25. What is the difference between destiny and fate?

Destiny is the divine way imposed on mankind by the divine will. And man cannot choose his destiny or change it nor can he go out of its track for it is the irreplaceable will of God. As for fate, it is the inevitable result of the causes and factors created by man himself. The Esoteric puts an end to the controversy of whether or not man is the master of his fate by its famous clause: “Man is free to choose within the limits of his knowledge. This is his fate. But when he is lead beyond his choice outside such limits – is his destiny” Our book “Lectures on the Esoterique – Part II” discusses in depth the difference between fate and destiny, presenting practical life examples.