What do bad times mean ?

Isn’t there a good time for seeding a particular crop ? Can you buy the shares during the war times ? Yes - certainly there are times for doing things. It is a fact that the planetary positions indeed affect our works and results, apart from other things [see the article - Is Astrology Scientific ?].

There are certain times and places for everything in the world. If you search for ‘ice’ in a desert – will you be successful? If you hope for ‘snowfall’ in the summer will you be happy? These are not limited to just seasons, day and nights but, it is an undeniable fact that there are certain times for doing things otherwise we will never succeed, find happiness in the world – the Hinduism says.

Rahukal - is a statistical concept

So, it will not harm all the people !

The ancient Hindu sages had found this relationship between the time [the planetary position] and its effect on our life and other things on the Earth. So, in the Vedas it has been mentioned that – the science of time, the astrology or Jyotish - is the eye of the people. Unless we know what is a good time and what is a bad time - for doing certain thing – we can never succeed in life.

The Hindu scriptures claim that – a person, who knows the astrology well [having eyes], can lead a happy life without falling on the thorns of life, escaping or minimizing the problems easily.
If you buy the shares, after studying the market, you will be profited but, if you invest during the bad [difficult] times of the market, then you will be in troubles naturally.

So, there are certain good and bad times that function in our life without doubt – the Hindu scriptures claim. Although each individual gets specific good and bad times during the life time, there are certain good and bad times [days and hours as well] that are applicable to all the people in general. For example, the Hindu astrology lauds the times like – eclipse time is highly good for doing certain things – for all the people.

There are certain bad times that come and go daily – and the Hindu astrology calls them as – Rahukal and Yamagand. Rahukal – is the main bad time that comes daily in the cycle of the time, governed by planet Rahu, the shadowy planet, chaya grah – in the Vedic astrology. This time of 1 ½ hours is considered to be bad – in the Hindu astrology and it also suggests that no good work should be done during this time of 1 ½ hours daily, and it falls on different times in a day - on each week day.

But, the present people argue that - ‘I can do anything in Rahukal without getting any bad effect’. It simply implies the lack of understanding of the concept of Rahukal - of the individual concerned with this statement.

No time is bad to all
No time is good to all

The Hindu astrology says that - Rahukal – does not do harm to all the people but, in fact it is good for certain people based upon their planetary positions in their birth horoscope and for doing certain things too, as everything is relative in the world - as the famous scientist Albert Einstein says - in this theory of relativity.

In fact the concept of Rahukal is a statistical concept. So, the Rahukal – might not do any harm to a particular individual on a given day but, if it is applied on the whole universe of test or a group of people – then you can see that the Rahukal – in fact is effective and bad.

Time being relative, bad time or Rahukal is also relative

For example, if a single person goes on a drive during the - Rahukal then no harm might happen to him, but if a group of people are riding on the bikes on the Rahukal - then there will more accidents when compared with riding during the other times.

The same time will be highly effective and good for doing certain things and really bad for others – a person who knows what to do and what not to on a given time – will get the success he desires, the others will repent later.

On the other hand, good time - does not imply that it is good for all. The Hindu astrology stresses that – there will be less number of calamities during that time and it does not imply lack of danger in that time – again this is collective.

Out of the 100 people riding on the bikes, if the accidents or calamities during the - Rahukal - [for example] are TEN in number, then the accidents in the other times will be – 2 or 3.

This will happen, even if a single person goes on - 100 different rides.

This is due to the fact that the Rahukal is a statistical concept. It might fail if tested on a single person or single event or entity.

For example, there is a concept called the – half life period – in the nuclear chemistry. This says that – the radioactive particles will die or disintegrate in to other particles during this time. One type of matter particles will become other type of particles – but, not all of them – exactly half of them. Each radioactive material [ex; Uranium, Radium, Thorium, Plutonium, etc] has a different half life period of its own. A particular type of carbon, an isotope of Carbon [C14] – has the half life period of – 5760 years. This implies that, if 100 kg of the particular Carbon [C14] is kept today in a sealed container, after 5760 years it will become only 50 kg of Carbon. This concept is used for finding the age of the ancient objects by the archeologists, often referred to as the Carbon dating.

According to this – if 100 particulars are kept – after the half life period – 50 will die and only 50 will survive. But, if only a single particle is there – it might not die after the half life period as the half life period – is statistical in nature, works only on a collection but, not on the individual scale.

The Rahukal too is such a statistical concept, applicable at the group level and not at the individual level.

If you want – you could test the effect of Rahukal - in your own life and you could see it works, not on a single event - but, on a group of your activities.

Whether we agree or not, these are certain rules governing the world - if you follow them you will succeed otherwise you will fail and fall. So is with time..!

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