Takhdeer (n.) - Fate, Destiny ( in Hindi, Urdu, and Persian)
Do fate and destiny operate under the same definitions? Spare me the definitions in the comments section:
something that unavoidably befalls a person; fortune; lot: It is always his fate to be left behind.
|2.||the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events; time: Fate decreed that they would never meet again.|
|3.||that which is inevitably predetermined; destiny: Death is our ineluctable fate.|
|4.||a prophetic declaration of what must be: The oracle pronounced their fate.|
|5.||death, destruction, or ruin.|
|6.||the Fates, Classical Mythology. the three goddesses of destiny, known to the Greeks as the Moerae and to the Romans as the Parcae.|
|1.||something that is to happen or has happened to a particular person or thing; lot or fortune.|
|2.||the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events.|
|3.||the power or agency that determines the course of events.|
|4.||(initial capital letter) this power personified or represented as a goddess.|
|5.||the Destinies, the Fates.|
Was it fate that brought your significant other to you? or was it your destiny that, in lieu of your father's trade (as a doctor) you too would join the same profession, but changed your destiny and became a lawyer?
From a metaphysical standpoint, our essence could represent our destiny - our purpose, but perhaps not our calling. If there should exist such a thing, is completion, or perhaps acceptance, and then the possible denial of it, relevant?
Is it simply a poetic metaphor?
Is destiny simply the end we place before ourselves?