People ask that when everything is pre-destined as per Astrology then why must we Act or do Karma? Let us learn the difference between Destiny (Prarabdha) and Action (Purushartha).
1) To get a Job or enter a Business is Prarabdha.
But to carry on that job or business, honestly, ethically and with sincerity is Purushartha.
2) To get a particular amount of Wealth in Your Life, is Prarabdh.
But to spend that wealth on Wine and Women is Purushartha.
3) To get a good longevity is Prarabdha.
But to spend your Life in unnecessary chatting, wasting time and leisure is Purushartha.
Dharma, Artha, Kama Moksha.
The Human Body is meant to excel in above areas but in the below Order.
Artha means wealth. One must do hard work to acquire enough wealth as per what is destined for one. No one knows the exact amount what we are destined for. So it’s better to work in full potentials and acquire good wealth.
Kama means Enjoyment. The Artha which one derives in his Life is not meant to be buried under the floor for the termites to feast. One naturally spends on sense enjoyments, and for his family members for their comforts.
Even after acquiring Artha and Kama, still one feels a vacuum in his Life. So one desires to fill this vacuum by entering into spiritual activities like Yagna (Sacrifice), Daan (Charity), Tapa (Penance) and Teertha (Pilgrimages) etc. This is what is known as Dharma.
4) Moksha.But after doing above also something remains missing. One still feels unsatisfied. Some lacking in the heart and soul remains. Some craving remains. That is the craving of Moksha. Our soul is already married to the Super Soul from where it emerged- The Universal Soul-Parmaatma. And our Soul after going through the experiences of earning money in Life, the enjoyments, the happiness and sufferings of this Life now yearns to go back to its Creator. This is the Final Journey - Back to Godhead. The Final frontier to cross before one meets His only beloved.