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H.H. Dalai Lama * TG age 76

Ocean of Blessing

14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

His Holiness

Tenzin Gyatsho

Earth-birth Saturday-06-Jul-1935


HH Dalai Lama-14 in 2020, age 85

14th Dalai Lama of Tibet


Tenzin Gyatso

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Agadash * Ajjha* Karman * Vutatma * Anvastaka * Kosthagara

BPL commentary

For Magha births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, spacious, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Ketu-ruled paradigm of Ajjha, 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. Their purpose is royal patronage of the spiritual fire traditions.

Fire Magicians

Akasha-ruled Magha gentlemen are distinguished by their rarity and their dissociation from the conventional marriage-and-family lifestyle. Like all Ketu births, the Makha masculine figure has less gender polarization and more affinity with cosmic patterns of forgiveness and release.

Generally preferring an unmarried status, Pitri natives are usually aware of their psychic vocation. One understands that the current embodiment, while it be endowed with kingly or celebrity attributes, is intended to serve as a vessel for the Light of Truth.

Although loving beings in the pure sense of permeability and transparency, masculine Makha = most often found in uniquely singular roles that require a certain distancing from conventional relationships. Given sufficient ability to operate within the earthly dimensions, a subtly dispersed light [halo] may be seen to surround the tangible body.

Themes of separation, disconnection, abandonment, alienation, escape, wandering, annihilation, surrender, and liberation may contextualize Agha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Magha-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."


Jul-12011: HH Dalai Lama chatting with POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama


Little Dalai Lama * age 4, Kumbum Monastery

DalaiLama_family 1939.jpg

Parents and two brothers of H.H. Dalai Lama in 1939, Takster village, Amdo

from Arizona State University Library

DalaiLama14_.jpgBiographical Data matched to Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Shukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 12

Saturday-06-Jul-1935 Earth-birth * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

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

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.

Jul-1939 [TG age 4] Lhamo Dhondrub is officially declared to be the 14th Dalai Lama * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 9-doctrine, patronage

22-Feb-1940 [TG age 5] start Dalai Lama job * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7-vows, ordinations

Surya Mahadasha * age 12 until age 18

1947 [TG age 12] grieved decease of father Choekyong Tsering * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 2nd-from-Surya ++ Sade-Sati

Jul-1948 until Sep-1950 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 18 until age 28

1953 [TG age 18] completed examinations earning the Lha-rampa Geshe degree * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * yogakaraka Kuja activates 5-scholarship 10-leadership

1959 [TG age 24] arduous exodus from Tibet * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 11-goals * Budha activates Ketu wandering

Mangala Mahadasha * age 28 until age 35

Apr-1966 until Jun-1968 Shani Ashtamsha via Meena

Rahu Mahadasha * age 35 until age 53

Sep-1977 until Nov-1979 Janma Sade-Sati Simha

1981 [TG age 46] grieved the decease of mother Dekyi [Diki] Tsering [Sonam Tsomo] Rahu-Ketu bhukti ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

Guru Mahadasha * age 53 until age 69

1989 [TG age 54] awarded Nobel Peace Prize.* Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 9 = 11th-from-11th highest awards

Shani Ashtamsha via Meena Jun-1995 until Apr-1998

Shani Mahadasha * age 69 until age 88

2006 Honorary Canadian Citizenship bestowed by the unanimous agreement of the Canadian Parliament * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani activates 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 svabhukti * Shani activates 6-Service

Nov-2006 until Sep-2009 Janma Sade-Sati Simha [1, personality-appearance]

05-Sep-2008 grieved the dematerialization of protective elder brother, Professor Thubten Jigme Norbu * Shani-Budha bhukti ++ janma Sade-Sati [1]

29-May-2011 [TG age 77] retired from the Central Tibetan Administration * Shani-Shukra bhukti

Budha Mahadasha ** age 88 until age 105

Shani Ashtamsha via Meena Mar-2025 until Jun-2027

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[bright center of networked commerce]

[focus of community conversation]




[inventive-pioneering Punarvasu-1] [navamsha Surya-Mesha-uchcha] intuitively confident championship pioneering

  • [Surya-Mithunaya] Mithra * neighbor, companion * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the conversational gesturing rashi of Budha
  • [Surya in bhava-11] center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama * father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance
  • [Surya-yuti-Ketu] confidently detached * bright observer * entitled to surrender * apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent abandonment * disregards patriarchal power * politically disinterested * wandering father-figure * 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.



matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]

[comfortable with charismatically brilliant embodiment]

[familiar with creative display of interior vision]

[needs imaginatively directed political action]

[soothed by rhythmic ceremonial drama]

[mother may be confidently contemplative, quietlly entitled, physically radiant]


[Pūrvaphalgunī-2] [navamsha Chandra-Kanya] intuitively sensitive helpful-critiquing


  • [Chandra-Simha] comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention
  • [Chandra in Pūrvaphalgunī-Yonī] soothed by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments * needs brilliant beauty * feels entitled
  • [Chandra in classroom-1] comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment * familiar with kinetic energy * feels the beating pulse of muscular movement * accustomed to body-based emotional response * needs rhythmic energy flow * attuned to oceans * feels like a pioneer * soothed by championship * sensitive to new birth * seeks calming routine activities * undulating personality * mother may be a life-protector, a sea-farer, a midwife, sentimental
  • [Somana-yuti-Shukra] Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by sensual pleasures * sensitive to feminine folks * needs to negotiate * luxury-loving mother * seeks shelter in alliances * preference for owned-stewarded properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner


His Holiness was a spoiled child, 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.


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]

[Atmakaraka direct action, innovation, progress, pioneering, conquest, vigor, championship]

[Yogakaraka for Simha indriya-lagna]

  • [Mangala-Kanya] * penetrating logic * proactive helping * thrust toward service * energetic assistance to the needy * pushy complaints * [potentially] vindictive * champion of litigious accusation * military planning * aggressive indictments * investigative journalism * medical treatment interventions
  • [Mangala in bhava-2] vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests


argumentative, logical, investigative, service-driven Mangala in bhava-2 rules

  • 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis
  • 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

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


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]


[Budha-yuti-Ketu ]

  • [Budha-Mithunaya] [svakshetra] * business communications *  articulation of specific instructions *  informative pronouncements *  messages about commerce *  hands-on management * signaling explanatory information *  detailed diagrams * talks about publication * interpretative interactions * commercial translation  * hands-arms-shoulders send descriptive gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-11] narrative of information systems * describes ecological gridwork * calculates economic profit * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * sibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures
  • [Budha-yuti-Ketu ] mentally disconnected * explainer of impermanence * describes dissociation * articulates the process of dissolution * evacuated meeting spaces * incoherent conversations * sends prayers to the ineffable * spacey siblings * surrenders the attempt to render a complete message * speaks as the observing Witness * may channel the talkative spirits


momentous planned misalignments requiring realignment attention including threat of dematerialization

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


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]

  • [Guru-Tula] many trades * variety of exchanges * optimistic negotiations * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * permission to bargain * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • [Guru in bhava-3] many messages * extensive commerce * many photographs * numerous publications * several collaborators * multiple transactions * many tours * frequent business trips * many sales * numerous discussions * much detailed interaction * extensive planning operations * variety of ensemble performances * evangelistic growth * so many meetings * patron of communications technologies * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a businessman-writer


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

Languages = Brihaspati

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


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]


  • [Shukra-Singha] appreciation of regal confidence * likes admiration * enjoys applause * prefers creative partners * attracted to artistic performers * bargains to play radiant central roles * delighted by celebrity * charmed by romantic pleasures * pleased by ceremonial display * brightly theatrical arrangements
  • [Shukra-1] seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an athlete-innovator-pioneer
  • [Shukra-yuti-Chandra] sweetened security * gracious caretaking * appreciates soothing nourishment * negotiates for stability * defensive bargaining * sheltering arrangements * lovely ornaments for home-and-garden * self-indulgent * pleasant emotional response * harmonizes with local rhythms * aesthetic of familiar folkways * musical-artistic-designing mother-figure * protective contracts * prefers relationships with nurturing partners


A strong communicator bhratru-pati-3 Shukra 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 Shukra 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 activates 12 = meditation, distant lands, Other World

Suave Shukra activates 3-communication and 10-public icon


duro-karaka [endurance] *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]



[Shata-taraka-4 mulatrikona]

[Śaśaka Yoga]

  • [Shani-Kumbha] heavy old economic systems * obliged to conform to marketplace rules * responsible scientific work * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  • [Shani in Bhava-7] [beneficial placement] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises


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 Shukra-Shani bhukti .

Although TGe has often said that he would prefer to retire in order to enjoy a contemplative bhukti before decease, so far [2020] the demands upon his time [Shani] have not receded and he has not be able to retire from public life.

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 dik-bala * dignified, svakshetra 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.


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]

  • Rahu-Dhanus * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-] passion for prestige politics * hungry for celebrity * fascinating romance * extraordinary games * in svabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks exceptional children * outsider who cleverly insinuates into center-stage creative roles * culturally mixed entertainment * amplified poetic idealism * enchanting individual charisma * flamboyant fashion * unusual autobiography * craves admiring attention * intriguing displays of creative genius * seeks important roles in performance art * unconventional literary expression * desires royal entitlement * mesmerizing pageantry * entrancing dramatic splendor * opportunistic lovers * ambitious games-players * may wear the persona [mask] of a thespian * pretentious intellectuality * thrilling demonstrations in the eye of the camera * boundary-breaching politics


dharmabhava-9 higher teachings receives activating drishti from Mangala-Shani-Rahu-Guru


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]


[Punarvasu-3] [navamsha Ketu-Mithuna] intuitively surrendering witness-obseerver communication



  • [Ketu-Mithunaya] dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-11] eccentric friends * no limits on profitability * dissolves barriers in community * peculiar social network * vacuous associations * irrelevance of material achievements * intangible goals * ambivalence toward economics * disappearing elder siblings * disregards social awards * ignores marketplace norms * abandons large group systems * unless other graha occupy 11, may prefer to live free from socializing = off-the-grid.
  • [Ketu-yuti-Surya] uncertain * abandons entitlements * sparkling empty drama * wavering confidence * proudly aloof father * apathetic politics * intellectual disengagement * dispersed vision * avoids power-games * unfulfilled creative genius * half-hearted gambling * charmingly incoherent entertainments * brightly wandering intelligence * liberation via surrendered egocentricity
  • [Ketu-yuti-Budha] miscalculations * incoherent references * empty talk * unsustainable explanations * irrational statements * chats about non-existent events * spacey sibling-cohort * apathetic evangelism * incomplete details * witty misnomers * vacuous plans * unfulfilled deliveries * illogical messaging * liberation via mental surrender * for commercial nativities, may dissolve the cooperative team


Keturules Magha-Pitriya * Simha pada 1-2-3-4

Proposed ability to leave the body Magha lagna also suggests DL's capacity 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."

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 . Jose Ignacio Cabezon [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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