The Basis to Know Your Destiny

Destiny, Life Path, Life Purpose, Birth Path Number or Prarabhdha

The Destiny, or Life Path or Life Purpose number highlights our purpose within the bigger picture and the greater plan of Life.

The Destiny number is derived by adding all the numbers of our birthday-the date of birth, the month of birth and the year of birth and then reducing it to one single final number.

For example if the date of birth is February 28, 1944 for a given person, we would add the following:

February 28 1944 2 + 2 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 4 + 4 = 30
Reduced to a single digit = 3
Therefore, destiny number of the person is 3

In the Indian tradition, this number is also called the Prarabhdha and it signifies the number, which determines our destiny. Prarabhdha means what has been already earned or ordained. The destiny number is related to our samskaras or karmas - vibration patterns acquired by our actions in past incarnations or previous lives. It allows us little freedom to reap the fruit of our present acts or karmas but much freedom is given availing the fruits of our previous karmas.

Life, according to Indian perception is continuity; it is not a broken mosaic. Death is not the end; it is the beginning of another phase, a change of dress for the soul. Whatever we sow, so shall we reap. There is no escape from the fruits of our actions, our karmas, From one phase of the continuity, the residues of our karmas, whether good or bad, comes as debits or credits to the current phase. Work done in a past life comes easily, work that has not been done before brings challenges and hindrances.

This directs us on our natural life course through which we can easily move. Our past life karma's brings in the rewards and punishments .The friendship or enmity windfalls or accidents are all result of past karmas -its cause cannot be traced in present life. The fruits of karma's performed in this life may create a supporting environment for a person but that is all. The psyche is free to think, expect and desire but destiny only gives the results.

In the Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna says: " Oh, Arjuna, a person is free to perform any kind of action, but there is no freedom in getting the fruits of one's karmas as one wants." In performing actions we should become selfless, we should not be swayed by desires or care about the results, the fruits of our labor. We can go beyond the pleasure or pain by not caring for fruits of our present karmas."

The Destiny number becomes more powerful and predominant the age of 35 when nature number takes a back seat. We have to bow before destiny and start compromising on what we want to have and on what we want to achieve.

Such is the hand of destiny! The wise do their good deeds sincerely and continuously and accept the verdict of destiny calmly and gracefully.