6.16.2005

Rahu Ketu - Party time folks.

Rahu and Ketu appear to be the most unwanted souls in anyones life. They are neither here nor there, neither alive nor dead or maybe they are both alive and dead at the same time(complicated, i know). Rahu represents the living head and ketu represents the dead body. Rahu appears to be the problem area while ketu, doesnt seem to have a choice at all. Another soul in this realm so not figured out is Shani or saturn who shows up in our lives in a cyclic pattern.

I do not know much about these guys/energies/whatever, but i do know that they have been causing havoc in my life. So while i go through hell, they have fun, partying at my expense, taking every pleasure of mine while i writhe in worry. I tell you they are a handful. Infact while i used to recite prayers (sanskrit shlokas), i often used to wonder, who is it that these prayers go to?

Today in a rather offbeat conversation i stumbled upon a startling discovery. Of course it needed a few inputs from a very close friend of mine, but what he unwittingly put down were a few pearls of wisdom. It was a collective realization later on for both of us. We come from a non astrological background, hence trying to understand the stars and planets is of great effort to us. He just said that it is believed that all 9 planets, rahu, ketu, sun and moon included, surround us all the time. This means that they are always there in a form we as mortals will never percieve. They decide what we will say and what we wont, what we do, what ever. In short they rule us. Trust me that doesnt feel good.

Interestingly the position of these guys is diagrammatically represented as jadagams or kundali or horoscopes in grids of 12, keeping the human being in the center. I would love to believe i am thinking right, i might be miserably wrong. Now, i am not questioning the process of learning these charts and predicting future based on it. I am just visualizing me walking down the road with 12 celestial bodies around me, arguing around me deciding how i will behave by the hour, with respect to anything else that governs my movements.

Now does that feel like chaos! a bunch of guys tearing each other apart and I get to have a miserable life as the result. Feels so good. Now the recitation of the mantra, deliberately and with complete devotion can counter what these guys decide for me, or appease them. So the result is that shit will happen, but not half as painful as expected.

End result, some jackass will scratch my car, and scribble all over it, hurting me right in my heart, but I will just about be happy they didnt break the glass, or take the brakes off which is a nightmare.

Coming back to the fact that there is a so called imaginary grid around me each square ruled by a celestial being with certain attributes makes me feel like i am a walking talking yantra, completely unaware of my capabilities. With this i hope i destroyed any sense of Maya around me, for the bottom lying truth is I am something of value and i myself dont know it.

Hell.. it took me 30 years to know it, now it will take another 30 to understand it, another 30 to realize it if i am lucky and another 30 to live with it in ecstacy... i would be dead by then!

What a life!

6 comments:

abhilash warrier said...

The rahu, ketu, shani, guru, chandran, and other energies have their effects on us as a race, as an individual, as a nation was something that was tough to believe in the beginning.

But after quite a few great astrologers predicted some incidents in our family, which turned out to be pretty true in due course of time... i was flabbergasted.

I too am on the verge of few startling enlightenments, which have increased in frequency in the last few years.

Kavi, however, I don't believe that you'll need another 30 years to understand it, another 30 years to experience its ecstasy, etc... because enlightenment is a beginning.

Once you are there, the growth is exponential in nature.

Your very close friend!

JC Joshi said...

I hope that by now we are clear about the ancient Hindu realization that the structure of the human body has - right from its birth in a small size to its growth to a mature body, just as the universal void is believably expanding from zero to infinity as also the physical forms inside it also are expanding - from the tail-bone end to the head, the essences of the different members of the planetary system centred at different locations, from Mooladhar to Sahasrara, and the other intermediate locations… Thus humans were realized as perfect multi purpose instruments to start with, created by God, a purely spiritual or energy form that had existed from time immemorial till a certain stage when He decided to reach perfection in physical aspect also - starting from zero, that He was till then - perhaps to reach His Own Origin in physical form. For, man apparently has remained in dark about the beginning and the end of the Creator even when the cycle of creation and destruction has apparently gone on for billiions of years - backward from Satyuga, or the perfect age, to Kaliyuga, the beginning one thousand time in one cycle in slow motion spread over 4.32 billion years in each cycle, believably cycles after cycles…

Now, a horoscope actually is a sketch that shows the positions of different members of the planetary system as they existed in the sky at the concerned individual’s time of birth, or time of one’s coming into existence as an independent physical body… The concept of model helps in visualizing each event to reflect the story of the Creator from the beginning of the physical body to reaching perfection when physical maturity is attained...

Different schools of thoughts have tried to develop cycles of interaction between the limited number of planets to predict the behaviour of a particular individual based on configuaration of planets at the time of one’s birth…

The process could be understood today, say from the examples of a game, TV or cinema, and so on - we experience the same emotions as the characters who perform on the field/ screen even though we may just be sitting still, drinking tea or coffee, enjoying or feeling depressed because our favourite player got out for a duck, or the mother-in-law is ill treating a daughter-in-law on the screen! They also suggested Yantra (instrument), Tantra (appeasing the planets through rituals, maybe utilizing lower souls) or Mantra (use of sound energy to improve the performance of the instrument that is believably created from sound energy by God)…

JC Joshi said...

In order to understand the significance of Rahu-Ketu, let us once again recall the order of planets in space, and their essence in the human body structure, with Sun at the zero or central position as is physically apparent, and perhaps Saturn as the real centre as visualized by me from the Hindu mythological stories.

The Planet number 1 is Mercury (‘that runs the fastest with fire in its mouth’). Planet number 2 is Venus (commonly known location in human body at the throat level), Number 3 is Earth (the commander at eye level, with its satellite Moon, say as number 4 at the head in the human body), Planet number 5 is Mars (tail-bone end), number 6 is a group of Asteroids (indicating perhaps a planet shattered at some time in the past), and number 7 is Jupiter, the planet that is made up of Hydrogen gas - liquefied towards the core at very high pressures, and has about 14 satellites and also rings of its own. Its satellite, named Io (by chance sounding close to Aiyo!) is similar to earth as it would have appeared in the beginning, perhaps hinting Jupiter to be the Adi Shiva of the mythology... These all, including our Sun, make the eight heavenly bodies (Krishna, and seven of his siblings sacrificed before Krishna was born)… The planet number 9 is Saturn that has Vishnu’s Sudershan-chakra like rings. The mythological story about Vishnu cutting the head of demon Rahu, when he already had, by deceit, consumed the immortalizing ‘amrit’, to result in creation of his lower body as a separate entity, in fact, perhaps indicates number one Planet Mercury to be related with powerful ultra violet rays and number 7 planet Jupiter at the lower end to represent the other powerful Infra red rays, both associated with the Sun… In the human body the position of Sun is obviously indicated by the Solar Plexus. The stories indicate two Gurus of Rama (treta yuga) and Arjuna (dwaper yuga) and also about Brahma (Sun) growing out of the navel of Vishnu indicates Jupiter’s position at the navel and that of Mercury at the chest…

The above would thus indicate the order of the planets from Mooladhar at the tail-bone end to Sahasrara at the head, and the colour and gemstone as a possible Yantra, I believe associated with each: Mars (Orange/ Coral) , Asteroids (Red/ Ruby), Jupiter (infra red/ Cat’s eye), Sun (white), Mercury (Ultra violet/ Gomed), Venus (Blue/ Blue sapphire), Earth (Green/ Emerald), Moon (Yellow/ Yellow sapphire).

It is a common observation that since time immemorial gemstones are being used by a large number of people, as per recommendations of Astrologers. With this in mind, individual’s particulars of birth, dd-mm-yy and time of birth (IST), has been used by me, and cycles generated to determine the gemstones required for the concerned individual. With Shiva’s ‘trishool’ in mind, I have tried the maximum three in number gemstones, thus determined, placed on the photograph each of a number of test cases. These have indicated positive results on the persons of the individuals concerned irrespective of their locations on the globe, thus confirming the concept of illusion or persons appearing at different places at the same time… The research is still continued to refine it, based on feedback from the known individuals…

JC Joshi said...

About 30 or 100 years in one's life, I am sure that almost every grown up, who is capable of analyzing the observed data, has either himself participated in a climb, or seen - either live or in movies - people climbing a mountain peak or a hill-top, viz., Mount Everest, Vaishnodevi, Sabrimalai, Girivalam in the present blog's context, and so on. And, as is obvious from practical considerations, those who already reach the top would be seen performing their return journey to the base from where they had originally started their ascent. Thus a spectator or a detached person is likely to find/ visualize people at different stages of descent/ ascent/ temporary rest at any given time...

With the above background, when we review afresh the Hindu mythology, some might realize that the reported story of one thousand cycles of downfall of human efficiency related with Yugas or long durations of time – 100% in Satyuga to 25% at the beginning of Kaliyuga eventually to 0% at its end - pertains to the return journey from the peak reached in Satyuga, starting from the base, the Kaliyuga, while some new participants would be seen ready to start/ continue their uphill journey, within a particular range of efficiency depending on the concerned Yuga.

Perhaps the projection of the film of Creation as above is being reviewed by someone who is behind its recording during one day in His life that is believably equivalent to 4.32 billion years in human life!

With the above finding, as we believably are viewing life as it existed in Kaliyuga, we are likely to find humans as multi purpose instruments with varying efficiencies between 0% and 25% only. It is therefore foolhardiness to expect perfection among humans today. Only the believably unborn and unending being can appreciate the ‘Truth’ and His purpose in reviewing it day after day, or to some extent the souls who almost reached the peak during their ascent. One therefore needs to look within oneself to realize one's potential...

JC Joshi9 said...

The problem is like that of a hunter who was looking at the approaching tiger from the wrong end of a binocular. He explained that he was attempting to keep the tiger away from him!

The situation appears similar to the above ‘joke’. We 'born Hindus' might realize that we have been taken for ‘a red herring chase’ from time immemorial.

If a seeker were to analyse what we gather about Hindu Philosophy from epics, Gurus, and so on, one could see that one, or the Creator within one, is looking at the projection of the story of Creation backwards, i.e., from the peak, Satayuga, down to the foothill, Kaliyuga 1080 times (360 degrees x 3, i.e., along each one-third of a degree, every 20 minute Longitude, from North Pole down to the South Pole) and not 1000 times, as believed, that is supposed to lead to 4.32 billion human years in a day in the life of Brahma, the formless (Nirakar or Naadbindu) Creator of the physical universe (instead of 4.6656 billion years, with 1080 cycles).

And, it is believed that Brahma’s day is followed by His night of an equal duration. Keeping this in mind, it is interesting to learn that the present life of our Solar system is estimated by the ‘Scientists’ to be about 4.6 billion years!!!!

jon said...

horoscope 2005 info is so cheesy but we were looking at it anyway...why i dont know. I guess it is fun to play around online. Anyway, I saw your horoscope 2005 posts and though it was cool...Alright, well...have a great night, I am back to horoscope 2005 surfing LOL : )

Jon