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Rath’s lectures – Upäsanämça
By Visti Larsen – Guide and Guru: Sanjay Rath
This article is in continuation of the series of articles on upasanamsa. Refer: http://srigaruda.com/articles.htm. These discussions are based on the teachings of Pt. Sanjay Rath on three separate occasions; i. during March 2004 in Puri – India; ii. during the SJC-Boston conference 2004; iii. during Atri-SJC classes in February 2005.
VIMSÄMÇA BHÄVA 2
1.1 Self – first house 2
Chart 1: Example of Swami Vivekananda – prastara añöakavarga of Saturn 5 Chart 2: Ramakrishna Paramahamsa 7 Chart 3: Srila Prabhupada 8 Chart 4: Acharya Rajneesh (OSHO) 9 Chart 5: Aurobindo Ghosh 10 Chart 6: Sri Achyuta Dasa 11
1.2 Mukti Märga, dhyana, Samadhi and transformation– the twelfth and eighth house 2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Dhäraëa and Bhagavan Darshan – the tenth house 3 Guru and Upadeça – ninth and third house 3 Mantra and bhakti yoga – fifth house 3 Mantra märaka – sixth and eleventh houses 4
1.7 Spiritual family/community – second, fourth and seventh houses. 4 1.8 Teachings from the tradition (añöakavarga) 5
CASE STUDIES 7
This is usually observed through the native’s sensitivity towards dreams. More planets promote more awareness. and so also the lagna in the vimsamsa will indicate the self. The placement of the eighth lord will show whether the mantras/prayers are able to cause the transformation in this life itself. then the native may not be instigated or be interested in spirituality at all. dhyana. This is the first and foremost consideration. The houses in trines to the first house. Planets here show the native’s engagement in dhyana and their ability to attain Samadhi. the native in matters of spirituality is seen from this divisional chart. The seers are unanimous in this regard. or whether the effects will be felt in the next lives. the lagna should be made strong. . the eighth and the fourth houses will support this path. where as a result the native may get certain premonitions. The natives attitude and approach towards spirituality must all be understood from here. the order of the bhäva will be explained in reverse order. 1.2 Mukti Märga. promote the spiritual awareness of the native. To ensure the natives success in their upasana or spiritual practices. omens. 1 Karma caused by ones own wrong intentions. As the purpose of spiritual practices is to be liberated from ones bondage in this world and move towards mokña.Om Namaù Çiväya Vimsämça bhäva When trying to understand a divisional chart. The karaka Ketu will through his association with the twelfth house. Since the vimsamsa deals with spirituality. give enormous potential in this matter. The bhäva in trines to this viz. If the lagna or its lord is weak in the vimsamsa. This also shows death and can indicate the act of taking sanyasa or renunciation. These will be explained hereunder. whilst less decreases the same. 1. where the eighth house specifically ensures the natives ability to transform themselves and burn their néja doça1.1 Self – first house The lagna indicates the self which has been born. the various bhäva are said to take on specific characteristics. Samadhi and transformation– the twelfth and eighth house The twelfth house shows the natives meditation and ability to attain Samadhi.
whilst Saturn gives a very traditional and orthodox view. The third house also shows the nitya karma. the other houses of hearing. 1. and upasana through writing. if Mercury is the fifth lord then speaking to the devatä will increase bhakti. This act is called dhäraëa. The houses which end the mantra. If the fifth lord is influenced by the ninth house/lord. the bhakti will be towards the devatä assigned by the guru.g. whilst Saturn indicates pain or self-torture that must be experienced by the native. and promotes the pursuit of jïäna Märga.Om Namaù Çiväya 1. The nature of the graha(s) will indicate the devatä the native worships. and the same bhäva in the vimsamsa indicates the sight of God. The act which will increase the bhakti or power of the mantra is seen from the nature of the fifth lord.5 Mantra and bhakti yoga – fifth house The fifth house shows the personal mantra of the native. A Graha here promotes ones association with the Guru. as they are the märaka houses to the mantra. Planets in or lording the sixth/eleventh houses will show when the mantra stops or is disrupted for the native. Strong yogas with the tenth house or lord will give the native the vision of God. and this is also where the sense of touch arises from. Here the sixth house indicates the shadripu which is inhibiting the native from doing the mantra properly. e. besides the receiving of new mantra. The gurus are seen from the ninth house. Just as the tenth house shows seeing. It paves the way for new instructions and sadhana.3 Dhäraëa and Bhagavan Darshan – the tenth house The ability to see God comes from the tenth house. and show irregularities in the worship are the sixth and eleventh houses. This decreases spirituality and obstructs the mantra from working. the third house. etc shows senses which may develop into supernatural potentials. viz. This house also shows ones ability to focus or concentrate on the image of the devatä. whilst the eleventh indicates the läbha or gain which the native is seeking from the spiritual practices. Mercury in the ninth can give a very modern outlook. The grahas in the ninth house also indicate ones outlook on spirituality.g. whom are strictly forbidden to be touched as to maintain their purity. These houses are evil for mantra. For instance. the highest Gurus of the Veda are the four Saëkaräcarya.4 Guru and Upadeça – ninth and third house The dikñä guru and the spiritual-penance one does as a result of the gurus instruction is seen from the ninth house. Similarly Sun can indicate donation of wealth (of any kind) can increase spirituality. e. smelling. . The opposite house. 1. indicates the Upadeça or advice given by the guru.
The Graha(s) placed here indicate birth close to a holy place. The placement of the eleventh lord will show which matters the native seeks to earn some money from or derive some gain from. 1. 2 Monier Williams: n.g. if eleventh lord is in the ninth house. whilst the lord will indicate the temple which the native belongs to. Same situation applies to planets placed in the eleventh house. the seventh house shows the growth of the community in matters of spirituality. To ensure the destruction of ñadripu. This is also the seat of the family deity and will indicate which deity the native belongs to. Here the temple or spiritual seat/péöha which the native belongs to is found. The spiritual family or community is seen from the second house. Hence. The stronger the ability to burn sin. fourth and seventh houses. telling. Worship of this deity will bring harmony to the family and make the spiritual circle/family stronger spiritually. Refers to the act of making others aware of ones purpose. the greater the teacher.Om Namaù Çiväya 1. the native may believe that gurus and temples are matters from which they can derive some gain.7 Spiritual family/community – second. the placement of a sätvika Graha in lagna can burn the sin and sustain the mantra. and try to overcome this ‘wrong understanding’ of spirituality. In contrast to the second house. saying . It shows the act of practicing kértana2 which has the purpose of attracting more people into spirituality. The native should discern their planetary associations with the eleventh house. repeating .6 Mantra märaka – sixth and eleventh houses The sixth/eleventh house/lords will show the matter which instigates these problems. The place where the act of kértana occurs is the fourth house where the temple of the devatä sits. . the seventh house will show the practice of celebrations and singing/dancing to invite the devatä and its followers. mentioning . E.
Draw the vimsamsa chart.8 Teachings from the tradition (añöakavarga) The most recent conference presented a few principles on añöakavarga which Pt. . 2. Here we see the contribution of Moon. and see which planets are contributing to this sign. First time onlookers will notice the unusual amount of grahas and lagna repeating in the various bhäva. Here follows the use of the añöakavarga of Saturn in the vimsamsa varga.Om Namaù Çiväya 1. Shadripu or sin causes the obstruction of upasana. Method of calculating: 1. Analyze the sign of Saturn in the vimsamsa. and from these placements draw the astakavarga of Saturn. The nature of the planets will show the nature of the ripu or weakness. Sanjay Rath had learnt from his Uncle and Guru Sri Käçinätha Rath. Mars and Jupiter. Here it should be mentioned that the bhäva structure is irrelevant. which will obstruct their upasana or worship. The natural significator of sins is the Graha Saturn. which indicates the position of Saturn in the natal vimsamsa. They will indicate his main weaknesses or shad ripu in spiritual matters. and the focus is on the dark-grey area. The planets contributing to Saturn would indicate the various ripu that the native may face. Saturn will not contribute to this place. Chart 1: Example of Swami Vivekananda – prastara añöakavarga of Saturn This image is Saturns añöakavarga contribution for the vimsamsa chart of Swami Vivekananda.
fame. Swamiji admitted that he started having sexual urges. ones spouse will not contribute to his own sign desire for name. Lastly Mars placed here will show a weakness in matters of celibacy. he sat on a piece of burning coal. The placement of Jupiter indicates an inability to convince the people of his native land. which instigated Swamiji to go abroad to get the proper attention. A list of weaknesses associated with the planets is given below: # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Graha Sun – Moon Mars Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Lagna Weakness wealth/finances compassion celibacy greed lack of conviction of ones own community ones relationships. .Om Namaù Çiväya The Moon indicates that he may lack compassion towards others at times. and this lack of compassion can inhibit his spiritual progress. The native should seek to control these weaknesses or at least understand their presence. etc. and in a pursuit to control these urges.
hence an uncle's demise caused this event to happen.Om Namaù Çiväya 2 Case studies The charts analyzed have been rectified based on the life events displayed by the native’s. Here the mahadasas are both associated with the twelfth house and lagnesh where the antara daçäs are both placed in the lagna. showing that he will go to the guru or a temple to worship. but sixth lord is the satvic Moon and placed in Lagna hence the shadripus which cause the mantra to stop are instead getting destroyed. and treat them like God. Moon is in Aquarius making it is a form of Kalika. Any comments or corrections can be send to: visti@srigaruda. Mercury is the fifth lord. giving a very high level of philosophy to the native. This also shows a person who is very apt at attaining the higher states of Samadhi. Fifth lord is in the ninth house. Sixth lord is in Lagna and would normally be very bad for mantra. which is well known from his life events. thereby activating the upasana and spiritual experiences. He will try hard to overcome his sins due to this. Both lagna lords are in the twelfth house with Ketu showing a person who will be on the path of mokña and renunciation. Two very significant events are known to have occurred during the daçäantara of Saturn-Venus and during Rähu-Moon. . as ninth lord is joined the Moon. Ninth lord is in turn in Lagna. He will do the worship in a temple of the Mother.com Chart 2: Ramakrishna Paramahamsa In vimsamsa. the lagna is of the philosophical sign .Aquarius. so he will be very respectful towards Gurus and elders.
The PAV of Saturn has Sun and Venus' contribution indicating Money (sun) and wife (Venus) which were the two areas that he was particularly strict about.1901-05-02 (7:21:19) Rah: 1901-05-02 (7:21:19) .1954-05-02 (21:36:05) Merc: 1954-05-02 (21:36:05) . Lagna lord is in the fifth house with the Moon indicating the bhakti Märga. and that towards Sri Krishna as this is Mercury’s sign. Eleventh lord Jupiter is luckily placed in the twelfth house and debilitated.1919-05-02 (22:11:50) Jup: 1919-05-02 (22:11:50) . as he knew they would obstruct his sadhana. Chart 3: Srila Prabhupada In vimsamsa the lagna is again Aquarius.1935-05-03 (0:34:58) Sat: 1935-05-03 (0:34:58) .Om Namaù Çiväya Eleventh lord is in the fourth house.1971-05-03 (5:54:17) . hence he gave up all his desires when taking Sanyasa. and hence there will be breaks in his practice during the daçä of Saturn (joined Moon). Sixth lord is in the fifth house and is Moon. Vimçottari daçä (started from Moon): Maha Dasas: Mars: 1894-05-01 (12:25:37) . hence some attachment to property or home will be there which he will seek to attain through his spiritual practices. which eventually was fully established by his disciple Swami Vivekananda. He sought to establish an ashram.
As Venus is ninth lord. Chart 4: Acharya Rajneesh (OSHO) In vimsamsa the lagna lord is in the tenth in parivartana with tenth lord. books. hence money and people of own community will give him problems. Both are debilitated indicating the ability to give up anything easily.1978-05-03 (1:18:03) Ven: 1978-05-03 (1:18:03) . . without attachment. This is the reason he went abroad to initially establish ISKCON. Mercury is the lord and can indicate that students or friends will instigate this desire.Om Namaù Çiväya Ket: 1971-05-03 (5:54:17) . During the end of Mercury he also traveled abroad to the US to establish temples. Eleventh lord is in the ninth which will give a desire towards earning through the temple/religion. he gave up everything for his Guru. etc and Jupiter being fifth and eighth lord. shows that this was his real worship or bhakti. upanishads.1998-05-03 (4:03:29) Sun: 1998-05-03 (4:03:29) . So during Mercury-Venus daçä he renounced life. Gajakesari in the fourth house gives an immense focus on vidyä.2014-05-03 (6:38:59) Fifth lord Mercury is in the second house in mutual aspect with Venus who is in the eighth house causing Sanyasa Yoga.2004-05-02 (17:03:47) Moon: 2004-05-02 (17:03:47) . In Saturn’s añöakavarga Sun and Jupiter are contributing to the placement of Saturn. hence his Märga in spirituality is purely pointed towards the attainment of a vision of God and large-scale administrating a large organization.
Mercury and Sun. after receiving the darshan of Sri Krishna.1902-09-08 (16:10:08) Moon: 1902-09-08 (16:10:08) . These are Jupiter. due to Mars-Moon Parivartana. as Lagna lord in the fifth house gives the path of bhakti yoga. Mercury is in the ninth house. Ninth lord has gone to the twelfth house of meditation and dhyana. hence the establishment of the Ashram or public place for Sri Krishna will happen through his bhakti. showing that his Guru came through this form. Vimçottari daçä (started from Moon): Mahä daçäs: Ket: 1869-09-07 (5:22:04) . Mars. hence giving him a new and modern perspective to spirituality.1896-09-07 (3:22:46) Sun: 1896-09-07 (3:22:46) . lagna lord and fifth lord are in a strong parivartana.1876-09-07 (0:28:28) Ven: 1876-09-07 (0:28:28) . showing that the spiritual path will really change.1937-09-08 (15:30:46) .Om Namaù Çiväya Four main weaknesses are indicated in Saturn’s prastara añöakavarga. Seventh lord is in the fifth as well. tenth lord is also in Lagna and is Mars.1919-09-09 (0:45:55) Rah: 1919-09-09 (0:45:55) .1912-09-08 (5:51:19) Mars: 1912-09-08 (5:51:19) . Chart 5: Aurobindo Ghosh In vimsamsa.
and he will have many powerful Samadhi experiences.1989-09-08 (23:19:42) During the end of Moon daçä. Chart 6: Sri Achyuta Dasa In vimsamsa Gajakesari Yoga is formed on the lagna. OM TAT SAT .1953-09-08 (17:54:37) Sat: 1953-09-08 (17:54:37) . giving a lot of focus on the self and the nature of the self. Ninth lord is in the fifth house. Jupiter is the third lord and strong. This is a perfect example of Parivartana working. and hence during Rähu mahä daçä the Guru will arrive.Om Namaù Çiväya Jup: 1937-09-08 (15:30:46) . The lagna lord is in a perfect tapasvé Yoga in the twelfth house with Saturn and Ketu. As per the writings of Sri Achyuta dasa he used to worship Nirankara-Näräyaëa. hence a perfect sadhaka who will burn his sins is born.in Mars daçä he went to Pondicherry and established the Ashram. hence during Rahu-Guru he received the dikña from Sri Chaitanya Mahäprabhu and his life changed. Sixth lord is in the Lagna and is Jupiter . he got the vision of Sri Krishna . hence his Märga was one of perfect mukti Marga.joined the Moon. so the Guru will come to give him the mantra.1972-09-08 (14:50:49) Merc: 1972-09-08 (14:50:49) . Mercury is in parivartana Yoga with the twelfth house combination with Rähu.
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