OM hrim krom aim grhanathaya budhaya swaha
Budhan * Parnaya * Para * sMargara * sMarjari
Mercury the Merchant * Hermes
Merx * Mark * Merch * Marketa *
Thoth * Neba * Nabo * Nubo * Borsippa
message, measure, media, meddling, middleman, manipulation, management, mentality
students, pupils, disciples
explanations, interpretations, descriptions, and instructions
Mercury the Merchant
Polarities, Pairs-of-Poles, Halves, Couples, Complement,
Double, Duplicate, Diploma, Duality, Doppelganger
Twin, Twice, Twixt, Two
Merx (merchandise, mercado, market, marché)
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Budha brass statue from ExoticIndia.com
Illumination depicting Mercury as a medieval knight, from the alchemical Splendor Solis manuscript by Vollnagel, 1577 CE.
~~ James Baldwin, Stranger in the Village
"The root function of language is to control the universe by describing it."
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Priyangu Kalika Shyaamam Roopena Pratimam Budham |
Soumyam Soumya gunopetam tam Budham Pranamamyaham
Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος
Professor Budha is a duplicator and copier, producing doubles and couples such as siblings and sibling-figures like teammates, office-mates, ensemble players, and those who work in coupled setting such as police-patrol, co-pilots, or other jobs that must be done in cross-trained, dual-competence sets of two.
Budha the Messenger
Conversational, turn-taking Professor Budha is very responsive. "spon/span" means answer within a paired set. Answer means "a swearing, a saying".
Budha-Aindava always adapts to the company He keeps.
Budha the Exchanger is a professor of Commerce * Mercury-Mercantile
In the Persian-Arabic-European traditions, Budha is associated with the metal called Mercury.
| Crazy Wisdom
by Shambala 1939-1987 Tulku Chogyam Trungpa
The Latin verb studere means "to be eager".
Although this eagerness is often lost in the Chandra-school of education for purpose of personal security (as Trungpa says, "to defend ourselves") indeed the English word 'students' means "the eager ones."
| "Natural inquisitiveness is being
eager to learn and eager to explore. |
It is not learning in the sense of collecting information; rather, it is absorbing what is happening around us, constantly relating to it.
In this kind of learning, we do not at all learn things so that we can use them at some point to defend ourselves.
In this case, we learn things because they are pleasurable to learn, fantastic to learn."
Mercurius from Codex de Sphaera c. 1469 CE
Budha-Meza articulates a narrative of * sports business, products for adolescents, inventions; mentality of innovation, competition, and vigorous pursuit
Budha-Vrishabha articulates a narrative of * bankers, collectors, herders, cattle, animal genetics business; mentality of historical lineage; protocols for hoarding and accrual of value through logical process of accumulation
Budha-Mithunaya articulates a narrative of * commercial media messaging, business advertising, sales, marketing, conferences, cinema, publishing; mentality of explanation, instruction, diagram, demonstration
Budha-Karkata articulates a narrative of * commercial agriculture, fishing, householding, transportation; mentality of safety, parenting, caretaking, boundary protection and defense of a way of life; instruction in nationalism and customary folkways * patriotism
Budha-Simha articulates a narrative of * politics, celebrity, gambling and games, independent intelligence, creativity, drama and artistic performance, entertainment industry; mentality of uniqueness
Budha-Kanya articulates a narrative of * all types of discriminating analysis and mentality of strategy, particularly medical, military, exploitive, and litigious; discourse of logical argumentation
Budha-Thula articulates a narrative of * commercial law, contracts, negotiation; mentality of bargaining toward a balanced agreement, a merchant of justice
Budha in Vrizchika articulates a narrative of * commercial explorations, mining, diving, discovery, hidden assets, confidential information, secrecy, disasters, sudden and unexpected changes; mentality of sudden transformation of the identity
Budha-Dhanuzya articulates a narrative of * commerce in global humanism and international education, teaching-preaching on mercantile subjects, a merchant of religion; mentality of philosophical indoctrination
Budha-Makara articulates a narrative of * commercial policies, corporate and institutional business; mentality of lawful hierarchy; discourse of social class, rank, and hierarchical position
Budha-Kumbha articulates a narrative of * commercial economics and theoretical science, associative and distributive business systems; mentality of lawfully interlinked mercantile systems; discourse of social participation
Budha-Meena * nichha articulates a narrative of * commercial endeavors within the worlds of psychic perception, of dreams and fantasy; mentality of imagination; discourse of spiritual guidance in mercantile affairs, business dealing with distant lands.
| Budha-related English vocabulary * latinate English |
agency - action
"com-, con-, cor-, col-"
c. 1842, by E. A. Rodrigues * Wikimedia Commons
transfer - transmute - transmit - transubstantiate - transitory - transition - transportation - transit systems - transcendence - transactions - transnationalism
Commerce - communication - conversation - collaboration - cooperation - coordination * consent * consultation * cohort - co-workers Currency, coins, Merchants, merchandise,
Currency, coins,units of "money" (named for the goddess Moneta, patron of the coin-stamping factory in ancient Rome)
Merchants, merchandise,mercantilism, marketing, le marche, mercado, including all of the handy (Budha) trading activities of commercial business
Management manual handy handcraft: Budha's territory is small-group and local: the shop and shopkeeper, the sports team and the team-manager, the corporate department and the departmental manager, the salespeople and the sale.
Siblings, cousins, schoolmates, cohort
Budha's local managing, administrative, documentation, handcrafting process is different from Shani's large-scale, lawfully regulated economic systems
Budha's turf is to be distinguished from the greater assembly marketplace arena of Shani = the interconnected economies and ecologies of the broader community.
The broader participatory, regulated systems of Shani which do not depend on any one person's hands (Budha = hands) belong within the purview of bhava-11"earnings "
|Budha the Coupler rules "conversation" which includes sexual communication|| |
Budha is a flexible, absorptive, adolescent (Kumara) graha and He is greatly influenced by His bhava and by incoming drishti.
Budha accepting drishti of Shani gives a ponderous, belabored way of speaking that is often overly formalized. the native wishes to sound respectable and in the process overemphasizes the formal or academic register where a more casual register is appropriate to the setting.
| "Narrow-minded" restrictively conventionalized thinking |
Budha overly conditioned by Shani tends to express the letter of the law. The spirit of the law may be less relevant to this codified thinker.
| Budha residing in a rashi of Shani * Budha-Makara * Budha-Kumbha * may display the attribute
of narrow-mindedness which expresses as restrictively conventionalized, lawful, rigidly systematic thinking marked by intolerance for alternative interpretations. One may be able to accept only one approved procedure, method, or result while indeed many viable options exist. |
The restrictive mentality is further tightened if Budha receives drishti of Shani. If Professor Budha also receives drishti from Shani-Vrischika, Shani-Karkata, or Shani Mesha, Budha-Makara can express only a limited range of observations, instructions, explanations etc. Spoken expression may favor platitudes, social niceties, and other non-confrontational rank maintenance statements. The nativity is often well-suited to hierarchical and bureaucratic functions, law-enforcement, or employment with government agencies in areas such as public education, military, or health care. The native is generally not an innovator. If the native is appreciated as an"applied" thinker for whom work tasks should repetitively provide an application of known rules, one may enjoy full success.
If Professor Budha also receives drishti from Shani-Dhanushya, Shani-Simha, or Shani Vrishabha, Budha-Kumbha can express only a limited range of observations, instructions, explanations etc. The nativity is often well-suited to technological functions,"bench science", computer systems maintenance or employment with government agencies in areas such as pre-university science education, technological training, military systems, or large-scale health systems work. Despite often working in scientific environments, the native is not an innovator. If the native is appreciated as a technician maintaining existing systems - and not expected to perform as a true scientist seeking new knowledge, then one may enjoy full success.
Budha-Kumbha receiving the mentally restrictive or"depressing" drishti of Shani:
|Indo-European Cognates for "Budhan"|| |
| "It is pretty funny, you know. |
Here you all are, racing to try and get where you already are when all you have to do is relax into it, to allow it.
Take your head off, hmm? Take off your head and put it somewhere else.
Your logical mind, which is wonderful, indeed, is to be your servant.
You are not to be its slave."
Line-art illustration from the 19th-century Roman Catholic Campion Missal
Angel comes into the English lexicon from the ecclesiastical Greek angelis meaning messenger. (Most Christian cosmological and liturgical vocabulary originates from Greek.)
The medieval European concept of Nine Choirs of Angels was developed by the architectonic cosmologists Pseudo-Dionysius (a.k.a. Dionysius the Areopagite) and Summa Theologica 1225-1274 St. Thomas Aquinas
|Direction|| North = uttara = udIcI |
movements in the northerly direction are forecast during many periods of Budha
|~~ Bacteriology 1822-1895 Microbes Louis Pasteur||"Chance favors the prepared mind."|
| Budha and Religion |
~~ The Mirror 1895-1986 theosophy Jiddu Krishnamurti
"You may remember the story of how the devil and a friend of his were walking down the street,
when they saw ahead of them a man stoop down and pick up something from the ground, look at it, and put it away in his pocket.
The friend said to the devil, "What did that man pick up?"
"He picked up a piece of the truth," said the devil.
"That is a very bad business for you, then," said his friend.
"Oh, not at all," the devil replied."I am going to help him organize it."
| BPHS shloka 62-65
Ch. 58 Effects of the Antara Dashas in the Dasha of Budha
Budha gives His best results when Budha =
Achryanthus Aspera 'Apamarga' = sacred to Budha
Achryanthus Aspera 'Apamarga' = sacred to Budha
|BPHS Ch. 3, Shloka 26|| |
"Budhi is endowed with an attractive physique
and the capacity to use words with many meanings.
He is fond of jokes.
He has a mix of all the three humors."
|~~ BPHS, Ch. 84, Shloka 9|| "Contemplate of Budha with a yellow-coloured garland, |
dressed in yellow robes,
with four arms, carrying a sword, a shield, a mace and Vara, mounted on a lion."
|Saravali Ch. 7-13|| |
|Book of Proverbs 3:21-23|| "My son, |
preserve sound judgment and discernment,
do not let them out of your sight;
they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble."
Das / Behari
"An afflicted Mercury indicates an increase in low class association and opponents,
loss of wealth , fear of being confined,
mean speech and an unsteady mind."
6th from Budha
BPHS Ch. 7, Shloka 39-43
"The 6th from Budha be also considered in regard to indications derivable from Ari Bhava ."
|BPHS Ch. 3, Shloka 11|| |
".. Mercury is a malefic if He joins a malefic ..."
Mercury Meanings, Symbolical and Physical
Thinking, examination, analysis, discrimination, logical argument,
publications, printing, media-production, messengers + messaging, angels + evangelism,
mail, email, postings and announcements, reports, advertising,
scheduling, planning, problem-solving, definition, articulation,
explanation, instruction, recipes and formulae, lists and agenda,
writing, painting, hand-craft, manual skills, meetings, cooperation, collaboration, teamwork,
conversation, meddling, gossiping, talk, chat, nose, hands, arms, fingers, signatures and signs
Commentary of Jyotishi 1912-1998 B. V. Raman , Three Hundred Important Combinations .
(10th ed., Delhi, 1991). Originally published in 1947.
Peenasa-roga Yoga, #278:
"Mercury is the planet associated with the nose
and therefore any afflictions to him may find expression in the shape
of the person suffering from nasal complaints ."
| Regional Names for Budha |
Sumerian =Neba (Niburu) the tutelary deity of Borsippa = Budha
budhadina = day of Budha, Wednesday
Macaque from Sundarban National Park in Bangladesha
matronymic * metronymic = name derived from the name of one's mother or a maternal ancestor:
patronymic = name derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor:
aindava * patronymic: like the Moon; also a name of Nakshatra Mrigasiras
baudha, boudhana, budha * awakening, intelligent, clever, name of a descendant of Soma
candraja * moon-born, born from Chandra
candra-vaMza * the lunar race of kings (This is the second great line of royal dynasties. The progenitor of the Chandravamaza was Soma the Mens-Moon. Chandra = child of the Rishi Atri and Chandra = father of Budha. 'vamza' = bamboo = line or pedigree, similar to the joints in bamboo )
eka-deha * having one body * from one same family * having a singular form
eka-aGga * a single part, a single member * having a singular unique or beautiful shape * also a name of Mangala * also a name of Vishnu
hima-kara, himarazmi * causing or producing cold * name of Chandra, applied also to Son of Chandra
Hemna, Heman * Greek Hermes
induja, indunandana, induputra, indusUnu, indusuta * son of the Moon
Kumara * teenager
mRgAGka * deer-marked * patronymic
mRga-laJchana * Chandra's son * patronymic
na-kSatra-pati * ruler of nakshatra, lord of the sectors of the Moon
nAtha-putra * the protected Son, son who has a patron (natha = protector)
paJc-Arcis * having five rays
parnaya * to be green
prahar-SaNa, prahar-Sula *causing erection of the hair of the body, enrapturing, causing delight * desire with pulsing time-beats * name of Chandra, applied also to Son of Chandra -- also, tuGga * stamen (of a blossom), stamina, standing erect
(praharita = beautiful green color, the color of Budha Prahar * Para)
Rauhineya * a calf (rohini) * an emerald * also a name of Balarama * matronymic Budha's mother is Rohini = Aldebaran
rohiNIbhava, rohiNIsuta * son of Rohini
saumya, soumya, somaja, saumayana, somasuta, somaputra * son of Soma * patronymic
vid * knowing, knowledgable
(zaza = rabbit, hare. Chandra = hare-marked.)
zazAGka * hare-marked (marked with signs of the Moon, from the race of the Moon)
(zizi * zazi = names for Chandra)
zazi-ja, zazita-naya * moon's son, born (naya) of the Moon * patronymic
(zita = white; zeeta * zIta = cold)
zItagu, zItarazmi, zizirAMzu * having cool rays (razmi = ray of light, beam, cord; amzu = ray, filament)
zraviSThA-bhU, zraviSThA-ja * son of Sravishtha (Zravistha-Zravana is a zone of Chandra) * patronymic
|QUOTATION from www.etymologyonline.com = Mercury:|| |
from L. Mercurius "Mercury," the Roman god, originally a god of tradesmen and thieves , from merx "merchandise" c.1150, from L. Mercurius the Roman god, originally a god of tradesmen and thieves, from merx " merchandise" or perhaps from Etruscan infl. by merx. Later he was associated with Greek Hermes .
The planet closest to the sun so called in classical Latin (c.1386 in Eng.). Sense of "silver-white metal, quicksilver" is first recorded c.1386, when elements were commonly associated alchemically with the planets. This one probably so associated for its mobility."
|Vocabulary Definitions from|| |
|Keywords||Accuracy, analytical adjustment, not originality, averse to love/devotion, communications, editing, comprehension, research, computer knowledge, convertible nature, sexless, diplomacy, discrimination, elegance, eloquence, fun, liberal, general success, green things, idealism, averse to wisdom, intellectual knowledge, wit, intuition, memory, logic journalists, mathematics, medicine, astrology, medium of truth, sciences, messengers, evangelist, angel, enseigneur, missionary, envoy, apostle, public speakers, polarization = its central quality, publishers, scholars, short distance, day to day travel, skin-touch, virility, speech, writing, study, books, education, Vishnu (god). (Adapted from Das )|
|BPL Keywords||communications media production, films, books, magazines, computers and software, audio-video, programming, calendars, schedules, administration, writing, reports and announcements, narrative, script, hand-craft, tools, artisan skills, event planning, publication of text, gesture, speech and song, every variety of commerce, youth-oriented, embrace, sexual mating, mental activity, prescriptive medicine (vs. diagnostic medicine = Guru), drugs and potions, brief or local ravel (vs. Guru for world travel) conversations, image-manipulation; nose, ears, hands, arms; advertising, sales and marketing; argument; fraud, greenish things|
~~ Mahabharata, Shanti Parva , 140.36
"The relinquishing of the present happiness and the pursuit of a future one
is never the policy of intelligent people."
|vimizra||division of the course of Budha into seven stages, seven portions, seven stations|
B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations . (10th ed., Delhi, 1991, 1947).
"Malefics, Benefics, and Neutrals " p. 6
Benefic as ruler of
He is malefic as ruler of
When combust * ashtangata, Budha becomes subjectivized .
moudhya-dosha Budha has difficulty to see the world from another person's perspective, which can hamper effective problem-solving and reduce articulated expressions of compassion.
Traditional rules for combustion of Budha:
|The Mentalizer|| |
Budha = the natural regulator of Sahaja bhav bhava-3 (announcements, reports) and bhava-6 (logical argumentation, problem-solving). Budha is the lord a small island of rational thought within the great ocean of"Mind" (Chandra). It is the Island of Rational Thought.
Mercury determines the native 's ability to profit from measuring and managing the matters of Budha's immediate environment.
Budha is capable of conceptual thought.
Yet even when Budha is operating in the world of abstract philosophy, He is busy measuring cycles, setting rhythms, and"making meter" .
How the Thoughts Got There
The Secret Life of Thoughts
Generous Wisdom : Commentaries by His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV on the Jatakamala Garland of Birth Stories.
(1992). Tenzin Dorjee (Trans.) Dudjom Rinpoche (Ed.).
Q: Many Buddhist and non-Buddhist teachers have taught us in their traditions not to do negative actions but to do positive actions, and that doing one or the other is the consequence of our thinking.
How does Buddha's teaching distinguish itself from the teaching of others? Buddha's teaching lays emphasis upon doing positive rather than negative actions through subduing one's mind completely. A:
To be able to understand what mind is and how our environment and its inhabitants, as well as the pleasurable and painful feelings of these sentient beings, relate to our mind, we have to think vigorously about this.
Dependent arising is the Buddhist view, that all phenomena which are beneficial or harmful to us, including pleasurable or painful feelings, Arise merely depending upon their respective causes and conditions.
To explain this further: it is said that all phenomena in cyclic existence which cause pleasure or pain are not the premeditated creations of a God they are the creations of Their own mere causes and conditions.
In the Sutra of Dependent Arising, Buddha said:
For instance, karmic action is produced by ignorance as its condition. According to dependent arising, Buddhism tells us, things have not been produced by an external agent such as a creator God rather, happiness or suffering arise from whether or not our mind has been subdued.
Putting aside consideration of future rebirth, which may be far off, people who have subdued their minds and are calm are happier than others in this life.
Such people can taste food better, sleep better and have more friends , or at least find people less disturbing to them."
A fundamental premise of Budha's weltanschauung is that the world, and one's true self, is naturally split in half .
Budha is a coupler.
|Budha and Emotional or Physical Insecurity|| |
Budha = natural enemy of Chandra.
Budha =lord of
|Budha and Cultural Pluralism|| |
Some commentators opine that the USA is a premier land of Mithuna , because every citizen has a split identity : inside the USA, one can never be simply what the outside world considers as 'American'. Rather, patriotic self-definition in the USA has, since 1776, required a split self. One must acknowledge one's still-valid past identity even as one confirms a full embrace of the new: thus, Irish-American, Polish-American, African-American, Native American, etc.
Many attempts to eradicate this "two-ness " in USA society have failed.
|Budha and Business|| |
It turns out that FDR and Silent Cal had relatively little to be worried about. Budha's split-mindedness encourages His karaka activities of commerce, administration, siblings-teamwork, manual skills, publications and media production.
Conversely, the more rigid the limitations (Shani) on which characteristics can be coupled (Budha) in the national and personal identity (such as in theocratic or mono-ethnic states, where only one ideology, class, or religion is allowed), the faster the economy dies.
|Internal narrative|| |
Budha controls that great port, the mind's freight-container thought-switching-yard, which is the active repository of all the accumulated conversations of this and previous lives.Human"mind" in Jyotisha encompasses a vast realm, consisting of Chandra's huge ocean of astral emotion that surrounds the relatively small island of Budha's explicitly verbalized thought.
In Budha's small but hyperactive terrain,"minding"as a performative verb gives a function of"A budh" or"attending to".
Chandra = the greater"mind" whereas Budha, Saumya son of Soma, is a subset of mind that is defined by the mirroring function of"remind"
Budha = the mentalized repetition of apprehended experience = the specialized naming, articulating, explaining and organizing functions of"mind".
Budha's bhava-3 is typically a busy, chatty, administrating, interactive domain concerned with this repetitive, rationalizing subset mental process.
Soma and Budha = Father and Son
In Jyotisha lore, Budha is the son of Soma called Soumyasa .
|Discriminating: Information vs. Wisdom vs. Truth|| |
Budha describes "mental thinking".
Guru describes "wise knowing".
Surya describes "The brilliant light of truth".
Budha's machinery is strictly neutral toward the information it is processing.
In Mithuna rashi and Kanya rashi, Budha is almost perfectly neutral toward the information He is processing (barring the effect of drishti).
|Budha = karaka of neutral, skillful communication|| |
Budha = Friendly with Surya and Zukra
Since neither Zukra nor Budha can occupy more than one rashi distant from Surya, certain potential parivartamsha yoga cannot occur
Budha always apprehends as friends, both the King (Surya) and the Minister of Sense Pleasure (Zukra). Surya is neutral toward Budha, while Zukra accepts Budha as a friend.
Thus Budha the Communicator feels welcomed in Zukra-ruled rashi of Vrishabha and Thula, wherein Budha offers the conversational skills to facilitate balanced agreements.
Budha experiences a somewhat mechanical, neutral role in Surya-ruled rashi of Simha, wherein Professor Budha serves as an expressive mouthpiece or mimic for Surya's brilliant ideas.
Parivartamsha yoga between Surya-Kanya and Budha-Simha gives a highly confident, elitist, but ethical communication style. The native is a fact-based decision-maker.
Parivartamsha yoga between Zukra-Mithunaya and Budha-Vrishabha produces a mentalized sensualist with a pleasant communication style. This beneficial exchange flourishes in those businesses which are highly civilized and populated by women. The native 's thinking is oriented toward facilitating the pleasures of self and others .
Gracious entertaining and all of the narrative arts are enhanced. One may happily enjoy literature and literary publishing, physical and dramatic arts, delicious oils and wines fashion, jewelry and textiles, diplomacy and human relationships and acquisition of valuable knowledge .
Budha-Vrishabha parivartamsha yoga * exchange Zukra Mithuna:
Parivartamsha yoga between Zukra-Kanya and Budha-Thula
A much more problematic arrangement of mutual-exchange * parivartamsha occurs when Budha occupies Thula while Zukra occupies nichha-Kanya.
The two graha are mutual friends, yet Zukra is ill-disposed. The nativity enjoys social harmony (Zukra) and commercial acumen (Budha) in non-romantic business relationships. Relatively smooth dealings with little trouble from men (except men who mirror one's own addiction issues via nichha-Zukra).
Yet, there is usually a history of trouble via women. Budha exchanged with nichha-Zukra provides the clever narratives which describe infidelity to the vow and betrayal of the person.
Budha = Neutral in rashi of Shani
Hostility from Guru and Mangala
In Mesha, Vrischika, Meena and Dhanushya, mentalistic Kumara is not welcome. Although Budha is neutral toward His hosts when Budha occupies a rashi of Kuja or Guru, those hosts are hostile to Budha as a tenant.
Wisdom-lord Vrihaspati dislikes Professor Budha's superficial, day-to-day perspective which cannot accommodate Guru's "big picture" cosmic understanding. Kuja dislikes Budha's habit of talking when Kuja would prefer to fight.
Professor Budha loses some of His objectivity when He resides in the signs of those who dislike Him.
|Who is welcome in Budha's rashi = Mithuna and Kanya ?|| |
Professor Budha is able to offer a neutral home to all graha except Chandra, toward whom Budha feels an overt dislike.
Kanya creates a hostile environment for Professor Chandra. Kanya is the mulatrikona rashi for Professor Budha who is highly mentalized and distinctively un-emotional. Chandra in Kanya may feel unwelcome in their work environment; indeed one may develop an emotional servitude complex.
Chandra-Kanya * comforted by rhythmic remedial service * works hard to earn the welcome but these natives are self-critical and they feel (Chandra) that they have never done well enough. Usually they work extra hours and also usually these natives will go to their graves feeling that there
Although accepted as a neutral into Mithuna rashi and Kanya rashi, Professor Mangala is very uncomfortable in those analytical, argumentative, verbally dominated places. Kuja is looking for a way to fight and compete.
Although accepted as a neutral into Mithuna rashi and Kanya rashi, Vrihaspati is very uncomfortable in those analytical, argumentative, verbally dominated places. Guru is looking for a way to expand wisdom and understanding.
Kumara ('the teenager') is the karaka for one's personal mentality. Kumara is quick, incomplete, reactive not reflective, and"smart". He reveals the internal and external mental processing and messaging style.
~~ Mahabharata Stri Parva 2.27
"The best remedy for sorrow (dukha) is to not think about it.
Thinking about sorrow increases it, rather than decreasing it."
If conditions are ideal -- exempli gratia,,uttama Vargottamsha Budha in kendra not combust in same rashi with Surya -- one may be spectacularly intellectualized.
Nevertheless, if Surya and Guru lack strength, even a great analyst may not be Wise.
graha drishti from papagraha may reduce messaging capabilities.
drishti from benefics can expand and enhance communication skills.
Drishti from Shani restrains the articulatory capacity.
If Shani owns and aspects Budha's rashi , the native may struggle to message effectively.
When Shani has inordinate impact on Budha, the native tends toward unclear speech.
The mechanics of Shani-influenced Budha include a tendency to reduce meaningful sounds and truncate words, lopping off final syllables, reducing essential vowels, and dropping final consonants even if the language being spoken requires these items for clear meaning.
Handwriting may become illegible.
One's resistance toward full articulation of the signal-marks (letters, diacritics, connectors, separators, punctuation, etc.) in the script makes the output too minimized and the marks become difficult to distinguish.
Writing becomes a slow and laborious process. Grasp of writing implements may be impeded by some manual handicap.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The theory of dependent-arising can be applied everywhere. One benefit of applying this theory is that viewing a situation this way gives you a more holistic picture, since whatever the situation is --good or bad -- it depends on causes and conditions.
An event is not under its own power but depends on many present causes and conditions as well as many past causes and conditions.
Otherwise, it could not come into being.
...Failure to look at the whole picture means realism is lost.
Many factors have to be considered.
With awareness of the fuller picture, your outlook becomes reasonable, and your actions become practical, and in this way favorable results can be achieved.
Budha is often called"the calculator" because He rules the repetitive mental actions .
Whichever domain Budha occupies, the native is busy calculating matters of that environment.
If Budha is well disposed, one may also articulate and explain what has been measured and project future plans based on continuous cycling of the established repeating mental pattern.
|"Intelligence" reconsidered|| |
Guru is the first karaka for language. Yet naturally, as the"measurer", Budha is also a karaka for grammar, mathematics, and music .
Thus Budha = karaka for"intelligence". But it is important to note that Budha's "intelligence" is more of the"calculating and conversing" variety of information exchange between humans.
Genuine intelligence which is the capacity to channel divine truth, is a property of Surya.
Budha is an absorptive, passive"neutral" graha whose mechanical actions must be chained to a greater force in order to accomplish a spiritual goal. Budha's lord has a great deal of power over the outcome of Budha's behavior.
uttama-Budha, caveat emptor
uttama Budha becomes a"systems " thinker, capable of consciously integrating simultaneous calculations regarding multiple and diverse cycles.
Quality of the speaking voice essential to the educator's profession, is determined by conditions of the 2nd-house from lagna however, 2nd-from-Mercury is also influential.
Meena's Professor Guru only has only one enemy -- and that is Budha!
(Similar general difficulties attend most rashi conditions for Budha in bhava-12.)
Surya = the primary karaka for Genius.
Yet nichha-bhanga Budha can produce highly analytical reasoning and accurate articulation of speech. Nichha-bhanga Budha occupies Meena while also in kendra from key points like lagna and/or Chandra.
Although strength of bandesha-4 and yuvatipathi-7 is also required success in higher academics (such as university teaching and research careers) auspicious Mercury is also major indicator of ability to articulate complex thoughts. Most people who earn Ph.D.'s will be found to have the strong positions of Mercury signifying verbal and written articulation and robustly analytical intelligence.
However it is the professors and consultants in those fields who are the most intellectually engaged with their subject matter. So, when we see a strong Mercury in yoga with favorable Guru and a distinguished kendra lord, we expect not only a professional position , but also a degree of intellectual leadership within that profession.
Certain rashi of Budha are allied with specific professions.
Tends to be a decision-tree professional of some stripe. See the gazillionaire investors:
Swakshetra Budha-Mithunaya is also highly articulate but His focus tends toward rapid, short-term communication and rather than Kanya-Budha's slower more comprehensive, longer-term logical inquiry. Mithuna-Budha thrives in any fast-paced business environment. Yet easily bored in stodgy academics.
E.g., Budha-Mithunaya /7 enjoys commercial law.
|James 1:16 (KJV)|| "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. |
For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed."
Mental Peace through Reasoning , rather than Meditation
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (1997).
A Policy of Kindness: An Anthology of Writings By and About the Dalai Lama
You often speak about the need for mental peace. What do you mean by it? Does it denote a specific state of mind?
Mental peace? If you reduce anger and attachment, you reach a point when your mind always remains calm or stable . It is as simple as that.
Strong anger and attachment create waves in your mind. People may not realize when they yield to desire or develop attachment that it will cause them mental unrest.
But actually, when a strong desire or attachment occurs, during that moment mental peace is lost.
To reduce attachment, especially anger or hatred, leads to mental calmness. This is what we call mental peace.
Isn't it also necessary to practice meditation to obtain mental peace?
My experience is that it is obtained mainly through reasoning. Meditation does not help much.
The main cure is to realize how harmful, how negative, anger is. Once you realize very clearly, very convincingly how negative it is, that realization itself has power to reduce anger.
of course anger comes. Anger is like a friend or relative [whom] you cannot avoid and always have to associate with. When you get to know him you realize that he is difficult and that you have to be careful. Every time you meet that person -- still on friendly terms -- you take some precaution .
As a result the influence that he has over you grows less and less. In the same way you see the anger coming, but you realize"Ah, it always brings trouble, there is not much point to it. "
|Budha's problem-solving skills|| |
Subject: Potato Garden
An old man lived alone in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, Bubba, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his predicament. Dear Bubba, I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
A few days later he received a letter from his son. Dear Dad,
"For HEAVEN'S SAKE, Dad, don't dig up the garden! That's where I buried the GUNS!"
"For HEAVEN'S SAKE, Dad, don't dig up the garden! That's where I buried the GUNS!"
At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire area without finding any guns. They apologized to the old man and left.
That same day the old man received another letter from his son.Dear Dad,
Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. It's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Law of Logical Argument:
|Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.|
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso , Dzong-ka-ba and Jeffrey Hopkins,
"The first mental abiding, setting the mind, occurs when you initially withdraw the mind inside and place it on the object of observation, not letting it scatter to external objects.
This is a result of the first power--hearing instructions on how to set the mind on an object of observation.
With gradual cultivation, you develop the continuum of placement on the object."
Into any rashi and any bhava, Budha will bring His portfolio behaviors:
Budha in any condition will use that condition for purposes of
Budha the Businessman does commerce and conversation , and He must stay Busy.
Das / Behari commentary re: Budha
[BPL note: 'sexless' = 'gender-less'. Dualistic Budha the Coupler is a karaka for vibrant sexual communication and sexual narrative. Yet, ever-adaptable Budha can assume a variety of roles (male, female, mental, physical) within any sexual discourse. ]
"It is difficult to find Mercury alone in the Zodiac.
Therefore, this planet cannot give good or bad results alone.
Mercury is known as being neutral, sexless and convertible."
|Q: I recall reading in a book that Mercury takes on the quality and nature of any planet it's conjunct with. Is that true?|| A: professor Budha
never loses His characteristic behavior as the communications signal-controller. |
Lord Kumara is always in charge of signs, significations, assignments, enseignement, zeichen, signs and wonders, messages, meetings, schedules, calendars, writing, painting, hand-craft, tools, techniques, technologies, training, logic, arguments, plans, medicine, instructions, information, explanation, data, descriptions, details, examples, reports, announcements, and mental polarities.
As the controller of the mental traffic grid, Budha's portfolio of skills and subject-areas is as large and important as any other classical graha.
However, like any other graha, Budha will express His characteristic behavior via the environment of the bhava and the rashi into which He was born, and that environment will include any co-tenant graha. Budha mentalizes and rationalizes the perceptions just as Zukra sensualizes the perceptions and Shani legalizes the perceptions.
But that does not mean that the Kumara is dominated by His co-graha. Rather, Budha is the only graha who can gesture, interpret, read, write, speak, and hear -- therefore Budha is the only graha who can explain what the other graha are doing.
Naturally Budha is well able to explain the doings of the graha who are closest to Him, since they dominate His immediate environment. Therefore when Budha = yuti another graha, Budha becomes an effective agent for communicating the portfolio of that graha. Media-messaging behavior is itself a type of cultural content, not just a process -- so Budha definitely has His own content.
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