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Shri Vishnu Sahasranama * manuscript, c. 1690


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Shravana * Kolkata, circa 1890

Victoria and Albert Museum

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Graha * Bhava* Amsha * Rashi

Nakshatra of Chandra


Shravana * Zravana * Shrona

Thiruvonam

Hari

Apramaya * Ananta

Azvattha


Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling


contributions coming to Earth

from the star-civilizations of

Altair the Flying Eagle

+ Alshain the Falcon

+ Tarazed the Pointer


The Way (vana) of the Listener (sra)

One Who Hears * Shaman

endless streaming, flowing


Sacred Tree for Sravana

the Twenty-second Nakshatra

  • 10:00 - until - 23:20 Makara-Draco * Capricorn

  • pada 85, 86, 87, 88 of total 108

  • first half of the Nakshatra pair-portal * sraviztha + dhaniztha


Zravana Nakshatra Celestial Location -- The Circle of Stars

  1. alpha-Aquilae * Al-tair * Altair * Nesr al-Tair * The Flying Eagle

  2. beta-Aquilae * Al-shain * Alshain * al-Sahin * The Royal Falcon

  3. gamma-Aquilae * The Pointer * Tarazed * Persian Sahin Tarazu * Latin Humerus Vulturis

Regional Names for Zravana Nakshatra * Aquila

Ananta * An-antya * endless, boundless, eternal, infinite

Apramaya * imperishable

Ashva-attha * under which horses [azva] stand * the holy fig tree * Ficus Religiosa


Ashvattha * a sheltered place for listening to instructions

  • According to Roebuck in The Circle of Stars, Ashvattha = The Pipal Tree = ficus religiosa = the anciently sacred tree under which [Gautama] Buddha attained enlightenment, sacred in India 2000 yrs before [Gautama] Buddha .

Cri-vana * Chrivana

Hari * Harideva * Hari-Nakshatra

Shara-vana * Zraavana

Savarna

Shrona * Azvattha

Shrona is a rendering of Shravana nakshatra. Azva-attha means the tree under which horses take shelter. This same tree, Ficus Religiosa, is also a place where the Shaman * Shramin go to listen to the spirits. But despite Azvattha being an attribute of Shrona, Azvattha due to being associated with horses is also sometimes applied as a moniker for Azvini.

Sra-vishtha

Thiruvonam Tamil * Thiruonam

viSnuriksha

Dro-shin Tibetan

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The constellation of Aquila from Richard Dibon-Smith

The location of Dhaniztha * Vasava Nakshatra is also added in red (upper left corner) by BP Lama

Crivana * Shravana * Sravishtha Nakshatra

  • Valerie Roebuck, The Circle of the Stars, p. 100

"22-Sravana and 23-Sravistha (Dhanishta) are a pair,

even though they are not called purva-uttara,

like the other Nakshatra pairs."

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Vishva-rupa * Jaipur c. 1850 * Rare Book Society of India

Sacred Tree for Sravana Nakshatra

see nakshatra gardens at: www.vedicvanas.com/nakshatravana.html

  • western botanical name: Calotropis gigantea

  • Sanskrita namah:

    Tibetan (bodkye):

    Common names: Madar (India) widuri (indonesia)

    English name: Crown Flower

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Calotropis Gigantea = Crown Flower = sacred to Sravishtha Nakshatra

Shravana the Ear is a splendid Nakshatra for any of the listening professions.

Shravana = passive, inuitive (Chandra) listening

then having"heard the beat" the next nakshatra Dhaniztha-Vasu = active (Mangala) upward movement, dance, rhythmic climbing

Splendid placement for any type of Professional Listener:

  • psychic channelers, messengers, evangelists, announcers, non-linear-to-linear interpreters

  • language interpreters, literary translators

  • Social workers and Community Advocates

  • Spiritual counseling in its many guises.

  • pastoral counselors, peer counselors

  • Psychiatrists and psychological therapists

  • court-reporter, deposition attorney

  • intake officers, interviewers, receptionists

  • Wire-tapping, secret information gathering; police detective

  • public relations advisers

  • military security and espionage

  • Counseling and confidentiality professions, esp. physician and attorney

Diplomacy

  • governor-NM and diplomat Bill Richardson ,

  • USA Sec. of State 2005-2009 Condoleezza Rice

Srvana Zravana Shravana Nakshatra attributes

wikipedia Shravana

Zravana Nakshatra * Tibetan Tradition

  • Dro-Shin = Drokhin * Trokje = God of the Wind or Sun

  • Jizhin, Ngag Nyenpa = Pleasant-voiced


Zravana Nakshatra Planetary Ruler


Zravana Nakshatra protective Deity * bhapa * bheza


Zravana Nakshatra Symbol

  • Arrow

  • 3 footprints side-by-side (One Who Limps)


Zravana Nakshatra Body Part

  • Genitals of the nakshatrapurusha * Kala-purusha


BPHS Zravana Nakshatra Auspicious events:

  • Installations (as in installing a new appliance),

  • establishing a home,

  • sacred ceremonies,

  • performing remedies,

  • improving health,

  • and other auspicious actions.


Zravana Nakshatra Gana = Group

  • Heavenly / Deva

Zravana Nakshatra Meanings

  • The Way of Listening and Learning
  • Hearing - The Ear

  • Lame / One Who Limps

  • Listening Equipment


COMPATIBILITY

  • Applies to nakshatra of radical lagna AND nakshatra of Chandra. For emotional relationships, nakshatra of Chandra is more influential in determining compatibility and ease of interaction.

Psycho-socially compatible with Sravana * Hari

Nakshatra of Chandra * matrikaraka caretaking Chandra's rhythmic, parenting, routinized style provides security-seeking home-based similarity.

Nakshatra of Surya * center-stage, sparklingly exceptional, brightly self-reflexive Surya finds Himself reflected in the passively companionable Moon.


Psycho-socially neutral with Sravana * Hari

Nakshatra of Brihaspati * Guru and Chandra are mutual friends.. Protective Chandra keeps the emotionally nourishing routines pulsing while fertile Guru expands the doctrinal wisdom of understanding.

Nakshatra of Mangala * Kuja and Chandra are mutual friends. Mangala leads the conquest of new worlds and Chandra provides a safe home.


Psycho-socially uneasy with Sravana * Hari

Nakshatra of Zukra = materialistic, accumulating, sensual Zukra is all about partnership, pairing, two-ness, cooperation, contract, sharing. Chandra operates on a parent-child model that is incompatible with equity partnership. Zukra's conditional contractual agenda and Chandra's unconditional protective agenda are deeply incompatible and often mutually resentful.

Nakshatra of Shani * Shanaicarya has a great dislike of both Chandra and Mangala. Shani's systems are lawfully regular and rule-governed while Chandra's flooding, swelling emotions maintain a culture of moody irregularity.

Nakshatra of Budha * Despite Chandra's parental acceptance of adolescent Budha, from Budha's perspective there is no greater enemy than caretaking Chandra. Therefore this pair is unbalanced and unhappy, with parental Chandra quietly absorbing all of bantering Budha's inexperienced wordiness while Chattering Kumara vociferously rejects Chandra's ancient, mute routines.


Most catalytic (challenging) nakshatra for Sravana * Hari

Nakshatra of Rahu or Ketu * whether highly exciting (Rahu) or deeply observing (Ketu) the fascinating yet disruptive nodal styles are overtly hostile to Chandra's nourishing, protective lunar cycle. These pairings follow incommensurable agendas. The Chandra partner is likely to feel stressed by the unpredictability of the Rahu-Ketu partner.

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Attributed to: Mori Sosen, (1747 - 1821) Monkeys. Late 18th - early 19th century. Japan. Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk.

The Animal Symbol for Zravana is the Female Monkey.

Nakshatra Vocabulary

Koeln Digital Sanskrit Lexicon :

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zru

  • to hear, listen or attend to anything


srAma

  • lameness, sickness, disease - especially of animals


zravaNa:

"The ear

The act of hearing (cf. zruti );

  • acquiring knowledge by hearing, learning, study;

  • relating to or perceived by the ear, Audible

knowledge derived from hearing; listener

fame, reputation;

wealth

limping, lame;

Three footsteps = tri-vikrama

hypotenuse of a triangle or the diagonal of a tetragon

The 20th (or 23rd) Nakshatra (presided over by Vishnu

  • and containing the three stars inc. Aquilae,

  • supposed to represent three footsteps "

Shakti of the Shravana Nakshatra

QUOTATION from Dennis Harness

"22. Shravana: The Star of Learning

(Capricornus 10 00 to 23 20 )

Shravana translates as the hearing, with its primary symbol being an ear. It is a deva, or godly nakshatra that has the capacity to hear the astral sounds of Krishna s flute, and the celestial bells or the cosmic Om.

The natives of this asterism usually have brilliant minds and the capacity to study other cultures and spiritual dimensions.

The movie director, George Lucas and Vedic scholar, David Frawley both have their natal Moons in this auspicious nakshatra.

Material success is a result of the primary motivation of this asterism being artha or wealth.

The primary deity is Vishnu, the Preserver of the Universe.

Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, is considered to be the female deity associated with Shravana.

The shakti is the power to provide connection with others ."

commentary on Shravana nakshatra by Pandit David Frawley:

"Vishnu desired,"May I hear people say good words about me.

May I not gain any bad regard."

One who makes the appropriate offering to Vishnu, to Shravana,

  • hears good words about himself

  • and does not come to any bad regard.

Those born under Shravana are concerned about what people say about them

about their public reputation .

  • They will strive to keep themselves in good repute.

They are sensitive about the opinions of others."

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Zravana * Shrona * Hari * Apramaya * Azvattha


BPL commentary:

For Zra-vana births of a feminine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

Mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment , and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Aquila. Their purpose is sensitive and intrusive leadership and maintenance of the social order.


The Listener* Shaman

Shravishta ladies are exceptionally concerned with their social reputation. Dedicated to family life and naturally comfortable with motherhood, they assume caretaker roles in social organizations and at all levels of government. Apramaya-born are often found operating charitable agencies, teaching school, or protecting their cultural foundations. Hari-born attend to the needs of mothers and children, often using the slow and indirect bureaucratic methods that might intimidate a less patient leader. Yet in their care it is quietly effective.

The primary aim of Apramaya-born is to deflect any unfavorable public opinion from themselves and their family. A secondary aim is to socially structure the regular flow of seasons in the lunar cycle. Thus they are often engaged with the liturgical calendar. Misbehavior is upsetting for them. Shravana mothers bask in the glow of their children and grandchildren's accomplishments. Being a grandmother, or a grand-dame in some socially respected way, is perhaps their most cherished role.

Themes of propriety, politeness, security, seasonal flow, and the soothing rhythms of homelife may contextualize Sravana's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Shravana

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 99.


"Denotes a charitable and benevolent person of

  • strength of character

  • and calmness of demeanor .

She gives courage to others.

  • The nervous and needy come to her for help,

  • and get it.

These women make good designers and interior decorators ."

Public Figures

Feminine Nativities

  • All four pada of Shravana * the shaman, the listener * occupy Makara-Draco lagna:

  • see also: Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling

All four pada of Shravana occupy Makara-Draco rashi

Shravana * the Listener * ruled by intuitive protective, habitual, rhythmic, parental, sheltering, customary, affectionate Chandra

Chandra's mulatrikona = Vrishabha bhava-5 = literary genius, political entitlements, royalty, entertainment, gambling, center-stage roles, celebrity status, charismatic performance, creative literature

Feminine nativities

Sravana swamsha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Zravana * Shrona * Hari * Apramaya * Azvattha


BPL commentary:

For Zra-vana births of masculine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

Mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment, and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Aquila. Their purpose is sensitive and intrusive leadership and institutional governance.


The Listener * Shaman

Shravishta gentlemen are exceptionally concerned with their social reputation. Parental in their authority style, they adopt organizational caretaker roles and are found in secure positions at all levels of society. Sravana are often found working in the slow but reliable bureaucracies which evoke their characteristic persevering patience.

Apramaya-born are often found operating charitable agencies, teaching school, or protecting their cultural foundations. Although their careers may elevate to the highest ranks of social decision-making, Hari-born remember always the simple family folk and their concerns with property, security, and nourishment.

As fathers, teachers, and social leaders, Shravistha chaps are generally stable and protective. They are blessed with an intuitive understanding of the social law in context of ancient customs. Many are lawyers, judges, social-justice advocates, or teachers of the law. In personal relationships, their comfort-seeking Chandra seeks an equally placid, parental match. Yet being such peaceful people, these men may find balance with wives who are somewhat more outspoken.

Shravana must combine Shani's mandate to maintain the larger social order with Chandra's focus on the local settlement, housing, schools, and farms. Often their focus is property law. While public dignity remains important, Sravana fellows are also concerned to maintain the steady life flow (Chandra) of the ethnicity or the nation. They find comfort in the old liturgical rhythms and are often regular participants in public worship. Their most cherished roles are usually Father and Grandfather.

Themes of social stability, public safety, property rights, protection of the old routines, maintenance of the tribe, and the soothing rhythms of homelife may contextualize Sravana's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Shravana

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 86.


"An excellent character, the keynote of which is kind heartedness and generosity,

  • particularly to those less fortunate than himself.

This man will always be able to accumulate the good things of life

  • without injuring anyone else to do so.

He will be disposed to share his belongings with the poor and needy.

  • The extent of his activities in this direction,

  • will of course depend on his station in life.

Many social workers and philanthropists have Shravana rising.

He will also be very religious

  • and will participate in church activities

  • if his environment permits."

Masculine Nativities

Public Figures

  • All four pada of Shravana * the shaman, the listener * occupy Makara-Draco lagna:

  • see also: Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling

All four pada of Shravana occupy the rashi of Makara-Draco


Masculine Nativities:

Sravana in swamsha

General Description of Shravana characteristics -- from Das / Behari

"... very good attractive physical features.

Normally height will be small and ... a peculiar mark on the face, may be in the form of a mole or some other mark which appears to be a kind of disfigurement.

In some cases, a black mole beneath the shoulder has been noticed.

You are very sweet in speech and also you maintain neatness in every work you undertake.

  • There is a set principle for you in life.

  • You expect your surroundings to be very clean and you dislike persons who do not have the tendency of maintaining neatness.

  • Once you notice a person in untidy conditions you will not hesitate to open your mouth.

  • You take pity on the condition of others and try to help others as far as possible.

  • You like to have very neat and delicious food... a very good host.

You are god fearing and have full respect for elders.

  • You are a believer in victory for truth.

  • You cannot expect much benefit or return from those persons whom you have helped whereas it has been noticed that you are subject to deceit from others.

  • Even if you catch a thief, you will try to find out the truth of the circumstances which led that person to become a thief and if you are convinced you will let that person go.


Your inherent quality of peaceful appearance and the knack of dealings will penetrate to the minds of the public , hence you are the fittest politician for modern times.

  • Your smile is enough to attract and be remembered by others.

  • Whatever may be the ups and downs in life, you will neither reach to the top or bottom.

  • In other words, a mediocre life will be enjoyed by you.

  • Even illiterate persons born in this Nakshatra will show complete maturity and will be eager to gather knowledge whenever they get opportunity.


You are a very good adviser.

  • Others will look to you for solving individual as well as collective problems.

  • You are a versatile genius.

  • You have the ability and capacity to undertake different jobs at a time.

  • If you are installed in a seat of some power and authority, you will shine well.

You are always in search of an authoritative job.


Since you have to shoulder much responsibilities and spend for fulfilling responsibilities you will always be in need of money.

  • You will not like to take revenge even on your bitterest enemies.

  • On the other hand you will think to let God give due punishment to them.

  • Up to 30 years of age you will undergo several changes.

  • Between 30 to 45 years of age will mark stability in all walks of life.

  • In case you go beyond 65 years due to beneficial planetary positions you can expect remarkable progress both economical and social.

  • You are suitable for taking up mechanical or technical work or engineering. You may also be connected with petroleum or oil products.

Married life will be filled with extra-ordinary happiness.

  • You will have a spouse with all good qualities.

  • That does not necessarily cause you to remain faithful however.

You may suffer from ear problems, skin disease, eczema, rheumatism, tuberculosis and indigestion."

Description of the Pada = four quarters = four steps = of Shravana

Sravana Pada-1 * Mesha = swamsha


BPL Commentary

Leadership

Makara-Draco rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Shani-profiled careers in governance, over-seer, legislation, policy and law, executive decision-making, bureaucracy, social ordering, hierarchies, stepwise processes, protocols and procedures, imposition of rules and consequences, elder judge, graduations and grading, professions of aging and antiquities, geriatrics, stiffening, rigidity, stones-and-bones, old things, structure

Partnership

Thula-Vanika = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Zukra--profiled spousal characteristics of harmonizing nature, sweets-seeking tendencies, luxury lifestyle, gracious arrangements, adjustability, negotiating skills, partnership orientation, and diplomatic perspective. D-1 Bhrigu can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Zukra-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.


Feminine Nativities


Masculine Nativities

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

  • __________________________


QUOTATION FROM " for the Male only* by Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

"Fair complexion.

Kind-hearted;

  • orthodox in religion , usually attending church regularly,

likes social functions and fond of family life.

  • Will have more than two children.

Has good health,

  • likes to dress well,

  • and fond of flowers .

Get much enjoyment out of the company of the opposite sex;

  • likes to travel.

Will have trouble in the generative organs and possibly a surgical operation."

Sravana Pada-2 * Vrishabha = swamsha

Pushkara Navamsha


BPL Commentary

Leadership

Kumbha rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Shani-profiled careers in scientific systems, regulated networks, distribution networks, economics, ecologies, communities, friendship linkage, weaving, knitting, knotting, making of nets, marketplaces, associations, large-scale gatherings, professions of the marketplaces, bazar, social participation, gridwork, framework, conceptual exchange grids, social and electro-magnetic connections

Partnership

Vrischika-Ketta = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Mangala-profiled spousal characteristics of penetrating nature, surgical tendencies, pursuit of mystery, quest for discovery and disclosure, psychological vigor, controling attitude, mining and harvesting skills, preference for unexpected action, and secretive perspective. D-1 Mangala can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Kuja-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.


Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

  • ___________________


QUOTATION *for the Male only* by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

same as Sravana Pada-1

"Fair complexion.

Kind-hearted;

  • orthodox in religion , usually attending church regularly,

likes social functions and fond of family life.

  • Will have more than two children.

Has good health,

  • likes to dress well, and fond of flowers .

Get much enjoyment out of the company of the opposite sex;

  • likes to travel.

Will have trouble in the generative organs and possibly a surgical operation."

Sravana Pada-3 * Mithunaya = swamsha


BPL Commentary

Leadership

Meena-Antya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Guru-profiled careers in charity, spiritual guidance, divination, water-gazing, dream-interpretation, clairsentient visions, imagination, sacred symbols, astral bridging, invisible environments, sleep, subtle sounds and vibratory patterns, private prayer, meditation, seclusion, great cosmic cycles, reflective thought, philosophical theory, ancestor spirits, telepathy, empathy, cetaceans and cultures of Sirius

Partnership

Dhanuzya = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Guru-profiled spousal characteristics of expansive nature, preaching or professorial tendencies, engagement with higher principles and dogma, quest for understanding, philosophical vigor, inclusive attitude, teaching and indoctrination skills, preference for humanistic worldview, and global perspective. D-1 Brihaspati can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Guru-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.


Masculine Nativities


Feminine Nativities

  • Carolyn Bessette Kennedy partner of celebrity publisher 1960-1999 JFK-Jr

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

"You will be an expert in various higher branches of knowledge.

  • You have many sons."


QUOTATION from* for the Male only * by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105 same as Sravana Pada-1

"Fair complexion.

Kind-hearted;

  • orthodox in religion , usually attending church regularly,

likes social functions and fond of family life.

  • Will have more than two children.

Has good health,

  • likes to dress well, and fond of flowers .

Get much enjoyment out of the company of the opposite sex;

  • likes to travel.

Will have trouble in the generative organs and possibly a surgical operation."

Sravana Pada-4 * Karkata-swamsha


BPL Commentary

Leadership

Mesha-Arya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Mangala-profiled careers in championship, first-arrival, innovation, engineering, competition, challenge, conquest, dueling, domination, pioneering actions, use of force, hunting, dance, massage, muscular physique, physical appearance, embodiment, sexual pursuit, athletics, new birth, insemination, obstetrics, blood chemistry, inventions, novelty, singularity, winning

Partnership

Makara-Draco = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Shani-profiled spousal characteristics of disciplined nature, regulatory or legislative tendencies, engagement with duty and responsibility, quest for orderly systems, pragmatism, common-sense attitude, rule-application skills, preference for conservative practices, and materialistic perspective. D-1 Shani can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Shani in D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.


Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

"You will have respect to priests or persons doing worship,

  • and you will have a domineering disposition.

Your 20th year will be very risky."


QUOTATION *for the Male only* by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

same as Sravana Pada-1

"Fair complexion.

Kind-hearted;

  • orthodox in religion , usually attending church regularly,

likes social functions and fond of family life.

  • Will have more than two children.

Has good health,

  • likes to dress well, and fond of flowers .

Get much enjoyment out of the company of the opposite sex;

  • likes to travel.

Will have trouble in the generative organs and possibly a surgical operation."

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Zravana Moonrise

BPL commentary on Shravana Nakshatra

People are talking; Shravana is listening

  • Shravana is deeply concerned with public respectability and reputation.

any graha which occupy the Shravana degree range = 10:00 - 23:20 Makara = one's "listening equipment"

the more graha in Shravana (including graha in the varga charts) the more energy one may devote to maintaining a spotless public reputation

Shravana is an excellent location for professions in Public Relations - attorney, publicist , PR departments of corporations and governments, diplomatic roles, and spin doctors of every stripe

H.H. Tenzin Gyatso

  • Kindness, Clarity, and Insight 25th Anniversary Edition .

  • Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. Ed.), Elizabeth Napper (Ed.),


Intimacy with the Object of Study

Hearing

"When engaging in hearing , it is important to mix the mind, to familiarize the mind, with what is being heard.

  • The study of religion is not like learning about history.

It must be mixed with your mental continuum; your mind should be suffused with it.

A sutra says that the practices are like a mirror;

  • your actions of body, speech, and mind are like a face to be seen in the mirror;

  • and through the practices you should recognize faults and gradually get rid of them.

As it is said in the oral transmission,

  • "If there is enough space between yourself and the practices for someone else to walk through, then you are not implementing them properly."

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