This week there was this article in TOI, where a man in Pune first killed his two kids and wife and then tried to commit suicide himself. This man eventually survived with all his family members dead. He now faces charges of murder. This kind of news is not new in media, of late family suicides and killings have become a trend, as though that is the only remedy to all the problems. But as I say no matter how much we disagree we cannot judge anyone. Why am I talking about this particular incident?? On searching the house the police recovered some letters which indicated that this man was very superstitious and thoroughly believed in astrology. He had written that ' his stars ' were not lined in the proper place and he had no hopes of a better future and that is why he was doing this heinous act!!!
Star studded death I call this. How can people be blind folded with such beliefs?? Pressure, stress, failures name it all, they make you so dependent on such predictions that you forget there is a part of the body called brain. Not to mention the astrologers who predict such stuff to make money. But having said this I seriously should not judge people who believe in this kind of stuff, because I am Guilty of it too !!
While in Chennai, and in my most depressed moment of life will talk about it sometime later I spent almost Rs. 2 lac behind these astrologers. This is what used to happen, I would meet an astrologer, he would say there is a problem and then say the problem could be solved by doing some pooja which costed little more than few grands. And I in the hope of a better situation shelled out. So much was the desperation that when things with one astrologer did not work I went to another one. Till one day I reached a very renowned astrologer please do not ask me for details of this guy who was known for his modern approach. He surely told me better things, but my problems remained. I kept asking him if there was any remedy, from my previous experiences I was expecting some pooja. He told me, "Sunita, I can take lots of money from you and tell you there is a remedy, but that is not true. The only remedy for a change in destiny is God which is as you know very difficult. So for 99% what I have predicted will happen".
I was totally shattered. And I would be lying if I told you that the thought of a suicide did not come into my mind, because this astrologer has never been wrong. But as they say there is always a first time. I had a phone discussion with my dad, who was unaware of the notes his daughter was spending on all this. As I finished my conversation, I was all tears. My dad is not an atheist but he is believes in the God Almighty - The Creator himself. He was never impressed with the idea of the crores of Gods or some human being who lived a good life being worshiped as God. For him God is God and no one else. So he told me, "Concentrate on the 1% that this astrologer has left. Don't look at the number 1 but look who holds the power to that 1%" .
That sentence changed it all for me. I do not challenge this astrologer's knowledge, infact I applaud his sincerity in not luring me into some remedial pooja. Also for the fact that he himself left it at 99%. From a very religious person I turned into a faithful one. Faith on the God who made me could not let me cry like this. No man on earth can predict what will happen to me, because my future is in His hands alone. And when I say that 1% is what I held on to I mean it. Life changed for better. Nothing the astrologer predicted happened.
I wish people get this message. Man as a living being has always been doubtful and curious to know his future. Doubt was also the reason why man lost his relationship with God. If you are in troubled times, don't let anyone else tell you what to do. Sit down somewhere and try to listen to your inner voice. You will hear it for sure, if you don't its only because your heart and mind are clouded by doubt and fear. Try to throw it off, not easy I tell you, but you will get there in time. And when you do you will know what to do. First and foremost it is important to be happy with what you have currently. Remember if some astrologer tells you he or she can do a pooja and ward off your bad times, why did they not do it for themselves and become a millionaire.
Astrology is a Science I believe, but we know Science is evolution. The theories and conclusions keep changing with changing data. So how can something so unstable bring a stable solution to your problems????