It is astrology to note that no two human beings are alike (even the twins behave differently). Everybody is curious to know the factors which are responsible for these dissimilarities.
Psychologists and Psychiatrists are able to understand the defects and the behavior of the human being only when certain manifestations are observed and made known to them. Competent and best astrologers can predict what type of manifestations may occur. This is being done through the study of planets at the time of birth and their transits in the subsequent period of life. For this purpose Westerners turn to the progressed horoscopes where as Indian astrologers study meticulously the Dasa-Antardasa mechanism of various planets. This is the only Indian system which can help for indicating the events in broader lines of life and also longevity.
Competent astrologers can also forecast the various types of diseases that a subject is likely to suffer. These facilities are not available with the scientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and physicians. No physicians on this earth can tell accurately the type of diseases that a new born baby is likely to suffer in the near future. Astrology can really help us in this matter and if we take certain preventive measures, we can avoid (or atleast minimize its effects) many dangerous diseases. Physicians, psychologists do not understand the cause of mental disorders. From astrological stand point these diseases are t be viewed primarily from the affliction of Lagna, 4th house (Sukha Sthana), 5th house (Intelligence), Moon (Mind), and Mercury (symbol of intelligence). If a powerful affliction of Mercury or Lagna or the Moon has the contact of Rahu, one can be certain that no medical treatment would be of any avail. To tell the truth, present level of astrological knowledge however, may not enable us to pinpoint whether one’s insanity (melancholia, mania, hysteria, epilepcy, schizophrenia, amnesia, idiocy, perversion, obsession and lunacy) is due to mental or brain disorder. In this article I shall now describe how astrology can help us to understand the inner structure of mind and human nature.
Mind as per Oxford Dictionary means the seat of consciousness through volition and feeling. This seat is situated in the brain. The brain and mind is not identical but not unrelated. In fact, they are closely related. In the human body the brain acts as the controller while the other organs, feeling, willing, etc. Mind is divided into four major divisions: Super- Conscious Mind (9th house); Unconscious mind (6th house); Subconscious mind (8th house) and conscious mind (1st house) or alert mind (3rd house). Negative portion of the superconscious mind is the lower mind.
My researches have revealed that when lower mind is well developed (i.e. in the case criminals) super intelligence faculty is not enriched.
The conscious mind works while we are awake. But the subconscious mind works during both, the awake and the asleep position. In the awake position, the functioning of the subconscious is guided and corrected by the conscious mind. The conscious mind can take action; it can evoke memory when it wants to; it can think actively towards a certain objective.
It is estimated that the amount which can be stored in the subconscious mind is very many times more than in the conscious mind. The mind stores layers upon layers of thought in its subconscious. Unfulfilled desires are buried here. They live in day dreams, night dreams, nightmares, fears, intensified fears or phobia. In fact, in popular parlance, the conscious mind compared to the subconscious is often linked to the iceberg – the part of ice-berg not in the sea representing the conscious mind and the hidden part standing for the subconscious mind. Subconscious mind can also store signals, sounds, emotions, and impressions; but even though it is not active like the conscious mind, the subconscious mind can play a large part in the thinking and behavior of a person.
Many psychiatrists believe that the impression formed and stored in the subconscious mind during one’s early years – from birth to about five years – determine the action of a person for the rest of his life. During these early, the mind is not only like a computer storing everything visual. These early stored impressions play a big part in the action of a person in his late life.
It is for this reason that parents should pay social attention to their children’s upbringing during the vitally important early years of their life.
Much of the work of psychoanalysis is concerned with the subconscious mind, because by studying the subconscious mind, they are able to get behind the reason of their patient’s behaviour. While the study of the subconscious mind (dream analysis provides vital clues of the subconscious mind) is till a relatively new field of research, there are strong indications to suggest that in future, a man’s actions and behaviour can be detected and improved by having a better knowledge of the sub-conscious.
When a person has to get up early in the morning, the waking time is kept in the sub conscious mind, and when the time comes the person wakes up exactly at the right time. The conscious mind is clearly asleep but the subconscious mind is on the job. The exact relationship between conscious and sub-conscious mind is still not clear and an enormous amount of work still remains to be done on this very important and interesting subject.
At the conscious level the mind has a feeling of ego. The mind also works on a higher plane. Super consciousness is a situation when the feeling of the egoism is totally absent and it moves to a state of Samadhi. The super consciousness plane of the mind is the mind in its pure state. In a sense it is identical with Atman. Sri Ramakrishna has said,’that which is pure mind, is also pure buddhi (intelligece) that again is pure atman (spirit).’ Sub-conscious, unconscious and conscious mind can be controlled through Yoga or meditation.
The preliminary techniques of yoga like Yama, Niyama and Pranayam can generate a higher level of consciousness by removing impurity and strengthening one pointless. Yogic exercises not only free a great amount of tied up energy but lead to emotional and mental relaxation. It gives us better control of our body and mind. Every movement and object of Yoga are completely natural, desiged solely for the development of human potential. It brings discipline and controls the mind and body towards health and happiness. If the mind is impure, be sure one’s deeds will be impure and sufferings will be there. So it is of the greatest importance that the mind and body be kept pure.
Through meditation the psychic centers or Chakras are opened. The Muladhar Chakra is the seat of the unconscious, and the Swadhishtana Chakra is the seat of the subconscious. In meditation all these past Karmas and experience become accessible. The continuous practice of mantra purifies and dissolves the Karmas. Super consciousness can be reached by people who have controlled their minds at the other three levels.