Vivekananda has not rubbished the science behind astrology but he made a wise choice and a wise advice to stay away from astrologers who have no clue even today of the science behind Jyotish. His quote from The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda by Swami Vivekananda Volume 8. Mar 24, 2020 Swami Vivekananda’s Quotes On Astrology Or Jyotisha March 24, 2020 By VivekaVani Leave a Comment This article is on Swami Vivekananda ‘s quotes and comments on astrology or jyotisha. All these ideas such as astrology, although there may be a grain of truth in them, should be avoided. Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863 at 6h.33m. East of GMT) at Kolkata, India. If this time is taken to be in 1ST (5h. East of GMT) Swamiji’s Ascendant would be Capricorn. But Sagittarius as the Ascendant as given by DR B.V. RAMAN in his Notable Horoscopes is the correct one, the birthtime given being in LMT. With Sagittarius Ascendant, the Shodasavarga charts give a. Vedic astrology suggests first letter and lucky number of the Name as per the birth Time Rasi. Numerology is another area of the Vedic science where we could also consider the date of birth while naming a baby. A combined approach of Rasi and Numerology would prove to be helpful for the Child.
|born on||12 January 1863 at 06:33 (= 06:33 AM )|
|Place||Calcutta, India, 22n32, 88e22|
|Timezone||LMT m88e22 (is local mean time)|
Indian religious leader, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna inspired by his teacher to serve men as visible manifestations of God. An illumined being of the highest order, he was the forerunner who brought the spiritual teachings of India to the West in 1893 at the convening of the Parliament of Religions in Chicago, greatly influencing the last hundred years of spiritual growth in Europe and America. During his three-year stay in American, he founded Vedanta in the West. Many of these acknowledge him as a modern Buddha and an emanation of Lord Shiva.
Highly intelligent with a retentive memory, he had stories of the scripture memorized by the time he was six. At 17, he passed the entrance exams of Calcutta University.
Vivekananda became one of the most beloved chelas of Sri Ramakrishna. As the master spent his last years teaching his disciples and streams of visitors, Vivekananda recorded his instruction from 1882 until his guru died on 8/16/1886.
On 5/31/1893, Vivekananda took the universal teachings to the West, breaking with the caste tradition and losing his caste as a result. His denial of the rigid system brought him severe censure from Indian traditionalists.
On 2/20/1897, Swami, as he was called, returned to Calcutta, and the following year, founded the Ramakrishna Mission. The first monastery at Belur Math inaugurated on 12/09/1898. In June 1899, he made a second visit to the new world.
Vivekananda died at 39 years in a state of samadhi on 7/04/1902, at Belur Math, near Calcutta, 22N38, 88E18.
Modern Astrology 11/1908, data from F.C. Dutt in Calcutta who quotes B.R. (PC gives 6:45 AM as 'recorded.')
Sy Scholfield quotes 'Vivekânanda: a biography' by Swami Nikhilananda (Advaita Ashrama, 1975), p. 1: 'Swami Vivekananda .. was born at 6:49, a few minutes after sunrise, on Monday, January 12, 1863.'
The enclosed post has been taken from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda Volume 8.
There was a very powerful dynasty in Southern India. They made it a rule to take the horoscope of all the prominent men living from time to time, calculated from the time of their birth. In this way they got a record of leading facts predicted, and compared them afterwards with events as they happened.
This was done for a thousand years, until they found certain agreements; these were generalised and recorded and made into a huge book. The dynasty died out, but the family of astrologers lived and had the book in their possession. It seems possible that this is how astrology came into existence. Excessive attention to the minutiae of astrology is one of the superstitions which has hurt the Hindus very much.
I think the Greeks first took astrology to India and took from the Hindus the science of astronomy and carried it back with them from Europe. Because in India you will find old altars made according to a certain geometrical plan, and certain things had to be done when the stars were in certain positions, therefore I think the Greeks gave the Hindus astrology, and the Hindus gave them astronomy.
I have seen some astrologers who predicted wonderful things; but I have no reason to believe they predicted them only from the stars, or anything of the sort. In many cases it is simply mind-reading. Sometimes wonderful predictions are made, but in many cases it is arrant trash.
In London, a young man used to come to me and ask me, “What will become of me next year?” I asked him why he asked me so. “I have lost all my money and have become very, very poor.” Money is the only God of many beings. Weak men, when they lose everything and feel themselves weak, try all sorts of uncanny methods of making money, and come to astrology and all these things.
“It is the coward and the fool who says, ‘This is fate'” — so says the Sanskrit proverb. But it is the strong man who stands up and says, “I will make my fate.” It is people who are getting old who talk of fate. Young men generally do not come to astrology. We may be under planetary influence, but it should not matter much to us.
Buddha says, “Those that get a living by calculation of the stars, by such art and other lying tricks are to be avoided”; and he ought to know, because he was the greatest Hindu ever born. Let stars come, what harm is there? If a star disturbs my life, it would not be worth a cent. You will find that astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind; therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food and rest.
If you can get an explanation of a phenomenon from within its nature, it is nonsense to look for an explanation from outside. If the world explains itself, it is nonsense to go outside for an explanation. Have you found any phenomena in the life of a man that you have ever seen which cannot be explained by the power of the man himself? So what is the use of going to the stars or anything else in the world? My own Karma is sufficient explanation of my present state. So in the case of Jesus himself. We know that his father was only a carpenter. We need not go to anybody else to find an explanation of his power. He was the outcome of his own past, all of which was a preparation for that Jesus.
Buddha goes back and back to animal bodies and tells us how he ultimately became Buddha. So what is the use of going to stars for explanation? They may have a little influence; but it is our duty to ignore them rather than hearken to them and make ourselves nervous. This I lay down as the first essential in all I teach: anything that brings spiritual, mental, or physical weakness, touch it not with the toes of your feet. Religion is the manifestation of the natural strength that is in man.
A spring of infinite power is coiled up and is inside this little body, and that spring is spreading itself. And as it goes on spreading, body after body is found insufficient; it throws them off and takes higher bodies. This is the history of man, of religion, civilisation, or progress. That giant Prometheus, who is bound, is getting himself unbound. It is always a manifestation of strength, and all these ideas such as astrology, although there may be a grain of truth in them, should be avoided.
There is an old story of an astrologer who came to a king and said, “You are going to die in six months.” The king was frightened out of his wits and was almost about to die then and there from fear. But his minister was a clever man, and this man told the king that these astrologers were fools. The king would not believe him. So the minister saw no other way to make the king see that they were fools but to invite the astrologer to the palace again. There he asked him if his calculations were correct.
The astrologer said that there could not be a mistake, but to satisfy him he went through the whole of the calculations again and then said that they were perfectly correct. The king’s face became livid. The minister said to the astrologer, “And when do you think that you will die?” “In twelve years”, was the reply. The minister quickly drew his sword and separated the astrologer’s head from the body and said to the king, “Do you see this liar? He is dead this moment.”
If you want your nation to live, keep away from all these things. The only test of good things is that they make us strong. Good is life, evil is death. What does conjunct mean in astrology chart. It is the one test, that truth must make you strong and put you above superstition. The duty of the philosopher is to raise you above superstition. Even this world, this body and mind are superstitions; what infinite souls you are! And to be tricked by twinkling stars! It is a shameful condition. You are divinities; the twinkling stars owe their existence to you.
I was once travelling in the Himalayas, and the long road stretched before us. We poor monks cannot get any one to carry us, so we had to make all the way on foot. There was an old man with us.
The way goes up and down for hundreds of miles, and when that old monk saw what was before him, he said, “Oh sir, how to cross it; I cannot walk any more; my chest will break.” I said to him, “Look down at your feet.” He did so, and I said, “The road that is under your feet is the road that you have passed over and is the same road that you see before you; it will soon be under your feet.”
The highest things are under your feet, because you are Divine Stars; all these things are under your feet. You can swallow the stars by the handful if you want; such is your real nature. Be strong, get beyond all superstitions, and be free.
“To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink the ocean,” says the persevering soul, “at my will mountains will crumble up.” Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal.”
– Swami Vivekananda
“The first step in getting strength is to believe that “I am the Soul”. Me the sword cannot cut; no instruments pierce; me the fire cannot burn; me the air cannot dry. I am the Omnipotent, I am the Omniscient. Repeat these blessed saving words of the Upanishads.”
– Swami Vivekananda
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