Question: Are We Independent or Controlled?
As a human being is man independent to live his own life as his own wish or is he under the total control of almighty God?
The human being is simultaneously independent and under God's control because God gives him the choice whether he wants to be under the control of the material nature or of the spiritual nature. This is compared to the two ways that a citizen is under the control of the state. He has the independent choice of either being a law-abiding free citizen or a law-breaking inmate of the prison who is forced to obey the laws of the state within the prison. Those who voluntarily abide by the laws of God live a life of full freedom in the spiritual world. And who those who try to defy the laws remain perpetually as prisoners in the miserable cycle of birth, death, old age, and disease.