Vedic Numerology I: The Concept
Thus, whether or not a cow is a cow, if everyone believes it to be a cow, their behaviour shall certainly be affected by their belief. Note here that the belief might not reflect truth, but a common understanding. This is possible with human community as we all live in the world of illusion and only when we realise the truth, we can expect us to be free from the chains of illusion.
So when everyone believes a particular day to be Sunday, it becomes Sunday for them. Note here that, even though there is no astronomical basis for defining the lord of a weekday, the common understanding gives the basis. This shows that its only an illusion and because everyone believes in it, it exists. Thus when we talk of vedic numerology, it is the illusion, which we are talking about.
More than that the Julian/ Gregorian calendar is based more on convinience than any strong astronomical foundation. Hence, should Vedic Numerology base its conclusions on this calendar? To define time based on Astronomical Cycles, various calendars have been devised by various civilizations and some calendars which are particularly used by the vedic seers are the Solar Calendar, which measures a year with one complete cycle of Sun in the Zodiac and the Soli-Lunar Calendar, which is based on Lunar Phases. The soli-lunar calendar is again synchronised with the Solar Calendar, by adding the adhika masas (one extra month) when the difference between the two calendars accumulate to approx. 30 lunar phases. The synchronisation is done so that the Lunar Calendar doesnot fall out of synchronicity with the Seasons. More than that the philosophically, Moon has to follow the Sun as Mind cannot exist independently from the Soul.
However, for the purpose of Numerology, we can still consider the English Calendar as long as we have people following it with firm conviction. Who care's about what the truth, whe we all live in the world of Illusion.
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