" The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience.
Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God.
To know what religion is really all about, one must know God."
The Essence of Self-Realization
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Founder of Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles
author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi
sisya of Holy Science 1855-1936 Shri Yukteswara Giri of Bangala
a.k.a. Mukunda Lal Ghosh
dematerialization 07-Mar-1952 [age 59]
Swami Paramahansa Yogananda
a.k.a. Mukunda Lal Ghosh
Birth-time of 20:30 is provided by the Self-Realization Fellowship
for their widely admired spiritual teacher
rectified by BPL to 20h50m
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star - www.vedicsoftware.com
- adapted by BP Lama
coordinates used for Gorakhpura = 26.7347 degrees N + 83.3362 degrees e
Local Mean Time [Railway Time] for Calcutta in 1893 = 05h34m16s
Agadash * Ajjha * Karman *
Vutatma * Anvastaka * Kosthagara
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.
Akasha-ruled Magha gentlemen are distinguished by their rarity and their dissociation from the typical 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. . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 82
" a proud but not an arrogant nature
This man will command respect
His position in his community will be secure
His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the Opposite sex.
He must avoid entanglements
Mukunda Ghosh with his Father, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh, c. 191x
A young Swami Yogananda in Bangala, with his guru Shri Swami Yukteshwara Giri
Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha
[Ketu Mahadasha] [age birth until 5.2]
05-Jan-1893 Earth-birth in Gorakhpur, Bengal, India *Ketu-Surya bhukti
[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 5.2 until 25.2]
1904 [Mukunda age 11] grieved the decease of mother - Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates [12th-from-Chandra]
1910 [Mukunda age 17] met the root-guru Holy Science 1855-1936 Shri Yukteswara Giri * Shukra-Guru bhukti * Brihaspati activates 5-8
1914 vows of covenant, entering the order of Sankara * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 7-vows, promises, troth, trust
Jun-1915 earned college diploma from Serampore College * Shukra-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma-duplo-karaka
[Surya Mahadasha] [age 25.2 until 31.2]
Sep-1918 until Nov-1920 Janma Sade-Sati Simha 
1920 [Mukunda age 27] sails to Boston Massachusetts USA to attend a Convention of Religions Liberals ++ remains based in USA from 1920 until 1952 * Surya-Rahu * Rahu 9-doctrine, preaching ++ Sade-Sati
1924 [Mukunda age 31] cross-continental speaking tour of USA. Lectures well attended * Surya-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 3-tours, presentations + 10-public reputations
[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 31.2 until age 41.2]
Generally, this period of time was devoted to building an enclosed spiritual community
[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 41.2 until age 48.2]
1935-1936 return to India for maha-samadhi of Shri Yukteswara ++ initiation of numerous designated persons. Receives the initiation name Paramahansa from Shri Yukteswara * Mangala-Guru bhukti . Guru activates 8-initiations
[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 48.2 until decease age 59]
1942 [Mukunda age 49] grieved the decease of father, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti
1946 [Mukunda age 53] publication of the celebrated literary work, Autobiography of a Yogi * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 5 3rd-from-3rd publications
Jul-1948 until Sep-1950 = Janma Sade-Sati Simha 
07-Mar-1952 [PY age 59] Mahasamadhi dematerialization in solitude via heart cessation * Rahu-Ketu bhukti ++ dvithya Sade-Sati
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]
[bright center of uplifting philosophy]
[intelligence for inspirational belief]
[celebrated patronage entitlement]
[political focus on principles of doctrine]
[harmonizing-balancing Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3] [navamsha Surya-Tula nicha] intuitively confident diplomatic balancing contractual adjustments
OUTCOMES - SURYA
self-reflexively ceremonial, brightly intelligent, charmingly creative, regal style of celebration, scholarly focus, radiantly demonstrative, politically speculating, splendidly romantic [Surya in bhava-5] rules
CAREER - SURYA
confidently self-referential, brilliantly creative, blazingly intelligent, romantic, poetic, artistically performing, genius [Surya in bhava-5]
matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]
[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]
storytelling, song-chant, heritage knowledge
OUTCOMES - CHANDRA
personalized, emotionally sparkling, confidently sensitive, vital [Chandra in classroom-1] rules
CAREER - CHANDRA
rulers of 4, 5, 8 and 9 occupy the tantrik, transformative, trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra = Meena-8
the magnificent rising Magha Chandra signifies spiritual kingship through the fire priesthood of Magha.
Chandra vyaya-pati ruler-of-12 located in Simha indriya-lagna is emotionally attached to matters of vyaya bhava such as the bridge between the astral world and the material world, dreams, meditation and sanctuary spaces such as monasteries and healing enclosures.
bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]
[aligning-yoking Uttarabhadra-3] [navamsha Mangala-Tula] intuitively competitive forward-pushing drive to negotiate agreements
OUTCOMES - MANGALA
Mangala-8 sudden conditions of identity transformation
jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandesha-karaka [message] shisya-karaka [student]
[inspirational economic declarations]
[dramatic ideological political vocabulary]
[richly detailed philosophical announcements]
[global scope marketplace banking discussions]
[siblings-teammates may be dramatists-coaches-gamblers]
[champion Mūla -1] [navamsha Budha-Mesha] intuitively detailed explanatory description of pioneering innovations
OUTCOMES - BUDHA
conversationally entertaining, articulately political, collaboratively romantic, mentally creative, analytically speculative, instructionally idealistic [Budha in bhava-5] rules
CAREER - BUDHA
dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]
[gridworked-gainful Revatī-3] [navamsha Guru-Kumbha]
OUTCOMES - GURU
suggestion of many [Brihaspati-8, multiplier] hidden practices and the relationship with Swami Shri Yukteshwara Giri
Multiple initiations due to Kuja-yuti-Guru in Ayur-bhava. Guru-Mangala-8 suggests a king due to vidya-pati-5 + dharmesha-9 [+ lagnesha-1 Surya in putra bhava = genius] but the expression of kingship is entirely in the world of mysteries, hidden forces, and sudden upheavals of catastrophic force.
svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]
[populist-networking Jyeṣṭha-3] [navamsha Shukra-Kumbha] intuitively harmonizing mass-participation friendly distribution systems
OUTCOMES - SHUKRA
mother, home-based, cultural-roots harmony * loves schools, farms, rhythms-and-routines of comforting soothing homelife
duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]
[ancestal-rhythmic Hasta-4] [navamsha Shani-Karkata] intuitively cautious lawful caretaking
OUTCOMES - SHANI
rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]
[for Simha indriya-lagna]
[Rahu-9 casts passionately paradigmaticly believing drishti into 1-3-5]
[righteous desire to expound principled beliefs about first-arrival privilege]
[craving for exhilarating conquests]
[seeks importance via patronage of engineering innovation]
[exciting domination ideologue]
[competitive worldview expanded by over-reaching mixed-culture championship]
[piously ambitious father may over-ride bloodline doctrine]
[rhythmic-ancestral Aśvini-4] [navamsha Rahu-Karkata]
OUTCOMES - RAHU
champion, innovator, pioneer, start-up
[Rahu in bhava-9] indicates a passionate indoctrinator and an over-reaching, taboo-breaking, unusual or irregular father-figure [who may be the bio-father or the spiritual guide-guru]
risk-taking father-figure exotic elements infiltrate the scriptural exegesis or the philosophical interpretation of received dogma
unconventional style of dharma transmission
For Yogananda, the extraordinary father-guru function of Rahu-9 gives the effect of yogakaraka Mangala in tantric, undisclosed, confidential matters of randhra bhava-8 . Access to secret texts and rituals, emphasis on psychic empowerment, self-destruction and re-birth
BPL note: it seems a bit preposterous that this nativity would feature Gohanta Yoga The Butcher. Potential for esoteric interpretation.
kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]
[for Simha indriya-lagna]
[disregards diplomatic discourse conventions]
[eccentric harmonizing publications]
[incoherent marriage planning]
[empty partnership announcements]
[pleasantly liberating abstract discussions]
[scattered bargaining mentality]
[hierarchical-lawful Arcturus-2] [navamsha Ketu-Makara]
OUTCOMES - KETU
|" You are walking on the earth as in a
Our world is a dream within a dream
you must realize that to find God is the only goal, the only purpose, for which you are here.
For Him alone you exist.
Him you must find."
QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso . The Path to Enlightenment.  r.
" at the moment the world's spiritual traditions have greatly degenerated.
It is very important in such times that the practitioners themselves make especially strong efforts to gain realization.
To permit the lineages of transmission to disappear is to allow the world to plunge into darkness."
|" an increasing ability to serve is the only reliable sign of spiritual progress "|
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