Kismet or Destiny
Is there really a such a thing as Destiny? The
Arabic word for destiny is kismet. It has been
suggested, probably correctly, that Nelson's dying words to Hardy at
Trafalgar were not "Kiss me Hardy", but
Hardy". It seems appropriate for the victor
of the Battle of the Nile. Incidentally in Carola Oman's book
Nelson, his death appears on page 557. And the
prophecy code of 557 raises important
questions about destiny. Of course it is just another chance
event. Or is it? the circumstances in which I discovered this
suggest otherwise....... Some people claim I look for them. I
really haven't got time to look. It is as though some celestial
researcher is doing the searching and just throws me the results, or
causes them to catch my eye. It is a bit like Koestler's story of
Rebecca West and the Library Angel.
- But if there is destiny, is it automatic?
- Are we really nothing more than robots?
- Or, do we have to seek out our true destiny in life?
- Is that a key part of why we are here?
Here are some stories to give cause for thought as to whether there is indeed a
A Tale of Two Kings
Destiny and N739PA
The Death of Princess Diana
All in an April Evening
Kismet and King
And how can there be a
knowledge of the future if it is not destined. See
Meaningful Coincidence and Prophecy. Yet
we also have free will. Does Something know us better than we know
ourselves. Does that Something know what choices we will make.
With most people, prediction of how they will behave with the choices that
really matter is not that difficult. But for now at least -
And for more thought
provoking questions about destiny, see our new site at
www.goddoesexist.lux-aeterna.co.nz. The destiny links are particularly
powerful around the little- known crash of the
New Zealand Airbus A320 at Perpignan on 28th November 2008, the
twenty ninth anniversary of Air New Zealand's worst ever disaster when a
McDonnell Douglas DC10, on a sightseeing flight , flew directly into
Antarctica's highest peak, Mt Erebus. 257 people died in that
impact. And just as with Perpignan, the only recognisable bit of the
plane left was the Air New Zealand koru on the tail.
And who was Erebus, in Greek mythology? The answer is very
relevant to the question of destiny. Is it all intended to make us
think, those of us who still bother anyway? Amended - 10th August