God’s Role In Fate

Does God play a role in assigning karmas in an individual’s life?

If He does then karma can be classified as fate or a predetermined destiny. In that case, our freedom to create events is either restricted or controlled. The divine intervention and direction both in its predestined agenda and in producing consequence discourage an autonomous approach to undertake an action.

But, according to Advaita Vedanta, a school of Hindu studies, only the result or harvest of action is governed by Him based on the merits and demerits of the activity. The outcome of an action may be instant or delayed. This rebound could be anytime during the life span of an individual. Or, for those who believe in reincarnation, the next life can experience the karmic reaction.

As per this theology whereas God is responsible for the selection and the delivery of rewards, the principal responsibility to create an event and executing it lies with an individual.

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