Albert Einstein The great physicist said, “Time is the fourth Dimension”. Vedas say that “Time is the first dimension”. They say “in the beginning there was nothing”. This concept of “nothing” is beyond the comprehension of ordinary human mind! It is so because before the concept of time there was absolutely nothing which is known as the “Shoonya” or ‘Zero’ or complete silence. Only the yogi’s who have attained” Nir Vikalpa Samadhi” state can experience this “nothing”and none else can. It is a state beyond time or “timeless state”.
Vedas say that from this nothing came a vibration known as the “Pranava” or the sound ‘AUM’. From this sound there emerged five symbolic instruments of creation of universes. These were known as the Five “Tan matras”. From the Tanmatras came five Primordial forces called Space and Time, Atmosphere, Light, Fire, Liquids, and finally the solidification of all. The mixing of these forces resulted in creation of the universes, as we know it now.
It is an accepted scientific fact that even the universes are time bound. The theory of relativity (so called because all facts are related to time) speaks of speed in relation to time. Vedas speak time as the limiting Factor for all creation. Every thing is time bound.
So the question came as to what is the scale of time?
The Vedic seers who are known as the Rishi’s, Maha Rishi’s, Brahma Rishi’s and Deva Rishi’s according to their knowledge of time and creation, have equated “Time ” in relation to the age of Brahma the agent of creation. His age is 100 years in a special time scale.
(Note: – Brahma is the name of the creative agent which should not be confused with “Brahman” the Timeless primordial force behind all creation)
The Rishi’s found that as far as the earth and the life in it are concerned the motion around the Sun is enough as a time scale for knowing the changes which would occur with the movement of the earth in relation to the Sun. They also found the “Grahas” (some other celestial bodies) Viz. the MOON, MARS, MERCURY, JUPITER, VENUS AND SATURN cast their influence on the earth. The seers also advised that every action must produce a reaction which comes back to the source of its origin in due cycle of time. (The word “Karma” means action). Newton’s third law of motion is based on this concept.
The Grahas (Planets) were found to be the best guides as to the type of forth-coming reaction good or bad in the moving time scale. Thus was born the science of Vedic astrology, which is known as “JYOTISHA” or ‘illuminator’ in Sanskrit. Vedas are knowledge taught by teacher to disciple through the medium of sound. They cannot be learnt by reading or memorizing. An ordinary example can be cited to illustrate the point. Ordinary “YES” means I accept. “Yes? means what do you want? ‘Yyeess‘ means I have my doubts, ‘Yus‘ mean’s reluctant acceptance, Yes sir means please tell me and so on.
Astrology is a part of Veda hence it is known as Vedanga (anga means limb). We call it vedic astrology because ‘IT IS BASED ON TIME SCHEDULES STIPULATED IN VEDAS ACCORDING TO YOGIC MEDITATIONAL OBSERVATIONS OF THE GRAHA’S in motion around the SUN in relation to the earth and its motions”.