I saw an article on BBC “Physics suggests that the future is already set in stone” which suggests future is set, Everything is written; your life is not under your control.
This is funny because we as Hindus have always believed in this and since ages we are following Kundali ( a birth chart in English. It is a map of the sky as seen at the time of birth. It is the basis of predicting future in astrology.)
Science and West has always made fun of hindu culture; whether it’s about how we treat cows or how we believe in other few things which are yet to be discovered.
I believe science itself need to discover a lot and things what we see today is just a part of our past. For an instance; Science suggests before 8,700 BCE we were living in stone age, i.e we didn’t have access to technologies but if we look at some ancient structures; it suggests the other way.
This also reminds me of todays Pandemic, which I believe isn’t new, We had faced this or similar pandemic many times before, which makes me look inside Hindu’s culture more.
If anybody dies in Hindus; they have a system of quarantine for 13 days, their family is called untouchable for 13 days. The one who performs all rituals have to stay away and eat food without salt ( Science should show some interest in this “why food without salt?” )
This shows there is a lot to learn from our old cultures, Things what we see in our culture may not be superstition, It must have some resemblance with our past, though those teachings have lost a long back and we are just following them without much logic.
How can our future be predefined?
Our future can be predefined if we are a part of a system, every system has a predefined beginning and the end. At times I strongly believe we are not a part of nature but something that is designed by some aliens.