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Bhava * Graha


Lord Regulator

of Dharma Bhava-9

Lord of 9th-from-Chandra

role of the Dharma pathi

in the Twelve Bhava

Planetary Ruler of the 9th House

The Pitri * The Patrons

grandchildren, generosity, guidance, gyana, good fortune

Dharmasthana = higher mind, divinity,

priestly doctrine, belief, creed

11th from 11th = system of systems, goal of goals

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-1

occurs for Dhanushya lagna only

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-1 * occurs for Vrischika lagna only

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-1


L-9 = Budha in bhava-1 * dig-bala

L-9 = Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-1 = alliances, diplomacy

  • USA Pres-38 partner "Betty Ford Clinic" Betty Ford * yogakaraka

L-9 = Shani in bhava-1


L-9 in Bhava- 1 = L-9 in the royal, celebrity, genius, fortunate 5th from swakshetra = dhana yoga

The Father (or the Guru) is a potent source of one's social identity

  • India-PM 1966-77; 1980-84 Indira Gandhi * parivartamsha L-1 Surya-4 * gained her public identity from her famous father India-PM 1947-1964"Discovery of India" Jawaharlal Nehru

  • "Satyagraha" 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi 's father was a respected local governance official = Dewan

  • the father of USA civil rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King was a powerful, politically savvy, and widely admired Christian preacher

  • the father and grandfather of Rush Limbaugh were an attorneys with political (Surya) engagement in their community

  • The paternal grandfather of USA Pres-23 National Forests Benjamin Harrison was USA Pres-09 "Tecumseh" William Henry Harrison ; his paternal line included numerous wealthy planters, military officers, and governors

  • the father of avant-garde artist, Beatle partner Yoko Ono Lennon Lennon was a prominent international banker and art aficionado

Splendid placement for politics, royalty, world theatre.

Charismatic Icon of higher truth. A wealthy celebrity with royal appeal.

Wisdom along with higher entitlements.

Affiliated with Doctrine, moral-philosophical teaching, orthodox religion, public spiritual guidance, public worship.

One's physical appearance and social personality are closely identified with a particular philosophical doctrine, ideology, or theory. One serves as a priestly representative of the belief system, and usually a preacher promoting the system's values.

"I am:

  • my philosophy, my ideology, my beliefs, my theory, my professorial scholarship, my preaching, my priesthood, my ceremonial worship skills, and my faith in higher principles."

If dharmapathi = Shani in bhava-1 , one may represent an orthodox ideology, theory, or belief

if dharmapathi = Mangala in bhava-1 , the native may represent energetic modern innovation to the inherited doctrinal principles

if dharmapathi = Chandra in bhava-1 , the native's response to doctrinal belief may be emotionally reactive and full of feeling

If dharmapathi = Shukra in bhava-1 , one may graciously mix the credo and catechism with material wealth and pleasures. One represents a doctrine of financial agreements and treasure-trust.

and so forth, according to the character of the dharmapathi.

Personality-identified with the temple, guru, teacher, charisma, father-figure, religious fellowship, agencies of good fortune, true philosophy, universities, and world travel for scholarly purposes.

Native exudes qualities of wise-person, scholar, professor, jnana yogi, ritual priest, temple scholar, translator of ancient wisdom, theologian, moral guide, religious preceptor.

If the L-9 graha is ill-disposed: self-righteous, ritualistic, paternalistic, patronizing, piously orthodox.

Faith imbued into the Radical Lagna =

Lagna = Rashi of Surya: faith in divine selection

Lagna = Rashi of Chandra: belief in roots, customs, the ancient ways

Lagna = Rashi of Kuja: individual initiative, personal truth

Lagna = Rashi of Budha: logically demonstrated beliefs =

Lagna = Rashi of Guru: faith in divine providence

Lagna = Rashi of Shukra: belief in harmony, justice, legal resolution to conflict, faith in the law-courts

Lagna = Rashi of Shani: lawful belief systems, orthodox doctrine, corporations

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-2

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-2 = Vrischika lagna

  • USA-Sen-TN; VP environmentalist Al Gore

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-2

L-9 = Budha in bhava-2

L-9 = Guru in bhava-2

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-2

L-9 = Shani in bhava-2

L-9 in Bhava- 2 = dhana yoga =

L-9 in the awkward shad-ashtaka 6/8 angle from swakshetra.

Good fortune in matters of financial wealth accumulation, however there can be issues of secrecy and indeed illicitness.

Religious doctrine and religious ideologies are afflicted when the dharmapathi occupies the problematic 6th angle from swakshetra. Conflict (6) and upheaval (8) in matters of culturally institutionalized religion (9). Much depends upon the characteristics of the L-9.

  • "Imagine" 1940-1980 Beatle John Winston Lennon wrote songs (2) which argued (Kanya-2) that religion was a negative social habit:"imagine no religion"

If unafflicted, a handsome visage. Blessings upon the speech and face, voice and hair.


Wonderful position for a dramatic actor or a fashion model.



  • USA-Sen-TN; VP environmentalist Al Gore

  • USA Pres-04"Constitution of the United States " James Madison

  • Although much of his speaking vitality was used for hostile argument against eradication of slavery (Mangala-Kanya-2) and against taxing the super-wealthy planter class, pro-slavery USA Pres-17 "Reconstruction" Andrew Johnson developed a love for oratory when still in his teens. As soon as he learned to read at about age 18, he began to study the speeches of great classical orators.

  • USA Pres-35 "Profiles in Courage" John F Kennedy * inspirational speaker

  • "Hour of Decision" Rev. Billy Graham * inspirational speaker

  • 14th Dalai Lama Tenzing Gyatso * spiritual adviser, public speaker

  • "A New Earth" Eckhart Tolle * spiritual adviser, public speaker

Higher philosophy or belief system strongly affects one's collecting and hoarding behaviors (2).

Also a dhana-yoga bringing good fortune to the stored wealth.


Father may be involved with speech and song, natural resources, history, languages, coins cash jewels money and banking, collections management, animal herding and breeding, museums and libraries, food storage, inventories and warehousing, teeth tongue and mouth e.g. dentistry, face and hair, eyes e.g. ophthalmology

  • the father of USA-VP 2000-2008 Dick Cheney worked for the government USA dept of agriculture (Makara) as a fields-and-forests natural resources (2) manager promoting anti-erosion resource conservation (2) re: animal herds

  • speech and song: the father of"Lights Out" balladeer Lisa Marie Presley was celebrity singer"Heartbreak Hotel" 1935-1977 Elvis Presley

  • the father of"Policy of Kindness " 14th Dalai Lama Tenzing Gyatso was a sheep herder and breeder until his son H.H. became famous, after which dad developed a taste for expensive race horses

  • Senator Al Gore Sr. was the father of USA-Sen-TN; VP environmentalist Al Gore. The father was a noted voice (2) for historic rural values (Chandra-Dhanushya-2) in Tennessee

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-3 * confidently announces doctrine

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-3 * emotionally announces doctrine

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-3 * vigorously announces doctrine

  • USA Pres-29 "Teapot Dome" Warren G. Harding + uttama-Shani + nichha-Surya + Budha

  • Protestant Reformation 1483-1549 "95 Theses" Martin Luther + uttama-Shani + Shukra + Guru yuti Ketu

  • "Open Society" capitalist philanthropist George Soros

  • "El Castilo Interior" 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila + Guru

  • "Way of Zen" 1915-1973 radio Alan Watts + Budha + Surya * philosopher, Taoist-Anglican priest

L-9 = Budha in bhava-3 * logically announces doctrine

L-9 = Guru in bhava-3 * optimistically announces doctrine * bhagya yoga

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-3 * sweetly announces doctrine

L-9 = Shani in bhava-3 * soberly announces doctrine

L-9 in Bhava- 3" Sounds True"

Splendid placement for any type of messenger, evangelist, writer or public speaker esp via radio or television (or internet) broadcast.

Media publications are conversational in tone and believable. (9, credo)

supports teamwork, touring

  • "Sophie's Choice" Meryl Streep is known for her ensemble work with other famed dramatists and directors

  • "Raag Khamaj" 1920-2012 sitarist Ravi Shankar * toured for decades with a cooperative group of performers


One's father is often a businessman, shopkeeper, commercialist or an instructor - trainer who travels for business

  • the father of USA Pres-15 "Oregon Treaty" James Buchanan was a successful shopkeeper of European imported goods
  • the father of USA Pres-21 Civil Service Chester A. Arthur worked as an itinerant schoolteacher and part-time law clerk (3). He later became an anti-slavery religious preacher changing schools and towns throughout New England. Even after changing from teacher to preacher (L-9 Shani) the father continued to move the family almost annually during Arthur's childhood years.

  • the father of USA Pres-29 "Teapot Dome" Warren G. Harding + was trained as a medical doctor, but he worked as a commercial land speculator and newspaperman; he moved the family regularly to pursue business opportunities.

  • the father of USA Pres-26 National Parks Theodore Roosevelt operated a profitable plate-glass importing business

  • the father of"Sophie's Choice" Meryl Streep was a salesman

What one says "sounds true" (9th = dharma).

  • "Genesis " Phil Collins = musical performer songwriter-singer, radio songs

  • "Dialogue" 1347-1380 St. Catherine of Siena * nichha + Mangala + Surya * more than 6000 letters

  • "Way of Zen" 1915-1973 radio Alan Watts delivered hundreds of radio talks on Taoist, Buddhist and Hindu dharma philosophies

  • Syria-Pres 2002, ophthalmologist Bashar al-Assad * his image is broadcast and painted upon all surfaces; his talks communicated via state radio and newspaper. Many believe him.

  • Russia-Empress 1729-1796 Catherine the Great = regular announcements to the common folk

  • USA Pres-43 "Decision Points" George W. Bush = presidential and governor speeches

  • Bhagavan Shri 1879-1950 Ramana Maharishi of Arunachala told many stories to many writers

  • California-Gov 2004-2011"Terminator" Arnold Schwarzenegger yuti uttama-Rahu *enjoyed decades of cinematic success before embarking into politics, where his spin-power was downright awesome

  • 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila * preacher and writer ="El Castillo Interior " continuously in print since the year 1577

Good fortune in matters of communication.

Publications, reports, journalistic enterprise, every form of writing and story-telling are favored.

  • "Principia Mathematica" 1872-1970 Bertrand Russell wrote 40 books on intellectual topics. All still in print

  • "The Mirror" 1895-1986 theosophy Jiddhu Krishnamurti = L-9 Guru in 3 = wrote extensively on philosophical topics

  • "On Golden Pond" drama-commerce Jane Fond a * produced best-selling videos and books; as well, her cinematic performances were popular.

Excellent for the international, professional journalist

Good for travel agent and frequent global traveler

Eases the burden for one who deals with the communications media. Also helps smooth administrative business, meetings and calendaring. Provides an easy and pleasant experience of abundant short-term travel.

Presuming that the L-9 is well-disposed = a happy team-worker, who enjoys ensemble productions.

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-4

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-4 * dig-bala

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-4

L-9 = Budha in bhava-4

L-9 = Guru in bhava-4


L-9 = Shukra in bhava-4 * dig-bala

L-9 = Shani in bhava-4

L-9 in Bhava-4 = wisdom-bringer L-9 in the revolutionary, unexpected-changes 8th-from-swakshetra

Guidance delivered during times of Sudden changes to settlements and their boundaries: school, home, vehicles, owned properties

One serves as a profoundly patriotic guide to stabilization in times of crisis:

  • UK-PM 1940-45; 1951-55 Winston Churchill

  • "Way to Wealth" 1706-1790 Benjamin Franklin

  • USA Pres-19 Railroad Strike 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes + uttama-Chandra

  • "Lord of the Rings" 1892-1973 J.R.R. Tolkien via his elaborate rendering of mythical settlements replete with moral crises and roots languages, Tolkien set out to stabilize the British recovery of faith in the integrity of their Germanic roots. (He was also a linguistic scholar of Celtic roots of the British Isles, but most of his created languages were intentionally Germanic or Semitic reaching back to the British biblical traditions).

Good fortune in matters of owned property, homes and protective shelters, vehicles, personal and national security, patriotism, schooling and schoolteachers.

  • USA Pres-13 "Crisis of 1850" Millard Fillmore owned several mansions

  • USA Pres-19 Railroad Strike 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes + uttama-Chandra owned a splendid mansion home, which was left to him in the will of a relative

  • USA Pres-43 partner Laura Welch Bush * parivartamsha L-9 Chandra-4 * schoolteacher-librarian

  • "Best Is Yet to Come" home-stylist Ivana Zelničkova Trump * property management, interior decor

Brings general happiness for the parents although they often feel some conflict between higher philosophy versus the habitual ways of the settlement (4 vs 9).

ability to care for one's parents in their nonage.

Excellent placement for a humanistic educator.

A natural professor, theologian, preacher, indoctrinator. Superb in the role of"father"

  • "Lord of the Rings" 1892-1973 J.R.R. Tolkien was not only a brilliant linguist having a 30-year professorial career at Oxford and elsewhere; he was also an an expansive (Guru) apologist for and adherent to his mother's (4) Roman Catholic religious doctrine

Father (9)

may be a schoolteacher, property manager, or work with transport vehicles.

  • "Aladdin" comedian, dramatist Robin Williams = L-9 Mangala-Mithuna-4 = father was a business manager (Mithunaya) for Ford Motor Co. automobiles (Mangala, engines, heat, movement)

  • Dale Sr., the father of NASCAR champion 1951-2001 Dale Earnhardt was also an automobile mechanic and car-racing champion.

The shad-ashtakya relationship of L-9 in 8th-from-9th requires a person of broadly philosophical nature (9) to engage with those of narrow, parochial nature (4).

Therefore the father may be not well settled (8th-from-4th = upheaval) in his job, and his unhappiness may emerge (8) in the home (4).

L-9 in bandhusthana may enjoy considerable real-estate and vehicle holdings - however accusations, injury and ailment may be part of the scenario due to the shad-ashtaka 6/8 angle from 9 to 4

  • celebrity publisher 1960-1999 JFK-Jr elite cars, private airplanes and elegant homes throughout life

  • "Superman" 1952-2004 tetraplegia Christopher Reeve owned several airplanes, sailplanes, and high-performance cars; as well as luxury dwellings in several locations

  • Motorsports champion 1951-2001 Dale Earnhardt owned an extensive stock-car inventory; as well as a chicken farm

  • UK-Duchess Camilla P-Bowles Windsor significant gardens and pasturelands

  • "Tantra" 1931-1990 OSHO Rajneesh the Rolls-Royce cars and private jets were legendary


private jets of the guru"Rajneesh" parked at the property of the congregation in Oregon, 1982. His L-4 Chandra-9 enjoys a powerful parivartamsha with L-9 uttama-Guru-4.

Public Figures

L-9 Surya in bhava-5 * Dhanushya lagna

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-5 * Vrischika lagna

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-5

L-9 = Budha in bhava-5

L-9 = Guru in bhava-5

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-5

L-9 = Shani in bhava-5

L-9 in Bhava- 5

= L-9 in the wise, world-traveling, professorial 9th from swakshetra

politics, creativity, genius, literature, theatre, royalty, celebrity, speculation, games

A lucky placement for matters of celebrity, royalty, dramatic performance, politics, gamesmanship, gambling, children, and creative intelligence.

Exceptionally fortunate for success in political elections. Even a candidate with otherwise unattractive elements is well supported by this yoga.

  • USA Pres-40 "American Life" Ronald Reagan + Budha * never lost an election

  • USA Pres-36 partner Wildflowers Ladybird Johnson * parivartamsha L-5 Shani-9

If a strong placement such as Surya-uttama or L9-in-5-yuti-Rahu, fame via drama, politics and political philosophy.

dhana yoga

Lord of 5th-from-5th in bhava-5

Splendid for children and grandchildren, politics, theatre, speculative business ventures, games and entertainments, and acts of divinely inspired genius.

May effectively counteract other prognoses of trouble regarding children.

  • USA Pres-05"Monroe Doctrine" James Monroe with uttama-Surya in bhava-5 (a karaka for miscarriage and infant death) suffered the infant death of his only son. Yet Monroe was also blessed with two beautiful, gracious daughters who hostessed his social entertainments whilst his ill wife (L-7 in 6) was bedridden.

  • USA Pres-36 partner Wildflowers Ladybird Johnson * parivartamsha L-5 Shani-9. With a combust Guru and Rahu-amplified Mangala, nevertheless after three miscarriages and much despair, she bore two healthy daughters.

Brilliant at rituals and games.

Men well-suited to the role of Father.

  • One's own father or father-figure is generally a positive influence (but this outcome depends more upon qualities of Ravi).

L-9 in 5 = often possessed of Divine Confidence which is expressed in personal intelligence, in a highly individualized and bright fashion.

the ruler of Guru's swabhava provides a beneficial influence in the natural Bhava- of Surya. Children are very fortunate and the native is blessed with many expressions of good luck and wisdom. Intelligence is expanded away from the selfish introspection of genius, outward to the greater cosmic setting.

Splendid placement for an authentic religious preacher, who can channel the divine intelligence in an accurate and inspired yet charismatically personalized way. Regardless of the vocation, this native is charismatic and abundantly blessed with confidence.

L-9 in 5 = philosophical involvement with the lover, who is an essential guide and a person of high awareness (barring a seriously flawed graha as L-9).

Romance is much heightened in this incarnation, with the lover(s) providing wise and brilliant support.

Literary and performance arts = brilliantly expressed in a highly individualistic, creative, and entitled but not selfish style.

L-9 in 5 may have a limited number of children but the children are very beneficial in one's life. Parent-child relationship tends to form more along student-teacher lines with less authoritarian approach and more a guru attitude.

Benefits wealth, religion, and general welfare. L-9 in bhava-5 is a karaka for great wealth. Enhances generosity and compassion.

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-6 = theatre, politics

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-6 = protection shelter

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-6 * movement, warrior, bloodlines

L-9 = Budha in bhava-6 = ministry of service via writing, conversation, youth

L-9 = Guru in bhava-6 * multiple service ministries; many health issues

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-6 * pleasure in service-servants; addictions

L-9 = Shani in bhava-6 = ministry of service to commoners, to the masses

  • balladeer Bob Dylan L-3+L-4 Shani; L-9/Chandra

  • "Material Girl" Madonna

  • "Just So Stories " 1865-1936 Rudyard Kipling

L-9 in Bhava- 6 = L-9 in the dignified, responsible, governing 10th from swakshetra

FATHER-related problem-sets

Often the father must struggle with some variety of lifestyle imbalance (6) such as illness, poverty, a socially ostracized lifestyle, or a difficult divorce (if L-9 in 6 = Shukra, addictions).

Yet due to the dignity of L-9 in 10th-from-swakshetra, the father continues to work and provide for his family in a socially respectable (10th from) way.

  • The father of USA Pres-29 "Teapot Dome" Warren G. Harding was a physician (6) and business speculator who rather consistently lost money plunging his family into increasing debt. However his mother also a physician supported the family.

  • "Wizard of Oz" 1922-1969 Judy Garland adored her entertainer, theatre-owner father (Surya-5) however he himself struggled with his socially-criticized homosexual lifestyle and identity, with indebtedness, and with substance addictions. His death at her age 13 was, according to her, a source of unceasing lifelong grief.

Benefits Leadership roles in medicine, military, legal defense, , agriculture, loan-making, and in human services ministries.

The 10th angle represent material order, lawfulness, rank and position. Despite carrying the dharmic significance of ritual priesthood, the 10th-from-9th grants material manifestations not spiritual.

There may be other graha elsewhere in the nativity which grant spiritual guidance, but the 9th-from-10th = Ari Bhava is very much a bhava of social-material life specifically human-to-human argumentation, exploitation, and service.

With this placement it is vitally important to hear the call and serve a cause.

  • one who heeds a call to selfless, high-level service will find that one's personal difficulties pale in comparison to the sorrows of the masses, and the capacity to lead the disenfranchised into some measure of calm during their miserable lives is a true vocation (10).

  • the native unable to hear their call to service will find that through undue focus upon public opinion, one feels much personal misery

Potential for quarrels with the father, who may be a sort of a criminal, a drunkard or addicted to some substance or unseemly behavior - or possibly a distinguished hypocrite.

  • According to"Out on a Limb" drama-author Shirley MacLaine = L-9 Shukra-6, her father was an articulate but un-empathetic narcissist -careerist (6th = 10th career from 9) who cared more for his professional reputation than for his family. (Her navamsha Surya+Rahu confirms his solipsism and ambition.)

Predicted unfavorable outcome may be much improved via beneficial graha. Father need not be decrepit. However the father-son relationship may be adversarial and accusatory.

  • USA Pres-18 Civil War 1860-1865 Ulysses S. Grant argued with his father for most of their lives. His father operated an animal killing-house and leather-hide tannery. Grant's parents refused to attend their son's wedding since father disagreed (6) with their son's wife's family's politics. Grant's father often mentioned how incapable was his son, suited only for the low-paying military. His much-criticized son later became the winning general of the USA Civil War and President of the nation.

  • General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison had a long-living, smoking-and-drinking, oft-unemployed father. The father did no obvious harm to his son as Shukra-Kumbha has structured yogakaraka qualities, particularly as Edison has it yuti Shani. His father became a servant Surya-6 to son Edison as a construction supervisor for Thomas' primary laboratory. However his father showed a taste for whiskey and young servant ladies (Shukra-6). Three weeks after the death of Edison's mother, his father married his 16-year-old house servant.

For a woman, quarrels with her husband; and for either gender, accusations and arguments with men in authority roles.

However one called to high leadership in a ministry of service will find that these quarrels amount to very little in contrast to the magnitude of their service to the victim class.

In the best cases, one is acutely aware of having been called into the service of the Divine (9) and one places ones leadership capabilities utterly at That One's disposal, regardless of the material consequences.

Bodes poorly for childhood relationship to one's father.

  • "Thriller" 1958-2009 Michael J. Jackson L-9 Shani in 6 = recounted frequent beatings and dominating bullying from his ex-boxing-fighter father.

  • USA Pres-37 partner Pat Nixon had a sick, money-losing father who was of a pioneering spirit; yet he seemed to fail at every scheme. Also Mangala-9.

Generally less benevolent for faith in religious doctrines, and dealings with high-priests or preachers. Bodes relatively well for the father's career and the native's career also.

If a malefic+ L-9 in 10th-from-swakshetra will damage access to rituals that ease communion with the spirits. Limits faith in religious teachings and in the guru. Induces a common-sense view of moral action based on a pragmatic view of competition for scarce resources and a mandate for personal choice that is not swayed by glamorous appearances or sentimental hopes.

Very much a realist in matters of religion and truth. The father's career is improved according to the dignity of the graha.

Whether malefic or benefic, the father's career is experienced as conflict for the native himself. (Naturally the father's career deprives the father of time to attend to his children, 10th-from-9th is always the native 's conflicted bhava-6.)This native will not follow in his father's career.

When L-9 is a benefic, native cherishes a positive hope that evil either is not real or can be easily overcome. Overcompensation behaviors in religion. He wants to put a positive spin on the negative aspects of human life and to create for himself a confirmed spirituality.

With L9 in toxic bhava-6 he has no trust in priests and returns compulsively to the realities of exploitation and victimization. A child raised without viable faith who seeks adult religious conversion. Lifetime struggle with the fact of human evil. May have a tortured career in theology or ethics yet deprived of authentic ritual * worth-ship * worship due to inner conflict and mistrust.

If L-9 = Budha or Surya, will rationalize religion - reducing it to ethics or civil custom.

Materially focused in 10th-from-swakshetra, the L-9 in Ripu Bhava materializes world cultures and travel, enlightening discussions with social leaders from diverse cultural backgrounds, and often a highly visible international career.

L-9 in 6 = publicly associated with arguments regarding exploitation of the vulnerable, illegal acts, addictions, illnesses, disloyalty, toxicity, and disease - but these matters are handled in a priestly fashion.

Blessings via devoted servants, the underclass, animals, the mother's relatives, physicians, military UK-Prince, environmentalist Charles Windsor , all aspects of medical practices and medicines

A priestly approach to human imbalances of poverty and sickness

a natural understanding of ministry toward the perpetuity of conflict in social relationships.

In times of war, bhagya L-9 in 6 in the governing 10th from swakshetra, suggests that the native will be on the winning side

A theology of extreme humility and service, preaching the reality of human weakness - and especially sensitive to the weakness (imbalance, 6) of priests (9):

Conflict with orthodox ideology

Conflict with professors, priests, preachers, theologians, father-figures. University culture seems too effete, too elite. One goes out from the ivory tower into the gutters, serving as a leader of movements, a legitimator of the acts of the poor, the criminal and the diseased.

Trouble via studies in theory, philosophy and religion."theos " in Greek ="broad view". This materialistic native insists on practical cures for the material miseries, deals in cash money,"gets real".

  • Trouble through one's own religious beliefs: theory does not work out in practice.

Not normally an adherent of religious orthodoxy

yet one may be a profound historical agent who guides (9) and teaches in a time or scene of intense conflict

One becomes a priest of a new social order.

  • This path is difficult, but important.

Despite one's conscious wish to conform to the orthodox teachings of one's day, it becomes clear during the present lifetime that one is inevitably positioned in an adversarial angle toward the priestly caste and religious jargon of the day.

  • "Out on a Limb" drama-author Shirley MacLaine has written many books, hosted discussions and conferences, and tried to legitimize her New Age principles and perceptions. However her philosophical writings are, whilst quite well-known (L-9 in 10th from swakshetra) also unfortunately generally deprecated = L-9 in contentious 6.

The predominant belief system, including the great philosophies of law, prescribed methods of worship, efficacious rituals, and sacred texts, are actually the agent of much conflict in one's life.

The position is perplexing. Often the native has been chosen for a special destiny which specifically requires antagonism toward the existing belief system.

  • USA Pres-01 American Revolution George Washington , suddenly called into military leadership against his own law and king.

L-9 occupies 10th-from-swakshetra; a dignified angle. One obtains spiritual legitimacy in the eyes of many, as one is heard speaking a higher truth than the mere ritualists and self-protective officiants of bhava-9.

  • UK-Prince, environmentalist Charles Windsor , long prevented from marrying the woman he loves by the law of the Church of England.

  • England-Queen 1533-1603 Elizabeth-I was no friend of organized religion. Her reign of power was seriously victimized by religious conflict in England and Scotland. She had sex when she wanted to, without concern for the sacraments of priests.

Yet one's work is difficult, and the consolation of socially approved religion would be helpful. the native may wonder constantly if one has lost one's moral bearings.

The practice of medicine in particular shows a level of karmic reality which negates the 'pollyanna' preaching of many traditions.

Similarly those who work with large-scale social afflictions like broken economies that create poverty and false promises which generate fraud become distinctly aware of the corruption of the orthodox priesthood.

Das comments ="the ruler of the 9 is in 6, and the lord of the 9 has at least one negative placement attribute."

"The wealth of your father may be affected by thievery."

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-7

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-7

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-7

L-9 = Budha in bhava-7

L-9 = Guru in bhava-7

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-7 * dhanakaraka Shukra in 11th-from-9th

L-9 = Shani in bhava-7 * dig-bala

L-9 in Bhava- 7 = L-9 in the gainful, networked, goal-achieving 11th-from-swakshetra

Benefits the achievement of large-scale social participation goals esp those oriented to economic opportunity and network inclusion + extension.

  • "Moral Majority" 1933-2007 Rev. Jerry Falwell sought to communicate (Budha) the will of the"foundational" folk (4, patriotism, customary habits) via collective economic impact

Brings consideration of doctrine and duties of charitable patronage into the terms of the marriage contract.

L-9 in 7 may marry for philosophical or ideological reasons, and there is more support for remaining in an unsatisfying marriage in order to follow one's orthodox (9) convictions. The spouse also is ideologically inclined, and shared beliefs regarding"what is true" (Dharma) can be the finest fruit of the marriage.

Ruler of third-from-7 occupies 7

The siblings of the spouse, particularly the immediate younger sibling, may play a prominent role in the marriage communications.

Professional (10th from 10th) = well disposed to perform 'ensemble' work, such as sharing (7) information (3) within an interactive consulting group.

  • "Grateful Dead" 1942-1995 Jerry Garcia toured with a musical band of friends (11) for 30 years

  • "Ringo" Beatle Richard Starkey toured with various musical bands of friends (11) for his entire career

A "very airy" combination. It is an excellent placement for dramatists who created an interactive, cooperative mental environment of interconnected narratives; esp those with a pronounced focus on portraying the "relationship narrative". Harmonious relations in most varieties of teamwork.

Generally the effect of this sibling upon the union will be favorable due to the generally good auspice of bhava-9; however look into the details of dharma bhava for the nativity at hand to determine whether the ruler of 9 is a busy-body (3) or a wise-one (9).

The partner has strong religious wisdom or philosophical sensibilities (9), and in general the spouse will carry good fortune which attends that unique skill of domain-9: having the right assets available at the right time.


The father is a diplomat, advocate, attorney, deal-maker, negotiator, bargainer. Also government official or adviser.

  • the father of "Secret Doctrine" 1831-1891 Theosophy Helena Blavatsky was a provincial governor under the Russian czar

In particular the spouse has favorable writing and linguistic communication skills. The couple will enjoy traveling and learning about world cultures.

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-8

  • Venezuela-Pres 1999-2013 Hugo R. Chavez

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-8

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-8

L-9 = Budha in bhava-8

L-9 = Guru in bhava-8 * many transformations, much identity change

  • USA Pres-12 California Statehood Zachary Taylor * parivartamsha L-8 Shani * ytui Rahu

  • California-Gov 1975-83; 2011- Jerry Brown * parivartamsha L-8 Shani-9

  • "Autobiography of a Yogi" 1893-1952 Swami Yogananda + Kuja

  • Archbishop of Canterbury 2002-2012 Rowan Williams

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-8

L-9 = Shani in bhava-8 * long life

L-9 in Bhava- 8 = L-9 in the dissolving, eroded, astral-particulate, imaginative 12th-from-swakshetra

Benefits all types of mystical trauma healing, Spirit-Guide communication, healing by prayer, religious retreat, transformation of identity, peeling back of shells and veils, recovery-discovery-uncovering of astral reality

Healing via Transformation of Beliefs

The good fortune of bhava-9 enters the secretive, camouflaged realm of sudden, unexpected, forced changes in the randhra-sthana.

Graha which are born into randhra bhava become subject to the fast spinning of the cycle (8) of self-destruction and rebirth (8). The speed of change-of-form is often terrifying.

Matters of the bhava ruled by graha in 8 are controlled by this fast-turning, re-cycling, identity-destroying and regenerating hidden life force.

Effects of graha in 8 are radical, frightening, secretive, occult, mysterious, hidden, shocking magical, rejuvenating and changing-changing-changing.


Father's life is typically somewhat distant (12th-from) from the native. Father may have a dissolute personality, or perhaps his interests are highly confidential. Father may be invisible for various reasons.

  • "Turtle Island" environmentalist poet Gary Snyder's father abandoned the family during the young boy's school years

  • the father of California-Gov 1975-83; 2011- Jerry Brown was "Pat Brown". Pat Brown was a previous multiple-term, popular California governor. Like his own father and like most career men of his generation, Pat Brown was rarely if ever available for fathering duties.

  • During his early childhood,"Tantra" 1931-1990 OSHO Rajneesh 's parents left him in the care of elderly grandparents (Shani)

  • Pakistan-PM 1988-1990; 1993-96 Benazir Bhutto lost her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to execution by hanging when she was 25 years old. For many years before his death he was obscured to her due to imprisonments and distance between countries.

  • USA-Gov-FL 1999-2007 Jeb Bush + uttama-Shukra. His father USA-Pres-41 George H.W. Bush was director of the highly secretive Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

  • The grandfather of"Sherlock Holmes " crime-fiction Arthur Conan-Doyle was a high-society English artist who connoitered with royalty. C-D's father was also a gifted artist who collapsed into severe alcoholism, mental illness, and epilepsy - and was institutionalized. The father's radical upheaval thrust the family into dire circumstances. Yet L-9 enjoys parivartamsha with L-8. C-D received a top professional education and travelled the world. While entirely forthright about his father's insanity, he also printed his father's drawings in his own books.

Father and fatherhood is dissolved into invisible identity-dissolving (12th-from), mysterious hidden (8) activities.

  • "Totem and Taboo" 1856-1939 neurology Sigmund Freud had a deeply orthodox Jewish fiber-trader father who was perhaps engaged in secretive financial activities according to Shukra-Rahu-8 taking drishti of L-8 Mangala. His twice-widowed (8) father was married three times and the family moved often. Nevertheless young Freud received an excellent schooling foundation due to L-4 Guru-Meena in 4th-from-4th. Typical of L-9 in 8, Freud also abandoned his father's orthodoxy.

  • "Thriller" 1958-2009 Michael J. Jackson pursued a secret fatherhood, to the extent of disguising his children with masks during their rare public outings. His relationship to own father posed many erosive (12th-from) and hidden (8) difficulties exacerbated by the confident of L-8 Simha-Surya-8 representing his showman-promoter father.

However if L-9 is well configured, the hidden father may nevertheless provide a considerable inheritance.

Patriarchal Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy (9) is dissolved (12th-from) when L-9 enters 8.

The native may proclaim a new religious approach.

Shocking, healing, transformative effects of religious belief - often deeply unsettling to habitual religionists

L-9 rules 6th-from-4th = adversarial (6) to customary habits (4)

  • "Autobiography of a Yogi" 1893-1952 Swami Yogananda = power of self-realization = no guru, no temple, no Brahmins, only the power of truth

  • Archbishop of Canterbury 2002-2012 Rowan Williams = championed the cause of ordained women priests serving as Anglican bishops (he lost).

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-9 * karaka bhavo nashto

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-9

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-9

L-9 = Budha in bhava-9

L-9 = Guru in bhava-9 = humanistic philosophy, world travel, grandchildren * karaka bhavo nashto


L-9 = Shukra in bhava-9

L-9 = Shani in bhava-9 * conforming doctrine

L-9 in Bhava- 9 = L-9 in the moving, active, body-identified 1st from swakshetra

L-9 in 9 = expansive and generous with a broad worldview

Blessed with an abundance of vital energies in the flesh-body


Generally not harmful for L-9 Budha, L-9 Chandra, or L-9 Shukra, but papagraha in the role of L-9 in 9 can be oppressive and Guru may suffer inflated importance of one's own beliefs.

L-9 = Budha in bhava-9 swakshetra can be excessively detailed or narrowly defined argument in the attempt to fully articulate higher philosophical concepts. Such a native may produce abundant writing or verbiage which is often much ado about nothing.

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-9 facilitates the native's own energetic capacity for innovation, invention, pioneering, engineering, new ideas-in-action. The downside is often a military, dominating, or aggressive father karako bhavo nashto featuring a paternal character marked by impatience, selfish acts, boasting or swaggering behaviors. Generally unfortunate for the father's well-being, and often signifies an early demise of the birth father. Potential indications of clinical narcissistic disorder (NPD) in the father-figures such as guru, preacher, professor, or religious indoctrinator.

  • The father of USA Pres-01, Revolutionary War George Washington died when young George was a boy. Washington always wanted to fight; he applied for several officer's positions with the British Army but was denied. His military prowess finally gained expression during the USA Revolutionary War, when his excellence in Mangala-Vrischika "hidden positions " guerilla warfare allowed the greatly outnumbered and undersupplied Americans to win the war.

L-9 = Guru in bhava-9 also tends toward conditions of karako bhavo nashto

  • "Mighty Heart" drama-activist Angelina Jolie = Meena-Guru + Mangala + Chandra-9. Ms. Jolie's father was known for his flamboyant (narcissistic) marital infidelities and making blatantly un-empathetic public statements about his children.

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-9 may be experienced as a somewhat difficult position because marriage-and-finance oriented Shukra is a planetary adversary to priestly and doctrinal Brihaspati the natural ruler of bhava-9.

  • England-King 1491-1547 Henry VIII Tudor had Shukra-Vrishabha yuti Ketu in dharmasthana-9. He mainly saw the Roman Church (9) as a source of wealth (Shukra) particularly since his L-2 finance is also Shukra. Wandering Ketu-9 provides very little interest in adhering to a fixed doctrine. Therefore Henry translated most of the old rituals and routines of the Roman Catholic church into English and appointed himself as the new"father" (9) of the English Catholic church - acquiring (Shukra) an extensive range of financial assets in the process.

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-10 * dig-bala

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-10

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala

L-9 = Budha in bhava-10

L-9 = Guru in bhava-10

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-10

L-9 = Shani in bhava-10 * Theory into Socially Regulated Practice

  • "Memories, Dreams, Reflections " 1875-1961 Carl Jung

  • "Theory of Relativity" 1879-1955 Albert Einstein + Budha + Surya + uttama-Shukra * parivartamsha L-10 Guru

  • Russ-USSR dictator 1878-1953 "Man of Steel" Josef Stalin * parivartamsha L-10 Guru-8

  • "My Fair Lady" 1908-1990 Rex Harrison + Chandra

L-9 in Bhava- 10 = L-9 in the acquisitive, knowledgeable 2nd-from-swakshetra.

May produce a leader who brings value to the role and they earn well in the process. Win-win. Very broad spiritual viewpoint if the graha is benevolent.

Treats public leadership as a doctrinal responsibility, brings compassion and philosophical awareness to the executive position.

Understands both the letter of the law and the spirit of the law.

Presuming that the dharmapathi is well disposed, L-9 in 10 karmadharma-adhipathi yoga is generally viewed as a wise (9) leader (10) due to globalized perspective and respect (10) given to religion (9) evidenced in leadership roles.

  • Italy-Dictator1883-1945 fascisti Benito Mussolini famously accommodated the Roman Catholic Church into his fascist anti-religion governments

  • USA Civil rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King

  • USA Pres-11"Manifest Destiny" James Knox Polk was an outspoken adherent of the Christian Methodism of his day. Boasting a lifetime abstinence from liquor, dancing, and any other"waste of time", Polk also attended the Presbyterian * worth-ship * worship favored by his religiously devout wife and mother. However, his nichha Guru-10 yuti nebulous Ketu shows the hypocrisy and dogmatism of his beliefs in when applied to governance laws. He strongly supported slavery and"manifest destiny"a concept that many claimed was biblical but indeed had no basis in Christian scripture.

  • USA Pres-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower

During periods of L-9, as ruler of the dissolving 12th from 10th, L-9 pulls away the energy needed to maintain the social reputation and the positions held at the top of the social hierarchy.

the Vimshottari period of the L-9 can unfortunately be rather unhelpful for maintenance of highest public respect.

Periods of L-9 may indicate a fall from high position due spiritually to the native's need for a period of sanctuary and private reflection.

It may look unfortunate from the materialistic exterior view but from the inside these era of withdrawal from the work roster of public duties can be a very good thing.

The governing leader who is also a teacher; the religious preacher who is also a governor.

  • USA Civil rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King

  • "It Takes a Village" USA Sen-NY, Secy State 2009-2013 Hillary Clinton while not a professional preacher, shehas a lifelong engagement with theological study

Excellent for Vrishabha natives.

One teaches not necessarily by words but rather via the regular pattern of one's public actions.

  • USA Pres-41 partner; USA Pres-43 mother Barbara Pierce Bush was not voluntarily engaged in public life. She preferred not to preach on social practices nor to make political comments. She delivered an example of quiet, family-centered dedication to parenting and spousal support.

  • "Grateful Dead" 1942-1995 Jerry Garcia

Good fortune (9) through leadership responsibility.

Brings preaching and religious perspective (9) into the realm of corporate business (10)

  • for all his human shortcomings,"Imagine" 1940-1980 Beatle John Winston Lennon wanted his music to change the world. (Unfortunately, also nichha-Shani-9 world)


  • Ch 24, shloka 22

"If Dhana's lord is in Karma Bhava,

the native will be libidinous, honorable, and learned;

one will have many wives and much wealth,

but one will be bereft of filial happiness."

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-11

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-11

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-11

L-9 = Budha in bhava-11

L-9 = Guru in bhava-11

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-11

L-9 = Shani in bhava-11 * dhanayoga

L-9 in Bhava- 11 = L-9 in the administrative, commercial, evangelistic 3rd from swakshetra = dhana yoga

Gains of income (11) from preaching, from patriarchy (pitri), from philosophy and ideology, from the father (9).


The father and his profile (9) may be a source of income (11).

  • "Realm of Light" 1874-1947 painter Nicholas Roerich had a socially well-placed and wealthy barrister father

Considerable patrimony if the graha is well disposed.

  • celebrity publisher 1960-1999 JFK-Jr gained continuously from his father USA Pres-35 "Profiles in Courage" John F Kennedy , from father's investments and reputation-legacy. In his case the L-4 is also Mangala-11; he gained from both his mother and his father.

  • UK-Princess Anne Laurence , from her father UK-Prince Consort Philip Mountbatten = father's investments and reputation-legacy

Alternatively, gains

from theoretical, ideological and doctrinal behaviors (9)

  • Gov-Sen Louisiana, 1893-1935 "Share Our Wealth" Huey Kingfish Long proposed a radical new ideology of capital redistribution "Share Our Wealth" from which he gained expansive (Guru) political influence

  • Syria-Pres 2002, ophthalmologist Bashar al-Assad

  • With the same enthusiasm as Senator Long yet a different ideology, USA Pres-40 partner Nancy Davis Reagan vigorously (Mangala) helped to promote the market-driven capitalistic, anti-public-welfare ideology of her step-father and later her husband and his financial supporters

from teaching religious and philosophical subjects

from teaching in university or temple regardless of the precise subject.

Public Figures

L-9 = Surya in bhava-12

L-9 = Chandra in bhava-12

L-9 = Mangala in bhava-12

L-9 = Budha in bhava-12

L-9 = Guru in bhava-12 * many meditations, much sanctuary

L-9 = Shukra in bhava-12

L-9 = Shani in bhava-12

L-9 in Bhava- 12 = L-9 in the customary, rhythmic, habitual 4th from swakshetra

Favors teaching (4) of the Old Ways (4) of religious knowing. However to be recognized, Shani-12 must teach in a"sheltered instruction" environment such as a retreat center, intensive residential programs, hospitals, refugee camps, in distant lands, teaching directly on the astral plane during dream-time.

Fear-mongering Shani-12 can signify"negative fantasies " which verge on the paranoid.

Transmission of methods of divination and imagination.

Teachers of charity, compassion, and self-dissolution. Private study of sacred scripture.

  • "God's Dream" Anglican Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu * Christian theologian

  • "Be Here Now" Baba Ram Dass * student of Vedic scripture and Hindu ritual

  • "Contempt" drama-activist Brigitte Bardot * advocate for compassion toward animals

  • "Ring of Fire" 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash * in later life, became a devoted Bible-reader and participant in religious discussions

May bring the full fruition of philanthropy.

Abundance of Private (non-material) Blessings


Weakens the father's influence, often by the device of physical distance. Dad is dreamy, dissolved, only appears when the child is sleeping, or the child only sees him in the dream realm. Dad may have foreign assignments or be otherwise"far away".

Father is lost in fantasy pursuits, talking with spirit guides and ancestors. Or, stationed in a foreign land, inaccessible to the child who needs his presence. Or, father's vital energy is dispersed in bedroom affairs, clandestine operations, sanctuary, hospital, ashrama, dormitory.

The professor, the preacher, and the pandita all suffer a similar fate. No matter how famous the father may be to the public audience, no matter how high his visibility or reputation, no matter how wealthy or important he might be to the government, what extraordinary books or sermons the father might have written -- he does not vitalize the child.

  • USA Pres-06 "American System" John Quincy Adams was the son of USA Pres-02 "Thoughts on Government" John Adams. Ideologically and administratively, the father and son shared many habits and viewpoints. However, according to the conditions of their time in history, neither man had much"face time" with their fathers. The fathers were nearly always away from home on important government business, and the young sons communicated with their fathers mainly via literary correspondence.

To the child, the father is a phantom, appearing in a hazy field of dispersed and nebulous particles.

  • USA Pres-41 "All the Best" George H. W. Bush was the son of materially wealthy and politically powerful USA Senator Prescott Bush. While his father was a very high profile internationalized player, the son was merely a child -- not the strong focus of his ambitious father's attention.

Mother might need to become both father and mother to the child who has L-9 in 12. If the mother (child's Chandra) is ill disposed, the child grows up with negligent or absent parents.

Dissolves the benefits which might have been delivered

  • by the father

  • by the patriarchal belief systems (9th = 11th from 11th = system of systems)

L-9 in the vague and dreamy 12th from swakshetra

  • relationship with the father, guru, and priestly religion is somewhat fuzzy, but the meditative practices and reflective religious imagination are much benefitted

the ruler of Guru's natural 9th Bhava- goes into Guru's natural 12th Bhava-s.

  • Favorable for expansion of one's interest in matters of philosophy, religion, world travel

  • however true wisdom is so privatized and imaginative and so dependent upon guidance from good spirits that one may entirely disregard the temple discourses and the university philosophy in pursuit of one's own interior vision

  • thus while a highly religious personality one is an outsider to the world of organized religion,

  • rarely a full approved priest or professor, with a marginalization of ritual-priestly status measured by the strength of the graha

Religious practice and philosophical wisdom delivery is privatized.

Emphasis on meditation and private prayer, personal readings and private philosophizing.

Reduces public piety and ceremonial observance, but may deepen the intuitive communication with the divine if the L-9 is strong.

  • Not favorable for the father since L-9 represents father and becomes dissolved in the astral realm of 12.

Global Perspective Humor :)

Das comment on"The lord of the 9 is in 12."

"Pursues spiritual liberation.

  • You believe in the hereafter.

You are generous and spend money for others' welfare

  • but suffer for lack of parental guidance

  • and good luck does not come easily.

You have to work hard for what you get.

  • There may be arguments with the government

  • or you may frequently suffer penalties or fines."

"The lord of the 9 is in 12, and the lord of the 9 has at least one beneficial placement attribute."

"You may lose your wealth."

"Policy of Kindness " 14th Dalai Lama Tenzing Gyatso

  • Dzogchen: The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection by,

  • translated by Thupten Jinpa and Richard Barron,

  • Foreword by Sogyal Rinpoche, edited by Patrick Gaffney,


What if we feel an unbearable compassion for the suffering of other beings -- especially animals, because it is often more obvious -- yet we have not developed the wisdom to deal with it properly?


This is all the more reason why, now that you have developed that feeling of 'unbearable' compassion toward others, you should try to increase your wisdom, and intelligence, in order to deal with the actual situation.

  • This is why practitioners on the bodhisattva path are encouraged not to be satisfied with just an idealistic idea of compassion,

  • but to put that ideal into practice immediately.

So I believe that when you follow the bodhisattva's way of life, it is possible to match your compassion, at whatever level it may be, with an active kind of interaction with others ."

Essence of Buddhahood permeates the minds of all sentient beings.

"Policy of Kindness " 14th Dalai Lama Tenzing Gyatso

  • Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective.

  • Geshe Thupten Jinpa (Trans.).

" ... Maitreya, in his text the Sublime Continuum, gives three reasons on the basis of which one can conclude that the essence of Buddhahood permeates the minds of all sentient beings.

First, he says that the Buddha's activities radiate in the heart of all sentient beings.

  • Now this can be understood in two different ways: one is that we can understand that in every sentient being there is a seed of virtue,

  • and one could see the seed of virtue as an act of the completely enlightened, compassionate Buddha.

But one could also see it in deeper terms, that is, that all sentient beings possess the potential for perfection.

  • Therefore, there is a kind of perfected being inherent within all sentient beings, radiating.

  • So one can understand it in these ways.

Second, so far as the ultimate nature of reality is concerned, there is total equality between the samsaric state and nirvana.

Third, we all possess a mind which lacks intrinsic reality and independent existence,

  • which allows us to then remove the negativities and delusory states hat obscure it.

For these three reasons, Maitreya concludes that all sentient beings possess the essence of Buddhahood."


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