And as B.V. Raman states, "
Readers will note that similar Jupiter-Saturnconjunctions have produced great teachers, viz Zoroaster and the Buddha".
When a jiva tattva, a living entity, becomes specifically empowered by theLord, he is a saktyavesa avatara. Lord Buddha and Lord Jesus Christ wereempowered saktyavesa avataras. Over 2000 years have passed and LordJesus Christ is still worshipped by billions across the globe. Who wouldconsider His revered teachings spoken in the scripture, the Holy Bible,statements belonging in the mythology department? No sane person would,nor would any right minded person tolerate hearing such. Scripture issacred. The Gospel of God, His Messiah, His angels, and the godly men andwomen of scripture are all very sacred and have been for many, many yearsand will continue to be.The Vedic scriptures are the most ancient scriptures on the planet. And theyare preserved by the dedicated and authorized sages of the bona fidedisciplic successions. The disciplic succession holds that the Vedas wereuttered by Lord Krishna to Brahma, by Brahma to Narada, and by Narada toVyasadeva, and then by Vyasadeva to Sukadeva Gosvami and so forth,continuing to the present day by dedicated authorized spiritual masters. Justas you see today the authorized teachers of the ancient science of JyotishVedic astrology. They are considered
or why should so manystudents approach them to learn Vedic astrology? Similarly, there are four bona fide disciplic successions of the Vedas on the planet: one from LordBrahma, one from Lord Siva, one from Laksmi, the goddess of fortune, andone from the Kumaras. The disciplic succession from Lord Brahma is calledthe Brahma-sampradaya, the succession from Lord Siva (Sambhu) is calledthe Rudra-sampradaya, the one from the goddess of fortune, Laksmiji, iscalled the Sri-sampradaya, and the one from the Kumaras is called theKumara-sampradaya. One must take shelter of one of these four sampradayas in order to understand the most confidential Vedic system,which includes Jyotish.The professors and students of the
have their mythologicalfigures such as Zeus, Hercules and others to study. However, unlike their western mythology, within the Vedic texts, you
ll read narrations about thefactual managers of the material world, the demigods - Lord Siva, LordBrahma, Surya, Chandra and many more. Many of these powerful demigodsare included within the Vedic astrological chart readings.