Nowadays, for anything that people want to do, they want to look at the planets and stars. If you want to step out of your house, the planets should align themselves properly. People are looking at the right time, the wrong time, rahukalam, gunakalam and whatever else. If they want to get married, they go and ask a third person, “Can I live happily with my wife?” Whoever it is that you marry, why can’t you live well with her or him? Or if they show some new kind of madness that you did not expect, why don’t you leave them?
If your intelligence is functioning, nobody can predict what you will do tomorrow and how you will live your life. Can you predict what an intelligent man will do tomorrow? No, because he may do something that has never happened on the planet. All your predictions are about things that have happened. He may do something that you have never even imagined. If any human
being’s life can be written before he lives it, that is for sure a “horror-scope”.
A horoscope is all about how the planets are influencing your life. Planets are inanimate things. Should inanimate things decide the course of your destiny or should human nature decide the course of these inanimate things’ destiny? It is human nature which should decide. If planets are deciding the course of your destiny, it means your human nature is not even functioning to the level of inanimate objects. Dogs and cats will not allow planets to influence their life. They live the way they want to live. But human lives are unfortunately influenced by inanimate objects.
So is there nothing to it? There is something to it, but as usual human beings exaggerate things. On a full moon day and new moon day, if a person has any kind of psychological ailment, he becomes a little more imbalanced on those days. But do we all go crazy on full moon days and new moon days? No, because compared to that man, you are a little more stable and established in your mind. That person cannot control it; just the position of the moon is driving him crazy. It is happening in everybody, but not to such a point that it will decide the way you are because you are more stable compared to that person.
Similarly, if you are truly stable within you, let every planet go wherever it wants to go, you will go where you want to go. Otherwise every little change will influence you. If you are in a certain state of susceptibility, then these things will work to some extent in your life. But if you are well established within yourself, no planet is going to decide the course of your life. Human nature should decide the course of your life. The source of creation which is functioning within you; if that cannot decide the course of your destiny, but planets — inanimate objects — can decide the course of your destiny, something is wrong. If you are a little more centred within you, all these things will not influence you. You will go where you want to go.
When anybody says “I am on the spiritual path”, what it means is, “It does not matter where the planets are, it does not matter what nonsensical karma I have, I am going the way I want to go. I am going to go towards liberation.” It does not matter what other factors there are — what society maybe saying, who my father was, what my genes are, what my karma is, what the planets are saying — I will go where I want to go. That is what spirituality means — taking destiny into your hands.
You can either empower yourself so that you decide the course of your destiny, or you can allow the planets and a million other things decide the course of your
destiny. Unfortunately, people are looking too much at other planets. It is time you get a little interested in the earth and do something about it. I hope people will pay a little more attention to this planet. That is what is needed right now.
The writer is a world-renowned spiritual leader