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  • This time we study combinations that make marriage very difficult or relationships very painful. What karma shows this and why? What is the meaning of dusthana with respect to marriage and relationships. What yogas can guarantee this suffering? What enforces moving away from home after marriage? Is is better to move away to have some happiness?? How do we see this?

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  • This time we study combinations that make marriage very difficult or relationships very painful. What karma shows this and why? What is the meaning of dusthana with respect to marriage and relationships. What yogas can guarantee this suffering? What enforces moving away from home after marriage? Is is better to move away to have some happiness?? How do we see this?

  • As decided, this will be the method of doing the workshop.

  • Lessons The one-twentieth potion of the rāśi maps to the 8<sup>th</sup> house in the second cycle and shows the path of spiritual transformation. Each viṁśāṁśa measures 1°30’ and is exactly half the dasāṁśa (D10 measure 3°) showing how the karma we do is influenced by and influences spiritual transformation. Let us learn the great secrets of the tradition related to the viṁśāṁśa. This was taught in a one-day workshop in the West-Coast in California. Viṁśāṁśa #A Viṁśāṁśa #A PDF Viṁśāṁśa #A Slides Viṁśāṁśa #B Viṁśāṁśa #B PDF Viṁśāṁśa #B Slides Viṁśāṁśa #C Viṁśāṁśa #C PDF Viṁśāṁśa #C Slides

  • Vivāha is the most important part of the navāṁśa. The greatest secret of our tradition is now public knowledge – the manner in which to study multiple marriages and individual spouses, the relationships and everything about vivāha. Learn the intricate details and the tools to precisely predict marriage and relationships. Vivāha I Vivāha I Vivāha I Presentation Please be patient as the slides can take a little time to download Make copious notes Ask Questions at Forums of this website Vivāha II Vivāha II Vivāha II Presentation Please be patient as the slides can take a little time to download Make copious notes Ask Questions at Forums of this website

  • Chandrāṁśa is the navāṁśa sign of the Moon. It is an important part of bhāgya (fortune) as fortune manifests within the human society, and society is ruled and controlled by the Moon. The Twelve bhāva from the chandrāṁśa are grouped as follows: Chandrāṁśa: The self (mind) in society, the form of ādi-śaktī that links the native to his society. For example, if in Aquarius, Kālikā Śaktī; if Aries then Caṇḍī, Scorpio shows Cāmuṇḍā etc. The daśā-mahāvidyā are the first choice but this is not a hard and fast rule. 2nd bhāva from Chandrāṁśa is what supports profession, status and work; 10th bhāva from Chandrāṁśa takes us to work. Daṇḍa in 6th-11th bhāva from Chandrāṁśa bring punishment and suffering while 3rd is Gati. And so on we learn all about chandrāṁśa in this lesson …Bhāgya III. D9 Bhagya III D9 Bhagya III Presentation Please be patient as the slides can take a little time to download Make copious notes Ask Questions at Forums of this website Download the audio files for listening at leisure. Click on link and extract the zip folder

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  • The Scholarship application form is required only for those who cannot pay the course fees. Regular students of PJC 2015 Batch do not need to fill this form. Any 2015 Batch student who cannot pay the course fees will have to fill this form to be considered for scholarship [contact-form subject=”PJC Year-2a Application Form” to=””] [contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /] [contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /] [contact-field label=”Completed PJC Year-1″ type=”select” required=”true” options=”Yes – Online Only,Yes – Online and Himalaya” /] [contact-field label=”How much can you pay?” type=”select” required=”true” options=”75% $750 ,15% $150 ₹10&#x002c;000,Cannot Pay” /] [contact-field label=”Explain your need” type=”textarea” /] [/contact-form]

  • Who is eligible to join PJC Year-2A Any PJC Member of the batch of 2015 i.e. who joined PJC Year-1 in the year 2015 is eligible to join Any PJC Member of an earlier batch who wishes to repeat the year, is also welcome to join Who can attend the Himalaya Class Only those PJC Year-2A Members who have registered for this course online are eligible to attend the Himalaya Class. There are no fees for the Himalaya contact classes. Joining Options There are three options to join PJC Year-2A in 2016. The Early Bird Fee option is discounted $900, then there is the Standard Fees $1050 which can be paid in full upfront or a slightly more expensive Subscription option of $105 per month. Scholarships Finally we also have scholarships for many of those deserving students who cannot pay for the PJC Course. Before you choose a subsidized fee, bear in mind that we would need the prior approval of the Course Mentor Mrs. Sarbani Rath. Petition the Mentor The India Fee is subsidized and is offered to enable students to also join PJC. The early bird link is valid till 31 Jan, 2016. Those wishing to join early can pay ₹ 30,000 (Thirty Thousand Rupees) as a one-time full and final payment for the entire PJC Year-2A Fees. Pay Early Bird ₹30,000 @CCavenue After 31 Jan, 2016 two payment options are available: (a) a full payment of ₹35,000 Pay ₹35,000 @CCavenue (b) a Quarterly Payment of ₹10,000 (₹ 40,000 = ₹10,000 x 4) Request Invoice Note-1: This is already a heavily discounted rate and should be availed only by those home students having financial hardships Note-2: If this payment is also beyond your financial abilities, do write to Sarbani Rath (Course Liasion) in private and we shall try to work out something feasible for you.

  • Contact Class Schedule D Date Vāra 8:00 AM 1:00 PM 1 21-Aug-2014 Thu Varga Schemes Rāśi Aṁśa – Bhāva Concepts 2 22-Aug-2014 Fri Navāṁśa: D9 Janma, Principles Navāṁśa: D9 Bhāgya 3 23-Aug-2014 Sat Navāṁśa: D9 Notes Navāṁśa: D9 Notes 4 24-Aug-2014 Sun Drekkāṇa: D3 Siblings Drekkāṇa Devatā & Mantra 5 25-Aug-2014 Mon Drekkāṇa: D3-J Karma Phala Dvādaśāṁśa: D12 Principles, Sūryāṁśa 6 26-Aug-2014 Tue Dvādaśāṁśa: D12 Parents Dvādaśāṁśa: D12 Grandparents 7 27-Aug-2014 Wed 8 28-Aug-2014 Thu Siddhāṁśa: D24 Apara Vidyā Dasāṁśa: D10 Profession 9 29-Aug-2014 Fri Navāṁśa: D9 Marriage(s) Caturthāṁśa: D4 Property 10 30-Aug-2014 Sat Saptāṁśa: D7 Pregnancy Saptāṁśa: D7 Children 11 31-Aug-2014 Sun Ṣoḍaśāṁśa: D16 Sukha Ṣoḍaśāṁśa: D16 Comfort 12 01-Sep-2014 Mon Dasāṁśa: Rājayoga Dasāṁśa: D10 Devatā 13 02-Sep-2014 Tue Caturthāṁśa D4 Bhāgya Siddhāṁśa: D24 Para Vidyā 14 03-Sep-2014 Wed 15 04-Sep-2014 Thu Viṁśāṁśa D20 Viṁśāṁśa D20 Devatā 16 05-Sep-2014 Fri Triṁśāṁśa: D30 (Parāśara) Trimśāṁśa: D30-V 17 06-Sep-2014 Sat Bhāṁśa: D27 Ṣaṣṭiāṁśa: D60 Principles 18 07-Sep-2014 Sun Ṣaṣṭiāṁśa: D60 Past Incarnation Viṁśopāka Bala 19 08-Sep-2014 Mon D30 Devatā द da (Datta) क ka (kāla) upadeśa Students are encouraged to participate in the Himalaya Contact classes as there is no real substitute to learning directly from the guru. In addition to the lessons, some mantra initiations are also done during these classes which enable you to be a perfect jyotiṣa paṇḍita. Please note that students opting for certification will have to participate in the contact classes for one week (at least) in the third and fifth academic years i.e. PJC Year-3 and PJC Year-5 respectively. Venue: Contact Classes are held at Bhimtal, Kumaon, Himalayas annually in September/October. Bhimtal, Kumaon, Himalayas Ph. +91-5942-247117/248080/248081, +91-9759292815. Cost: Double Sharing is about Rs 1400/- Per person per day including all meals. Single Sharing Rs.2200/- Per person per day. This is an approximate cost for 2011 and is liable to change depending on the size of the group. You will be informed about this cost in advance to plan for the trip (pilgrimage) to the holy mountains. The cost includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, mid-morning and evening tea, wireless internet and taxes. Participants accompanied by spouse can avail of this cheap facility for family/spouse as well. Please book and pay directly to the hotel by getting in touch with Neelesh Gunwant at . Kindly inform Sarbani Rath intent and number of family/spouse accompanying. Payment: By cheque or direct deposit at the following bank A/C nos. favoring “Neelesh Inn”: (a) IDBI Bank, Bhimtal branch, Neelesh Inn A/C No. 404102000000082 OR (b) Axis Bank, Haldwani branch, Neelesh Inn A/C No. 584010200000268 OR (c) PayPal:  

  • Sarbani Rath JSP India Head of SJC 15B Gangaram Hospital Road, New Delhi 110060, India +91-9810449850 fb/SarbaniRath @sarbanirath Bio: Born on the Thirtieth day of June 1962 in Calcutta, India at seventeen minutes past midnight, to very pious parents Ashoke Kumar Sarkar and Aloka, who were the third generation in the Sarkar family directly associating with the Ramakrishna order. Sarbani had the good fortune of associating with the saṅnyāsins of the Śrī Sāradā Math from birth. When only four years old she learnt how to make the Śiva Liñga with mud from the banks of the Gaṅgā and worship with sixteen offerings (ṣoḍaśa upacāra), mantra and mudra. The grace of Holy Mother Śrī Sāradā Ma flowed as she learnt Sanskrit and vedic literature including purāṇa and various spiritual practises directly from the Math. Formal education at Loreto House School ensured a healthy balance between traditional vedic learning and modern English public school. She graduated in Political Science from Presidency College in 1985. She completed her Masters degree from University of Calcutta in 1987. In 1987 she moved to Delhi to work as a social scientist specialising in environmental law and policy, history of conservation, the concept of the nation state and human rights. Based at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and later at the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India), Delhi she worked closely with grassroots organisations, academics, lawyers and judges particularly in the area of national parks and sanctuaries and the conflict area between wildlife and the livelihood rights of forest dwellers. She has taught as a guest lecturer at the M.Sc. programme in Environmental Biology, University of Delhi and at the graduation programme at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. An intense teacher @SJC Singapore, 2004 Her childhood passion for vedic astrology and other occult sciences like I-Ching and the Tarot led her to gradually move fulltime into this field of work. She was a professional Tarot Reader for 12 years in the 1990’s with a large collection of Tarot Decks, although she primarily used the Crowley and the Rider-Waite decks for her readings. The turning point was in 1998 when Bṛhat Parāśara Horā Śāstra became the principal book on her table. She has been exclusively studying and practicing Jyotiṣa under the able guidance of Pt. Sanjay Rath. After receiving the Bṛhaspati Gāyatrī in 2002 she has been practising jyotiṣa professionally and teaching as a Jyotiṣa Guru of Śrī Jagannāth Center (SJC). She went on to be the President of SJC in 2008. She continues her passion of reading Vedic literature and after finishing a thorough study of the Garuḍa Purāṇa, is currently working on Sāradātilaka Tantra and Skanda Purāṇa. L-R: B.Lakshmi Ramesh, Sarbani Rath, Komilla Sutton In 2011 she successfully completed the 5-year long Jaimini Scholar Programme (2007-11) and is a certified Jaimini Scholar of the First Himalaya Batch of Devaguru Bṛhaspati Center (DBC). On the directions of the DBC-Institute she is currently a teacher and Course Co-ordinator of the 2nd Himalaya Batch of the Jaimini Scholar Programme. As the Managing Editor of Sagittarius Publications, she oversees the publication of the quarterly jyotiṣa journal The Jyotish Digest and other astrology books. She has presented papers at various Jyotish conferences in India, USA, London and Serbia. She is a member of the British Association of Vedic Astrology (BAVA). [contact-form to=’’ subject=’PJC Contact’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]


  • Division refers to an orderly division of the 30 degrees of a sign into parts called Āṁśa. The charts constructed on the basis of the ownership of these divisions1 are called Divisional Charts or simply D-Charts. The sign is divided into ‘N’ number of parts where ‘N’ refers to the Varga number. Each part is called an Āṁśa and maps into a specific sign of the D-N Chart. If any planet or Lagna is placed within an Āṁśa, then it is also in the mapped sign of the D-Chart. To understand this, let us consider the chart of a person born on the 7th of August 1963. Some of the planetary positions are Lagna 140 Pisces, Jupiter 260 07’ Pisces, Moon 19057’ Aquarius and Saturn 26050’ Capricorn. The Rāśi (D-1 Chart) will have Jupiter and Ascendant in the first house in Pisces, Moon in the 12th house in Aquarius and Saturn in the 11th house in Capricorn. Let us attempt to determine the Drekkāṇa divisions and D-3 chart. Here ‘N’ = 3 and each sign of 30° longitude is divided into three parts of 10° each. Each of these divisions is called an ‘Āṁśa’ and more specifically a Drekkāṇa or ‘Trine division’. The three Drekkāṇa of all signs would be in the longitude range (1) 0-10°, (2) 10°-20° and (3) 20°-30°. The first Drekkāṇa of a sign is mapped to itself, the second is mapped to the sign in the fifth from it and the third is mapped to the sign in the ninth from it. Figure 4: D-Chart construction Thus, Lagna at 140 Pisces is in second Drekkāṇa and is mapped into Cancer the fifth house from Pisces. Jupiter at 260 is in the third Drekkāṇa of Pisces and this is Scorpio in the D-3 Chart. Moon is in the second Drekkāṇa of Aquarius and is placed in Gemini in D-3 Chart. Saturn at 270 is in the third Drekkāṇa of Capricorn and is mapped to the ninth house from Capricorn (i.e. Virgo) where it is placed in the D-3 Chart. Nomenclature The divisions of the zodiac and the divisional charts constructed on the basis of ownership of these divisions are named on various criteria. These include: The division number: This is the number by which the sign is divided into parts. For example ‘Saptāṁśa’ composed from Sapta meaning seven and āṁśa meaning portion. Thus, this is the one-seventh division of a sign. Other reference numbers: For example, it is well known that there are 27 Nakshatra. Hence the name Nakshetrāṁśa coined from Nakshatra and Āṁśa (portion) refers to the one – twenty seventh (1/27) division or the divisional chart prepared from this division occupied by the Lagna and nine planets. Usage and focus: Every divisional chart (or division) has a specific use and a clearly defined focus on a specific area of activity. For example, Siddhāṁśa is coined from Siddha referring to that body of knowledge which a person learns and achieves perfection in and Āṁśa means portion. So, Siddhāṁśa refers to the division/divisional chart where we study the learning process. This is the 24th division (D-24 Chart). This is also called the Bhāṁśa from the word ‘Bha’ (as in Bha-chakra which is the primary representation of the zodiac as composed of 27 Nakshatra. Multiple names: Divisions (D-charts) can have multiple names from either of the three aforementioned methods. For example the 16th division is called ṣoḍasāṁśa [Shodas (sixteen) Āṁśa (portion)]. This is also called Kalāṁśa based on the 16 Kala’s in a 24-hour day. Standard Method: The nomenclature introduced by modern Vedic astrologers refers to each divisional chart directly by its division number. For example, the Siddhāṁśa is simply called the D-24 Chart or just D-24 when the division in the Rāśi chart is being referred to. Table 3: Nomenclature Division Primary Name Other names D-1 Chart Rāśi Bhagana, Bha chakra D-2 Chart Horā D-3 Chart Drekkāṇa D-4 Chart Chaturthāṁśa Tureeyāṁśa D-5 Chart Panchamāṁśa D-6 Chart Shastāṁśa Kauluka D-7 Chart Saptāṁśa D-8 Chart Astāṁśa D-9 Chart Navāṁśa Dharmāṁśa D-10 Chart Dasāṁśa Swargāṁśa D-11 Chart Rudrāṁśa Labhāṁśa D-12 Chart Dwadasāṁśa Suryāṁśa D-13 to D-15 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology D-16 Chart ṣoḍasāṁśa Kalāṁśa D-17 to D-19 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology D-20 Chart Vimsāṁśa D-21 to D-23 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology D-24 Chart Siddhāṁśa Chaturvimsāṁśa D-25 to D-26 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology D-27 Chart Nakshatrāṁśa Bhāṁśa, Saptavimsāṁśa D-28 to D-29 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology D-30 Chart Trimsāṁśa D-31 to D-39 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology D-40 Chart Khavedāṁśa Swavedāṁśa D-41 to D-44 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology D-45 Chart Akshavedāṁśa D-46 to D-59 Charts Not used in Vedic Astrology D-60 Chart Shastyāṁśa Some higher Divisional charts D-72 Chart Asta-Navāṁśa D-81 Chart Nav-Navāṁśa D-108 Chart Astottarāṁśa Nav-Dwadasāṁśa, Dwadas-Navāṁśa, (are the two methods of chart construction), D-144 Chart Dwadas-Dwadasāṁśa D-150 Chart Nāḍiāṁśa Chandra-Kala Āṁśa D-300 Chart Ardha-Nāḍiāṁśa Other systems: There are other totally different Varga Charts based on other criteria. Example – Astakavarga: The Varga charts constructed on the basis of the contribution of Rekha2 and Bindu3 by the eight factors (Lagna and seven planets from Sun to Saturn). Technical terms Like every other system, there are various technical terms used in the examination of Divisional charts. Getting accustomed to the verbiage helps in understanding and using the system. 1) Varga: Division or Divisional Chart in general usage. Āṁśa means portion and generally refers to the division of a sign. It also refers to individual D-charts when used in conjunction with the reference to the division. Example: Navāṁśa – Nav (Nine) + Āṁśa (division) refers to the one-ninth portion of a sign and the D-9 Chart specifically. Yoga means union and refers to the association of two bodies, whether mobile planets/Lagna or static signs in any of the four methods of Sambandha4. Any planet that brings about an association between the Lagna, Horā Lagna and Ghatika Lagna by ownership, placement or aspect is termed a Yogada. Subhapati: Subha means

  • Śloka 3-4 क्षेत्रं होरा च द्रेष्काणस्तुर्यांशः सप्तमांशकः। नवांशो दशमांशश्च सूर्याम्शः षोडशांशकः॥ ३॥ kṣetraṁ horā ca dreṣkāṇasturyāṁśaḥ saptamāṁśakaḥ | navāṁśo daśamāṁśaśca sūryāmśaḥ ṣoḍaśāṁśakaḥ || 3|| विंशांशो वेदवाह्वंशो भांशस्त्रिंशांशकस्ततः। खवेदांशोऽक्षवेदांशः षष्ठ्यंशश्च ततः परम्॥ ४॥ viṁśāṁśo vedavāhvaṁśo bhāṁśastriṁśāṁśakastataḥ | khavedāṁśo’kṣavedāṁśaḥ ṣaṣṭhyaṁśaśca tataḥ param || 4|| Translation: The most prominent and important [sixteen divisions] are kṣetra, horā, dreṣkāṇa, turyāṁśa, saptamāṁśa, navāṁśa, daśamāṁśa, sūryāmśa, ṣoḍaśāṁśa, viṁśāṁśa, vedavāhvaṁśa, bhāṁśa, triṁśāṁśa, khavedāṁśa, akṣavedāṁśa and ṣaṣṭhyaṁśa. Parāśara Other names Div Bh Re Area of Influence kṣetra rāśi 1 1 D1 Body, Everything horā horā 2 2 D2 Wealth, Food dreṣkāṇa drekkāṇa 3 3 D3 Siblings turyāṁśa caturthāṁśa 4 4 D-4 Fortune, Property saptamāṁśa saptāṁśa 7 5 D-7 Children/Progeny navāṁśa navāṁśa 9 7 D-9 Wife, Dharma daśamāṁśa, dasāṁśa 10 10 D10 Karma sūryāmśa dvādaśāṁśa 12 4,9 D12 Parents ṣoḍaśāṁśa kālāṁśa 16 4 D16 Vehicles, Comforts viṁśāṁśa viṁśāṁśa 20 8,12 D20 Spiritual Pursuits vedavāhvaṁśa siddhāṁśacatur-vimśāṁśa 24 4,9 D24 Learning and Knowledge bhāṁśa sapta-vimśāṁśanakṣatrāṁśa 27 3 D27 Strengths and Weakness triṁśāṁśa triṁśāṁśa 30 6 D30 Evils khavedāṁśa khavedāṁśa 40 4 D40 Maternal Legacy akṣavedāṁśa akṣavedāṁśa 45 9 D45 Paternal Legacy ṣaṣṭhyaṁśa ṣaṣṭiāṁśa 60 12 D60 Past birth or Karma Manas Manas is said to be in five levels in every creature and the extent of its manifestation depends on the body of the creature as manas is like a coat fitting the body. A dog cannot have the manas like that of man. Manas is at five levels of increasing subtlety in consciousness. Physical consciousness: awareness of people and things that have a form or physical body. Normally we group then as our body (D1), wealth of various kinds (D2), siblings and karmic experiences (D3), property and home (D4), children and dependants (D7), spousal relationships (D9), work related objects and people (D10) and family elders (D12). Then numbers in parenthesis relate to divisional charts, hence the prefix ‘D’ which we learn in this course at a later date. [Parāśara – 8 chakra important] Mental consciousness: knowledge of things like subjects or objects that may not have a form. It is the total knowledge related to anything which can include its nature, attributes, utilitarian value etc. Mental awareness of anything that is of utilitarian value in our lives (D16), spiritual evolution and transformations (D20) and learning and perfection of any material or spiritual knowledge (D24). [Parāśara – 3 chakra important] Subconscious Mind: gray area or border between awareness and the hidden facets of the mind. It is knowledge of some action or karma as bad and still doing it like drugs or marginal knowledge of things like a vague memory or reason. Diseases and suffering first unravel in this plane before they manifest (D30). Strength and weakness of the body and mind are in this subconscious plane (D27). [Parāśara – 2 chakra important] Super-consciousness: This is the area of the outside world related to the lineage and provides the background to everything. Of these the parental background is very important and the matrilineal karma (D40) and patrilineal karma (D45) needs to be studied for blessings and curses. [Parāśara – 2 chakra important] Supra-consciousness: This is the background to previous incarnations of everything including the most important previous incarnation of the self which is impacting the present life experiences (D60). This is the proof of transmigration of soul and the concepts of karma carried over. It is the most important chart for fortune. Table 2: Overview of Manas Divisions D Physical D Mental D Sub~ D Super~ D Supra~ 1 Body 13 Control 25 37 49 2 Wealth 14 26 38 50 3 Siblings 15 27 Strength 39 51 4 Property 16 Joys 28 40 Matrilineal 52 5 Power 17 29 41 53 6 Disease 18 30 Suffering 42 54 7 Progeny 19 31 43 55 8 Debts 20 Penance 32 44 56 9 Marriage 21 33 45 Patrilineal 57 10 Work 22 34 46 58 11 Battles 23 35 47 59 12 Parents 24 Siddhi 36 48 60 Destiny Yellow: Parāśara Others: Jaimini etc.

  • Śloka 2 वर्गान् षोडश यानाह ब्रह्मा लोकपितामहः। तानहं सम्प्रवक्ष्यामि मैत्रेय स्रूयतामिति॥ २॥ vargān ṣoḍaśa yānāha brahmā lokapitāmahaḥ | tānahaṁ sampravakṣyāmi maitreya srūyatāmiti || 2|| Maharṣi Parāśara teaches: Maitreya do listen to my benevolent monologue of [the knowledge of] sixteen divisional charts (varga) which has travelled from the creator (Brahmā) who is the grand-sire of the seven worlds. Commentary vargā – divisions, divisional charts; ṣoḍaśa – sixteen; yānā – journey, travelled; brahmā – creator; loka – seven regions of light, sapta-loka; pitāmaha – grandfather, grand-sire, figurative for Jupiter; tāna – mono-tone, monologue; ahaṁ – I (Parāśara refers to himself); sam – benevolent; pravakṣyāmi – from प्रवक्तव्य (pravaktavya) meaning to be announced or imparted or taught or explained Expansion That one which is the rāśi chart is now expanding into sixteen charts with each chart like one of the rays of the Moon (Moon has sixteen kalā). This expansion leads to the complete understanding of the manifested universe influencing the individual. It is called viśvarupa (universal form). (1) This expansion is shown by Śrī Kṛṣṇa to Arjuna in battlefield of Kurukṣetra as taught in the Bhagavat Gītā. It also refers to (2) A name of the Śiva, (3) The yoked horses of Bṛhaspati, (4) Tri-siras the three-headed son of Tvaṣṭṛ-Āditya, and (5) One of the seven tongues of Agni (fire god) Viśvarupa Importance Importance of this Viśvarupa form has been taught by Lord Śiva in the Padma purāṇa. Read the teachings and importance of reciting the eleventh chapter of Bhagavad Gītā seven times every day. You must understand why you are doing this. So download and read the teachings of Lord Śiva. Padma Purana Extracts | PDF As a jyotiṣa you need to develop the purity to be of help to the people who are suffering and in order to have the spiritual purity, you need to do the Viśvarupa sādhanā. Yogi Karve of Maharashtra worshipped Śrī Viśvarupa (Kṛṣṇa universal form) and developed the vision to see the birth time of any person who had only the birth date to start with. The particular form of Śrī Jagannāth is called dāru-brahma (wood-universal form) as the idol of Jagannāth is made of wood only. Jagannāth is a synonym for Jagat-Iśvara which has been used by Lord Śiva. The Viśvarupa sādhanā is required to develop the vision to fathom the universe as it expands through the ṣoḍaśa-varga. One chart is enough to make the mind of a good astrologer perplexed, then what to talk of the capability required to fathom the depth of the sixteen divisions. You are born in a human body with this capacity which is in a latent form. Unleash your potential by doing the Viśvarupa sādhanā. Viśvarupa Sādhanā Step 1: Recite Guru vandanā, light lamp for Jagannāth. Get a picture or wooden idol of Jagannāth Mahāprabhu. Those who can, should do pūjā of Śrī Jagannāth Kṛṣṇa. Step 2: Recite Bṛhaspati Gāyatrī [10 repetitions minimum, 108 preferred] वृषभं चर्षणीनां विश्वरूपमदाभ्यम्। बृहस्पतिंवरेण्यम्॥३।६२।६ vṛṣabhaṁ carṣaṇīnāṁ viśvarūpamadābhyam| bṛhaspatiṁvareṇyam||3|62|6 Step 3: Recite Viṣṇu Gāyatrī [10 repetitions minimum, 108 preferred] तद् विष्णोः परमं पदं सदा पश्यन्ति सूरयः। दिवीव चक्षुराततम्॥ tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ | divīva cakṣurātatam || Step 4: Recite Bhagavat Gītā Chapter-11 [7 repetitions] Seven repetitions of the Bhagavat Gītā are also indicated by Parāśara in the word ‘lokapitāmahaḥ’ [sapta-loka] i.e. one repetition for each loka will remove sins of all seven loka. BG Extracts Consider buying a copy of the Bhagavat Gītā (pocket edition) which you can carry all the time

  • Śloka 1 श्रुता ग्रहगुणास्त्वत्तस्तथा राशिगुण मुने। श्रोतमिच्छामि भावानां भेदांस्तान् कृपया वद॥ १॥ śrutā grahaguṇāstvattastathā rāśiguṇa mune | śrotamicchāmi bhāvānāṁ bhedāṁstān kṛpayā vada || 1|| Translation: Sage Maitreya addresses Maharṣi Parāśara: O! Muni, you have taught the description, qualities and guṇa of the graha (planets) as well as those of the rāśi (Vedic signs). Kindly divulge the secret knowledge of the bhāva as I desire to hear about them. Word Meanings [contributed by India Group] śrutā – having heard/learnt graha- planet guṇā – qualities tvattastathā- nature and rāśiguṇa- qualities/potentials of houses/Vedic Signs. mune -rishi śrotamicchāmi- – I would like to hear bhāvā- personality, becoming that, love of the world; becoming, arising, occurring, turning into, existence, endurance, state of being, continuance, condition, position, mental state, dis position, temperament; way of thinking, thought, opinion, sentiment, feeling; emotion (in rhetoric there are eight or nine primary Bhâvas corresponding to that number of Rasas or sentiments); supposition; meaning, affection, love; seat of the emotions, heart, soul; substance, thing; being, creature; discreet man, astrological house. bhāvānāṁ – manifesting or teaching Veda. bhedā – splitting, distinguishing, breaking, setting at variance, contradictory speech, expressed, give out, divulge, removing or dispelling ignorance etc. amsa – part or division. kṛpayā- mourn or lament, -consider, oblige vada- to speak/tell Commentary The word used is bhedāṁśtān which is composed of ‘bheda’ and ‘aṁśa’. Bheda in this context means secret (divulge, give out); aṁśa means division [other translations have used ‘अंस्’ (aṁs) as in अंस्तन् (aṁstan) which means shoulder and is quite meaningless in this context. The word ‘bhāva’ refers to the bhāva chakra, especially the equal house division. However the divisions used are determined from the rāśi i.e. the signs and not the houses. Most astrologers think that the rāśi ‘alone’ is the bhāva due to this particular statement because bhāva or houses, by themselves, cannot be divided into aṁśa (parts) and must follow the divisions of the signs. What Maitreya is telling us is that the various elements of the bhāva chart like lagna, horā, ghāṭikā and the graha are mapped into signs based on the division of the signs. The mapping of the variable elements like graha, various special ascendants and upagraha etc. into divisions called ‘varga’ creates another chart called ‘varga chakra’ which becomes the divulger of the secrets of the concerned bhāva. The second important teaching is that the varga are linked to bhāva. For example the varga chakra called ‘Horā’ is linked to the dhana bhāva i.e. second house while the drekkāṇa, is linked to the bhrātṛ-bhāva (3rd house) and so on. None of the varga chakra can stand independently. They must be linked to one of the twelve bhāva of the rāśi-bhāva chakra. The key to unlocking the varga chakra lies in the bhāva it is concerned with. This key is either based on (a) the division number or (b) application number. For example, a chart called Horā Chakra is also written as D2 chart and is created by dividing the sign into two parts. Here, both the nomenclature ‘D2’ and the division number ‘2’ (from 2 parts) shows that it links to the second bhāva of the rāśi chart. However, this may not be true in all cases. Both division number, nomenclature are the same and were used in the mapping of the varga to the bhāva. Another example – the varga chakra called ‘Trimśāṁśa’ is written as D30 chart. However, it is created by dividing the sign into ‘five’ unequal parts whereas the nomenclature ‘D30’ gives the sixth house. Whenever a number is greater than 12, we expunge multiples of 12. In this case 30-24=6 gives the sixth house of suffering and punishment. Trimśāṁśa maps to the sixth house showing that ‘nomenclature D30’ was used. Sometimes two houses are used in one varga chakra. For example the varga chakra called ‘dvādaśāṁśa’ meaning one-twelfth division is written as D12 Chart. Here both the division number and nomenclature refer to the number ‘12’ yet, this does not map to the 12th house of the bhāva chakra! Instead, it maps to two houses – the 4th house (of mother) and 9th house (of father). Whenever two houses are concerned we have some methods to find the ‘common ground’. Realize that mother and father are both independent individuals, yet they come together as ‘parents’ for the native. This common ground is determined in various ways. The one used for dvādaśāṁśa is to see (A) the 9th house (father) from 4th (mother) = 12th and (B) 4th house (mother) from 9th (father) = 12th. This common ground for the two – mother and father, is in the 12th house. The number 12 is called गौण (gauṇa)meaning mathematically determined bhāva based on counting each number from the other and also meaning subordinate or secondary (as it relates to the two working together as parents). In some advanced varga, this can also be determined by the span of the ‘aṁśa’. For example there is the Jagannāth drekkāṇa (also called nāḍi drekkāṇa) which is written as ‘D3J’ where D3 is drekkāṇa and ‘J’ is for Jagannāth. This is used to determine karma phala (10th house results). When we divide a sign of 30° into 3 aṁśa (parts), each part will measure 10°. Now the chart D3J is constructed in a different manner to give results pertaining to the 10th house (karma bhāva) and is mapped to 10th house of rāśi chakra instead of 3rd house. Can you determine the key for the sixteen divisions? Parāśara Other names Div Bh Re Area of Influence kṣetra rāśi 1 1 D1 Body, Everything horā horā 2 2 D2 Wealth, Food dreṣkāṇa drekkāṇa 3 3 D3 Siblings turyāṁśa caturthāṁśa 4 4 D-4 Fortune, Property saptamāṁśa saptāṁśa 7 5 D-7 Children/Progeny navāṁśa navāṁśa 9 7 D-9 Wife, Dharma daśamāṁśa, dasāṁśa 10 10 D10 Karma sūryāmśa dvādaśāṁśa 12 4,9 D12 Parents ṣoḍaśāṁśa kālāṁśa 16 4 D16 Vehicles, Comforts viṁśāṁśa viṁśāṁśa 20 8,12 D20 Spiritual Pursuits vedavāhvaṁśa siddhāṁśacatur-vimśāṁśa 24 4,9 D24 Learning and Knowledge bhāṁśa sapta-vimśāṁśanakṣatrāṁśa 27 3

  • Atha अथ षोडशवर्गाध्यायः॥ atha ṣoḍaśavargādhyāyaḥ || This is the chapter title. The word ‘atha’ is an auspicious and inceptive particle which has no English equivalent. It simply means ‘now’ as a reference to a sequence of teaching or time. It consists of two syllables अ (a) which refers to Vasudeva [refer to creation concepts where we learn that the entire universe is an expansion of Vasudeva and a half of Vasudeva is perceptible universe while the other half is imperceptible. Thus, Vasudeva is called Jagannath, the lord of the universe. थ (tha) means (1) a protector when there is a sign of danger (2) eating for the sake of preservation and (3) an auspicious prayer that removes every kind of fear Thus, ‘atha’ refers to the action थ (tha) of अ (a) or Vasudeva protecting the teacher and the seeker of the knowledge. It reminds us to say the mantra ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय om namo bhagavate vāsudevāya which is the signature mantra of Veda Vyasa as taught in the puranas. ṣoḍaśavargādhyāyaḥ ṣoḍaśa means sixteen (16); varga means division or part (of life) and technically refers to the division of the Rashi; adhyāya means chapter Maharṣi Parāśara advises us to study the sixteen divisions of the sign. Although there are many more divisions of the rāśi, what we are going to learn is the sixteen divisions only as they are the most important. This has a direct bearing on the sixteen kalā (rays of consciousness) of the mind. This fact or correlation between the ṣoḍaśa varga and the Chandra forms the basis for the Chandrakalā nāḍi (a nāḍi text of classical jyotiṣa). Only Śrī Kṛṣṇa was born with this complete strength of the mind which is why He is the Chandra avatāra of Viṣṇu in the incarnation. So what then are really the ṣoḍaśa varga? They are the aspects of mental consciousness that work through five levels of consciousness. Parāśara Nomenclature The specific names used by Parāśara in describing the ṣoḍaśa varga are very important as they provide the clue to their study. There are other names for each of the varga which we will learn later. D1 क्षेत्रं kṣetra D16 षोडशांश ṣoḍaśāṁśa D2 होरा horā D20 विंशांश viṁśāṁśa D3 द्रेष्काण dreṣkāṇa D24 वेदवाह्वंश vedavāhvaṁśa D4 तुर्यांश turyāṁśa D27 भांश bhāṁśa D7 सप्तमांश saptamāṁśa D30 त्रिंशांश triṁśāṁśa D9 नवांश navāṁśa D40 खवेदांशो khavedāṁśa D10 दशमांश daśamāṁśa D45 अक्षवेदांशः akṣavedāṁśa D12 सूर्याम्श sūryāmśa D60 षष्ठ्यंश ṣaṣṭhyaṁśa क्षेत्रं होरा च द्रेष्काणस्तुर्यांशः सप्तमांशकः। नवांशो दशमांशश्च सूर्याम्शः षोडशांशकः॥ ३॥ kṣetraṁ horā ca dreṣkāṇasturyāṁśaḥ saptamāṁśakaḥ | navāṁśo daśamāṁśaśca sūryāmśaḥ ṣoḍaśāṁśakaḥ || 3|| विंशांशो वेदवाह्वंशो भांशस्त्रिंशांशकस्ततः। खवेदांशोऽक्षवेदांशः षष्ठ्यंशश्च ततः परम्॥ ४॥ viṁśāṁśo vedavāhvaṁśo bhāṁśastriṁśāṁśakastataḥ | khavedāṁśo’kṣavedāṁśaḥ ṣaṣṭhyaṁśaśca tataḥ param || 4|| Assignment Students are required to (1) memorize these names [no marks] (2) determine the meaning of sixteen names used by Parāśara for the divisional charts in not more than 10 words each.

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