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Destiny means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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India history and geographySource: archive.org: Rajatarangini (Ranjit Sitaram Pandit) (history)
Destiny or Providencec is repeatedly referred to by Kalhana.—Everything seemed to happen as if the whole wanted to pursue its way by fits and starts. Human actions projected in every direction by the force of interest, passion or crime appeared to cancel each other or to become lost in nothingness. Perhaps Kalhana’s reason led him toagree with the critical philosophy of Nagarjuna, the Kant of Buddhist Kashmir, when he writes: “To begin with there is nothing, certain it is that hereafter there is nothing, during the interval, by chance, he reacts swiftly to the controlling states of pleasure and pain. Like an actor, without head and feet, having acted his part repeatedly a particular living being disappears behind the screen of existence —nor do we know where he goes”.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Ends with: Fixed Destiny.
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Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter VIII - Invalidation of destiny < [Book II - Mumukshu khanda (mumukshu-vyavahara khanda)]
Chapter LXII - Interpretation of destiny < [Book III - Utpatti khanda (utpatti khanda)]
Chapter IX - Investigation of acts < [Book II - Mumukshu khanda (mumukshu-vyavahara khanda)]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 7.205 < [Section XIV - Consolidation of Conquered Territory]
Verse 7.206-211 < [Section XIV - Consolidation of Conquered Territory]
Verse 8.108 < [Section XVII - After-effects of Giving Evidence]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Beings to be established in the six perfections < [Part 3 - Establishing beings in the six perfections]
III. Definition of the ten powers (bala) according to the Daśabalasūtra < [Part 1 - General questions]
Appendix 6 - The story of Mṛgaśiras < [Chapter XXX - The Characteristics of Prajñā]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 160 < [Chapter 6 - Doctrine of the Spirit (puruṣa) Personality as cause of the world]
Verse 159 < [Chapter 6 - Doctrine of the Spirit (puruṣa) Personality as cause of the world]
Verse 38 < [Chapter 1 - Examination of the Doctrine of Primordial Matter (prakṛti)]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 81 - Destiny is Irresistible < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 106 - Indumatī’s Lamentations on the Loss of Her Child < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 24 - Puṣkala Defeats Damana < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Parables of Rama (by Swami Rama Tirtha)