in my view, absolutely no, otherwise why would we have the terms manmukh and gurmukh? there is a choice, it is up to us to align ourselves with the choice of truth, or the choice of untruth, for the record, the choice of untruth is always more fun, in the short term anywayIF YES, Then -
1. then 1984 sikh riot was also according to his hukam. ?
2. Rapes of Girls is also his hukam. ?
3. Declining of Sikh religion is also his Hukam. ?
4. Terrorist attacks part of his hukam ?
That's called perspective.These are the hardest questions that scholars and saints have been grappling with for millennia. Sikhs have been doing the same from the beginning of Sikhi, I suppose, except maybe for the Gurus themselves who do know the answer.
For my own sanity, I must believe that all is Hukam of Waheguru. My only explanation of these evils is that we are very small creatures of severely limited vision; perhaps if we could see the Grand Design as a whole and examine how it all fits together, we could comprehend it.
I know from experience that we can grow strong from painful occurrences in our lives. As Nietzsche said, "What does not kill me makes me stronger.."[Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker.] (I give the original German because this sentence is usually mistranslated. )
I know that's a lousy answer, but it's the best I can do.
Ur using too much logic.and no i do not believe that everything is pre-planned.
do you mean absolute things like gravity, or the order of the of the world?As of my current Understanding, I believe in :-
ਇਹੁ ਜਗੁ ਸਚੈ ਕੀ ਹੈ ਕੋਠੜੀ ਸਚੇ ਕਾ ਵਿਚਿ ਵਾਸੁ,
My understanding is This House ( World ) is made by God..... But now whoever makes a house..... the owner..... He also MAkes some rules of the house that you need to follow..... These rules.... these laws of nature..... I believe That these are the hukam. THe Order. The Rules made by God after making this house ........
This is my current understanding.... Open for discussions.
We rarely, if ever, have any control over the situations we find ourselves in; our control exists only in our own thoughts, actions, and most importantly, attitude. Viktor Frankl wrote extensively on this. He wasn't Sikh, but he was an Auschwitz survivor, so he knew a lot about this.The only thing within our own control are our own voluntary thoughts and actions (and even that is a struggle for most people).
Absolutely everything else is outside of our control and in the realm of Hukam.
Pay attention, you're saying the same thing that i said XD.Ur using too much logic.
You get put on earth. You have two choices, be good or be an a-hole.
You choose to be an a-hole. Every bad deed u commit will need to be repaid in karma.
You pay your debts and collect your dues.
As u sow, so you reap.
Thankyou for sharing that post,@Logical Sikh the "everything else" would be everything that is not your own voluntary thoughts and actions. That includes other people's actions and opinions, your body getting sick, things that have happened in the past, the weather, disasters, your genetics, etc.
For the question about what is pre-planned and what is not, there was some discussion a couple of months ago you might find interesting: Why Is There Suffering And Chaos In This World?