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  • A Buddhist Perspective on Astrology
    « on: August 06, 2018, 11:17:29 PM »
    This is so very interesting! Are these the reasons why Buddhists were discouraged from practising astrology? Feel free to comment.  :)

    “.... astrology creates more time in our life—which is a major problem in Buddhism. Buddhists don’t believe in time. For them, time is an absolute illusion. The only time that exists is the present moment. The past and the future don’t have a reality of their own. The illusionary time that exists is what we call “clock time.” Humans have created it to better manage their daily lives (calendars, clocks, years, months, hours, and so on). What we call the sunset, for instance, is an illusion. The sun is not actually setting or rising. But it appears to rise and set because of the planet Earth’s rotation on its axis.

    In other words, astrology keeps us stuck in “clock time.” We wait for tomorrow, next week, or next month for this or that to happen. That creates “psychological time,” which means we mentally dwell on situations and get distracted from being in our present moment.

    Besides astrology giving us hints about the future, it appears to help us with knowing ourselves better. Not knowing ourselves is another problem in Buddhism. We’re always eager to dress ourselves with a particular identity, and astrology is the perfect way to do it.

    Labels such as emotional, strong, weak, intuitive, dreamy, and so on strengthen our sense of “I.” The truth is, thinking that we are those labels only limits the possibility to experience our true essence; which has nothing to do with descriptions.

    https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/05/a-buddhist-perspective-on-astrology/

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  • Re: A Buddhist Perspective on Astrology
    « Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 12:04:28 AM »
    Anyone knows what’s Buddhist Astrology? Is it Tibetan Astrology? I stumbled on a few such links on the net which I did not care to open. Pls share if you have researched it. Thanks.

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  • Re: A Buddhist Perspective on Astrology
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  • Re: A Buddhist Perspective on Astrology
    « Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 10:30:33 PM »
    Thanks for sharing. This is great wisdom.

    Also, just / hope to share this link (Michael Erlewine) collection of eBooks.

    http://astrologysoftware.com/books/index.asp?orig#1
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    Re: A Buddhist Perspective on Astrology
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