Monday, 22 June 2015

Scientific Theories for the Existence of Soul/Atma?

Academic degrees that I hold are in science, so part of my brain is developed to analyze everything and later I, through destiny I guess, moved towards astrology and also philosophy. So, part of my brain is science another is philosophical and there is a bridge between the two parts where I am always transiting. My outlook is philosophical but my methodology is science. Recently, I noticed lot of scientific work is done on ‘Soul/atma’. So, came the blog post:- 
Is there any scientific theory for existence of Soul/Atma

Traditionally, science has dismissed the soul as an object of human belief, or reduced it to a psychological concept. Indeed, a soul has never been seen under an electron microscope, nor spun in the laboratory or in any conceivable scientific methodology. Isn’t the reality of the soul is among the most important questions of life?

The soul is described in the Bhagavad-Gita, the Hindu scripture as
Bhagwad Gītā, chapter 2, TEXT 20
na jayate mriyate va kadacin
nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah sasvato 'yam purano
na hanyate hanyamane sarire
For the soul there is never neither birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does soul ever cease to be. Soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. Soul does not die on death.
Although Hindu religion goes on and on about soul/atma existence, but now string of new scientific experiments has also helped answer this ancient spiritual question.  

What has science to say:-

1.A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“ has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Dr. Robert Lanza who was voted the 3rd most important scientist alive by the NY Times, has no doubts that this is possible. He gives a theory that implies that death of consciousness (soul) simply does not exist.   It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body (very very similar to what is written in Bhagvat Gita, the Hindu scripture!).   

 Dr. Robert Lanza, before he has been known for his extensive research which dealt with stem cells, he was also famous for several successful experiments on cloning endangered animal species. Robert Lanza Receives Award for Eye-Opening Work on Embryonic Stem Cells. Dr. Robert Lanza selected for the 2014 TIME 100 list of the hundred most influential people in the world, along with Pope Francis, Robert Redford, and other artists, pioneers, leaders, titans and icons. You can read more about Dr. Robert Lanza: 

2.Near-death experiences occur when the soul leaves the nervous system and    enters the universe, claim two quantum physics experts-Dr Stuart Hameroff, Professor Emeritus at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology and the Director of the Centre of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose have developed which holds that the essence of our soul is contained inside structures called microtubules within brain cells. They say the concept is similar to the Buddhist and Hindu belief that consciousness is an integral part of the universe. I am giving you the link for detailed read :

3.Scientists claim that Quantum Theory proves consciousness (soul/atma) moves to another universe at death . See more at:

4. American Dr Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose developed a quantum theory of consciousness asserting that our souls are contained inside structures called microtubules which live within our brain cells. Dr Hameroff, Professor Emeritus at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology and Director of the Centre of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and Sir Roger have been working on the theory since 1996.

 5. The Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith goes further and suggests that not only is our collective unconscious inherited, but it is in fact a genuinely altruistic instinctive orientation. [Now, this is what is the basis of my book, Palmistry -The Mystery Of Destiny, I call it karmic amnesia though, because of which we forget about our past births!!]. He says, the source of our moral guidance, the voice of which is our conscience, and which we have learnt to call our ‘soul’.

Now, I come back finally: Is there a scientific possibility for existence of -soul/atma

The scientific theories imply that death simply does not exist. What recent scientific theories are suggesting:--- Death is an illusion which arises in the minds of people. It exists because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is going to perish, sooner or later, thinking that their consciousness will disappear too. 
 In fact, consciousness (soul) exists outside of constraints of time and space. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it. That fits well with the basic postulates of quantum mechanics, according to which a certain particle can be present anywhere and an event can happen in several, sometimes countless, ways.

So, I ask you:- Do YOU have a belief in the existence of Soul/Atma? Share your experiences or thoughts.  

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

How to have more friends!

How to have more friends:
  • People react very badly to criticism; don’t do it, not to their face nor behind their back.
  • People like to be appreciated so express your appreciation.
  • Talk about what people want and help them get it.
  • Be happy to see your friends, they are God’s send angels in your lives (probably past good Karmas!) for they make you smile and forget all burdens of daily life.
  • Greet and show an interest in them. Remember the things that are important to them.
  • Be genuine in your feelings for your friends, DON’T fake your feelings, if you have to for some reasons then they shouldn’t be on your friend list, they are not worth it!

Monday, 1 June 2015

How will be the month of June 2015 for you?

June 2015 monthly forecast
Planet Mars rules over your sign and will shift to next sign on 15th. This month is full of cosmic activity and great emphasis for you is on money matters. From 1st through 10th, your expenses may increase, as money flows in and money flows out. Overall the month of June will be a very busy month. You could find yourself traveling and on the road more. On days close to 14th drive careful as your ruling planet gets close to Sun. This month may be a prolonged time of possible travel, miscommunications or may be misunderstandings with your close friends or relatives, so ‘think before you say anything’ should be the mantra to follow. Planet Venus and Jupiter, the two most benefic planets of the zodiac system in astrology, will move in each other’s company all through this month and favors matters related to home, family, parents, and professional obligations. During this time you can improve your lifestyle if you want to. Strange as it may sound this month you talk more (may be this is amusing to read!) bordering on arguments this month. Sun shifts to the next sign on 15th, if you are in sales, marketing or need publicity for your work this will be a boon for you. Circle date 14th on your calendar and avoid scheduling important works on or dates close to this date. 30th June, the last date of this month will be one of the luckiest days of this year, scheduling important property, home or professional meetings on this date or dates close to this day may great happiness in some way.

Planet Venus rules over your sign. Taurus, planet Jupiter, the planet of good luck and prosperity, will hold your hand this month. Astrologers consider Jupiter and Venus celestial discordant relatives of the same family. However, in spite of difference in their celestial behavior, these two planets have propensity to do go, bring growth, luxury, love and money in life. It is important to understand that there may be challenging or difficult circumstances but important cosmic event can bring positive changes and developments. Planet Mercury is traveling through your sign and will become direct on 11th, planet Mars and Sun are also transiting through your sign but will shift to next sign on 15th. This month you have lots of options and news related with money. 
In two months from 16th, increase in income can be expected. Property related decisions will also be beneficial for you. You may invest money in worthwhile ways or may be stick it in a savings account. Pay attention to opportunities that can expand your savings or current account.

Planet Mercury rules over your sign. Sun, the soul of the zodiac, and Mars, the planet of energy, will transit through your sign from 15th. Astrologers consider this an important celestial event. Nothing important happens in life without the presence of Sun and Mars, though there will be some difficulties and challenging situations too but in life nothing important or worthwhile can be achieved without overcoming some challenges and if something happens easily most probably it will not last long! I would also like to mention here, that care should also be taken not to overdo things at this time. Be open to having your horizons broadened and let the adventure begin for the rest of this year! (yes, so important is this planetary event). Having Sun and Mars in your sign will make you passionate, courageous, energetic and determined. Selling ideas and your talents, is where you shines this month. Keep a check on your anger though. Having anxiety and anger is very human under stress. Strange as it may seem to you reading this but you may have a craving for sugar and sweets so make sure that you keep it in control if you do not wish to put on too much weight.   

Moon rules over your sign. Presently planet Jupiter of good luck is transiting through your sign and after 13th July Jupiter will shift to next sign. Jupiter’s transit through one’s own sign brings many changes in life and also in one’s own personality. The ‘good’ or the ‘bad’ that you experienced and will be experiencing in the remaining few days were destined to change the direction of your life. But, Cancer, life is precious and all our actions should be proactive in life.
This month, the two not so good friends but most benefic planets, Jupiter and Venus, will move through your sign. You will have more money but also more splurges. You may buy expensive clothing, jewelry, perfumes, clothes etc etc. This planetary position also indicates you have some thoughts, plans or ideas and you may like to keep them secret still.  You may not yet be ready to reveal your plans and decisions too much about yourself to others.  Many times you could stop yourself from saying too much.  We often try to avoid certain questions about life as they make us uncomfortable. What we fail to understand though, is the fact that these are the questions that can show us the right path in life. Mars and Sun, the two fiery planets, indicates you have to take special care of your or health of someone close to you especially from 13th through 23rd. The last day of this month will be a happy and really lucky day for you, when Jupiter will join hands with Venus in your sign. You can schedule important events or meetings on this date (plus minus 3 days).

Sun rules over your sign. Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, will shift to next sign on 14th of July next month with a promise to bring new information and experiences in your life for one complete year! I may, optimistically, say this for you, your life is about to open new opportunity doors for you in coming months. You may get new work opportunities which may be economically beneficial for you. Coming two months period from 15th of June, when Sun (your ruler) and Mars, walk together, will be a busy period for you. Income from your business or career is likely to increase. However, there is a catch, I also foresee that you may have disagreements or tensions, with someone close to you and your unspoken feelings and the tension could make you quite uncomfortable. Before moving on to next important phase of your life, you may need to resolve these problems. It’s undeniable that our thoughts have power.
Under this important planetary phase of your life, you must harness that power, while using the energy of your emotions, to open the doors of growth in your life. This month there are important changes and surprises, you will meet new people, meet friends, socialize, and will be seen in the right circles. 

Planet mercury rules over your sign. Are you anticipating career shifts or planning? If, your answer is ‘yes’, than in two months from 15th, when Sun, the soul of the zodiac, and Mars, the planetary energy, work together bringing positive changes and developments. In 6 months from 16th, all the efforts you put in, will help you achieve success at the job front or business. You may have good relations with the people from politics or government which will help you to reap benefits in life. You will achieve success in your work; earn respect and status through your hard work.  There could be a promotion, new job opportunities, a diploma or other form of major award. This period of 6 months can be a time of profitable productivity, career advancement, and success in business. Things will tend to come naturally to you from now. With both Sun and Mars in your career sector make sure you understand and read professional situations correctly and understand what is expected from you by others. However, it will not be an easy walk; there will be a huge competition and pressure from your rivals to get ahead of you in this career race. This pressure is also indicated in your personal life. We all interpret things in different ways and this can create a lot of confusion. When someone says something critical or offensive to you, pause for a second and try to think about their background. Remember: Good things come to people who do good things.

Planet Venus rules over your sign. Librans have a tough time making up their mind sometimes but Librans your indecision isn't necessarily a sign of weakness. Follow your instincts and don't look back. Transit of Jupiter with your ruling planet, Venus, may bring some delays or frustrating experience for some Librans, but there is good news for you: Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, brings a promise to bring new information and experiences in your life. Starting from 16th, when Sun and Mars, walk together hand in hand, you may have opportunities to travel, study, expand your horizons, and may meet people who are of diverse backgrounds. Success in business is likely through expansion or connection with foreigners. Advertising, media and promotional activities are highly favored and could be one of the main keys to business success.  This is also an excellent period for positive dealings with your in-laws (even if they are hard to please ones). I have also seen some people are more inclined towards religion and spirituality under this planetary tide. Legal matters or challenging problems from the past can be resolved or can also be settled as well. Last 5 days of this month can bring great happiness that is if you are not skeptical. Remember: Unhappiness is within. In simple words it means, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy. So open your mind and heart to this wonderful planetary energy!!!

As per Vedic astrology, planet Mars, rules over your sign. The first 7 days of this month, indicate something important is reaching it fruition or finalization phase bringing with it great stress and pressure. One very important thing I would like to mention, Scorpio’s, if you do not keep a control on yourself then anger and frustration, may hamper your peace of mind. This is a time of increased psychological understanding and in a way a personal transformation period. Jupiter, the planet of good luck, and Venus, the planet of love and money, will walk together to bring positive developments in your life. You may see benefits in the areas of joint finances, shared resources, loans, taxes, intimacy, healing, research, investigation, and psychological matters during this cycle. If, you are looking for an insurance or legal settlement, tax rebate, or an inheritance it could come your way, and in a way now is an excellent time to work on financial planning and strategy. Build yourself a more positive attitude to improve life. Sun and Mars are two fiery planets and under this influence it is so easy to get locked into a reactive mindset, you just follow along with whatever is happening, you do what the people around you do, you react to whatever is going on and so you get lost in your circumstances. This way of thinking you tend to feel powerless and like you are just drifting along. A more useful and pleasurable way of living is to create opportunities despite the circumstances around you. Jupiter and Venus, the two most benefic planets of the zodiac will help you!

Planet Jupiter rules over your sign. Well, well, well…..are you thinking of marriage???? If yes, you have a good chance your wish will be fulfilled. Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, is moving hand in hand with Venus, the planet of love and money. Astrologers consider this planetary tide as important cosmic event bringing positive changes and developments. It creates marriage yoga for the unmarried and improves relationship between husband and wife. This is one of the luckiest times for relationships and love matters. This is the time to meet your made-in-heaven match, and your social life improves. It is also beneficial for children. Your respect and honor will increase in the society. Even for those who are going through troubled relationships, this is an excellent time for patching up any differences. Sometimes, this transit absolves an existing partnership, but if this is the case, please do not feel sad as this is likely to come as a relief or maybe "blessing in disguise".  The last 7 days of this month will be even luckier than you imagined, so if you want you can schedule important meetings and work during this week. All the best!!

Planet Saturn rules over your sign. June will be an action packed busy month for you. Sun, the soul of the zodiac, and Mars, the planetary energy, will activate your everyday life. For those who want to change job, in two months from 16th, may get not one but two job opportunities, if you are self-employed, you are likely to find more clients, and under such powerful planetary energy even if you have been out of the workforce and would like to go back, this is the time to apply. Your hard work will help you get good projects and business clients in your job or business. You will be more successful in hiring people to work for you, if applicable, and improvements to your working environment are also possible for instance office renovation, buying new computer, etc etc. Menial tasks or work where you have to interact with labor workers may tend to take priority. Your enemies may also increase and this may cause some conflict on the work-front. This month could be hectic for you and if job or work is not your priority than it will be health and diet matters.  You will be motivated to try new diet plans, exercise regime, yoga and will eat more sensibly. Medical procedures or programs, if necessary, are more apt to be successful.

As per Vedic astrology, planet Saturn rules over your sign. Is work or personal stress been bothering you? Good news for you, Aquarians, you will from now onwards feel quite free from responsibilities, making it easier for you to let your hair down and have a good time! Jupiter, the planet of good luck, and Venus, the planet of love, comfort and luxury, will walk hand in hand.
Because of its influence, you may get attracted and fall in love or your desire to get children will be fulfilled. For singles, meeting a special person is highly likely. Love and romance may enter your life or is enhanced with good humor and warmth, and social engagements abound. Pregnancy or childbirth may occur during this period, if applicable in your case. When Sun enters next sign with fiery planet, Mars, there will also be some tensions, stress and anxiety related with love, children, friends or close relatives. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband, love or your children, endeavor to overcome it with positive mind. Be strong in will and spirit whenever you encounter undesirable situation. There is nothing to fear if you agree with yourself to deal willingly with adversity whenever it does show up. Appreciate how far you have come and the positive things you have done and most important appreciate your own value in the world. This is also a fabulous period in which to take a vacation you've always wanted to take.

As per Vedic astrology, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and growth, rules over your sign and this month it will walk in close proximity with planet of love, money, luxury and enjoyment-Venus. You may prefer to socialize more and have good time catching up with your friends. In coming two months period from 15th of June, when Sun and Mars, walk together, your focus may shift to home, property, real estate and family. In 6 months from 15th, Pisces, you may be inclined to change your residence, or make improvements to your existing living place. You may move to a larger or more comfortable dwelling. In general, you are likely to see benefits to home, family, property, and domestic comfort matters from now. You may find a new space to live, a new roommate, you can renovate, redecorate, undertake an important repair or simply clear out clutter and feel reborn in the process. You can also focus on your parents, if you like, and may find special enjoyment in getting in touch with your roots. Buying or selling of real estate for financial gain is also another possibility. Sun and Mars, are two fiery and hot planets and their presence sometimes brings restlessness an unrest too. Please mark 14th on your calendar.
You may feel anxious and tense about some situation. Every struggle arises for a reason and a great life journey is never easy. Remember, an arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards, and such is life, when you encounter undesirable difficulties in this period, it means it is going to eventually launch you forward in a positive direction. Jupiter, the planet of growth and prosperity, will shift to next sign on 14th of July.

Your’ Astrologer,
Sunita Chabra