Your fate, said Shri Nathji, is that which God wills for you at any time and at any place.
“Bhaagya ki paribhaashaa kyaa hai? Jo vo jis vakt aapke liye chaahe, vohi aapka Bhaagya hai!”
God could alter His Will if He so desired, at any time.
The Will of God, said Shri Nathji, is its own Master! Man can neither comprehend it, nor go against it. He can only accept it.
It was 1950.Two visitors came to Shri Nathji when he was in his house, Savitri Nivas, at Mussoorie. They waited downstairs in the verandah of his residence while he prepared to meet them. Inside the verandah, there was a photograph of Shri Nathji, portraying him with a pen in hand, writing.
I wonder what he is writing? said one of the visitors.
Probably our fate-kismat, said the other.
I wonder what fate he is prescribing for us, said the first, what if we don’t like it?
Shri Nathji, who had been listening to the conversation, emerged into the verandah, and said:
If you don’t like the fate written down for you, I will scratch it out and write it again!
“Agar pasand naa aayaa to kaat kar dobaaraa likh denge!”
No fate could be inevitable. Divine intervention could bring fresh colour to faded flowers. Such, indeed, was the hope and encouragement Shri Nathji offered to suffering humanity. If an ordinary person were free to write and re-write his own writing, to alter and erase as he pleased, then why would God not have the same freedom to write, alter and erase anything that He had written! Shri Nathji had explained the entire concept of destiny so beautifully and so simply that it gave freedom to those in despair, who had been told that their fate was inevitable
Shri Nathji said: If an astrologer tells you that tomorrow is going to be a bad day for you, then do not fret–because between tomorrow and today there is still the night left!
His exact words in Hindustani were:
“Agar jyotishee aapko kaih de ke kal kaa din aapke liye buraa aane hai to mat ghabraayiye–kyonki abhi kal aur aaj men to raat baaki hai!”