Science and Astrology

science & astrology

 

Astrology is perhaps the most ancient subject and also in a way the most ignored. It is the most ancient because astrology has been in existence as far back as we have been able to investigate the history of mankind. Astrological inscriptions have been found on bone remnants from the Sumerian civilization, which existed twenty-five thousand years before Jesus. Bone remnants have been discovered with astrological inscriptions and with an outline of the moon’s orbit in the sky.

But in India this science is even older. In the Rigveda reference is made to a certain constellation of the stars, which could only have occurred ninety-five thousand years ago. Because of this, Lokmanya Tilak concluded that the Vedas must certainly be even more ancient: the constellation of the stars as the Vedas describe it could only have occurred at a certain moment ninety-five thousand years ago; so that particular vedic reference must be at least ninety-five thousand years old.

That particular vedic reference could not have been added at a later period. Other, younger generations would not have been able to work out a constellation that existed many years before. But now we have scientific methods, which we can use to discover where the stars were at a particular moment in the distant past. The deepest laws of astrology were first discovered in India. In fact it was only because of astrology that mathematics was born. To make astrological calculations, first mathematics was needed.

The digits used in arithmetic were invented in India – the numbers one to ten, which exist in all the world’s languages, are basically Indian in origin. And throughout the world the decimal system has been accepted: the decimal system was born in India, and it slowly spread throughout the entire world. When you say nine in English, it is simply a modification of the Sanskrit word nav. When you say eight in English, it is simply a modification of the Sanskrit word aht. The numerals one to nine, prevalent in all the world’s languages, came into existence only because of the influence of Indian astrology.

 

 

 

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  1. Chandraakant Dalal said, on 08/05/2009 at 10:21 પી એમ(pm)

    great analysiss on astrology


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