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“Realisation is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty. It is only removal of all camouflage.”
― Ramana Maharshi
Shri Ramana Maharishi in 1948 [age 69]
Spiritual Explainer of Self-Enquiry
a.k.a. Venkataraman Iyer
dematerialization 14-Apr-1950 [age 70]
dematerialization 14-Apr-1950 [age 70]
Sri Ramana Maharshi sitting on a tiger skin, undated but likely during the early 1940's. http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/photos/restored_photos/sos_08.htm
Philosopher of Self-inquiry
Spiritual Guide in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta
Sri Ramana Maharshi
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramana_Maharshi
tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star software * adapted by BP Lama
see also BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p.249
Iswara * Utaraztha * Visve-deva * Uthiradaam * Aadi
For Uttarāṣāḍha births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.
For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Iswara, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.
Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.
Dhanus Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. nakshatra-pati Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns.
Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, politically savvy, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generous of spirit. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine the degree of optimism and alignment with the prevailing doctrine....
Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha.
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87
"A very good, honest, and sincere character...
A peace loving disposition.
Eager to live and let live.
A good counselor in times of need or trouble.
|Biographical data matched to
Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.1
30-Dec-1879 Earth-birth in Tiruchuzhi [Tiruchuli] Virudhunagar, Madras Presidency, British India [9.534818°N 78.200769°E] * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha
Shani Mahadasha * age 2.1 until age 21.1
18-Feb-1892 [RM age 12] grieved the unexpected decease of father * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Rahu
1892 [RM age 12] following the unexpected death of his father, the family disperses to several locations * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Rahu
1896 [RM age 17] attracts first disciple * Shani-Rahu bhukti
1896 [RM age 17] near-death-experience exposes life-force current [avesam] recognized as true-self and Ishvadevata [ishwara] * Shani-Rahu bhukti * dharmesha Surya-yuti-Rahu-1 self- wisdom
Budha Mahadasha * age 20.2 until age 36.2
1902 [RM age 23] first recording of the method of self-inquiry * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha writing, documentation
Ketu Mahadasha * age 36.2 until age 43.2Janma Sade-Sati Karkata
19-May-1922 [RM age 43] grieved the decease of mother * Ketu-Guru bhukti [Shani-4 parivartamsha Guru-3] matrimaraka Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra
1922 [RM age 43] following mom's decease, beginning encampment near her tomb becomes Ramanasramam * Ketu-Guru bhukti [Shani-4 parivartamsha Guru-3] Shani-4 fixed encampment
Shukra Mahadasha * age 43.2 until age 63.2
1934 [RM age 55] English-language biography [hagiography] of RM brings international reknown * Shukra-Rahu bhukti * Surya-yuti-Rahu-` personality
Janma Sade-Sati Karkata 
Feb-1949 [RM age 70] excision of cancerous arm skin performed by ashram physician. Physician preferred to save the life by amputating the arm, but RM refuses to amputate * Surya-Budha bhukti * rogesha disease Shukra-yuti-Budha * Budha rules Ketu excision, amputation * dvithya Sade-Sati
Dec 1949 [RM age 70] second and third tumor surgeries, but these fail to prevent advance of the disease * Surya-Ketu bhukti * Ketu excision, amputation * dvithya Sade-Sati
Distinctive features of the nativity
pitri-karaka [father] * jyoti-karaka [light]
[faithful Dharmesha for Dhanus-born]
[bright center of belief]
[charming ideological principles]
[radiant icon of patriarchal philosophy]
[righteously confident doctrine]
Dad = Sundaram Iyer [1848-1892]
Dad worked as a special pleader within the English-law portion of the court system. [Surya-yuti-Rahu exotic jurisprudence.] Surya [Pūrvāṣāḍhā-1] = bargains, legal appeals for relief, attorney, equity
When young Venkataraman was age 12, Dad died suddenly .
CAREER - SURYA
matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]
[transformative initiating protective mother ]
[culturally comfortable with hidden changes]
Mom = Azhagammal Iyer [1864–1922]. As the Ramanashramam was developed, mom managed the kitchen. She became an iconic spiritual figure within the burgeoning community.
Chandra in classroom-8 suggests that mom had a mystical persona
MARRIAGE emotional support expectations in partnership
7th-from-Chandra in classroom-8
Bhava-2 Makara ruled by Shani-4
RM did not marry formally. Ketu-7 and yuvati-pati Budha-12 would suggest a strong preference for independence in relationships.
However, like all spiritual aspirants, he may have acknowledged a primary relationship with his Ishta-devata. Shani-4 indicates the elemental spirits of a place. He was place-grounded.
bhratru-karaka [brother] * virya-karaka [virile]
[dynamic occult-initiatory movement]
CARER - MANGALA
jamayah-karaka [sibling] * sandeza-karaka [message] * zisya-karaka [student]
CAREER - BUDHA
dhava-karaka [husband] * bahuta-karaka [variety]
[multiple broadly-connected businesses]
[many community-linked doctrinal announcements]
[numerous marketplace publications]
[Shani-4 parivartamsha Guru-3]
CAREER - GURU
No-Death philosophy of terminal illness
Guru-Kumbha indicates expansion of the skin
Kahala-parivartamsha yoga between lagnesha Guru-3 ++ Shani-4 = many publications of a proletarian nature. Without being a career writer, RM was a published author due to an army of scribes and visitors (3) who reported his comments in various media.
Most of the writing was done not by RM [who had a minimal formal schooling Shani-4 and was only functionally literate] but rather by the many scribes  who recorded RM's explanations, descriptions, and instructions .
svadu-karaka [sweet] * kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]
[interpersonal misdoings remain pleasantly invisible]
[private meditation resolves most conflicts]
CAREER - SHUKRA
duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [years] [Revati-1]
[Shani-4 parivartamsha Guru-3]
CAREER - SHANI
Navamani Malai 1879-1950 Bhagavan Shri Ramana Maharshi founded  a famed ashrama  in Arunchala that came to provide housing  for a devoted international spiritual community.
RM within a small local area, RM frequently moved from place [ruler of 4 = multiplier Guru in dissolving 12th-from-4] to place  tapping into various energy columns [4 infrastructure].
Where he took the seating  there formed a settlment surrounding him. The lifestyle of this internationalized village followed local customs of food, dress, worship, and other routine behaviors [4 local customs, habits, meals].
rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] * picchala-karaka [slippery]
[passion for doctinal sanctuary]
[craving for clairsentient inspiration]
CAREER - RAHU
kavandha-karaka [headless] * chidra-karaka [gaping] * vasana-karaka [vacuum]
CAREER - KETU
Ketu in classroom-7 * disregards marriage, including the marriage between body and soulNavamani Malai 1879-1950 Bhagavan Shri Ramana Maharshi * observers of the guru reported several occasions of fits [generally diagnosed as epileptic seizures] during which his life-force energy would suddenly halt and vital signs cease.
RM was partially able to observe this process consciously, and apologized for scaring people who thought he was dead . Most of his adult life was lived in a dissociated state [Ketu], which helped to reduce the difficulties of the school-of-earth body-soul pairing.
Shri Ramana of Arunachala was said to be fully conscious at the time of mahasamadhi- dematerialization from cancer age 70. He had reported a number of near-death experiences [NDE] throughout his life, recorded by his biographers.
|"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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