Dr.A.S.Kalra Astrologer

Philosophy behind Destiny /
Philosophy and Astrology

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Philosophy behind Destiny

"Karmanye vadhikarastey ma faleshu kadachan" - Lord Krishna to Arjuna in Srimad Bhagvad Gita

Philosophy behind Destiny / Philosophy and Astrology: -

"Just by working hard, just by thinking positive, just by keeping a good self confidence, just by applying will power & just by having a good concentration on the goal a person can not achieve success unless and until the time phase is also not positive in his life & moreover the fruit for which the person is trying hard should be there in the destiny of the person concerned." - Dr.A.S.Kalra Astrologer
"Whether we believe in Astrology or not but at some point in our life when we start suffering from some big disappointments one after another at a high frequency for a long interval of time we start believing that there exist something very powerful in our life which is directing our life and which has the power to change the course of our life what we call... Destiny!!!... and Astrology is nothing else but an attempt to estimate the destiny of a person so as to provide him or her some important guidelines." - Dr.A.S.Kalra Astrologer

1. Why God created human beings?

In this world, God has bestowed life in two primary forms: animals and plants. As human beings, we fall under the category of animals. According to scientists, our origins trace back to certain species of monkeys. We can consider ourselves as intelligent animals. Upon deeper contemplation, we realize that if we did not exist on this planet, significant changes would not have taken place. Instead, lush jungles would dominate the landscape. We, as human beings, have been instrumental in bringing about substantial transformations in this world, especially through technological advancements. Unlike other animals and plants, we possess the capability to drive significant change. It appears that one apparent purpose of our creation by God is to serve as agents of change. God has blessed us with intelligence and unique hands and feet to accomplish various tasks that other forms of life cannot. However, in the teachings of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna imparts wisdom to Arjuna, emphasizing that human beings are merely instruments, and it is God who is the ultimate doer. Thus, we should not assume that we are solely responsible for our actions.

2. No two human beings are alike

Every person is inherently unique, designed by God. Each individual possesses a pair of eyes, a pair of ears, a nose, and a mouth, yet remarkably, no two human faces are exactly alike. God has blessed every human being with a brain, but intelligence levels differ from person to person. Moreover, the types of intelligence also vary among individuals. Some excel in mathematics, while others have a talent for painting or music. Some individuals thrive in sports or athletics, while others possess acting skills. Each person may possess their own unique form of intelligence. Some individuals may exhibit limited intellectual abilities but excel in physical labor. Rare individuals may possess multiple forms of intelligence, such as Albert Einstein, who excelled in mathematics, physics, and music.

The uniqueness of every human being serves a crucial purpose. Just imagine a world where everyone is an engineer or a medical practitioner. Such a world would lack progress and balance. To ensure the advancement of our world, it is essential for individuals with diverse talents and intelligence to be born. We need people involved in farming, agriculture, dairy production, military service, teaching, and various fields of science and technology, among countless other professions. The range of professions available in our world is vast.

If we compare the lives of different individuals, we find that one person may excel professionally but struggle in their married life, while another may experience the opposite. Some individuals may be fortunate in both their professional and married lives but face health challenges. Each person possesses a distinct nature and behavior, contributing to the rich tapestry of human diversity.

3. Three basic needs of life are...

No... no... not food, clothing & shelter. We don't consider them as basic needs as they can be bought by spending money. According to us, three basic needs of our life are: - (i) Health, (ii) Finance & (iii) Family Life. Any person would feel painful in the absence of any one or two or all of the three above mentioned needs.

4. What is time?

Time is an unstoppable force that constantly propels forward, unaffected by any external fuel. It possesses tremendous power, and as time progresses, a person's life undergoes changes in circumstances and situations. Throughout our journey, we experience both favorable and challenging phases, influenced by various incidents that occur at different points in time. These occurrences serve as reminders of the passage of time and its impact on our lives.

Time is a fundamental concept that refers to the ongoing and continuous progression of events in the past, present, and future. It is often seen as a measurement of the duration or sequence of events and the intervals between them. Time provides a framework for organizing and understanding the order and duration of various phenomena, whether they are physical, biological, or societal. It is an abstract concept that helps us make sense of the temporal aspects of existence and allows us to navigate and perceive changes and patterns in the world around us. Time is a complex and multifaceted subject studied in various fields, including physics, philosophy, and psychology, with different theories and perspectives attempting to comprehend its nature and properties.

5. What is life?

Life is a remarkable voyage that encompasses the span from birth to death. Throughout this journey, individuals encounter numerous highs and lows, experiencing a range of joys and sorrows. Among the most astonishing aspects is the growth of the human body. The body of a newborn child develops over nine months in their mother's womb, originating from the fusion of the father's sperm. After birth, the body continues to grow, progressing through distinct stages from infancy and babyhood to childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and eventually reaching middle age and old age. This perpetual transformation serves as a poignant reminder of the passage of time, as we witness the physical changes and transitions that accompany each stage of life.

Life is a complex and multifaceted concept that encompasses the existence, experiences, and activities of living organisms. It refers to the state of being alive, characterized by various biological processes, consciousness, growth, reproduction, and the ability to respond to stimuli. Life encompasses the vitality and dynamic nature of living beings, involving the pursuit of survival, growth, and the fulfillment of various needs and desires. It encompasses the intricate interplay of physical, mental, and social aspects, shaping the identity and purpose of individuals and the ecosystems they inhabit. Life is a profound phenomenon that invites contemplation, exploration, and appreciation of the remarkable diversity and interconnectedness of all living things.

6. Activities we do in our lives

In our lives, alongside the physical growth of our bodies, we engage in two types of activities. The first type consists of daily routines that we perform on a regular basis. These activities include sleeping for 6-8 hours, bathing, cooking meals, cleaning utensils, washing clothes, and engaging in exercise or taking walks. Although important for our well-being, these routines typically do not make us acutely aware of the passage of time.

The second type of activities are significant milestones that occur once in a lifetime. They encompass various life stages and achievements such as enrolling in school and progressing through different grade levels, eventually entering college for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. This is followed by seeking employment, whether in the form of a job or starting a business. There is a pursuit for personal and professional growth, along with the desire for a suitable marriage partner and the eventual journey of having children. Additionally, there is the aspiration to acquire property, such as purchasing land or a home, accumulating material assets like vehicles and household items, and building a stable bank balance. Some individuals also strive to establish themselves in a foreign country. These significant life events and endeavors prompt us to perceive the passage of time more profoundly as we navigate through these milestones and experiences.

7. Everybody wants perfection in life

Everybody wants perfection in life. He/She wants a good education, good job or good business & hence good money, good house, good car / bike, a good life partner & a good married life, good children, good health, good bank balance, traveling in different countries. Many people want to live a luxurious life. But unfortunately there is always some lacunae in life or something missing in life which leads to disappointment.

Many people are financially sound & well educated but they are unlucky regarding married life. Either they don't get married due to their bad luck or they do not find a suitable life partner. Some people find a suitable life partner but they are unlucky regarding financial condition. Some people have good financial condition as well as life partner but either they don't have children or if they have children then their children are not obedient to them. Some people suffer due to a lot of health problems in life. Some people are tense because they are under debt or they have given debt to some person. Some other are worried because some of their child is not performing well academically, some are worried because they are unemployed or their earning is not quite good. Some are worried because they are still unmarried & they are getting older day by day. Some lacunae is always there in everybody's life.

Or if a person is happy today regarding every issue than who knows tomorrow or the very next moment his car meets an accident & he gets injured or he gets seriously ill or his spouse or some other dear one becomes ill or injured or dies. Or he loses his job or suffers from a heavy loss in business or becomes bankrupt. If everything is O.K. this moment who knows about the very next moment? Anything can happen! anything can happen at any time.

8. What is destiny?

Destiny refers to the predetermined path that the Almighty has written for our lives. Another interpretation of destiny relates to the circumstances and events that unfold in our lives, which are beyond our direct control. Destiny is a concept that pertains to the predetermined course or outcome of a person's life. It encompasses the idea that certain events, situations, and experiences are predetermined or fated to occur, regardless of personal choices or actions. Destiny suggests that there is a larger plan or design guiding the trajectory of one's life, often attributed to a higher power or a cosmic force. It implies that individuals are bound to encounter specific opportunities, challenges, and significant moments that have been predetermined in advance. Destiny can be seen as the culmination of various factors, including external influences, personal choices, and a belief in a higher purpose or greater cosmic order. It is a subject that has been contemplated and interpreted differently across cultures, religions, and philosophical traditions.

9. When a person starts believing in Destiny & Astrology?

When a person faces prolonged challenges in a specific aspect of life, their hope can wane. Human beings, being inherently human, may eventually reach a breaking point after relentless efforts when they question why they alone are experiencing such difficulties while others seem unaffected. It is during these moments that belief in destiny may take hold. Similarly, individuals who encounter a series of highly negative and painful events may also find themselves embracing the concept of destiny.

On the other hand, those who have consistently experienced positive events in life, have not encountered significant problems, or have achieved success relatively easily may not readily subscribe to the idea of destiny. They attribute their accomplishments solely to their hard work and dismiss those who believe in destiny as superstitious. However, it is important to acknowledge that while hard work played a significant role, favorable circumstances in their destiny also played a part. True struggle arises when, despite tremendous efforts, a person fails to achieve success over an extended period or when numerous obstacles hinder their progress toward their goals.

10. Events in life are beyond under our direct control

Our entry into this world was beyond our control; it was a decision made by God. God determined the location of our birth, whether it be in a sub-continent, country, state, city, or village, as well as the specific household where we would be raised. The people who serve as our parents and siblings were also chosen by God. Our nature, behavior, intelligence level, talents, and physical appearance were all bestowed upon us by God. We were granted the opportunity to be born as human beings, rather than animals or birds. Similarly, our death is not under our direct control. We do not know when or where we will pass away, nor the circumstances surrounding it. In cases of suicide, the individual is driven to such extreme measures by the circumstances they face, which are beyond their direct control. Naturally, no one desires death. Circumstances wield tremendous power and heavily influence the direction of our lives, often surpassing our own willpower.

Across the world, many individuals have spent months or even years confined to a bed, either due to severe illness or disabling accidents. They struggle to eat, digest food, attend to their personal hygiene, or carry out routine activities independently. Many of them yearn for death, yet it eludes them. They may even pray to God for release, but death does not come to them.

If our birth and death are beyond our direct control, can we claim that the events that unfold in our lives are under our direct control? Do we find ourselves in the exact place we envisioned for ourselves years or decades ago, in every aspect of life? Were we the sole architects of our lives, or were we guided by the circumstances we encountered? Have all aspects of our lives unfolded according to our expectations?

One could argue that God has granted us hands and eyes to carry out various tasks, but their functions are governed by the mind, which is under the ultimate control of God. God has bestowed different forms of intelligence upon different individuals, and our bodies were created by God. The circumstances we encounter in life, which are beyond our direct control, possess the power to alter the direction or trajectory of our lives. Rarely does what a person envisions come to fruition, while the unexpected often becomes reality.

All of the aforementioned points can lead a person to believe in the existence of destiny. When one begins to embrace the concept of destiny, a question arises: How can we decipher our own destiny? Many methods have been devised by various individuals, but one of the most powerful and effective approaches is Indian Vedic Astrology or Vedic Horoscope Reading.

11. Can a person achieve success just by the virtue of his Karma?

No, unless the desired goal a person is striving to achieve is destined to be part of their life and the timing aligns favorably, success in attaining that goal may remain elusive. There is a saying in Urdu language that translates to: "Nothing is received before its time or in excess of destiny." In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna advises Arjuna: "You have the right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions." This means that one should focus on fulfilling their responsibilities without becoming overly attached to the outcomes. Even if despite putting in dedicated effort towards a specific goal, one fails to achieve it, they should not be excessively disheartened.

12. Desiring fruit is very essential

Having desires and aspirations is indeed crucial, as they provide the impetus for one's actions. It is through the desire for a particular outcome that one finds direction in their endeavors. Without desire, there can be no meaningful action or karma. However, it is important to recognize that despite engaging in karma, there is no guarantee of achieving our intended goals. Life often unfolds in ways that differ from our carefully laid plans, presenting us with unexpected circumstances and outcomes.

13. Part of world beyond our perception & understanding

Progress in Science & Technology is driven by our perception through the senses and our capacity to comprehend as individuals. However, even the greatest scientists have limitations in their understanding. Take, for example, Albert Einstein, who formulated the Mass-Energy relationship. He could not foresee that this groundbreaking discovery would eventually be harnessed as the underlying principle for the creation of devastating atomic bombs. When these atomic bombs were deployed during World War II in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives and countless injuries, Einstein became aware of the unintended consequences and experienced a profound emotional reaction to his realization.

Our body has five senses: - 1.Eyes, 2.Ears, 3.Nose, 4.Tongue & 5.Skin 1. Eyes enables us to see and require light to work. Light is wave. 2. Ears enables us to hear and require sound to work. Sound is wave. 3. Nose enables us to smell and require gas to work. Gas is composed of material particles or matter. 4. Tongue enables us to taste and require solid or liquid food to work. Solid & liquid are forms of matter. 5. Skin enables us to touch and require something solid or liquid or gas, which are forms matter.

In this manner, our five senses inform us that the world consists of solid, liquid, gas, and waves. Solids, liquids, and gases are collectively referred to as the three different forms of matter, while waves are associated with energy. Hence, our senses suggest that the entire world is composed of either matter or energy. According to Einstein, if matter is completely destroyed, it transforms into energy. Thus, matter and energy are interconnected. If we liken our brain to a computer, these five senses can be likened to its five input units.

However, upon deeper contemplation, we realize that there are limitations to what we can perceive through our five senses and comprehend with our minds. There may exist phenomena or entities in this world that elude our sensory perception and defy our cognitive understanding. For instance, many individuals believe in the existence of a higher power such as God, even though it cannot be scientifically proven through current methods of Science and Technology.

14. Doing Karma is also a necessity in one sense

Karma can be seen as a necessity due to the diverse requirements of our body. Our body undergoes numerous biological processes that demand energy, which is derived from food. Acquiring food necessitates monetary resources to purchase it from the market or gather raw materials to prepare meals at home. Earning money, in turn, involves engaging in work. Additionally, our bodies require clothing and shelter for basic needs. With the progress of Science and Technology, new needs have arisen, leading to an increased demand for financial resources. To fulfill these growing requirements, more work becomes necessary to accumulate more money.