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Why is the knowledge of God and destiny the supreme knowledge?
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: The Age of Ignorance is Over
Closer to the concept of which religion, faith, or school of thought is God, whom the author has promised to reveal? Is God beyond normal perception? Do prayer, virtuous deeds, paranormal powers, austerity, and penance have any role in the realisation of God? What does the author, Vivake Pathak, request the reader to do for knowing God? Why will the author prove in the book that whatever happens is predestined and unchangeable? What illusion do you have in reference to your decision making? What does the author promise to discuss in reference to the prediction of the future? What debate have people been having on the relation between God and destiny? How does the author intend to end this debate? What task does the author wish to accomplish through God and Destiny?
PART 2: THE FUTURE IS PREDESTINED AND UNCHANGEABLE
Chapter 2: The Reach of Destiny
What is the domain of destiny? Which phenomena of the universe lie within the domain of destiny? Which beings of the universe are subject to destiny? Which instants or portions of the future lie within the ambit of destiny? Which aspects of our lives are predestined? Are our future successes, failures, relations, thoughts, feelings, ideas, and so on predestined and unchangeable? When was the future predestined? Can any change be introduced in the predestined programme of the future? Can a person change her future with her hard work, perseverance, discipline, and so on? What is the similarity between the past and the future?
Chapter 3: You Cannot Change Your Future
How do we make decisions? What are the factors that take part in the decision-making process? What factors decide the outcome of a decision-making process? Do we have free will? Is our freedom in terms of our decision-making and therefore of having control over our future real or illusory? Are our decisions predestined or not? How?
How are our present works and actions predestined? How is the future of a person to the extent it depends on his decisions and his works predestined and unchangeable? Do you have any authority to change your future from its predestined course? Were the decisions you took in the past changeable? Could your present have been something other than it is today?
Chapter 4: Nothing Will Ever Happen Beyond Destiny 1
How is all that has to happen in the future predestined and unchangeable? Is our present predestined? Was all that happened in the past predetermined and unchangeable? How is all that happens predestined and unchangeable? How can we compare the happenings of the universe with the running of a movie? If the universe once again has the same identity as it had on the first instant of the twentieth century, will all the events that happened in the twentieth century, such as World War I & II, happen again? Can any change be brought about in the future from what is predestined? Why? How can the abstract phenomena related to living beings, such as plans, feelings, and dreams, be predestined?
Chapter 5: Nothing Will Ever Happen Beyond Destiny 2
Besides answering most of the questions answered in the previous chapter at a higher level, this chapter answers the following question too: How can we say that to change the future is as impossible as it is to change the past?
Chapter 6: Prediction of the Future
What is the main reason people want to know their future? Does any phenomenon of the universe occur at random? What is the information we need to predict the future of something? What do we need to know to predict all that has to occur in the universe in the future? Can we determine the identity that the universe has at any instant? Do we know all the laws of nature? What are our limitations in the complete and exact prediction of future of the universe? Why can we not predict the future of a person completely and exactly?
Chapter 7: Destiny and You
Why is the risk that dissemination of the knowledge of destiny will make people lazy and idle unfounded? How will knowing that future is predestined and unchangeable promote mental peace in people?
PART 3: IT IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO KNOW GOD
Chapter 8: At the Doorstep of the Kingdom of God
Of which religion, faith, gender, social status, or character should you be to receive the knowledge of God? Do you need to perform any rituals or undergo any austerity or penance to know God? Should you perform meditation or yoag1 to receive the supreme knowledge? What does the author ask you to do to know God?
Chapter 9: The Concept of God
How can the question, what is God? be complete and meaningful? What are you expected to know about God when you use ‘God’? What are the main things the major theistic religions of the world—Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism—say about God respectively?
In which religions God is considered almighty, creator, master of destiny, good, and just respectively? In which religions humans are considered to possess free will? In which religions God is considered to control all that happens, including the events of human life? In which religions everything is equated with God? In which religions God is believed to promote goodness and morality and in which religions he is considered indifferent to virtue and sin? In which religions God is considered loving and in which religions he is believed to be without any feelings?
What is the major similarity among the key beliefs of the main theistic religions? How can we say that all the religions have believed in the same God? What is the best way to comprehend the general concept of God in short? What are the epithets added to God by the majority of theists of the world? What do the vast differences in the beliefs of main theistic religions indicate?
Chapter 10: God Had Never Been Known to Anyone
How do different theists answer the question, what is God? How can we say that God had never been known to anyone? How is all that had ever been said and written about God hypothetical?
Chapter 11: Preparing You to Know God
If God had never been known to anyone, why and how did people start to imagine his existence? How did the concept of God develop after that? Why did any person ever claim knowing him; realising him; being close to him or in contact with him; or being his relative, representative, or messenger? How did the codes of conducts for the realisation of God come into existence?
Is the belief true that our holy books (Avesta, Bible, Qur’an, Geetha, Lun-yü, and so on) contain the orders, words, and will of God? How did this belief originate? How did our key religious books come into existence? What do these books actually contain?
If nobody knew God, how were the epithets that are commonly believed to be describing God, such as ‘almighty’, ‘creator’, ‘eternal’, ‘first cause’, and ‘all-good’ added to him? Why did people living in different parts of the world ascribe God with almost the same attributes? Which one is the nuclear, indispensible, or fundamental epithet of God? Why was God imparted a human-like image? Why was God assigned masculine gender? What was the role of people who claimed knowing God in the formation and growth of beliefs about him? How did the curiosity of people about the nature contribute to the development of the concept of God?
Chapter 12: Identification
What is the problem of using all that has been said and written about God as his identification in his search? Why must God be eternal if he governs the nature? Why can God not be termed all-loving if he is almighty? What is the most reliable identification of God? What is God?
Chapter 13: Why Can Any Other Being Not Be God?
What is the gender of God: feminine, masculine, or neuter? Why have many people considered the universe God? Why must God be something incorporeal? Why can the universe not be God? Why can any human, including Buddh2, Jesus, Krishn3, or Ram, not be God? Why did people who claimed knowing God and those who used the concept of God for their business promote the belief of God being good? Why can God not be termed good if he is almighty? Why can God not be anything other than the one revealed in the previous chapter?
Chapter 14: Attributes of God
Which of the following epithets, most commonly added to God by the theists, describe him correctly and which are absurd to be added to him: ‘almighty’, ‘omnipotent’, ‘supreme being’, ‘one who governs the nature’, ‘ruler of the universe’, ‘one who decides the destiny’, ‘creator’, ‘eternal’, ‘incorporeal’, ‘first cause’, ‘limitless’, ‘omnipresent’, ‘omniscient’, ‘all-good’, ‘all-loving’, ‘kind’, and ‘just’? Why? How are space and universe related to God? What are the true attributes of God?
Chapter 15: God and Religion
What are primary and secondary religious beliefs? Can any person, including Buddh2, Confucius, Guru Nanak, Jesus, Krishn3, and Ram, be a messenger, representative, relative, embodiment or incarnation of God? Can anyone see, hear, or talk to God? Were any of our religious books dictated by God? Can any human be God?
What is correct or incorrect of the themes of what eight major theistic religions of the world say about God—especially in their key religious books: Avesta, Tao-te Ching, Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Bible, Qur’an, Geetha, and Lun-yü—respectively? Is God responsible for human actions? Does God play any role in the events related to human lives? Can God become happy or angry with anyone? What authority does God have over the happenings of the universe? Does God play any physical role in the universe? Does God change with time?
What are the real purposes of the formulation of the religious codes of conducts, such as those related to prayer, desirelessness, and virtuous deeds? Can following the religious codes of conducts help a person in realisation of God? Is anyone loveable to God based on her good deeds or character? Who is responsible for anyone’s good or evil deeds? What relevance are theistic religions left with after the revelation of God, their central theme? How will the revelation of God affect the association between culture and religion?
PART 4: SUMMARY
Chapter 16: God Is Almighty
What is God? What is the main role of God? What are the key epithets of God? Which happenings of the universe lie within the ambit of destiny? How is God related to destiny? How much control does God have on the universe; on the nature and destiny of people; and on the events of human life?
PART A: THE SCIENTIFIC PROOF
Appendix A: Introduction
Can something that is predestined be changeable? Is it proper to use ‘unchangeable’ along with ‘predestined’ in the statement of the theorem of destiny, ‘Future is predestined and unchangeable’? What is the most precise as well as correct statement of the theorem of destiny?
Appendix B: Scientific Proof of the Theorem of Destiny
What are mave, parton, and partino? How is the universe related to a partino? How can any corporeal thing be defined in terms of partinos? What is identity? How can we define the identities of a partino, any corporeal thing, and the universe respectively? How can the happening that take place in the universe at any instant or in any timespan be defined in terms of identity? What is a transferable reference frame? What is the need of a transferable reference frame? What is a predefined transferable reference frame?
What is principle of experiment? How does the principle of experiment lead to the conclusion that whatever has to happen in the universe in the future is predestined and unchangeable?
Appendix C: Explanation Demanded on the Basis of the Principle of Indeterminacy
How do people object to the definiteness of the corporeal world and predestinedness of the future on the basis of the born’s physical interpretation of Ψ and the principle of indeterminacy? Is born’s physical interpretation of Ψ against the definiteness of the position and momentum of a particle at any instant? Why?
What is the actual statement of the principle of indeterminacy? Does the actual statement of principle of indeterminacy object to the definiteness of the position and momentum of a particle at any instant? What is the physical significance of the principle of indeterminacy? How is the principle of indeterminacy being misinterpreted and misused? What is the principle of unavoidable errors? What are the quantities governed by the principle of unavoidable errors? Does the principle of unavoidable errors object to the definiteness of the position and momentum of a particle at any instant?
Why can the principle of indeterminacy or any of the physical laws related to it not be a basis for objection to the definiteness of the identity of the universe or anything contained in it at any instant? Why is it invalid to object to the predestinedness of the future on the basis of the principle of indeterminacy or any physical law related to it?
Appendix D: Prediction of The Future and the Principle of Unavoidable Errors
How does the principle of unavoidable errors pose an ultimate limit to the accuracy with which the future can be predicted?
PART B: THE AUTHOR
Appendix E: How Did I Find God?
How independently did the author have the findings he has presented in God and destiny? What similarity and dissimilarity did he find in the definition of God and the point of view of great scientists Stephen Hawking and Steven Weinberg about God? Who is the first person to know God?
How did Vivake Pathak find that the decision a person makes in any situation is predestined and unchangeable? How did this finding convince him that whatever happens in the universe is predestined and unchangeable? How did his realisation of the absolute predestinedness of the future lead him to the realisation of God? How was he convinced that what he has come to know is God and nothing else?
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