53-NO TO ASTROLOGY AND PREDICTIONS
Baba did not recommend astrology or predictions. Everything in life is predestined. Destiny (Baba’s or Will of God} superimposes over every thought, word and action of an individual. Baba’s will govern the whole universe. Only a Sadguru or Avatar has powers to predict or even bring change in the destiny which is very rare. Astrology is based on series of calculation, and there is every chance of miscalculation and failure. Even if astrological calculations appear good, it gives temporary solace to individual. However, Astrology or any other knowledge adopted for predictions may go wrong and result in more disappointment and grief in one’s life.
Perfect Masters and Avatar can predict and predestine.
In Babas words
Good and bad thoughts, feelings, words and actions are all due to the working of the mind. If the mind vanishes, one realizes the highest Self. Just as they are the givers of light, Sadgurus and Qutubs are also the givers of thoughts. Not only can they predict certain actions, but they can tell what will happen years into the future, even before it is created in the mind of an individual – for they are one with the universal mind which gives light, thoughts and everything. Hence, they not only predict, but they predestine. Things actually become divine will accord the Perfect Masters' will or wish.
A relevant episode
Since 1929, Meherjee Karkaria had been quite successfully doing business in Iran, and had no opportunity of meeting Baba. He had come to India once in 1934 to see Baba, but at the time, Baba was in the West. In 1943, Meherjee again came to Bombay for a visit, and against his better judgment, a friend took him to a palmist. Consulting Meherjee’s hand, the palmist said, “If you are not careful of your business, sixty per cent of your wealth will be lost.” At that, Meherjee sent a cable to his manager in Persia, instructing him to dispose of his business. He then proceeded to Lahore to see Baba.
During their meeting, Baba asked Meherjee, “What have you been doing all these years in Persia? How’s your business coming along?” Meherjee told Baba everything, and also about his recent encounter with the palmist. Baba twisted Meherjee’s ear and said, “You fool! Do you believe in astrology? Palmistry? I myself am God, and God can transform, create and destroy entire planets. Send a telegram immediately that nothing should be disposed of.”
Meherjee wrote the message, and Baba dispatched Vishnu to the telegraph office to have it sent at once. Baba advised him to continue his business as he had been doing, and Meherjee left for Persia. By heeding Baba’s advice, his business prospered more than ever before.