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XIV Dalai Lama = 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

His Holiness

Tenzin Gyatsho

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-06-July-1935


H.H. Dalai Lama * age 76

Tenzin Gyatso * 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet * 1935-

birth data from:,_14th_Dalai_Lama * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Magha * Pitriya

BPL commentary:

For Magha nativities, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, pilgrims, ghosts, wanderers, observers, witnesses, awareness of impermanence, freedom from conventions, disregard for consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Guided by the patrons of Regulus

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 82

"A proud but not an arrogant nature

  • poised, self-contained and dignified.

  • this man will command respect because of his quiet dignity of manner and bearing.

His position in his community will be secure

  • and his financial standing sound.

His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the opposite sex.

He must avoid entanglements

  • which might lead to a loss of dignity,

  • since, to this man, such a loss would be a tragedy."

Biographical Data matched to Vimshottari Dasha Periods


Little Dalai Lama * age 4, Kumbum Monastery


July-2011: HH Dalai Lama chatting with POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 12

Saturday-06-July-1935 Earth-birth * Zukra-Rahu period

[The traditional birth information: Born as Lhamo Dhondrub at Sunrise, in Takster village, Amdo, Tibet; the local date was the equivalent of 06-July-1935]

July-1939 Lhamo Dhondrub is officially declared to be the 14th Dalai Lama * Zukra-Guru period * Guru rules 9-doctrine, patronage

22-Feb-1940 (age 5) start Dalai Lama position * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 7-vows, ordinations

Surya Mahadasha * age 12-18

1947 decease of Father Choekyong Tsering * Surya-Chandra period * Chandra rules 2nd-from-Surya

Chandra Mahadasha * age 18-28

1953 completed examinations earning the Lha-rampa Geshe degree * Chandra-Mangala period * yogakaraka Kuja rules 5-scholarship 10-leadership

1959 arduous exodus from Tibet (his age 24) * Chandra-Budha period * Budha rules 11-goals * Budha rules Ketu wandering

Mangala Mahadasha * age 28-35

Rahu Mahadasha * age 35-53

1981 Lightbody Lift-off mother Dekyi (Diki) Tsering (Sonam Tsomo) * Rahu-Ketu period * Sade Sati in Simha and a coinciding bhukti of Ketu

Guru Mahadasha * age 53 until age 69

1989 awarded Nobel Peace Prize.* Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 9 = 11th-from-11th highest awards

Shani Mahadasha * * age 69 until age 88

2006 Honorary Canadian Citizenship bestowed by the unanimous agreement of the Canadian Parliament * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 7 = 4th-from-4th = homeland of the homeland

2006 USA Congressional Gold Medal bestowed by the US Congress upon major servants of humanity * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 6-Service

05-Sept-2008 Lightbody Lift-off of elder brother, Professor Thubten Jigme Norbu * Shani-Budha period

29-May-2011 retired from the Central Tibetan Administration * Shani-Zukra period

Budha Mahadasha ** age 88 until age 105

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

His Holiness Tenzing Gyatso was born #5 of 16 children of a rural farming family. His birth time is not recorded or remembered; however the western-equivalent date of July 6, 1935 is not contested.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community, brightly earning, intelligence for networks, focus on economy, distributed light, eye on friendships
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * confidently detached, bright observer, entitled to surrender, radiantly unconcerned

The father of Tenzing Gyatso was Choe-kyong Tse-ring, a horse breeder, horse trader and horse-racing aficionado from the borderlands Amdo district.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

His Holiness was indeed spoiled, at least as reported by his immediate elder brother (also a reincarnate tulku). Because the senior supervising lamas would not consider punishing the young and mischievous Dalai Lama, his brother was punished in the DL's stead. His brother unsurprisingly did not enjoy this arrangement. Elder brother felt that the DL was not held accountable but rather pleasured for his childish crimes.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

dharmabhava-9 receives drishti from Mangala-Shani-Rahu-Guru

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

momentous planned misalignments requiring realignment attention including threat of Lightbody Lift-off

Budha rules Mithunaya swamsha = small group collaboration, communications media, writing, publications, conferences, seminars, siblings, cowworkers, neighbors

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

dharmabhava-9 receives drishti from Mangala-Shani-Rahu-Guru

Language (Brihaspati)

His Holiness learned International English in adulthood and has become a highly successful communicator in several human languages over the period of his increasing recognition as a thought leader in the global community

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

A strong communicator bhratrupathi-3 Zukra in lagna; Guru in 3 = multi-media communications

Within the Tibetan diaspora, H.H.'s dramatic role in religious liturgy is extremely vital to ethnic tradition. The expected polarity of Chandra Purvaphalguni with Zukra signifies the ethnic pomp and circumstance, while Shani-7 emphasizes material, mechanistic, systematic philosophy of mind linking the social community of all sentient beings.

As with all mutual opposing drishti, if the planets are friendly toward each other the native can generally manage the polarity by behaving opposite ways in opposite domains.

Chandra rules 12 = meditation, distant lands, Other World

Zukra rules 3-communication and 10-public icon

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

dharmabhava-9 receives drishti from Mangala-Shani-Rahu-Guru

Shani the Worker is extremely strong in Kumbha-7. His Holiness began work in his lifelong career role on 22-Feb-1940 (age 5) during Zukra-Shani period.

Although he has often said that he would prefer to retire in order to enjoy a contemplative period before death, so far (2018) the demands upon his time (Shani) have not receded and he has not be able to retire. Shani's drishti upon 9-philosophy, 1-fleshbody, and 4-foundational teaching would suggest that he may be working continuously so long as the physical form (1) persists.

  • H.H.'s career as a religious leader with political responsibilities would be confirmed by Shani-Meena =10th navamsha

  • but the staunchly egalitarian 7th aspect from abstract, philosophically detached dig-bala * dignified, swakshetra Kumbha Shani-7 puts the kibosh on most of the pomp and ceremony. Despite the abundant plumes and trumpets of medieval Tibetan ritual with which H.H. remains involved, he is much more famous worldwide for his participatory linkage (Kumbha) systematic (Kumbha) egalitarian (Kumbha) presentation of the dharma, presented from the standpoint of a simple monk.

  • Outside the Tibetan diaspora, H.H.'s clearest image is of the simple monk saying "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."

lifetime of international leadership under highly straitened circumstances.

2006 USA Congressional Gold Medal bestowed by the US Congress upon major servants of humanity . This honor was backed by two-thirds majority of Congress, signifying exceptionally strong support for H.H.'s leadership (Shani) despite the USA's crucial commercial ties to China.

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

dharmabhava-9 receives drishti from Mangala-Shani-Rahu-Guru

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Ketu rules Magha * Pitryiya * Simha pada 1-2-3-4

Proposed ability to leave the body Magha lagna also suggests his ability to communicate psychically with those who are sensitive enough to perceive his presence on the astral plane. Many people report that H.H. appears to them in dreams and waking meditation, as a benevolent, fatherly figure offering unconditional acceptance and encouragement in their spiritual practice.

extraordinary accomplishments as the most public expositor of an extremely conceptual religio-philosophical tradition which incorporates the full tantric skill set including magic and psychic healing (Magha) but which is also perfectly rational at the highest levels Shani/Kumbha = science.

How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life
  • HH Dalai Lama,
  • translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, p.188

"When I was a young boy, Tantra was just a matter of blind faith. At age twenty-four, I lost my own country, and then after coming to India started really reading Tsongkhapa's explanations on emptiness.

Then, after moving to Dharamsala, I put more effort into the study and practice of the stages of the path, emptiness, and Tantra. So it was only in my late twenties after gaining some experience of emptiness that deity yoga made sense.

One time in the main temple in Dharamsala I was performing the ritual of imagining myself as a deity of Highest Yoga Tantra, called Guhya-samaja.

My mind continuously remained on the recitation of the ritual text, and when the words "I myself" came, I completely forgot about my usual self in relation to my combination of mind and body: Instead, I had a very clear sense of "I" in relation to the new, pure combination of mind and body of Guhyasamaja that I was imagining.

Since this is the type of self-identification that is at the heart of Tantric yoga, the experience confirmed for me that with enough time I could definitely achieve the extraordinary, deep states mentioned in the scriptures."

DalaiLama_family 1939.jpg

Parents and two brothers of H.H. Dalai Lama in 1939, Takster village, Amdo * from Arizona State University Library

What is a 'Lama Blessing'?

  • H.H. Dalai Lama. (2003).
  • Stages of Meditation .
  • Ven. Geshe Lobsang Jordhen, Losang Choephel Ganchenpa, and Jeremy Russell (Trans.).

"Let me begin by explaining what we mean by blessing when we talk about a lama's blessing or the blessing of the Dharma in the Buddhist context.

Blessing must arise from within your own mind .

  • It is not something that comes from outside, even though we talk about a lama's blessing or the blessing of the Three Objects of Refuge.

  • When the positive qualities of your mind increase and negativities decrease, that is what blessing means.

The Tibetan word for blessing can be broken into two parts:

  • byin means "magnificent potential,"

  • and rlab means "to transform."

  • So, byin rlab means transforming into magnificent potential.

Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities that you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities that you have already developed.

  • It also means decreasing the defilements of the mind that obstruct the generation of wholesome qualities.

  • So, actual blessing is received when the mind's virtuous attributes gain strength and its defective characteristics weaken or deteriorate."


His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting students in traditional dress who performed on his arrival at Dalhousie Public School to give a talk on"Educating the Heart" in Dalhousie, HP, India, on April 28, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

All Faiths Good and Worthy

H.H. Dalai Lama. (2001).

  • Answers: Discussions with Western Buddhists by the Dalai Lama . Jos� Ignacio Cabez�n (Ed.)

"Suppose... you try to convert someone from another religion to the Buddhist religion, and you argue with them trying to convince them of the inferiority of their position.

And suppose you do not succeed, suppose they do not become Buddhist. On the one hand, you have failed in your task, and on the other hand, you may have weakened the trust they have in their own religion, so that they may come to doubt their own faith.

What have you accomplished by all this? It is of no use.

When we come into contact with the followers of different religions, we should not argue. Instead, we should advise them to follow their own beliefs as sincerely and as truthfully as possible. For if they do so, they will no doubt reap certain benefits. Of this there is no doubt. Even in the immediate future, they will be able to achieve more happiness and more satisfaction.

...When I meet the followers of different religions, I always praise them, for it is enough, it is sufficient, that they are following the moral teachings that are emphasized in every religion. It is enough, as I mentioned earlier, that they are trying to become better human beings. This in itself is very good and worthy of praise."


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