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Past should be seen as destiny. Future should be seen as free will. This is wisdom. Wise people do like that. Otherwise what you think; you think the past was free will so you regret the past and future you think is destiny and you do nothing about it. You simply sit. We must reverse this tendency.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Each man has a mission in life, which is the result of all his infinite past Karma.

— Swami Vivekananda

The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment

— Gautama Buddha

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

— Gautama Buddha

No study has taken so much of human energy, whether in times past or present, as the study of the soul, of God, and of human destiny.

— Swami Vivekananda

The cause of today is the effect of the past and the cause for the future.

— Swami Vivekananda

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

— Gautama Buddha

Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.

— Gautama Buddha

We have either to progress or to degenerate. Our ancestors did great things in the past, but we have to grow into a fuller life and march beyond even their great achievements.

— Swami Vivekananda

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

— Gautama Buddha

You know it already that each one of us is the effect of the infinite past; the child is ushered into the world not as something flashing from the hands of nature, as poets delight so much to depict, but he has the burden of an infinite past; for good or evil he comes to work out his own past deeds

— Swami Vivekananda