ka ae eela hreem hasa kahala hreem sakala hreem

ka ae eela hreem hasa kahala hreem sakala hreem
Those devoted to illusion enter blind darkness. Into greater darkness enter those who are solely attached to knowledge.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

pariharams/remedial measures and the relevance of Ganesha.

when there is a conditioning which negatively influences the mind and thus the body, the result would be a disease or a failure or an obstacle.

change the mind frame and repairable problems get repaired faster.

anyone and every one who tried honestly to observe the process would agree..it's almost impossible to control the mind frame.

all we can do is give the monkey a better banana to have fun with.

but before going into how to change mind frame, another basic question.
is there another mind which made the mind to get conditioned so?

as the conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious minds are only experience collecting boxes, from where did the likes and dislikes come from?

the genes of grand fathers/mothers or grand uncles and aunts?
a random accumulation or selective accumulation of tastes?

is this collective taste called the vasana of the souls or rather of the SOUL?

people of our past are responsible for our vasanas and thus for our mind frames
and we are, for our future gen's.

so our prayers should possibly work better for our future generations rather than for ourselves. :)

still, all we can do is pray and hope for the best.

Some one who came to consult me long back, was advised mahamrtyunjaya mantra 10008 times for 41 days. He really wanted to try.  But he couldn't just do it. He had no mind frame for even that.

So i suggested him to start a simple Ganapati penance so that he could complete mahamrtyunjaya successfully. This time it clicked. Mahamrtyunjaya didnt give him any other result immediately other than that he felt more confident to face the inevitable. (as per him..that itself was a miracle, coz he was so afraid before. )

an engineering student who had lost as many as 12 papers, was on the verge of dropping out from the course. He was advised to give his love affair a little less energy, take a yoga vacation and a few other pariharams. But something or other came up and blocked all his efforts..
he was given ganapati traolikya mohana mantram and 3 days of this upasana gave him the needed mind frame to do the other remedial measures.

i have seen in umpteen cases in people who are stuck..that they dont have sufficient blessings to start even the remedial measures.

One Ganesa mantra which can be chanted so that the remedial measures are executed without breaks, with the blessings of the concerned devatas is ganapati Trailokya mohana mantra.

vakrathundaika damshtraaya kleem hreem sreem gam ganapathae vara varada sarva janam mem vasamanaya swaha.

a practising friend asked me: why you prefer Ganesa..how can u give this mantra to other religion's people?
my answer: Ganesa is the lord of mooladhara.
the chakra from where starts the evolution from animal state to the higher one...

Aum Ganeshaya namaha.

Monday, September 23, 2013

existential vacuum- an astrological perspective

For a few of us, life is to prove to others that we are celebrating life.
to make money...to own a bugatti veyron or a villa in the most happening place...
or to have a happy happy family...
or to eat, eat and eat...
or to have sex till satiated
or to change the world...
or.......to attain moskha...!!!

well, anyways, it all mostly ends in vacuum....
what nexts give way to whys and what fors and we start deteriorating.....

core of core...our parents or child hood care takers instill a hero worship mode in us...
we see so many heroes..big brave brothers or fathers or call them Gods or Renouncers or  Saints or Leaders....
and knowingly or unknowingly we all want to be heroes...
and sooner or later we fail....because the benchmarks always play games....

surya- is the one who instills confidence in you
chandra gives you the mind
kuja gives you the drive
budha gives you the intellect
guru gives you the wisdom
sukra gives you the creative outlook and pleasures
sani gives you the discipline
rahu gives you the questioning mind and also gives strong attachments
and ketu gives you the detachment.

1st is the house of whole personality,
4th is the house of peace of mind
5th - wisdom
7th- sensual pleasures
11th- satiation
6, 8 and 12- dusthanas which bring pain, agony and frustration.

ofcourse...you need the grace of all the planets..to be IN the world.
But then, the dark vacuum is many a time the result of  a difficult Rahu , Ketu and the dusthanaswill .

Surya, chandra, a strong guru and sani are all so important, but then maya....the play of maya is a tug of war between rahu and ketu....it is indeed the game of the rasi chakra, the RAhu-SIkhi chakra....

will keep you posted..

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sri Vidya- very basic intro


Srividya is very ancient school of Goddess-centered Shakta worship where the primal force or sakthi which empowers the Shiva in otherwise samadhi form is worshipped through :

1. mantra
2. yantra; and
3. tantra.

Mantra- Here various sounds are arranged in specific order, chanting of which induces the oneness to whichever form including that of a yantra which is being worshipped.

Yantra is the symbolic diagram of shiva sakthi yogam which is used as a tool or machine.
Sriyantra consists of basically 4 upward triangles and 5 downward triangles forming 43 triangles in all and some symbolic shapes around it.

Tantra is simply put, the practise of mantra to use the yantra.
It is the utilization of the faculty to pursue the objective using mantra and yantra.

Srividya creates a systematic, esoteric discipline combining elements of the yogas of knowledge, of devotion, and of ritual. In the Shakta form of worship, Srividyopasana (i.e., the pursuit of enlightenment via Srividya) is considered the pinnacle of achievement.
If the aspirant is initiated properly, it is the ultimate path, because it gives you the experience of union with the Universe, the Cosmos.

And within Srividyopasana there are stages of practice - from simple recitation of mantras to long and ritually complex mediations.

For starters there is Lalita sahasranama where the essence of Srividya is subtly incorporated.
Anyone who has gone through lalita sahasranama would have seen the slightest explanation of movement of Kundalini shakthi through the various chakras.
And, modern science is now coming to understand how these energy centres are intimately related to most sophisticated glands like the pineal gland.

Various mahatapaswis before and after Adi Sankara have given their contributions in explaining this supreme Vidya. In the 32nd sloka of Soundarya lahari, the mantras and yantra formations are comprehensively expressed.

There are many paths of sadhana within Srividya. Only some are suitable for some.
Which is right for a given aspirant depends not only on one's level of spiritual development, but also upon one's circumstances.
But it can be stated that Samayachara is safer than Vama and Kaula margas because of the complexities involved.

All mantras cannot be recited by all people as there are compatibility issues. The only people who are entitled to recite any mantra is a Sri Vidya Upasaka.
There are some mantras that are not compatible for some, so the person who gives should know what is compatible and what is not, for the one who is receiving it.Only someone who is CHOSEN by Devi gets Sri Vidya. It is said you do not choose Sri Vidya but Sri Vidya chooses you.

Depending on the Samskara, capacity, tradition etc of the sadhaka, Tantra Shastra prescribes various ways of worship of the same Parabrahman. The various deities worshipped in Srichakra as tutelary deities to Mahatripurasundari. The main upAsyAs worshipped are: Kali, Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Chinnamasta, Bhairavi, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamala with their respective Shiva-s or Mithunas being Mahakala, Akshobhya, Panchavaktra, Kameshwara, Tryambaka, Kabandha, Dakshinamurti, Maharudra, Matanga and Sadashiva or Mahavishnu. Dhumavathi is a widow without a Purusha Mithuna. Other than these Mahavidya Goddesses, Navadurgas, Kaamakhya and others in the fifty-one Shakti-Peethas, Mahalakshmi-Mahasaraswathi-Mahakali are all indeed forms of the same great mother Mahatripurasundari. Each Vidya has its own Rishi, Nyasa, Devata, meditation form, mantra, Yantra, Aavarana, Sadhana, Kavacha, Hridaya, Sahasranama etc.

The great galaxy of Devi worshippers includes Devas and seers- among who are the celebrated are Manu, Chandra, Kubera, Manmatha, Lopamudra, Sage Agastya, Skanda, Dattatreya, Indra and sage Durvasa.Some texts also mention Nandikeshwara, Surya, Yama, Shankara and Vishnu as well. Each of them has propagated their own schools regarding the worship methodology and significance of Srichakra and also the pattern of Srividya Mahamantra.

The two most prominent schools of Srividya are Kadi Vidya which traces back to Manmatha and Hadi Vidya, with Sri Lopamudra as its propagator.
1. Kaadi vidya - Kali krama or Samayamata or Kundalini yoga.
2. Haadi Vidya - Sundari krama or Hamsavidya or Kaulamata.

No doubt, SriVidya is one of the most powerful vidyas, but it is not for the ones who take upasana casually. It needs tremendous discipline and devotion.
But, the ones who practice Srividya ardently will vouch for it, Mahatripurasundari or Lalita or Para sakthi, whatever name you call Her, is the most benevolent one. She rains amritam on your yearning soul.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

the ultimate curse

Son of Acharya Drona and Krpi (hathayogini sister of Krpacharya) and Grand son of Sage Bharadwaja, Aswatthama is considered to be a chiranjeevin...
Cursed by Lord Krishna, he is said to be still alive, with a wound that never heals..

To have great Dronacharya as father, Aswatthama should have had a wonderful 9th house.
And, to have a grand father as great as Bharadwaja, he should have had a superb 9th of 9th, namely the 5th.
To have a hathayogini mother, his 4th house should have been good.

and, he had the ultimate bad luck to restlessly, desperately wander forever without mukthi....
very very interesting.....

aswatthama had a difficult, poverty stricken childhood(lagna and 2nd houses)
his association was with people like duryodhana, or rather he had to serve, duryodhana.
this must be the result of a difficult 3rd and 6th houses..
further support comes from the fact that he had a jealous disposition (to arjuna.)
Drona, though he loved aswatthama, had more guru/fatherly feeling for arjuna which pained aswatthama very badly. (sun difficult)

does the dictum bhavanadhipai samastham vichinthayeth hold good here, or is it the graha avasthas which prove to be more relevant?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

the truth about RAHU




i have experienced a different sense of truth, rights and wrongs.



Thursday, June 20, 2013

more on neecha bhanga rajayoga

there are many rules for neecha bhanga rajayogas but this is what i use, from my experience:

1) if a planet in neecha, then the lord of that neecha rasi should be in a good beneficial position in strength from both lagna and chandra.

or 2) the planet who gets exalted in the previously mentioned neecha rasi, should be in a good beneficial position in strength

eg. mesha lagna, with neecha sani in it.
for simplicity sake, lets suppose chandra is also in mesha.

then neecha bhanga of sani should be brought about by Kuja or Surya.

if it is by surya, i would prefer surya to be in 1st, 3rd, 5th or 9th,
rather than in 7th or 10th, as 7th happens to be surya's neecha rasi thula and 10th- makara- a satru kshetra.

(so, lets not get stuck to the conventionally used rules like the neecha bhanga causing planet has to be in a kendra.)

now, can navamsas act in neecha bhanga rajayoga?
yes, by helping us assess the balam of grahas.
(navamsa is only one method of assessing strength..lets not forget shadbalas..ishta phala etc...)

suppose a planet is neecha in navamsa, will neecha bhanga happen by the corresponding planets occupying the positions as mentioned before?

i strongly believe, navamsas are only for assessment of balam and not phalam.
balam = strength
phalam = result.

if you want to make life complicated go for all the navamsa based intricate predictions.
believe me, you will have a very tough time..
for each ayanamsa method you will have different navamsas!

when simple rules are applied with sense, we get good results.
why complicate?

what is the result of neecha bhanga raja yoga?
and is it possible to calculate the time of cancellation of debility?

suppose, sani is neecha what is the result?
will it cause severe lack of discipline?
vata imbalance?
a very high desire to be a leader, but still no drive to pursue it?

now u may understand why sani gets neecha bhanga through surya or kuja?
those 2 planets are high drive personalities.

if, sani gets aspected/combined with kuja or surya, then neecha bhanga gets more expressiveness (like how einstein got neecha bhanga by the yoga of exalted sukra with neecha budha.)

time period?
look out for the dasa apaharas of bhanga causing planets.

it is an exciting exercise.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Results for Gemstones

Some astrologers and jewellers assure that a gemstone will solve all the problems.
Lets see:

If anyone wears a Ruby / Manikyam will that take care of his Surya/Sun affliction?
or for that matter can any stone be a remedy for graha doshas?

it is like asking, if one chants mahamrtyunjaya 108 times, will one get cured of his diseases, will he get extension of life? or how many days/years/no of times one should chant to get results?

I answer, it is all about your mind...if you wear it/chant with poorna arpanam, (full devotion), it will surely help you in reducing the evils..will bring more positivity.

"have you tested it?"
apparently, only 5 out of 100 cases, gemstones have helped.
atleast 50 of 100 cases, regular chantings have helped.
a combination of both, better.

i suggest gemstones, when i feel the concerned person's energy is very low.
sometimes, the energy levels are so low, that you can't even pray!
travel, trekking, a good book..anything can change the mind set...
it is all about how to trigger the change...

i have seen many who have never broken daily religious rituals and yet affected by very serious mundane issues. the saying goes like: even siva and krishna had to suffer the wrath of grahas!
But the way, practitioners rebound and the in-disciplined ones suffer have to be really observed!

Let me summarize the way Gemstones have to be worn.

Keep the stone/(however u want to wear, as a ring..bracelet or whatever) at a positive energy zone, say in your pooja room..
Chant the mantra for the graha (more the number of times you chant, the better.), for a minimum of 7 days, and then only wear it.

try to wear Ruby (for surya/sun
on a Sunday btwn 6 30 and 7 30 am on rt ring finger
Pearl/muthu for Chandra/moon on monday, same time, on rt ring finger
Pavizham/Coral for Kuja/Mars on tuesday(time remains same), on rt ring finger
Maratakam/emerald for Budha/mercury on wednesday on rt little finger
Yellow sapphire//pushyaragam for Gur/jupiter on thursday on rt index or ring finger
Diamond/ vajram for Sukra/venus on friday on rt thumb or middle finger
Blue sapphire/indraneelam for sani/saturn on saturday on rt middle finger

gomedaka/hessonite garnet for rahu/dragons head on saturday  on lt middle finger
Cats eye/vaidhoorya for ketu/dragon's tail on tuesday on lt ring finger.

for graha mantras refer:

i have come to understand that a small stone with good transparency and color will work better than large stone with less clarity. Also, don't bother too much if it has to be in silver or gold or copper.
Silver is very much ok.

it is better that we wear stones after a proper analysis.
for eg. wearing cats eye during the period of chandra dasa or surya dasa may prove to be very difficult.

good luck.

Spiritual effects of Guru/Jupiter transit into Mithuna/Gemini

When we consider transits, most importance is generally given to Jupiter's and Saturn's.
Jupiter's movement into Gemini will take some more time to be fully felt as per the 2nd line of the sloka:

Dinakara rudhirou pravesa kalae
GuruBhrgujou bhavanasya madhyayathou
Ravisuthasasinou vinirgamasthou
sasithanaya: phaladasthu sarvakaalam.

who all will gain maximum?
(lagna or moon in these signs)
Rishabha rasi people will have Guru in 2nd and Sani in 6th.
Simha rasi----------Guru in 11th and Sani in 3rd
Dhanu--------------Guru in 7th and Sani in 11th

But it is Libra/Thula and aquarius/Kumbha rasi people who will feel the spiritual effects of Guru's transit more than any other signs, as Guru will be in 9th or 5th and at the same time Sani+ rahu is unsettling in janma/lagna or 9th respectively for those signs.

it goes without saying that we will have to consider the total effect of relative positions from lagna-chandra and surya rasis.

lets keep watching..

Saturday, June 8, 2013


planetary combinations or states which make you feel high in your own eyes as well as in others' can be called rajayogas.

suppose, one has a raja yoga combination in one's chart but had no supporting dasa- apaharas, then, the yoga gets wasted.

As an example, lets take the case of a person with neecha Sani. He got cancellation of debility through exalted Sukra, in lagna Kendra. But he didn't get Sukra dasa or Sani dasa, in his life. This fisherman's life never really had any highs. During the apaharas of Sukra, he had small improvements, but never anything which provided neechabhanga or cancellation of debility. Sukra exalted people, will do well when art is practised with devotion, a very difficult pariharam to do as art practice, generally fills one up with negative ego.

this man's only son died, struck with lightning at an age of 16.
here's the son's data: april 18, 1978, thrissur dt, kerala. at 6 15 pm

with thula lagna, uccha surya, in 7th with lagnadhipa Sukra and 11th chandra, it was difficult to understand why the person died so, in sukra-sani period.

tried changing time of birth to 6: 01 pm and the lagna change to kannya, made things clearer.
ayanamsas...sidhantas...changed times...lot of things can contribute to the confusion..
may the new students gain something from this...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Remedies and Navagraha temples at Kumbhakonam

Shanti pariharams in Nadi readings mostly suggest to visit the navagraha temples near Kumbhakonam.

from kochi, the trip by car was not as tiring as i thought...good roads...and the climate was not as hot as i thought it would be!

i happened to visit the Guru Vasishteswara  temple at Thittai too.
read about the way chandrakantham stone is set above the Siva linga, that the stone absorbs moisture from the air, converts that into a drop of water and drips onto the Linga every 20-24 mins!
it was an amazing experience.

let me not discuss about the parihara poojas, but deep prayers at those temples really cleanses your soul. Of course, i agree that prayers from any where will do good, but i feel, some places give you a better platform to pray..to connect...


Saturday, April 13, 2013

The difference between mantra sthaana and upasana sthaana.

we all know that 5th house is the mantra sthaana and 9th is upasana.
can 5th and 9th be different directions?
for eg. if mercury is in 5th house in mesha/aries and ketu in 9th house, leo, who should one pursue?
sreekrishna or ganesha?

lagna is this birth, 5th is poorva punnya, ie carry over from past birth and 9th is parapunnya or what you carry to next birth.

from this logic, isn't it better to pursue the 9th instead of what is already over, namely, whats indicated by 5th?

but can one pursue what is indicated in 9th without the support of 5th?
so, may be we should start with what is indicated in 5th and then progress to 9th.

Monday, April 8, 2013

changing fate through remedies/propitiations

Is there some thing called absolute destiny, or can we do any thing to influence it?

As we are the media through which so many dramas (leela) are going on, surely there must be some thing that we can do about it.

Every time we think of exercising will power, we will remember our past futile attempts.
Or some climate which worked against our will.

Do we have the real power to exercise will power?
Or even that is a leela of the Absolute?

(can an iron piece decide how it should behave, or is it fully about the decision of the one who is handling it?)

During Kuja (occupying 7th house) dasa - Shukra (occupying 12th) apahara period, i had told one lady who consulted me that she will have to be careful of her loyalties in relationship.

She wanted to be careful, yet she couldn't resist the temptations and reached a situation which made her tremendously guilty.

This is not a stand alone case.

Why is it that we can't exercise will power even when we pray?
Prayers are supposed to make us more strong, then what goes wrong?

I know a thousand mothers who have prayed so ardently for their dying kids.
I know only a few who succeeded.

So is it that only a small percentage succeed?
Then is it all just a chance?

When we have a clear intention for a prayer, our heart may not be fully absorbed in the prayer.
May be, the mind takes over.

Many times, i have observed that only after i become fully helpless, only when i get desperate that my prayers won't help me, at His own Time and pace, Help appears.

Mantras and prayers, if done not bribing, but with a full heart..work.
Mantras and prayers are positive distractions for the street smart mind.

We may start quite mechanically, but with time, we may get layam (absorption into it)
But, even for this we need Grace.
So, whose game is it?!!

May He give us the power to pray.
To be absorbed into our prayers.

Om Shanti..shanti..shanti:

Friday, March 15, 2013

siva rathri for libra and gemini

people with chandra in thula/libra or with thula as ascendant had no marked spiritual experiences during this siva rathri or amavasya next day., though the 5th house was in play.
(but it was observed that there were emotional melodramas in 3 cases out of 10..)

whereas for gemini or mithuna(9th house is kumbha for these people) this was a marked introvert phase.

9th is more important for spiritual practice than 5th..?

Monday, March 11, 2013


25th february 2013 was fullmoon of the month of kumbha
11th march 2013 is newmoon.

but siva ratri is not on new moon.
it is on maagha chaturdasi, ie the day before new moon.

when there is no moon,
there is no mind.

when there is no mind..
your soul merges into His.





10-03-2013, 10 pm, kochi


imagine what must happened to thula/libra ascendant people at 10 pm IST tonite!
see the 5th house
and the 8th guru.

will ask my libra ascendant friends and come back.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Saturn/sani- laziness or discipline?

we say- mando alasaha.
which means- saturn is lazy or the one with saturnian influence is lazy.

when saturn comes into lagna/ascendant or into 5th house, we expect the person to be dull.
we have so many very creative and hard working people with saturn in these houses.
once again the principle of lord of house is more important than the planet occupying the house.

i have experienced that a good saturn will make one-
disciplined, persevering, just and truthful.

saturn/sani in 6th house and longevity or length of life

Astrology is one of the toughest sciences as,
n number of contradicting rules have to be weighed and judged to come to right conclusions.

First thing that we study in a horoscope is longevity.
If ascending sign, it's lord, the planet occupying it,
8th house, its lord and whoever aspects it, are all positive
we come to a conclusion that there is full potential for a full life.
Malefic planets in 3, 6 and 11, increase the strength of life.
So does yogas like Panchamahapurushas.

A very misunderstood concept is the positivity of houses like 6th.
Classical texts say that Saturn likes 6th house.
It promotes Saturn and results of saturn.
But it makes the 6th house very difficult.
Saturn in 6th house gives victory over vile enemies, but then it's frustrating to have those enemies!

So what good does Saturn in 6th do?
It gives material success through persistence.
It gives endurance.
It makes one elastic.
It makes one almost a glutton.
It gives one a sturdy long life too.

One of the most important rules of astrology is that the lord of the house is more important than the planet occupying the house. So, the dispositor of 6th house saturn is of critical relevance.
So is the case of aspects and other relationships.

Imagine the case of saturn going into simha/leo for meena lagna.
as sani is in satru/enemy house, ie of sun, it will become a first rate difficult planet, provided sun is also afflicted.

suppose a person with pushya/anuradha/uttarabhadra star has the above combination, as saturn dasa will be his first dasa, that particular period will be very difficult.
Suppose, sun and moon gets weak and jupiter not providing enough support, length of life will be surely affected.

when the basic issue of ayanamsa itself has not been satisfactorily solved, it is highly illogical to calculate still finer stuff like mrtyu sphuta and judge death based on it.

if the basic rules are sensibly applied there will be better results.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Spirituality and hypocrisy

Every 3rd person on the road claims to be spiritual now.
Most people pray.
Pray for good marks, job, money, house, vehicle, more comforts, better status..
and of course, for health and peace..

Every 3rd person, suffers horribly.
and the ones who don't suffer much for the time being, close their eyes to reality and tell themselves..
"i wont be affected by all this..all eez well.."

We are all living amidst big bombs.
Big problems which may explode in our lives any moment..
as a cancer to our loved one or severe financial or personal issues.
Even the most disciplined ones can't escape from this.
Even the ones who pray a lot too suffer from all these bombs..

People cut off themselves from the loud material world, but make themselves comfortable in their own small way..trying to exercise control over their situations and circumstances..
i call it comfortable spirituality. and yet....

Someone stole a spiritual one's i -phone and he's unable to drop the issue!

A land lord harasses a spiritual practitioner for more money and the practitioner feels the game has to be played accordingly.

What should be the ideal way to conduct oneself, when one is in a spiritual path?
Should you defend yourself when you are being wronged?
Should a spiritual person participate in Freedom struggle?
or help a beggar on street?
or protect a woman from a group of teasers?

I remember reading Ramana maharshi advising a disciple who wanted to take part in freedom struggle.."you take care of your inner world and then the outer world won't trouble you."

only a true Vairagi(detached one) can be called spiritual.
one who will accept even pain inflicted on him just as equal as a tasty chocolate..
as the gift of the Supernatural power..

One who won't defend his status..
one who doesn't mind losing his everything..
one who is merged in Self..

one without any transactions.
very very very rare.


Friday, January 25, 2013

cancer in stomach- during exalted venus dasa

XXXX, May 16, 1985 at 02:40 AM, north kerala
(ayanamsa used- 22-12-23.98)







(Vimsottari) Dasa balance- almost 14 years Budha dasa







As per the ayanamsa used, present period is Venus dasa- Kuja sub period.

Sukra who occupies lagna, though in Uccha/exaltation, is the lord of 3rd and 8th house for Meena lagna.
(similar case is given in hora about kuja going into 5th house for kannya lagna causing child death, though kuja is in uccha, because of his 3rd and 8th rulership)

Lagna lord, Guru is in neecha rasi though in 11th house.
surya has lost strength due to satrukshetra navamsa.
chandra doesnt have paksha bala, though as 5th lord posited in another trikona, lagna should do well.

stomach surgery was performed, 3 days back and the patient has been told that there is nothing much to expect.

will she recover?

9th house is the house of medicines, by the dictum "gurujanaparapunnyoushadham"
in 9th, it is saturn in retro.
9th lord kuja is in neechamsa.
looks tough.
lets pray for her.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

saturn/sani in 10th house

Saturn in 10th house, makes one resign/back off from one's role, however big/small the responsibility is.
Saturn, which slowly and steadily made one climb up the ladder will ensure that this resignation happens during his period/sub period or ketu's, especially when one's 7 1/2 saturn is acting.

Saturn is the most important karma karaka, as far as service is concerned.
And, He is the most instrumental one, in the burning of karma, especially carry overs from past life.

Monday, January 14, 2013

sufferings of realized masters...

can a realized soul behave just like a mediocre one, ever again?

how can a realized one be so graceful in cooking, whereas he can be so bad in gardening?!
how can he be such a good driver but in electrical wiring he messes up everything?!
can grace be limited to certain karmas?
or is it about vasanas or previous births' exposure?

by realizing, won't one go beyond vasanas?

it is said there are 2 types of diseases.
Aaganthukam and Nichenthitham.
Ones that you invite by your lifestyle, and the ones that follow you from births.
how does a realized one get aaganthuka diseases, that one invites through a wrong lifestyle and mind state!
Or, is it that our understanding of what is aaganthukam and what is nichethitham wrong?

Sree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sree Narayana, Ramana Maharshi, the list of masters who suffered is long...

here's what osho commented:

Osho on Ramana Maharshi

Osho - Happiness and suffering happen due to our past actions. So do not think that physical suffering or happiness will not happen to those who have become liberated while living.
Ramana Maharshi died of cancer. It was very painful, naturally. It was a deep malady -- there was no way of escaping it. Many doctors came, and they were very puzzled because the whole body was torn with pain but there was no sign of any pain in his eyes. His eyes remained the same serene lakes as ever. Through his eyes only the witnessing self arose; it was the witnessing self that looked, that observed.
Doctors would ask, "You must be in great pain?" Ramana would reply, "Yes there is great pain, but it is not happening to me. I am aware that there is great pain happening to the body; I know that there is great pain happening. I am seeing it, but it is not happening to me."
A question arises in the minds of many people as to how a man like Ramana, who is liberated and enlightened, get a disease like cancer.
This sutra has the answer to it. Happiness and sufferings will be happening to the body, even to those who are liberated while living, because these are related to past actions and their impressions, they are related to whatsoever has been done before becoming awakened.
Understand it this way: if I have sown some seeds in a field and then I become awakened, the seeds are bound to sprout. Had I remained sleeping, then too the seeds would have sprouted, flowered and come to fruition. Now too they will sprout, flower and come to fruition. There will only be one difference: had I been still asleep I would think it to be my crop and keep it close to my chest. Now that I am awake, I will understand that the seeds were already sown and now they are reaching their destiny; nothing of it is mine, I will just go on witnessing. If I had remained asleep I would have harvested the crop and preserved the new seeds so that I could sow them next year. Now that I am awake I will just go on witnessing: seeds will sprout, flowers will come, fruits will grow, but I will not gather them. Those fruits will grow and fall off on their own accord and die. My relationship with them will snap. My relationship with them before was of having sown them -- now I will not do that again. Thus no further relationship will be formed.
So happiness and suffering keep coming to the liberated one also, but such a person knows that these are part of the chain of his past actions and now he has nothing to do with them: he will just go on witnessing.
When somebody comes and offers flowers at the feet of Ramana, he just goes on watching -- it must be a part of some past chain of actions that prompt this person to give him happiness. But Ramana does not take the happiness; the person gives, but he does not take it. Should he take, the journey of a new action will begin. He does not prevent the person from offering flowers -- "Don't give happiness to me, don't offer flowers to me, don't touch my feet" -- he does not prevent him, because that prevention too would be an action and another chain of action would begin.
Try to understand this. This man has come to offer flowers to Ramana; he has put a garland round his neck, he has put his head at his feet. And what is Ramana doing within? He is just watching: "There must be a past transaction with this man, some past impressions of action; the man is now completing it. But now the transaction has to come to an end, no further chain has to be created. This matter is finished here, it will not continue."
So he will just sit there and will not prevent that man from doing anything... because what will 'preventing' really mean? It will mean first, that you are not ready to take back the past action where you had given, and which you would have to take back when preventing this man's action. And second, you are creating another chain of relationship with this man by asking him not to do a certain thing. Now when will this new relationship end? You are creating another action; you are reacting.
No, Ramana will just go on watching, whether a man brings flowers to him or cancer comes. He will even watch the cancer happening.
Ramakrishna also died of cancer. He had throat cancer. Even water would not go down his throat; food would not go down his throat. Then one day Vivekananda asked Ramakrishna, "Why don't you tell mother Kali? It is just a matter of your telling her and in a moment your throat would be cured." Ramakrishna just laughed and said nothing.
One day, when Vivekananda had insisted too much,
Ramakrishna said, "You don't understand. It is necessary to be finished with whatsoever is one's own doing, otherwise one will have to came back again only to finish it. So it is right to allow whatsoever is happening to happen; it is not right to hinder it."
Then Vivekananda said, "Alright, if you do not want to ask to be cured, at least ask her that as long as you are in the body to let the throat be good enough to allow water and food to pass through. Otherwise it is unbearably painful for us to see you in such a condition."
Ramakrishna agreed to ask. When he woke up the next morning he said, "It was great fun. When I told the mother she said, 'Has this throat a monopoly in doing your work? What difficulty do you have in eating through others' throats?'"
Ramakrishna further said, "Because of listening to your advice, I acted like a great fool. You harassed me unnecessarily. And this is right -- does this throat have any monopoly? So from today onwards, when you take food, understand that I am also taking food through your throat."
Ramakrishna laughed continuously all day long. When the doctor came he said, "Why are you laughing? The body is in such a painful condition, and no other condition can be more painful than this."
Ramakrishna said, "I am laughing because I don't know what happened to my mind that I failed to remember that all throats are mine, that now I can take food through all throats. Why be obsessed about this one throat?"
Howsoever supreme a state an individual may attain, the past that is attached to the body will complete itself. Happiness and sufferings will come and go, but the liberated person will know that it is only the accumulated past actions. Knowing so, he will stand apart from them too and his witnessing will not be affected by them in any way -- his witnessing is now steady.
Source - Osho Book "Fingers Pointing to the Moon"

Saturday, January 5, 2013


i see a man..
who does not really look any big body..
but brimming with peace..and so casual about it..
he makes no statements..nor does he have a following..
but there is peace and so much of it..
that radiates from him and radiates from him..
i sit near him..
i feel in him no weight of heavy knowledge..
nor an intention to prove that many were wrong before..
there's a music that i can feel in my heart..
and i sit in silence..enjoying his presence..peace..

Thursday, January 3, 2013

dakshinamoorthi sthotra

dakshinamoorthi sthotra
( this is a copy)

Adhi Sankara has written very many great Stotras (prayers) but here is a unique prayer, which is not only a prayer but the summary of all the philosophy that he has taught. Even during his time, this stotra was difficult to comprehend and it became necessary for one of his disciples, Sureshwaracharya to write a commentary called Manasollasa to this stotra. There are large number of books and commentaries on this commentary itself.

Mouna Vyakhya prakatitha, para,
Brahma thathwam yuvanam,
Varshishtha anthevasad rishiganai,
Ravrutham brahma nishtai,
Acharyendram kara kalihtha chin,
Mudram ananda roopam,
Swathmaramam mudhitha vadanam,
Dakshinamurthim eede.

I praise and salute that Dakshinamrthy,
Who faces the south,
Who explains the true nature of the supreme Brahman,
Through his state of silence,
Who is young in looks,
Who is surrounded by disciples who are old Sages,
Whose minds are fixed on Brahman,
Who is the greatest of teachers,
Who shows the Chinmudhra by his hand,
Who is personification of happiness,
Who is in the state of extreme joy within himself,
And who has a smiling face.

NoteSri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says Dumb people should have also have become gurus if by silence only doubts get eradicated. So it means we need to listen carefully in silent mind without having any other thoughts and do sravanam,mananam and nidhidyasanam by concentration.As time is dependent on him so it means he looks young.

Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram was first told to Sanaka,Sanatana, Sanandana,Sanatkumara who are the sons of Lord Brahma By Lord shiva(Dakshinamurthy).Adi Guru from which gnana started by Dakshinamurthy(Siva). Please note that Gnana is never created and gnana is eternal. Example: Even before newton discovered our earth is having gravitational force and only newton discovered it and not invented.

In Hand as known thumb finger is very important and base and other four fingers have no power without thumb finger.

In our hand the middle,ring and little fingers represent walking,dream,deep sleep states. 4th finger(Index Finger) i.e pointing finger represents ego(jiva).When we obverse jiva always tries to be close with the other 3 fingers but not with thumb finger.

Chinmudra means hand gesture in which the first finger is kept at the root of the thumb, the last three fingers are unfolded which means jiva mixes with thumb finger which is paramatma as thumb finger is required for any operation with hand.

Below article gives more information about Chin Mudra.


Chin Mudra 

This gesture symbolises the connected nature of human consciousness. The circle formed by the index finger and thumb represents the true goal of yoga – the merging of the individual soul with the universal soul, or the soul of God. The nail of the index finger is placed into the first joint of the thumb. The last three fingers always face down towards the earth in this mudra. It is a gesture of receiving. When the finger touches the thumb a circuit is produced which allows the energy that would normally dissipate into the environment to travel back into the body, and up to the brain.

Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says Vedanta is for one who thinks he is bound and no age,sex factors come into consideration.

In dreams even though there is no external light,sun,moon and though we close our eyes we are still seeing our dream by our own light(chaitanyam).We are not the body also we are only observer of the body but not the body as we observe our body growing old etc...

Viswam darpana drusyamana nagari,
Thulyam nijantargatham,
Pasyannathmani mayaya bahirivoth,
Bhutham yatha nidraya,
Ya sakshath kuruthe prabodha samaye,
Swathmanameva dwayam,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree Dakshinamurthaye., 2

Similar to the image of a town as seen in the mirror,
When one sees the image of the world within him,
The world appears as if it is outside.
It is similar to his seeing due to illusion,
During the state of sleep,
That the one real fact appears as many different truths,
And he realizes,when he wakes up and sees the reality,
That he is really the one and only one soul.
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

The above stanza tells us that the world which is outside us is same as our soul but we see them as different entities due to the veil of ignorance. As soon as we wake up, we realize that the dream is false and even while seeing our image in the mirror, we know that we are not seeing us in the mirror but our image. When we get knowledge from the guru we are in the wakeful state without the veil of ignorance.

Note: Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says Seeing two different things is not Duality(Dvaitam) but not having bhava that all beings are one and the same is Duality(Dvaitam).Here in this stanza sleep mentioned is dreams.In dreams we also dream relations,sorrows etc.If many pots are there to know all are made with mud then it is advaita else if we differentiate then it is dvaita.

As known Ramana Maharshi said many times that walking state and dream state are same.

As sundara chaitanya swami says,in dreams we create the world(drishti-srishti vada) but in waking state world is already created and we see the world.(srishti-drishti vada).everyone dreams are different but waking state is same to everyone.

But our mind is the same in dreams and waking states which is important. So consciousness is our real nature.Knower,known and knowledge i.e subject and object are all false.

Also our body and mind and five senses are also objects which is important as we are knowing about changes in our body and five senses.As in deep sleep we are alive though there is no mind,body,world.

So world is in us rather than we in the world.

Fore more details i suggest to read Adi Shankara's Drik Drusya Vivekam.


Note: Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says in english "ok" means only krishna :-)

Beejasyanthari vankuro jagadhidham,
Prang nirvikalpam puna,
Mayakalpitha desa kala kalanaa,
Vaichithrya chithrikrutham,
Mayaveeva vijrumbhayathyapi maha,
Yogeeva yah swechaya,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye., 3

Like the germ inside the seed is its part,
But becomes different after development
The many places and time which are before us,
Are drawn by illusion in the board of life in a peculiar manner,
By a great savant or an expert Siddha,
Who can create them as per their will,
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

When the net of illusion is lifted and when we reach the stage of manifestation, we would find that what we think as different is but one and the same.

NoteSri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says with Dakshinamurthy Stotram we are clear that time and space are not real and hence we cannot accept creation has been done in 7 or 6 or N number of days and that god created water on first day etc etc..Also it seems it was written in that book that god was not clear which he has created in the first 3 days and hence he was ensuring again.6th day it seems that god created sun.It is false theory as without sun if do we know that 5 days are passed? These theories and those books and followers are blind and wrong as known time and space are not real.Person who are intelligent will not believe in these false theroies.Also it seems that it was written that people who don't believe will go to hell which is again false propaganda.

Because though all religions accept god is creator but no one clearly tells what is the material with which he created no one knows. if we accept god created universe with some material like plastic then we need to accept plastic are there before only.

But if we think who created our dreams so we are clear that only our mind is responsible for creation of dreams and waking states but we cannot accept srishti-drishti vada.

Also we cannot accept that god is changing and he has been changed to world etc.Because we say it is only superimposition we are seeing like rope and snake.So only brahman only exists and nothing exists like explained above already chinmudra in our hand where thumb finger is seperate and not attached to any states.

Even Einstein theory also says that time and space are relative.

Yasyaiva sphuranam sadathmakamasath,
Kalparthagam bhasathe,
Sakshaath thathwamaseethi veda vachasa,
Yath saksht karanath bhavenna punara,
Aavrithir bhavambhonidhow,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye., 4

He who exists as the real light of truth,
And shines in the false world of appearance,
And He who teaches disciples the great saying,
“Thou art that” after realizing its import,
Gets away from this cycle of life and death.
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

Note: Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says “Thou art that” is the brahmastram and ultimate weapon.In sanskrit it means "Tat Tvam Asi". In advaita it means absolute equality of 'tat', the Ultimate Reality, Brahman, and 'tvam', the individual self, jiva.

Nanachidhra ghato dhara sthitha maha,
Deepa prabha bhaswaram,
Jnanam yasya thu chakshuradhi karana,
Dwara bahi spandathe,
Jaanameethi tham eva baandham anubathi,
Yethath samastham jagat,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye., 5

Like the light emanating from a lamp,
Kept in a pot(kunda) with many holes,
Goes out in all directions,
Similarly In the person in whom the wisdom goes out
Through the openings of ear, eye , mouth and thought,
And when that person realizes that ‘I know myself”,
This whole universe shines after Him alone,
Who shines in the consciousness as the knower.
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

Our body prevents us from seeing the truth(the light from outside) that we are the Brahman and lets out light though the sensory organs and makes us deceive ourselves by feeling that we are happy.
 This simile of a pot with holes for the body occurs in many places in Indian philosophy.

Note: Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says who speaks spritiual technical terms like karma etc(edo naa karma sir ani aneevallu) without knowing meaning also is fine and we should never blame them.

He blamed people who says all religions are same and he says people who tells these are one who donot know basics in religion.But he says everyone should live together peacefully.

Deham pranam api indryanyapi chalaam,
Budhim cha soonyam vidhu,
Stree balandha jadopamasthvaha mithi,
Brandha brusam vadhina,
Maya sakthi vilasa kalpitha maha,
Vyamoha samharine,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye., 6

Those great philosophers , who think that,
The body, the soul and the fickle intellect,
The concept of emptiness and all other nothingness,
Are nothing but themselves,
Are similar to the women children , blind and the ignorant.
It is only He who can destroy, this veil of ignorance,
And wake us up from this state of deceit.
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

This is a sample of the approach of negation in identifying the truth about the concept of self. Senses, the body etc cannot be the absolute truth as they are transient.

Note: Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami strictly condemns Carvaka school of thought.He questions that if body is really atma why does the dead body does not speak and why cannot we stop our death?

In budhdism one sect called "kshanikha vignana vadam" means atma is only temporary means if i see a flower then i get flower knowledge and later once we forget flower then knowledge is given and so is atma.

In budhdism another sect called "sunyavadam" where they believe that atma is sunyam like deep sleep where nothing remains.

Sri Sundara Chaitanya swami condenms all sects of buddhism though he tells that buddhism is better when compared to other religions.

Rahu grastha divakarendu sadrusho,
Maya samachadanath,
Sanamthra karanopa samharanatho,
Yo abhoot sushuptha pumaan,
Pragaswapsaamithi prabodha samaye,
Yaa prathyabignayathe,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye., 7

Similar to the Sun when being masked by the serpent Rahu,
Knows that it was existing, once the eclipse is over
That man whose senses are suppressed 
When he is asleep,
Because of the veil of illusion,
Realizes that he was in the state of sleep,
When he wakes up.
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

Similar the sun existing even when there is eclipse, we exist when we are sleeping. This is denial of the Buddhist theory that, when we are asleep there is nothingness.

Note: Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says to say we slept happily in deep sleep means we should have experienced it to say we slept happily so sunyam concept of Buddhist is denied completely.Therefore we are sat-chit-ananda as i am existing in all threee states i.e dream,deep sleep,waking state.Therefore i am witness of the 3 states.

Note : Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says experience is not really required and only jnana is required which helps to eradicate ignorance.

Our life is always with combination of questions and answers only.In our childhood our parents ask various questions like they ask us to recognise who is father,mother,pen...etc etc..

Later we start asking questions like mother,where did father go outside? amma is food ready? or husband asks wife what is lunch today etc etc.

All our experiences are difference like we have diff experience when we lose our wealth and our experience is diff when we gain more health and our experience is diff when we fail in exams.But all these experiences are experienced by us. 

Balyadishwapi jagaradhadishu thadha,
Sarva sva avasthasthaswapi,
Vyavrutha swanuvarthamanamaha,
Mithyanth sphurantham sada,
Svathmaanam pragatikarothi bajatham,
Yo mudraya bhadraya,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye., 8

Salutations to him who shines and exhibits,
Himself by the beatific Chinmudhra of the hand,
That he exists within the humans as self,
Forever and non changing,
Even during the changing states of childhood, youth and old age
And even during the states of sleep, dream and wakefulness.
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

The truth as represented by the concept of Brahman, exists always.

In dreams we have only bhokta and no kartha because it is only mind who dreams.

Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami says one of the big scripture in the world is told in dreams by god.

Brahmins are called Shastri because he is the knower of Shastras.

Viswam pasyathi karya karana thaya,
Swa swami sambandatha,
Sishyacharya thaya thadaiva pithru,
Puthradhyathmana bedatha,
Swapne Jagrathi va ya esha purusho,
Maya Paribramitha,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye., 9

The world sees as cause and effect,
The differences between us and our lord,
The distinction between teacher and the taught,
The distinction between father and son,
And so the man is confused by illusion,
And believes in these differences,
During the times of dream and wakefulness.

Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

The ignorance of the truth because of the veil of ignorance Maya is reemphasized.

Bhoorambaamsya anilo ambhara,
Maharnadho himamasu puman,
Ithyabhathi characharathmakamidham,
Yasyaiva murthyashtakam,
Nanyath kinchana vidhyathe vimrusathaam,
Yasmath parasmath vibho,
Thasmai sri guru murthaye nama idham,
Sree dakshinamurthaye., 10

To the sake of which supreme Brahman,
The universe is shining as self,
Which is Movable and immovable, with its aspects?
Of water, fire, air, space,
The sun, moon and the individual soul,
And also to those who examine the truth behind,
The meaning of this universe and find,
That it Consists of nothing but,
The God who is every where. 
Salutation to the God facing the south,
Who is the greatest teacher.

Sarvathmathvamithi sphutikruthamitham,
Yasmadamushamin sthave,
Thenasya sravanath thadartha mananath,
Dyanascha Sankeerthanath,
Sarvathmathva maha vibhuthi sahitham,
Syadheeswarasthvam svatha,
Siddhyeth thath punarashtadha parinatham,
Chaisvaryamvayhatham., 11

The concept of the Athma,
Which is explained in this poem of praise,
Hearing which, understanding which,
Meditating which and singing which,
One would attain the state of the godliness,
And the great state of self realization,
And also you would get the eight powers of occult,
Without any problems in between.


The following three stanzas as well as the first stanza are chanted after the main stotra:-

Chitram Vata tharor mole vruddha,
Sishya, Guror Yuva,
Gurostu mounam vykhyanam,
Sishyasthu china samsaya

It is strange to see,
The very old disciples,
And the very young teacher,
Who sit under a banyan tree,
With the teacher always observing silence,
And the students getting all the doubts cleared.

Om nama pranavarthaya,
Suddha jnanaika moorthaye nama,
Nirmalaya prasanthaya,
Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama.

Salutations to that Dakshinamurthy,
Who is the meaning of the pranava, “om”,
Who is the personification of unalloyed wisdom,
Who is crystal clear in his thought,
And who is the epitome of peace.

Gurave sara lokaanam,
Bishaje bhava roginaam,
Nidhaye sarva vidhyanam,
Sri Dakshinamurthaye nama.

Salutations to that Dakshinamurthy,
Who is the teacher of the entire world,
Who is the doctor to those,
Afflicted by the disease of birth and death,
And who is the treasure hose of all knowledge.