Autobiography of a Yogi - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary and Analysis

Yukteswar explains astrology to Mukunda, who has avoided it since he declined three arranged marriages based on astrological readings. Master tells him that only charlatans have brought ancient disciplines into ill repute, explaining that a child is born "under celestial rays in certain mathematical harmony with his individual karma". Metals and jewels emit astral light that can counteract negative pulls of the planets; Yukteswar is concerned about Mukunda's liver and wants him to wear an astrological bangle. Astrology is only another way the universe tries to encourage us to overcome our limitations and we need all of the tools along the way as we work toward our goal of eliminating the effects of past wrongs.

Yukteswar discovered the mathematical application of a 24,000-year equinoctial cycle to our present age. He determined that around 1700 AD a period of electrical and atomic energy...

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