India, which is the land of the origin of four of the seven world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, and has the most efficacious and numerous sadhanas (spiritual practices), has also given to the world the yoga system which is popular all over the world. Very few astrologers know that Hindu astrology is the most developed spiritual astrology which is somehow, till now, kept as a great secret with the saints of India.
Yet rarely people in India go to astrologer to ask questions about their spiritual life for a very excellent reason. The people of India have the supreme advantage of learning their spiritual lessons first at home from the elders in childhood, later they seek the guidance of some spiritual person, saints, yogis, gurus and other holy persons. Then they have the supreme advantage of reading such rare spiritual literatures, in the Ramayana, the Mahabharataand the Puranas that they get most of the answers to their spiritual questions from these books. My experience in U.S.A. and with people from the west coming to consult me in India has been that they seek answers which are sometimes quite ticklish because they have got interested in spiritual practices and, have rarely been in so advantageous position as India has of getting spiritual guidance from so many sources and so many persons.
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