The primary subject with which I have been concerned lately is destiny. In my language, Urdu, it is called “Taqdeer” – which derives from the Arabic word “qadr.” Qadr means “measure.”
Why this etymology? Because words and sounds represent concept – especially the more ancient the word/ phonetic sound, the closer it is to a concept.
Anyhow. Qadr means measure. This is fact #1. I pieced that together with truisms from the world of Physics, Mathematics, and Spiritualism – all of which state that there are fixed formulae and measures for everything. Initially, during my study of scriptures and spiritual sciences, I thought the word “formula” was used figuratively. Just like I’d say, “That model is a gorgeous bomb,” by which, of course, we do not expect her to explode any time.
But no. Formula means FORMULA. A precise, mathematical, physical formula. There is a measure for everything – we know that there are certain physical laws that govern our lives. And our knowledge of these laws will allow us to manipulate those formulae. There is a certain force required to project a rocket away from earth’s gravitational pull. This is a formula… this is a measure… and knowing this measure can change “qadr” for the one who has this knowledge. The more measures we know, the more we are able to manipulate. The more we know, the lesser we do not know. The more we know, the more the “qadr” is in our hands. The more we know, the more we control the formula – the destiny.