Category: Jyotiṣa

Nakṣatra Yoga (Donations)

Extracts from Mahābhārata Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 64 It is ordained in the Purāṇas that almsgiving on each star or day will be rewarded with attainments….

Vaishnava Nakshatra Devata

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Nakṣatra

Introduction The vaishnava of Jagannath worship the nakshatra devata at the time of Ratha Yatra. These devata are associated with the chariots of the three…

People’s Republic of China

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) was formally proclaimed by Mao Zedong on 1 Oct 1949 at 3:00 pm in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Chairman Mao…

First Republic of China

Recent History of China Previously at the turn of the century (1899-1901), the “Boxer Rebellion” in Northern China tried to squeeze the Qing administration, push…

Finding Guru and Seeking Knowledge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TLauh9jBxY
Transcribed by Natalya Fedorova

Dr. Andrew Foss: Sanjay, we were wondering, if someone does not have a guru to teach some Jyotish, how today he can start it?

strong>Pt. Sanjay Rath: Guru as such means anyone or anything which removes the darkness of ignorance. In the West there is a concept that guru must only be a living human being which is not really-really right. The guru is a book, the guru is knowledge. The person who carries the knowledge is called a guru for he is carrying the knowledge in his head.