Is everything good or bad that happens to us is because of our fate?

Asked By: hurtedbaby 18-21  37 minutes ago

Posted by Me Oct 8th, 2013 at 3:43AM

Our fate is good: we are all born in the love of God.
Evil is only absence of this knowledge.
God is good. His innumerable worlds are good. All happenings on earth and in heaven are good. No one and nothing can turn this good into evil.
Yes, in the absence of this eternal and universal knowledge, we conclude that this thing or that thing is evil. We call evil as satan, we try to destroy him, and we fail, and we keep on wondering why God makes satan more powerful than man.
We believe God, we believe satan, we still have no knowledge, hence we deny all at seeing that the world is governed by some blind fate or by the crazy nature.
We need to get true knowledge about light. When we understand light we will understand darkness. Otherwise, our life will continue in the desperate struggle against darkness. If light really exists, we will think of how to use it for removal of darkness at inconvenient time and place.
We are always happy with the existence of light.

(Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 244)


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 Abdul-Baha says:

 “Fate is of two kinds: one is decreed, and the other is conditional or impending. The decreed fate is that which cannot change or be altered, and conditional fate is that which may occur. So, for this lamp, the decreed fate is that the oil burns and will be consumed; therefore, its eventual extinction is a decree which it is impossible to alter or to change because it is a decreed fate. In the same way, in the body of man a power of life has been created, and as soon as it is destroyed and ended, the body will certainly be decomposed, so when the oil in this lamp is burnt and finished, the lamp will undoubtedly become extinguished.

But conditional fate may be likened to this: while there is still oil, a violent wind blows on the lamp, which extinguishes it. This is a conditional fate. It is wise to avoid it, to protect oneself from it, to be cautious and circumspect. But the decreed fate, which is like the finishing of the oil in the lamp, cannot be altered, changed nor delayed. It must happen; it is inevitable that the lamp will become extinguished.”


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