

(Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14.4)

Ramana Maharishi and Paramahamsa Yogananda
This Sathva drives a Man for Yoga Sadhana.

As I have been mentioning on various occasions, Yoga is not an exercise that can be mastered in 30 days or following some lectures;it is life long spiritual practice.

It takes in most cases, more than a Life time.

If one were to die before attaining Yoga in that birth, he is born , in the next birth, in a Family of Devotional disposition which helps him to continue his attempts at Yoga, thus rendering the attainment of Yoga faster in the present Birth.

( for who question the theory of Rebirth, I shall be posting an Article on this)

Their fore,the dispositions must be there, , the continuous practice must be undertaken.

Then Yoga is achieved faster.

The next is a step less than this.

In some cases, every thing mentioned above might have been followed, yet the Siddhi does not materialize.

The reason is that the Yoga has not been practiced correctly and remnants of Impressions linger.

In such cases , the practitioner attains partial success as the Siddhas.

They have no doubt attained Yoga Siddhi, though of a Lower Order.

This the reason why some Yogis are reborn.

Please read my post” Why some Yogis are reborn?

This level is an average level (Madhyam)