Tuesday, 01 April 2014
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Are you familiar with the sanskrit word/term "karmagati"? It appears to translate as "course of fate", and is represented in sanskrit as - कर्मगति
I'm very curious as to the etymology of this word.. I always understood that the western concept of "fate" or "destiny" didn't exist as such in eastern thought.. That the eastern "equivalent" of these concepts was karma itself.. So it would seem that "karmagati" is better defined as the course of cause and effect.. Any thoughts on this subject would be greatly appreciated..

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8 years ago
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That word is composed of

गति gati: movement, reason, mode, path

कर्म karma: action, work

This has nothing to do with "fate" or "destiny." Nevertheless, one would have to look at how and where the word is used to understand its context.

In Hindu philosophy, fate and destiny both have a conceptual basis, but they are understood as the end result of the course of one's actions. All of us have a fate, a destiny, that we are crafting in each moment. What is happening to us now is the outcome of our previous actions. So right now you are experiencing the destiny you put in motion previously.

That western notion of having a "predetermined fate" determined by some outside entity (whoever that might be) is just a foolish theory that has no basis in anything. Not even the Western scriptures support such a thing.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

8 years ago
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#6311
Accepted Answer
That word is composed of

गति gati: movement, reason, mode, path

कर्म karma: action, work

This has nothing to do with "fate" or "destiny." Nevertheless, one would have to look at how and where the word is used to understand its context.

In Hindu philosophy, fate and destiny both have a conceptual basis, but they are understood as the end result of the course of one's actions. All of us have a fate, a destiny, that we are crafting in each moment. What is happening to us now is the outcome of our previous actions. So right now you are experiencing the destiny you put in motion previously.

That western notion of having a "predetermined fate" determined by some outside entity (whoever that might be) is just a foolish theory that has no basis in anything. Not even the Western scriptures support such a thing.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

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