There is very little that one can change the direction. A human being in the mode of goodness has got slight scope for changing the direction within this material life. He follows 100 years perfectly varnasrama dharma for 100 lifetimes then he could become a Brahma but that means actually over a long period of time of perfect material pious activity, good karma one could achieve a certain direction, but the whole process of yoga being transcendental is completely beyond and above this whole chain of material activities; therefore, just by the process of yoga specifically bhakti-yoga is the most powerful, than all transcendental yoga processes, they actually can change one’s destiny.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1983, 5th,November, SB Class @ USA