Synonym for Fate is Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.79.27-29 - Synonym for Fate is Krishna (download mp3)
by Jayadvaita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.79.27
tasmad ekatarasyeha
 yuvayoh sama-viryayoh
na laksyate jayo ’nyo va
 viramatv aphalo ranah

Since you are so evenly matched in fighting prowess, I do not see how either of you can win or lose this duel. Therefore please stop this useless battle.

SB 10.79.28
na tad-vakyam jagrhatur
 baddha-vairau nrparthavat
anusmarantav anyonyam
 duruktam duskrtani ca

[Sukadeva Gosvami continued:] They did not accept Lord Balarama’s request, O King, although it was logical, for their mutual enmity was irrevocable. Each of them constantly remembered the insults and injuries he had suffered from the other.

SB 10.79.29
distam tad anumanvano
 ramo dvaravatim yayau
ugrasenadibhih pritair
 jñatibhih samupagatah

Concluding that the battle was the arrangement of fate, Lord Balarama went back to Dvaraka. There He was greeted by Ugrasena and His other relatives, who were all delighted to see Him.

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that the word distam, “fate,” indicates that the battle between Bhima and Duryodhana had been enjoined by Lord Krsna and set into motion by Him.