in the intro to Jyotisha: The Super-Science
Astrology, always under attack in our days of 'scientism', is not a commitment to irrationalism but an espousal of rationalism born of a super science. To understand and appreciate it one should study the suject as any modern subject is studied in a University and not in the traditional way Jyotisha or Hindu astrology has been taught all through the centuries. These are not the days of learning by rote, which was the traditional Sanskrit style, but of critical assimilation, with questions always in mind. After the basics have been learned, one should see how the astrological interpretation born of synthesis, not an isolated application of a randomly picked predictive principle, is revealing something of a discovery, bordering on the marvelous and the miraculous.
reprinted with permission