Tagged: astrology

Destiny

determinism

In one of my trips top India, I was introduced to Cheiro’s works. I was fascinated by the ability to find the destiny of a human being by looking at his hands or just by knowing the exact date and time of his birth.

I was equally fascinated to find that “gift” of fortune-telling in people I knew. Of course, I wanted “proof” and I had “proof.”

Nowadays, this fascination solely reflects the existence of that Totality in life.

How is that?
“Our” destiny is related with the position of the stars at the moment of our birth, which in turn develop the “right” circumstances (through their influence) for other things necessary to occur.

Everything is inter-related. Our mission in life is already there.
“Our” hands only show the script to be performed.
The “science” of astrology has existed for a very long time and among many “primitive” cultures.

What is the issue in observing that this “I” is truly a part, a script to be performed in the “big” picture, which has a mission like a domino effect, for other things to occur?

The obstacle is called ego.

“No one has asked me for permission about how my life has to be lived.”
“I am always in control of things. It is rubbish to believe otherwise.”

“You can be whoever you want in life.”
Of course! It cannot be otherwise… and what you will be in life is exactly what the Totality needs. If we do not realize this, that is OK as well. Whether we realize it or not, the “plan” is there already. It is all good. We cannot mess things up! 🙂

But… I am not a puppet. I am “ME.” I have rights. I have a choice….
Yes… “you” do.. until “you” drop that consciousness of separation from the Totality… then that word “choice” is meaningless for what “we” do is our only choice and that goes according to the “plan.”

Q: So, If I am just a script in the movie of life, what is the significance of living?
A: To enjoy the script. 🙂
Q: But how am “I” to enjoy it, if “I” am part of that?
A: Drop that “I” and observe like watching a TV program or a movie. Then you could enjoy it, commercial free! 🙂

That is “illumination.” That is being a “detached observer.” That is to be part of the Totality, to be One, to be merged with God, to be a “witness,” to be…

Now, do we see why to enjoy life is the main requisite of this meal deal? 🙂
We are eternal. Everything changes, but that change is the Totality, the movie.
This is not the only life to experience, but rather than go into the past or the future, let us enjoy what it is now, at this moment, for that is what exists.

To go back into that enjoyment of life is what spirituality is supposed to do.
End of report.

So… what about religions and beliefs?
As long as fear is being transmitted in one way or another through a belief or through a religion, there cannot be enjoyment of life.

That is why the “dance” of cause and effect (karma) cannot be labeled as “good” or “bad” (as religions label) for everything is necessary as it is happening and we could observe and enjoy being in the movie.
This is the paradox of being an observer but also an actor at the same time. However, there is no “ME” in there.

But Hitler was bad. But killing is terrible.
Cause and effect which will be experienced by the “doer.” If you kill, you will experience to be killed… but at the same time, you are eternal….
So “you” cannot be “killed.”
It is the game of consciousness, of being aware… That is all.

A game to enjoy and to smile…to observe and to be delighted. Some take it seriously. Some take it as a “life or death” situation… That is their game… 🙂

Question: i wanted to know that are these “kundli” & “planets” really exist or not…do all these effects our life or not.. since all these shastra are written by us only… so are these horoscope & kundli & planets affecting us, all this is true or not….?

Great question. Thank you. 🙂

According to gyan, there is a Drama and there is an inter-relationship of everything that exists. Nothing exists in isolation.

I would urge yo to read this article:.
I believe it is well written and can give you some light in your question.

Also, I recommend reading this article as well for counter balance. It is the western “scientific” mind behind it.

In my experience, what we perceive as “affecting us,” it is just part of a perception of the Drama. If we watch TV. That is affecting us as well. The difference is when we have gyan, we know why and we know how to “counteract that” based on knowledge. (Pure wishes, good feelings, settlement of karmic accounts, yoga and the recognition that I am a soul and that I should be the master of the senses.)

We need to go beyond that by the recognition of our eternal nature.

Best wishes!

Question: omshanti, i am Nxxx from amritsar. I am godly student last 1½ years. I am 26 years old. Today i receive this new blog by inner beauty. I have one question but actually not asking by me. It’s by other godly student. Her question is that if we are as like in present and after every 5000 years we will as like as we are. Then what different. Actually she want answer for this question. I try to clarify everything by gyan. Can you tell me answer?

Thank you for your very good question, N.! (your name will not be published unless you request it.)
I will elaborate on your question so we can get to the “one sentence” answer.

Every moment is eternal. It has to repeat. The meaning of being eternal makes sense only when “time” is understood. Since in BK gyan we understand time as cyclical as you pointed out, and that there is always a “cause” for an “effect,” it follows that it must repeat. Because a moment repeats, we can go to a “fortune teller” and she can tell us “our future” as long as she has an accurate connection. Why? because we have “done” our future before. That is why, the future is also our past. Paradox.

Also, we could appreciate that stars and Nature have a relationship with our birth. This is the basis of astrology as a profound and old “art,” which is trying to use the term “scientific,” but it depends on the artful interpretation of an individual. Also, you have the “palm readers” such as the well-known Cheiro.

The above is just a background for us to appreciate that we souls, perform a “role” which is related with the whole Drama. The roles move according to time, but it is not YOU, the soul. Just a role.

The Drama is about “going up and coming down the ladder” for a BK soul. (Please read these articles: http://bkgyan.com/2012/07/11/exploring-the-meaning-of-the-ladder/
and http://bkgyan.com/2012/07/12/point-in-depth-lost-in-the-ladder-2/ to better understand this.)

Therefore, our roles are meant to “Go up, so we can come down.” Why?
Because the physical world is about experiencing. What we call life is the interchange of “experience” and “expression.” We souls express a role and experience through the roles of others and our own. We experience the whole range of it. The “good” and the “bad.” According to the Drama, now is the time to “go up” therefore, the role of a BK needs to be performed one more time.

See, that to be detached from a “role,” is to be a “detached observer.” It does not matter if the role is “good” or “bad.” It is simply a role.

Here the Paradox: even though we know that everything repeats identically, we “experience” this time as “new.” You know why?
Because for the soul there is no sense of time. The role just plays and we don’t sit and think, :”but this role has played before.” 🙂

Therefore for a BK soul, that “fortune” of experiencing the “utmost happiness,” it is guaranteed for there is no power in the world which can stop that from happening again. It is in the role.
That is why Brahma Baba does not appear to every soul in the planet at this time or make his presence be understood by all. Different roles for different people. All good. All necessary.

Dear N. “It is just a role.” A performance, a game, a past-time, hobbies….

To finish and answer your question: what we have is NOW. That is why it is important to “make effort” now. Because this NOW is eternal. Later, we will forget about it.
That is the “game.” See? It is guaranteed that you will be you again in 5000 years, but the role calls for you to be a BK now. Just a role.

“True effort making” will show you the fruit NOW, not in the future. The future is a golden pie which will come through the law of cause and effect alone.

That was a pretty deep question. You are welcome to reply and ask for clarification any time you want.

Best wishes.