I just finished an amazing activity of my buddhism, two of the members had visited my place for the upcoming zadankai (monthly meetings in Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism). One of them was the speaker for this zadankai who along with a co-speaker will be conducting the meeting this Sunday. We three had a good long conversation about different issues and topics for almost an hour and a half, right from the practice to our families reaction towards our practice to where and how buddhism started to people in the society to astrology. Since I have had a horrible experience couple of months back due to these so called astrologers, I thought let’s write about it a bit.
In my country people even today believe in astrology, due to which it has become a money making racket. We all are always curious to know what our future holds for us monetarily, family wise, health wise and so on. Even today, when a child is born, families run to an astrologer to make that child’s horoscope chart, which will predict his/her future. There are two types of horoscope charts, one made when the child is born and the other type of horoscope keeps changing daily depending upon our planetary positions on that day.
Since the time I have joined this practice, my belief in astrology and astrologers has reduced to a great extent. Because astrology has become a money making scam and in the end astrologers are humans, they aren’t God to predict your death or future. They can’t predict their own death, then how can they predict ours? This is what I believe in.
That’s what happens nowadays, astrologers have one thing in mind, that is how can they mint money? They can mint money by scaring people those who go to them. A good astrologer will never start predicting a future by telling you the negative things if present in your horoscope chart. When an astrologer does, then it’s understood that he/she wants to make money. They will scare you to the core and in the end will tell you that the only way to overcome a negativity is by performing a puja (it is a prayer ritual performed by Hindus to host, honor and worship one or more deities) and doing the same they will demand thousands and thousands of rupees. That’s not how astrologers were in the past.
Today, it’s very difficult to find a good astrologers. It’s good to believe in it, but one shouldn’t make astrology their whole life, don’t let astrologers who are outsiders decide your life, don’t you have faith and confidence in your own self ? Instead of thinking about astrology all the time, make your self stronger, work on yourself. I have heard about people those who consult astrologers to the smallest of the decisions in life, for eg. if they plan to go for a holiday, where to go, when to go and when to return. Yes, it happens.
Even today marriages are decided only if the couple’s horoscope charts match. There’s no harm in matching the charts, it’s always good to know if everything is fine, but don’t make this the end of your world. What happened to a person’s character, nature? Don’t these qualities count anymore. If a person is a buddha like, won’t that matter? Sadly, it doesn’t matter.
My ex and me broke up thanks to one such astrologer. In the 5 years that we were together, we went to a lot of astrologers, all with different opinions and most of them with positive conclusions. But the last astrologer that he went to alone, decided our faith and all of a sudden, two months back one day my ex realized that after 5 years it’s best we part ways. It was clear that the 5 years we spent together didn’t mean anything to him and he went on to say that I should stay away from him. Well, I respected him saying “stay away from me” and that’s what I did. I realized I cant be with him because he allowed an outsider to decide our future and he alone took the decision of breaking the relation, without feeling the need of talking to me once.
There’s no problem in this world that doesn’t has a solution, if a person is willing to find one, he/she will get a solution for everything. And to be honest, in a love marriages, couples or families don’t match the horoscopes, we didn’t do it for my brother and his wife before the wedding. When there’s too much of love and respect for each other, then all these things don’t matter, all you need is to have faith in each other.
Astrology is a very vast and a deep subject, we don’t have the knowledge to understand it, and unfortunately it’s hard to find a genuine person with the complete knowledge. I believe in it to an extent I have to, one thing is for sure I won’t make it the end of my life and my entire life. I try to take the best out of everything, so whenever I met an astrologer in the past with my ex, I always took the positive things back, because life is too short to worry and stress on the negatives about the future instead of living in our present. No one can predict the future, one can only hope it works out to be the way one has imagined.
Astrologers should remember one thing, predictions are to prepare people about the future, and not to scare people !