Newspaper Reports on the nirvana (passing, moksha) of Gurumā Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji

Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji Nirvāṇa

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Sri Sarada Math and Ramakrishna Sarada Mission president Pravrajika Shraddhaprana Mataji died at Dakshineswar Tuesday after being indisposed for three months. She was 90.Mission sources said Shraddhaprana was suffering from severe gastro-intestinal problems since October last year. She developed acute chest infection and tracheostomy was also performed on her for proper management of respiratory distress.

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“This Mysterious Beatle” George Harold Harrison needs no introduction. The date and time of his birth as recorded are [1]25 February, 1943; 00:05’ BST; (-1Hr GMT); Liverpool, U.K. Later this was ‘corrected’ by an astrologer. He wrote, “For instance, I only learned recently after all these years that the date and time of my own birth have always been off by one calendar day and about a half hour on the clock,” reported in Billboard magazine, 12/1992.” On a prior occasion, he had given out February 25, 1943, 00:05 AM GDT, (23 minutes later). Tashi Grady met Harrison in 7/1993 and he said that he and his astrologer had rectified the time to [2] 11:52:19 PM. Lois Rodden’s Astrodatabank has further ‘corrected’ this time to [3] 11:42’ PM.

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A New Finding by Chandrashekhar Chattopadhyay

(Translated from Bengali by Swami Chetanananda)
4th July 1902 was a memorable day. Swami Vivekananda, a great prophet of modern India, passed away at about 9:00 pm while he was in meditation. The flame of his life-lamp, which brightened the spiritual world, suddenly blew out in the deep darkness of night. The next morning this sad news spread throughout Calcutta and all over India. Swamiji’s disciple Kanai Maharaj (Swami Nirbhayananda) came to our house in Ahiritola and gave us the news. I was then busy performing worship in a temple nearby. I returned home before 9:00 am to find my mother crying loudly. When I asked why she was grieving, she said, ‘My son, a great calamity has taken place. Swamiji is no more. He has passed away – and you never did take me to see him.’ I replied, ‘Mother, all monks in the monastery are called “Swami”. Which swamiji are you talking about? Perhaps you have misunderstood something.’ My mother answered: ‘Oh no, Kanai came early this morning and said that the head Swamiji passed away last night at nine o’clock. He asked all of you to go to Belur Math.’ I consoled my mother, saying, ‘It is not good to express grief for the death of a monk.’

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DOB: 18th July 1935 TOB: 07:00 PM IST POB: Irul Nekki (10 N 42)(79 E 26)

The Horoscope


Above is the chart of His Holiness the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti peetham. Capricorn rises with a powerful Saturn & Moon conjunction in the second house. This combination in the 4th, 10th & 11th house gives Rajyog and in the 1st/10th house in Cancer can give Maharaj yog. In other trines it produces Kali Yoga (i.e. the person has to face a lot of strife & hardship and by worshipping Maha Kali Rajyog results). In other house this can cause Pravrajya yoga. Saturn is not only the dispositor of the moon, it is also the strongest influence on the moon in the house of wealth. This is the pravrajya yoga that will make the native (Saturn is the Lagna lord: self) to renounce wealth and all possessions. Since this placement of Lagna and 7th lords causing Sani- chandra yoga is also in the 12th house from Arudha Lagna, it will destroy all attachments to personal wealth. The 8th lord from Lagna (Sun) is in the seventh house showing poverty (personal). The 8th lord from Lagna / Arudha Lagna aspecting the Lagna/ AL or conjoining the 7th house from it gives poverty. Venus the naisargika karak for happiness and the worldly comforts is in the 8th house- a combination seen in the charts of many renunciates, monks (sanyasis). The Darapada (A7) is in the 9th house but its lord Mercury is in the 6th house (denial) with Ketu (renunciation / Moksh). Thus, the native renounces physical contact with opposite sex in any form or manner. The Upapada (UL) is in Leo in the 8th house, and in the 6th house from Arudha Lagna. The Upapada has Yogakaraka Venus, but its lord Sun is placed in the 12th house from it. Thus any question of marriage in whatsoever form is ruled out. The 2nd lord from Upapada (Mercury) is placed in the 6th house with mokshkarak Ketu. This denies marriage bonds altogether.
The deity to whom the native shall have personal attainment is seen from the trines in Vimsamsa (D-20 chart).

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There are no shortcuts, no simple roads, no crash courses nor any magicians tricks for those who seek the true light of God and Jyotish is the means for the blind souls to find some direction in this otherwise dark world. I found myself confronted with the thought that if God is everywhere, in all beings, then how is it that he can have a form? If He did have a form, then how could He fit into these so many bodies simultaneously unless He was so tiny, smaller than the smallest particle or atom ever conceived. That’s not logical, so God does not have a form as He is Vishnu (sarva vyapakesa – literally omnipresent).

But the human being that I am is ruled by the mind, which is the boss and guides everything on the basis of thought, memory and understanding. My mind needs a form to remind it that there is a supreme power that creates, preserves and destroys everything. That is the only way the mind shall remember. And of all the forms, He must be human as this is what is the most beautiful of forms and most appealing to me. Why else would my soul have chosen to take a human body (assuming I made the choice)?…And the mind also needs color to identify cleanliness and goodness as symbols and these have to be white as white is clean (don’t ask me why, every mind thinks so). If I were to stare at the brilliant Sun and then close my eyes, I see a dark circular spot. So the inner eye sees the colors inverted – black becomes white and vice versa and so also all the other colors. So if I want to see white in my inner eye I must stare at black. Of course He must be smiling all the time. How can He be sad? Its we who are sad and long for His company for that little joy and ecstasy of being…And then I saw Jagannath. Exactly as God should be…

Without hands…as it is our hands that He uses,
Without legs and feet…as He is everywhere – no need to travel
With huge circular eyes…reminding me that He watches
With a smiling face…the joy of all creatures
Without eyelids and eyelashes…as the Sun never sets for Him

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