samayavidya * daivachinta * daivaprazna
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* Case by Case *
Dear Friends and Clients:
Thanks to all who have booked readings. The readings calendar is currently full for the season and the PayPal payments page is now closed. The calendar may re-open briefly in mid-Dec 2015 for a very limited number of readings during the winter holiday; if that seems possible I'll post availability here.
Thanks as always to my many dedicated and supportive readers. As always I will keep improving and updating the website study materials.
Wishing you every happiness and continued success in your study of the samayavidya,
PS - Read Julia Swanson's Aug-2014 interview with Barbara Pijan Lama for the JyotishStar e-magazine
Book of Ecclesiastes * Koheleth
" He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;
yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
"To all you noble Buddhas currently living in prison, happy birthday.
To all you austere Buddhas selling your smiles in taverns, happy birthday.
To you countless Buddhas twinkling in the night sky, happy birthday.
And happy birthday to all of you brightly smiling, beautiful Buddhas in the gardens.
To all you Buddhas who have become endlessly changing clouds as you drift across the sky, to all you Buddhas who are quietly biding your time as boulders―a very happy birthday to you, too.
And happy birthday to all you cute little Buddhas swimming in the water. To all you lively Buddhas soaring about the sky. To all you reverential Buddhas singing hymns in churches, and to all you handsome Buddhas chanting in temples.
To all you Buddhas hoeing and plowing the fields and paddies, to all you Buddhas sweating in the humming factories, to all you Buddhas working in dust and dirt, and to all you Buddhas quietly studying in classrooms - let me wish you all a very happy birthday.
When I open my eyes, you are Buddha. When I close my eyes, you are Buddha. Every place in the universe is filled with Buddha!
The heavens and the earth are from the same source, and everything in the universe is One Buddha. Although we all have different guises and appearances, we're all manifestations of this One Buddha. Everything is equal, and everything is magnificent!
So let us transcend our torments in this world of Buddha, and enjoy happiness. How marvelous that every single place is a site for liberation from suffering and ignorance!
To all you Buddhas wearing the gentle smile of compassion and delivering the Dharma in a sound even greater than thunder, to all you Buddhas who fill every corner of the universe － every day is a wonderful day, and every day is our birthday.
So let us all eternally respect and congratulate one another! "
|Swami Beyondananda|| |
"If you're looking to find the key to the Universe, I have some bad news and some good news.
The bad news: there is no key to the Universe.
The good news: it has been left unlocked. "
Why Bother Exploring Astrology?
Benefits of Learning the Jyotisha Map and Timeline
How did Western astrology evolve differently from Jyotisha? Jyotisha compared briefly to western Tropical Astrology
Yuga Cycles and the Big Clock
Basic Jyotisha study topics
"May the poor find wealth,
May the forlorn find new hope, constant happiness and prosperity.
May the frightened cease to be afraid,
And those bound be free.
May the weak find power,
And may their hearts join in friendship."
|~~ "Memories Dreams Reflections" 1875-1961 Carl Jung||"When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate."|
|~~ Hamlet, I-v, 166|| |
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
na chorahaaryaM na cha raajahaaryaM na bhraatRibhaajyaM na cha bhaarakaari | vyaye kRite vardhata eva nityam vidyaadhanaMsarvadhanapradhaanaM ||
na chorahaaryaM na cha raajahaaryaM na bhraatRibhaajyaM na cha bhaarakaari |
vyaye kRite vardhata eva nityam vidyaadhanaMsarvadhanapradhaanaM ||
It cannot be stolen by thieves,
Nor can it be taken away by kings.
It cannot be divided among brothers.
It does not cause a load on your shoulders.
If spent... It indeed always keeps growing.
The financial wealth of knowledge
Is the most superior wealth of all!
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"And God said,
Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven
to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for signs,
and for seasons,
and for days, and years."
~~ poet-musician-scientist Albert Einstein quoted in D. Brian Wiley. (1996). Einstein, A Life. p 186
"We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages.
The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how.
It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is.
That it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand those laws.
Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations."
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"There shall be signs
in the sun, the moon, and the stars."
Jothida * Jothidam * Joothidam * Jyotis * Jyotada *
Upagraha "nearby" shadow planets
Varga * divisional charts
Pushkara Navamsha table of 108 zones of good fortune, via the empowered karaka
Dwaadamsha * Table of 144 portions
Dharma Artha Kama Moksha Kshetra * "Four trines"
Vakri * "crooked", Retrograde
Planetary Combinations * Yoga * traditional significations, and calculation options
The Self-Puzzle * Acquiring the Pieces, Putting the Pieces Together
Ratna Remedies * traditional gems for life-quality enhancement
Planetary Bhasman * herbal ash
Contemporary Astrological Practice Issues * including counseling philosophy and practical psychic steps
Pleiades Constellation * M-45 * Seven Sisters * home to many
| ~~ Hermes Tris-megistus, Tabula Smaragdina * The Table of Emerald. || |
"Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius, et quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius
et quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius."
| What is Jyotisha? |
Reality consists of expectations, environments, agents, and events.
Divination is a method of symbolic pattern recognition.
Jyotisha is a form of divination which uses historic principles of interpretation to identify the pattern of interrelationships between expectations, environments, agents, and events.
In other words, Jyotisha offers a divination that can help to locate a relationship between a specific defined expectation and a specific defined reality.
It's all in the definitions.
The Sanskrit word according to Wikipedia, the term "Jyotisha" derives from Jyoti meaning "Light".
Jyotisha is often called "Vedic" astrology, although the name may be a misnomer since "vaidik" priests of ancient India actually used a a particular lunar astrology in their rituals which is quite different from the solar Jyotisha that is widely used today.
|"Life does not happen to you. It happens through you." ~~ Bashar|
|Jyotisha as a system of Accounting|| |
Jyotisha can be understood as a s on the correct application of "Counting Rules".
Jyotisha requires careful application of universal accounting principles. Ideally Jyotisha can yield a complete and accurate itemization of every single experience which the native 's subconscious image-projecting machine might produce in this lifetime.
In principle, everything should be accounted for, with no remainders.
The system is valid. However, the issue of correct labeling due to limitations of vocabulary and a cramped sense of possibility (self-limiting beliefs) has produced at the present time in history a set of mental conditions which impose some serious handicaps upon practicing Jyotishi.
|Jyotisha modeled as a language|| |
The two essential components of any language -- whether natural (human spoken) or artificial (e.g. computer languages) =
Jyotisha can be modeled as a language, with its own grammar and lexicon.
Jyotisha grammar consists of its underlying principles for the construction of rational propositions, its definitional rule-base, and its lawful step-wise procedures for correct accounting.
The grammar of Jyotisha defines the mechanical rules which drive the experience-projection machinery of the human Mind. In this sense Jyotisha is an ancient and ever-lasting "science of the mind". Correct application of these scientific rules can generate accurate predictions of future experiences for an entity which has its own Mind.
As comprehension of the vocabulary of Jyotisha increases, the community will be able to practice more and test more the underlying Jyotisha grammar.
|― Geoffrey Chaucer||“Ful wys is he that kan himselve knowe.”|
|Jyotisha vidya practice community and its relationship to the language of Sankrit|| |
The polite and delightfully poetic human language = Sam-skrita has been the carrier language for Jyotisha traditions for several millennia. All pranams to Sanskrit for its noble service of protecting and preserving the vidya during long dark times.
However the Jyotisha conceptual system far predates the linguistic origins of Sanskrit language. Sanskrit itself is a linguistically organic development from earlier languages. Before languages as we know them were needed due to the down-cycle of the yuga wheel, highly telepathic signal systems that were used for countless eons to communicate value and meaning from one generation to the next.
Knowledge of Sanskrit vocabulary at this time in history remains an essential tool of Jyotisha practice. However expertise in the grammar of Sanskrit is less important that expertise in the grammar of Jyotisha.
To facilitate the development of a worldwide Jyotisha community it is important IMO to begin translating Sanskrit terminology or introducing Sanskrit terms into the modern commercial languages. (E.g., as the Skt words 'yoga' and 'karma' have entered the lexicon of modern English.)
The birth of each New Age in the great cycles of history is marked by a major set of translations from the great works of previous cultures. I believe that a large-scale translation-interpretation of Jyotisha texts and commentaries from their protective sanctuary languages (Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Newar, Bodkye-Tibetan, Avestani, and others) will signal the birth of a new age of consciousness in the literate cultures worldwide.
"He who is born in imagination discovers the latent forces of Nature. . . .
Besides the stars that are established, there is yet another -- Imagination-- that begets a new star and a new heaven. "
~~ Walt Whitman
"Re-examine everything that you have been taught.
Discard anything that is an insult to your soul and begin again."
Proposed Flag of Earth
|The Real Truth: It's All In There |
Omnia causa fiunt.
Everything happens for a reason.
Every person is creating their own unfolding experience of life, in every moment of every day.
Jyotisha is a vidya = a system of coordinated learning that utilizes the full range of intuitive knowledge of the human condition in cooperation with rational methods of applying principled interpretation to external sense data.
Jyotisha is not an empirical science in the narrow modern sense. It is much bigger than that.
Jyotisha is indeed a science in the classical western sense of scientia. Jyotisha comprises a database that contains both historic (time-bound) and immediate (timeless) knowledge.
Unfortunately, at the present moment, due to severe limitations on permissibility of data (itself an understandable reaction to the excesses of religion in eras just now passing away) modern science is more a system of technology, and less a full inquiry into the knowable.
Epistemologically legitimate evidence in Jyotisha can include intuitive information which is obtained from interior sources during a state of contemplation, meditation, reflection, or prayer. Clairsentience is not required in the practice of Jyotisha but it is permitted and supported.
Jyotisha requires the simultaneous operation of both rational and intuitive intelligence.
Like most of the classical vidya traditions, Jyotisha is too much handicapped by the limitations of dogmatically positivistic science. Thus Jyotishi who live in the industrialized worlds tend to compartmentalize their worldview.
Having said that, it does help very much to learn Jyotisha rules via the 'case method' of data-analysis. That is why I have developed www.barbarapijan.com , to serve as one repository (among many that will develop) where students can examine sample nativities, and test this real-life data against the claims of historic Jyotisha theory.
The case-method offers modern intellectual Jyotishi a good path toward reintegration of this precious vidya into the modern multi-dimensional, multi-density worldview. By case-method, it is possible to verify how basic principles of Jyotisha, when correctly applied, can produce correct real-world predictions describing events on the physical , emotional, mental, and spiritual planes of perception.
The website certainly needs improvement, but I've heard from hundreds of students that they use and appreciate the materials. It's not bench science, but it sure is interesting!
~~ Interview with Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 Henry Ford in The San Francisco Examiner. August 26, 1928
"I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty six.
Religion offered nothing to the point. Even work could not give me complete satisfaction.
Genius is experience.Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives.
Some are older souls than others, and so they know more.
The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease. If you preserve a record of this conversation, write it so that it puts men' s minds at ease. I would like to communicate to others the calmness that the long view of life gives to us ."
"Wherever we go, whatever we do,
self is the sole subject we study and learn."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
|Self-revelation is required to connect each person with missing (subconsciously concealed) aspects of ones own identity. These self-pieces are missing usually because of past-life trauma. It is often necessary to experience some pain of the old trauma as the pieces come back to light. |
Indeed the human person is a complex entity. Gathering all of the pieces takes reflective time and study, as well as some tolerance for emotional pain.
If one can summon the courage to work through it, using the map of the Jyotisha nativity (and any other reflective tools which may provide intuitive guidance) it is possible to make great progress in reclaiming the lost parts of one's identity.
All of these phenomena = dharma = purposeful. They are trail-blaze marks which show that one is on the proper path.
The painful and exhilarating experiences, the worry and the gratitude, are the textbook for studying one's own life purpose. See your path winding though the field of projections.
|~~ Gospel of Matthew 7:12||"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."|
There is nothing "good" or "bad" in this world, there is only one's fearful or accepting reactions to the projections.
At the moment when all reactions have ceased and the full range of one's internal projection can be seen objectively in its awesome totality, at that moment one sees how amazingly creative the mind is! Wow! Every leaf on every tree, every glance from every other human and animal, every pang of love and sorrow - one's own mind created all that!
The Jyotisha chart can provide a useful one-page agenda, to guide the self-interpretive process. Life purpose and path to enlightenment is actually less complex than it may first appear, because there is so much repetition: old fears = Shani. Old resistance comes back in new guises, almost indefinitely until conscious intention aborts that infinite feedback loop. Jyotisha dasha patterns can expose the repetition cycles.
Like any good story, the Jyotisha narrative has repeating psychological themes which express with intriguing variation and nuance = to keep the reader-native entranced!
Yet a competent literary analysis will show that each lifetime has a fixed structure, and that the core dramatis personae = body, siblings, parents, children, servants, spouse, advisers, boss, God, friends = all fit on one page, just like a Shakespeare play.
A favorite spiritual teacher of mine once said: each person is a hero in their own movie. Each movie has an inspiring theme song. Each person wins an Oscar for Best Actor! She would say, what is your movie theme song? What are the production values? Is it is good script?
In the final 60 seconds of life, we all have to watch the replay of our self-movie. Will one feel proud of one's own performance at the Final Showing?
Jyotisha can help expose the structure of the script, so that one can do one's most heroic job in the role.
'I realized my everyday struggle with life was heaven'
|~~ Mark Twain||"Life does not consist mainly - or even largely - of facts and happenings. |
It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one's mind. "
~~ Pierre Teillard de Chardin
"We are not human beings, having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings, having a human experience."
|Can the script be changed?|| |
Yes of course - the script is determined by one's ultimate thoughts and beliefs, and beliefs can be consciously changed.
But here is the chuckle. Most folks, having achieved the consciousness to appreciate the literary structure of one's own script = via Jyotisha or otherwise) do realize that this script has authenticity, integrity and purpose.
It is unique and perfect.
The path is perfect. One may make small adjustments here and there. That is the entitlement of consciousness: one gains the intelligence necessary to change one's originating internal imagery in order to change the resulting external imagery.
As above, so below.
However, seeing that the path is unique and perfect, one tends to keep it just as it is, as a gift from God, and merrily wend one's way through the forest of illusion, battling the demons of fear and doubt, in gratitude for the privilege of the incarnation.
Jyotisha is helpful for its ability to predict when the demons (of subconscious fear) will emerge, and what shape they will take.
But it is up to the native to destroy one's own self-generated illusions along one's own path.
When one acquires all the pieces of this self-puzzle through owning and appreciating the elaborate complexity of one's own projection, one is consciously whole. At that moment of wholeness, one knows one's inherent identity with God = all that is . Simultaneously, one is able to see everyone else's identity with God. (All those people are projections too!). It is a lovely moment, called Enlightenment.
It is possible to repeat the moment at will, simply by remembering how one's projections are all connected. It is possible to advance on the path toward realization using any environment, any set of relationships, any mirrors we choose.
Jyotisha can provide a reminder, and a map to the territory.
~~ Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 Henry Ford
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are correct..."
Remember: under no circumstances do things happen "to" one.
Reality is constantly being created by a mechanism of projection of accumulated expectations, many of them fear-driven, upon the blank screen of consciousness.
The privilege to have such a blank screen is indeed a great gift!
The priceless opportunity of a human birthis the privilege to even have:
~~ USA Pres-16 Abraham Lincoln
“A man is about as happy as he makes up his mind to be."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"To finish the moment,
to find the journey's end in every step of the road,
to live the greatest number of good hours,
-- H. H. Dalai Lama, The Path to Tranquility
"From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.
Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this.
From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.
Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness."
~~ Holy Qur'an, sura of Ibrahim 14:24-26
"Allah shows by example. He provides a good word, which like a good tree, has roots firmly fixed and branches high into the sky."
In his preface to Myths and Symbols of Vedic Astrology, the modern Jyotisha philosopher and economist Bepin Behari says:
"The relevance of Vedic knowledge has greatly increased with the rapid growth of modern science and technology.
Knowledge of the expanding universe, the development of international communication, and the spread of a materialistic way of life are modern developments that have stimulated insecurity and caused people to lose faith in life.
The individual human being has become indistinct, having lost his uniqueness.
Man faces a dilemma in that traditional values no longer satisfy modern emotional and intellectual needs while the human mind has developed to a point where it cannot blindly accept just any philosophy.
The Vedic concept of life - the identity between the individual and the universe, the possibility of an unlimited growth and expansion of human faculties -- couched as it is in a different symbolism or abstract philosophy, transcends the understanding of most people.
Unless such inner knowledge can convincingly demonstrated to the inquiring mind, it will not be accepted.
Yet, with an objective study of the principles of Vedic astrology, it is possible to demonstrate that an individual's personal life, in spite of innumerable frustrations and immense complications, is looked after and guided by natural forces and cosmic intelligence."
~~ Seneca the Younger
Longum iter est per praecepta, breve et efficax per exempla.
"The journey is long by teaching; yet via example it is brief and effective."
Navagraha * Nine Graha
Surya-Sun: Divine Intelligence, Father, Center-Stage Roles
Chandra * Soma * Moon: Ocean of Feelings, Mother, Intuition, Compassion, Whole Mind
Kuja * Angarika * Mangala * Mars: Animal Body, Male Siblings, Competition, Movement
Budha * Mercury:Media-Message, Narrative Mentality, Younger Siblings, Coupling
Guru * Jupiter: Children, Expansion, Wisdom
Shani * Saturn: Karma, Rules, Responsibilities, Maturity, Structure
Upagraha = Gulika, Mandi, +
All meaning is determined by the method used to derive it.
~~ Ramayana Ayodhya Kanda,
"Hoarding and expenditure, elevation and degradation, meeting and parting, life and death, all are akin. "
"Autobiography of a Yogi" ~~ "Autobiography of a Yogi" 1893-1952Yogananda
~~ "Autobiography of a Yogi" 1893-1952Yogananda
"Know that this universe is nothing but a dream bluff of nature, to test your consciousness of immortality."
| Yoga =Planetary CombinationsKaraka = traditional "agent" significators |
Ayanamsha, etc. = Calculation Options
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Jyotisha Literature available Free via internet:
= Jaimini Sutram, in Sanskrit
complete list of e-books in Sanskrit PDF from RASHTRIYA SANSKRIT SANSTHAN, New Delhi
| Nine are the interlocked dimensions.|
Nine are the cycles of space.
Nine are the diffusions of consciousness,.
Nine are the worlds within worlds.
Nine are the Lords of the cycles that come from above and below.
~~ Hermes Trismegistus, Tabula Smaragdina * The Table of Emerald * tablet-9
|~~ Chagdud Rinpoche|| |
"The trick is to have positive intention during the dream. "
|~~ Lewis Bostwick|| |
"Be in the center of your head. "
|~~ "Memories Dreams Reflections" 1875-1961 Carl Jung |
Memories, Dreams, and Reflections
"Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. "
~~ Gospel of John 20:23
(New International Version)
"If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven;
if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
You always say "Namaste".
What does "Namaste" mean?
In Nepal, "Namaste" is a universal greeting which is offered by all castes, ranks, and generations.
Namaste can be understood to mean: "I recognize your light".
Unattributed Copies of barbarapijan.com
Q: Subject: Replica of your website
Dear Madam, Namaste.
I follow your website very regularly. I am having periods of L 8 = 8 from Chandra) since 3 years which has caused much damage to my identity and career. I read your website regularly to gain inner strength and to forgive myself and accept self for whatever i am.
Today, i saw this http://viswanadhajyothirnilayam.com/abtastro.php
website when i was browsing. That website has replicated everything as it is from your website and it was painful to observe people being so mean. Wanted to write this to you so that you could initiate legal action on the culprits responsible for this.
A: Namaste thoughtful reader,
Thanks for letting me know about the copycat website
Well, it is an old saying that 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' -- so I guess I am flattered.
Of course it would be a bit more respectful if they would acknowledge that I wrote the material. (I see they have also copied entire pages from Wikipedia. Why not just put a link?)
Technically, everything published on barbarapijan.com is copyrighted by me.
Yet, even so, if unattributed copies of my musings upon the samayavidya are creating a way for someone to discover Jyotisha, then I feel happy about that.
Sometimes the path toward wisdom is rather circuitous -- or even illicit, via Professor Rahu .
Thanks again for your nice comments.
Wishing you confidence to continue in the struggle of self-destruction-and-rebirth, and best success in your Jyotisha studies,
Sincerely Barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotisha
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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."
~~ Letter to the Philippians 4:8