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


Aum som somaya namah

Chandra

matrikaraka

Chandrama * Chandraya

Krishnaya *

Somana * Soma * Thoma

Manomaya * Annamaya * Atmamaya


Moon * Mens

Nanna * Inanna * Anna * Di-ana * Sin * Sinai * Selen * Luna * Aah * Iah


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Chandra the Moon-Mens is the agent of Emotional Flow

candle, kindle, chandelier, candescense *

settlements, security, shelter, shell

rhythm, ritual, rites, arithmetic

folk customs and cultural norms

roots, ruts, routes, routine

push-pull cycles; time and tide

Regional names for Chandra * Moon

Listen to: Raga: Chandrakauns.mp3

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Attributed to Sahibdin, India, Mewar

Krishna as the ideal hero and lover,

leaf from the Rasikapriya of Keshava Dasa,

c. 1630-1635 * University of Virginia Collection


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel ." ~~ Maya Angelou


"The emotions behind your thoughts determine the speed at which you manifest."

Chandra stotra: "Dadhi Shankha tushaarabham ksheero darnava sambhavam

Namaami shashinam somam shambhor mukuta bhushanam"

"The mind can be the source of bondage, or it can be the source of liberation."

~~ Maitri Upanishad

Chandra-Meza Chandra-Vrishabha * uttama * moolatrikona
  • Chandra-Vrishabha measured from 12 radical lagna
Chandra-Mithunaya
  • Chandra-Mithunaya measured from 12 radical lagna
Chandra-Karkata * swakshetra
  • Chandra-Karkata measured from 12 radical lagna
Chandra-Simha
  • Chandra-Simha measured from 12 radical lagna
Chandra-Kanya Chandra-Thula Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha Chandra-Dhanuzya
  • Chandra-Dhanushya measured from 12 radical lagna
Chandra-Makara
  • Chandra-Makara measured from 12 radical lagna
Chandra-Kumbha Chandra-Meena
  1. Chandra in classroom-1
  2. Chandra in classroom-2
  3. Chandra in classroom-3
  4. Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala
  5. Chandra in classroom-5
  6. Chandra in classroom-6
  7. Chandra in classroom-7
  8. Chandra in classroom-8
  9. Chandra in classroom-9
  10. Chandra in classroom-10
  11. Chandra in classroom-11
  12. Chandra in classroom-12

Chandra lagna

See also: 10th-from-Chandra Leadership roles and effects of Vimshottari Dasha period of the ruler of 10th-from-Chandra

Chandra yuti other graha

These descriptions also apply to Chandra in mutual aspect * opposition

  1. Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive
  2. Somana-yuti-Budha * Emotionally communicative
  3. Somana-yuti-Guru* Emotionally effusive* Emotionally expansive
  4. Somana-yuti-Zukra* Emotionally indulgent
  5. Somana-yuti-Shani * Emotionally constricted
  6. Somana-yuti-Surya* Emotionally entitled * Emotionally self-focused
  7. Somana-yuti-Rahu* Emotionally expedient
  8. Somana-yuti-Ketu* Emotionally scattered

Samchara * Transits

Vimshottari Dasha

Krishana

Nakshatra

  1. Chandra in Azvini * Dasra
  2. Chandra in Bharani * Yamuna* Yamya
  3. Chandra in Krittika * Agneya
  4. Chandra in Rohini * Brahmi
  5. Chandra in Mrigaziras* Mriga-sirasa * Mraga
  6. Chandra in Arudra * Raudra
  7. Chandra in Punarvasu * Yamaka
  8. Chandra in Pushya * Sidhya
  9. Chandra in Azlesa * Naga
  10. Chandra in Magha * Maka * Agha
  11. Chandra in Purvaphalguni * Yoni
  12. Chandra in Uttaraphalguni * Ayamna
  13. Chandra in Hasta * Savitra
  14. Chandra in Chitra * Tvashtri
  15. Chandra in Swati * Vayu
  16. Chandra in Bishaja * Vishaka * Radha
  17. Chandra in Anuradha * Maitra
  18. Chandra in Jyestha * Ketta * Kita
  19. Chandra in Mula * Alaxmi
  20. Chandra in Purvazadha * Apah
  21. Chandra in Uttarazadha * Vaizva
  22. Chandra in Shravana * Hari
  23. Chandra in Dhaniztha* Sravishtha
  24. Chandra in Shatabishakya* Zatataraka * Satavisaka
  25. Chandra in Purvabhadrapada * Purvabhadra
  26. Chandra in Uttarabhadrapada * Uttarabhadra * Ahirbudhnaya
  27. Chandra in Revati * Pushana

Remedies

Marriage

7th-from-Chandra Main Page

  1. 7th from Chandra-1
  2. 7th from Chandra-2
  3. 7th from Chandra-3
  4. 7th from Chandra-4
  5. 7th from Chandra-5
  6. 7th from Chandra-6
  7. 7th from Chandra-7
  8. 7th from Chandra-8
  9. 7th from Chandra-9
  10. 7th from Chandra-10
  11. 7th from Chandra-11
  12. 7th from Chandra-12

Topics of Chandra

  • psycho-Emotional constitution,

  • Psychological Needs, rhythmic life patterns,

  • parents, schooling, habits and customs

  • Astral body programming

In the Persian-Arabic-European traditions, and in Jyotisha, Chandra is associated with the metal called Silver, Zilar, or Platinum, Arjan, Argyros, Argan, Argentia, Lujain, Rajata, et-cetera.

Historically, Chandra arrived within its current orbit around Earth within the not-too-distant past. Before serving as a Moon of Terra, Professor Chandra was a member of the asteroid belt that was itself produced by an explosion of Malana * the previous fourth planet counted from Surya.

With assistance from a galactically influential Comet Tail, the remainder fragment which was destined to serve as Earth's beloved, waters-taming Moon was towed from the debris field of Marduk into the orbit of Earth.

Many terrestrial improvements followed the arrival of candescent Chandra, including some mechanical adaptations providing resonance which regulated ocean tides and eased the emotional calming of the humans. Somana's origins historically are much older than Terra.

Regional names for Chandra * Moon

Shukla Paksha * Krishna Paksha

Graha who like or dislike Lord Saumana

Challenges = shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle

Chandra Magic 50 = Chandra lagna predominates after age 50 * because all of the graha have matured

Comfortable rhythmic environments

The Past

Mother

Father and Maternal Grandfather

Happiness

D-9 Chandra

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Regional Names for Chandra

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English cognates:

  • candle, candelabra, incandescent, chandelier

  • candid = make white, bright, to shine * candidate

  • Latin * candere = "to shine,"

  • PIE root *kand-"to glow, to shine"

  • Dawa * zlaka Tibetan


Latin-Romanic names

  • Lucina
  • Cynthia
  • Diana
  • Phoebe
  • Latona
  • Noctiluca
  • Prosperpina
  • abja
  • abdhinavaneetaka
  • amati
  • amrita-deedhiti *Amritadyuti * Amritakirana * amrita-amzu
  • anushnagu
  • budhataata * budhatAta * father of Moon
  • graha-agresara
  • hima-razmi
  • mrigaagka
  • sin
  • selena
  • somaraaja
  • zazaagka
  • ziita-bhanu * cool-rayed
  • ziita-razmi * cool-rayed
  • zizi-rakara * cool-rayed
  • zraviSThA-ramaNa * lover of Sravishtha
  • zri-sahodhara * brother of Sri
  • zubra-bhanu * white-rayed
  • zuchhi * shining , glowing , gleaming , radiant , bright
  • zveta-dyuti

When Chandra shares a rashi or a bhava with other graha, the feelngs and perceptions become more psycho-emotionally comple x.

The Vimshottari dasha periods of graha which accompany Chandra may be emotionally charged, despite the potentially non-emotional character of the Vimshottari time-lord itself.

Soma is reflective, absorptive, and accommodating.

Soma psycho-emotionally sensitizes the Graha which He accompanies.

Planetary Alliances:

  • Chandra is a planetary friend toward Surya and Budha

  • Chandra is neutral toward all other graha.

  • Chandra has no enemies.

Intuitive Abilities

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Luna from Codex de Sphaera c. 1469 CE

  1. Mesha radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-4, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of defensive or protective roles, real-estate, policing, school-teaching, parenting, gardening, fishing, farming, and involvement in all of the habitual rhythms and customs of an ethnic people in their place of settlement
  2. Vrishabha radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-3, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of administrative or management roles, committee work, ensemble, teams (such as sports teams, sales teams) and sibling groups, neighbors, work departments, collaborative and cooperative processes, messaging and information handling
  3. Mithuna radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-2, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of family lineage, history, speech-voice, face-hair, treasuries of wealth, and banking, storage, or conservation roles
  4. Karkata radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-1, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of the physical body and its appearance, vitality and movement, often seen in iconic, representative, or athletic roles.
  5. Simha radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-12, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of inner sanctuary, distant lands, hospitals and monasteries. dreams, and private spiritual apprehension, including clairsentient or intuitive guidance roles
  6. Kanya radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-11, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of economic and social participation, often seen in networking or community roles, extension of friendships, gains from the market profit system
  7. Thula radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-10, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of governance roles, executive decision-making, social policy, rule-based systems, maintenance of the social order
  8. Vrizchika radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-9, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of philosophy, spiritual guidance, father-figures and patriarchal social direction, theory, ideology, doctrine, and higher teaching roles
  9. Dhanuzya radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-8, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of occult or undisclosed knowledge, hidden forces and secret relationships, and sudden change of circumstances or new identities often seen in healing and emergency intervention roles.
  10. Makara radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-7, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of contracts, agreements, trusts, deals, bargains, and negotiations, often seen in match-making and consulting-advising roles
  11. Kumbha radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-6, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of conflict management, litigation, pollution, exploitation, accusation and various expressions of unfair imbalance. Often seen in environmental, medical, and social-service roles.
  12. Meena radical lagna * candescent Chandra rules bhava-5, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of celebrity entertainments, creative, political, or dramatic roles, children, gaming intelligence, and speculative finance.

Time and Tide

the expression "time and tide wait for no man" comes from an era when the words "time" and "tide" meant the same thing.

morgentide and eventide

In the old English lexicon, "time" and "tide" are synonyms. The old word for "time" is indeed "tide". As different dialects merged during the mixing of peoples in middle Engliand (Angles, Vikings, Gaelic-Britons) these two regional pronunciations of the same word began to separate in denotation. 'Tide' was counted via the push-pull cycle of ocean waters; 'time' was counted "of the clock".

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Reflection on the Grand Cycle of Parenting:

The Sevenfold Cause-and-Effect Method


~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2001).

An Open Heart : Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life . Nicholas Vreeland (Ed.), afterword by Khyongla Rato and Richard Gere.

"If we have been reborn time after time, it is evident that we have needed many mothers to give birth to us.

...the first cause bringing about bodhicitta is the recognition that all beings have been our mother.

The love and kindness shown us by our mother in this life would be difficult to repay. She endured many sleepless nights to care for us when we were helpless infants. She fed us and would have willingly sacrificed everything, including her own life, to spare ours.


As we contemplate her example of devoted love, we should consider that each and every being throughout existence has treated us this way.

Each dog, cat, fish, fly, and human being has at some point in the beginningless past been our mother and shown us overwhelming love and kindness. Such a thought should bring about our appreciation. This is the second cause of bodhicitta.

As we envision the present condition of all these beings, we begin to develop the desire to help them change their lot. This is the third cause, and out of it comes the fourth, a feeling of love cherishing all beings. This is an attraction toward all beings, similar to what a child feels upon seeing his or her mother.


This leads us to compassion, which is the fifth cause of bodhicitta. Compassion is a wish to separate these suffering beings, our mothers of the past, from their miserable situation.

At this point we also experience (the sixth cause) loving-kindness, a wish that all beings find happiness.

As we progress through these stages of responsibility, we go from wishing that all sentient beings find happiness and freedom from suffering to personally assuming responsibility for helping them enter this state beyond misery.

This is the final cause. As we scrutinize how best to help others, we are drawn to achieving the fully enlightened and omniscient state of Buddhahood."

Light Source P'taah

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Oceans and Emotions

"We say that the powerhouse is emotion and emotion is energy.

  • You are in truth a body of energy.

Your cellular structure is energy and your spiritual structure is energy.

  • So if you have this boundless, limitless energy at your disposal, it would behoove you well to understand how it works, eh?

Else it would be like giving a babe a motorcar and expecting it to drive.

Well, most of you are not driving very well!"

from Kindness, Clarity, and Insight 25th Anniversary Edition

by 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso

ed + trans Jeffrey Hopkins, co-ed. Elizabeth Napper. p 20

"In day to day life if you lead a good life, honestly, with love, with compassion, with less selfishness, then automatically it will lead to nirvana....

We must implement these good teachings in daily life.

Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much; whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much.

You must lead a good life.

  • And a good life does not mean just good food, good clothes, good shelter.

  • These are not sufficient.

  • A good motivation is what is needed: compassion, without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy;

  • just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their rights and human dignity.

That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.

We must share in other peoples' suffering; even if you cannot help with money, to show concern, to give moral support and express sympathy are themselves valuable.

This is what should be the basis of activities; whether one calls it religion or not does not matter.... In my simple religion, love is the key motivation."

"O" 1954- multimedia Oprah Winfrey = Chandra-Kuja rising in Vrizchika lagna "It's painful because you keep repeating it over and over and over, until you get it right. And what I found is that every time you have to repeat the lesson, it gets worse.

I call it,"God trying to get your attention." The universe trying to get your attention."Sooo we didn't get your attention the first time! We are going to have to hit you a little harder this time."

So I'm still doing it. I'm still learning.

And it seems worse, because it gets worse. I say, the universe is always trying to get your attention. Sometimes it starts out -- any major problem you encounter -- as a whisper. By the time it gets to be a storm, you've had a pebble knock you upside the head; you've had a brick; you've had a brick wall; you've had a house fall down. And before you know it, you are in the eye of the storm.

But long before you are in the eye of the storm, you've had many warnings, like little clues. So now my goal in life is not to have to hit the eye of the storm, but to catch it in the whisper. To get it the first time. I think the thing, the one thing that has allowed me to certainly achieve both material success and spiritual success, is the ability to listen to my instinct. I call it my inner voice.

It doesn't matter what you call it -- nature, instinct, higher power.

It's the ability to understand the difference between what your heart is saying and what your head is saying. I now always go with the heart.

Even when my head is saying, 'Oh, but this is the rational thing; this is really what you should do.' I always go with that little... feeling. The feeling.

I am where I am today because I have allowed myself to listen to my feelings."

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Topics of Chandra

habitual rhythms

emotional attachment, sentiment, sympathy

people + places of the past

Earth's Moon

Professor Chandra is the natural regulator of Bandhu Bhava


Chandra = significator for all things related to caretaking especially mother = matrukaraka

parents, patriotism, nurturing benefactors, care-takers, feeders, cooks, the mother in particular, food and eating customs, water and all things liquid, oceans and marine life, shelters and sheltering behaviors, protectors, protector deities, the homeland, the house, security and secured places, protection and defense, buildings, boats, vehicles and other protective shells, fish and sea-foods, schools and school-teachers (extensions of the home and the parents),

Folkways including the folk religions, gardens and nature-spirits (who are usually the basis of folk-religion); the"polis "= ancient walled cities, security of the polis via police, policies (4) that are not law(10) but are deeply abided by custom, customs officers and border police, licensers examiners and others who give approval to practice; 'patriotism' toward the fatherland, roots, establishment, basements and foundations.

Earth's Moon is called the Mother of human incarnation. Moon is Mind. In esoteric history the Moon was a site of deeply ancient civilization which is remembered only in the deepest under-layers of the subconscious Mind.

Chandra Lagna and Marriage

Releasing emotional memories through mirroring in marriage and intimate partnerships

the public, material profile of the spouse(s) is seen in the proper radix bhava. E.g., bhava-7 for spouse-1, bhava-2 for spouse-2, bhava-9 for spouse-3, bhava-4 for spouse-4, and so on.

Navamsha evaluation of spousal relationships reveals the spiritual intention behind each marriage, and shows specific dormant traits of the native which can only be seen consciously through the mirroring behavior of the spouse.

A more private, intimate and emotionally acute level of marital reality, which describes the overall emotional constitution of the spouse, is found in the relative bhava from Chandra. E.g., 7th-from-Chandra for spouse-1, 2nd-from-Chandra for spouse-2, 9th-from-Chandra for spouse-3, 4th-from-Chandra for spouse-4, and so on.

Emotional behavior of the spouse is a projection of one's own unacknowledged feelings, stored in memory. Through skillful adjustment of one's own emotional reactivity, unmet needs, projections, and beliefs, even a difficult position vis--vis natal Chandra can become quite manageable.


Marriage Opportunity: Liberation from Reactive Emotional Cycles

In particular certain angles to Soma provide a valuable opportunity to clarify unresolved family relationships. E.g., the partner who enters in the role of 9th-from-Chandra repeats many of the characteristics of one's own father, one's mother's father, and early religious teachers.

If there are unresolved emotions remaining from childhood experience with these specific role-players, the partnership timed by 9th-from-Chandra is an excellent opportunity to forgive and break free of past karma.


How many marriages for me?

The single most reliable method of predicting how many marriages are in store for an individual, is to confirm the number of deep horizontal lines on the edge of the palm, immediately underneath the pinkie finger, on the native 's dominant hand.

matrikaraka Chandra = primary significator of mother and mother-figures

the experience of the mother can be read from Chandra-lagna

What affects Chandra, affects the Mother

  • Pope-264 John-Paul-II 1920-2005 Karol Wojtyla has Chandra-4 yuti Ketu + rogesha-6 Budha

  • Mangala Lord of Chandra-Budha-Zukra-Ketu resides in 6th-from-Chandra-cluster.His mother, Emilia Kaczorowska, suffered from heart and liver problems, which caused her premature death at young Karol's age 9
Comfortable rhythmic environments

Chandra indicates a feeling of settlement, rootedness, anchored, protected, soothed by tidal push-pull cycles, caretaking instincts, nurturing and being nurtured

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  1. Chandra in classroom-1 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of flesh-body, muscular movement, hormonal emotion, progressive action. Vitality of Mother.
  2. Chandra in classroom-2 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of food, storage, things kept, collections, conservation, history, family lineage, songs, languages, face. Lineage of Mother.
  3. Chandra in classroom-3 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of sibling-cousin-team, neighbors, conversations, short frequent travels. Mentality of Mother.
  4. Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of home, shelter, protection, schooling, boundaries. Lands and properties of Mother.
  5. Chandra in classroom-5 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of creative performance, celebrity, games, gambling, children, brightness. Intelligence of Mother.
  6. Chandra in classroom-6 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of illness, medicines, exploitation, betrayal, disagreement, toxicity, service. Ailment of Mother.
  7. Chandra in classroom-7 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of partnership, negotiation, parenting harmony, agreement, balance. Relationships of Mother.
  8. Chandra in classroom-8 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of sudden upheaval, discovery, confidences, hidden assets, emergency, disaster, identity change. Secrets of the Mother.
  9. Chandra in classroom-9 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of university, philosophy, ideology, sacred teachings, sangha, seminary, global travel, preaching, professorship, fatherhood. Beliefs of Mother.
  10. Chandra in classroom-10 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of public reputation, leadership responsibility, social rank, governance, elite positions. Status of Mother.
  11. Chandra in classroom-11 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of the marketplace, systems, networks community, assemblies, ecologies, achievements, goals, sources of revenue. Friends of Mother.
  12. Chandra in classroom-12 = comfortably settled, nested, habituated to familiar rhythms of sanctuary, meditation, spiritual guidance, private prayer, imagination, sleep, bedroom, distant lands, invisibility. Dreams of Mother.
Direction South =dakshina = dakSiNA

movements in the southerly direction are forecast during many periods of Chandra

Challenges of Dusthamsha Chandra: Chandra in classroom-6 needs emotional problematicity and caretaking service

Chandra in classroom-8 needs emotional secrecy and cycles of identity-change

Chandra in classroom-12 needs emotional privacy and shielding enclosure

WE USE OUR EMOTIONS

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

by Pema Chdrn, page 70

"We use our emotions. We use them. In their essence, they are simply part of the goodness of being alive, but instead of letting them be, we take them and use them to regain our ground.

We use them to try to deny that in fact no one has ever known or will ever know what's happening.

We use them to try to make everything secure and predictable and real again, to fool ourselves about what's really true.

We could just sit with the emotional energy and let it pass.

There's no particular need to spread blame and self-justification. Instead, we throw kerosene on the emotion so it will feel more real."

TOPICS OF CHANDRA

Mother, Parents, Shelter, Homes and Home-Building, Roots, a place within the family tribe and nation, belongingness, physical and emotional security, generations, old age and the End of Life, transmission of the Root Culture, Schooling, school-teaching, shelter and protection, licensing and examinations, boundaries and defenses, oceans and oceanic products, feelings, caretaking, parents, infants, mother-child bond, Real Estate, Homeland and Defense, property ownership, patriotism and nationalism , stewardship and protectorates, stewardship of ethnic customs and practices , parochialism, regionalism, clinging to the past, parenting, custody, legal custodianship, mother and maternal attachment, nurture, stability and foundations, milk, pale reddish and pale whitish things

  • Roundness, softness, wetness

  • Nourishment, healing, acceptance

  • Psychic sensitivity, connection to spirits, dreams

  • Home and Shelter

  • Basic Socialization / Pre-university Education

  • 6th-from-Chandra = Emotional Distress

  • 8th-from-Chandra = emotional upheaval, sudden changes of core identity

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

~~ Maya Angelou

from: How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

by 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso ,

trans. ed. Jeffrey Hopkins (p.67)

"Practice of the morality of individual liberation, whether lay or monastic, leads to contentment.... Examine your attitudes toward food, clothes, and shelter.

By reducing expectations you will promote contentment. the extra energy which is released should be devoted to meditation and to achieving cessation of problems, corresponding to the fourth and third noble truths. In this way, contentment is the basis, and the resulting action is called"liking meditation and abandonment."

We should be contented in material areas, for those are bound by limitation, but not with regard to the spiritual, which can be extended limitlessly.

  • Though it is true that a discontented person who owned the whole world might want to own a tourist center on the moon, that person's life is limited, and even the amount that can be owned is limited. It is better right from the beginning to be contented.

However, with regard to compassion and altruism there is no limit, and thus we should not be content with the degree that we have. We are just the opposite; in the spiritual field we are content with slight amounts of practice and progress, but materially we always want more and more. It should be the other way around. Everyone needs to practice this, whether lay or monastic.

from Destructive Emotions : How Can We Overcome Them? A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama

narrated by Daniel Goleman,

foreword by 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . p.158

"Distinguishing between constructive and destructive emotions is right there to be observed in the moment when a destructive emotion arises -- the calmness, the tranquility, the balance of the mind are immediately disrupted .

Other emotions do not destroy equilibrium or the sense of well-being as soon as they arise, but in fact enhance it -- so they would be called constructive .

Also there are emotions that are aroused by intelligence.

For example, compassion can be aroused by pondering people who are suffering.

When the compassion is actually experienced, it is true that the mind is somewhat disturbed, but that is more on the surface.

  • Deep down there is a sense of confidence, and so on a deeper level there is no disturbance.

  • A consequence of such compassion, aroused by intelligent reflection, is that the mind becomes calm .

The consequences of anger -- especially its long-term effects -- are that the mind is disturbed.

Typically, when compassion moves from simply being a mental state to behavior, it tends to manifest in ways that are of service to others, whereas when anger goes to the point of enactment it generally, of course, becomes destructive.

Even if it doesn't manifest as violence, if you have the capacity to help, you would refrain from helping. That too would be a kind of destructive emotion.

A Course in Miracles

"You may believe that you are responsible for what you do,

but not for what you think.

The truth is that you are responsible for what you think,

because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice.

What you do comes from what you think ."

Vocabulary for Chandra

Chandelier

candle

chandler

candra =

  • glittering, shining (as gold),
    • having the brilliancy or hue of light
    • (said of gods, of water, and of Soma)
    The moon (also personified as a deity)
  • the most excellent among
  • A lovely or agreeable phenomenon of any kind
  • The eye in a peacock's tail
  • The mark of the Vishargha (tantra)
  • A kind of reddish pearl
  • camphor
  • water
  • Kampilla plant
  • A kind of sour rice-gruel
  • A hall covered only at the top, awning, canopy
  • cardamoms
  • Cocculus cordifolius [BPL: Hindi = 'Gulancha']

  • Serratula anthelminthica

  • The light half of a month
  • The moon-stone
  • Monday

soma = juice, extract, (esp.) the juice of the Soma plant; the Soma plant itselfThe climbing plant Sarcostema Viminalis or Asclepias Acida, its stalks were pressed between stones by the priests,

  • then sprinkled with water,
  • and purified in a strainer;
  • whence the acid juice trinkled into jars or larger vessels;
  • after which it was mixed with clarified butter, flour etc.,
  • made to ferment,
  • and then offered in libations to the gods
  • [in this respect corresponding with the ritual of the Iranian Avesta]
  • or was drunk by the Brahmans,
  • by both of whom its exhilarating effect was supposed to be prized
it was collected by moonlight on certain mountains; it is sometimes described as having been brought from the sky by a falconit is personified as one of the most important of Vedic gods,
  • to whose praise all the 114 hymns of the 9th book of the RV.
  • besides 6 in other books and the whole SV. are dedicated
in post-Vedic mythology and even in a few of the latest hymns of the RV.
  • [although not in the whole of the 9th book]
  • as well as sometimes in the AV. and in the Br.,
  • Soma is identified with the moon
  • [as the receptacle of the other beverage of the gods called Amrita,
  • or as the lord of plants and with the god of the moon
  • A drug of supposed magical properties

Abja =

  • born in water
  • The conch; the moon; the tree Barringtonia Acutangula
  • name of Dhanvantari (physician of the gods, produced at the churning of the ocean)
  • A lotus; a milliard

Amati =

  • "unconsciousness "
  • form, shape,
  • splendor, luster
  • time
  • moon

www.etymologyonline.com = English word"Moon":

"O.E. mon ,

  • from P.Gmc. *mnon- ...

    • from PIE *me(n)ses-"moon, month"

    (cf. Skt. masah "moon, month;" avestan ma,

  • Pers. mah, Arm. mis "month;"

  • Gk. mene "moon," men "month;"

  • L. mensis "month;")

... probably from base *me-"to measure," ..."

BPHS Ch. 7, Shloka 39-43

"Whatever results are to be known from Bandhu , Tanu, Dhana, Labha, and Dharma

  • should also be known from the 4th of Chandra ,

  • from Karkata rashi itself,

  • and from the 2nd, 11th, and 9th from Chandra respectively."

Saravali , Ch. 7-13

"The Moon indicates poets, flowers,

eatables, beads, silver, conch, salt, water,

arrow, robes, ornaments, females,

ghee, sesamum, oil and sleep."

BPHS Ch. 3, Shloka 24

"The Moon is very windy and phlegmatic.

She is learned and has a round body.

She has auspicious looks and sweet speech,

is fickle-minded and very lustful."

BPHS Ch. 84, Shloka 7

Contemplate of Chandra white-coloured, dressed in white robes,

with two arms, carrying a mace in one hand and a Vara in the other,

adorned with white-coloured ornaments

and aboard a chariot Often horses.

Beauty, conception, childbirth, blood, calmness, mental condition, clothes, mother, emotions, feminine qualities, glandular system, groceries, commodities, basics, overall health, overall life (like first house), nocturnal, navigation, nourishing, passion, romance, peace, thinking, vegetation, want of practicality, white, water, womb (list adapted from Das )

Essential Angle = Shani to Chandra

  • Group Safety Rules vs. Personal Feelings
  • Conditional Approval (Society)
  • vs. Unconditional Love (Mother)
  • Shani - Main Page

Even when the emotional impact of Shani-yuti-Chandra is not present in the radix or navamsha, understanding the implications of Shani's angle vis--vis Chandra is essential to understanding the native 's emotional makeup and karmic path.

In the old days, village astrologers did not always have access to the radix lagna so they were forced to use the Chandra lagna as the basis for evaluating planetary angles.

These days with sharp modern Jyotisha software and the possibility of accurate-to-the-minute hospital birth certificates, it is tempting to disregard the Chandra lagna in favor of the materially influential radix lagna: the sign-degree ascending on the eastern horizon at the time of birth - especially when using the vidya of Jyotisha to read the charts of modern westerners.

It is truly exciting to have access to accurate radix lagna positions for making interpretations and predictions.

However Chandra lagna remains a critically important viewpoint , because every single planet will impact the persons astral/emotional perceptions, and Those perceptions make the essential difference-- between the buoyant joy of divine connectedness versus the living death of psychic alienation -- in the modern individual.

If Shani occupies a favorable angle from Chandra, the native will be empowered to negotiate (over time) a reasonable balance between their private need for unconditional acceptance and their public need to demonstrate social conformity. If the angle is troublesome, there will be a struggle in this lifetime to establish permission to develop their psychic intuitive perceptions adequately. A very poor Shani/Chandra angle may block the person from divine communication entirely - leaving only the meager food of an alienated materialistic modern worldview to barely nourish their soul.

Soma rules the psycho-emotional body , called the astral body.

  • The astral body remains intact after physical death. Emotional relationship never end, but are suppressed at points in time and then reinvigorated when karma requires.


Soma rules the core relationship of life, the love bond withthe mother (by extension, both parents, but essentially, the mother.

candescent Chandra rules the physical body's water pump system, which is directly controlled by the emotions.


Chandra is the most complex graha in the nativity. Chandra's terrain covers the entire"Mind" manas = the entire realm of thought + emotion.

Chandra demands and rewards close, detailed attention. The full view of Chandra includes not only radix Bhava, rashi, drishti, but also a deep consideration of Soma in navamsha. This view from Bhava only is partial; please combine with other attributes before judging.


  • A man may experience women *emotionally* through the filter of his Chandra, which sets up his expectations of women based on his experience of his mother. (Sexual relations, see Zukra.)

A woman may experience other women emotionally through her Chandra also .

  • However a woman typically does not filter her experience of other women through a set of"expectations " but rather lives her emotions directly , because of the female privilege of emotional access through Soma.

from Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective

by the 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso , trans. Geshe Thupten Jinpa

Under the Turbulence of Mind = a Stable Riverbed

"If there was some way you could put an immediate stop to the flow from the direction the water is coming from and the direction the water is flowing to, then you could keep the water still, and that would allow you to see the bed quite clearly.

Similarly, when you are able to stop your mind from chasing after sensory objects and when you can free your mind from being totally"blanked out,"

Then you will begin to see under this turbulence of the thought processes a kind of underlying stillness, an underlying clarity of mind.

  • ...At the initial stage, when you begin to experience the natural state of consciousness, it will be in the form of some sort of vacuity, absence, or emptiness.

This is because we are so habituate d to understanding our mind in terms of external objects that we tend to look at the world through our concepts, images, and so on.

  • So when you withdraw your mind from external objects,it's almost as if you can't recognize your mind.

There's a kind of absence, a kind of vacuity.

However, as you slowly progress and get used to it, you will begin to see an underlying clarity, a sort of luminosity."

The Past


"The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."

~~ As I Lay Dying 1897-1962 William Faulkner

candescent Chandra rules the astral body which contains all memories that are typically labeled"the past". It is not normally realized that the past is a mirror of the future - but it is - so indeed Chandra also controls the future. The astral body precedes entry into the physical body and the astral body survives physical death, time and again. So, the astral body which is composed of psycho-emotional memories, is very long-lasting! Not eternal, but robustly long-lasting.

A child's earliest memories are of their mother and indeed, candescent Chandra rules the native 's mother, relationship to the mother, and overall emotional constitution. All action-reaction emotional patterns, from obsessive-compulsive to avoidance to projection, are grounded through the Moon. Moon with Rahu hypercharges the emotional memories, and indicates a vivacious mother. Moon with Ketu causes emotional withdrawal, typically due to a mother who"needs her space".

to understand a person's past, examine their Soma position in detail."The past" is not a material reality, but it is a potent and often crippling psycho-emotional reality. Remember the past is composed of memories, and the core memory from our current lifetime is of life in utero. Memories from parallel lives create the current life. So - por supuesto - the Moon is our Mother and the Moon creates Life.

Chandra = malefic or benefic?

from: B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations.

(10th ed., Delhi, 1991, 1947)."Malefics, Benefics, and Neutrals " p. 5

"The Moon

  • Benefic as ruler of 1, 5 and 9 which is possible for Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio.

    Neutral as ruler of 2, 12 and 8 which is possible for Gemini, Leo, and Sagittarius.

He is malefic as ruler of 3, 6, 11, 4, 7, and 10

Happiness

The Moon's portfolio includes the full range of our psycho-emotional attachments. Chandra's characteristics define the human's mother (or whomever served as our childhood emotional sustainer).

Chandra also indicates the nurturing container of the childhood family as a whole, and the unconditional acceptance (or not) which one has received from them.

Ultimately Chandra signifies human emotional capacity to form relationships with others - partners especially, but also our parents and our own children.

Chandra does not represent the true Self (which is beyond the planets) but rather the social-psycho-sexual-emotional core of the ego.

Some reincarnations are blessed with awareness of two non-ego realms. They draw true peace from living either outside the ego-membrane - in the world of compassionate altruistic action -- or deep within the core of intimate divine communion -- which is buried in pre-ego childhood memory underneath the adult ego. These being are sheltered from much of the emotional suffering to which the normal ego-bound human is enslaved.

However, the more one is attached to that frail prison of ego-membrane attachments -- which is to say, the more one has been traumatized in childhood -- The more essential it is to understand the birth condition of the Vedic Moon .

Most of us reading this page will be treading somewhere along that path from total enslavement to ego- validation, to total freedom from all compulsions.

  • We fondly hope that some person, relationship, or experience will come along and heal our deepest inner trauma. Understanding the complex implications of Chandra's role in rashi and (especially) navamsha varga will help one to understand that deepest hope, so as to light the way toward our goal of perfect wholeness.

It is a common truth in Jyotisha that if a person is true to one's own Moon, one will be happy . One might not achieve wealth, fame, beauty, or worldly power - but one will be happy. The psycho-emotional core of the ego-membrane is a fairly happy place within most incarnations. It is the place of joyful childhood, of unconditional acceptance by the family, and of nurturing maternal love. If the Moon's needs are met and sustained in adulthood, a person will feel emotionally sheltered and fairly whole.

Some folks' spiritual ambitions will stop when they achieve basic emotional grounding through human relationship. Some folks will want to use the stability of adequate emotional grounding as a platform for further spiritual adventures in knowing God and serving humanity. Whichever your choice, understanding and catering to the complex condition of one's astral Moon is very important.

Mother

Parents, shelter-givers, care-givers

Mother-figures

Parent-figures

Chandra = matrikaraka = karaka for Mother and Mother-figures.

First and foremost Soma indicates the birth mother, because Soma's influence begins in the uterine fluids of conception. A child who is adopted at birth or even much later will identify consciously with the emotions of their adoptive mother, but the birth mother has the primary subconscious emotional influence.

Other Mothers signified by Chandra include spiritual mothers such as Tara the Mother of Buddha, Mother Mary, spiritual preceptors such as Mother Superior in a nunnery, the Muse, and all goddesses of the Great Traditions.

Profile the Mother(s) from rashi, bhava, graha drishti, and other characteristics of Chandra in radix, navamsha, and Dwadazamamza-10 .

Although the 4th rashi from radix lagna, 4th navamsha, and 4th Dwadazamamza-10 also yield important components of the mother profile, the key information about a person's mother, one's emotional needs and the behaviors one will exhibit when trying to get these needs met - is contained in Soma.


Conscious individuals will notice that the ten-year Vimshottari mahadasha of Chandra = a period of reconnection with the psychic, rational, and social aspects of the Mother.

  • This awakening may be pleasant or painful or both (depending on the Jyotisha characteristics of natal Soma).

  • It is wise to take full advantage of this period of emotional and spiritual revelation about one's deepest psychic needs.

  • Use this essential self-knowledge to fullest capacity during the ten-year mahadasha.

General patterns of Chandra period include:

  • if the Mother is still living, an intense period of interaction with her

  • whether the Mother is living or not, mahadasha of Chandra attracts into one's environment numerous persons who resemble the Mother on many levels

  • emphasis on 'reactive' rather than 'proactive' responses (infancy)

  • if the native is an adult during the mahadasha, one may form an adult understanding the role that the Mother played in one's early personality and relationship development

  • depending on Chandra's character, assignment to major or minor caretaking roles, and need to interact emotionally with those who are deeply dependent, cannot defend themselves, or cannot make their own decisions

  • if Chandra mahadasha occurs in middle age, one may acquire dependent parents and need to 'parent the parent'

  • strong emotionalization of the personality: powerful intuitions, needs, feelings, and emotional bonding

In the nativity, look to Surya as the primary indicator of Father;

and Chandra as primary indicator of Mother.

matrikaraka Soma is the strongest karaka for Mother, but classroom-4 is complementary and secondary. Similarly, classroom-9 also indicates Father, but classroom-9 should be used as a complementary and secondary indicator. Use both to build the parental profile.

Consider Chandra - in Radix, Navamsha, and Dwadazamamza-10 - to show the core characteristics of the Mother.

Das commentary :

"Moon in a water sign indicates that your emotional nature is more dominant, and you will hold onto feeling and connections.

Cancer and Scorpio are especially motherly and nurturing."

Chandra lagna

Chandra in classroom-4

overlapping significations of Chandra and bandhusthana

reading from Chandra lagna

Moon is the natural regulator of the 4th Domain. Read about bandhu bhava to gain a broader perspective on the Moon's portfolio.

In classical Jyotisha the Moon has equal or greater power to the lagna (ascendant).

Chandra gains dig-bala when He occupies classroom-4.

Accurate readings cannot occur from the rashi-lagna only. Accurate readings require at least two preliminary scans: first from the rashi-lagna, second from Chandra-lagna.

Then more detailed scans such as from the mahadasha-pati, from the karaka, etc. are also required. In traditional India, where rural birth-times are unavailable or conflicting, accurate readings are often given from Chandra lagna alone.

After age 50, more accurate Jyotisha predictions are often produced by reading significations from the Chandra lagna firstly, radical lagna secondly, navamsha lagna thirdly, additional varga lagna additionally.

This benefit occurs because a mature person is more experienced emotionally, thus it is easier to identify the behaviors and environments that provide the best psycho-emotional support.

Father and Maternal Grandfather

Although traditional texts indicate that Ravi and dharma bhava provide key information regarding one's father, 9th-from-Chandra reveals more about child's perception of the father's true character and position.

The child's emotionally raw perception remains most true even after its authenticity has been buried under layers of adult justification. As children mature and become more sophisticated social operators, they tend to re-formulate the social presentation of one's own father, focusing on external achievements and social position.

Yet, the childhood emotional perceptions are core. One's emotional relationship to one's father has many long-term implications, not the least of which is the recreation of the child-parent pattern in the adult marriages.

Therefore 9th-from-Chandra should be used as the primary lagna for Father; once that bhava is known, then add information about the father's public life from dharma bhava in radix and Surya. Fine-tune the profile of the father from the role of Surya and dharmesha-9 within the D-12 dwadazamamza-10 .

  • If 9th-from-Chandra is comfortably disposed, one will generally enjoy a good relationship with the father despite other tensions which may arise from less favorable disposition of Ravi or dharma bhava within the charts.


9th-from-Chandra engaged in awkward angles:

... by problematic occupants or aspects, expect emotional strain in the relationship with both the maternal grandfather and with one's own father. Such emotional strain with these two father-figures can reduce the benefits expected from supportive placements for Ravi or auspicious conditions in classroom-9.

Traditional texts which emphasize 9th-rashi and Surya as primary pitrikaraka and which ignore the effects of 9th-from-Chandra reflect the reality that in many historical cultures, fathers often do not play an emotionally critical role.

Rather, the father's central task is to prepare the child for an honorable and productive adult life within their community; normally this task does not really begin in the child's life until age seven.

However, in modern western culture, the father's essential importance in the child's early emotional development is increasingly recognized. Whether or not the father's culture tells him to relate emotionally to the child, children seem to have a natural expectation that a father will be present, supportive, and available. Whether or not the father is watching the child, the child is watching the father! It can be useful therefore to examine 9th-from-Chandra to observe the emotional connection between father and child.

Counting the Bhava to find Karaka details

  • There can be some confusion in counting houses this way because we would also expect 9th-from-Chandra to tell us about the mother's father, who would be the maternal grandfather of the native . This is a legitimate overlap. 9th-from-Chandra shows BOTH the native 's mother's emotional relationship to her own father, and the native 's emotional relationship to his own father.

  • If 9th-from-Chandra is strongly positive, the native 's mother will have enjoyed a healthy emotional relationship with her own father, and would have entered her own parenting years with good expectations for her male co-parent, based on the good experience she had growing up with a fortunate father.

  • Similarly a challenging 9th-from-Chandra shows a history of troubled fathers: both the mother's own father, who is the native 's own maternal grandfather, and the native 's father, will share this troubled profile.

Relationship between Surya and Chandra

... reveals much regarding the emotional reality of the native 's parents' relationship. If Suryaand Chandra occupy a 1/7, 3/11, 4/10 or 5/9 angle to each other, the parents' relationship was likely affectionateand respectful.

However if Surya and Chandra occupy either the mutually suspicious 2/12 or the unbalanced shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle, the parents' emotional relationship may express significant unevenness. The the native has of course chosen to be born into this environment, because the native is presently approaching this particular problem-set in a stepwise fashion. It is a feature of the karmic classroom in this life.

  • Both Surya and dharma bhava can provide some valuable information about the father's social position, his career and family lineage. If the Sun is well disposed the father may have been born into a distinguished family or have developed a strong career.

  • However if the Soma/Surya relationship is 2/12 or 6/8, the father's energy would have been consumed significantly by his own underlying emotional struggles (against his wife and mother)and thus he may have had limited emotional resources available to really focus on advancing his career.

~~ Bashar "The PRESENT is not the result of the PAST.

Creation occurs only in the PRESENT, which is the Now result of what you Now believe to be most true for you.

Continuity from one present moment to the next is considered "normal”, but is actually optional:

If you suddenly make a discrete shift in beliefs, you will experience a sudden discrete shift in your Now reality."

In reading the Jyotisha charts it is critically important to recognize the qualities of Chandra's navamsha. If the rashi and bhava of D-9 Chandra are ignored, only half the emotional core will be known and events will not be correctly predicted.

Also, the navamsha Moon is mission-critical in evaluating what type of nurturing support the native requires in their intimate relationships such as marriage.

The spouse's chart should afford some link to the native 's navamsha Moon, if deep emotional harmony is to develop within the marriage. Also the choice of close friends is much dependent on the navamsha Moon.

However outside the social realm of relationships, one must appreciate one's own navamsha Moon qualities if one is to make emotionally positive choices all along the life path.

Navamsha Moon will show a level of deep need for validation, which can be consciously provided by choosing a profession, studies, and avocations which put the person in contact with psychically nourishing information.

Chandra Lagna

Reading Emotional Relationships

One's psycho-emotional relationship to one's own physical body.

Chandra is the main karaka for the health of the physical body.

Rashi and rashi lord, navamsha and navamsha lord, significations of the radix bhava, and drishti upon Chandra will profoundly affect and define the state of one's physical health.

social identity, appearance, musculature

sports, hunting, dance, competitions, movement, vitality, birth

physical body head, skull, brain, blood

Feeling Emptiness, Feeling Compassion


14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2005).

  • Many Ways to Nirvana: Reflections and Advice on Right Living, Renuka Singh (Ed.)
"According to some scientists, emotion is not necessarily negative. Emotion is a very strong feeling.

While some emotions are destructive, others are constructive. In a meeting with scientists, we concluded that there are emotions even in the Buddha's mind. There is a strong sense of caring and compassion and also the realization of emptiness.

In the beginning, there is just a vague feeling of emptiness. At that level, there is no emotion, but once you become more familiar with it, then that feeling increases.

At a certain level, the realization of emptiness also becomes a kind of emotion.

Therefore, in the practice of developing wisdom and loving-kindness / compassion, you strengthen these inner qualities and then reach a state where you have an upsurge of feeling called emotion.

We can clearly see this link between intellect and emotions.

Thus, the brain and heart can go side by side. I think this is the Buddhist approach."

POSITIVE ATTACHMENT

From Here to Enlightenment:

An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment ,

p. 35-36

"If your engagement with others is tainted by strong attachment, craving, aversion, anger, and so forth, then that form of grasping is undesirable.

  • But on the other hand, when you are interacting with other living beings and become aware of their needs or suffering or pain, then you need to fully engage with that and be compassionate.

So there can be positive attachment in this sense of active engagement.

Buddhist masters have long used the term attachment to describe the quality of compassion for others.

  • For example, a verse from Haribhadra's Clear Meaning Commentary refers to compassion that is attached to other living beings.

  • And as we have seen, Nagarjuna teaches that attachment for other living beings will arise spontaneously in the person who realizes emptiness."

The True Enemy: afflictive emotion


~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2002).

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment.

(Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive). TDL Publications.

"When practitioners cultivate the recognition that the emotional and mental afflictions are the true enemy

  • and that underlying them is fundamental ignorance,

  • they then engage in the methods for eliminating this ignorance.

Practitioners recognize that as long as they remain under the control of the afflictions,

  • they will never be free of dissatisfaction and suffering.

If, based on its recognition, practitioners

then generate a genuine and deeply felt aspiration to seek liberation from this bondage ,

  • that is true renunciation."

Liberation?


14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso ,

  • The Dalai Lama's Book of Awakening

"If we accept that liberation is possible , how exactly is it to be understood?

In the scriptures, liberation is characterized in terms of four features.

  1. The first feature describes it as the true cessation of the continuum of afflictions.

  2. According to the second feature,

    • liberation is true peace,

    • the state of total tranquility where the individual has attained complete freedom from all defilements of the mind.

    It is described in the third feature as totally satisfying , because one has reached ultimate satisfaction.

  3. Fourth, it is described as definite emergence ,

in the sense that one has definitely emerged from the process of unenlightened existence."

Constructive Emotions

~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2005). Many Ways to Nirvana: Reflections and Advice on Right Living , Renuka Singh (Ed.)

"According to some scientists, emotion is not necessarily negative.

  • Emotion is a very strong feeling.

While some emotions are destructive , others are constructive.

In a meeting with scientists, we concluded that there are emotions even in the Buddha's mind.

  • There is a strong sense of caring and compassion and also the realization of emptiness.

    In the beginning, there is just a vague feeling of emptiness.

    At that level, there is no emotion, but once you become more familiar with it, then that feeling increases.

At a certain level, the realization of emptiness also becomes a kind of emotion.

Therefore, in the practice of developing wisdom and loving-kindness / compassion,

  • you strengthen these inner qualities and then reach a state where you have an upsurge of feeling called emotion.

We can clearly see this link between intellect and emotions . Thus, the brain and heart can go side by side.

  • I think this is the Buddhist approach."

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