Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center announces its new program titled “Mantra Śāstra Program”, hereinafter ‘MSP’ to be taught both online and through contact classes in the Himalayas over a period of a few years to attain higher levels of knowledge of Mantra Śāstra and its application in Vedic Remedial in Astrology.

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Śrī Jagannāth Center announces its first workshop in the study of Dhana Yoga. This workshop shall lay the foundation for the study of wealth and career directions. There are three pivots to the study of life and these are the three charts – lagna, sūrya and chandra chakra. The role played by each of these charts is to be examined in the first day of this two-day workshop. On the second day, we examine the role of Devaguru Bṛhaspati as the kāraka. It is interesting that all three sattva guṇa planets – Sun, Moon and Jupiter play such an important role in life.

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Jyotiṣa of the Four Soul Yogas

Dates: Weekend 22-23 July, 2017; 9.30am – 6.00pm
Venue: The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 West 14th Street, between 6th & 7th Ave. New York, NY 10011;
Bookings: One-Day $108 or Complete Workshop $180

Choose Participation

Contact: Cyndi Altman cyndi.altman@sagittariuspublications.com

The four spiritual paths of karma-yoga, bhakti-yoga, rāja-yoga, and jñāna-yoga examined through Jyotiṣa. Starting with Puruṣārtha as Jyotiṣa Foundation, we learn how the desires in the soul shall manifest. Pain and suffering is not due to the desire itself, but due to attachment to the desire.

The four spiritual paths of yoga viz. karma, bhakti, raja, and jñāna are those of the chara ātmakāraka with other charakāraka. While all four paths are very desirable, not all are easy for the individual. We examine the formation of these yogas, their obstacles and the soul’s journey through this mundane existence.

Workshop Schedule

AM PM Guest Speaker
Time 9.30-12.30 2.00-5.00 5.15-6.00
Saturday Puruṣārtha Kendra Four Soul Yogas Shri Jyoti Star demo
Sanjay Rath Andrew Foss
Sunday Kāraka Lagna Mokṣa Yoga About DBC
Sanjay Rath Sarbani Rath

Puruṣārtha Kendra: We examine the puruṣārtha directions of a graha based on its kendra in rāśi and navāṁśa as well as its mental directions based on the nakṣatra pada. And to what extent is this in harmony with the mind.

Four Soul Yogas: Study the chara kāraka and the implications of ātmakāraka (soul significator) forming yogas that point to the four puruṣārtha as well as how these influences the four spiritual paths – rāja, karma, bhakti and jñāna yoga.

Kāraka Lagna: Timing the awakening of the soul and how it overcomes its principal desires.

Mokṣa Yoga: Which of these four spiritual paths is best suited for the individual. Parāśara’s Mokṣa Yoga and its application.

About Pt. Sanjay Rath www.SRath.com

neelakantha Weekend: 8th – 9th July, 2017
Venue: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
Address: 1185 Vicente St, San Francisco, CA 94116, USA
Phone: +1 415-681-2731
Please visit the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center WebPage and Register. Link is at the bottom of the page.
Saturday Schedule
AM 9-12: Sanjay Rath

Introduction to Vimśottari Daśā; daśā periods; easy calculation; Janma daśā from Moon; four main types of vimśottari daśā – Janma, Utpanna, Kṣema and Ādhana Daśā; Choosing correct vimśottari daśā; although vimśottari daśā is to six levels, only two levels viz. daśā, antara will be taught in this workshop.
① longevity with vimśottari using rāśi and navāṁśa
② health with vimśottari using rāśi, navāṁśa and triṁśāṁśa

PM 1-3: Komilla Sutton

③ vimśottari daśā in relationships and marriage using rāśi and navāṁśa.

PM 3-5: Sanjay Rath

Various Rules of Judgment, upagraha effects; navamsha bhava effects etc.
④ family events using Vimshottari dasha in rashi, dvadasamsha (parents), saptamsha (children)

Sunday Schedule
AM 9-10.30: Sanjay Rath

Dasha Pravesha Chakra; position of Moon and dasha planet; position of lagna; effects of other graha – this is the gochara chakra for the period

AM 10.30-12: Andrew Foss

Detailed use of navatara chakra

PM 1-3: Sarbani Rath

vimśottari daśā in career events – job changes, promotions and losses; business application using rāśi and dasāṁśa

PM 3-5: Sanjay Rath

Special Vimśottari Daśā and applicability – Lagna vimśottari, Kevala vimśottari and Mūlā daśā

Speakers

rath_sqAbout Sanjay Rath
Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). Sanjay studied under his uncle, late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the parampara. He later became a graduate of mechanical engineering and worked for some time with the Government of India. Leaving government service to devote himself completely to Jyotisha, he has the depth of the ancient knowledge with the ability to communicate it to the modern mind.
He uses Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, Jaimini Upadesa Sutras, Brihat Jataka and Saravali as the foundations of Jyotisha and teaches from various other Jyotish scripture and sacred literature such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads, Puranas, etc. www.srath.com
Komilla SuttonAbout Komilla Sutton
Komilla is the co-founder and Chair of the british Association for Vedic Astrology. She is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making tis subject more accesible for the Western readers. She is the author of ‘Vedic Love Signs’, ‘Vedic Astrology’, ‘The Essentials of Vedic Astrology’ and ‘Lunar nodes – Crisis and Redemption’.www.Komilla.com
Sarbani RathAbout Sarbani Rath
In 1998 when Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra became the principal book on her table she began exclusively studying and practicing Jyotiṣa under the able guidance of Pt. Sanjay Rath. After receiving the Bṛhaspati Gāyatrī in 2002 she has been practising jyotiṣa professionally and teaching as a Jyotiṣa Guru of Śrī Jagannāth Center (SJC). She went on to be the President of SJC in 2008. She continues her passion of reading Vedic literature and after finishing a thorough study of the Garuḍa Purāṇa, is currently working on Sāradātilaka Tantra and Skanda Purāṇa. In 2011 she successfully completed the 5-year long Jaimini Scholar Programme (2007-11) and is a certified Jaimini Scholar of the First Himalaya Batch of Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center (DBC). On the directions of the DBC-Institute she is currently a teacher and Course Co-ordinator of the 2nd Himalaya Batch of the Jaimini Scholar Programme. As the Managing Editor of Sagittarius Publications, she oversees the publication of the quarterly jyotiṣa journal The Jyotish Digest and other astrology books. She has presented papers at various Jyotish conferences in India, USA, London and Serbia. She is a member of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA). www.sarbanirath.com/

B.A.V.A 2016 Conference and Workshops

14 to 19 April 2016 London, UK.
The Workshops are with Pandit Samavedula, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss, Sanjay Rath
B.A.V.A 2016 Conference WebPages

Faculty
Pdt Sanjay Rath, Sarbani Rath, Pdt Samavedula, Dee Lekha, Keiko Ito, Bulbul Barrett, Vijaya Subramanian, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss, Geoffrey Pearce, Gordon Brennan, Barry Rosen. A brief biopic is included below.

Venue
Workshops on Thursday, Monday and Tuesday
The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place London W1U 8EA. Nearest tube station Baker Street.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Programme
11/13 Mandeville Place, London WIU 3AJ, UK. (nearest tube station Bond Street) Google Map

2016 BAVA Conference Programme

A  is for Advanced. B is for beginners.

Thursday 14 April at 50 Gloucester Place
10am-12:30pm – Workshop and Puja. Pandit Samavedula. Lakshmi Sadhana – Participatory Lakshmi Puja and talk
2pm-5pm Workshop – Komilla Sutton. Wealth, finances and Sade Sati

Friday 15 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9:30am-12:30pm Workshop – Andrew Foss. Using the SarvatoBhadraChakra for finances.
2:15pm Opening of Conference
2:30pm Plenary Sanjay Rath. Jupiter as the Karaka of wealth
4:30pm B Dee Lekha. Marketing astrology to the business community
4:30pm A Keiko Ito. Dhana Yogas
6:30pm Visit to Murugan Temple (shared travel cost)

Saturday 16 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9.00am B Pandit Samavedula. Kubera mantras and other mantras for prosperity
9.00am A Bulbul Barrett. Mercury retrograde and its effect on financial markets
11.00pm Plenary Sanjay Rath. Sun as Primary Controller of Wealth
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Plenary. Sarbani Rath. Srimanta – the Mark of Achievers
4.00pm A Vijaya Subramanian. The D4 for fortune and the D12 for inheritance
4.00pm B Komilla Sutton. Dhana and Labha Bhavas – wealth and income
6pm Shri Jyoti Software Presentation with Andrew Foss
7.15pm Dinner

Sunday 17 April at 11/13 Mandeville Place
9am Faculty panel plenary. Hot topics of the moment
11.00am B Gordon Brennan. How to spot a financial disaster before it happens
11.00am A Andrew Foss. AmatyaKaraka and career
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Plenary Sarbani Rath. The very auspicious Sri Lagna
4.00pm B Barry Rosen. Trading and Investing from Your Chart: Using Transits, Dashas and Tarabala and Yogi Points
4.00pm A Geoffrey Pearce. Using the Symbolism of the Drekkanas

Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th April at 50 Gloucester Place
Two Day Workshop with Sanjay Rath at 50 Gloucester Place
10am-5.00pm Sanjay Rath. Foundations of financial astrology
Critical bhavas for wealth in rāśi (D1), navāṁśa (D9) and ṣaṣṭiāṁśa (D60).
Understanding the principles behind formation of dhana yogas, sthira-rāśi and paṇapara.
Initiation of wealth and income; Role of Moon and Society.
Some Dhana Yogas of BPHS.
Also Daridra Yoga; Understanding Kemadruma; People (relationship) as harbinger of fortune (wealth); Śrīmanta Yoga of Jaimini; Derivation of other dhana yoga from Śrīmanta Yoga.

Conference Speakers

rath_sqAbout Sanjay Rath
Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). Sanjay studied under his uncle, late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the parampara. He later became a graduate of mechanical engineering and worked for some time with the Government of India. Leaving government service to devote himself completely to Jyotisha, he has the depth of the ancient knowledge with the ability to communicate it to the modern mind.
He uses Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, Jaimini Upadesa Sutras, Brihat Jataka and Saravali as the foundations of Jyotisha and teaches from various other Jyotish scripture and sacred literature such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads, Puranas, etc. www.srath.com
Komilla SuttonAbout Komilla Sutton
Komilla is the co-founder and Chair of the british Association for Vedic Astrology. She is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making tis subject more accesible for the Western readers. She is the author of ‘Vedic Love Signs’, ‘Vedic Astrology’, ‘The Essentials of Vedic Astrology’ and ‘Lunar nodes – Crisis and Redemption’.www.Komilla.com
Andrew Foss PhDAbout Andrew Foss PhD
Andrew Foss PhD, is the President and co-founder of the British Association of Vedic Astrology. He has a BA and MA from Oxford University in Physics and an MSc and PhD in Computing Science. He is the author of the leading software for Vedic Astrology, Shri Jyoti Star and the editor of the journal Gochara. He is a Jaimini Scholar and has lectured internationally on Jyotish, Ayurveda and computing and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. Web site: www.vedicsoftware.com
Pandit SamavedulaAbout Pandit Samavedula
Pandit Smavedula is a 6th generation Sama Veda pandit who was trained in the Vedas beginning at age 7. He attended the Shri Sarva Raya Veda Patha Shala school in South India, and after 12 years of study, received his Master’s Degree in Vedic Studies (Ganapati Pandit). Panditji will perform the pujas and homas during the conference. www.vedicyagyacenter.com
Gordon BrennanAbout Gordon Brennan
Gordon Brennan has studied Vedic Astrology for 20 years and is also qualified in Sanskrit, the language in which it was originally written down. He has a post graduate qualification in astrology from India called Jaimini Scholar and also is the committee member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology responsible for education. www.bava.org/education
Geoffrey PearceAbout Geoffrey Pearce
Geoffrey is an accredited teacher of Jyotish by the American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA). He is a member of the ACVA Council, and Treasurer of the British Association for Vedic Astrology (BAVA). He takes regular weekly classes in London, in particular at the School of Economic Science in London where he is the Head of the Jyotish Faculty.
Besides teaching to over 30 students in London at Foundation and Intermediate levels, Geoffrey devotes a considerable amount of his time giving lectures to the public aimed at persuading them about the validity of the subject. He is also researching the laws and universal forces behind the astrological rules and principles, as well as the relationship between planetary cycles and the rise and fall of nations and civilisations. http://www.vediccharts.co.uk/
Sarbani RathAbout Sarbani Rath
In 1998 when Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra became the principal book on her table she began exclusively studying and practicing Jyotiṣa under the able guidance of Pt. Sanjay Rath. After receiving the Bṛhaspati Gāyatrī in 2002 she has been practising jyotiṣa professionally and teaching as a Jyotiṣa Guru of Śrī Jagannāth Center (SJC). She went on to be the President of SJC in 2008. She continues her passion of reading Vedic literature and after finishing a thorough study of the Garuḍa Purāṇa, is currently working on Sāradātilaka Tantra and Skanda Purāṇa. In 2011 she successfully completed the 5-year long Jaimini Scholar Programme (2007-11) and is a certified Jaimini Scholar of the First Himalaya Batch of Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center (DBC). On the directions of the DBC-Institute she is currently a teacher and Course Co-ordinator of the 2nd Himalaya Batch of the Jaimini Scholar Programme. As the Managing Editor of Sagittarius Publications, she oversees the publication of the quarterly jyotiṣa journal The Jyotish Digest and other astrology books. She has presented papers at various Jyotish conferences in India, USA, London and Serbia. She is a member of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA). www.sarbanirath.com/
About Barry Rosen
Barry Rosen has been practicing Vedic astrology since 1987 and has done hundreds of consultations. He has visited and studied in India on 3 occasions and has spoken numerous times at the American Council of Vedic Astrology Conferences and also the British Association of Vedic Astrologers. He has been involved in Vedic culture since 1973 and is a long-time meditation and yoga teacher and a published poet. Professionally, he has applied Vedic astrology to predicting financial markets since 1987 and has published numerous articles in leading journals including the NCGR journal and Trader’s World and the Trader’s Astrological Almanac http://appliedvedicastrology.com/
Vijaya-SubramanianAbout Vijaya Subramanian
Mobile: +447811171586 EMail: vtry19@gmail.com
bulbul_barrettAbout Bulbul Barrett
Bulbul was introduced to vedic astrology at an early age whilst growing up in India, and those early experiences sowed the seed for her later interest in learning and applying the subject herself. She has now been practising astrology for the last 12 years with the British Association of Vedic Astrology, where she has lectured at their annual conference and has also been featured in Daily Candy, an online guide to London. She has also attended psychic development classes at SIH for some years to hone her intuitive abilities and feels that integrating these modalities gives a more profound and complete picture when applying astrological techniques. 07950 701129 or bulbul.barrett@gmail.com

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Objectives

The Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course (PJC) is to be taught in the tradition of Puri, India and includes spiritual instructions to develop the mind in order to grasp the entire subject. The student is to develop a keen understanding of Vedic astrology and will master all the śloka of Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra (BPHS).
This is the fourth batch of PJC Students, the first being mentored by Pt. Sanjay Rath, second by Dr. Andrew Foss and third by Sarbani Rath.
The syllabus primarily includes the jyotiṣa classic Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra as available today. The various chapters are grouped into 28 topics to be covered in four years for the certification as Jyotiṣa Paṇḍita.

Description

The course for each academic year of the Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course shall formally commence from Meṣa saṅkrānti (about 16 April) and shall be taught online. Based on their convenience the mentors may decide to have monthly webinars and/or contact classes for some parts of the course.

Mentors

PJC2016
DBC offers a choice of two mentors for this PJC Batch – SatSiri Khalsa for the Americas and Visti Larsen for Eurasia. Australians and New Zealanders are free to choose either.
More Information: The website for the PJC 2016 batch is at http://devaguru.com/pjc

ICAS Chandigarh Center
Presents
Jyotiṣa Workshop on Family

Speakers: Pt. Sanjay Rath, Komilla Sutton and Sarbani Rath
Dates: 2nd – 4th October, 2015

Date Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM Afternoon 2:30PM – 5:30PM
2nd October 2015
Friday
SANJAY RATH
Marriage Destiny: Vivāha sukha easy, difficult or denied; Marriage Karma
SANJAY RATH
Neṣṭā Graha; Impact and Remedy
3rd October 2015
Saturday
KOMILLA SUTTON
Examining children in Rāśi and Navāṁśa
SANJAY RATH
Upapada and Marriage destiny; Dārāpada and good fortune
Vedic remedies for marriage fortune
4th October 2015
Sunday
SARBANI RATH
Saptāṁśa: D-7 Chart and children
SANJAY RATH
Study spouse and in-laws from Navāṁśa

 

Venue

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PHD House, 31A Sector-31
Chandigarh – 160031
+91-172-2638941, 2638653, 2638662

Workshop Admission Fee:  ₹3100 per person

The fee includes Tea and Lunch for all the three days but does not include travel, boarding or lodging costs or any other incidentals that the participant may incur.

Fees have to be paid prior to admission and can also be paid at the door provided seats are available. To avoid last minute rush, please book your seat with the organisers.

Fees for one or two days are accordingly less but it is advised to attend all days as then alone can one get the complete picture.

Organisers: ICAS Chandigarh Chapter

  Śrī Anil Kaushal Chairman
ICAS – Chandigarh
info@icaschd.com
Śrī Ram Nath Goel
+91-9814768760
ram_nath1949@yahoo.in
Śrī M K Gupta
+91-9501006066
mkg.guptaa@yahoo.com

Conference Speakers

rath_sqAbout Sanjay Rath
Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). Sanjay studied under his uncle, late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the parampara. He later became a graduate of mechanical engineering and worked for some time with the Government of India. Leaving government service to devote himself completely to Jyotisha, he has the depth of the ancient knowledge with the ability to communicate it to the modern mind.
He uses Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, Jaimini Upadesa Sutras, Brihat Jataka and Saravali as the foundations of Jyotisha and teaches from various other Jyotish scripture and sacred literature such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanisads, Puranas, etc. www.srath.com
Komilla SuttonAbout Komilla Sutton
Komilla is the co-founder and Chair of the british Association for Vedic Astrology. She is an internationally renowned consultant, teacher and lecturer. Indian born, Komilla Sutton is one of the pioneers in making tis subject more accesible for the Western readers. She is the author of ‘Vedic Love Signs’, ‘Vedic Astrology’, ‘The Essentials of Vedic Astrology’ and ‘Lunar nodes – Crisis and Redemption’.www.Komilla.com
Sarbani RathAbout Sarbani Rath
In 1998 when Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra became the principal book on her table she began exclusively studying and practicing Jyotiṣa under the able guidance of Pt. Sanjay Rath. After receiving the Bṛhaspati Gāyatrī in 2002 she has been practising jyotiṣa professionally and teaching as a Jyotiṣa Guru of Śrī Jagannāth Center (SJC). She went on to be the President of SJC in 2008. She continues her passion of reading Vedic literature and after finishing a thorough study of the Garuḍa Purāṇa, is currently working on Sāradātilaka Tantra and Skanda Purāṇa. In 2011 she successfully completed the 5-year long Jaimini Scholar Programme (2007-11) and is a certified Jaimini Scholar of the First Himalaya Batch of Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center (DBC). On the directions of the DBC-Institute she is currently a teacher and Course Co-ordinator of the 2nd Himalaya Batch of the Jaimini Scholar Programme. As the Managing Editor of Sagittarius Publications, she oversees the publication of the quarterly jyotiṣa journal The Jyotish Digest and other astrology books. She has presented papers at various Jyotish conferences in India, USA, London and Serbia. She is a member of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA). www.sarbanirath.com

eye-of-horus-t9848The most difficult of the classics in Vedic Astrology is the Upadesha Sutra of Maharsi Jaimini. Needless to say there are many scholars who have studied this when they reach that level where they have a fairly good mastery over the standard texts and have digested Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra to a decent level of competence. A competence that allows their minds to move through the sutra like thread in a needle stitching the various sutras into a fine cosmic diagram. There are a number of pitfalls and only a total humility in the humble mind that brings reverence to the great Maharsi Jaimini, allows these sutra to open up to an endless stream. A stream that is meant to achieve the highest purpose of any branch of Vedic knowledge.

Another problem that is consistently seen is the young mind taking anything written by a commentator as the final and only truth in the sutra. Nothing is final, nobody understands everything. Every scholar of the past, present and the future is yet another seeker of the upadesha sutra, struggling to see the big picture.

Netraha Yoga

In this context let me discuss just one sutra which is composed of just a few words in the third pada of the first adhyaya.

शुक्रात् गौण पदस्थो राहुः सूर्य दृष्टो नेत्रहा
śukrāt gauṇa padastho rāhuḥ sūrya dṛṣṭo netrahā

Reference an article by Shanmukha titled Jaimini on Blindness

Shri Iranganti Rangacharya has followed the commentator Somanath in deciphering this sutra as follows:

“If Rahu occupies the Arudha of 5th house of Lagna and aspected by Sun, there will be loss to eyesight. Gaunapada means Panchama Arudha (A5).” – Shri Somanatha in Kalpalatha (Sanskrit)

“If Panchama Arudha (A5) is occupied by Rahu and aspects by Sun, and then there will be loss of eyesight.” – Shri Iranganti Rangacharya

While Shri Somanatha has stated the Gaunapada means Panchama Arudha, has explained the teachings of Shri Rangacharya as follows:

” गौण –> ग (3) ण (5), 53 divided by 12 = 5, that is 5th; पद –> Arudha; So, according to Somanatha and Sri Rangacharya, gounapada means Panchama Arudha”

That is a very brilliant interpretation of Gaunapada using the Katapayadi Varga. However, the other statement made is the interpretation of the word – शुक्र (Shukra) where he writes

” शुक्र –> श(5), र (2) , 25 divided by 12 = 1 , that is lagna”

There are two errors in this argument

Error #1: Removing the matra from the word शुक्र (śukra), we have the consonants श (śa) and क (ka)

The Katapayadi Varga for this is श (śa) = 5 and क (ka) = 1; reverse this we get 15; Now expunge multiples of 12 and the remainder is 3

Therefore the numerical value of शुक्र (śukra) = 3 or third house. The first error is an incorrect calculation which shows Shukra as meaning Lagna whereas the calculation actually shows third house.

Error #2: Maharsi Jaimini has explicitly stated previously that the Katapayadi Varga shall only be applicable for Bhava and not for Graha. This means if the Graha names are mentioned at all, in any place, they have to be interpreted only as the planet

Else, why was Rahu or Surya not interpreted as numbers like it was done for Shukra?

To our knowledge, there are two completely different interpretations of this Sutra. One of these has been taught in the Jaimini Scholar Program and is also given in the book Maharsi Jaimini krta Upadesha Sutra.

Interpretation #1: śukra+āt gauṇa pada+astho rāhuḥ sūrya dṛṣṭo netra+hā

āt is an emphasis like ‘further’; the argument that shukra has to indicate Lagna as reference point holds no water as there are umpteen sutra without direct reference to lagna and only referring to the bhava in question

Translation: “Further, Shukra associating the Gauna-Pada with Rahu and Surya aspects causes damage to the eye [sight]”

In this interpretation, the Gauna-Pada has been taken to mean the first vyaya-pada as taught by Maharsi Parashara in BPHS. It is based on the high teaching that “the feet shall go to where we put our money”. People who spend money on alcohol will go to the bar, people who spend money on books go to the library … in this manner the guna of the person changes based on where the feet (twelfth house) travel. And in turn this is based on the expenditure (also twelfth house). Thus both “feet” and “expenditure” are linked and in turn they influence the guna that shall dominate. More about this in Parasara Jyotisa Couse.

Secondly, this sutra is not restrcited to Rashi Drsti alone as some have started calling Rashi Drsti as “Jaimini Drsti” without realising that Parashara taught this even before he taught Graha dristi.

We have given ample examples in COVA and other books. Just look for a connection between 12th house and/or Upapada (UL) with Sun, Venus and Rahu. Rashi drsti can cause permanent damage while graha drsti can show diseases with time or those that maybe cured. Bear in mind that the second house deals with the physical eye while the tenth house, being 9th from second house, performs the ‘dharma’ of the eyes i.e. to see or have vision.

Addenda

The dictum that affliction to the fifth house from Venus leads to Netra Roga from BPHS is based on a totally different yoga called Acchadana Drsti of Graha.

The Acchadana Drsti of the planets are seen from the various houses as follows:

  1. Seventh from Sun,
  2. Ninth from Moon,
  3. Eleventh from Mars
  4. First from Mercury
  5. Third from Jupiter and
  6. Fifth from Venus

It is for this reason that an affliction coming to the fifth bhava from Venus causes loss of sight or eye troubles. We must commend Shanmukha for having stumbled on this ‘affliction to fifth from Venus’ but would like to say that this is different

Continued Illustrations

Devaguru Bṛhaspati Centre (DBC) announces its series of Vyāsa Workshops to be held at Delhi, India.

The first theme for this series is Marriage and Relationships which are, perhaps, the greatest challenge facing our times today as women try to carve a new role for themselves in society and men seek working partners and have various desires, little known to them.

MR#01: First Marriage-Relationship Workshop

Date
Sunday, 19 April, 2015 (Vaisakha Śukla Pratipada)
Venue
Conference Room II, Main Building, India International Centre, New Delhi
Registration
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Topic

Every aspect of life is touched inconsiderable detail as a new bond is made. This implies every bhāva affecting the seventh bhāva of relationships in some manner or the other as well as the navāṁśa. Yet before we venture into the varga and other deeper subtleties of relationships, we need to understand the rāśi chart itself.

marriage1Matching is not just a guṇa score where the traditional belief that a high score indicates great marriage has already been proved to be so wrong. We plan this for a future workshop where we shall study guṇa matching in some detail. Our plan for the start is to do some useful jyotiṣa where we are going into the teachings of the purānic jyotiṣa.

① Lagna Matching and effect of ṣaḍāṣṭaka, dvirdvādasa and trikoṇa doṣa
② Lagneśa and Śubhapati (Rāśi Lord) Matching
③ Marriage Muhurta – Root principles
④ Sukha Bhāva: Marriage cannot last if either of the couple is suffering inside, and worse they don’t know why they suffer or what they seek in marriage. The effect of the ‘bhavat bhāvam’ principle.

Prerequisites

This workshop is not for rank beginners. You need to have some working knowledge of jyotiṣa like the twelve rāśi, their lords and natural friendships and nature of the graha (planets).

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