classroom of Professor Moving Mangala
"The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna,
and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy."
~~ Bhagavad Gita 18:61
" We are not human beings, having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings, having a human experience."
~~ Pierre Teillard de Chardin
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
OM kram krim kraum sah bhaumaya namah
Learning Pathway 1
birth and motion
Kalpa - Kalya
मूर्ति Mūrti [materialization]
the first house
bhava-1 = nascent conditions
dvadamsha 12 portions of tanu-bhava-1
Vimshottari Periods of the Rulers of Bhava-1-to-Bhava-12
Vimshottari Periods of the Rulers of Bhava-1-to-12
body, birth, basis, beginning
Flesh, Muscle, movement, new-ness, Ability, attributes of personality, Physique
independence, individualism, innovation, initiation
Appearance, Aura, Psychic Advertising ascendant, lagna =physical appearance, social personality // body image // vitality, overall temperament, stigma, constitution, basis of material life,
BPHS 11: 2
" Physique, appearance,
intellect (or the organ of intelligence, brain),
complexion of the body,
and innate nature
are all to be guessed through the ascending Rashi."
Light Source P'taah
" Well you know, now is that time of the changing.
Why is it, do you think, that you have birthed yourself here and now? This is a most wondrous time, hmm? A time of an end to one great cycle and the beginning of a new one.
And so you have birthed yourself here to become the watchers and the keepers, to assist the earth, and most of all, to assist yourselves to know who you are."
~~ V. S. Apte, Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary , p. 758
Sanskrit Vocabulary for Tanu Bhava
Tenuis,Anna = eaten ; food or victuals, especially boiled rice; bread corn; food in a mystical sense
fusion of O.E. winnan struggle for, work at, strive, fight,
and gewinnan to gain or succeed by struggling, to win
both from P.Gmc. *wenwanan
|TANTRA DOES NOT HAVE A ONE-TRACK MINd
The Lion's Roar: An Introduction to Tantra , by Chogyam Trungpa p. 166-167
" In the tantric tradition there are different approaches or styles of action, and everybody does not have to be uniform. Tantra does not have a one-track mind.
There are different kinds of relationships with things, and you can identify yourself with all or one of these.
You can take pride in what you are, what you have, your basic nature.
Tantra permits different aspects of you to shine through, rather than your having to be channeled into one basic set of characteristics. It allows your basic nature to come through."
~~ B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations
" According to the dictum Kendra-Thati-balas-suhuhu , planets disposed in kendra add great strength to the horoscope.
The four angles in a horoscope are like the four walls of a building."
Tanu = The Outward Shell = first
The astrological picture of body, complexion, and constitution is expanded by noting:
Union of Unions = soul + body = 7th-from-7th = Tanu Bhava
Naturally, the agreement of all agreements is the unification of one's flesh body with the spirit and soul of the true personality
" Who does this body belong to?Does it belong to my parents who created it?
Or does it belong to my wife who is my life partner?
Is it fuel for the fire that is ultimately going to consume it,
or is it food for vultures and wolves?
Does it belong to me, or to my near and dear ones?"
-- Madhya Parashari, Sarga-9, Shloka-1
Indications of the first house are:
and Wealth. These should be assessed from the Rising Sign, the Lagna.
-- Sankheta Nidhi, Sarga-7, Shloka-2
"From the first house should be considered everything about the native 's body,
complexion, marks or moles,
longevity, manner of living, caste, temperament,
happiness or otherwise."
~~BPHS Sarga-7, Shloka-39-43
"Whatever results are to be known from ... Tanu,
... should also be known from... Karaka rashi itself...."
QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso
" Life lasts at the most about a hundred years.
If we spend this short time doing harm, our life will have been pointless.
Everyone has the right to happiness,
In no event can the goal of human existence entail making anyone suffer."
Q: What person or object in this world executes the karmic agenda of bhava-1 and its lord?
A: It would be recommended to set-aside the cultural belief in karma as a type of payback. That is not such a healthy way to understand the terrestrial physicalization of the soul. Better to think of the physicalization as a love story of mutual attraction between an eternal soul and its material-partners.
The magnetics of the incarnational plan automatically can attract the physicalization components such as atoms, molecules, cells, other packaging of the units-of-consciousness which have weight, character, tangible attributes within the terrestrial sphere.
By materializing, one becomes a student in the School of Earth who is now recognizable by the other students and teachers who are practicing in the classroom.
In answer to your question, within the nativity, the physical body and its attached social identity will carry out the instructions of bhava-1 and its ruler.
The developed personality has integrity attributes. These are the accumulated consensus-reality meanings of the physical body and all of its apparent attributes (size, shape, color, texture, musculature, strength, physical capabilities).
Each culture has its own categories for evaluating-devaluating social and physical attributes of its members. For example, being tall and thin might be a sign of royalty. In another culture-bubble, being tall-and-thin might be a symptom of defect or disease.
The personality integrity is a layer of social recognition and purpose that is based on the physical form and acts as an interpretive bridge which spans from one embodied being to another within human social groups.
The personality integrity indicates "Who I Am."
" I have materialized capability to perform specific socially recognized actions, therefore,
" I materialize into a set of physical and social attributes, therefore, i am."
" I materialize into a set of physical and social attributes, therefore, i am."
lagnesha-1 and Social Activity Identity
lagnesha-1 as a marker of social activity can indicate areas of social behavior toward which the native 's physical capabilities are strongly aligned. Usually this capability-set is a past-life carry-over from practiced expertise over the period of many lifetimes. E.g.,
lagnesha-1 and children
Vimshottari Dasha periods of the lagnesha-1 may trigger the birth of a child, which is also a direct agency of the native 's physical body and the extended meaning of the physical body as the basis of social identity.
bhava-1 signifies personal competition for social validation through a successful combination of physical behaviors and traits.
The most basic and most predominant signification of Tanu sthāna is the tangible physical body and its appearance on the material plane. Strong, positive planets in kundali indriya-lagna or Chandra lagna (more potently, kundali indriya-lagna ) indicate physique and physical vitality.
Graha located in bhava-1 gain strength and dignity.
Physical appearance and behaviors often dictate social ranking. The natal lagna (ascendant) describes the astrological conditions that were in place on Earth's eastern horizon at the time of birth. These conditions play a major role in the social ranking of the individual during the current incarnation.
Indriya-lagna is not really about true identity.
Surya (soul-level of philosophical reason) and Chandra (astral ruler of all emotions, from coarse to refined and high to low) can tell much more about one's core identity than the janma lagna.
Svamsha is also a better indicator of divine awareness and spiritual intent. Radical lagna = social ranking. The lagna describes the place on the social map one "drops in" to the great hierarchies of social organization.
Indriya-lagna and lagnesha describe how one becomes socially placed and positioned; whether one is concerned to ignore or manage or change that position; and how one is treated by others based on one's appearance and position, on a day-to-day reality basis. Whether or one responds to social ranking and class identification actively (to change or negotiate it) or passively (to simply accept it or be unconcerned with it) the personality integrity is a major part of life consciousness.
For most people, the social ranking is also a significant determiner of material accomplishment and a major component of ego-based self-recognition. In other words, what society think of one's appearance and behavior has a major impact on the quality of one's experience in this life. Therefore, the kundali indriya-lagna , along with Chandra lagna, is the single most important determinant of social position at birth and prospects for accomplishment during the lifetime.
DO WHAT YOU CAn
QUOTATION from The Pocket Dalai Lama, p. 65-66
"If we unbalance nature, humankind will suffer. Furthermore, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other.
It is Therefore, part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy as, if not healthier than, we found it.
This is not quite such a difficult proposition as it might sound. For although there is a limit to what we as individuals can do, there is no limit to what a universal response might achieve.
It is up to us as individuals to do what we can, However, little that may be.
Just because switching off the light on leaving the room seems inconsequential, it does not mean we shouldn't do it.
Factors to be considered in the profile of individual social personality, individual social placement, and social identity (remember this is social identity, not spiritual identity)
Rising bhava-pati become exceptionally strong when located in lagna. Whether the bhava-pati bring gifts or liabilities, they have a great effect on the quality of life overall.
For example, when the entrepreneurial bhratru-pati-3 is rising, a person will develop self-made treasuries .
Similarly, treasuries of the dhanesha ruler of 2-treasuries brings a lifelong natural attraction * akarshana * to making and holding money, which is especially pronounced when dhanapathi-2 becomes the Vimshottari Dasha timelord.
Dharmesha-9 residing within kalpasthāna-1 brings the bhagya fortune of dharma-sthāna very strongly into the person's life. Dasha periods of the 9th lord for one with Dharmesha-9 rising may be exceptionally auspicious.
By contrast, to have randhresha-8 rising can bring occult interests and a struggle to understand hidden matters. You can apply this reasoning to the effects of any rising bhava-pati.
In its capacity of 10th-from-4th , tanubhava-1 describes social dignity of the mother
Naturally, the mother's social and spiritual condition, her reputation and social status, have a significant impact on the native . Her dignity substantially defines her child's life experience. Planets in lagna will make the mother's impact more intense.
Wisdom from Other Lives
As 2nd-from-12th , the lagna describes wisdom from alternate lives (other lives occurring elsewhere in the circle of Time).
Vyaya bhava-12 describes the subconscious storage areas. Called a house of sanctuary and ruling matters "behind closed doors ", Vyaya bhava contains our ancient memory of parallel lives .
| As 5th-from-9th , Tanu sthāna signifies one's great-grandchildren.9th house is grandchildren. 5th-from-9th is the children of the grandchildren.
Bhava-1 = father's father's father [paternal great grandfather]
Deceased relatives are always available to serve as spiritual guides and counselors. They do not judge but they can be helpful advisors. Ask this relative (who is generally deceased in our lifetimes given average lifespans) in meditation for guidance to know one's self patterns more thoroughly and get advice on specific choices. Also ask their guidance regarding any changes you might want to make regarding your physical vehicle, surgeries etc.
The Twelve Bhavapathi in Kalpasthāna-1
When Graha occupy the kundali indriya-lagna (or Chandra lagna), these rising planets send a powerful advertising message about the native to his society. The message says " Please recognize and respond to me as a specialist in these social attributes."
Nativities with Graha in lagna show a strong personality which is especially subject to" profiling" .
Nodes = indriya-lagna provide a distinctive psychic intensity to the aura
Rahu adds opportunism, fascination, excitement, ambition. Ketu adds disorientation, yearning for Other, spiritualized approach in preference to materialized agenda.
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso (1994). The Path to Enlightenment. Glenn H. Mullin (Trans. and Ed.).
" [Meditate on appreciation of the preciousness of a human incarnation and the human body as a spiritual vessel.]
The ordinary samsaric mind sees the human body as just a tool with which to chase material, social, and biological needs, all of which satisfy only superficial levels of the spirit.
The ir effects do not pass beyond the gates of death. We have to learn to appreciate the intrinsic spiritual quality of human nature, to have a subtle confidence in the positive, creative aspect of our being.
It is difficult to enter spiritual skills training if one regards one's life as having no purpose other than the pursuit of ephemeral, transient goals, as does Arat who builds a strong nest and then drags home all sorts of trinkets to it.
In order to break the mind of this vain, mundane attitude towards life, we sit in meditation and contemplate first the eight freedoms and ten endowments,* and then the meaningful and rare nature of a human incarnation.
This contemplation imbues us with a sense of spiritual dignity that subtly transforms our way of relating to ourselves and our existence.
We cease to see ourselves merely as animals uncontrolledly chasing after the immediate cravings of the senses in a vicious circle of jungle law;
and we come to appreciate the quality of penetrating awareness and the capacity for spiritual development that distinguishes humans from animals and insects.
This causes the thought of extracting the essence of life to arise with a joyous intensity.
* Generally, the eight freedoms and ten endowments are the favorable conditions of your birth and the time in which you live that have enabled you to learn the dharma in this lifetime, and be able to practice it."
QUOTATION from Kindness, Clarity, and Insight 25th Anniversary Edition. Tenzing Gyatso with Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. and Ed.), Elizabeth Napper (Ed.)
" If things did in fact exist the way they appear - if things did exist so concretely - then when one looked into and investigated them, this inherent existence should become even clearer, more obvious.
However, when you seek for the object designated, you cannot find it under analysis.
...[That] which gives rise to the appearance of I is mind and body, but when you divide this into mind and body and look for the I, you cannot find it. Also the whole, body, is designated in dependence upon the collection of parts of the body; if you divide this into its parts and look for the body, you cannot find it either.
Even the most subtle particles in the body have sides and hence parts. Were there something part-less, it might be independent, but there is nothing that is part-less. Rather, everything exists in dependence on its parts...
There is no whole which is separate from its parts.
...No matter what the phenomenon is, internal or external, whether it be one's own body or any other type of phenomenon, when we search to discover what this phenomenon is that is designated, we cannot find anything that is it.
...However, these things appear to us as if they do exist objectively and in their own right, and thus there is a difference between the way things appear to our minds and the way they actually exist...
Since phenomena appear to us in a way that is different from what we discover when analysing, this proves that their concrete appearance is due to a fault of our minds."
QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso, Stages of Meditation . (2003). Ven. Geshe Lobsang Jordhen, Losang Choephel Ganchenpa, and Jeremy Russell (Trans.).
" There is no self or person existing in isolation from the mental and physical aggregates. This is to say that a person exists in reliance upon the aggregates.
These conventional expressions concur with the actuality that the person exists in dependence on the aggregates."
Tenzing Gyatso. (1989).
The Dalai Lama at Harvard:
The Dalai Lama at Harvard:Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace.
" Through the establishments in mindfulness of body, feeling, mind, and phenomena in terms of their specific and general characters, one understands that these have a nature of impermanence and of suffering.
Through this, one's mind turns away
Overcoming such over-emphasis on the appearances of this and future lifetimes, one generates an awareness that is directed toward liberation from cyclic existence in all its forms."
| QUOTATION from Dzong-ka-ba
Yoga Tantra: Paths to Magical Feats
. Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. and Ed.).
Careful Observation of the Aggregates of the "I"
"...meditation on emptiness begins with gaining a sense of the inherent existence of which phenomena are empty.
For without understanding what is negated, you cannot understand its absence, emptiness.
... Through carefully watching how you conceive your self , or"I," to be inherently established,
you will determine that the"I"appears to be
self-instituting without depending on the collection of the mental and physical aggregates,
which are its basis of designation, or without depending on any of them individually,
even though the"I"appears with those aggregates.
Proper identification of this appearance is the first essential toward realizing selflessness -- ascertaining the object of negation."
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