You believe in fate?
In Astrology, Vedic Astrology to be particular, by any chance?
There is a school of thought –which in fact is the base of eastern philosophy–portraying FATE as the carried over KARMA (deeds) of the PAST LIFE.
According to this belief, human animals witness their fate through “stars” as per their karma. Interesting, uhh!
Here you go:
पूर्वजन्मकृतं कर्म तद्दैवमिति कथ्यते
स एव ग्रहरूपेण फलं प्राप्नोति मानवः।
[पूर्वजन्मकृतं कर्म तत् दैवम् इति कथ्यते। मानव: स एव ग्रहरूपेण फलं प्राप्नोति।]
भाग्य त पूर्वजन्मैको कर्म हो बुझियोस् यहाँ
ग्रहका रूपमा फल्छ मान्छेको यही जन्ममा ।
[पूर्वजन्ममा गरिएको कर्मलाई दैव (भाग्य) हो भनेर भनिन्छ। त्यसको फल मान्छेले ग्रहका रूपमा (ग्रहका माध्यमबाट) पाउँछ (यो जन्ममा)। ]
“the deeds (karma) of the past life is known as daiva (fate)
that is borne as fruit in the form of planets (stars) by human (individual)”
Means what you do or what you don’t, what happens to you or what doesn’t– all — is because of the karma-guided influence of Grahas.
Sounds too fatalistic?
Well, it’s up to you to believe or not, but fatalism is not always fat-all fatal. Don’t ask me what this means; I may not want to elaborate further. Just feel the fate even if you are a non-believer or a uber rationalist.
[Vedic Astrology considers Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu as Grahas.
It considers Sun, a star; Moon, planet Earth’s natural satellite; and Rahu and Ketu, mathematical points–node and antinode of Moon– too as Grahas.
The word Graha, though roughly synonymous to Planet in modern astronomy, should not be mistaken here for the modern planets.
It’s but worthless to argue that Sun is not a planet. Because it is not. Pluto is no more considered a planet now; definitions and Science keep on evolving.
But, yes, Sun and Moon, and Rahu and Ketu are Grahas. Peace!
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