For my weekend writing, I decided to explore the vast and sometimes controversial topic of Vedic Astrology and how humans may be connected to the cosmic energies of the microcosm and the macrocosm. Vedic Astrology dictates that there are patterns in the Universe that repeat and by understanding these patterns and identifying them with the movement of various stars and planets, we can then find matching movements and hence connect the various incidents of the human life and and perhaps even predict the future.
A lot of people would consider this to be utter non-sense and I was one of them for a very long time. However, recently I started to explore spiritualism, Zen, meditation and going back to my Hindu roots. I started to explore them from a non-religious mind set and wanted to find out the why and how of spiritualism.
Being an entrepreneur meant that I was constantly involved with utilizing every waking hour and minute of my life in pursuit of capitalism and ambition. As the noise levels of our current world increase, we tend to keep our mind occupied with this noise and I am no different. I can not allow my mind to be ideal for even a minute. I can not allow any form silence. I fill up my mind with the chatter of digital media, TV or music.
I wanted to step back and learn to be silent – inside. Thus began my journey into the world of Zen and more specifically Zazen (sitting meditation and breathing). I am on the first step of that journey I will write a series of posts on the challenges and tribulations of that path when the time comes.
Ever since I was a child, I always questioned the validity of the concept of “God”. I was fortunate to be introduced to and being able to explore all major religions including Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism (which is not technically a religion), Islam and Judaism. I have read the Bible, The Gita, The Hadiths, The Dharma Scriptures and many other texts. Where religion dictates that God would punish those that stray from the path and each religion has it’s own version of the types of punishments, I always thought that one can not be the omnipotent God if he has the same nature and behavior of a human – with anger and vengeance. NOTE: I will write another post on this topic another weekend.
For now, I will get back to the topic of Vedic Astrology.
So, could it be true that there is an invisible energy running through the cosmos. They do say that we are all made of star dust. If that is true then humans should have the same frequency as the stars and planets. Then is it possible that by tuning our inner frequency to that of the cosmos, we can tap into the limitless energy of the cosmos. At least that is what Vedic Astrology (VA) claims to be.
In VA, the alignment of planets and stars signifies the patterns that dictate the events in one’s life. They are not causative but rather reflective. By studying and understanding these patterns would then reveal why certain events are happening in our lives. It is a way to get some insight into the mystery of life.
People constantly wonder why things that happen are happening to them. This is more so when those things are negative. You may call it bad luck. Others call it fate. And yet others call it karma. When bad things happen in life, the first reaction is to say “Why me?”. Perhaps VA could try and answer this question.
I know this is very random and disconnected post and perhaps does not do justice to the title. I will write more about this topic as my understanding evolves. What about you? Do you have an opinion on this topic? Please do post a comment below to let me know.