Aum hreem shreem Chandraya namah
Sukha-daya * Bandhu-sthana
= 4th-from-any-lagna = 4th-from-Chandra
the learning classroom of bandhusthana-4 = ruled by Professor Chandra
SHELLS * Shelter
Groundwork * Security * Roots * Place * Protection * Home * Foundations * Basics * Belonging
transport-shells (car, ship etc.)
garha * the household, the village
the rhythm of the liturgical year
Vimshottari Periods of the Rulers of Bhava-1-to-12
Ruler of bhava-4 =Chandra
Court Scene , from a Bhagavata Purana * ca. 1820 * Opaque watercolor on paper; Kangra, Punjab Hills, India *
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Establishment, Stability, Nourishment, Cultivation, Agriculture, Schooling, Shelter, Parenting, Protection, Patriotism, Protection,
Rhythm, Repetition, Roots, Routes, Ruts, Routine, Burial, Basis, Basement, Foundation, Finality, Ground and Underground, the End of Things
Decency, Coverage, Shelter
|Regional Names for Bhava-4|
|Ramayana, Kishkindha Kanda, |
"The care of the root of a thing - this is the usage of experienced men.
If the root is sound, the juices, which implement the maturing of the fruit, will be protected."
lands and buildings
are to be consulted through Bandhu Bhava."
"We only have one political party in the U.S.,
|- Aldo Leopold (1886- 1948)||"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. |
When we see land as a community to which we belong,
we may begin to use it with love and respect."
|Phaladeepika , |
Ch1, Shloka 11-12
"House property, land and agricultural fields,
maternal uncle, a sister's son, relatives,
friends, conveyance (vehicular), mother,
cattle wealth, scents and perfumes, dress material and garments,
jewelry, happiness (sukha), the nadir,
Hibuka, water, bridge and river are the names to indicate the 4th house."
|Madhya Parashari, |
Ch. 9, Shloka 4
"From the fourth house know the mother, conveyance, relatives, State Protection, house, friend, and armaments."
Ch. 7, Shloka 39-43
"Whatever results are to be known from Bandhu
... should also be known from the 4th of Chandra. .."
Hadrian's Wall built in * Vallum Hadriani Romae * Milecastle 39 * photo by Adam Cuerden
|Topics of Bandhu-Bhava-4 |
"bound, band, binding, bundles "
Nation * Foundation
Habitual Rhythms, Rituals and Routines
Undergirding, bolstering, lowest stratum, foundation, basis
homeland, farms, schools, houses, and cars
Bound to Earth * bandhi
rhythms, rituals, ruts, routines
social security and continuation of the presence of a people in their place; roots
Held together, protected,"sur-round-ings "
bandhi, bundles: Fasces, Fasci, fascisti, fascio, ]
Security, roots, home, shelter mother, kitchen, landed property, farms, vehicles,
basic formal emotional security, heart.
Fourth marriage. Burials * griha
in roman catholic ritual vestments, a fascia (binding) is a wrapping like a scarf, usually worn to surround the waist or neck
One's Customary Place : Shelters upon Land and Sea
Safety, Hearth and Home, folkways, the Land, place of belonging
bhava-4 characteristics can indicate the longevity of the biofather * 8th-from-9th
Guardians of Land and Country, Protectors of the Customary Ways
security, ethnicity , vehicles, homes, real estate, landed properties, foundational schooling, folkways, local folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms, laying the groundwork, rhythms, rituals, habits * dedication to parents and homeland; protection sheltering caretaking of the weak and the vulnerable
|THE LANGUAGE OF MOUNTAINS |
by Joan Halifax
Buddha's Daughters: Teachings from Women Who Are Shaping Buddhism in the West, p.118
|"The true nature of mountains is that they are mountains. They practice both stillness holding their place and moving with change. |
Men and women can be reborn through mountains. Ancestors abide in mountains. And mountains disappear the closer you are to them.
As Dogen wrote in the Shobogenzo:
"They passed aeons living alone in the mountains and forests; only then did they unite with the Way and use mountains and rivers for words, raise the wind and rain for a tongue, and explain the great void.”
Realizing fully the true nature of place is to talk its language and hold its silence. "
Vocabulary for Bandhu Bhava:
IE root = [* bhendh] = German binden;
English bind, bondage, bound, band; Latin foedus, fides
To entertain, cherish, show, exhibit, betray (joy, resolution etc.)
To be bound; to be bound by the fetters of existence or evil, sin again To be affected
To be affectedby experience, suffer
To cause to bind or catch or capture, imprison To cause to be built or constructed To cause to be embanked or dammed up
|stabilizing, ethnic-religion, habitual, rhythmic, patriotic|| |
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
|Earth * Ur * Urthya * Urtha * Urteya||The landing place, the grounding place, the basis, the foundation, the low place |
bhava-4 represents the landing place where Ur folk descended and planted their genetic seeds
In modern times the conditions of the Jyotisha nativity bhave-4 can indicate how comfortable or not the person may feel living"in the Earth"
some nativities are comfortably grounded into housing, shelter, roots in the place of settlement, rhythms of the childhood home, growing of crops and fishing
others are fundamentally uncomfortable and struggling to adjust to the Ur density for the duration of the incarnation
when conditions in bhava-4 are exceptionally challenging, look for other indications of an early exit
Bandhu Bhava can be summed up in one Enlgish word"Security". the 4th domain indicates spiritual, mental, social, emotional, and physical security.
The first analytical step toward determination of the native 's intuitive sense of belonging to a people and a place, and one's specific social practice of security-enhancing behaviors may be found via the lagna.
Lagna = either Chandra lagna or radix lagna. Chandra lagna has more emotional and intuitive value. Rashi upon the 4th bhava indicates the native 's style of security-defensive-belongingness-roots behaviors +source of one's most stable foundations at a personal, family, and national level
|Das commentary = |
"Venus is in 9
or Venus is in 11
or the lord of the 4 is in 9
or the lord of the 4 is in 11"
"Venus or the Lord of the fourth house are somewhat blessed due to their presence in the auspicious ninth or gainful eleventh house.
According to BPHS Ch. 32, shloka 18-21, as a constant karakatwa, matrikaraka Chandra always represents the Mother and Mother Figures.
According to BPHS Ch. 32, shloka 31 - 33 , each of the 12 bhava also represent a social-material environment that has a reliable association with the kinship figures.
Chandra represents one's emotional Self.
In the present lifetime, the emotional Self is re-generated primarily through one's relationship to one's caretakers.
The default caretaker is one's mother; however in varying life circumstances the primary caretaker may be a grandmother, aunt, sister, nun, nurse, or even a feminine deity.
However even if the primary parent is one's father, the father and male persons are not signified by Chandra; men are signified by Surya. If the father is the primary caretaker, likely the Jyotisha relationship between Surya and Chandra is very strong.
Therefore Chandra is a karaka for emotion in general; and in particular Chandra is karaka for one's childhood process of building a coherent emotional Self from repeated emotional experiences.
|RITUALS CONNECT US TO RICHNESS |
The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness
by Pema Chödrön,
"Ritual is about joining vision and practicality, heaven and earth, samsara and nirvana. When things are properly understood, one's whole life is like a ritual or a ceremony. This is what's behind ritual, these formalized things that get carried down in the religions of different cultures.
Ritual, when it's heartfelt, is like a time capsule. It's as if thousands of years ago somebody had a clear, unobstructed view of magic, power, and sacredness, and realized that if he went out each morning and greeted the sun in a very stylized way, perhaps by doing a special chant and making offerings and perhaps by bowing, that it connected him to that richness.
Therefore he taught his children to do that, and the children taught their children, and so on. So thousands of years later, people are still doing it and connecting with exactly the same feeling.
All the rituals that get handed down are like that. Someone can have an insight, and rather than its being lost, it can stay alive through ritual."
bhava-4 rules the oceans , estuaries and sea-coasts as well as the lifestyles based in these marine environments
|Secure Shells, Shields, and Shelters||bhava-4 rules the childhood home, the parents, shelters and shields on mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual levels; for example the physical protection afforded by buildings and vehicles, or the social protection afforded by education.|
|Bandhu: bindings and bondage|
|The Polis (walled city) |
Politics of Patriotism and Protectionism
Stability, Foundation, Seat; Vehicles
|Body Parts|| |
(in their communicative function, arms/hands belong to Mithuna;
The pumping heart which is the seat of the Divine in the physical body actually belongs to Simha/5, although naturally there are very strong associations between the emotional, place-loving heart as the root of being and bandhu bhava. However the 5-4 relationship between heart and chest is similar to the 5-4 relationship between intelligence and education; )
If the Jyotisha nativity features a strong bandhu sthana, expect the fourth chakra region of the physical body to function well.
Conversely, malefic planets affecting bandhu bhava may lead to dis-ease in the chest region.
Habitual, seasonal, and monthly movements of a person may be seen through conditions of bandhu bhava, and also via Chandra.
less benevolent graha in bhava-4 (such as Kuja or Rahu) disturb the foundational cycles of human life.
At the material level,
At the social level,
At the emotional level
At the mental level
On the spiritual level
|Tribal Boundaries||Bhava-4 = also tribal boundaries, schooling and school-teaching, parenting, environmental stewardship, vehicles including cars, boats, airplanes; one's own elderly parents, all things underground, and the "end of things " such as the funeral celebration as well as the place of one's birth and school examinations. For example when people ask whether they will pass the medical board exam and receive their M.D. license, look to the effects of bandhu-4, the bondage to the land and the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of one's people (including the custom of licensing different types of professional practice).|
Mother and Emotional Security
Most basic of all roots in human life is connection to mother. Bandhu bhava along with Moon profiles the mother in radix. (Check Dwadazamamza-10 Moon or 4th house for additional details on mother.) Also in bandhu sthana, see mothering, care-taking, stewardship, and nurturing roles of all kinds.
Effect of the Mother seen via the child's chart:
Mother provides the core emotional security , the fundamental sense of being good and valuable, and having a place, belonging. If things are going well in the mother house and with the Moon, the native will have good emotional and psychic grounding , and a pleasant emotional nature, which is the basis of all happiness in human life.
Usually the step-father or next-father is also the mother's second husband, but there can be other arrangements.
The"next" father - however this man gained that position - is indicated by several profile elements, including:
Mother's divorce and mother's second marriage = 2nd-from-Chandra
Home, Land, Buildings , Properties
Most questions about property ownership, roots in the land, inherited lands, stewardship of the land, buildings, structures, the roof over one's own head (or lack thereof), and the fate of nations, can be answered by examining the fourth house and its attributes.
Creatures of the Land
White Wolf and friend Raven
Ch. 24, shloka 16
"If Dhana's lord is in Bandhu Bhava,
the native will acquire all kinds of wealth ."
It is said that the two great emotional instincts of human nature are the urge to mate and the urge to conform to a group ethos.
Because it profiles the fundamental emotional nature which is determined through the relationship with one's mother, Bandhu is known as the"source of all ambitions."
Roots that Bind
Bandhu bhava = 4th house = the root =foundation = "basement" basis of the entire kundali.
Although Chandra and the radical lagna = ascendant = describe the native 's physical body, Moon and Bandhu bhava = foundational life-support provided by schooling, nourishment, mother and the childhood home
Karkata = Cancer = natural fourth rashi = bondage.
Bondage = positive bonding = unconditional supportive relationship with parents, especially mom. Bondage = positive boundaries = owning a house with lands, farming cultivated fields, caring for the weak, defending the ethnic food-producing lands and the customary habits of a people, or just feeling patriotic.
At a dysfunctional body level, the disease called cancer results from the physical body's obsessive clinging to waste cells that were scheduled for release but do not get released. Cancer = never letting go, never forgiving. These sticky waste cells bond to each other to form tumors. Most healers acknowledge that the emotional pattern of clinging to the past accompanies the cellular 'bondage' disease.
Layers of protection
Other vital forms of shelter and protection include clothing and the moving-shelter = vehicles.
Kande Ela Reservoir in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
|Tarot = 10 Coins||If your divination skill-set includes the method of Tarot cards, |
notice a correspondence between the energy state of Bandhu Sthana and Ten of Pentacles.
Favorable conditions in bandhu bhava =
A steadily rhythmic but low-status 4th house= bandhu bhava owned and/or aspected by Shani, = regular work habits of the partner.
A leading indicator of the Profile of the career of second spouse = 10th-from-2nd = labhasthana
A leading indicator of the element of the Profile of the career of Third spouse = 10th-from-9th = satkona
A leading indicator of the element of the Profile of the career of Fourth spouse = 10th from 4th = tanu
If yuvati bhava and the 7th navamsha suggest multiple marriages, then part of the profile of the 4th spouse = Bandhu Bhava .
Like the nature of Bandhu Sthana itself, the fourth marriage is all about roots . If Bandhu is stable, the 4th marriage partner (when indicated) resembles one's mother. The fourth partner hails from a similar cultural background.
of course if Rahu or Saturn aspect or occupy Bandhu, the fourth partner could be lower class than native, foreigner, etc. according to occupying malefic. Remember to check 4th navamsha!
The fourth marriage might not be too interesting, overly lively, or a sexual hothouse (unless Rahu is with the bandesha-4 or Rahu in 4). Unless there are disruptive, counter-cyclical graha in 4, the fourth marriage = grounded in the ethnic practice particularly the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of the mother's people, and protection of the land.
|The Natural World and Its Life-Sustaining Nourishments|
| POSITIVE ATTACHMENT
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso (2012) From Here to Enlightenment: An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa s Classic Text
An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa s Classic TextThe Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, p. 35 - 36.
| "If your engagement with others is tainted by strong attachment, craving, aversion, anger, and so forth, then that form of grasping is undesirable. |
But on the other hand, when you are interacting with other living beings and become aware of their needs or suffering or pain, then you need to fully engage with that and be compassionate.
Buddhist masters have long used the term attachment to describe the quality of compassion for others.
For example, a verse from Haribhadra s Clear Meaning Commentary refers to compassion that is attached to other living beings.
And as we have seen, Nagarjuna teaches that attachment for other living beings will arise spontaneously in the person who realizes emptiness."
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso , trans. Thupten Jinpa
"Going for Refuge: Seeking Protection:
The resultant state of your own future realizations, becoming an arya being and attaining buddhahood -- which depends on your own actualization of the path -- is called the resultant refuge.
Someone in difficulty seeking the assistance of a high official is analogous to someone seeking refuge in the causal refuge.
When you cultivate such an aspiration focused toward the achievement of the omniscient state, it is very much like the generation of the bodhichitta mind."
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