The Role of Free Will in Personal Development: Understanding the Limits of Divine Intervention
Updated: May 2
A common question among those who practice Raja Yoga meditation for a long time and still struggle with certain habits or commit sins punishable by law. The question being asked is why Paramathma, or God, has not made them a perfect gentleman all these years.
To address this question, it's important to understand the concept of free will. God teaches us what is right and what is wrong, but it's up to us to choose our actions. For example, if someone has the habit of lying, God may teach that lying is a sin. However, if the individual continues to justify their lies and believes that they don't harm anyone in a significant way, they are exercising their free will to continue with that habit.
God does not intervene in our free will because it's a fundamental aspect of our existence. We are given the freedom to choose our actions and live with the consequences, whether positive or negative. The law of the universe is designed in such a way that for all the good we do, we receive good things in return, and for all the sins we commit, we suffer the consequences.
This principle applies to all aspects of life, including lust, anger, family bondage, ego, and greed. God teaches us what is right and wrong, but it's up to us to choose our actions and accept the consequences that come with them.
Therefore, it's not appropriate to blame God for our actions or lack of progress in personal development. Instead, it's important to take responsibility for our actions and strive to make positive changes in our lives. By doing so, we can align ourselves with the teachings of God and live a more fulfilling life.
In summary, the concept of free will is fundamental to our existence, and God does not intervene in our choices. We are responsible for our actions and must accept the consequences that come with them. It's up to us to make positive changes in our lives and strive to align ourselves with the teachings of God.