DESTINY - Is It Inviolable? I suppose whatever life granted to one is called Destiny. Whatever route one takes up in life, it is as programmed by Almighty in the womb. Mankind creation is uniform all over the world. For full term baby ten months fixed. But then why the life travels in different directions? Why deaths happens soon or late in innumerable ways? The paths one is going to go or follow, the place and time of one’s life comes to an end, are all pre programmed and stashed or shoved under one’s scalp when he or she just be in the semi-liquid form in the womb . Wherever roads one must go, whatever lifestyle one to adopt is all destined already . One’s thoughts and discrimination may be anything. But its operations or implementation written indelibly invisibly all ready in one’s destiny. The echo of previous janam or janams only determines the future -birth’s destiny says Tamil savant Thiruvalluvar who wrote it in a couplet same thousadns of years ago . In previous birth if it was destined that soul has to commit sins, the remedy for it is written in the succeeding birth. This too was written in Tamil by another savant Ilango. Such “bar-codes” of destiny only rules over the creations. This primordial “belief system” remains imperturpable as rock-solid philosophy in Hinduism. Whatever one wish to happen or not to happen and its sequel or consequences prewritten by invisible rays of destiny. It is said if share of one’s efforts is a quarter, then cooperation of destiny is the rest of three quarters! It looks that is why in Hinduism they say for every happeneing a good time - a ripe time - should arrive. Any rational reason for it -well-nigh impossible to fathom. For one to suffer or rejoice out of an incident and its quantum, nature, time and venue of occurrence all already programmed & destined. Perhaps destiny plays a major role in streamlining one’s Utopian & or quixotic or even bizarre thoughts. During world war II, none had the huge weaponry in it’s arsenal nor stock-pile of arms and resources as much as Hitler. A single day was enough for him to invade and conquer Poland. By mere intimidation, he acquired the Czechoslovakia and without even bombing he could annex France to his empire. If only if he had wished, he could have had the Europe within a week. This could have been a cake walk for him. But then destiny had other ideas for him; it ruled over his arrogance. He had ridiculed Britain when war was in rapid progress- He was reported to have said that Britain is a chicken feed for his mighty ambition and so he had Britain unharmed and chosen to enter and devour huge neighbour nation - the erstwhile Soviet Union. He had ordered his army to march ahead infiltrate into Soviet Union. He was not aware what was behind him; his destiny was smiling enigmatically & a deep grave was being dug up for him there. Harsh weather of freezing winter in soviet union taken a huge toll of his army, while enemy nations - USA & Great Britain - scaled up there war preparedness and resistance against his approaching army. He was not alerted enough in good time of his Wehrmacht exposed to freezing winter and so eventually it lead to his life extinguished at a spot where none could see his dead body. Powerful hands of destiny hastened up his death by “altering the track” which he had strategically planned! One can plan and work forward toward a goal. But to attain or flounder in reaching the goal is in the long hands of destiny. This axiom is significant in hindu philosophy. Hinduism lay emphasis that human life is connected to invisible laws of Almighty through destiny and The Creator alone holds the design of death for every one. One may call it luck or fortune, misfortune or bad time but it is handed out to humans only by destiny. “Oh my god what a deep aspiration/desire I had! What a great anticipation/ expectation I had! All gone to hell!” These whining words are of no use. Destiny can transform overnight a woman beggar into a Queen or cause a mighty king as an indigent - only destiny decides. Lord Rama was ruled by destiny. His beloved Sita too was ruled by Destiny. Kama and Rāthi too were ruled by destiny. Destiny of a besotted hero Kovalan of Chozha Nadu was hidden in the form of Madhavi. Kannakï ‘s destiny was lying in wait at Madurai. The king Pandian Nedunchezhian’s destiny was hidden in an anklet. Alexanders destiny extinguished him at far distant place Babylon. Julius Caesar - an honorable hero - whose destiny impelled him to commit several critical errors of judgment by misreading people and events, leading to his own death and a bloody civil war that consumed his nation. His life extinguished in the hands of his own bosom friend. The death of Napolean too was programmed by destiny and it stored his end in his unquenchable greed. Martin Luther, Lincoln, Edward Kennedy Great souls Assassination too comes to mind. Nearer home, Mahathma Gandhi’s destiny was in the hand-gun held by Nathuram Vinayak Godse A 38-year-old zealot was a member of Hindu Mahasabha, a right-wing party. Godse shot dead Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi at point-blank range as India's most venerated leader emerged from a prayer meeting in the capital,Delhi. why Almighty lets atheists too to live long? Perhaps to make them realise in front of their own eyes that their philosophy of “non existence of God & destiny” dies. In the same breath, I should question myself as to why The Great Designer, lets a few real devotees to live long. That is perhaps to make the skeptical devotees and their bosom friends to realise that their theistic philosophy is not unreal . Almighty has kept the Destiny as a watcg-dog, a monitor, a magic wand, a gadget to work wonders for few and death knell for rest of humanity. It is the divine law of cause & effect by which every thought, word & deed justly return to mankind in this or future life. Man learn to be compassionate, knowing that each experience, good or bad, is the self-created reward of prior expressions of free will!