Karmic Relationships, Why Am I Single? & Past Lives with Jyotish: Vedic Astrology + Top 3 Episodes of 2020 | Blaine Watson #049

Is your relationship with your partner supported by nature and karmically suitable?

Gaining insight into the Vedic Astrology of you and whom ever you relate with can illuminate and improve that relationship.

Why am I still single? I feel a relationship would significantly enhance my evolution.

Vedic Astrology, or Jyotisha, utilises measures of sacred time to organise human life according to celestial forces and natural law.

It helps understand human existence in a deeper perspective so that we can not only flow through life effortlessly with nature's support, but also attune with cosmic intelligence and the eternal organiser.

About Our Guest: Blaine Watson

Blaine has studied astrology since childhood and became interested in Vedic Astrology on a trip to India in 1980 and began studying in earnest at that time. After several years of self study in India, USA, Spain, Netherlands and Switzerland, he was personally certified as expert in Jyotish by the Dean of the Department of Sanskrit at Benares Hindu University in Varanasi, India in 1989.

Blaine has been a professional astrologer for over 30 years and has more than 30,000 clients in over 30 countries. People find Blaine via word of mouth as the Vedic tradition with which he is associated does not permit me to advertise.

Blaine has travelled to consult and teach in South America, the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and India. 

Blaine also been trained in and is considered to be expert in Ayurveda and the Vedic system of temple architecture known as Vastu Vidya or Sthapatya Veda. Blaine learnt to meditate in high school, and has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for 45 years and has taught over 4,000 people on 4 continents how to meditate.  


The First Podcast Episode with Blaine (Wise to Listen to this one firsrt)

In this Episode we Discuss:

Dharma: The Most Evolutionary Thing You Can Be Doing Now

Trends, themes and patterns that present in clinics and consultations due to the cosmic weather.

Vedic nerds - a global phenomena that is influenced with past lives and a purpose to unit with India.

Past Life Relationships with Jyotish, Karma and Choosing When You Are Born

Istha Kal - personal time. Your time of birth is chosen and dictated to you according to the karma you are working off.

Born with adversities, challenges and blessings.

The Bhagavad Gita states:

  1. If you are on the path to enlightenment - you will be born into the families of the rich.
  2. If you are far on the path to enlightenment as a yogi in the last life time, you will be born into a family of yogis.

Clearing Karmic Connections

The Epidemic of Infertility

The relationship between infertility and glyphosate.

Cultivating A Relationship with the Planets

  • Each planet has a portfolio.
  • They have specific relationships with each other. E.g. Sun is Saturns father. Moon is Mercurys father.
  • Each planet is an incarnation of Visnu.

Surya

  • Sun is known as Krooya = “cruel”.
  • He is hot, dry, represents power, the kind, government, the father, independence
  • Represents ego on superficial and a more subtle level represents the soul.
  • Sun represents bones.

Jyotish expressing itself in the physiology

  • Shani - mamsa dhatu - also asthi and majja dhatu.
  • Shukra - sukra dhatu
  • Mangal - rakta dhatu
  • Chandra - rasa dhatu
  • Buddh - tvak.

For information on the dhatus (tissues), refer to Vital Veda and Dr Harsha Rajus online course on Dhatus.

Each Planet is An Incarnation of Visnu

  1. Rama - Surya
  2. Krsna - Chandra
  3. Narasimha(Lion head demon eater) - Mangal
  4. Buddha - Buddh
  5. Vaamana (dwarf) - Guru
  6. Parasu Rama (warrior) - Sukra
  7. Koorma (turtle) - Shani
  8. Varaha (bore) - Rahu
  9. Matsya (fish) - Ketu.

You can see the evolution of human kind in these incarnations (from acqautic animal to the most refined human).

Why is each planet is dominantly masculine?

Please comment below your thoughts.

The Dashas - Planetary Cycles You are Going Through

  • A system of cycles set in motion from the moment you are born.
  • MahaDasha (primary cycle) and AntaraDasha (secondary cycle) and beyond.

Marriages in Jyotish

  • "Love Marriage" and Arranged Marriage.
  • Using Jyotish for successful marriage and to optimise the “alliance” in a marriage.

Why Am I Single?

  • Single People and Bachelors Wanting or Refusing a Relationship
  • Old souls.
  • Bearing children.
  • Approaching the end of child-bearing years while being single.

  • Banana Treatment to Make the Reproductive Organs More Youthful

Yagya (Ancient Vedic Technology) to Find a Suitable Marriage Partner and Have Children

Yagyas for world peace and anything in the world.

David O’Reilly, who organises Yagyas - oreilly@vip.net
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Rahu and Ketu

  • They are “Chaya graha.”
  • Chaya = “shadow.”
  • Griha = “grip”. A planet has a grip.
  • Each planet has a shadow planet, and Rahu and Ketu are the shadow planets for the sun and the moon.
  • Mostly causing difficulties in life.
  • They are responsible for eclipses.

Rahu

    • The head of the serpent.
    • Weird and unconventional. Psychic rather than spiritual. A world knowingness.
    • Obsessive.
    • Dream like quality.
    • When Rahu gets what he wants, it is like waking up from a dream.
    • A snake can hypnotise their victims to a vast like state.
    • There for the ride. Go with the flow.
    • We can’t trust the thought we have.
    • He is tricky but he can be tricked.
    • If you buy a house in the Rahu cycle, paint the bathroom or bought a door knocker.
    • What Rahu gives, Rahu takes away.
    • If you buy something in a Rahu cycle, change it up a little so it is not what you bought.
    • You can get married in a Rahu cycle - Take vows - these change the laws of nature dramatically. The legal or religious system gets involved. It restructures the relationship. The change you are looking for with Rahu.

Ketu

    • Intuition.
    • Tail of the snake. Part of us that is sensitive to vibration.
    • Moksha karaka - a significator of moksha.
    • Gnyana (spiritual knowledge) karaka.
    • Feeling level. The wuiet voice inside.
    • Produces bursts of good fortune.
    • Disinterested in the world - not interested in money or status. He is interested in the subtle fields of life.
    • Represents loss - Loss because we are not interested (in money for example). People don’t want to do work.
    • Represents periods of times of awakening.

Jyotish Chart of Specific Countries

Current Astrological Update of Covid-19

  • Blaine says it will last another 2.5 years.
  • Blaine believes Shani (Saturn) is responsible.
  • Is Rahu involved in C-19?

Viewing the Birth Charts of Twins

  • Using the Navamsha chart. The chart of the inner or hidden personality.
  • A lot of karma in twinning charts. They chose to be born together. They could have been marriage partners in a past lifetime.
  • They usually love each other on a very deep level.
  • Twinning can be seen in the chart. Can be because Mercury and Gemini may be in the house of children.

Resources

Contact Blaine for a Jyotish consultation - find his address in this episode.

Check out other Jyotishis and Pundits (to perform Yagyas) we recommend here

The First Podcast Episode with Blaine


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Pumpkin: Benefits, Uses & Properties in Ayurveda

We feel well grounded and nourished from a hot pumpkin soup.

The sweet soft sludge gracefully travels down our oesophagus to nourish our nervous system that is ever so prevalent in our gut, while the bright orange phytonutrient slush delivers antioxidants and microbial balancing effects to our digestion and it’s inhabitants (the microbiome).

Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo and it’s close relatives) when cooked has a sweet taste, sweet post-digestive effect and slightly heavy quality, which can balance Vata (bio-energy associated with movement) and ground the nervous system.

Ayurvedic Properties

Rasa (taste) - madhura (sweet taste)
Virya
(energy) - sheeta (cooling)
Vipaka (post-digestive effect) - madhura
Gunas -
 guru (heavy), ruksa (dry)

But beware, pumpkin is also drying so it can aggravate vata if you do not use spices (e.g. cumin, tamarind, pepper) and ghee (or a good quality oil).

Pumpkin also tends to cause constipation (vishtambhi) and contribute to rheumatoid arthritis (ama vat). I recommend to minimise pumpkin when Vata is out of balance.

It is also important to add spices and consume minimally for kapha (bio-energy associated with coherence, structure and stability), as pumpkin can be a little tamasic (dulling), create heaviness and ama (sticky toxic material).

Pumpkin is Actually a Fruit

Pumpkin (Kūshmāndi or Karkāru in Ayurveda) is actually a fruit according to Ayurveda and modern botany.  This is because it’s a product of the seed-bearing structure of flowering plants. 

This is also why there are some disputes about the actions of pumpkin in Ayurveda, because it’s therapeutic properties change whether it is raw or cooked and what part of the plant is used - fruit, flower, seeds, sap, stem or leaves (whole pumpkin plant is used medicinally).  Also, the fact that there are many varieties of pumpkin makes it more challenging to agree on it’s properties.

The Auspiciousness of Pumpkin

Pumpkin in Ayurveda is considered auspicious. It is one of the fruits offered during ceremony (puja) to activate specific divine forces of consciousness.

The pumpkin fruit is used to remove subtle negative influences called “dristi dosha.” This is why you’ll find pumpkins hanging from the ceilings of doorway entrances in India, to keep the subtle negative energies out of the house. If the pumpkin goes rotten unusually quickly, it is doing its job of absorbing these doshas. It is then replaced with a new demon protecting fruit for the next security shift.

Other Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Other benefits of the cooling fruit is the presence the phytonutrient carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body for a tremendous punch of antioxidants (molecules that inhibit the damaging effects of free radicals).

This also provides the capacity to help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, as well slowing down the signs of ageing, such as the formation of wrinkles.

It helps cure bleeding diseases.

It causes moistness and discharges from the channels (Syandi). (This is not always good).

It can help with tape and intestinal worms (krimi).

Skin Health — Health.com says carotenoids in pumpkins contain wrinkle-fighting pigments, which help hydrate and zap free radicals in your skin and help prevent them from causing damage. The vitamins as well as powerful enzymes help clean your skin.

Pumpkin Seeds

A special bonus in pumpkin seeds is the amino acid tryptophan, which, once in the brain, converts into serotonin, a nutrient that helps regulate brain function.

The seeds contain a concentrated source of minerals and vitamins, with 30 grams of protein, 8.82 milligrams of iron and 559 calories in every 100-gram serving, but no cholesterol.

The dietary fibre helps maintain regular waste elimination and helps keep the colon safe from diseases.

Have essential fatty acids that have been shown to support good prostate health and should be a health pitta-reducing and prostate pleasing diet.

The seeds are high in iron. They also contain good amounts of zinc and magnesium.

How to Eat Pumpkin

 The older the better, leave them on the vine for as long as possible, wait for the pumpkin to harden. Use spices and don’t eat too much.

If you can get white pumpkins (such as Ash Gourd) these are much better medicinally and they don't aggravate the conditions mentioned earlier.

References:
mercola.com and hyperlinked is scientific references.


Divine Creative Energy (Shakti) & Accessing Mother Divine (Devi) | Yashoda Devi Ma {Podcast #046}

Mother Divine (Devi) - the creative aspect of the Absolute field of Pure Unbounded Consciousness

Creative feminine energy contains the mechanisms that make the unmanifest manifest.

That which is responsible for all that which is continuously being created.

The sacred feminine is the source of creation.

About Yashoda Devi Ma

Yashoda Devi Ma is a Vedic Meditation teacher with a passion for helping students reduce stress, cultivate a clear mind and live from the heart. She is the founder of YDM Meditation, a boutique style wellness studio in Boulder, Colorado, which is the base of a thriving community of local and global meditators.

Yashoda has dedicated two decades to Vedic Meditation and Himalayan Yogic practices after the teachings transformed her life and lifted her out of severe depression. She also has a deep insight into the science of Jyotish (Vedic astrology).

Yashoda teaches from direct experience and the initiations gained while studying with two masters of meditation and tantric yoga coupled with extensive travels to the sacred lands of India. It is her greatest joy to share these powerful techniques in the most embodied and relatable way possible.


In This Episode We Discuss

  • Mother Divine (Devi)
  • "Navaratri" - The nine nights of mother divine.
  • "The rising of the feminine" and what that actually means.
  • Siva/Shakti Energy - the interplay of masculine and feminine.
  • Durga (courageously removing irrelevant impurities from ones life).
  • Laksmi (abundance, high value of all areas of life, expression of love).
  • Saraswati (pure knowledge)
  • Ways to invoke Mother Divine in you.

Japa

Japa - a practice we use with clear intention and focused effort to help correct the mistaken intellect, refine our contemplative thinking spectrum and enhance specific fields of awareness/consciousness. On the other hand, Vedic Meditation is designed to be effortless and expand the mind beyond thought all together. Two techniques that compliment each other quite powerfully, but are not interchangeable.

Japa is an active meditation. We can look at Japa as our strength training outside of a daily deep meditation.

Japa means “rotate” and in this practice we move our fingers over a string of beads (called a mala) to focus awareness + concentration as we repeat the mantra. Every time we complete a repetition of the japa mantra, we move to the next bead. A full mala has 108 beads and a full Japa is 108 cycles of the mantra.

Japa Meditation counters the mind’s tendency to become overwhelmed by the continuous stream of inner chatter. As one slowly moves along the mala with the mantra, the mind becomes rooted in that same unhurried, calm movement.

Japa Meditation directs awareness into a clear focus, both objectively and subjectively.

+ more we discuss in this podcast!

Associated Article

The Power of Mother Divine and Navaratri and How to Access It's Regenerative Energy


Resources


Other Podcast With Yashoda Devi Ma


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The Power of Mother Divine and “Navaratri” and How to Access Its Regenerative Energy

"Divinity blossoms where woman are respected."
Manu Smriti (ancient Ayurvedic text on gynaecology)

In the Vedic calendar there are a few times in the year when the collective invokes the Mother Divine aspects of consciousness.

Mother Divine or Universal Mother is commonly referred to in the Vedas as "Durga" (remover of miseries), "Devi" (goddess) or "Shakti" (feminine energy or infinite power)

There are many ways to invoke the Mother Divine in us and in the collective.

Aspects of Mother Divine

  • Gracefulness, elegance.
  • Invincibility, capability.
  • Feminine counterpart of the "destruction operator" in nature. - Like a stern mother ensuring we are following the laws of nature, or else, some destruction will occur to shake us up.
  • The Divine personality known as 'Durga' (pictured) sits on her tiger with infinite arms holding shining weapons ready to slay the demons. This is expressive of the capability of pure Being (infinite arms) to dissolve (slay) negativity, stress and disease (demons).

These aspects of consciousness are referred to as Durga in the Veda.

  • Abundance.
  • Increase of flow.
  • Choosing the higher value of behaviour over the lower value of behaviour.
  • Having every resource at the tip of your fingers. Because they align to the value of which nature is desiring for you and the universe.
  • It is our natural-born heritage to be abundant. If mother nature is abundant, then we are.

These aspects of consciousness are referred to as Lakshmi in the Veda.

  • Music, arts, culture.
  • Feminine aspect of creation - the force of Natural Law (prakriti) that creates all expressed values on the basis of pure intelligence (Purusha).
  • Education and knowledge. Personification of divine knowledge.

These aspects of consciousness are referred to as Saraswati in the Veda.

  • Infinite adaptability and infinite organising power. (Shakti)
  • Nourishing, nurturing, protecting. (Devi)

Navaratri: Times of the Year to Access Infinite Regenerative Energy

Every year, a special Vedic celebration is honoured called Navaratri. 

"Nav(a)" = Nine.
"Ratri" = Night.

The festival "Navratri" is the 9 Nights of Mother Divine. This is an opportunity to join masses all over the world in invoking the energy aspect of mother divine.

When is Navaratri: Seasonal & Astrological Significance

There are actually 4x Navaratris each year. They come in the midst of seasonal transition (rtu sandhi) , giving us the opportunity to reset, let go, purify, rejuvenate, and move into the next phase of our life with greater lightness and ease.

There are two main Navratris to counter-balance the seasons that are associated with sickness and death:
Vasanta (Spring) and Sarat (Autumn) in India.

These seasons are called "Death's Teeth" (Yama Danta) because it is when the world is unstable. Spring is detoxifying what accumulated in the winter and autumn is purifying the accumulations and acid from the rainy season.

Furthermore, these two Navratris come at thresholds of the northern solstice (Uttarayana, Agneya) and southern solstice (Dakshinayana, Saumya).

It is at these times that us as a society have special need for grace, and so the Devi’s Navaratri, the Vasanta (spring) and Sarat (autumn) Navratri, are observed as times for special prayer and regeneration.

The "main" Navratri that is most celebrated and auspicious is Sarat Navarati, which takes place after the autumn monsoon and the autumn harvest (which in Australia is our Spring). It begins on the first day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwini.

It is around September / October each year and changes according to the lunar calendar and the planetary alignments to align with Nature's powerful, rejuvenating and evolutionary cycles, rhythms and energies.

Ways to Invoke the Mother Divine:

(for both females, males and all gender-identifications to invoke)

  • Place your awareness on the aspects of mother divine in you, people you know and that which permeates throughout the world. This is good to practice while you are in your most de-excited state (after meditation and yoga for example).
  • When spending time with the people in your life, especially the women that are close to you, immerse in relationships with more honour, gratitude and love for the feminine divinity that emanates through that individual. Whatever you place your attention on grows. Allow that divinity to blossom and permeate! (This "Shakti" also certainly emanates through males).
  • Chant or listen to mantras specific to mother divine.
  • Attend ceremonies, celebrations and pujas with a specific focus on the mother divine.
  • Perform the more specific rituals and rites that are outlined by the Rishi's (seers), gurus and in the ancient texts. Check your local Hindu temple, vedic community or pundit (Vedic Priest). In Sydney, I attend ceremonies with Pundit Sudheer Sharma and all over the world - online with Pundit Baskaran.
  • Make the nine days a little retreat - honour yourself with more self-care and time by doing more dinacharya (Ayurvedic daily routine), sadhana (practice to attune yourself with nature), yoga,  extended meditation programs (according to your meditation technique/program).
  • For Navarati October 17th-25th - sponsor special Vedic fire ceremonies, known as 'Yagya', that take place in India over the 9 nights.
Vedic fire ceremonies (Yagya) in one popular way to commune with and invoke Mother Divine.

Ayurveda's View on Woman's Wellbeing

In Ayurveda, the woman's health and wellbeing is pivotal for not only the health and happiness of the family, but to the whole society and even the nation at large. Their wellbeing is a core influence that ripples throughout their (larger than you think) vicinity.

Woman's healthcare is a priority. From menarche (start of menstrual cycle) to pre-conception, to pregnancy, to menopause - the woman's health plays a major influence on the health of the people around her.

The destiny of the world lies in the hands of women. Women is the creator. She has beauty, charm, grace and wisdom. She has her hand in the hand of God. Woman is at the top of creation. This is her place and her Dharma, and this she must never loose, for if she does, there will be wars, suffering and cruelty, because she is the opposite of all these things. The nervous system of a woman is by nature more refined and much more delicate. She is the first to sense the good, the pure, the beautiful, the divine. By nature, man is more gross. His position is to deal with the world, so he must be able to deal with stress. Woman is balance, a balance of all nature. She takes in all the stress of her husband and children and does not pass it on. Must not pass it on. Healing is in the lap of the mother; she heals the child's soul. Her place is to see that man goes for higher consciousness. The love of mother that comes through the hands of every woman is Mother Divine. A woman should not get so tired. Her structure is for finger things.
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

A Time For Transformation

The 9-days of Navrati represent the 9 months a baby spends in a mother’s womb. During Navratri, our consciousness evolves everyday from tamas (inertia, delusion) to sattva (purity, awakening).

  • The initial step is to get rid of all the countless impurities (Kali).
  • Then acquire virtues and auspicious and divine qualities (Lakshmi).
  • Thus purified, knowledge flashes upon you like the brilliant rays of the sun in crystal waters of a perfectly calm lake (Saraswati).

This process can take a lifetime or more. It can also be fast tracked and experienced in a big hit during these 9 days, Navratri, by allowing the Divine Mother to operate though us.

Night provides rest and rejuvenation. During the night, you turn inwards through sleep, and you wake up feeling refreshed and rested in the morning. In the same way, Navaratri or the ‘nine nights’ is that time of the year when you get the chance to experience deep rest. This deep rest brings freedom from all kinds of bothers, and brings deep relaxation and creativity.
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Mother is the creative aspect of the Absolute and all that which is continuously being created.


Related Listening

Ayurveda for menstruation, pre-conception and conscious conception with Dylan Smith and Laura Poole

feature image: Katyayani, one of the forms of Durga.

References and inspiration: Mahasoma


Divine Cold Water Immersion (Cold Bathing & Thermogenesis)

Your ice melted into sharp divine nourishment.

Your feminine nature to care for my muscles that have been playfully mangled by mountains is comfortably appreciated by my inner child. Adored by the masculine in me that treasures this inter-linked support system: – Purusha & Prakriti.

The local peripheral skin cooling sensitises my hormones and optimises adipose (fat) tissue without damaging the overlying skin or the underlying muscle layers. – SamaDhatu

Your ability to purify imbues dignity, wealth, comfort and abundance as I bathe in your pure untouched icy-cold sacred hexagonal structures. – Laksmi

While I simply float and breathe, your effortless flow treats to me to a remarkable vascular workout. – Hrdaya❤️

You provide dynamic circumstances to align me with my breath, ultimately for euphoric mastery over my body. – Prana

You stimulate mitochondria to produce thermal heat (thermogenesis) which turns up the metabolism, activates the thyroid gland and enhances cellular communication. – Arogya

Note of Caution

Cold Water Thermogenesis should be enjoyed and have some feelings of comfort.

There are risks of cold shock (it is rare), and your cardiac risks should be low.

It is important to ease gradually and gently into cold water immersion, do not push yourself. If you perform abhyanga before, and immerse in beautiful fluoride free nature it will be easier.

Skin colour of pink to cherry red is fine, but if it is white it is excessive. Shivering is not a good sign.

Do you do cold water bathing? Comment below?

For more info:

The Deep Value of Ayurveda: Balancing mind & body to proper function

Preventing memory loss of the unbounded, pure level of life, and promoting memory loss of that which is not relevant to remember nor think about.

Correcting the mistake of the intellect (Pragyaparada) - when the intellect identifies exclusively with the diversified aspects of life, the limited expressions of the relative.

We correct the intellect to identify with our Absolute Nature.
This is where perfect health lies.
Experiential identification with That will enliven perfect health and dissipate dis-ease.

Bringing back the memory of the Self to each aspect of the physiology, from subtle to gross.

This level of understanding is the knowledge of Āyur-Veda.

The knowledge of Totality. - BrahmaVidya

Jyotish: Celestial Organisation of Life with Vedic Astrology | Blaine Watson #041

Vedic Astrology, or Jyotisha, utilises measures of sacred time to organise human life according to celestial forces and natural law.

It helps understand human existence in a deeper perspective so that we can not only flow through effortlessly with nature's support, but also attune with cosmic intelligence and the eternal organiser.

About Blaine Watson

Blaine has studied astrology since childhood and became interested in Vedic Astrology on a trip to India in 1980 and began studying in earnest at that time. After several years of self study in India, USA, Spain, Netherlands and Switzerland, he was personally certified as expert in Jyotish by the Dean of the Department of Sanskrit at Benares Hindu University in Varanasi, India in 1989.

Blaine has been a professional astrologer for over 30 years and has more than 30,000 clients in over 30 countries. People find Blaine via word of mouth as the Vedic tradition with which he is associated does not permit me to advertise.

Blaine has travelled to consult and teach in South America, the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and India. 

Blaine also been trained in and is considered to be expert in Ayurveda and the Vedic system of temple architecture known as Vastu Vidya or Sthapatya Veda. Blaine learnt to meditate in high school, and has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for 45 years and has taught over 4,000 people on 4 continents how to meditate.  


In this Episode we Discuss:

What it takes for Blaine as a vedic astrologer to do a reading

Tapping into the subtle. Becoming the clients chart.

Proper Intellectual Discrimination to detach from the chart of the client.

The Valuable Usage of Jyotish:

"Heyam Dukham Anagatam" (Avert the danger which has not yet come).
Patanjali

Heyam - the future.

Dukha - dangers and potential misery. Opposite of sukha (happiness).

Anagatam - to be avoided and averted.

That which you feel is not good potential, you have the capacity to change it, avoid it.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

How long did it take for him to gain enlightenment?

What knowledge did he study?

Universal Vedic People

Correlations Between the Vedic people, the Sámi people (indigenous Finno-Ugric people around Finland), Indigenous culture from Peru and Aboriginal Australians.

Indian or Aboriginal?

Actions to Take For Those Wanting to Study Jyotish

Differences between Vedic Astrology & Western Astrology

Rectifying Birth Charts

For those who don’t know their birth time.

Prashna (Questioning)

What Determines the Time of Birth?

3 views that are debated:

  1. Time of breath - when the prana enters the body.
  2. Time head comes out.
  3. Time whole body comes out.

The Current C-19 Jyotish Situation & Cosmic Weather

September 12/13 will be another huge shift in the collective.

Why the world is more enlightened and evolved now than a few decades ago.

The Year of 2020 is Going to Produce a Whole Generation of World Leaders - Babies being born during the C19 pandemic have a very significant horoscope - accomplish something of lasting significance in their lifetime.

Blaine's prediction for the upcoming US Election.

The benefits of knowing your chart

Solutions and Remedies to Support One’s Chart

Yagya: Vedic Technology

Using primordial sound vibrations and precious substances to restructure the DNA and burn off karma.

Blaines personal meditation practice

How Gem Stones Work for Astrology

Parts of the earth resonate with different parts of the planet and light therapy.

Check out our favourite Gem Stones here

Brahmins and The Caste System

Important for dharma.

The Magi Brahmins who travelled to the west to treat an incarnation of Visnu (Jesus Christ).

Resources

Contact Blaine for a Jyotish consultation - blainepw@gmail.com

Check out other Jyotishis and Pundits (to perform Yagyas) we recommend here

Related Listening:


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PadmaNabha (Vishnu) Floating on Ekarnarva (Dissolution of the World for Fresh Creation)

The Story, The Mythology

Brahma (the creator or the creation operator in nature) is born in the lotus that sprouts from Vishnu’s navel. (Vishnu is the maintenance operator in nature).(1)

Narayana (another name for Vishnu) rests upon his serpent Ananta, who lies upon the ocean Ekarnava: the infinite sea.(1)

Ekanarva (The Infinite Sea) during Pralaya (Dissolution)

  1. At the end of a kalpa, a thousand cycles of yugas (eras), the pralaya does not stop. The Pralaya is (in this case) severe flooding of rain part of a cyclic model of the universe where the cosmos is in it's transition phase of appearing and disappearing within the Absolute.
  2. It rains on, endlessly, torrents pouring down by night and day; until the worlds dissolve in those tidal waters and the seven suns are extinguished in the sky.
  3. Still those rains do not stop; they pour on for a hundred years without pause.
  4. At last, the precious waters have swollen into the realm of the Sapta rishi (highly evolved subtle realms beyond earth) and the ocean covers everything.

5. It is upon this infinite sea that a vata leaf (2) (Banyan tree / Ficus benghalensis leaf) floats, and the Lord of the kalpa, the Blue Infant who sucks on his toe, who is called Narayana, lies on that singular, resplendent leaf.

Narayana sucks his toe to show how sweet his lotus like feet are and their capacity to protect his devotees. He is hinting to others to surrender themselves to the Visnu aspect of consciousness.(5)

6. From his mouth, issue great winds blow away the clouds of the pralaya. For 100 years, these winds blow before the clouds are all scattered.

Krishna/Narayana may also be sucking his toe to keep a "plug" on his extremely powerful mouth. Or even to charge up it's power with his lotus feet, as both his feet and mouth are like lotuses - potential for infinite dynamism.

7. Then, Hari is Narayana, lying upon his eternal serpent-bed, Anantasayanam, as both Vishnu and Brahma who lies in the golden lotus that sprouts from Vishnu’s navel. Both sleep forms long as Brahma’s night lasts, out on that ocean of hardly a ripple. At the end of a thousand chaturyugas, Brahma stores again. Once more, he pours forth Creation.(3)

Naimittaka Prayala: Occasional Dissolution

The phenomena of Naimittika Pralaya occurs as part of a cyclic model of the universe.(4)

It occurs at the intervals of Brahma's days (at Brahma's night time), when the creator operator in nature (Brahma) sleeps (stops creating)

This involves the destruction of creatures, though not of the substance of the world, occurring during his night.

A Note on Vedic time and Brahma:

A Note on Vedic time and Brahma:

  • A chaturyuga, a cycle of four ages, is 12, 000 divine years, or 365x 12,000 human years long (4,480 000).
  • 71 chaturyugas make a manvantara;
  • 14 manvantaras, a kalpa.
  • A kalpa of a thousand chaturyugas, 12 million divine years, is one day of Brahma, the Creator.

From what primal source has this infinite sea come?

The infinite sea with creation itself (Brahma) floating on it, is essentially still manifested -

So what created that? What created this being floating on a leaf on the sea.
Where has the primal source of the infinite sea (Ekarnava) come from?

The answer is the source. The Mother of all things: "Devi.”

Devi is the mother diviner aspect of consciousness. The primordial sound that allows manifestation to occur. Without mother, there is no-thing on earth. No heaven on earth. Devi is a candidate for supreme Being (Istha Devata) and is Supreme Being (Ishwara) for those who resonate with the supreme Devi aspect of consciousness.

Significance of Padmanahba floating on a Vata Leaf

Why a Vata (Banyan tree / Ficus benghalensis) leaf?

Let us look deeper into the subtle teachings of these stories and symbolism behind them.

The seeds of a Vata tree is incredibly small. But can grow to the biggest tree on earth. A single Banyan tree can grow to the size of acres!

This demonstrates the ability for Visnu state of consciousness - the unity of knowledge, devotion and action coming from the heart - to interact at the micro level while simultaneously having the capacity to effortlessly conquer the whole universe with easy breath from his lips.


This article  intends to explore the deeper and more subtler meanings behind these vedic mythology and events.

I would love to hear if you have any insights and comments you may have.

Jai Visnu

Dylan

References

  1. Devi Bhagavatam
  2. Vaidya AV Raju and Sastras - although Ramesh Menon describes the leaf as Peepal leaf, mostly all art depicting this and sastras say it is a wata leaf (leaf on Banyan tree/ ficus benghalensis)
  3. Mahabharata, translated by Ramesh Menon
  4. Vishnu purana
  5. Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 12 Ch 9.

Corona Virus Covid-19 in Ancient Ayurveda

Fever in Ayurveda

There are MANY types of fever, known as Jvara in Ayurveda. It is such a dynamic disease and all the types of jvara are unique. Some are mild and easy to cure, some are incurable and potentially fatal.

Abhisangaja Jvara (Type of Fever)

Abhisangaja jvara is an Āgnatu type of jvara.

Āgnatu = fever caused by extraneous factors.

This type of fever is said to be caused by the affliction of grief, fear, anger, bhutas (evil sprits) and germs.

In fact, germs themselves, mostly (and in this case) are considered "evil spirits," or dark forces of nature that promote ignorance and suppress enlightenment.

Corona Virus C-19 is a germ manifesting virulently in the physical body of many, especially in the weak, immuno-compromised and the elderly.

But perhaps more alarmingly is C-19's ability to spread dis-ease in the minds of huge majorities of populations.

The powerful mental ramifications on individuals has been terrible. This type of jvara has been able to create some of the most profound shifts in the collective consciousness we have seen in modern times.

Anyone who has experienced expanded states of awareness, who has vedic knowledge and experience or who is in-tune with natural law, probably has a greater perception on "the bigger picture" at play here.

It's more than a viral severe acute respiratory syndrome. Especially when you look into the science and realise this virus has been hugely exaggerated. You realise there's way more to it all…

That being said, I am not dismissing C-19's damage to the physical body. But overall, I believe the fear, social, economic and mental ramifications associated with the C-19 pandemic is of greater danger than the little germ.

Do you think there’s something greater involved than the virus pathogen itself? Comment your thoughts below

References:  Caraka Samhita, Cikitsa sthana, Ch3, 114-128.

Amplified Healing Capabilities & Ayurvedic Counselling | Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar {Podcast #037}

Purify and divinely develop yourself by doing the inner work. This cultivates inner healing capabilities.
Then use that energy (shakti / siddhi) to profoundly influence and heal others.

This episode of The Vital Veda Podcast explores encyclopaedic Vedic wisdom that is the seed of Ayurvedic medicine" "The Science of Healing & Higher Consciousness."

Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayu. India)

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a classically trained Ayurvedic physician and a gold medalist from prestigious Pune University.

A Rig Vedic Bramhin by tradition and an accomplished clinician, he adds tremendous value to his clients and students. He is an insightful Medical Astrologer and Vedic Counsellor.

He worked with His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for over 10 years.

During these years he and his wife Dr. Manisha, traveled extensively all around the world, teaching Ayurvedic Medicine, Jyotish, designing courses & curriculums, directing Ayurvedic Clinics and helping design new Ayurvedic formulations.

He was the Chairman for Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine, a Professor at Maharishi University of Management and the Medical Director, at the Raj Pancha-Karma center in Fairfield IA.

He is a motivational speaker, presenting Ayurvedic Wisdom and sharing stage with Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Dr. Oz and many other leaders in the field.

He currently leads an Ayurvedic Clinic offering PanchaKarma, Diet & Lifestyle consults, Vedic Astrology, Vedic Counselling, Medical dietology & herbal medicine. He currently teaches the “Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor” & “Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner” programs to over 200 students, at different locations in United States.

  • One of the most academically accomplished Ayurvedic Physicians in the United States.
  • A clinician who has treated more than 15000 clients successfully
  • Lead faculty at several Ayurvedic institutions, worldwide
  • Lead Formulator of Zrii & NutriiVeda
  • Ayurvedic Consultant, Faculty: Chopra Center for Well being
  • Research Consultant for numerous Ayurvedic Nutraceuticals
  • One of the only Ayurvedic Physician’s practicing Medical Astrology in USA
  • Featured presenter at NAMA, ACVA and several other organisations

In this Episode we Discuss:

The Rk Vedic Bramhin Tradition: The Seed of all the other Vedas

  • Body of vedic knowledge that is encyclopaedic.
  • The source/seed of all the vedic tradition and knowledge vedas. The oldest veda.
  • It beholds the totality of all vedas. Holistic (dynamic/silence)
  • Human physiology expressing the Veda: Rk Veda constitutes the holistic aspect of Natural Law. It therefore covers all aspects of the physiology.
  • Mantra purusha value: the vibrational primordial sound of mantra functions perfectly and orderly.
  • The most subjective of all the Vedas. The other Vedas get more and more objective.

Upaveda: Dhanurveda* (various views)

Why Ayurveda was created before humanity and as old age nature

Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar’s time with his holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • He gathered and cultivated a large movement of Vaidyas and spread Ayurveda, Jyotish, meditation, and other aspects of the Veda to the west. Re-enlivened it.
  • He brought the vedic tradition in to modern science laboratories.
  • Through enlivening Veda in the west with modern science, he re-inspired Vedic knowledge in India.

Practicing Ayurveda in the West

  • Not having an “arsenal” of Ayurvedic resources when consulting outside of India.
  • The importance of diet and lifestyle and kitchen spices.

Yukti

Using what you have available to you, increase your flexibility to be able to treat others.

Combing psycho emotional response and stress and Vedic Astrology (Jyotish).

Being aware of the cosmic weather (jyotishi) everyday and how that may influence the clients you see.

Qualities of a Vaidya (Ayurvedic physician)

  1. Daksha - Able, eligible, disciplened.
  2. Shastras - all shastras needs to be learned. Having detailed knowledge about diseases and treatments.
  3. Drsta Karma - practical experience of treatments. Practically seeing (drsta) the action.
  4. Suchi - cleanliness. actually means purity - kaya (physical cleanliness), vacha (pure speech - have to feel the patient as your child. Have to see the God in the patient),

2/3 of Ayurvedic Cikitsa (treatment) is related to the union of Veda and human mind

  1. Hand of Destiny, grand scheme of things.
  2. Sattva - boost ones moral stand, will power and discipline.
  3. Yukti - herbs, diet, lifestyles, panchakarma.
“Health is a biproduct of enlightenment…The purpose of any Ayurvedic session is to enlighten them [the patient] to the best of their ability and put them onto a spiritual evolutionary path.”
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

There we can manage the mind, the indriya (sensory organs), motor organs.

The Art & Science of Vedic Counselling

A guiding role that has taken many forms such as the guru, pundit (priest), acharya (sage), or vaidya, or those with such a role.

Such as could be found in each village or community, who provide guidance in all aspects of life, including recommending healing practices, rituals, Yoga, mantra and meditation to help us overcome our difficulties in life and to promote overall well-being.

Mental health starts at the embryological level.

The Alarming Mental Health Epidemics

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in USA.

Perfection of a Healer

  • The patients make you capable of you helping them.
  • The importance of Sadhana (rituals and routine) for counselling. - To charge you up and make you vital.

The importance of Suchi (purity) of a physician or counsellor.

How it provides the physician with power and divine capabilities to heal (siddhis) and take the medicine to a complete different level.

Suchi Chikitsa - the purity of the treatment.

Siddha Mantra & Siddha Vaidya (Divine Capabilities of Physicians)

Siddha Vaidya is like a mantrica (mantra) - you may say the same thing, but the way you say it would register in the person so deeply that it works as a mantra.

Chita Hasta (Healing power of touch)

Whatever you touch has the ability to heal. Whether it is in the form of pulse, treatments, or preparing medicines.
~ From Rk Veda.

Business and work life is taking away your happiness.

The impact of circadian rhythms.

“Janapada Dhwamsa” = Epidemics according to Ayurveda.

“If you don’t have time for anything else you will find time to get sick.”
Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar

Covid-19 and Nature's Divine Plan

  • A way of nature trying to slow us down.
  • Manifested due to adharma.
  • Extreme weather patterns is the first way nature changes.
  • The relationship with jyotishi (vedic astrology).

Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar believes the collective consciousness related to pandemics were exacerbated since the introduction of smart phones.

Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar’s time with the Raju family

“For a fast acting relief, try slowing down.”
Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar

Passion that you infuse into your self.

  1. Dharma (your evolutionary role in things),
  2. Kama (pleasure),
  3. Artha (wealth),
  4. Moksa (enlightenment)

Traya Upa Sthambha: 3 Pillar of Health According to Ayurveda

  1. Ahara (Food)
  2. Nidra (Sleep)
  3. BrahmaCarya (Regimen of Creation)

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