In the Panchadasi class of Jan 13th, it was explained to us by our respected Swami Advayananda ji, that prarabdha karma can be destroyed thru Yoga, which is a willful activity and that if gnana and Jivan Mukti is in our prarabdha, then we will by nature follow the path of knowledge and reach the stage of Jivan Muktih. I find a little contradiction here. If Jivan Mukti is in our prarabdha, we will automatically be drawn into shastric studies and become wise to attain Jivan Mukti. But supposing, Jivan Mukti is not in our prarabdha and we don't know whether it is or it is not, in that case will our efforts still achieve the desired results, gnana nishta being more powerful than prarabdha? I humbly invite comments from the attending students as well as the acharyas who are moderating this forum.
In Shri Guru Smriti