35. HOW FAR ASTROLOGY
CAN HELP IN FACING PRARABDHA
(Jyotish Shastra) is a perfect science based on elaborate mathematics.
It is a part of Vedas and it is known as UPAVEDA. From the exact position
of the stars and planets at the time of a child's birth and from their
subsequent movements during the life journey of the child right from
his birth to death, an expert astrologer can foretell the predetermined
ups and downs and many other episodes and incidents during the journey
of his life.
Just as a
man performing his journey on a highway road, the caution signs and
boards posted on the roadside from which he can know in advance that,
say, from milestone No. 45 to 52 the road is in a dilapidated condition
and hence he should be careful enough to drive his car slowly or make
use of the detour-diversion. The caution sign posts will not repair
the broken road, but they do give you proper guidance and caution in
driving your car carefully on risky paths. I n the same way an astrologer,
by elaborate mathematical calculations of the movements of stars and
planets, can foretell that during your age of 45 to 52 years there are
predetermined certain odds and risks in your life journey so that you
would do well to be cautious enough and to try to avoid or mitigate
such odds and risks which would otherwise put you into greater hardships.
light. Just like a battery-torch in your hand throwing light on the
road at a distance can help you to see the obstacles or pits in the
way. Of course, the battery will not remove those obstacles or pits,
but it gives you an insight to safeguard yourself against those obstacles
by your utmost Purushartha. Astrology shows you the right direction
in which you can make efforts (Purushartha).
cannot change your Prarabdha which is the pre-determined path in the
journey of life, but it can give you proper caution and guidance how
to carry on your life journey smoothly with least possible trouble while
facing your Prarabdha with your utmost Purushartha in the right direction
shown by astrology.
if the time of birth is not accurately noted to the nearest fraction
of a second, or if there is a slightest mistake in calculations, it
would amount to a difference of thousands of miles in the position and
movements of stars and planets and then the resultant predictions would
be wrong. That is why even though astrology is a perfect mathematical
science, the commercialized astrologers are almost always found to be