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  • Way of Zen 1915-1973 radio philosopher Alan Watts

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Swami Satchidananda

a.k.a. C. K. Ramaswamy Gounder

Integral Yoga brand "Yogaville"

fleshbirth Tuesday-22-Dec-1914

fleshdeath 19-Aug-2002 (age 87)


Yogaville (Virginia) Swami Satchidananda * 1914-2002 *C. K. Ramaswamy Gounder

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Swatika * Vayu

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 84.

BPL commentary:

For Swatika natives, the disposition of fasinating Professor Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and fascinating, ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by the intelligences of Arcturus

"A quiet and unassuming person,

thoughtful and meditative

  • yet given to sudden outbursts of temper.

Lives in the mental world rather than in the physical.

Prefers solitude to the company of others.

  • Does not care for small talk

  • and finds social contact rather tiresome.

Many astrologers and philosophers found with Shatataraka on the Rising Point."

A light eater and moderate in most things."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


SatchidSwami_1988.jpgRahu Mahadasha age birth-15

22-Dec-1914 fleshbirth * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

Guru Mahadasha age 15-31

Marriage-1 (age 23) * Guru-Zukra period

child-1-of-2 (his age 25) * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules 9th-from-Chandra

death of wife (five years after marriage) * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani mahadasha age 31-50

1946 departure to old holy place (Rishi-kesha) and and separation from children * Shani-Shani swabhukti

10-July-1949 ordination by Swami Sivananda as "Satchidananda Saraswati" * Shani-Budha period * Budha dharmesha-9 priesthood, doctrine, holy orders (Shani-9)

1951 assigned by Swami Sivananda to teaching, medical, and social-outreach mission in Sri Lanka * Shani-Budha period * Budha ruler-of-12 distant lands

Budha Mahadasha age 50-67 *

atmakaraka Budha in Vrizchika * Budha in bhava-2 Budha in Vrizchika yuti Zukra-Vrizchika * Budha-yuti-Zukra

1965 invited to visit New York by USA artists who knew him in Sri Lanka * atmakaraka Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha dharmesha-9 doctrinal teaching and Budha in 10th-from-Chandra

1966 split from Swami Sivananda's Divine Life program, establishes a new program Integral Yoga * atmakaraka Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha ruler-of-12 from 10 dissolution of previous position

1969 historic exposure as calming speaker at the famed Woodstock Festival * Budha-Zukra period * atmakaraka Budha-yuti-Zukra lagnesha in 10th-from-Chandra-yuti-Rahu-5 artistic performance. Both Zukra and Budha occupy Vrischika, suggesting tantric arts such as hatha yoga, pranayama, and mystical sound.

1976 (age 62) becomes USA citizen * Budha-Rahu period

1979 established the Yogaville community on 750 acre tract in western Virginia USA * Budha-Shani period * Shani bandesha-4 lands properties

Ketu Mahadasha age 67-74

1986 construction of the interfaith Lotus Shrine * Ketu-Rahu period

Zukra Mahadasha age 74-fleshdeath


1990-91 nine female devotees stepped forward to accuse the Swami of ongoing sexual abuses * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * female sex scandal * Zukra randhresha

19-Aug-2002 fleshdeath (age 87) * Zukra-Ketu * chidra-dasha

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

atmakaraka Budha in Vrizchika in 10th-from-Chandra and in navamsha Meena lagna

Budha in Vrizchika yuti Zukra-Vrizchika Budha-yuti-Zukra

Mangala in bhava-3 * Mangala-yuti- Surya * Mangala-Dhanuzya yuti Surya-Dhanuzya

Rahu-Kumbha yuti Chandra-Kumbha * Rahu-yuti-Chandra * Rahu in bhava-5

Notable challenges regarding women and marriage, including sexual harassment lawsuits during Zukra Mahadasha * Zukra occupies 6th-from-Chandra

Guru in bhava-4 * Guru-Makara * nichha = many properties, but Shani-9 in 6th-from-4

Shani-9 and Shani in 5th-from-Chandra. Although he produced two sons during his marriage age 23-28, after widowhood age 28 he left the boys in care of his own mother and rarely saw them afterwards.

"And now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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