What cannot be altered must be endured
A few things cannot be altered or changed in our lives. Yet there is a proverb – that which one cannot alter must be endured. Which things can you not change? An An ou change Your mother tongue or the family you are born into? These are already decided. The aggregated balance sheet of our own karma follows us. In life, anything that happens involves both past and present karma. So the most powerful force will determine what is going to happen. Present karma is prevention and precaution.
Now comes the story of astrology. Astrology and astronomy are related. Both are scientific approaches. Astronomy is widely accepted in the world as an established science, but astrology has not taken its due place in the field. Many people have misconceptions of astrology. But it has truth behind it. I do not say that You should blindly follow it, but do not dismiss it without knowing its foundation.
My guruji Swami Shriyukteshwarji was a good astrologer as well as an astronomer…
The Philosophy of Cosmic Astrology
Swami Shriyukteshwarji developed a new approach to astrology that he termed Cosmic Astrology. He studied the Scriptures thoroughly, along with the human mind, circumstances, and the environment. He discovered that each human being is born with a different focus, a different destiny. They are either suffering or succeeding, primarily. Someone is not earning sufficient money, so this person is worried and anxious. Someone does not have sufficient food. Someone has better health than another.
Swami Shriyukteshwarji’s system of Cosmic Astrology is associated with Kriya practice. He found a beautiful correlation between the two. Each human body is little universe. That which is in the outer world is also there in the human body. There are stars and planets in the sky, and so also they are in the body. Their disposition varies from person to person, as all are born in different places and different times.
Each human body has seven centers; the seventh one is the place of God, whose glory and power is manifested in the body. But the lower six centers that ascend and descend are twelve in number, representing twelve months, twelve zodiacs. The spinal passage is the path for the transit of planets and stars. Therefore, your whole astrological chart is inside your spine. Your astrological chart is not just on a piece of a paper.
Shriyukteshwarji taught us Cosmic Astrology. He said that Cosmic Astrology is inside our spine… There are zodiacs, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. The nine planets and twenty-seven constellations are either giving your trouble or helping you to achieve success.
Your planetary position is your destiny. You are born in a special place or family because of your destiny. If you know more about yourself, you can plan your life better. You should know where your trouble lies. You may get in an accident. You may get a fracture. You may get trouble at any moment, so you should know your horoscope. Knowing about yourself is just like getting a weather forecast and taking appropriate precautions. That is all. I do not tell you to be overly dependent on it; rather, I always say, be more dependent on God than on these things.
The doctor sees the patient, examines the patient, and after the diagnosis, he writes a prescription and cures the patient. Similarly, through Cosmic Astrology, you can cure all your troubles, worries, anxieties, and frustrations. You are meditating, but still you may be getting trouble. Why? It is because of strong negative destiny. Once you know where the trouble is, and how long it may stay, how to manage your personality and deal with your own habits and nature, then you can take necessary steps in your life. Using Cosmic Astrology, by concentrating in a particular center and chanting a special mantra, one can become stronger to overcome the effects of the malefic planets to a great extent.
Light of the Planets and the Inner Light
The stars and planets radiate light and so do you. In the practice of Kriya, there is a technique that deals with manifesting inner light. Through that technique you can also alter the bad influence of stars and planets. At the same time, you should chant the corresponding mantra.
You have created your friend and your enemy. You have done something wrong in the past, that is why you are suffering. So say, “Lord, there is trouble in this center, I am offering this bad influence of the stars and planets to you.” When God feels that you are giving extreme love, that you have completely surrendered and are showing implicit faith, love and loyalty, that you are repenting and trying to change yourself, then surely God will shower His love and grace on you. That power of God is within you. Through the practice of this technique, you can easily bring positive change in your life.
– Paramahamsa Hariharananda “Practical Guidance in Spiritual Life. Karma and Destiny.”