On this question of fate and free will, Ramana Maharshi was the supreme fatalist. He once said, "Make no effort to be active or to renounce activity for your effort is your present. What is predestined to arrive will arrive. Leave things to the Supreme Power, you cannot choose to renounce or to keep."
-- Notebooks Category 9: From Birth to Rebirth > Chapter 3: Laws and Patterns of Experience > # 580