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Namaste dear Vrischikans and others who are running periods of Saturn,
After discussing in detail with some senior people who are currently running their third Sadé Sati period in life, I have come to understand that unless one works on self-improvement and carries out major changes in them, they do not experience any positive changes after the SS period ends. Therefore, those of you Vrischikans who are eagerly waiting for January 2020, might want to take stock of your situation and ensure that you have used the period well to become modest, shed ego, and understand the Supreme all-pervasive Brahman or Krishna residing in you, by reading and comprehending His teachings through the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. You might want to read and follow The Five Pearls too as they carry the essence of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.
Digging into your natal chart, sharing sad stories, sobbing along with others on blogs, and cursing ‘cruel planets’, can in no way improve situations. It is the mind that needs to be changed! Change your mind and change your life! It takes time to fully understand the changes that one needs to make in themselves but when that moment of realisation arrives, you will, in fact, be thankful for the challenging phase of life that you went through which actually led you to the divine state of self-realisation.
Your present is the result of your past Karma and your future depends on your present Karma. If you do nothing, you will get nothing. Simply waiting for January 2020 won’t do! I had written earlier about Vrischikans currently being on the ‘home stretch’ of their Sadé Sati period but that was to indicate that the amazing Sadé Sati period, which is a great Karma balancing window, will soon end and that people should be stepping on the gas in the field of self-improvement.
Jai Shri Krishna
* Worried about being under Sadé Sati? Did anyone tell you that you are doomed until the end of the dreaded period?
REMEMBER, SADÉ SATI IS NOT A CURSE BUT A PERIOD OF COURSE CORRECTION IN LIFE.
Before we begin talking about this topic, let’s get one thing straight –
NO PLANET, NO GOD OR NO ONE IS PUTTING YOU THROUGH THE TROUBLES YOU MIGHT CURRENTLY BE IN.
It is your own past Karma that has shaped your present. Therefore work on making necessary course corrections now and be careful of what you think, say and do because through your thoughts, words and deeds in the present, you will be writing your own future destiny.
If you are on this page, it could well mean that you feel either you or someone close to you has been affected by the Sadé Sati period. Reading this page and going through other posts on this site should prepare you for the challenging times to come and also help you learn to protect yourself from babas, swamies and other such people who make a living out of fooling gullible people and exploiting them. The basic ‘law’ is very simple – NO ONE OTHER THAN YOU CAN BALANCE YOUR KARMA. You can take advice and guidance from others who have been through similar situations but no one can do anything to wipe your past Karma. You might want to learn ways to balance your Karma which is the only way to achieve progress in the process of your Karmic evolution.
SADÉ SATI TEACHES YOU TO BRING OUT THE REAL YOU in YOU.
NO SWEAT, NO GLORY!
LEARN TO DEVELOP THE VIRTUE OF PATIENCE BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF IT.
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- The Prisoner’s Dilemma – a note for Vrischikans
- Beware of God Vendors and Traders
- Warren Buffett’s 10 Rules for Success
- Bitter First, Sweet Later
- Defeating the defeatist tendency
- Mainly for Vrischikans – Nope, this is not a Rahu Ketu Transit report
- The Divinity in you
Karma, Karmayoga, ‘Doership’, Gunas & Selfless Action
An ‘Emetic Agent’ for the mind
The Power of Apology
Perception of comforts, success and wealth
Past and present Karma and their effects on a person’s Karmic evolution
Why should one study Vedanta
Speech by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago – September 1893
The Sage and the Crow
Is Karma like a snake and ladder game?
Introduction and Analogies in the Bhagavad Gita
The Atman and its ‘checked baggage’
Thoughts, Desires, Passion and Lust
Seeking Bhagavan Krishna’s forgiveness
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WORRYING IS WASTE OF TIME! USE THIS PERIOD TO MAKE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE.
|The 27th of October 2017 was the day when Saturn moved out of Vrischika and entered Dhanu Rashi after a brief period of retrograde motion. However, as per the renowned Saturn (Shani) temple in Thirunallar in Karaikal, at 10:01 AM IST on the 19th of December 2017, Saturn will leave Vrischika Rashi and enter Dhanu Rashi. This transit means that Saturn will finally leave the position of Janma Shani for Vrischikans and get into the Janma Shani position for Dhanu Rashians. The next two and a half year period until January 2020 is the 1st, 2nd and 3rd phases of Sadé Sati for Makar, Dhanu and Vrischika Rashians respectively.
Makar Rashians are likely to start feeling the increase in pressure due to Sadé Sati.
Tula Rashians can rejoice and look forward to a golden period after successfully going through the seven and half year period. However, positive results after Sadé Sati fully depend on the Karma balanced, knowledge acquired and on the course correction done during the Sadé Sati period. For some Tula Rashian people, it could be like starting all over again.
Leo is the 10th house from Vrischika and its Lord is the Sun. The tenth house is that of profession. People who have had setbacks in their profession may recite the Aditya Hridayam Mantra as well as the Surya Gayathri Mantra everyday and look forward to an upward movement in their career.
There are about two and half decades before Vrischikans enter their next Janma Shani again which is due in August 2044. It would therefore make sense for Vrischikans to record all that they have been experiencing and learning during the current Sadé Sati as this information will be greatly useful in order to ensure smooth travel through the next Sadé Sati.
Jai Shri Krishna
** A number of Dhanu Rashians (Moonsign Sagittarius) and Makar Rashians (Moonsign Capricorn) have contacted me telling me about new difficulties that have all of a sudden cropped up in their lives.
I would like to stress on an important fact that not everyone is hit badly by SadéSati. However, it would be sensible for people under SadéSati to act in a precautious manner, and yet not give any room for pessimistic thoughts and ideas.
Of course, there must be a lot of people (who are doing well), who would tell you that Astrology, Sadé Sati, Mantras and all that philosophy stuff are nonsense. Well, that’s what people who are happy and successful in everything would normally say. That is in one way the result of the illusion caused by the ego – or rather, the ‘I’ in a person. When things go well, they are under the impression that they created it all but the moment things begin to go wrong, even they begin to blame the stars! That’s when they realise that they were merely participants in whatever happened. People who feel they are affected by SS (Sadé Sati), will need to first understand what SS and its significance are.
Before you proceed, I would suggest that you make a firm decision right now – whether you would like to become an astrologer or if your priority would be to only choose the right direction on the great Karmic crossroad in your life that you are in right now. This is very important because in case you happen to be a pessimistic person, you should be considering getting out of here and try finding others who are in trouble, are pessimistic and most importantly those who love to say, that they are ‘victims’ of fate! Some typical clueless pessimists blame that beautiful ringed planet Saturn which can contain in its belly 700 planets the size of planet earth, and also other heavenly bodies for all the havoc in their life! They waste their time discussing Vedic Astrology and planetary movements instead of working on identifying the problem and its cause with the aim of finding a solution. It becomes a weakness for many people and also something very important for a lot of bearded and ochre robed babas and gurus, who capitalise on it, make hell of a lot of money out of it and end up growing rich and fat.
When things suddenly start going wrong, people turn frustrated and angry about their own destiny. This causes disturbances in the mind and when the mind is not calm, people tend to take wrong decisions and commit big blunders which could have serious repercussions in the future. Such a state of mind shows on the face and it also greatly affects the aura of a person making them less attractive to people, to favourable situations, and to good opportunities……read more
Click here to read the 6 month ‘Sadé Sati adaptation’ plan (opens in a new tab)
Welcome to the period of rediscovering and reinventing oneself!
Tula Rashi (Libra) : Ended 3rd phase – CONGRATS !
Vrischika (Scorpio) : Entered 3rd phase
Dhanu (Sagittarius) : Entered 2nd phase
Makar (Capricorn) : Entered 1st phase
With Saturn transiting into Sagittarius, Tula Rashians will be out of the SadéSati period while Makar Rashians will start their 7.5 years of balancing Karma.
On 07.04.2017, Saturn had turned retrograde in Dhanu/Sagittarius and on 21.06.2017, it had re-entered Vrischika/Scorpio.
On 27.10.2017, Saturn yet again transits to Sagittarius which takes Vrischikans, Dhanu Rashians and Makar Rashians into their final, second and first phases of Sadé Sati respectively.
Learn Sharanaagati which is the one and only and also the surest way out of the challenging situation you are in right now.
Read this before you proceed:
One of the most common FAQs regarding Sadé Sati is – ‘How do I find out if I am under Sadé Sati or not?’
Well, here is the answer. Saturn takes about 30 years to transit through the 12 Zodiac signs or the 12 houses on a natal chart. The heavy, dark and slow moving planet takes about two and half years to traverse through each sign. The seven and a half years that Saturn takes to transit through the 12th, 1st (the moon sign of the native) and the 2nd house (one sign after the native moon sign) is the period which is known as the ‘SADÉ SATI PERIOD’. Although the Sadé Sati period begins the day Saturn enters the 12th sign on a chart, its effects start months prior to the onset of the period. It can be compared to the development of dark and heavy Cumulonimbus clouds or Cbs that cause intermittent bolts of thunder and lightning before the beginning of a heavy downpour. Scary? Well, the Sadé Sati period is generally dreaded by most of the people that are aware of Vedic Astrology.
Everyone’s life follows a particular pattern since their childhood. Many things seem to repeat themselves very often in life. People therefore are waiting for that big change to happen in order to break some of the negative patterns in their lives. The Sadé Sati period is one such period which intimates those affected by it, that a big change is about to happen and that a new pattern is going to take shape very soon. Vedic Astrology tells us to regularise our life’s pattern and bring about discipline in our life.
It generally starts with a totally unexpected big jolt. This jolt shocks the native who wonders what happened to him/her all of a sudden. As a matter of fact, it was the subconscious mind that was actually longing for a complete change in life. People under Sadé Sati realise that inspite of all the efforts they put in, positive results stay elusive. This is when people begin to believe in the whole system that governs the life of each individual. They also understand that the success they had all the while until the big jolt came, was not just a result of their desire and work but most importantly, it was the result of their destiny or Karma. This is the beginning of the destruction of the ‘I’ and the ego in people. People begin to understand that egoism, egotism, arrogance, violence, harshness, etc are the biggest causes of disturbances in life. They begin to ‘mellow’ down and start looking for spiritual support. Well, this is exactly what is supposed to happen during the Sadé Sati!
People start looking into themselves to identify their own negative qualities which they feel may have ’caused’ their downfall. They calm down as a result of the realisation that there is some other force that has a bigger influence in their life. This is the beginning of modesty and humility. One learns to appreciate criticism whether constructive or otherwise.
In order to simplify this tough learning phase in our lives, our ancestors have prescribed very simple steps that those under Sadé Sati may follow. These steps help people bear the pressure caused by this period and also soften its malefic effects. Things like abstention from intoxication, from consuming meat and developing patience are after all very good for the health of the natives undergoing this phase! No one can deny that.
There are some soothing Mantras in Sanskrit which may be learned and recited regularly. This also has a kind of an amazing effect on people. Pronouncing Sanskrit shlokas correctly and visualising what they mean, have a great effect on your minds, on your nervous system and on your soul.
The Shlokas that are suggested particularly for such tough periods are:
- Vakr thunnda maha kaaya..
- Pranamya shirasa Devam
- Maha Mrutunjaya Mantra
- Sarvabaada prashamanam…
- Shani Mantra – Neelanajana samaabhaasam…
- Aditya Hridayam
- Narasimha Stotram- Runa vimochanam (Devata kaarya siddhyartham…) This is a Mantra to help in reducing the Karmic burden that one carries.
Many of you may find chanting of Mantras to be boring, absurd and ridiculous. Please go through this page in order to learn about the importance of Mantras.
Interpretation of the verse 17:3 :
The natal chart of a new born baby indicates its past Karma or Prarabdha Karma and the general life pattern is predicted by astrologers based on the past Karma. Planetary positions indicate the Karma that a child is born with. So this means that every child is born with a certain destiny. Past Karma cannot be altered or manipulated, but present and future Karma can certainly be worked on. Achieving a Karmic balance is the way towards Moksha. Jivaatmas (souls) go through numerous births on their way to achieving to Moksha or salvation. This is explained clearly by Bhagavan Shri Krishna to Arjuna just before the beginning of the Mahabharata war.
The Gita prescribes three principal paths or Margas to attaining salvation.
Bhakti Marga: The path of devotion, faith and love
Karma Marga: The path through right actions or deeds
Gnana Marga: The path through knowledge
All the three are obviously necessary out of which the Karma Marga is the ideal one to balance negative past Karma. Therefore by performing right actions as per the Dharma helps us earn more positive Karma. This also means that life in the current Janma can still be consciously controlled by the native. I have come across hundreds of people who are presently under Sadé Sati and are not affected by it at all. The one common thing that I found among almost all of them was that they were all involved in work that helped other people. Or rather, their work affected the lives of many other people and their presence on the planet was useful to others. One can easily infer from this that since they were already following the rules of Karma, they did not need another course by undergoing Sadé Sati.
A certain religious doctrine says that children have to pay for the sins of their parents! What? What kind of a God could that be? If that were to be true, what would a child ‘paying’ for the sins of its parents pray to God for? This is the problem with religions created by people. They do that with the view of controlling the minds of the masses whereas the eternal Dharma or the Sanatana Dharma is based on the Law of Karma.
Karma, is the most just and fair justice system. You do good, you get it back. You do bad, you get that back too. There is no escape. People who understand Karma well, never hold others responsible for their difficulties. Each and every person is DIRECTLY responsible for his or her own destiny! Blaming others for bad times actually adds to Negative Karma. People say things like, ‘If only I were born in a rich family,’ or, ‘I wish I were born in a Royal family,’ and so on. But actually Jivaatmas design and create their own destiny. Each Jivaatmas takes birth in a particular Janma for a fixed amount of time with a destiny. He or she is shown the way through different signs. This is explained very well in Chapter 2 of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. The scriptures of Sanatana Dharma do not impose anything on anyone. There are absolutely no rules, Dos or Don’ts. The entire process or Karmic Balance through spiritual evolution is a process which is beautifully and metaphorically explained in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. People need to simply read, understand, infer and apply the principles in their life.
Absolute Faith in Bhagavan Krishna has the great Power to soften and to a certain extent override the ill effects of Sadé Sati. This protects people from many unpleasant Karmic situations. People who go through difficulties end up as wiser and stronger people. Learning is a process that continues until one’s last breath and heartbeat. There are so many people who treat difficulties as part of some curse. They feel they are being punished. NO. There is no punishment in this system – it would be better to call it CORRECTION.
One of the Indians that I deeply admire and respect is the former President of India (Late) H.E. APJ Abdul Kalam. What was his background as a child and what did he grow up to become! He followed all the three Margas and charted his future Karma. There are very many highly inspiring ‘rags to riches’ stories that prove that present Karma influences future Karma. Everyone has a small window at their disposal which they can use to balance past Karma. I call it the 60 20 20 Karma Balance programme. When a child is born, it carries a lot of past Karma which amounts to 60% of the total Karma. The child grows up into an adult and in due course performs actions which accrue Karma. This amounts to 20% of the total Karma. We are now left with 20% and the good news is that this is a small window of Karmic Balance that is at the disposal of people. This option that people have, is the only way to clear Karma and make progress in the journey of the Aatman towards Paramaatma.
The Sadé Sati period is a great learning experience and the sufferings and miseries that come along should be treated as tough lessons that guide people to shed EGO and to choose the right path. Ego, arrogance, and other such ugly qualities actually reveal the amount of Negative Karma or Negative energy that a Jivaatma carries. Ego blocks rational thinking and it makes people ungrateful. It destroys intelligence and intellect. Ego causes excessive avarice. This is because ego, conceit and arrogance give people the feeling of being above others and hence they feel they have the right to tread over others and also snatch what belongs to others. There have been so many cases of powerful people coming down only because of their ego and pride. The adage, ‘Pride comes before a fall,’ has been proven very often to be true.
Well, let’s get back to Sadé Sati. I call it the ‘shock and awe’ principle that governs the 1st phase of the 7.5 year Sadé Sati period. I have seen that people usually take about 1.5 to 2 years to figure out what is happening and towards the end of the 1st phase they realise their own faults and also the most important truth that EGO has zero value. Once they realise this and stop pitying themselves, they start making realistic plans with social causes in mind. Those who attain this level of consciousness before the end of the 1st phase, don’t have much to worry about during the remaining 5 years. Below are two verses 3:19 and 20 verse from the Bhagavad Gita that speak about Social Responsibilty.
There are many astrologers who talk about terrible things that according to them, will happen during the 2nd and the 3rd phase of the Sadé Sati period. They say that ‘even death can happen’. Well, death can happen any time, be it Sadé Sati or not! Instead of promoting a positive mental attitude, spreading around such fatalistic ideas is the worst thing any sane person should be doing.
The most important point that I wish to stress upon is that the FUTURE lies in our hands. Absolute faith, a 100% positive attitude, well defined goals and social responsibility are the chief success Mantras.
The first phase is supposed to be the toughest part, which for Vrischikans is over. Those who have shed their ego and vanity and have surrendered before the Lord, can now expect some relief because Shani will be away from the 12th house or the Vyaya Bhava. The 12th house or the Vyaya Bhava is the last house of the Zodiac. This house indicates losses, debts, solitude, confinement, humiliations, etc. But as per Vedic Astrology, the Karmic lessons will continue through the 2nd phase of Sadé Sati because Shani will be in Rashi.
A feeling of dissatisfaction will continue and one should stay away from pessimists. This site has a page with motivational and inspirational videos which you might want to watch in order to derive inspiration from people who rose to great heights despite having almost nothing to fall back upon. It would be advisable to keep calm, think positive and never utter harsh words to anyone. Letting go of the past is most important. Many people wrote to me gloating about their glorious lifestyle in the past that they had lost when Sadé Sati started. They need to learn that life after Sadé Sati will most likely not be the same any more. Things will be different, but also much better than before. People need to take time with themselves to try and find new avenues in life. Worrying and imagining that misery will befall upon them is of course a sure way of inviting new troubles in life that were not even destined for them!
Worrying is of absolutely no use and it is a sheer waste of time. Spending hours scouring the net looking for predictions is also a terrible waste of time. It would be impossible to make general predictions for people born under one Rashi. The only fact about Sadé Sati that can be generalised is that it is a time of Karmic Balance. If Sadé sati were all that bad for all Vrischikans, how is it that Mr. Narendra Modi had a landslide victory and became the Prime Minister of the largest democracy in the world, right in the middle of the first phase of his Sadé Sati ? He is a living example of a wonderful Karma Yogi who is putting his heart, life and soul into his work. His Karma Yoga will protect him and lead him to his goal destined for this Janma of his. An important example of a rich and successful Vrischikan is Melinda Gates. She was born on 15.08.1964 and she too is under Sadé Sati. One should not forget that all of us are in various stages of our own Karmic Evolution. Therefore comparing each other based on the degree of troubles, failures or success makes no sense.
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The Sadé Sati period, as I said above, is the time for a major course correction in life. Setting the right course for a journey of the next two to three decades would be the most ideal thing to do at the moment. In just a couple of years after the end of Sadé Sati, those who ‘suffered’ would really be thankful for all the lessons they learned during the dreaded period. This is absolutely TRUE.
People must be extremely careful and do their best to save every Penny they can keep aside and develop patience and modesty. Unnecessary spending must be totally avoided. Engaging in social service activities gets very good positive Karma. Developing high morals and self-discipline will leave a lasting impact on the individuals. This will be of great use during and after Sadé Sati.
I write about being socially responsible because it is one of the most important qualities to possess. It is the correct way to live. Developing the strong feeling of being one with nature and the system gives us tremendous strength and courage. People who lead a life that is useful to others feel very confident and well protected by the System.
Learning to value and respect time should be one of your prime goals during this period. People undergoing a down time could consider learning a new language or any new subject during this period. Whatever one learns during this period will be a great and valuable investment for the future.
Feeling disturbed, worried or scared are different states of mind and they can be consciously influenced and altered. For example, when our mind is clouded with fear, we try to drive such thoughts away but they keep coming back again and again and make us feel uncomfortable. The best would be to overcome such discomfort caused by an unpleasant state of mind, is to look straight into the thought that comes in the mind and take deep breaths for about three minutes and then change to fast breathing for two minutes. The result will be more than satisfying.
Most of those desperate people who communicated with me are now happy and are in tune with their Karmic flow. This shows them doors in places where there were only walls. Miracles can happen any time and people need to be ready to experience them. Miracles happen everyday, every moment.
People who are affected should try to fully understand the concept of Karma and strive to achieve a perfect ‘Karmic Balance Sheet’ before the end of this Janma. It is most important to comprehend that there is no God nor planet that is trying to target and destroy you. The one and only way is to achieve a balance between negative and positive Karma.
The following powerful Shlokas are most important during the Sadé Sati period. People under Sadé Sati need to learn these Shlokas/ Mantras and recite them everyday.
Aditya Hridayam Mantra – Click here for the text.
Mahalakshmi Ashtotra Shathanamavali – Click here
छाया मार्तंड संभूतं,
तम नमामि शनैश्चरं
Chaaya Marthanda Sambhutham
Tam Namaami Shanaishcharam (NOT Sanaiswaram)
Neelaanjana samaabhaasam : One that glows like a bluish black mountain
Raviputram : Son of Ravi or the Sun God
Yamaagrajam : Elder brother of Yama DharmarajaChaya
Marthanda Sambhutam : Son of Chaaya Devi and Marthanda the Sun God
Tam Namaami Shanais-charam : To you I pray O Lord Shani
Aditya Hridayam – One of the most powerful Mantras
Those of you who are under Sadé Sati should not be delaying in learning this Mantra by heart! The first advice any Vedic Astrolger would give to a person under Sadé Sati or any other ‘Dosha’ would be to chant this Mantra. Aditya Bhagavan or The Sun is the source of all energy on earth.
But for the Sun there will be no Solar System, let alone the planets and any kind of life form on them.
Those who wish to learn the Aditya Hridayam Mantra may do so with the help of the following video tutorial with the recitation done at a lower speed.
ॐ शं शनैश्चराय नमः॥ Om Sham Shanaischaraya Namaha
Download Mahalaskhmi Ashtotra Shatanamavali text ———–
I posted this on our Discussion Forum on Krishna Janmashtami day (24.08.2016)
Make a strong resolution to take complete refuge in Bhagavan Krishna on this day of Krishna Janmashtami.
Learning or being taught.
Namaste and Jai Shri Krishna.
Today is the Janmashtami (Birth on the 8th day from Full Moon) – Birthday of the Krishna as an Avatara on earth.
Krishna is the all pervading Brahman. Following His Divine Teachings is the perfect way to a happy life and also to Karmic evolution. Sanatanis do not have some wacky commandments that they are forced to follow. This is because, the Sanatana Dharma basically guides ‘Atmans’ to evolve Karmically and hence using the faculty of intellectuality during a Janma as a human, is of utmost importance. Commandments are good only for brainwashed people whose minds have been permanently numbed in order to prevent them from thinking.
The teachings of the Sanatana Dharma are through metaphors because using examples with vivid descriptions is the best way to drive home a point. However, people tend to stop progressing intellectually and karmically, and they end their journey somewhere on the way. They either become a sycophant of some swami (who also happens to be another mortal like them) and swear to die at his feet or, by taking metaphors too seriously and by being upset with God or even with ‘innocent’ planets in the solar system!
People who are in trouble or undergoing difficult situations need to understand the fact that NOBODY, NO GOD or NO PLANET is doing anything unto them! Thinking and also believing that someone is doing bad things unto them leads to anger and a delusional way of thinking which will NEVER let the person get out of that vicious cycle of troubles and temporary solutions. It is necessary to understand that the prime cause for our situations are our own thought patterns! Or rather, it is our own mind! It is very easy for a person to counter this and say that his or her thought patterns are correct. But if that were to be the case, why are things not moving towards a better life for many people? Ego is the most toxic and harmful feature in anyone’s mind. It stops them from listening to even close and trustworthy friends and relatives have to say. Listening to what others say is actually receiving free information from another person who gathered the knowledge through his or her education, hardwork and experience. Why should anyone be so naive to say NO to such priceless knowledge that comes from others for free? You don’t have to do what they say but you can at least listen, can’t you?
Isn’t it absurd and irrational to think that Saturn a planet, which can fit over 700 planets the size of the earth within itself, would be ‘spending its time’ conspiring to destroy a human being who is only temporarily existing on earth? People need to understand the deep metaphor of Sadé Sati and Shani Dasha. Vedic Astrology, the Gita and almost all Sanatani customs and traditions teach simple ways to comprehend this fundamental principle of ‘Cause and effect’, a.k.a. KARMA.
Karma is the root cause of everything. However the good news is that since our Sanatana Dharma does not propound fatalism and eternal damnation, each and everyone can, through devotion, right thinking and right action, achieve Karmic balance and a new positive life pattern. How and why should anyone have a problem with this thought?
Accepting Krishna fully into your heart must not be compared to the kind of acceptance of leaders and prophets that other cults expect their followers to do. In the case of Sanatana Dharma, neither is there any coercion nor are there any threats of hell! Krishna teaches us something extremely profound and eternal. Understanding and ‘accepting’ Krishna is the highest and the most certain way to break a never-ending cycle of negative Karma and more negative Karma. Those who don’t follow the path of Dharma will not be tortured by ugly men in hell or sent to an eternal fire. The only thing is that there will be no Karmic evolution for them until they understand Karma and correct their thought patterns. Learning or being taught are the two options Karma offers.
I have come across a lot of people who with a closed mind go through (but not read and understand) the Gita. They find that nothing has changed in their life. Of course there won’t be any change in life until thought patterns have fully changed! Thoughts attract or repel opportunities and also people. Thoughts are responsible for future events in one’s life.
How lucky we are to be blessed with the Bhagavad Gita which has answers to all possible questions! Think of those who have bizarre stories of creation thrust into their throats. Are we not lucky? Are we not Karmically advanced? What are we waiting for?
Kill your ego, dump all ludicrous and bird brained ideas spread by organised religions and take complete refuge in Bhagavan Krishna. He will show you the way. (SBG 18:66)
Happy birthday dearest and greatest Bhagavan Krishna!
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Jai Shri Krishna
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Therefore take the biggest decision of your life to never waste your time on worrying again. Cast all your fears, doubts and uncertainties out of your mind; meditate on Bhagavan Krishna place all your challenges, difficulties, worries, anger, hatred, sadness, self-pity and all other emotions that bring you down; at His Lotus Feet and experience being His humble devotee, disciple and child.
Jai Shri Krishna
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Below is a recent communication on our discussion forum:
What you have asked is one of the prime concerns of most Vrischikans who currently are in their final stage of Sadé Sati. You must have noticed that I write quite often about the seven and a half year period not being a curse but an important phase in a person’s life that helps them evolve Karmically. It is during this ‘dreaded’ period that people realise an important truth that never occurred to them earlier – They realise that all the things they thought that they had done until then, were not done by them at all! Neither the good things nor the bad things. All those things happened on their own and that the only plausible reason behind why all that happened could be their own Karma and certainly not anyone else or something that others did to or for them. The Sadé Sati is a period in life when people actually understand that EGO is nothing but an illusion and what really matter are life and consciousness which are the greatest gifts. They also realise that no one or nothing belongs to them, not even their own body. The greatest take-away from this period is that, the Self that exists in ALL BEINGS is the same and that no one or no being is superior or inferior to another : SBG 13:28 Such a person perceives the same Supreme Bhagavan dwelling equally everywhere and he does not degrade his own spiritual well-being by mistaking his ego to be the Self like the way ignorant people do. He therefore reaches the highest goal.
It is really kind of you to pray for other Vrischikans to be relieved of pain. However, it would be necessary to discern between ‘mental pain’ or ‘mental suffering’ and physical pain. Physical pain is a natural defence mechanism in living beings that lets them know about an injury to their physical body in order for them to take the steps that are necessary to stop further damage to it. This mechanism protects the physical body and its parts which are perishable by nature. Whereas on the other hand, feeling emotionally hurt stems from attachment, possessiveness and ego. When we talk about mental pain, it is essential to comprehend that it is a direct result of a certain degree of vanity, some selfishness, attachment and the feeling of entitlement or that of being a ‘doer’. The Sadé Sati period usually teaches people that every moment of life is miraculous and needs to be treated with great respect and thankfulness. This is because anything can happen to anyone any time and if everything is going well, it could only be due to Divine Grace. An experienced person who has been through challenging situations in life, knows that nothing and no one belongs to them. That person who is conscious of the fact that he or she possesses nothing or no one also knows that they have nothing to lose and therefore have no fear at all. Such a person with a balanced mind is known as a ‘Stithapragnya’. He or she does not feel ‘entitled’ to things in life, is always thankful for whatever they have and always maintains a balanced state of mind.
Shree Bhagavan Krishna said: *
*SBG 2:55 One who gives up all desires of the mind, O Partha (Arjuna), and when one has a purified mind and is in a pure state of the soul, he is called a “Stithapragnya’ or a man of steady consciousness.
SBG 2:56 He who is not agitated or disturbed despite the threefold miseries, or is also not euphoric when he has comforts, and he is free from attachment, fear and anger is a sage with a steady mind.
SBG 2:57 He who is free from attachment and neither rejoices when he achieves good nor hates evil has steady wisdom and perfect knowledge.
Bhagavan Krishna is the only Truth.
SBG 9:17 I am the father of this world, the mother, the dispenser of the fruits of actions, and the grandsire. I am the Holy One to be known; the sacred monosyllable Om, and also the Rig, Yajur and the Sama Vedas.
SBG 14:27 I am the abode of Brahman, the immortal and the immutable,
of everlasting Dharma and of absolute bliss
SBG 18:55 By supreme devotion, he knows Me in truth – what and who I am.
Knowing Me thus, he enters into Me at once.
Below is a video which was made a few months ago which I had somehow missed publishing. It was unlisted. The three verses from the SBG 5:25, 12:03 and 12:04 should help people in adopting a modest, peaceful, happy, warm and gratitude filled life especially after having borne the brunt of the Sadé Sati period.
May peace reign in the world.
Jai Shri Krishna
Krishnam vandé Jagadgurum
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