Free Will

By Dr. Sunil Ji Garg on 16-09-2015

I am connected to an online community where people keep asking and replying different kinds of questions and answers to each other. Recently I came across the painful agony of a person who was very disturbed as he was driving a bike along with his friend on his back seat and in a tragic accident his friend lost his life. He was asking people on the forum to help him get rid of the guilt of not taking enough care while driving the bike. I was also one of the respondents to this question and I tried to console the person by telling him the theory of pre-programmed world, as propounded by Sri Bhagvad Gita. I got many further responses asking me regarding why we are asked to act, if everything is already destined to happen, the way it has been conceived by our creator. The philosophical aspects of this debate lead me to learn few things regarding a philosophy called “Free Will”. I thought that it is worthwhile sharing it with you. The concept of “Free Will” talks about asking some basic questions. First one, Do we have the power to act without any constraint of need or fate. The second one, Do we owe the moral responsibility of all our actions, if its results were already pre-destined. Yes/Yes, Yes/No, No/Yes, No/No could be the answers. Some answers may add, things like perhaps, may be etc. Instead of getting into what should be right answers to these questions I shall add these thoughts. 
Our creator made us with our own power of thoughts. We are like a computer program which can create its own programs. I am sure that our race will also create some other world like our own that will have creatures who can create many more things further. This way the system continues. This is happening at multiple places in this cosmos. This continuation may break at some places, but there would be many other places where it will keep happening. The reason why we train our off springs to take our legacy is exactly this one. We also tell them to be a action oriented person, so that this link continues. A wish to continue is something inherent to this kind of programming paradigm that includes 
living as well as non living subsystems. You have the complete “Free Will” to accept or reject these ideas, but I am sure you will also train someone in your lifetime to carry your baton of thoughts and deeds further. 

About The Author

Dr. Sunil Ji Garg

Dr. Sunil Ji Garg, presently Managing Director of Sunmitra Education, Lucknow, is a holistic healer, writer, social activist, scientist and individuality development trainer, who is noted for his commendable contributions in Data-Communication, Software Engineering and Multimedia.