The western philosophy has a very intriguing term lost in their pages, called the Free Will. I was caught on it by the dialogue between the Bruce (not-so) Almighty and God. It is a very deep concept. And Mr. Morgan Freeman (What a name!) assures Bruce that he will not be able to do anything against a peron’s free will. The only way for him to bring about a miracle is to become a miracle himself.
So I was thinking if we have free will or not? I guess we have as much free will as the dried leaves of fall flowing down stream. For I believe that all our actions happen under His Hukam.
And some scientists and philosophers also think that if there is a God who can predict every step of yours, where is the free will?
I decided to go to www.sikhitothemax.com and find some answers. I opened up the search section and found this using English search:
ਬਧਾ ਚਟੀ ਜੋ ਭਰੇ ਨਾ ਗੁਣੁ ਨਾ ਉਪਕਾਰੁ ॥ ਸੇਤੀ ਖੁਸੀ ਸਵਾਰੀਐ ਨਾਨਕ ਕਾਰਜੁ ਸਾਰੁ ॥੩॥
Paying a fine under pressure, does not bring either merit or goodness. That alone is a good deed, O Nanak, which is done by one’s own free will.
So there is something like Free Will. And when is that? When we do something without being under pressure? Without being under influence.. of family, friends, society, lies, alcohol etc.?
And I believe that the only person who is free from it all is God.
So I believe Free Will exists, but it is only for God to command.