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27 Nov, 16 tweets, 20 min read
1-What could be a man’s point-of-opening into the #Vedic Corpus?

For me it is #Ayurveda, #VedicAstrology and #Vastu. (1/16)

2-Vedic #Astrology that ways is well & truly a #Vedanga…for it virtually has answers to every question one might have

If one has a subtle enough perception! (2/16)

3-Consider this from the works of #Parashara.

This is used as a tool for #BirthTimeRectification and #PrashnaAstrology by #Jyotishis

..especially in the #Tamil School of #VedicAstrology. (3/16)

4-One key differentiator of Vedic Astrology is that it anthropomorphizes not just the #Grahas

..but the entire pantheon of Gods and Goddesses.

Through that attributes are ascribed and through those attributes #Predictive assumptions are made.


5-Consider this about the nature of the #Glances or the #Drishtis of various #planets

#Moon and #Jupiter tend to look straight ahead

#Sun #Mars #Ketu look up

#Saturn and #Rahu look down

#Mercury and #Venus look towards the sides


6-Consider this example – someone having #Mercury or #Venus having a particular relationship with the #Ascendant in the #BirthChart – will tend to look sideways


7-In someone else’s chart where let’s say #Rahu or #Saturn are aligned to the ascendant – will tend to keep his eyes down (7/16)

8-Astrologers use these kinds of subtle observations to evaluate the accuracy of the birth time when the current #horoscope is in doubt

This tool is also extensively used in #PrashnaAstrology. (8/16)

9-Let’s say someone comes to the #Jyotishi and asks a question – constantly looking downwards.

The #Jyotishi can then infer that a positive answer won't happen for his question.

Since this signifies Saturn and Saturn tends to rule bad results. (9/16)

10-The caveat is if Saturn or Rahu are well placed in the Prashna or the #HoraryChart

..the observation has to be tempered with other calculations. (10/16)

11-हे पार्वतीहृदयवल्लभ चन्द्रमौले

भूताधिप प्रमथनाथ गिरीशजाप।

हे वामदेव भव रुद्र पिनाकपाणे

संसारदुःखगहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष (11/16)

12-O Lord of #Gauri's heart with your head adorned with the moon,

Lord of the creatures and the goblins,

who mutters his prayers in the mountains,

O Vāmadeva, #Bhava (creator),

#Rudra (who punishes sinners) (12/16)

13-the wielder of the #Pināka

O Lord of the #universe,

..protect me who am forlorn in the wilderness of the miseries of this
world (#Samsära). (13/16)

14-#Buddha famously said, #Life is #Suffering.

Instead, it is one of the first great #Truths of #Buddhism

My own personal attempt towards alleviating suffering in this world is #charity

..and giving people the best advise I can. (14/16)

15-To that end, I use #Astrological Consultations – wherein the intent is - to raise money and donate the proceeds to charity.

Join me in this #Yajna

Those seeking a personal consultation - please send a Direct Message. (15/16)

16-Money thus generated, shall be given to #charity.

Preference will be given to those, with acute issues.

May #Goddess #Saraswati guide this little effort of mine with her own hands.! (16/16)


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1-Multiple commentaries have come and gone about the great #GayatriMantra.

I have personally found the exposition by Swami #Sivananda and Swami Chinmayananda worthwhile. (1/20)

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26 Nov
1-What is the #Philosophy of #Japa and why is it important for #Sadhana?

What Is Japa?

Japa is the repetition of any Mantra or Name of the Lord. (1/15)

2-In this Kali Yuga or iron age when the physique of the vast majority of persons is not good,

..rigid Hatha Yogic practices are very difficult.

Japa is an easy way to God-realization. (2/15)

3-Tukaram, Dhruva, Prahlada, Valmiki Rishi, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa -

..all had attained salvation by uttering the Name of God. (3/15)

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1-Happy International Married Men's Day

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Raveena Tandon married a married man.

Karisma Kapoor married a married man.

Kareena Kapoor married a married man.
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1-One of the most important houses in the #BirthChart is the 5th House

In #WesternAstrology, the 5th House is the House of the #InnerChild – signifying #Creativity, #Play and #Leisure.

No wonder, #Children are seen from this house. (1/8)

2-#Romantic relationships and gambling activities are also seen from the 5th House.

5th House activities an individual indulges in

..are supposed to bring him #Joy, #Delight and Creative Expression.


3-According to the traditional practitioners of #Astrology,

..the 5th House also stands for the notion of creating your #Legacy – the cache of #Karmas that will last.

#Grahas in the 5th House often show how we #Love and how do we make others #Feel, deep down. (3/8)
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25 Nov
1-To define God is to deny #God.

You can give the definition to a finite object.

How can you define limitless or the #Infinite Being

..who is the source and ultimate cause for everything? (1/15)

2-If you define God you are limiting the limitless one, you are confining Him with concepts of mind.

God is beyond the reach of the gross mind,

..but He can be #realized through #Japa and #meditation

..with a pure, subtle and one-pointed mind. (2/15)
3-#Manasika #Puja (mental worship) is more powerful than external Puja with flowers, etc.

Arjuna thought that Bhima was not doing any kind of worship.

He was proud of his external worship of Lord #Shiva.

He offered plenty of Bilva leaves. (3/15)

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25 Nov
1-A constant question I receive from people is

..what is the significance of empty houses in a #BirthChart?!

Does an empty house in your chart mean, that no action will happen there?

And are these meaningless?! (1/8)

2-Or does it mean that every house should have one planet?!

This is how #Astrologers look at it

Most charts have a handful of empty houses.

No chart has all the houses filled up with #Grahas. (2/8)

3-Clearly, those houses that have the most number of planets in your chart

..tell you that these house significations,

..or #Bhavas will play an important role in your life (3/8)

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