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Mr. Sonal Sharma's Thoughts
Mysteries of the nature have always fascinated me. My inner has always
been that of an inquisitive child who loves to ask as many questions
about the nature of things as may be possible. Thinking of evolution,
what I have come to understand is that the universe evolves, like a
tree evolves from its seed at the time of creation, which contains all
the future development and qualities within itself in a basic form.
The growth and decline of this evolution can be measured with the help
of time as quantities in the form of years, days and months etc. and
the other aspect of quality can be explored through the science of astrology.
Astrology then becomes a unique subject, which studies
the most intricate problems of life in an amazingly integrated manner.
Astrology basically deals with the quality of time.
When I was eleven years of age I started learning astrology
at the feet of my maternal grandfather, Late Pt. Raja Ram Shastri
who was a scholar of legendary stature. In October 2000, I started my
own astrological consultancy under the name of Jyotish Anveshan Kendra
and also started writing articles on astrology and other related fields.
The one question, which I have been asked most frequently as an astrologer,
is that, “ do you believe in astrology?”
I think that I need not believe in astrology or disbelieve because belief
is for someone who is not aware of something, I know that astrology
is for real.
People are a confused lot today about astrology as they are told one
thousand and one different things by some people who influence their
lives in strange ways through print and electronic media most of which
is trash. One popular fad today is attaching the title of Vedic scholar
with one’s name nowadays. One day I asked my maternal grandfather,
Late Pt. Raja Ram Shastri of what he thought of vedic scholarship, he
replied, “ Vyakarana is one of the vedangas which will take 12
years to read it out alone and then it is to be mastered and then again
it is only one of the six vedangas each of which is to be then mastered
separately. After acquiring all this erudition, one only becomes eligible
to begin the study of Vedas.” What of the scourge of Vedic scholars
today then? I do not think anything else need be said.
Under the inspirational guidance of my maternal grandfather I had also
become inclined towards research work in the field of astrology. The
questions that were raised against astrology in the name of science
without any knowledge or investigation whatsoever in astrology proper
made me determined to take charge opposite these so- called rationalists
and scientists. Later I also presented a research paper on the scientific
nature of astrology in the Third National Science Conference organized
at NPL, Pusa in Delhi in feb. 2004. My research paper was also published
in the NPL souvenir. Among the main problems that I addressed in my
research paper were: -
1. Why is astrology required? Natural place of the astrology.
2. What astrology deals with?
3. The correct and incorrect systems of prediction in astrology.
4. Comparison of mathematical probability and astrology on the level
of principle. Why astrology is a better predictive tool than mathematical
Some experts in their respective fields like physics, chemistry, nuclear
science, astrophysics and others deluded by what is known in psychology
as the ‘transference of skill’ start condemning astrology
without knowing even an iota of what is astrology. Such persons can
be given no credibility in their views on astrology. Astrologers are
doing no less harm on the other hand as they try to create a false aura
of mystery around them and behave as if they have a divine persona and
there are others who in the garb of modernism start condemning whatever
they are unable to understand in astrology. Most of the astrologers
have spread this misconception today that intuition plays an important
role in astrology and calculations are after all just a means of stimulating
your intuition. I do not agree with these people because if you go by
intuition you do not need astrology because intuition is complete in
itself and in the same manner if you go by astrology you do not need
intuition because astrology is also complete in itself (if you know
What is practiced today is in fact a form of khichdi astrology in which
zodiac forecast is widely prevalent, Sade- Sathi, Sign based lucky stones
computerized horoscopes, computerized predictions and other forms of
instant astrology which needs to be done away with. There is a great
craze for computer horoscopes today but there is no awareness regarding
its authenticity or otherwise. One day when I was sitting with a programmer
of an astrology software I started noting down the calculations, which
were programmed in the software. When I checked them I found that for
combustion a fix ranger of 15 degrees was programmed in the software
for every planet whereas the range of degrees for combustion vary with
every planet and it also fluctuates which can be worked out with proper
In my view, astrology is to be re- established on the pedestal of science
(although it is already the most complete of all sciences), which can
revolutionize the way we think and live.
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