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29 Nov 20
1-एक टक देर तक उस सुपुरुष को निहारते रहने के बाद बुजुर्ग भीलनी के मुंह से स्वर/बोल फूटे -

"कहो राम ! सबरी की डीह ढूंढ़ने में अधिक कष्ट तो नहीं हुआ ?"

राम मुस्कुराए :- "यहां तो आना ही था मां, कष्ट का क्या मोल, क्या मूल्य ?"
2-"जानते हो राम !

तुम्हारी प्रतीक्षा तब से कर रही हूँ, जब तुम जन्मे भी नहीं थे|

यह भी नहीं जानती थी, कि तुम कौन हो ?

कैसे दिखते हो ? क्यों आओगे मेरे पास ?

बस इतना ज्ञात था कि कोई पुरुषोत्तम आएगा जो मेरी प्रतीक्षा का अंत करेगा|
3-राम ने कहा :- "तभी तो मेरे जन्म के पूर्व ही तय हो चुका था कि राम को सबरी के आश्रम में जाना है”|

"एक बात बताऊँ प्रभु भक्ति के दो भाव होते हैं, पहला ‘मर्कट भाव’, और दूसरा ‘मार्जार भाव’|
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29 Nov 20
1-#Gayatri destroys the three kinds of #Taapa or pain.

Gayatri bestows on one the four kinds of #Purushartha, viz. #Dharma
(#righteousness), #Artha (wealth), #Kama (desired objects) and
#Moksha (#Liberation or freedom) (1/13)

#AstrologyAndSpirituality.
2-It destroys the three Granthis or knots of ignorance, #Avidya, #Kama and #Karma.

Gayatri purifies the mind.

Gayatri bestows on the Upasaka Ashta-#Siddhis

Gayatri makes a man powerful and highly intelligent. (2/13)

#AstrologyThread.
3-Gayatri eventually gives Liberation or emancipation from the wheel of birth and death. (3/13)

#TheWisdomOfTheVillageJyotishi
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28 Nov 20
1-#Savita is the presiding Deity of the #GayatriMantra,

#Fire (#Agni) is the mouth,

#Vishvamitra is the #Rishi and #Gayatri is the metre.

Gayatri Mantra is recited during the investiture of sacred thread, practice of #Pranayama and #Japa, etc. (1/15)

#संस्कृतिबोध
2-What Gayatri is, the same is #Sandhya, and what Sandhya is, the same is Gayatri.

Sandhya and Gayatri are identical.

He who meditates on Gayatri,

..meditates on Lord #Vishnu, the Supreme Lord of the #Universe. (2/15)

#सनातनशुद्धरूपसेविज्ञान
3-A man can repeat the Gayatri Mantra mentally, in all states, even while lying, sitting, walking, etc.

There is no sin of commission or omission of any sort in its repetition.

(3/15)

#MysticPrayers
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28 Nov 20
1-ॐ सूर्य सुन्दरलोकनाथममृतं वेदान्तसारं शिवं

ज्ञानं ब्रह्ममयं सुरेशममलं लोकैकचित्तं स्वयम् ।

इन्द्रादित्यनराधिपं सुरगुरुं त्रैलोक्यचूडामणि

ब्रह्माविष्णुशिवस्वरूपहृदयं वन्दे सदा भास्करम् ।। (1/18)

#Astrology.
2-Om Suryam sundaralokanathamamritam vedantasaram sivam,

Jnanam brahmamayam suresamamalam lokaikaphittam svayam;

Indradityanaradhipam suragurum trailokyachudamanim,

Brahmavishnusiva svarupa hridayam vande sada bhaskaram (2/18)
3-I always adore #Surya, the #Sun,

the beautiful Lord of the world,

the immortal,

the quintessence of the #Vedanta,

the auspicious,

the absolute knowledge,

Lord of the gods,

ever-pure,

the one true #consciousness of the world himself, (3/18)

#AstrologyThread.
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27 Nov 20
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)

#Astrology.
2-For the next few days, we shall talk about the #GayatriMantra – the pinnacle of #Japa #Sadhana

Here is laying out my little understanding. (2/20)

#AstrologyThread.
3-ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यम् ।

भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि। धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥ (3/20)

#AstrologicalThread.
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27 Nov 20
1-What could be a man’s point-of-opening into the #Vedic Corpus?

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

#Astrology.
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)

#Astrology.
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)

#AstrologicalThread
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26 Nov 20
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)

#AstrologicalRemedies.
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)

#AstrologyRemedies.
3-Tukaram, Dhruva, Prahlada, Valmiki Rishi, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa -

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

#Remedies
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26 Nov 20
1-Happy International Married Men's Day

Hema Malini married a married man.

Shreae Devi married a married man.

Raveena Tandon married a married man.

Karisma Kapoor married a married man.

Kareena Kapoor married a married man.
2-Juhi Chawla also married a married man.

Vidya Balan married a married man.

Sonam Kapoor married a married man.

Lara Dutta married a married man.

Shilpa Shetty married a married man.

Mahima Chaudhary married a married man.

Amrita Arora also married a married man.
3-Rani Mukherji married a married man.

Bipasha Basu also married a married man.

Sarika married a married man.

Shabana Azmi also married a married man.

Kalki koechlin also married a married man.
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26 Nov 20
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)

#Astrology.
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.

(2/8)

#AstrologyThread.
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 20
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)

#संस्कृतिबोध
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)

#सनातनशुद्धरूपसेविज्ञान
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25 Nov 20
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)

#Astrology.
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)

#AlgorithmsOfJyotish
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)

#AstrologicalAlgorithms
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24 Nov 20
1-Swami #Sivananda used to say this about #Mantra and #Japa #Sadhana

“Do not bother yourself about #Matra, #Para and #Pashyanti, etc.

Do #Japa of your #Ishta #Mantra mentally with its meaning and right #Bhava.

You will realize the spiritual benefits. (1/13)

#Astrology. Image
2-Why do you waste your time counting the pebbles on the bank?

Take a dip immediately in the Ganges and enjoy the bath” (2/13)

#संस्कृतिबोध Image
3-All Mantras have equal potency or power.

It is not quite accurate to say that

... Om Namo Narayanaya is superior

...to Om Namah Shivaya or Radhesyam or Sri Ram, and so on. (3/13)

#सनातनशुद्धरूपसेविज्ञान Image
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24 Nov 20
1-How does #HouseInterpretation happen in #Astrology?

Practitioners opine about two schools of thought.

From the #vantage of the house as well as that of the #planet or #Graha. (1/10)

#Astrology. Image
2-When a #Graha occupies a particular #House

..D area signified by that house is experienced through the ‘Flavour’ #Personality and #attributes of that very Graha.

Let’s say someone has his or her #Mercury in the #Ascendant or the first house (2/10)

#AstrologicalThread. Image
3-This means that for that person to find his or her very bearing or consciousness

...in the world and to be confident about himself,

...or coming ‘into his own’ –

..he or she needs to work on his #communication – an area clearly governed by Mercury. (3/10) Image
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9 Sep 20
1-Jallianwala Bagh: Why Indians fired on Indians

By- Rajat Mitra - Psychologist and Author of ‘The Infidel Next Door’

I lived in Hong Kong for some years.

One of the facts I observed was that Hong Kongers by and large do not like Indians and many of them even hate us.
2-Whether an Indian goes on to look for a home or on the streets to buy groceries, the feeling is palpable.

Many Indians I talked to said they feel it rather strongly.

I had asked several people but got no satisfactory answer.
3-Finally, I asked a local friend about the reason.

He was a historian at one of Hong Kong’s University.

At first he tried to deny that this exists but then later said the roots of it are historical.
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6 Sep 20
1-What is #Om and why does Om precede every #Mantra?

#Om or #Aum is the basis of all sounds

The universal symbol-word for #God.

#consciousness

#चेतना
2-Om of the #Vedas became the sacred word Hum of the Tibetans, Amin of the Muslims , and Amen of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Jews and Christians.

Amen in Hebrew means "Sure", "Faithful”

#SanatanaKnowsEveryThing.
3-Om is the all-pervading sound emanating from the Invisible Cosmic vibration (Holy Ghost of Christians)

..God in His aspect of Creator

..the “word" of the #Bible

..the voice of creation, testifying to the Divine Presence in every atom.

#KnowTheGreatestReligion.
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4 Sep 20
1-Today we shall continue to dive deeper into the aspects of #Past #Life #Astrology.

And the very first word that comes to mind is #Karma.

#Karma is actually a poorly understood term.

Most people think of Karma and might think of punishment and retribution. (1/25)
2-The fact is Karma is like a #Cosmic, ongoing, Instruction Design of God.

Karma is rather concerned with #Evolution and #Growth.

@BabaRamDass used to often say, “May be the #Law of #Karma itself is #God” (2/25)

#PastLifeAstrology.
3-Just like Ether, Karma is all-embracing and has a myriad of #Manifestations

The #Cosmos operates at different levels of #Karma –from Personal Karma to the Karma of entire nations or communities. (3/25)

#KarmicAstrology.
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27 Aug 20
1-I salute this student and may his tribe grow..

It is acceptable to fail in exam, but it is not acceptable to call Mughals great.

A student from Lucknow University, Kunwar Ritesh Singh had given such a unique answer to a question in an exam that set social media abuzz.
2-In the exam, the question on 'the contribution of the Mughals in Indian Administration ' was asked.
3-In response to that question, the student wrote, "Sir I humbly ask you to forgive me.

According to my knowledge in History, the Mughals were looters ( dacoits, robbers) and they came to India with the aim of looting. Dacoits do not contribute to the progress of a nation.
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22 Aug 20
1-Today is the #Birth #Anniversary of quite possibly the most interesting #God in the #Sanatana #Pantheon - #Ganehsa!

For #AyurvedicAstrology and #VedicAstrology #Tradition in general – Ganesha is the central #God controlling all the #Planets.
2-The Puja timings at most places today in #India are between 11 and 1 during the day.

No tradition is as rich in #Mythical #Symbolism (that if properly meditated upon – can point to the reality) – as the Vedic Tradition.
3-According to the #Vedic Traditions of #Yoga, #Vastu, #Ayurveda and #Jyotish

..the following are the #Metaphors and #Allegories associated with #Ganesha
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19 Aug 20
1-Hi!

Good Morning!

Continuing our #Dialogue on #Gems and #GemTherapy, today we shall dwell on the next two #GemStones.

#YellowSapphire and #Diamond. (1/13)

#Upayas
2-Yellow Sapphire is D highest quality Gemstone used 4 #Jupiter.

Substitute Gemstones for Yellow Sapphire are Yellow Tourmaline, #Citrine, Yellow #Zircon and #Topaz.

In my view, I have seen that Yellow Sapphire is one of the most widely prescribed Gemstone. (2/13)

#Remedies
3-Being related to #Jupiter it is bound to activate within you – the #Energy of the #Universal #Guru.

Out of the four #Vedic #Purusharthas, of #Dharma, #Artha, #Kama and #Moksha, Yellow Sapphire well and truly stands for #Dharma.

(3/13)

#GemTherapy
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8 Aug 20
1-Through the #Grace of the #Godeess ,we have been on a cosmic #Joyride since quite some time now!

Let’s continue with the same with the discussions on some more #Shakti #Mantras! (1/21)

#mysticalastrology
2-Let’s begin today with #Klim

Klim – pronounced as #Kleem is about the wonderful, seductive #God - #Krishna

#Klim is blissful and full of #Ananda – because Krishna is #Bliss (pure #Ananda!) (2/21)

#गुप्तज्योतिष
3-#Klim also relates to #Sundari the #Goddess of #Love, #Beauty and #Transcendence

#Klim activates #Desire, #Love and #Attraction

In #VedicAstrology #Klim is used to invoke #Venus and sometimes #moon. (3/21)

#astrologicalnuggets
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7 Aug 20
1-We have been talking about #Mantras and their place in the #Vedic #Tradition.

Today, let’s dwell on the #Shakti Mantras – quite perhaps the most #esoteric and #Powerful entities in their own right. (1/19)

#गुप्तज्योतिष
2-A word of caution here.

Shakti Mantras are like an Atomic Bomb

They are extremely powerful

..and should be practiced with due consideration, initiation and guidance by your #Guru and under your full #Intuition. (2/19)

@ijyotish @shashankupadhy_

#astrologicalnuggets
3-Fundamentally, Shakti Mantras are extremely powerful, mono or single syllabled mantras.

In the higher Yogic practices they have a special usage. (3/19)

#thumbrulesofastrology
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