After a recent talk at IISc by Swami Paramasukhananda of Ramakrishna Math, Ulsoor, there was a question from the audience – “Is it God’s will that an individual degrades?” His answer was, “If God had a will, He would not be God.”
This is a very interesting corollary. Exercising will indicates choice. Choosing indicates a personal agenda. That indicates desire. Desire comes out of limitation. God cannot be limited. So, God cannot have a will. God merely oversees the fructification of the actions of individuals. Only finite individuals have will. An individual goes up or down depending on his own actions.
When we say, “Let the God’s will prevail”, what we actually mean is that let the Nature’s law of cause and effect takes its natural course.