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Baba Ram Dass
a.k.a. Professor Richard Alpert
Spiritual messenger * 1931-_____ * Ram Dass * Richard Alpert
birth data from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Dass * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti-Star * adapted by BP Lama
BPL commentary: For Jyeztha nativities, the condition of Budha considerably affects the outcome
"A dark and sensitive nature ...
On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,
Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,
Biographical events matched to the
Vimshottari Dasha |
Hugging Saint 1953- Ammachi of Kerala is seen delivering some Shakti to get RD up and running again during RD's recovery from 1997 debilitating stroke
06-April-1931 fleshbirth * Budha-Surya period * Surya karmapathi public visibility
1952 (age 22) earned BA diploma from Tufts University College * Zukra-Chandra period * Chandra dharmesha-9 university
1958 (age 27) Ph.D. in Psychology, Stanford Universitydisseration topic "achievement anxiety"* Zukra-Rahu period * Rahu produces effect of Guru
1960 (age 29) appointed Harvard University psychology professor * Zukra-Guru period * Guru vidyapathi
1960 began experimenting with psilocybin (hallucinogenic mushrooms) * Zukra-Guru period * Guru vidyapathi Guru randhresha identity change
1963 dismissed from Harvard University faculty for unauthorized drug use and giving drugs to undergraduates * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 6th-from-10th professional conduct conflict
1967 death of Mother * Zukra-Ketu chidadasha
1967 Life-defining trip to India. Meets guru Neem Karoli Baba. Adopts Seva lifestyle. Returns to USA as itinerant spiritual teacher. * Zukra-Ketu chidadasha * Ketu wandering * end of an era
1971 publication of Be Here Now, the spiritual classic which swept the Anglosphere with Eastern mystical and Selfless Service inspiration * Surya-Shani period * Shani rules 3-publications
1973 fleshdeath of Guru-figure NeemKaroliBaba MahaRaji * Surya-Ketu period
1974 founding of Hanuman Foundation, world service * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra dharmapathi
1977 publication of "Grist for the Mill" * Chandra-Rahu period * Rahu drishti to 9-11-1
1996 launched talk radio program called "Here and Now with Ram Dass." * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 3-radio
19-Feb-1997 massive near-fatal stroke (age 66) * right half of body paralyzed + much speech processing is lost via expressive aphasia. Subsequent serious intestinal infection, heavy medical expenses, and continuing illness. Shani-2 shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from lagnesha Kuja * Rahu-Shani period
2004 after a long period of illness and poverty during , a former student alerts the community of RD's former students that RD is "still there" and needs energy. infusion of funds from a deeply grateful body of thousands of his former students * Rahu-Zukra period
2013 publication Polishing the Mirror (age 82) * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules 3-publication writing
2014 publication Conversations with Ram Dass (age 83) * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules 3-publication writing
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Be Here Now 1931- Baba Ram Dass
career in theoretical, humanistic and philosophical teaching * Dhanushya 10th navamsha
spiritual teacher, adviser, inspirational guide = atmakaraka Shani in Dhanushya 10th navamsha
significant early involvement with experimental hallucinogenic drugs * randhresha Budha-6 * sarala yoga protects from harm
stage performer, comedian of the dharma = Surya-yuti-Rahu bhava-5
outreach ministry of radio programming and voice recordings = bhratrupathi-3 Shani-2
Pitrikaraka distinguished leader father * according to Wikipedia His father, George Alpert, was a lawyer in Boston, president of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, one of the founders of Brandeis University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Guru in bhava-8 * Guru-Mithunaya = many secret relationships (as an undisclosed gay man, Ram Dass later in life revealed that he had sexual encounters with countless numbers of men * Mithunaya couplings)
Zukra is strong by shad bala
Surya-5 + Rahu in bhava 5 * famous personality
Ketu in bhava-11 * disconnected from economic gainfulness; usually penurious
Dhanushya = 10th navamsha containing Shani= oobligation to teach humanistic doctrine
nichha-bhanga Mangala-Karkata sexual pursuits
Ram ass in later years mentioned that his more authentic male sexuality became evident in high school where he formed relationships with other boys. However, as a public figure, he claimed for decades that he was celibate yogi in love with his Guru and committed to the purity of the guru-sisya relationship. He later revealed that his life path had involved hundreds of sexual encounters with men, but after multiple brief relationships with both men and women he would self-label as 'bisexual with a preference for men'. At age 78, RD began a conversational relationship with his previously unknown 50-something son, who had been born into one of RD's brief unions with a woman in graduate school.
A long-term union with a male partner framed his 6th decade.
RRam Dass is a master of teaching on the very difficult subject of honesty (Budha-6). He earned mastery via mistrusting, out-of-contract, exploitive, and illicit relationships (Budha-6) as well as the super-difficult subject of physical illness, which he has endured since a severe stroke.
Vargottamsha Shani-2 suggest that family of origin was overall materialistic and unsupportive of his interests, but the mutual aspect between Guru-8 and Shani-2 is one of the factors of his remarkable longevity
Ram Dass:I Crochet
"I was giving this lecture back in the 70's and everybody in those days wore white, and they had flowers in their hair and we sang a lot, and we were all - it was like an explorers club coming together, and sitting in the front row was this woman about 70 years old and she had - she had a bonnet on with little strawberries, plastic strawberries, and cherries and things and she had a black patent leather bag and solid oxfords and a print dress and she was a very - I kept thinking, she was so unlike everybody else in the audience, I kept thinking what is she doing here.
I mean it was inconceivable to me that she could understand what I was talking about, and she kept going like this and I kept getting more far out and watching - I mean the whole evening became focused on this woman.
And I just had to know and I kind of smiled her up - actually couldn't get away, and she came up and she said oh thank you that's - the way you said it she said that's just the way I understand the universe to be, and I said, how do you know?
What have you done in your life that has put you in the space where you know these things, and she leaned forward very conspiratorially and she said, I crochet, and that moment of realizing that just the simplest thing, that in the way she did that took her into those spaces and realizing at that moment that I had gotten so hooked on my method , and that methods are methods are methods and people do it all different kinds of ways..."
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