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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

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Magha * Pitriya * 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, 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 aware of their psychic vocation. One understands that the current body, while it may have kingly or celebrity attributes, is intended to serve as a vessel for the Light of Truth.

Although loving 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

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."


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

Biographical Data matched to Vimshottari Dasha Calendar


Little Dalai Lama * age 4, Kumbum Monastery

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 12

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

[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 bhukti * Guru rules 9-doctrine, patronage

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

Surya Mahadasha * age 12-18

1947 grieved decease of father Choekyong Tsering * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-Surya

Chandra Mahadasha * age 18-28

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

1959 arduous exodus from Tibet (his age 24) * Chandra-Budha bhukti * 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 bhukti ++ Sade-Sati

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 bhukti

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

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 * radiates through large-group associations * brightly iconic earnings * intelligence for networks * focus on interlinked ecologies * marketplace revenue entitlements * father-figure plays community participation roles * exemplifies knotting and knitting behaviors * distributed light * eye on friendships * creative genius works within extensive systems * sparkling center of social-economic drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * confidently detached * bright observer * entitled to surrender * apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent abandonment * 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.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Simha * comforted by creatively radiant, rhythmic confident dramatic display
  • Chandra in Purvaphalguni * comforted by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments, radiant style, brilliant beauty
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * accustomed to flesh * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment * familiar with forward action * needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement * settled into the rhythm of invention * feeling for first-arrival * soothed by aristocracy * emotionally attuned to new birth * seeks calming routine activities * undulating personality
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by luxurious pleasures * sensitive to sisterly figures * needs to negotiate * seeks shelter in alliances* preference for owned properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner

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

Yogakaraka Mangala-1 rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation * proactive medication * thrust toward service * push toward unfairness * champion of litigious accusation, medical treatment plans, aggressive indictments, investigative journalism
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, aggressive family hoarding,

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

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Mithunaya * swakshetra * 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 economy + ecology * calculates profits * reports on distributive + associative networks * social participation linkage * describer of friendship * conversations about voluntary connections * explainer of gains + goals * delivers instructions for interlinked systems * talks about large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * affinity for dissociative, dissolving roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of impermanence, articulation of surrender, signals abandonment, message of the observing Witness, talkative spirits

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

  • Guru-Thula * many trades * variety of exchanges * much negotiation * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages * much commerce * many photographs * many publications

    * many collaborators * many transactions * many tours * frequent business trips

    * many sales * numerous discussions * much detailed interaction * extensive ensemble

    grouping * evangelistic growth

    * expansion of message * so many meetings * patron of communications


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

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Singha * appreciation of royal confidence, likes admiration and applause, attracted to creative performers, pleasures of radiant central roles, attracted to celebrity, enjoys intellectual display, brightly theatrical arrangements
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive qualities of the appearance * active style of balancing * active pursuit of arrangements * appreciation of embodiment * 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
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security * gracious caretaking * appreciation for nourishing protection * emotionalized negotiations * sheltering arrangements * soft caretaking beauty * sheltering arrangements * balanced caretaking * soothed by beauty * pleasant emotional response * enjoys local rhythms * arrangements according to the folkways * musical mother-figure * protective contracts

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

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * heavy old economic systems, obliged to conform to the marketplace rules, pressure to maintain social linkage, vital energy compression stress zone = skin-nerves, strictly imposed regulations for electro-magnetic networking, limitations on earnings distribution, must materialize past-to-future gridwork, must sustain lowest-common-denominator proletarian communities, rigidly slow elder friends and mentors, must continue to achieve social-material goals despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala * (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious partnerships. One must balance and re-balance. Cautious, conventional relationships. Tense negotiations. Chronic responsibilities toward the spouse; compression of the visible genitalia; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen contracts. Bargaining fatigue. Resistance to new arrangements. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as married person, contract-holder, match-maker, attorney, diplomat, judge.

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 bhukti .

Although he has often said that he would prefer to retire in order to enjoy a contemplative bhukti 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)

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of fatherly generosity * extraordinary theory * unusual approach to higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous patronage * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of professorship, guidance * seeks privilege via proselytism * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity, and amplified poetic romance; Risk-rewarding Rahu generates a charismatic individuality, center-of-attention displays of creative genius. Desires a special, important role in performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, royalty roles, pageantry, celebrity events, or dramatic splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children and lovers. Rahu the Poseur may wear the persona (mask) of a dramatic actor, a celebrated intellectual, or a politician. Craves the center stage, the lights, the glory. Rahu-5 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of unique personal creativity, children, speculation, gaming. Seeks flamboyant fashion, exceptional offspring, and the thrill of political theatre.

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation, * incomplete message * empty instructions * absent from the discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by commerce * ignores restriction on communication * liberation by release of narratives * applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss , applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absent from friendships, disregards profitability * no barriers in community, dissolves the social network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals, ambivalence toward economic empowerment. One abandons the elder siblings, ignores marketplace earnings, surrenders the electro-magnetic connections. May prefer to live without electricity, or off-the-grid.
  • Ketu-yuti-Surya * surrendered creativity, empty drama, unsustainable confidence, disconnected father, apathetic intelligence, intellectual disengagement, dispersed vision, disinterest in games, unfulfilled genius, fragmented politics, incoherent entertainments, wandering focus. Spiritual liberation via release of egocentricity.
  • Ketu-yuti-Budha * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, incomplete details, misnomers, fragmented schedules, unfulfilled deliveries, illogical messaging, impermanent plans, spiritual liberation via gestures and discussion. For commercial nativities, may dissolve the ensemble, workgroup, cohort, or team.

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."

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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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