‘Do human beings have free will, or are they subject to destiny? This question has been discussed for thousands of years. It is a mistake to think that all individuals are subject to the same laws. Those who, like the animals, only follow their purely instinctual impulses are inevitably subject to the laws of fate; it is their own nature that creates their fate. Those, on the other hand, who have acquired mastery over their instincts and their passions evade fate and enter the realm of providence, of grace, where they experience light and freedom.
Don’t think that everyone can be free or that everyone has to submit to an inexorable destiny. No, freedom is dependent on each person’s degree of evolution. According to how they think, feel and act, human beings fall into the clutches of fate or draw to themselves the blessings of providence. So in certain spheres they are fettered, subject to destiny, while in others they evade destiny and are free… until the day comes when their freedom will be complete.’