You can look for online translations into English if necessary. If you want to do research in any serious way, you have to dig deeper than that. On which people did, indeed, sit. Here is the scientific way how Jyotish Shastra defined the 7 days and others in Europe copied it. Even during Mahabharata time, Krishna knew the precise time when Solar eclipse will happen. Ignorant western countries will remain ignorant unless they will learn Sanskrit the mother of all languages of europe. Read the following scientific way how Jyotish Shastra defined the 7 days in a week:.
The 7 day week is not really based on western calendar. Firstly, lets look at how classic Jyothish Shastra of the Vedas answers to these questions:. Why do we have only 7 days in a week? What is an hour? Why do we have only 24 hours in a day? Ancient Indians were so well versed that they often used 4 to 5 different units of time. Sandhi in sanskrit means knot or junction and hence the junction points are named as pratah sandhya and sayam sandhya which divide the standard day into two halves i.
This is the concept of hora. Yes, hora is the standard hour. English unit of time and Sanskrit unit of time named similarly. Just as there are constellations associated with each hora, each graha is assigned rulership of individial hora. The order of the planetary rulership of horas is as follows.
So, the rising sign is very important. Likewise, the planetary rulership of the hora during the time of sunrise is noted down. The planet that rules the hora at the time of sun rise is assigned the rulership of the whole day. And hence,. Now, following Sun, the next hour after sunrise is ruled by Shukra followed by the rest.
In the above mentioned order of rulership of horas, calculate the next ruling planet that comes after 24 horas, i. In the same order,. This is the reason why there are only 7 days in a week based on these calculations of hora and their planetary rulership as mentioned in the vedic texts. One may be a Christian, Muslim, Sikh or Jew, knowingly or unknowingly they follow the methods of the ancient Indian rishis. This is the reason why Hindu dharma is called Sanatana dharma i.
It is funny how the whole world believes that the 7 day week is a western concept! The ancient Indians had knowledge of sophisticated mathematics during the vedic age — for example, the value of PI to 32 digits or possibly more. The German name for it, Freitag, meaning the Free Day. The Mesopotamians invented the 7-day week ca. Np pre-Constantinian calendar has ever been found that had Saturday as the 7thday of the week, even among Jews, who had no calendar weeks in their culture. So much for an unbroken chain of 7-day weeks back to Moses or creation.
It is always observed on the eleventh day November. This is done to stay consistent with the signing of the documents that ended World War Two. It sign on the 11th day of the 11th month at AM. Thank you so much for correcting that, Edward!! I gnashed my teeth when I read that!! The seven day week comes from the seven days of creation and the Sabbath, the 7th day was Sabbath as spoken by God, our creator. This occurred long before Israel and the Jews were appointed by God. I see that everyone has their own version of the making of our planets 7 day cycle, one has stated it to be a God, although which one of the many that were around 2, years ago.
Obviously not Christianity.
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Why are there 12 months in the year? At the time, there were only ten months in the calendar while there are just over 12 lunar cycles in a year. The months of January and February were added to the calendar The original fifth and sixth months were renamed July and August in honor of Julius Caesar and his successor Augustus. These months were both given 31 days to reflect their importance, having been named after Roman leaders. Have none of you read the Holy Bible — Chapters 1 and 2? There is God, who claim he founded the 7 day week, and established at the end of his 6 days work, a day for resting, unbounded by the evening and the morning.
Have you looked into why ancient india had seven days? Also check the time this came up.. Can any one tell When onwards Hindu adopted the week days?
There is no reference of week days such as Sunday,Monday.. For more information regarding the origin of Saturday or Laugardagr check out the article below. There is some reason to think it originates from the god Loki. A very long time ago my father told me that we had seven days weeks because nomads needed to have a day of rest about every 7th day. But it remains the best explanation I heard so far. In fact it still stands today. Just to give the ignoramus who wrote the article a little taste of the knowledge in ancient India, I paste a part of a wiki write-up on the Indian origins of the names of the days of the week:.
Seven Days of Week. Why seven days make a week? And wherefrom the names of these seven days have come? Every Indian will be pleased to know that it is also a gift of India to the entire world. This makes Professor S. The othe days were just numbered. And by the way, how did the Jews march around Jericho 7 times on the 7th day without breaking the Sabbath? Making war is work! When you find the answer to that question and if your honest with yourself you will find the true Sabbath.
Hint; the sun to rule the day and the moon to rule the night and for times holy days and seasons. Any thoughts? There is a great deal of dispute on how the Israelites before Rome destroyed Jerusalem counted their days… one theory is that rather than a consistent repetition of 7 days some believe it may have begun anew after the first New Moon of every month. Never instructed in Torah the Black Cube is a symbol for Saturn and you find it in Islam as well at the Kaaba where worshippers also kiss the black stone inside a silver vulva feminine as they march around the colossal cube.
As a practicing polytheist, I would like to point out that both the sun and moon are deities in Norse mythology: Sunna and Mani. Therefore the names of Sunday and Monday are still of divine origin. Once the Christians gained ascendency and named their realm of torment Hell, the name of the day was changed albeit still to that of a chthonic deity. I have not seen the citations for this notion, but it does serve to divide the week a bit more evenly between male and female deities, which is pleasing.
For example, In India people are not supposed to go to a temple or get a haircut on Tuesdays. Why do we follow both systems simultaneously? Firstly, lets look at how classic predictions Jyothish Shastra of the Vedas answers to these questions:. In Ancient Civilization, Indians were so well versed that they often used 4 to 5 different units of time. Sandhi in sanskrit means knot or junction and hence the junction points are named as pratah sandhya Early morning and sayam sandhya Evening which divide the standard day into two halves i.
This is the concept of hora or HOUR. On what basis does particular god given each day of a week..? Each day of a week is dedicated to a particular god. How did the seven-day week come into the Indian system? When did Indian gods start liking a day for themselves? Nitin Bokde Nitin Bokde 2. The Horas etc. But, would like to add how it is related to human body, the Lunar cycle, 12 month, 24 hrs connection. I will touch upon just the surface. It is for the same reason that you have 12 Major Music Scales-chords and 12 Minor scales- chords in Music equivalent of Raagas total In music you have 7 white keys and 5 black keys making them 12 in Piano, Harmonium and same sharp, flat concept exists in Guitar.
There too you have definite Harmonics calculation that is recognized by every human Body. So, Music has zodiac dependence as appreciated by human brain. Female Biological cycle-Menstrual cycle is based on Lunar and it repeats about 12 times in a year periodically. A perfectly healthy body would repeat cycle exactly on the same Tithi lunar day-lunar position w. Hence, the whole sphere around earth or rather a person Jyotish term-Jatak- english term-subject is divided in 12 Zodiacs and hence 12 months. Every person on earth travels through 12 zodiacs everyday with earth rotation.
Every Zodiac has Lunar half and solar Half in laymen language. Hence there are 24 parts of the spatial arrangement around everybody throughout the day. That is why we have two nostrils. The left-Lunar nostril when blowing full-open, it cause all cooling mechanisms of body and if remains open unchanged continuously for 20days, person will die of cold diseases such as Pneumonia.
Ref-Patanjal Yogasutram. So, every alternate hour 60 minutes , body changes from heating to cooling or vice versa carrying out all body functions and maintaining body temperature.
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Hence there are 24 hrs in a day. All the nadi-shodhan pranayam-Nostrial tuning exercise are done when Sun is at the Top,Below, east horizon rising , west horizon-setting. Plaese check details at -Nasal cycle. A CT scan showing evidence of the nasal cycle. The more patent airway is on the right; the swollen turbinates congesting the left. Detailed 15 day Nostril Changeover chart is reproduced below which tells you why 15day lunar cycle?
You all know decimal Number system is the one that is exhaustively used globally. This is very brief just to tell you why there are 24hrs in a day, 7 days in week, 12 months in an year. Just what if the week is off 24 hours then Monday is first and Sunday is last? It has been shuffled around a couple times in the last years. On Nasa TV there is nice video on the Sun.
This gives an average of 30 days. The circaseptan cycles are found all over nature. After reading these few comments, I know now why the world is so messed up. No one touch on the names of the Earth, Seas, and light or heavens or where Water came from. If we would just let God answer our other questions we would all be in harmony with each other. We would be a lot happier and at peace with all nations.
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The day for change is today and it's more simple than you realize. Most people sleepwalk through day-to-day life, passively letting time slip away. Unfortunately, the only thing that can usually wake people up to the intensity of life is impending death. But what if it didn't have to be that way? The book is designed to be read in under an hour and the effect is immediate. Within each segment are tactics for mastering control for your life; principles such as: Motivation is a myth You only have two choices, yes and no How to conquer rejection forever How BECOMING the problem will SOLVE all your problems Three sentences that will change your life immediately These timeless principles apply to everyone from the pending graduate to the seasoned business professional; from the time-starved parent to the weary pastor to the restless entrepreneur.
On the 20,th day of his life, the author sent an email that inspired and reminded a group of people of all ages to live in the moment. This group now includes you. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published December 31st by Thomas Nelson first published January 1st More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about 20, Days and Counting , please sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about 20, Days and Counting. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Shelves: non-fiction , self-help. Smith writes explicitly about his Christian principles, but most of his lessons are nevertheless applicable to people of any or no religion.
In a chapter about conquering rejection, Smith gives examples from his sales background. I read this because it was recommended by a client, Tom Page, managing editor of the School Communicators Network.
He wrote about this book on his SCN Encourager blog. Fill these events with people you love. Relationships will be enhanced and memories created. Instead, count them up! And never forget that each one could be your last. Celebrate little steps. All it takes is for you to simply decide that you are going to live your life with purpose Dec 15, Erlyn Lazaro rated it really liked it. I was glad I picked this book and I must say that I was rather blown away by the simplicity of the concepts presented by Mr.
Truly, brevity is the soul of wit. Robert Smith's 20, Days and Counting is packed with universal truths that we all need to be reminded of in our daily lives, for us to have a sense of urgency. I like the fact that this book is designed to be read in only one hour as the author stated, we need to allot more time for other things that are far more important in our I was glad I picked this book and I must say that I was rather blown away by the simplicity of the concepts presented by Mr.
I like the fact that this book is designed to be read in only one hour as the author stated, we need to allot more time for other things that are far more important in our lives. One particular statement he mentioned that I am almost always guilty of is that: We have an amazing ability to over estimate what we can do in the next five years and totally under estimate what we can do in the next fifteen minutes.
This totally hit home when I read it because I'm guilty of always procrastinating thinking that I still have so much time and later on trying to finish everything in a frenzy while I try to beat the deadline. There's a lot of points he raised that are equally important. But the biggest take away that I have of this book is making myself the Problem, as Mr. Smith said - Become your own problem. According to him, by doing so, you thereby take the outside circumstances and bring them inside. And suddenly you have control. We are all guilty of putting the blame on the circumstances, the people around us, management, the government, and the devil of course, but we often times forget to take ourselves into account.
And what a paradigm shift that makes when we become our own problem and start evaluating ourselves, what we are good at and what we could improve on. This book is beyond a good read, really one book you'll read over and over. Dec 14, Cheree rated it really liked it.
This was not by design or at least not by my design! I simply heard about the book I believe via Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership and thought sounded worthwhile.
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I didn't realize until I had started the book and went to the website to calculate my days, that was the case. Is there any earth shattering new information in this book? Not really. But it serves as a good reminder that time passes qui 20, Days is a quick read. But it serves as a good reminder that time passes quickly And also is a good reminder that time is the only thing we can't regain when spent or lost.
Whether we have a defined number of days on this earth, or whether we can exercise some control over their length, or whether circumstances beyond our control can cut our lives short suddenly and without warning, is all debatable. But one thing is for certain, how we spend the time we have is what truly matters. I think taking some time to get by yourself on one of these big days to reflect and plan is a good idea. Since I missed my 20,th day, I'll have to choose another.
Also noteworthy are the many wonderful quotes throughout the book. A very brief book with not a little filler. Not a bad book, but not a great one, or even an interesting one. Smith regurgitates a lot of pep-talk jargon. Nothing new, no incredible insights, just a really positive thinking man who wants to cheer you up. So, don't get the book thinking it is about productivity, or organizing, but understand it is more about motivation.
Ironically, the author actually states that motivation is a myth, i. Again, the book doesn't really get into the nuts and bolts of productivity - it's simply a lot of "you can do it! The only interesting part of the book was where he describes taking a few days to retreat into solitude and plan his next 20, days. Sadly, he doesn't give us any details about how he planned, or even what he planned. If only he had written a few chapters about that process, it would've made this book so much better.
I wouldn't spend the money to purchase this one; instead, check it out from the library, read it in an hour or two, and glean what you can. Jul 31, Loren rated it really liked it. I was first drawn to this book by the author's association with Andy Andrews, of whom I am a huge fan. Robert D. Smith works from the premise that one day he realized he'd lived 20, days of his life, and that those days just happened to him while he wasn't paying attention.
In other words, as John Lennon once said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. It's a compelling read, and his style is exuberant. All in all, I finished the book with perspective I didn't have before, so on that note I will recommend it.
Four stars. Apr 09, Tia rated it really liked it. I stumbled upon this book because a friend's wife recommended it to him. Some of the statements just linger in the mind for awhile and others give you a quick dose of reality. Highly recommend reading this book. View 1 comment. Great book to help you determine your passion in life! Aug 29, John Browning rated it it was amazing. Great short read for a better perspective on life. I have heard or read all, at least most I gave it 5 stars because I was able to hear the message better.
Also its brevity. Maybe I just read it at the right time. Some thing resonate better at certain times. Worst case it is a short read and you will feel better when you are done. What is important right now? Two questions to ask yourself. Our homework from the book club was to write our life purpose. This was a good process for me. Another great thought from the book was to Honor and Celebrate the small steps in life. Well worth reading! Incredible book, a masterpiece. Don't get misled by the length.
It's like a dynamo that's going to ignite passion and purpose in your life. Every chapter is full of so much wisdom and techniques to translate that wisdom into actions and results. An impactful book! Feb 11, Eryn rated it liked it. Quick read, some good thoughts about how to approach each day. This book was full of cliches and seemed overly simplistic. A friend of mine gave me this book. I found it very interesting. Smith has a unique approach to making your days count. Beautifully narrated. I read this a long time ago.
Dec 26, Jon Barr rated it really liked it. A quick read with simple not easy and actionable steps to make and execute a plan for your life. This book has a few very interesting ideas and concepts. It is a little light on substance. Didn't much care for the religious points in the book but really liked allot of it. Very motivating. In particular the seven questions to start the day. Short but sweet 'mortality literature'. I didn't really get anything new out of it, but I like the way that Robert presented the ideas - and I appreciate the brevity.
Worth a re read. Jan 17, Jason Isaacs rated it liked it Shelves: christianity. Stated simply, Smith suggests to his readers that we count the days we have been given so far and ask ourselves if we have put that many days of life to full use. Since we are alive for a short time, it is important that we make the most of what we have been given. His advice is helpful, but I believe that the advice this book and other bravado- based motivational books offer is most hopeful when it is applied on the far side of… well- spiritual brokenness.
I am searching for a more tempered word choice, but it is the only one that fully embraces our need. I believe there are two spiritual truths that will allow a Christian to live with the purpose and intensity that Smith has described in his book. The third chapter of his book describes in detail how a Christian decides to obey God- not daily or hourly, but moment by moment he does so by examining the Gospel accounts of the disciples who followed Jesus. This type of radical obedience and the resulting repentance brings the believer into a relationship with Christ that is as intense as it is liberating.
All desires must be seen as subordinate to obedience, and once obedience is primary- many of our desires find their God intended place. I recommend the entire book- and most importantly, I recommend the Gospel accounts to which his book is responding! The second truth is learning to be led by the Holy Spirit in this moment by moment obedience.
Living a Spirit filled life is necessary in order to obey God, and obeying God can only be done by the work of the Spirit. The Spirit is our Guide and Comforter, often prompting us to make decisions and show love in unnatural ways. The Spirit will work as wind in our sails, setting the course for our obedience.
However, I do not think a person will find his book to the springboard needed for long term commitment to intense goals. I believe this is best done by having a single minded focus to obey God and being led by the Holy Spirit. The book was a lot thinner than I had expected, I read through it in less than an hour.
That doesn't mean it isn't good though, there's a lot of food for thought in there. Not all of what he offered appealed to me. He quotes a prayer for instant that he prays daily, which was taken from the famous The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale: I believe I am always divinely guided. I believe I will always take the right turn in the road. And I believe God will always make a way where there is no way. To be honest, that is not my kind of prayer.