I think many of us have heard of this statement

भाग्यं फलति सर्वत्र, न च विद्या, न च पौरुषं or Bhagyam phalati sarvatra, na cha vidyaa, na cha paurusham

Which basically means that knowledge and masculine courage/being energetic are useless as everything is based on your Bhaagya / Destiny. Is this based on any sacred scripture?

I have heard that you can easily change your long-term destiny by performing some austerities. In fact, even weak and destructive planets can be changed.

Which view is correct according to different scriptures?

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    Markandeya Muni was destined to die at 16. We all know what transpired then and how he was blessed to live even after the Kalpanta Pralaya.
    – Vivikta
    Commented May 20, 2021 at 16:16
  • Does this answer your question? Does praying to God help attain that which is not present in our destiny
    – YDS
    Commented May 20, 2021 at 17:44
  • No these are stories of gods themselves talking and intervening... which never happens in life... unless maybe youre an extreme sadhak of shiva or shakti who has done many many years of sadna
    – R. Kaushik
    Commented May 20, 2021 at 17:54
  • @R.Kaushik Do you require an exact jyotish answer, which tells you what part of destiny you can change and what you can't?
    – Das
    Commented May 22, 2021 at 5:18
  • @Agni Yes please! But it doesn't just have to be from Jyotish shastr... can be from any other text containing Jyotish like Puraan or Tantra sruti
    – R. Kaushik
    Commented May 22, 2021 at 11:05


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