I’m going the way I want to go
Questioner: Should I put any stock in horoscopes?
If there is an intelligent man here, can you predict what he will do tomorrow? No, because he may do something that’s never happened on the planet. All your predictions are about things that have happened, isn’t it? He may do something that you have never even imagined. If your intelligence is functioning, nobody can predict what you will do tomorrow, how you will live your life. But if somebody has to write it on a paper and give it to you, ‘this is how you’re going to live the rest of your life,’ what should be the reason for this? It’s not that you don’t have intelligence. You have decided not to use it.
Horoscope is all about how the planets are influencing your life. Planets are inanimate things. Now, should inanimate things decide the course of your destiny or human nature should decide the course of their destiny? Human nature should, isn’t it? But if your planets are deciding the course of your destiny, it means your human nature is not even functioning to the level of inanimate objects. Dogs and cats won’t allow the planets to influence their life; they live the way they want to live—but human lives are unfortunately influenced by inanimate objects.
There is something to the arrangement of stars, but as usual we like to exaggerate things. On full moon day and new moon day; if a person has any kind of psychological ailment he becomes a little more imbalanced on those days? But do all of you go crazy on full moon days and new moon days? You don’t go crazy because compared to that man you’re little more stable, little more established in your mind, but he cannot control. Just the position of the moon is driving him crazy. It is happening in everybody. It is just that, not to such a point that it will decide the way you are, because you are more stable compared to that person.
Similarly, if you’re truly stable within, you let every planet go wherever they want to go, but you will still go where you want to go. Otherwise every little change will influence you. So if you are in a certain state of susceptibility, then these things will work to some extent in your life. But if you’re well established within yourself, no planet is going to decide the course of your life. Human nature should decide the course of your life. The source of creation which is functioning within you which you call as God—if God himself is functioning from within you and he cannot decide the course of your destiny, but planets, inanimate objects, are deciding the course of your destiny, then something is wrong. If you are a little more centered within you all these things will not influence you, you will go where you want to go.
When anybody says, ‘I’m on the spiritual path,’ what that means is, it doesn’t matter where the bloody planets are, it doesn’t matter what nonsensical Karma I have, I’m going the way I want to go. I’m going to go towards liberation. It doesn’t matter all the other factors, what they are, what the society may be saying, who my father was, what my genes are, what my karma is, what the planets are saying, but I will go where I want to go; that’s what spirituality means, taking destiny into your hands.
So either you can empower yourself so that you decide the course of your destiny, or you can allow the planets and the million other things to decide the course of your destiny. It’s up to you. Unfortunately people are looking too much at the other planets; I hope that they’ll pay a little more attention to this planet. That’s what is needed right now. We’re all interested in Mars and Venus and nonsense. It’s time you get a little interested in the earth and do something about it.
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