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OM hrim krom aim grhanathaya budhaya swaha

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Rashi * Gochara * Bhava * Graha * Ratna * Nakshatra * Amsha


Professor Budha

Parnaya * Para * sMargara * sMarjari

Merx * Mark * Merch * Marketa * Hermes* Thoth * Neba * Borsippa


sandeza-karaka

message, measure, media, meddling, middleman, manipulation, management, mentality

Mercury the Merchant

Polarities, Pairs-of-Poles, Halves, Couples, Complement,

Duplicate, Diploma, Duality, Twin, Twice, Two

paired sets

Regional Names for Budha

Merx (merchandise, market)


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Budha brass statue from ExoticIndia.com


Budha is the record-writer

Shukra is the record-keeper

~~ James Baldwin, Stranger in the Village

"The root function of language is to control the universe by describing it."

  1. Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body, self, identity
  2. Budha in bhava-2 * narrative of values, natural resources
  3. Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of cohort, siblings, announcements
  4. Budha in bhava-4 * narrative of mother, homeland, roots, routine
  5. Budha in bhava-5 * narrative of drama, politics, creativity
  6. Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of argument, accusation, pollution
  7. Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of relationships, contracts, deals
  8. Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of mysteries, unexpected force, sudden change
  9. Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father, the guru, the doctrine
  10. Budha in bhava-10 * narrative of leadership, governance, social order
  11. Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy, community, network
  12. Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, quietude, spiritual guidance
  1. Budha-Meza
  2. Budha-Vrishabha
  3. Budha-Mithunaya * swakshetra
  4. Budha-Karkata
  5. Budha-Simha
  6. Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona
  7. Budha-Thula
  8. Budha-Vrizchika
  9. Budha-Dhanuzya
  10. Budha-Makara
  11. Budha-Kumbha
  12. Budha-Meena * nichha

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Budha stotra Priyangu Kalika Shyaamam Roopena Pratimam Budham

Soumyam Soumya gunopetam tam Budham Pranamamyaham

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Hermes Tris-megistus

Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος

Kybalion


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 Evangelist delivers the message; makes the announcement; tells the news

  • Often Budha has technically composed the message as well, but normally Budha forms His message in con-sultation, co-laboration and co-operation with others in the ensemble

  • Budha speaks, thinks, writes, and gestures

  • Rashi pati (sign lord), incoming drishti, and co-tenants of the house are exceptionally influential upon Budha and Chandra

Budha the Exchanger is a professor of Commerce * Mercury-Mercantile

  • count and measure Bhava-specific commodities

  • count and measure using Bhava-specific instruments

  • handcraft, transmission, transaction, transfer, exchange

In the Persian-Arabic-European traditions, Budha is associated with the metal called Mercury.

Crazy Wisdom

by Shambala 1939-1987 Tulku Chogyam Trungpa

p. 114–115


BPL comments:

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."

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Mercurius from Codex de Sphaera c. 1469 CE

Budha-Meza articulates a narrative of * sports business, products for adolescents, inventions; mentality of innovation 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, protection and defense; 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 business 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 in 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

"trans-"

"com-, con-, cor-, col-"

Cognates

Regional Names for Budha

transfer - transmute - transmit - transubstantiate - transitory - transition - transportation - transit systems - transcendence - transactions - transnationalism

trade


Commerce - communication - conversation - collaboration - cooperation - coordination * consent * consultation * cohort - co-workers

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: 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.

Different from Shani's 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 "

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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.

  • Therefore when considering the impact of companion Graha who share a house with Budha, simultaneously observe the effect of incoming drishti upon Budha's communicative and mentalization characteristics.

  • Budha may only inhabit the bhava containing Surya, the bhava preceding Surya, or the bhava following Surya.

  • When Budha's degree is within 13 degrees of Surya, Budha suffers moudhya-dosha.


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 "Budha"
  • German biotan, bieten

  • Anglo Saxon beodan

  • English bid, buy

  • Greek = Ἑρμῆς Hermes

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"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."

~~ Light Source P'taah

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c. 1842, By E. A. Rodrigues [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Direction North = uttara = udIcI

movements in the northerly direction are forecast during many periods of Budha

~~ 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 =

Protective Herb of Mercury:

  • Achyranthes = Apamarga-bhasma

  • Digestive herb

  • Ayurveda: it is bitter, pungent, heating, laxative, stomachic, carminative and useful in treatment of vomiting, bronchitis, heart disease, piles, itching abdominal pains, ascites, dyspepsia, dysentery, blood diseases etc.

Ayurvedic Preparation:

  • Apamarga Taila, Agnimukha etc.

Chemical Constituent:

  • Plant yields achyranthine.

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Achryanthus Aspera 'Apamarga' = sacred to Budha


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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

"Mercury rules

  • Veda, writing, sculpture,
  • medicines,
  • expertise, minister-ship,
  • speech, jokes,
  • birds,
  • couples,
  • fame,
  • Vanas-pathi (i.e. a large forest tree which bears fruit apparently without any blossoms)
  • and gold."
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."

QUOTATION

Das / Behari

"An afflicted Mercury indicates an increase in low class association and opponents,

loss of financial wealth , fear of being confined,

mean speech and an unsteady mind."

QUOTATION

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


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Macaque from Sundarban National Park in Bangladesha

matronymic * metronymic = name derived from the name of one's mother or a maternal ancestor:

  • Budha's mother = Rohini = the giant-orange star Aldebaran

patronymic = name derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor:

  • Budha's father = Chandra = Somana = earth's Moon

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

Koeln Digital Sanskrit Lexicon

budh

  • To wake, wake up, be awake; to recover consciousness (after a swoon)
  • To observe, heed, attend to
  • To perceive, notice, learn, understand, become or be aware of or Acquainted with
  • To think of, i.e. present a person
  • To know to be, recognize as
  • To deem, consider or regard as
  • To be Awakened or restored to consciousness
  • To wake up, arouse, restore to life or consciousness
  • to revive the scent (of a perfume)
  • To cause (a flower) to expand
  • To cause to observe or attend, admonish, advise
  • To make a person acquainted with, remind or inform of. impart or communicate anything to
  • To wish to observe, desire to become acquainted with
  • To have an insight into, understand thoroughly

Budha:

  • Awaking
  • intelligent, clever, wise
  • A wise or learned man, sage
  • A god
  • A descendant of Soma, hence also called saumya, saumAyana
  • Author of RVand father of Puru-ravas
  • identified with the planet Mercury Mercury (regarded as a son of Soma or the moon)
  • Wednesday
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, 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

Budha = malefic or benefic?

B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations . (10th ed., Delhi, 1991, 1947).

"Malefics, Benefics, and Neutrals " p. 6

"Budha is

Benefic as ruler of

Neutral as ruler of

He is malefic as ruler of

combustion

When combust, Budha becomes subjectivized .

  • The mentality develops a solipsistic character.

  • the native 's mentality is unable to objectify information.

  • One tends to personalize the information-interpretation process.

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:

  • Budha occupies a position within 13 degrees of Surya

  • if Budha is retrograde: within 11 degrees of Surya

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.

  • Most of Budha's thinking is pragmatic (He is a friend of Shani ) and most of the outcome of Budha's activities is directed to the material plane.

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.

  • His calculations are not limited to perceptions of the five physical senses.

Yet even when Budha is operating in the world of abstract philosophy, He is busy measuring cycles, setting rhythms, and"making meter" .

  • Budha measures objects and the relationships between objects in the field of psycho-mental perception.

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:

  • Because this exists, this also exists.

  • Because this has arisen, this also has arisen.

  • Because causes and conditions exist, from them arise different types of pleasure and pain. And because causes and conditions exist, they too must have been produced by their causes and conditions, as permanent (unchanging) causes cannot produce pleasure or pain. This speaks about how things are produced, from impermanent conditions.

  • Even the causes of pleasure and pain must have been produced by their own conducive conditions, not others.

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.

  • ... When we subdue our mind, positive actions increase, and negative actions diminish , due to which we are able to have the happiness we are seeking and to decrease unwanted problems.

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."

Split-ness

A fundamental premise of Budha's weltanschauung is that the world, and one's true self, is naturally split in half .

  • Reality consists of infinite numbers of opposite pairs and partners, connected by that permanent copula which is the Self.

  • (In English grammar, the"copula""to be".)

Budha is a coupler.

Budha and Emotional or Physical Insecurity

Budha = natural enemy of Chandra.

Budha =lord of

  • 3rd-from-Karkata (writing about home and homeland)

  • 12th-from-Karkata (dissolution of security, threat of invasion).

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.

For example,

  • To destroy their tribal identity, Native American children were forcibly taken from their parents to be raised in government boarding schools (run by Christian missionaries). However, at the end of their ordeal, the children almost universally returned to their parents, their land, their tribal religions, and their customs.

  • In the years leading up to WW-2, POTUS-32 Fireside Chats Franklin D. Roosevelt and POTUS-30 Price of Freedom Calvin Coolidge both ran aggressive campaigns against"hyphenated identity" on the logic that any form of split identity amongst Americans was dangerous to national security. Naturally, both men have Chandra in Mithuna;

    and Mithuna natives tend to believe that all options are equal. The campaign failed largely because non-Mithuna people realize that humans will defend the land one lives upon; not the land in which a particular language is spoken, or where one was born.

  • As the USA continues to accept immigrants from an ever-increasing diversity of ethnic and religious backgrounds, the"two-ness " of American identity both deepens and persists. New identities such as "Muslim-American"and"Mexican-American"are re-stimulating the historic debate (Budha) about patriotic loyalty. The answer to the old doubt about bifurcated identity however remains the same: two-ness is a form of strength in any narrative. But repression of duality and dogmatic insistence on artificial unity is a weakness in any debate .

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.

  • Budha created first an"industrial economy" based on machine (Budha) technology, followed by the current information (Budha) economy based on electronic counting (Budha) machines (computers).

  • The development process of financial, social, biological, conceptual economies (Shani) constantly engages the mental dance (Budha) of compare and contrast, polarity and unification, opposition and union, coupling and uncoupling, on and off, up and down, in and out... All Budha-mind, all the time!

  • Other nations (notably India) are in the process of establishing or re-establishing a conscious culture of pluralism = Buddhistic conscious-plurality of permanent bifurcation of identity. In a pluralistic national culture, national"passport" identity can be flexibly paired with a community identity (race, caste, religion) . The economy of those nations can be expected to prosper due to increased communication (Budha) between its citizens which facilitates commerce.

  • The more people are allowed to possess complex pluralized identities, the more economic diversification and development is encouraged, and The financial wealth ier people may become through their own mental-manual efforts (bhava-3, self-made financial wealth , mentality, hands).

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 .

  • The myth says that father and son have a rather contentious relationship.

  • Soma and Budha have the classic"senex " relationship exemplified in the Greek tragedies Odysseyand Oedipus Rex, and Shakespeare's: the young buck tries to usurp the power of an elder, thinking that youthful speed and clever innovation will surely win over age and outmoded habit.

  • Chandra is the Old One: mature, settled, does not rush to conclusions, knowing, Budha the kumara (teenager) is considered immature, adolescent, unsettled, making fast decisions often based on insufficient evidence, too quick to retort.

  • Historically, the rational, naming, objectifying part of the mind is a later addition to the human being. Thus Budha is much 'younger' and less well adapted to the psycho-emotional totality of human experience than the much elder part of the brain-mind which is Soma.

Intelligence:

  • Budha is not really the karaka for Intelligence.

  • Divine intelligence emanates from Surya, the Sun (Vishnu).

  • truest human intelligence, in the form of Wisdom, is the province of Guru.

Discriminating: Information vs. Wisdom vs. Truth

Budha describes "mental thinking".

  • Budha, natural regulator of bhava-3 for team communications, and bhava-6 for arguments and disagreements, is the darling of the Information Economy. (Budha is a major karaka for commercial business.

  • Budha represents a somewhat superficial layer of the personality that facilitates human-to-human communication.

Guru describes "wise knowing".

  • Guru, natural regulator of bhava-9 for the house of worship, and bhava-12 for the meditation cave, is the inner priest and the inner professor.

  • Guru represents the religious (9) and psychic (12) knowledge passed from generation to generation through the priestly lineages.

Surya describes "The brilliant light of truth".

  • Surya, natural regulator of bhava-5, is the karaka for Genius. Surya is the Light of Truth at the center of all religions.

  • Surya represents the human soul's connection to the Divine.

Planetary Neutrality

Budha's machinery is strictly neutral toward the information it is processing.

  • Budha carries no inherent values and continues no karmic legacy. Budha carries out the agenda of His lord.

  • In the hierarchy of graha, Budha is similar to the"Prime Minister" who provides essential information and guidance to the King. However it is (or should be) the King who makes the ultimate ethical decision.

In Swakshetra

In Mithuna rashi and Kanya rashi, Budha is almost perfectly neutral toward the information He is processing (barring the effect of drishti).

  • Budha processes information as it is found, with no agenda except"data in, data out".

  • Incoming sense data, largely determined by the bhava Budha occupies, is interpreted, logically organized, and messaged out.

Budha = karaka of neutral, skillful communication
  • 6th-from any house indicates animosity, exploitation, or disease in matters of that house. The house which is 6th-from-Budha will indicate any"imbalance of neutrality" or"loss of agreement" in communications.

  • the native 's behavior in regard to matters of this house will be less concerned with the interests of others, inimical to balanced agreements, independent exhibit behaviors areas, which are all the effects of imbalance (Ari = 12th-from-7th, loss of balance) in the body, mind, spirit, and pocketbook :)

Budha = Friendly with Surya and Shukra


Since neither Shukra nor Budha can occupy more than one rashi distant from Surya, certain potential parivartamsha yoga cannot occur

Not possible:

  • Budha-Vrishabha exchange Shukra Kanya

  • Budha-Simha exchange Surya-Mithuna

Possible

  • Budha-Simha exchange Surya-Kanya

  • Budha-Thula exchange Shukra Kanya

  • Budha-Vrishabha exchange Shukra Mithuna

Budha always apprehends as friends, both the King (Surya) and the Minister of Sense Pleasure (Shukra). Surya is neutral toward Budha, while Shukra 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.

  • Global humanitarian POTUS-39 Talking Peace Jimmy Carter * Surya-12 (clandestine, spies, Iran-Contra affair )parivartamsha Budha-11 (economics, mass elections)

  • Basic Instinct 1944- drama-commerce Michael Douglas * decades-long career in both dramatic acting (Surya) and commercial cinema production (Budha); industry icon for "business sense" in drama


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 Shukra Mithuna:

  • POTUS-41 All the Best G.H.W. Bush * Budha-3 (business, messaging) + Zukra-4 (underground wealth, oil)

  • POTUS-33 Trial and Hope Harry Truman * Budha Vrishabha-8 + Shukra Mithuna-9

  • The Mirror 1895-1986 theosophy Jiddu Krishnamurti * Budha-Vrishabha parivartamsha Shukra Mithuna

  • Sophie's Choice 1949- Meryl Streep * extraordinary skill with speech accents * parivartamsha = Budha Vrishabha-10 + Shukra Mithuna-11


Parivartamsha yoga between Zukra-Kanya and Budha-Thula

A much more problematic arrangement of mutual-exchange * parivartamsha occurs when Budha occupies Thula while Shukra occupies nichha-Kanya.

The two graha are mutual friends, yet Shukra 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.

Karma of perfectionistic (Kanya) expectations , issues surrounding the servitude of the female (often marriage is a service contract) over-compensating women due to the nichha-Zukra.

  • UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales - Budha Thula+ Shukra Kanya

  • General Electric CEO 1935- Jack Welch = Budha Thula+ Shukra Kanya

  • brilliant but tragic philosopher of social history, Michel Foucault - Budha Thula+ Shukra Kanya

Budha = Neutral in rashi of Shani

  • Budha feels neither welcome nor unwelcome in Makara, and Kumbha.

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 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.

  • Budha loses some of His objectivity when He resides in the signs of those who dislike Him. Budha tends to"talk too big" (or too vague) when in a rashi of Guru. Budha tends to speak too aggressively (or too selfishly) when in a rashi of Mangala.

Who is welcome in Budha's rashi = Mithuna and Kanya ?

Budha is able to offer a neutral home to all graha except Chandra, whom Budha overtly dislikes.

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 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


Kuja

Although accepted as a neutral into Mithuna rashi and Kanya rashi, Mangala is very uncomfortable in those analytical, argumentative, verbally dominated places. Kuja is looking for a way to fight and compete.

  • In Budha's signs, Kuja is forced to fight with words (criticism, sarcasm) which does not give Mangala the dominating, physical power He wants.

Guru

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.

  • In Budha's signs, Guru gets forced to argue His faith teachings, which does not give Guru the scope of trust nor the breadth of perspective He wants.

Mentality

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.

  • Thus, Budha's role in the Jyotisha nativity shows the native 's power to organize and develop the day-to-day information which humans need to interpret their world.

  • Budha regulates that adult mental-skill toolkit of heuristic devices - aphorisms, mnemonics, rules of thumb, models - which speed thinking and promote accuracy.

  • I know a young man with very severe autism and university tests qualify him as mentally retarded too. He is handsome and respectful to his parents and caregivers (he's 21 now). He only speaks about 10 words, and it's taken him nearly 20 years to acquire those ten. He does not"think" self-defensively, and he needs to be closely supervised every moment of every day to prevent self-harm. But, here's what's interesting: his parents and grandparents are financially privileged and educated. This boy has enjoyed the top quality of special education services, impeccable care -- never abusive -- and his grandmother left a substantial financial trust to insure that he will have the best 24-hr care available, in perpetuity. There are several other kids in his family, but this boy receives 90% of the attention and resource because he needs it. He can be violent and he is athletically strong and unpredictable. (For example: crashing through a patio glass door at full speed.) He has a powerful uttama- Budha in 5. He uses only 10 words but he gets everything he wants. People train their tightest attention upon him, waiting for him to send a signal about his plans and intent. He was the subject of a prestige university research study on severe autism for close to a decade where the researchers adored him and fawned over his every little grunt and stomp. (Actually I know this young fellow through one of the scientific researchers.) Is he a greatly effective communicator? Oh yeah. He expresses himself VERY clearly. I have to laugh when I see his Jyotisha nativity. This kid is quite rich financially (uttama L-2 Budha in 5 = his large trust fund); quite lucky in his living circumstances; always center-stage (5); and a superbly effective communicatorwithin the parameters of his (tightly controlled) environment.

~~ 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."

Intellectualization

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.

Drishti

graha drishti from papagraha may reduce messaging capabilities.

Drishti from benefics can expand and enhance communication skills.

Shani Drishti

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

  • How to See Yourself As You Really Are

  • translated - edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D.

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.

  • When you think from this viewpoint, you can see much more of the whole picture, and from this wider perspective, you can see the reality of the situation, its interdependence.

  • With the help of this relational outlook, the action that you take will be realistic .

...Failure to look at the whole picture means realism is lost.

  • The attitude that money alone is sufficient leads to unforeseen consequences.

  • Money is certainly necessary; for instance, if you thought that religious retreat in meditation alone was sufficient, you would not have anything to eat.

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.

Mulatrikona

Budha's mulatrikona range = entirely within the Nakshatra of Hasta = 16-20 degrees of Kanya -Parthya.

  • Within the range 16-20 degree of Kanya, Budha's potential for clear articulation of ideas, incisive reasoning, and freedom from articulatory limitation or distraction, is optimized.

  • However, should Shani occupy Karkata, Kanya, Dhanau, or Meena rashi, Shani's graha drishti upon Budha = the mental process becomes more conservative, carrying a burden of oppression from the past, a bit more fearful; and the mental clarity of Mulatrikona Budha will be reduced.

The Calculator

Budha is often called"the calculator" because He rules the repetitive mental actions .

  • Budha measures, rates, and paces .

  • Budha makes maps, routes, programs and plans.

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 .

  • All mental pattern-recognition and repetitive mental behaviors fall into Budha's portfolio, whether these mental processes are articulated through expressive language or not.

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.

  • Similarly,"wisdom" is not included in Budha's portfolio. Wisdom = Guru.

  • Nor is "ethics ". The customary rules of a settled people, including their material rewards and punishments = Shani.

  • Nor is adherence to the terms of a contract (including marriage contract). Contractual agreements = Shukra.

  • Nor is rooted sheltering and caring. Parenting and protective behaviors = Chandra.

  • Budha is essentially a piece of mental machinery which compulsively weighs, measures, and rates. Budha delivers no judgment on meaning or significance except as limited to agreed standards of qualitative or quantitative measurement.

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.

  • When Budha is uttama or swakshetra and thus lord of His own territory, His intelligence is unimpeded by a potentially restrictive lord but also ultimately unconstrained by moral or aesthetic concerns.

  • Lacking direction from a supervising graha, Budha will blithely categorize, organize, articulate and plan using information available in the domain and rashi where He is placed.

  • Sometimes the smartest people make the biggest moral errors, especially in this materialistic age when Budha's mechanical information processing abilities are so highly prized.

Speech

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.

  • Guru is also a karaka for speech and particularly for language ability .

  • Top caliber speakers will have favorable Guru and favorable Budha, related in auspicious angles.

nichha-Budha

Meena's Professor Guru only has only one enemy -- and that is Budha!

Fallen Budha-Meena indicates vague, generalized, or inconsistent thinking.

  • Guru's universal, mystical sign Meena is a tough place for locally-focused, technically-minded Budha to function. The result is that Budha/Meena tends toward inarticulate, incorrect,and distracted mentality with poor problem-solving skills.

  • Budha/Meena with good aspects might be a remarkable musician or artist, a compassionate servant of humanity, or galaxy-piercing meditator who perceives huge universal truths. the native will always struggle with practical, technical mental tasks and verbal articulation of broad perceptions.

  • the native is sensitive to the presence of intuitive pathways through the astral world, which are perceived in meditation and the dream state.

  • Yet, expressing The perceptual experience of moving along those pathways (in the dream world of Pushan, the conductor) is very difficult and nigh impossible through the limited logical mentality of Budha. It's a task that Budha can't perform unless Budha receives nichha-bhanga.

(Similar general difficulties attend most rashi conditions for Budha in bhava-12.)

Genius

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.

  • The second prerequisite for nichha-bhanga is that Budha's dispositor should be extremely strong. Ideally, positive drishti occurs. Then, emerges an amazing genius likeTheory of Relativity 1879-1955 Albert Einstein .

  • Despite genius for expressing the astral perceptions, these folks will continue to struggle with mundane problem-solving. Although gifted to navigate the astral plane of perception, the native is not equipped to navigate earth.

  • Einstein for example could not complete his own physics computations, frequently got lost in his own neighborhood, and had famously poor relationship communication within his own family.

Professions :

Although strength of L-4and 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.

  • Permission to practice all three traditional professions - teaching, law,and medicine - requires advanced graduate education, so all practitioners of the professions will have some planetary combination of Jupiter, Mercury,and L4-+yuvatipathi-7 +karmesha-10 which distinguishes their career as intellectually distinguished.

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.

  • Budha in Dhanuzya [Mercury in Sagittarius] is quite helpful for practice of law, particularly at the teaching and policy levels. If other factors collude, Budha-Dhanushya can be a professor of law or top government policy maker. (Can usually see both the forest and the trees.) Very strong placement when in bhava-7 (= law courts)

  • Budha in Yuvati bhava in most signs gives a natural capacity to articulate contracts and agreements. A natural negotiator. In Dhanushya rashi, excellent for the solicitor's profession, eventually becoming a judge.

  • uttama- Budha-Kanya is supremely articulate; the native bless with this placement will flourish in any field of logical inquiry and instruction. This position has a natural affinity for medicine, and will often be found teaching, writing, diagnosing and prescribing in one of the medical traditions - whether tribal medicine, homeopathy, pharmaceutical, Ayurveda, etc. Excellent in all rational-analytical 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

"Question:

You often speak about the need for mental peace. What do you mean by it? Does it denote a specific state of mind?

Dalai Lama:

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.

Question:

Isn't it also necessary to practice meditation to obtain mental peace?

Dalai Lama:

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.

  • You must see that it always brings unhappiness and trouble.

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. "

  • The anger will lose its power or force.

  • So with time it gets weaker and weaker."

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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.

Love, Dad

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!"

Love, Bubba

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.

Love, Bubba

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,

  • Yoga Tantra: Paths to Magical Feats translated and edited by 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.

  • At that time, the mind, for the most part, cannot stay in place, and thoughts come one after another like a waterfall.

  • Due to this, you come to identify thoughts and even wonder whether conceptuality is increasing.

  • However the seeming cascade of thoughts is due to not having previously identified the extent of your own thoughts, since you had not directed the mind inward, whereas now you notice them due to employing mindfulness.

With gradual cultivation, you develop the continuum of placement on the object."

Into any rashi and any bhava, Budha will bring His portfolio behaviors:

  • talking, gesturing, reporting, writing, painting, tool-using, technology-applying,

  • arguing, criticizing, explaining, instructing, training,

  • short-term, near-goal travel.

Budha in any condition will use that condition for purposes of

  • selling, trading, administration, marketing, advertising,

  • holding meetings, going to conferences,

  • and participating in rapid-cycle communications within team-groups.

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.

  • It is pliant and supple and ready to absorb the characteristics of the sign posited in and the planets aspecting or associated with it.

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 Shukra 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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