Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Astrology > Original Texts > In Defence of Astrology
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
In Defence of Astrology
In Defence of Astrology
Description
Foreword
Science give us knowledge. Technology helps us to convert that knowledge into things useful in our daily life. Philosophy endows us with wisdom. Spirituality inspires us to attain joy and peace inside, and, establish harmony with the cosmos outside.

For his fullest evolution, man needs all of them.

Science generally helps us to understand the cause and effect relationship between things. When the effect is there for everyone to see, but the cause is unknown, we call it a mystery, or even a miracle. However we have no right to brand it as humbug unless and until we have discovered it to be so, after a thorough scrutiny.

While dealing with astrology, one – if he has a truly scientific temper – should keep this basic fact in mind.

Hindu astrology is called 'Jyautisha' in Sanskrit. It means the 'Science of Light or of Celestial Object'. Astrology – called 'Phala-jyautisha' – is a subsidiary branch of the same. Its relationship with astronomy is akin to that of technology to basic or pure sciences. It is a well-developed system that has evolved over several centuries both in the East and in the West.

The very fact that the astrologers (in the U.S.A. and not India!) chosen and involved in certain tests were able to predict very correctly the professions, important events and even diseases, of persons whose horoscopes only had been supplied to them, shows that astrology is not superstition and astrologers are not humbugs (vide Lyall Watson, super Nature, pp. 55-68, New York, Bantum Books, August 1974).

Lyall Watson is himself a distinguished scientist in Biology!

This booklet is actually a reprint of the article, The Fault is not in Astrology…. Which appeared in The Hindu (dt. 1.5.2001). Prof. (Dr.) B.M. Hegde, its author, is a distinguished person of science and the supreme head of a deemed university. He is equally well-versed in the subject of Hindu astrology and hence competent to present it without prejudice to either of the disciplines.

We are grateful to him for having acceded to our request to publish it from here.

We earnestly to hope that it will help to clear at least some cobwebs from the minds of the 'scientists' with an unscientific temper.

Back of The Book
Prof. (Dr.) B.M. Hegde, born in 1938, had his early education in his own village. He obtained M.B.,B.S. degree from the Stanley Medical College, Madras in 1960. Subsequently, he qualified for M.D. from King George Medical College, Lucknow in 1964, and finally F.R.C.P. from the Royal College of Physicians, UK in 1981.

He was the dean of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore for nearly ten years. At present, he is the Vice-chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, which is a deemed university of Manipal, Karnataka.

His brilliant career spanning four decades has many faces as a brilliant teacher, researcher, social worker and writer.

The awards and prizes he has won are too many to enumerate.

And yet he is very humble in his thoughts and deed, a characteristic that distinguishes a true man of science.

In Defence of Astrology

Item Code:
IDK765
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2001
Publisher:
Size:
5.5" X 4.4"
Pages:
24
Price:
$2.50   Shipping Free
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
In Defence of Astrology

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5246 times since 28th Dec, 2013
Foreword
Science give us knowledge. Technology helps us to convert that knowledge into things useful in our daily life. Philosophy endows us with wisdom. Spirituality inspires us to attain joy and peace inside, and, establish harmony with the cosmos outside.

For his fullest evolution, man needs all of them.

Science generally helps us to understand the cause and effect relationship between things. When the effect is there for everyone to see, but the cause is unknown, we call it a mystery, or even a miracle. However we have no right to brand it as humbug unless and until we have discovered it to be so, after a thorough scrutiny.

While dealing with astrology, one – if he has a truly scientific temper – should keep this basic fact in mind.

Hindu astrology is called 'Jyautisha' in Sanskrit. It means the 'Science of Light or of Celestial Object'. Astrology – called 'Phala-jyautisha' – is a subsidiary branch of the same. Its relationship with astronomy is akin to that of technology to basic or pure sciences. It is a well-developed system that has evolved over several centuries both in the East and in the West.

The very fact that the astrologers (in the U.S.A. and not India!) chosen and involved in certain tests were able to predict very correctly the professions, important events and even diseases, of persons whose horoscopes only had been supplied to them, shows that astrology is not superstition and astrologers are not humbugs (vide Lyall Watson, super Nature, pp. 55-68, New York, Bantum Books, August 1974).

Lyall Watson is himself a distinguished scientist in Biology!

This booklet is actually a reprint of the article, The Fault is not in Astrology…. Which appeared in The Hindu (dt. 1.5.2001). Prof. (Dr.) B.M. Hegde, its author, is a distinguished person of science and the supreme head of a deemed university. He is equally well-versed in the subject of Hindu astrology and hence competent to present it without prejudice to either of the disciplines.

We are grateful to him for having acceded to our request to publish it from here.

We earnestly to hope that it will help to clear at least some cobwebs from the minds of the 'scientists' with an unscientific temper.

Back of The Book
Prof. (Dr.) B.M. Hegde, born in 1938, had his early education in his own village. He obtained M.B.,B.S. degree from the Stanley Medical College, Madras in 1960. Subsequently, he qualified for M.D. from King George Medical College, Lucknow in 1964, and finally F.R.C.P. from the Royal College of Physicians, UK in 1981.

He was the dean of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore for nearly ten years. At present, he is the Vice-chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, which is a deemed university of Manipal, Karnataka.

His brilliant career spanning four decades has many faces as a brilliant teacher, researcher, social worker and writer.

The awards and prizes he has won are too many to enumerate.

And yet he is very humble in his thoughts and deed, a characteristic that distinguishes a true man of science.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to In Defence of Astrology (Astrology | Books)

Tibetan Buddhist Astrological Diagram
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 13.5 inch X 18.5 inch
Size with Brocade 23.0 inch X 33.0 inch
Item Code: TY08
$295.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vastu Pyramid with Syllable Mantra with Ganesha Figure, Shri Vaastu Dosh Nivaaran, Shri Kuber Mantra, Shri Yantra
Copper
2.8 inch X 4.3 inch X 4.3 inch
76 gms
Item Code: RU39
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Brihaspati - Navagraha (The Nine Planet Series)
Watercolor on Patti
Artist: Rabi Behera
12.0 inches X 18.0 inches
Item Code: PL74
$85.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ravi - Navagraha (The Nine Planet Series)
Watercolor on Patti
Artist: Rabi Behera
12.0 inches X 18.0 inches
Item Code: PL70
$85.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mangal - Navagraha (The Nine Planet Series)
Watercolor on Patti
Artist: Rabi Behera
12.0 inches X 18.0 inches
Item Code: PL72
$85.00
Backorder
Backorder
Budha - Navagraha (The Nine Planet Series)
Watercolor on Patti
Artist: Rabi Behera
12.0 inches X 18.0 inches
Item Code: PL73
$85.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shukra - Navagraha (The Nine Planet Series)
Watercolor on Patti
Artist: Rabi Behera
12.0 inches X 18.0 inches
Item Code: PL75
$85.00
Backorder
Backorder
Chandra - Navagraha (The Nine Planet Series)
Watercolor on Patti
Artist Rabi Behera
11.5 inches X 17.5 inches
Item Code: PK34
$85.00
Backorder
Backorder
Mundane Astrology (A Book For Astrologers)
Item Code: IDK929
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Subtleties of Medical Astrology (Vedic Astrology Series)
by Dr. K. S. Charak
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Uma Publications
Item Code: IDK469
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Secrets of Astrology: Based on Hindu Astrology
by Dr. L.R. Chawdhri
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
New Dawn Press
Item Code: IDE535
$14.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Aura of Astrology (The Essentials of Basic Natal Astrology)
by Kamal Dhiman
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Nikita Publications
Item Code: NAK336
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Be Your Own Astrologer: Vedic Astrology Made Simple
by Pandit Ajai Bhambi
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Wisdom Tree
Item Code: IDE576
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Wonderful service and excellent items. Always sent safely and arrive in good order. Very happy with firm.
Dr. Janice, Australia
Thank you. I purchased some books from you in the past and was so pleased by the care with which they were packaged. It's good to find a bookseller who loves books.
Ginger, USA
नमास्कार परदेस में रहने वाले भारतीयों को अपनी सभ्यता व संकृति से जुड़े रहने का माध्यम प्रदान करने हेतु, मैं आपका अभिनंदन करती हूँ| धन्यवाद
Ankita, USA
Namaste, This painting was delivered a little while ago. The entire package was soaking wet inside and out. But because of the extra special care you took to protect it, the painting itself is not damaged. It is beautiful, and I am very happy to have it. But all is well now, and I am relieved. Thank you!
Janice, USA
I am writing to convey my gratitude in the service that you have provided me. We received the painting of the 10 gurus by Anup Gomay on the 2nd January 2019 and the painting was packaged very well. I am happy to say that the recipient of the gift was very very happy! The painting is truly stunning and spectacular in real life! Thank you once again for all your help that you provided.
Mrs. Prabha, United Kingdom
I am writing to relay my compliments of the excellent services provided by exoticindia. The books are in great condition! I was not expecting a speedy delivery. Will definitely return to order more books.
Dr. Jamuna, New Zealand
I just received my powder pink wool shawl. It is beautiful. I bought it to wear over my dress at my son's wedding this coming Spring & it will be perfect if it's chilly in the garden. The package came very promptly & I couldn't be more pleased.
Pamela, Canada
I very much appreciate the tailoring service you offer. Many friends are delighted to see my last purchase. Hopefully more customers will contact you soon.
Ann, USA
Namaste Messrs Suresh Kumar/Vipin K I am positively impressed with orders from Exoticindiaart.com I have never had any reason to complain about my orders, which are filled instantly and shipped to me at the earliest time. I am grateful to be your customer.
Albert Cole, USA
Thanks many times over! Wonderful items and service!
Pomeroy, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India