Friday, March 21, 2008

The Astro-facts

This is with regard to the 'man made fate' post I had written a couple of days back. I received quite a lot of comments regarding this. I haven't said that astrology is a wrong thing and that astrologers are just making profits by trying their luck. There is a lot of study and research done on this subject. And whatever I am going to write today will be about things I have pondered about all my life...and nothing that is googled. Atleast for the meanwhile.

Jinu, a blogger had commented that 'there are some cheap souls trying to make money out of this talking about heavenly bodies and their angular tilt'.Now, as far as I know..this is a sensitive issue which is highly debatable but there are certain truths which have to be accepted though they might seem to be mythical and hallucinatory. Many of you must have returned unhappy after a visit to an astrologer's place. Perhaps because he said something about your fate ..that is unlucky for you or whatever. For some .. the astrologer must have played around with your dreams ,for example, he must have said that you will practice law when your studying medicine. Note , here I am talking about astrologers who are experienced enough.I was invited to sing for this Astrologers meet in Trissur and happened to meet scholars who majored at this subject. One Mr. Ravunni , a professor in astrology who is still in the midst of his research was sharing a lot of interesting facts during the meet. He said that astrologers can't be too precise about one's profession, life expectancy, emotional issues( like love/arranged marriage) ,how far one dasa will control,etc. He said ,an obvious reason could be that when a child is born, and the horoscope is made for him/her, time of birth is the most dominant factor taken into consideration. And even a minute's variation could change the whole thing. Now the question is when should the time of birth be recorded? When the baby's head is seen..or when the baby is seperated from it's mother by cutting the ambilical chord? A very argumentative doubt. This can only be sorted after 30 years when it is experimented on 4-5 children. Some nurses are very reckless while noting down the time of birth especially during the night shifts. Who knows..she could record it few minutes after the exact time. So this and many more factors contribute to one's fate.

Well astrology is true to some extent and let's leave it there. But if it is necessary for you to have an horoscope check every week on how your things will go..then maybe you should have a check with whether your parents horoscope is compatible with yours. And I am sure that if your horoscope for the day says that 'wear red. It is your lucky colour today' , you might indiscreetly wear everything that is red, leave alone being similiar to red! and what if the same horoscope asked you to 'run away from home. Your kith and kin could kill you'..would you then think of eloping?

21 comments:

v I v E k said...

Hi neha nair..thanks for visiting my blog:)
Have a nice day!

MM said...

good post neha!
by the way wasnt this blog named musical notes earlier?
:)

Neha Nair said...

mm: It was 'musically yours' earlier..but thought of changing it. I had wriiten about this on the 18th March ( 4th post at present on the blog).Do have a look at that.

MM said...

Yep, I did have a look!
And I see that u have a point!

Word for a Word is quite appropriate I guess, since u do dwell on a host of topics other than music!!

Great going!
:)

Neha Nair said...

Thanks mm :)

Vishnu Visakh S said...

hey...nehaa...nice.....facts...okkk...just wanna know...about ur views on god...do they really exists..or not...can u put..something on tat...

strollinthunder said...

Ok,then let these guys first figure out what is the exact time of birth then start deciding peoples fate....I am sure they are going to fight it out on this one too.

Another interesting fact.......They said my parents horoscope don't agree for a marriage...guess what they juz completed a silver jubilee of their wedding on 20th :-)

Vishnu Visakh S said...

mmmmmm........ niceee.....

Neha Nair said...

Vishnu: God does exist.Astrolgers just interpret what God has said for us. I won't classify Gods on the basis of religion. But there is a supreme powere ruling over the world and the universe and everything which has been created by him.

Neha Nair said...

Jinu: There are a set of them who are just fakers in this profession. But there are a set of them who know the right thing. After all they are not Gods! Human is too err. If you don't believe in it , you might as well not go to one.

Vishnu Visakh S said...

with respect to ur comments.......
i cant agree wid u neha...
cozz...where is god...
as said by the ...honourable minister....G SUDHAKARAN....
god is always with..rich....
and he dosent even mind...poor...
i think...tatss true...
according..to human...god..is present everywhere.....
but i dont think so...
if tat s true....
then...these..kind of things...
might not have happened....poors and richs...get the same...treatment...but..here..poors get bad treatment..and..the rich..with....bad...intentions....always
had their..life...better..than..a normal man...

Neha Nair said...

I'll tell you one story.

In a barber shop, the barber was telling one man that
'I don't believe that God exists'.
man: How can you say that?

Barber:If God is here than there wouldn't be any poor or rich or poverty or illeterates,etc.

man:He took the barber outside the saloon and showed a poor man with a long beard sitting tired on the roadside. And he said 'barbers don't exist'

Barber:I am a barber and I just shaved off your beard. How can you something like that?

man:Then how come that poor man has his beard on ?

Barber: He doesn't have money to pay for shaving it off,so I didn't shave it.

man: This is exactly the same reason for God. People should never doubt on the God's powers. And people are selfish cos they run to God only when they are in distress. They never bother thanking for what God has given them. Be content with what you have. If you have performed your duties the right way, you will never go unnoticed under God's eyes.

Vishnu Visakh S said...

heyy...hey...heyy..

nehaa.....

answer this toooo.....

people...are doing..wrong things like smuggling....killing...and alll.....
my bro is an advocate...
and i know....some criminals...they..happily living..wid their..family.....

but..when it comes to the poor....who hardwork to their maximum...suffersss......suffersss sufferssss....

okk.....take an example.....
yesterday.i saw...a...news a farmer..suicied........coz...he has no money..to pay back the loan he took..from the bank....
where is the..god..nowww......he did hardwork...to get his...cropss...grow...but wat is god doin....ruining..all his....agriculture.....and life...with..these...kind of natural calamitiess....and...yyy..nehaa yyy...god is not...doing these..harmss...to the rich..people...who are living a luxurious life....by....cheating othersss..

Neha Nair said...

Smugglers smuggle...but God has always kept something even worse for them .Everyone complained that Veerappan has done so much of harassing work and yet the police never caught him. When Veerappan was shot by the police..why was everyone's mouth shut?? Didn't anyone feel like going and thanking god?But still God doesn't stop any of his services cos he is not greedy like the man.

And another thing we all know is that the politicians in our country are the worst, they are the one who encourage black money , smugglers and even refuge the criminals...what about them?? Every year , we only vote and put them into power..so if smugglers and underworld dons are increasing , that's cos of us who vote for such politicians. Sanjay Dutt was punished for his offence, Osama Bin Laden is also being punished now. Sadaam Hussain was hanged... God will do his job one by one.

When one door closes ,the other one opens. If the farmer lost his share of grains to the rain , he should immediately think of an alternate option. Instead he became an coward and freed himself from all the burdens of life.If all people in misery think that suicide is the answer to their question , then all the beggars, illeterates, people living below poverty should also suicide. But only strong people come up and become succefull. If you cannot fight life , then it's better that you die.

strollinthunder said...

@Vishnu

Right Said Bro!

@Neha
We are unnecessarily giving credits to God,its humans who have the will to do and also not to do.everything that is not physical around us is a result of our perception brought about by our wonderful brains.

The examples both of you have been quoting can be directly attributed to people and their various behavioral patterns...its as simple as that.

Neha Nair said...

Jinu and Vishnu:

God has never asked for acknowledgement. Humans have. And God has never wanted to prove his presence.. if he wanted to .. he could have come to earth and shown his superior powers. But humans have been walking around asking for evidence of God's presence.

Anyhow, if you belong to the category who don't believe in the existence of God you might as well stop asking about God and his presence.

Vishnu Visakh S said...

hey....yaaar..dont get angry...nehaa...
just telling the facts...
here v see all technologies..made by humans.
so u think...its coz..of...god tat human.showss.these powers to built all those thingss......nooo...u r absolutely wrong.....itsssss only the human brain....and credit goes to human.only...

for example...

nehaa...if u were brought up as a person..who dont believe in god..n.supernatural presence..u will definitely.....ignore..god...when...somebody
praises...it...
i am not ignoring...god...am just
saying..its all just human power....
and....not ne supernatural....foolishness...
.

strollinthunder said...

OK,I've stopped. I see this discussion going nowhere...anyway we are not the first....the same thing has been going on ever since man first thought about the dividing concept called religion from which came god....remember the great song by Vayalar?

vIsHnU said...

@neha

This is a really sensitive topic to be commenting on..better leave it the way it is..!its like different pple have their own views and beliefs..n it cant be argued upon..For me its a Supreme Power that drives everythin..the Ultimate One and Only God..It may not be the same with my neighbour niether should we wish it was..Its all an unsolvable mystery,well atleast for now..!

Neha Nair said...

Vishnu I am not angry..just clearing my point.God is one. Man has made religions, castes.If people are today debating over religious riots and existence of God..it is cos of what man has made of man. I am not segmenting God as Hindu, muslim, or a christian. Even if you pray to a small piece of rock, the amount of sincerety you put into your prayers or respect for that rock.. becomes powerfull. And btw... history has proved existence of God (for those who want evidence)..but I don't need an written or visual proof. I guess he has already showed his presence in many ways.

Vishnu Visakh S said...

JUST PUT AN INTERVAL FOR THIS SUBJECT...I HAVE LOT TO TELL....EXAMS R ON...PLZZZ EXCUSE ME....