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The nation’s largest full color monthly spiritual and metaphysical
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His Holiness
Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar
Kriya Yoga was first introduced by Lord
Shiva. The word “Kriya” means “act...
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exercise or Pranayama. Yoga, in its
totality prepares the mind as well as
the body for the ultimate goal of life.
...
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KRIYA YOGA AND GENERAL
CLASSIFICATION OF YOGA
Kriya Yoga is a combined creation of raja
yoga and other branches of...
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every day, after practicing pranayama and Yoni mudra for two
hours while envisaging the haloed being at the kutast...
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THE BASE OF KRIYA
The first Kriya is also known as the
bhutasuddhi Kriya or the practice of
corporeal purification...
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Help any one without Expectation:
“Learn a lesson from the birds. They feed those who cannot fly far.
The bird rel...
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I wish to quote about a few
of ancient Siddhars. There
were eighteen Siddhars.
They all have written many
books ab...
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(Ancient Indian Guide to Architecture and solutions remedies for our
various problems)
Vaasthu is the most author...
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Sports Page
During the past issues, we read about many different sports. In
this issue we will read about one of ...
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Professional sumo
Sumo wrestlers gather in a circle around the Referee in the ring-
entering ceremony. Profession...
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the top division championship. Similarly more highly ranked
wrestlers with very poor records may find themselves ...
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bouts and the celebration of the victor. The Emperor’s Cup is
presented to the wrestler who wins the top division...
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She was one of those pretty, charming young
ladies, born as if through an error of destiny,
into a family of cler...
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a schoolmate at the convent, whom she did
not like to visit. She suffered so much when
she returned. She wept for...
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Hoisel possessed eighteen thousand francs
which his father had left him. He barrowed
the rest. He barrowed it, as...
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Introduction to Vashikaran
In the early ages occult knowledge
was imparted openly, as the sciences
are taught in ...
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One knows if he/she can only soften their heart for a
moment or two, one can achieve the breakthrough that he/
sh...
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During the past issues, I explained many intricate
points of Vedic Astrology. In this issue also I wish
to explai...
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as warrior. The Dasa Period of the Mars is for seven years.
Those who have powerful Mars in their Vedic Astrologi...
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tion, realism, frugality. The social impacts of this planet on
the human beings are Rules and regulations, struct...
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This is perhaps the aspect which leads the charts in Indian as-
trology. When it comes to misconceptions in diffe...
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great intelligence and benefit particularly
from the house of government. However
it is important to note that in...
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His Holiness Swamiji Sri. Selvam
Siddhar gives wonderful Spiritual
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  1. 1. Karma 1 The nation’s largest full color monthly spiritual and metaphysical magazine. Submission & Disclaimers : We accept articles, photography, and art work that is in keeping with our mission. We do not endorse any particular opinion, program, or advertisement. We reserve the right to edit or reject any material we receive. We will do our best to honor the integrity of our readership. It is merely our sincere hope that we help our readers to achieve success in their lives. The Karma is published by Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar for Hindu Temple and Community center of High Desert PO Box No.58 Norcross, GA 30091., 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit corporation, (USPS 687). Periodical postage paid at Norcross, GA. Post Masters: Send address changes to Karma, PO Box No.58 Norcross, GA 30091. Note: Karma does not accept any responsibility for products or services advertised. The publisher has the right to deny any advertising at its sole discretion. Contact Information Publisher : karmapublisher@gmail.com Editor : karmaeditor@gmail.com Advertising & Marketing : karmaadvt@gmail.com Production : karmaproduce@gmail.com Subscription & Postage : karmasubscribe@gmail.com Telephone : 1-888-808-1418 web : www.sriselvamsiddhar.org Content.........Gist of “Kriya Yoga” 3 A small idea about Atharva veda 10 Wonderful Siddhars 11 Vasthu 12 Sports Page 14 Story of Necklace 20 Vasikaranam 23 Vedic Astrology 26 Spirituality 34 Kala Jadoo 38 Love problem 41 Kid’s Corner 48 Zodiac Sign 55 Seetha Devi 60 Karma The Holy Scripture Bhagavad-Gita is one of the most important Hindu Scriptures. It is revered as a sacred scripture of Hinduism and considered as one of the most important philosophical classics of the world. The Bhagavad-Gita comprises 700 verses and is a part of Mahabharata. The teacher of the Bhagavad- Gita is Lord Krishna, who is revered by Hindus as a manifestation of the Lord himself and is referred to within Bhagawan, the divine one. The content of the Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war. Responding to Arjuna’s confusion and morel dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior, and a prince and elaborates on different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies with examples and analogies. The Holy Scripture contains 18 chapters and these chapters are divided into Yogas. Among these yogas, Karma Yoga is essentially acting or doing one’s duties in life as per his/her dharma, or duty, without concern of results - a sort of constant sacrifice of action to the Supreme. It is action done without thought of gain. In a more modern interpretation, it can be viewed as duty bound deeds done without letting the nature of the result affecting one’s actions. This wonderful magazine Karma is brought to the readers without expecting anything. As Lord Krishna answers Arjuna and clarifies all the doubts, Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar answers to the devotees’questions and clarifies all the doubts of the devotees. Read Karma and find spiritual salvations for the problems through Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar.
  2. 2. Karma 3 His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar Kriya Yoga was first introduced by Lord Shiva. The word “Kriya” means “action” and the word “Yoga” means to “enjoin” or “connect”. Lord Shiva introduced this to his wife Umadevi. From Lord Shiva couple, the Kriya Yoga was passed on to the Brahma couple and Vishnu Couple. They all passed these Kriya Yoga techniques to the sages and Rishis. The great Sage Agasthya brought it to this earth and spread it. Due to some reasons nobody after Sage Agasthya tried this great thing. The sageAgasthya says about Kriya Yoga as follows, “The Sanskrit root of Kriya is kri, to do, to act and react; the same root is found in the word Karma, the natural principle of cause and effect. Kriya Yoga is thus “union (yoga) with the Infinite through a certain action or rite.” A yogi who faithfully follows its technique is gradually freed from Karma or the universal chain of causation. “Kriya yoga has found a place in some people who are looking for a deeper, more spiritual relationship with their lives. It is a kundalini oriented yoga and meditation technique that also teaches certain spiritual and esoteric principles. Unfortunately, like many similar “spiritual” power structures, it teaches you that essentially your power lies outside of yourself - that is, that you need a ‘Guru’, or ‘master’ to access your own innate spirituality. Kriya yoga has some aims which sound both appealing and promising. They aim to eliminate “obstructions” and “obstacles” from the mind and body. Point of view is a very interesting thing here, however. Because what is an obstacle or obstruction to one person, may not be to another. This assumes a very interesting light in reference to power structures and belief systems, and highlights why it is important to maintain your own self sovereignty in mind and action. Kriya yoga is the Self-Realization Fellowship as a ‘total yoga’ system that tried to address spiritual as well as physical aspects of self. Kriya yoga is derived mainly from three other yoga techniques - Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, and Jnana yoga. Karma yoga focuses on the movement of the soul both inside and outside of the mind. Jnana yoga focuses on wisdom, allowing the mind freedom. Bhakti yoga focuses on love, as it allows you to come to terms with everything around you. The aim in combining them was to “purify” the mind and soul, and proponents of Kriya yoga believe that they can achieve self realization more quickly this way than following the other disciplines. Kriya Preparation The first step in Kriya is to ‘prepare’ one’s body, and that is done in one of a couple of ways. For many, Hatha yoga is the perfect preparation exercise. For others, though, who may not be as flexible, alternatives are provided. Next in Kriya, the mind is prepared. General conduct is studied as part of the mental process in this discipline. This is done to ensure that the mind is correctly focused and it is essential. Additionally, the Kriya yoga technique pushes one to study overall wellness, cleanliness, purity, and even metaphysical principles. Together, though, they help to ‘prepare’ the mind for later techniques, which use the body’s life force currents ostensibly to “refine” the brain and nervous system. Mantras are also taught in Kriya yoga techniques. They are believed to deepen the meditative experience. This sound technology undoubtedly tunes the body, like a tuning fork, as will any sound that is repeated and focused on. The question is, of course, to what frequency is the body being tuned? If self realization is a journey, whose journey are we undertaking? Ours or someone else’s? Kriya yoga undoubtedly resonates with some people. The secret behind the success of the above title in reorienting its readers’outlook and lifestyle in general is nothing. Kriya Yoga is a novel science comprising of all the best techniques available in different traditional oriental systems of yoga for control of the innate breathing Gist of “Kriya Yoga”
  3. 3. Karma 4 exercise or Pranayama. Yoga, in its totality prepares the mind as well as the body for the ultimate goal of life. This is the association and assimilation of the individual consciousness with the Supreme Consciousness. The path described for such a marvelous journey is same, simple and secret in every religion. This is the control of the senses and concentration of the mental faculty through control over the respiratory process. Kriya Yoga is mentioned in the ancient renowned philosophy of the great sage Patanjali, as a mean for communication with the Absolute by way of certain significant practices and it is intensely secret. My Guruji revived that sacred tradition and presented to us as the most advanced, up-to-date way of spiritual practice, which is suitable for both the family men and renunciants, for any human soul beyond any barrier of religion, caste, age, sex or nationality. As in every art, practice of Kriya Yoga too has to be performed under the supervision of an able Master, a self- realized Guru ‘in living’, who himself has crossed all the stages of yogic sublimity. He is the sole origin and medium of transfer of spiritual energy to an obliged and obeisant disciple. Only He holds the key to self-realization for the disciple. The insurmountable restlessness of human mind has to be focused in the way taught and tutored by the Guru. Any attempt to sail alone in spiritual practice is totally prohibited. Some scholar have commented Kriya Yoga as the most essential to satiate one’s inquisitiveness, it is for an insight into the knowledge necessary to allay all misgivings and also to help one to appreciate his journey through newer stages of spiritual upliftment during sadhana. The first one is Pranayama. PRANAYAMA AND ITS NECESSITY Pranayama does not merely mean some breathing exercise. When the prana rests at the sushumna (central channel), the chittha leaves unrest and becomes tranced and destituted of the sense of timing. The physical degeneration of a yogi is also kept suspended. His lifetime, as a rule, increases accordingly. By the practice of Kriya Yoga a yogi can keep up his physical existence or can give it up according to his sweet will. Thus the sushumna makes a yogi conqueror of time. “Following the advice of Sri Guruji and by practicing pranayama the chittha attains placidity in the sushumna and as such shuns all other facts and attains Samadhi. At that time it becomes oblivious of any sense of timing, be it day or night or anything else. One may visualize his inner self whenever the prana is unmoved. The prana destituted of restlessness is none other than the Absolute. The mind is an inseparable part of the prana. It is no different than the restless state of life force. Rendezvous of the mind and life force by maneuvering the breathing is called Kriya yoga.” Another famous yogi comments as “If you want to see the Gods, enter into the interior of beholden breath, the practitioner who keeps himself absorbed in the supramental sky by transcendental meditation, can transform himself into God and meets God face to face. To meet God face to face, Kriya Yoga is the best”. YOGA AND ITS NECESSITY “Yoga practice brings in concentration from which germinate the serene knowledge of divinity. Knowledge of ‘self’ comes out of this wisdom which ultimately conveys the blessings of salvation. By the yoga practice the truest and effulgent features of the Absolute which is the bright and brilliant aroma of ecstasy is manifested to become conspicuous to us. Gradually it comes to the direct and supreme aspect of wisdom that the Ultimate Reality is omniscient, existing absolutely with every atom of the cosmos. The individual gets itself lost in the Absolute. This is the identification with the Supreme Being, the mingling of life’s little existence into the ocean of unmixed pleasure. This is Kriya yoga, the zenith of perfection of sadhana.”
  4. 4. Karma 5 KRIYA YOGA AND GENERAL CLASSIFICATION OF YOGA Kriya Yoga is a combined creation of raja yoga and other branches of yoga. The great sage Agasthya has given directions on the easiest ways of yoga practice in the name of Kriya Yoga. The yoga is of four types: hatha, raja, mantra and laya. Raja yoga fails to attain perfection without hatha yoga. Hatha yoga also vacillates without raja yoga. It may be said that each of the four types of yoga are complementary to each other. They are never contradictory. Truly speaking, only a few have succeeded perfectly in the four yogas. THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNICATIVE TRIBUTARIES. (NADIS) The human body comprises of three hundred and fifty thousands of communicative channels (nadis or meridians). Amongst them fourteen are of chief importance. They are named as Sushumna, Ida, Pingala, Gandhari, Hastijihva, Sarasvati, Pusha, Sankhini, Payasvini, Varuni, Alamvusha, Visvodari and Yasasvini. Sushumna is the supreme and essential for yoga practices. It is this path which is famous as the divine avenue. It affords immense pleasure and immortality. The yogi escapes all possible vices by transcendental meditation on sushumna. THE ENTITY OF SERPENT POWER (KUNDALINI) The opening through which one has to travel the orifice of the Absolute is covered by the dormant serpent power, the Goddess of “kulakundalini.” The great power kundalini in the shape of a serpent is nothing other than the prana. She is spread in the whole body in the shape of air-like prana etc. When this prana wakes up and creeps into sahasrara (crown chakra), its own abode, piercing sushumna, many exquisitely melodious sounds are heard. All the powers of Prana, as if converging into the serpent power is lying latent above the anal area. This kundalini pushes the life force or the upward air (pranavayu) vertically and immerses the basal air (apanavayu) downwards and thus it exerts respiration moving like a snake. Perfect habituation in pranayama awakens the serpent power of our life force, which is lying latent in the first plexus. Kundalini, flowing through sushumna reaches its destination in sahasrara where the Lord of the Absolute is enthroned. The practitioner then attains supreme and absolute wisdom. The second base of Kriya Yoga is the purification of the Shatchakra (six base chakras of the human body). These are called as six mystical nerve plexuses. SHATCHAKRA AKriya yogi admits the concept that there lies a potential power at the spino-cerebral axis, extending from the coccygeal level to the topmost center, the brain. The extinction of individuality and absorption into the Supreme Spirit is possible only by the knowledge of the Highest Reality or the Absolute and it is to be obtained by the direct control of the mind by various mystical methods along the line of this spino-cerebral axis. Finally, there is sahasrara, the lotus situated at the summit of sushumna. The yogi, who can uplift kundalini to this lotus after awakening it from muladhara and penetrates all the six nerve centers, becomes always overwhelmed with eternal bliss. He drinks the nectar dripping from the center of this chakra. The practice of Kriya yoga has another important part. That part is called as “Mudra”. Even though there are thousands of Mudras refered to in the Vedas, only a few are considered as the most important of all the Mudras. Now let us see about these important Mudras. MAHAMUDRA One who practices this Mudra properly, attains perfection in spite of miserable fortune. All the channels of the body are enlivened by the practice as such. The serpent power (kundalini), being awakened, and moves towards the final goal. All the physical maladies are ameliorated, the appetite increases as also the lifespan. The mahamudra of Sri.Agasthya requires the Kechari mudra at the very outset. By means of this exercise the breathing air is held through pranayama. In this context it is to be remembered that according to the precepts of revered Sri.Agasthya, kumbhaka does not necessarily mean holding of respiratory air by puraka. However, in this way the finer aspect of prana lodged in the spinal canal is extolled to the cephalic area following the external respiration. At such a stage the expiration of prana ceases spontaneously. It is also to be remembered that the tranquility of mahamudra and that of the avian exercise (Kechari) are identical by nature. The difference lies only in the definite state emanated out of yoga practice. The Kechari mudra presents the flow of pleasure where as mahamudra represents more of spirit. The goal of mahamudra is up to the tranquility of spirit. The next is Sambhavi Mudra. SAMBHAVI MUDRA Owing to personal experience of Kriya Yoga, this much I can say that, by sambhavi mudra, or by riveting fixed attention on the glabellas, the Supreme Self can be gazed at and with half-closed eyes one can stay in that state. Following the procedures advised by Sri Guruji
  5. 5. Karma 6 every day, after practicing pranayama and Yoni mudra for two hours while envisaging the haloed being at the kutastha, the attention concentrates there at that time. In this way one can approach the gunatita state. The individuality of the sadhaka then transforms into Godliness. YONI MUDRA The motto of Yonimudra is to envisage that Supreme Consciousness from which emanates out to this world of ours. The Absolute Consciousness is called the light of divine light. This divine light is exposing everything created. One can experience that divine light by means of practicing this mudra. The method of revered Sri.Agasthya needs the involvement of Kechari mudra in unabridged execution of this Yoni mudra. By means of the Kechari mudra the sadhaka will draw the finer and subtle prana methodically in the sixth plexus (ajna chakra). Then by the method of Yoni mudra as per the dictates of scriptures, the divine light of the Absolute is to be perceived. According to the great scholars, the anatomy of this mudra comprises of Kechari mudra, pranayama and observation of the divine light. By means of Yoni mudra the sadhaka observes in the kutastha an exquisite circle of blue light bristling within an aroma of brilliant yellow or white color. This is considered as the dual image of the Supreme Self, and his force and energy, the personified will of the Supreme Self. This is the third stage of the practice of divine light. At that time the sadhaka enters into a kingdom where there is no darkness in spite of conspicuous absence of any light. It is an inexplicable state. What appeared earlier as dark is now transformed, as it was into as serene tranquility? When the sadhaka identifies his soul with this tranquility, his ultimate goal is attained. The next is a kind of spiritual Bandage. MULABANDHA The dormant kundalini seared by that heat awakens, straightens and entering into the sushumna moves through the channel of the Absolute. These feelings one can experience in the first Kriya of revered Sri.Agasthya. The next is the visuals. ATMADARSANA AND NADASRAVANA With all austerity, when the yoga practitioner goes on practicing sadhanaslowlyandsteadily,hestartslisteningtoexquisitewords and sounds hitherto unheard of. This words and sounds well up from the depths of his heart. The Vedic scriptures say that these sounds are identical with the Absolute. Listening to the sound OM one’s intellectual faculty will cease wayward movement and reside permanently in the serene tranquility of the Supreme Reality. The achievement of yoga will then be complete. This resonance of OM is spontaneous. This resonance in the form of OM is the Absolute and the state beyond this resonance is the supreme state of ecstasy. When the prana reaches the sahasrara at the vertex after crossing the ajna chakra the sadhaka loses his identity. At that time the real non-dual state steps into being. For no subject or object denoting the name or the named one remains there. The name and the named object lose difference at that time. The knowledge, the knower, and the knowledgeable melts into Oneness. My Guruji used to say “Omkara is here in the corporeal abode. To know Him is to know everything. The yoga practice (kriya) is Gayatri. The post-practising state of placidity (paravastha) is allied to the state of salvation.” The resonance of Omkara is audible by Omkara Kriya (the second Phase of Kriya yoga). It is audible after concentration in the spinal process. Flash of transcendental light comes after this resonance. After this light when the mind gets lost into it, the Supreme Reality ascends. The individual self rests in the area covered by the twelve petalled lotus in the chest.
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  7. 7. Karma 8 THE BASE OF KRIYA The first Kriya is also known as the bhutasuddhi Kriya or the practice of corporeal purification or the practice for meditation. At this stage there should be an effort to prepare the tongue for Kechari mudra. One cannot deserve higher grades of Kriya until the tongue is prepared for Kechari mudra. It may be perceived that if a sadhaka performs ‘perfectly’ only twelve Kriya pranayama as mentioned above, his mind enters into the interior world leaving the external attractions. This inward feeling is called pratyahara. The sadhaka, after performing pranayama 12 x 12 or 144 in number ‘perfectly’ arrives at the state of dharana. At this stage the inward mind can be steadfast in the interior plexuses (chakras) of divine lights. The sadhaka attains the state of dhyana after performing ‘perfectly’ 144 x 12 or 1728 number of pranayama. At this stage only the mental faculty of the sadhaka goes on flowing in the shape of sublime egoism (asmita). To be more precise, deep thinking of the inner soul of the Supreme Self ceaselessly by the mental faculty is known as dhyana. In the aforesaid method 1728 x 12 or 20736 number of pranayama when performed ‘perfectly’, the sadhaka attains that Consciousness. The perfect union between the Individual Self and the Supreme Self is called as Samadhi. In other words when the individual self rests completely in the absolute, such a state is called Samadhi. At this state the external air is retained in the nostrils, the eyes are tethered to the glabella, the pranavayu and apana vayu is unmoved, the samanavayu does not come out of the nostrils. The state of Samadhi can be achieved as such, but it is next to impossible for anyone. To solve this problem Sri.Agasthya prescribes an easy way. In this method the state coming out of pranayama is given more attention than the number of pranayama. He has classified the course of pranayama into four divisions. The four types of Kriyas narrated above include all the states of pranayama resulting from the performances of 20736 number of first Kriya pranayama. Now let us see the second phase of Kriya. THE SECOND PHASE OF KRIYA According to revered Sri.Agasthya, the second Phase of pranayama is often named as Omkara Kriya. This practice helps one to perceive the Omkara (the ineffable primordial resonance which stands for the Absolute). A course of 144 numbers of pranayama as said in the first Phase or resting in the paramount state in the aftermath of twelve pranayama, a performance of Omkara Kriya numbering twelve will lead one to the same pulpit (i.e. 144 first Kriya is equal to 12 second Kriya). The Omkara Kriya makes the spontaneous resonance (pranava) far more conspicuous. A practice of attachment to the paramount state in the aftermath (paravastha) dissolves into the Absolute. THE THIRD PHASE OF KRIYA Venerable Sri.Agasthya has named the third Kriya as ‘thokkarer Kriya’ (pecking i.e. the device of striking repeatedly). This Kriya should also be performed along with Sambhavi Mudra and Kechari mudra. In the anahata chakra this Kriya renders repeated thrust of respiratory air along with mystic syllables. In this Kriya tranquility manifests all the more as compared to the earlier two pranayams. It is the characteristic of the Kriya of thokkar (pecking) as the Kriya of dharana. If twelve number of such Kriya of dharana is performed, it will be equal to 1728 number of bhutasuddhi Kriya and the state of meditation will emerge in the mind. Staying in this meditation if twelve number of pranayama is performed, the state of Samadhi will ensue. THE FOURTH PHASE OF KRIYA Revered Sri.Agasthya has described this fourth pranayama as the practice of meditation also. If only twelve number of pranayama (fourth Kriya) is performed with a steady mind, then the small cover which veils the supreme state of tranquility is removed. Then only the Absolute, the great unchangeable one is realized. The other phases Fifth to Twelfth Phases are to be learnt personally from a Guru only. To learn the exact Kriya Yoga and to lead a happy and trouble free life, please call His Holiness Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar in USA Toll Free 1-888- 808-1418 or E mail to: svtemple@aol. com
  8. 8. Karma 9 Help any one without Expectation: “Learn a lesson from the birds. They feed those who cannot fly far. The bird relieves the itch of the buffalo by scratching it with its beak; they help and serve each other with no thought of reward.” Misery and Ignorance: “A person should refrain from all those things that take him towards fallacy, misery, ignorance and degradation.” Jealous on some one’s happiness: “Everybody should try to free himself from the negative qualities like hatred, jealousy and wickedness. Stop moving with all those who are lustful, angry, greedy, enticed, proud and jealous.” Love and Happiness: “You win one’s love in full measure. Love is the highest Miracle. Love can make you gather the affection of all mankind. Love will not tolerate any selfish aim or approach. Love is God. Live in Love. Then all is right; all can be well.” “The blossom of Love will make the air fragrant; the river of Love will murmur along the valleys; and every bird, beast and child will sing the song of Love.” The Child and Money: “If the child learns to worship money and the things which money can buy; he admires cruelty and cunning, rather than sympathy and love. So, the Home, the School and the Society have to rise and take up this challenge posed to the future of this great world.” Fallen Man: “The person, who causes the downfall of a noble woman... who causes loss to his friend...who despite of his superiority is ignorant; is called a fallen man.” Leader: “One who earns leadership of the masses by working ceaselessly for people’s welfare finally realizes that he has been rewarded with many added advantage.” The Eternity “The men of learning have determined ‘7 types of conduct’ and man sins even if one of them is breached. He, who builds the castle of his life based on these ‘seven pillars’, attains to that ‘supreme- place’(heaven) where all the ‘paths’(religion) converge ultimately and exists for eternity.” Money: “In pursuit of money, man descends to the level of the beast. Money is of the nature of manure. Piled up in one place, it pollutes the air. Spread it wide; scatter it over fields; it rewards you with a bumper harvest.” Time and Good Luck: “It takes time for a fruit to mature and acquire sweetness and become eatable; time is a prime factor for most good fortunes.” Knowledge: “One, who acquires knowledge and then pass it on to others gets all his wishes fulfilled and achieves success, happiness and prosperity in his life.” Meditation: “Contemplating and meditating on the ‘real-self’ accelerates this process of self-development and makes liberation possible.” Wealth: “Money and mansions are not the only wealth. Hoard the wealth of the Spirit. Character is wealth; good conduct is wealth; and spiritual wisdom is wealth.” Anxiety: “Anxiety is removed by faith in the Lord; the faith that tells you that whatever happens is for the best and that the Lord’s will be done.” Health: “Everybody should work hard to achieve success, growth and prosperity. .But this can be possible only when our health is good.” Bad Thoughts: “Do not entertain bad thoughts and do not do bad deeds. Life is holy and sacred. Go through it with joy and happiness. Do not carry gloomy, unhappy faces. Happiness is union with God. This period of your life is sacred. If you can not derive happiness and live in Bliss at this age, can you be blissful when you grow old? Now, you have only two legs to carry; you can jump about freely. But when you marry and rear up a family, you will move like a caterpillar with many legs!” Inner Vision: “Develop the inner vision and the habit of listening to the inner Voice; and you are assured of unshakable Peace and infinite Joy.” Things to do by Yourself: “Things that I could get done, I do not entrust to others; I do them myself, so that they may learn self-reliance and get experience thereby.” Knowledge: “Knowledge helps dormant intelligence to awake and become conscious which automatically brings so many additional advantages. The Human Life: The river of human life meanders along, through many a valley, leaps over many a cliff, loses itself in many a marsh and seeks to empty itself in the ocean of Divine Grace; though, what happens is that it falls into the undrinkable expanse of salt.
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  10. 10. Karma11 I wish to quote about a few of ancient Siddhars. There were eighteen Siddhars. They all have written many books about spirituality and about the benefits of leading a spiritual life. Even though they are said to be Hindus, they adopted no religions. The verses recited by them are of highly spiritual. They are the most heart rending ones to the readers. They attained all their powers through continuous meditation and vast readings of their ancestors. They taught everybody to attain the best in their life. In English, they are called as “Mystics”. They are beyond all the religions. They taught many yoga practices also. They attained all kinds of powers and they had their longevity of their life for more than thousands of years. They had a pure heart and mind. By that pure heart and mind, they are considered as purest souls. They had a very good control over their living style. They adopted purity in all aspects of life. They never entered deep into gossips, egos and politics. In fact and as a Siddha purusha, our Swamiji Sri Siddhar is preparing to build a temple, where there are no gossips, egos and politics. That is why many people follow them. Since they had the purest thoughts in their mind, they lived for a longer period. Today, as according to our Swamiji, some of us are unhappy because others are happy. We have to avoid that unhappiness. By avoiding that unhappiness, we all can lead a happy life. I wish to quote the short life history of a great mystic Sivavakkiyar. He is mostly intended into a spiritual path of life. However, he was a strong devotee of Lord Shiva. He loved Lord Shiva more than his life. According to Hindu beliefs, the words that come from his mouth are considered as if it comes from the mouth of Lord Shiva. That is why he is named as Sivavaakkiyar. Even though he is a strong follower of Lord Shiva, He stood in opposition of image worship. He tells a lot about spirituality and calm life of a human being. His verses are divided into various portions. Among those, The Gnana (knowledge/wisdom) and Yoga plays a vital role in explaining the spirituality. In the verses describing “Gnana” he says, “There is nothing to say as me or you. What is there between you and me? Who is the king and who is the teacher? What is construction and what is destruction? Everything is done only by the super human power. This is the only thing which unites all of us.” In the first verse of explaining the Yoga, he says, “At the end of our life the knowledge we gained will never help us when we have hurdles in our life. Only the super human power will come and help us. One should not have unnecessary sexual hunger. One needs sex as a food. It is to be taken to the limit. If it exceeds the limit, it will result in dangerous position of the Aathma inside us. It will also spoil the spiritual life. He further says that there is no use in simply worshipping the images without adopting the humanitarian needs and requirements. In another verse, he says that there is no place called as Temple. There is no place called as Holy River. All theses are found inside the human being, who adopts a spiritual life. There is no caste, creed or religion. There is only one religion, which is called as humanity. We should adopt only that religion. All the things are common to all the human being. The blood is red color in all the bodies. Only the color of the skin varies. Other than that, all are one. Therefore, there is no variation between the human being. Then one question arises here. Why we separate ourselves into various religions, caste and creed? It is only because of the misunderstanding of the teachings of our ancestors. They taught us only to adopt good humanitarian understandings between us. However, due to the work of some evil natured persons we have lost all the humanitarian understandings between us. That is why we face many problems in our life. We can lead a life of higher quality only if we feel happy when others are happy and if we were sad when others are sad. According to our Siddhar Swamiji, if we lead a humanitarian life, even though we do not lead a luxurious life we will lead a comfortable life.
  11. 11. Karma 12 (Ancient Indian Guide to Architecture and solutions remedies for our various problems) Vaasthu is the most authoritative and detailed counterpart of FENG SHUI. The Feng Shui does not deal with the western countries and it is a common view. But Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar has analyzed and researched the Vaasthu of Atharva Veda and he has made the Vaasthu according to the landscape and living condition of the western countries. Normally the Jyothish/Punditjis will tell the Indian Vaasthu for USA or any other western countries, Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar is the only person who tells Atharva Veda Vaasthu for the USA or any other western countries. Before entering into the subject of Vaasthu, Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar scrutinizes the horoscope of the owner of that particular place and then only he enters into the subject of Vaasthu. This branch of astrology does not do any predictive work but helps you to harness the nature’s energy by letting the air, sunlight, water, fire and earth into your life from the Right Direction and in the Right Quantity. According to Vaasthu Shastra (The study of architecture) every kind of building / apartment has different directions which are favorable / unfavorable. Buildings / Apartments with good Vaasthu have healthy, happy and prosperous owners. Whereas places with negative Vaasthu energy will have losses, ill health, ill repute, hurdles etc. There are prescribed directions / placements for all kind of settings in a built up structure. Some of the examples are:- 1. Direction for the Main Door (AIR) 2. Direction for the Portico. (AIR) 3. Placement for the Kitchen (FIRE) 4. Placement for Storage Water / Bathroom (WATER) 5. Placement of Place of Worship (LIGHT) 6. Placement of owners Bedroom / Office (EARTH) 7. Storage Area / Dark Area (EARTH) 8. Garden & Plants (EARTH) Same principles are worked out in case of Factories, Offices, Institutions, etc. The science of Vaasthu does not only tell the CORRECT placement but also the ways to Rectify the Property with ill Influences of Vaasthu. For example a South Facing house is not recommended for the purpose of living but if we make an Entrance on the eastern end of the south portion the ill effect will vanish. Your most important physical tool is a MAGNETIC COMPASS which will tell you the basic directions of all the places in your property. The other most important spiritual tool is the horoscope casted by Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar as per the specifications of Atharva Veda. You can use the help of Vaasthu Shastra in the following circumstances:- 1. In case of purchases of new property / renting of new property whether personal or commercial. 2. In case you are facing problems / hurdles round about the time you moved into the new place. 3. Find out your potential if you make your old house Vaasthu compliant with minimum changes. 4. In case there is lack of harmony at home / work in spite of all other factors being favorable. To consult us please call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar @ USA Toll Free 1-888-808 1418: ATHARVA VEDIC VAASTHU
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  13. 13. Karma 14 Sports Page During the past issues, we read about many different sports. In this issue we will read about one of the Japanese Martial Art called Sumo Wrestling. Sumo is a competitive contact sport where a wrestler attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet. The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. The Japanese consider sumo a modern Japanese martial art, though the sport has a history spanning many centuries. The sumo tradition is very ancient and even today the sport includes many ritual elements, such as the use of salt purification. These rituals are performed right from the days when sumo was used in the Shinto religion. Life as a sumo wrestler is highly regimented, with rules laid down by the Sumo Association. Professional sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal “sumo training stables” known in Japanese as heya where all aspects of their daily lives from meals to their manner of dress are dictated by strict tradition. In addition to its use as a trial of strength in combat, sumo has also been associated with Shinto ritual, and even certain shrines carry out forms of ritual dance where a human is said to wrestle with a Shinto divine spirit named Kami. It was an important ritual at the imperial court. Representatives of each province were ordered to attend the contest at the court and fight. They were required to pay for their travels themselves. The contest was known as “sumai no sechie”, or “sumai party.” It is also believed that a ring, defined as something other than simply the area given to the wrestlers by spectators, came into being in the 16th century as a result of a tournament organized by the then principal warlord in Japan, Oda Nobunaga. At this point wrestlers would wear loose loincloths, rather than the much stiffer mawashi of today. During the Edo period, wrestlers would wear a fringed kesho-mawashi during the bout, whereas today these are worn only during pre-tournament rituals. Most of the rest of the current forms within the sport developed in the early Edo period. Professional sumo can trace its roots back to the Edo Period in Japan as a form of sporting entertainment. The original wrestlers were probably samurai, often ronin, who needed to find an alternative form of income. Nations adjacent to Japan, sharing many cultural traditions, also feature styles of traditional wrestling that bear resemblance to sumo. Notable examples include Mongolian wrestling, Chinese Shuai jiao, and Korean Ssireum. Winning a sumo bout The winner of a sumo bout is either the first wrestler to force his opponent to step out of the ring or the first wrestler to force his opponent to touch the ground with any part of his body other than the bottom of his feet. On rare occasions the referee or judges may award the win to the wrestler who touched the ground first; this happens if both wrestlers touch the ground at nearly the same time and it is decided that the wrestler who touched the ground second had no chance of winning as, due to the superior sumo of his opponent, he was already in an irrecoverable position. The losing wrestler is referred to as being shini-tai (“dead body”) in this case. There are also a number of other rarely used rules that can be used to determine the winner. For example a wrestler using an illegal technique automatically loses, as does one whose mawashi (or belt) becomes completely undone. A wrestler failing to turn up for his bout also automatically loses. After the winner is declared, an off-stage referee determines the winning technique used in the bout, which is then announced to the audience. Matches often last only a few seconds, as usually one wrestler is quickly ousted from the circle or thrown to the ground. However, they can occasionally last for several minutes. Each match is preceded by an elaborate ceremonial ritual. The wrestlers themselves are renowned for their great girth, as body mass is often a winning factor in sumo, though with skill, smaller wrestlers can topple far larger opponents. Sumo Wrestling
  14. 14. Karma 15 Professional sumo Sumo wrestlers gather in a circle around the Referee in the ring- entering ceremony. Professional sumo is organized by the Japan Sumo Association. The members of the association, called oyakata, are all former wrestlers, and are the only people entitled to train new wrestlers. All practicing wrestlers are members of a training stable run by one of the oyakata, who is the stable master for the wrestlers under him. Currently there are 54 training stables for about 700 wrestlers. All sumo wrestlers take wrestling names called shikona, which may or may not be related to their real names. Often wrestlers have little choice in their name, which is given to them by their trainer (or stable master), or by a supporter or family member who encouraged them into the sport. This is particularly true of foreign-born wrestlers. A wrestler may change his wrestling name several times during his sumo career. The current trend is for more wrestlers, particularly native Japanese, to keep their own name rather than change it. Sumo wrestling is a strict hierarchy based on sporting merit. The wrestlers are ranked according to a system that dates back hundreds of years. Wrestlers are promoted or demoted according to their previous performance, and a carefully prepared banzuke listing, the full hierarchy is published two weeks prior to each sumo tournament. Sumo divisions There are six divisions in sumo: makuuchi (maximum 42 wrestlers), juryo (fixed at 28 wrestlers), makushita (fixed at 120 wrestlers), sandanme (fixed at 200 wrestlers), jonidan (approximately 230 wrestlers), and jonokuchi (approximately 80 wrestlers). Wrestlers enter sumo in the lowest jonokuchi division and, ability permitting, work their way up to the top division. Wrestlers in the top two divisions are known as sekitori, while lower division wrestlers are generally referred to by the generic term for wrestlers, rikishi. The topmost makuuchi division receives the most attention from fans and has the most complex hierarchy. The majority of wrestlers is maegashira and is numbered from one (at the top) down to about sixteen or seventeen. Above the maegashira are the three champion or titleholder ranks, called the sanyaku. These are, in ascending order, komusubi, sekiwake, and ozeki. At the pinnacle of the ranking system is the rank of yokozuna. Yokozuna, or grand champions, are generally expected to compete for and to win the top division tournament title on a regular basis. Hence the promotion criteria for yokozuna are very strict. In general, an ozeki must win the championship for two consecutive tournaments or an “equivalent performance” to be considered for promotion to yokozuna. More than one wrestler can hold the rank of yokozuna at the same time. Exhibition competitions are held at regular intervals every year in Japan, and approximately once every two years the top ranked wrestlers visit a foreign country for such exhibitions. None of these displays is taken into account in determining a wrestler’s future rank. Rank is determined only by performance in Grand Sumo Tournaments (or honbasho), which are described in more detail below. Professional sumo tournaments There are six Grand Sumo tournaments each year: three at The Sumo Hall in Tokyo (January, May, and September), and one each in Osaka (March), Nagoya (July) and Fukuoka (November). Each tournament begins on a Sunday and runs for 15 days, ending also on a Sunday. Each wrestler in the top two divisions (sekitori) has one match per day, while the lower ranked rikishi compete in seven bouts, approximately one every two days. Each day is structured so the highest-ranked contestants compete at the end of the day. Thus, wrestling will start in the morning with the jonokuchi wrestlers and end at around six o’clock in the evening with bouts involving the yokozuna, or the ozeki in the case of the yokozuna’s absence. The wrestler who wins the most matches over the fifteen days wins the tournament championship (yusho). If two wrestlers are tied for the top, they wrestle each other and the winner takes the title. Three-way ties for the top position are rare, at least in the top division. In these cases the three wrestle each other in pairs with the first to win two in a row taking the tournament. More complex systems for championship playoffs involving four or more wrestlers also exist, but these are usually seen only in determining the winner of one of the lower divisions. The match ups for each day of the tournament are announced a day in advance. They are determined by oyakata (or sumo elders) who are members of the judging division of the Sumo Association. As there are many more wrestlers in each division than match ups during the tournament each wrestler will only compete against a selection of opponents, mostly from the same division. With the exception of the sanyaku ranked wrestlers the first bouts tend to be between wrestlers who are within a couple of ranks of each other.Afterwards the selection of opponents takes into account a wrestler’s prior performance. For example in the lower divisions the last match ups often involve undefeated wrestlers competing against each other, even if they are from opposite ends of the division. In the top division in the last few days wrestlers with exceptional records will often have matches against much more highly ranked opponents, including sanyaku wrestlers, especially if they are still in the running for
  15. 15. Karma 16 the top division championship. Similarly more highly ranked wrestlers with very poor records may find themselves fighting wrestlers much further down the division. For the yokozuna and ozeki, the first week and a half of the tournament tends to be taken up with bouts against the top maegashira, the komusubi and sekiwake, with the bouts between them being concentrated into the last five days or so of the tournament (depending on the number of top ranked wrestlers competing). It is traditional that on the final day, the last three bouts of the tournament are between the top six ranked wrestlers, with the top two competing in the very final match up, unless injuries during the tournament prevent this. There are certain match-ups that are prohibited in regular tournament play. Wrestlers who are from the same training stable cannot compete against each other, nor can wrestlers who are brothers, even if they join different stables. The one exception to this rule being that training stable partners and brothers can face each other in a championship deciding playoff match. Bout preparation A top division wrestler will arrive at the stadium in the afternoon and enter the changing room. There are ‘East’ and ‘West’ rooms so competing wrestlers do not meet their opponents of the day prior to the match. The wrestler will change first into his kesho-mawashi, an ornate, embroidered silk ‘apron’, which he will wear during the ring entering ceremony. There are four ceremonies on each day, two for juryo and two for makuuchi division wrestlers. In each case there is a procession of those in the east changing room and one for those in the west. During the ceremony the wrestlers are introduced to the crowd one by one in ascending rank order and form a circle around the ring facing outwards. Once the highest ranked wrestler is introduced they turn inwards and perform a brief ritual before filing off and returning to their changing rooms. Once in the changing room the wrestlers change into their fighting mawashi and await their bouts. The wrestlers reenter the arena two bouts prior to their own and sit down at the side of the ring. There are no weight divisions in sumo, and considering the range of body weights in sumo, an individual wrestler can sometimes face an opponent twice his own weight. When it is their turn they will be called into the ring by an announcer and they will mount the stage or dohyo. Kitazakura throws salt before the bout. On mounting the dohyo the wrestler performs a number of rituals derived from Shinto practice. Facing the audience, he claps his hands and then performs the leg-stomping shiko exercise to drive evil spirits from the dohyo as the referee, who will coordinate the bout announces the wrestlers’ names once more. Stepping out of the ring into their corners, each wrestler is given a ladleful of water, with which he rinses out his mouth; and a paper tissue, to dry his lips. Then both step back into the ring, squat facing each other, clap their hands, then spread them wide (traditionally to show they have no weapons). Returning to their corners, they each pick up a handful of salt which they toss onto the ring to purify it. Finally the wrestlers crouch down at the starting lines, each trying to stare the other down. When both wrestlers place both fists on the ground on or behind the starting lines, they spring from their crouch for the initial charge. In the upper divisions, they almost never charge on the first occasion. Instead, after staring they return to their corners for more mental preparation. More salt is thrown whenever they step back into the ring. This can happen a number of times (about three, or even more in the case of the highest ranks) until on the last occasion the referee informs them they must start the bout. The total length of time for this preparation is around four minutes for the top division wrestlers, but in the lower divisions they are expected to start more or less immediately. The last day of the tournament is called senshuraku, which literally means the pleasure of a thousand autumns. This colorful name for the culmination of the tournament echoes the words of the playwright Zeami to represent the excitement of the decisive
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  17. 17. Karma 18 bouts and the celebration of the victor. The Emperor’s Cup is presented to the wrestler who wins the top division (makuuchi) championship. Numerous other (mostly sponsored) prizes are also awarded to him. These prizes are often rather elaborate, ornate gifts, such as giant cups, decorative plates, and statuettes. Others are obviously commercial, such as one trophy shaped like a giant Coca-Cola bottle. Promotion and relegation are determined by a wrestler’s score over the 15 days. In the top division, the term kachikoshi means a score of 8–7 or better, as opposed to makekoshi which indicates a score of 7–8 or worse. A wrestler who achieves kachikoshi will almost always be promoted further up the ladder, the level of promotion being higher for better scores. A top division wrestler who is not an ozeki or yokozuna and who finishes the tournament with kachikoshi is also eligible to be considered for one of the three sansho prizes awarded for “technique” (ginosho), “fighting spirit” (kantosho), and for defeating the most yokozuna and ozeki (shukunsho), sometimes referred to as “outstanding performance”. Life as a professional sumo wrestler Young low-ranking sumo wrestlers at the Tomozuma Stable in Tokyo end their daily workout routine with a ritualized dance that emphasizes teamwork. A sumo wrestler leads a highly regimented way of life. The Sumo Association prescribes the behavior of its wrestlers in some detail. For example, in the wake of a serious car accident involving a wrestler the Association banned wrestlers from driving their own cars. Breaking the rules can result in fines and/or suspension, not only for the offending wrestler, but also for his stable master. On entering sumo, they are expected to grow their hair long to form a topknot, similar to the samurai hairstyles. Furthermore they are expected to wear the traditional Japanese dress when in public. Consequently, sumo wrestlers can be identified immediately when in public. The type and quality of the dress depends on the wrestler’s rank. Rikishi in jonidan and below are allowed to wear only a thin cotton robe called a yukata, even in winter. Furthermore, when outside they must wear a form of wooden sandals called geta that make a clip-clop sound as one walks in them. Wrestlers in the makushita and sandanme divisions can wear a form of traditional short overcoat over their yukata and are allowed to wear straw sandals, called zori. The sekitori can wear silk robes of their own choice and the quality of the garb is significantly improved. They also are expected to wear a more elaborate form of topknot called an oicho on formal occasions. Similar distinctions are made in stable life. The junior rikishi must get up earliest, around 5 a.m., for training whereas the sekitori may start around 7 a.m. When the sekitori are training the junior rikishi may have chores to do, such as assisting in cooking the lunch, cleaning and preparing the bath, or holding a sekitori’s towel. The ranking hierarchy is preserved for the order of precedence in bathing after training, and in eating lunch. Rikishi are not normally allowed to eat breakfast and are expected to have a form of siesta after a large lunch. The most common type of lunch served is the traditional “sumo meal” of chankonabe which consists of a simmering stew cooked at table which contains various fish, meat, and vegetables. It is usually eaten with rice and washed down with beer. This regimen of no breakfast and a large lunch followed by a sleep helps rikishi put on weight so as to compete more effectively. In the afternoon the junior rikishi will again usually have cleaning or other chores to do, while their sekitori counterparts may relax, or deal with work issues related to their fan clubs. Younger rikishi will also attend classes, although their education differs from the typical curriculum of their non-sumo peers. In the evening sekitori may go out with their sponsors while juniors stay at home in the stable, unless they are to accompany the stable master or a sekitori as his manservant when he is out (this is normally a more privileged role given to a rikishi who may be nearing sekitori status himself). Becoming a personal assistant for a senior member of the stable is a typical chore. A sekitori will have many manservant, with the most junior responsible for cleaning and other mundane tasks. Only the most senior manservant will accompany the sekitori when he goes out. The sekitori also are given their own room in the stable or, may live in their own apartments. In contrast, the junior rikishi sleep in communal dormitories. Thus the world of the sumo wrestler is split broadly between the junior rikishi, who serve, and the sekitori, who are served. Life is especially harsh for new recruits, to whom the worst jobs tend to be allocated, and there is a high dropout rate at this stage. The negative effects of the sumo lifestyle become dangerously apparent later in life. Sumo wrestlers have a life expectancy of between 60 and 65, more than 10 years shorter than the average Japanese male. They often develop diabetes, high blood pressure, and are prone to heart attacks. The excessive intake of alcohol can lead to liver problems and the stress on their joints can cause arthritis. Recently, the standards of weight gain are becoming less strict, in an effort to improve the overall health of the wrestlers. The sumo wrestling is one of the most ancient arts of Japan. In the next issue we will meet with some other interesting sports.
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  19. 19. Karma 20 She was one of those pretty, charming young ladies, born as if through an error of destiny, into a family of clerks. She had no dowry, no hopes, no means of becoming known, appreciated, loved, and married by a man of becoming known, appreciated, loved, and married by a man either rich or distinguished and she allowed herself to marry a petty clerk in the office of the Board of Education. She was simple, not being able to adorn herself; but she was unhappy as one out of class; for women belong to no caste, no race their grace, their beauty, and their charm serving them in the place of birth and family. Their inborn finesse, their instinctive elegance, their suppleness of wit are their only aristocracy, making some daughters of the people to the equal of great ladies. She suffered incessantly, feeling herself born for all delicacies and luxuries she suffered incessantly, feeling herself born for all delicacies and luxuries. She suffered from the poverty of her apartment the shabby walls, the worm chairs, and the faded stuffs. All these things, which another woman of her station, would not have noticed, tortured and angered her the sight of the little Breton, who made this humble home awoke in her sad regrets and desperate dreams. She thought of Quiet anti chambers, with their oriental hangings, lighted by high bronze torches and of the two great footmen in short trousers who sleep in the large armchairs, made sleepy by the heavy air from the heating apparatus. She thought of large drawing rooms hung in old silks, of graceful pieces of furniture carrying a brick – a – brac of inestimatable value, and of the little perfumed conquesttish apartments, made for five o’clock chats with most intimate friends, men known and sought after, whose attention all women envied and desired. When she seated herself for dinner, in the round table where the tablecloth had been used three days, apposite her husband who incovered the tureen with a delighted air, saying; oh! Good potpie! I know nothing netter than that – she would think of the elegant dinners, of the shinning silver, of the tapestries peopling the walls with ancient personages and rare birds in the midst of fairy forests. She thought of the exquisite food served on marvelous dishes, of the whispered gallantries, listened to with the smile of the sphinx, while eating the pink colored flesh of the trout or a chicken’s wing. She had neither frocks nor jewels, nothing. She loved only those things. She felt that she was made for them. She had such a desire to please, to be sought after, to be clever, and courted. She had a rich friend,
  20. 20. Karma 21 a schoolmate at the convent, whom she did not like to visit. She suffered so much when she returned. She wept for whole days from chagrin, from despair, and disappointment. One evening her husband returned elated bearing in his hand a large envelope. “Here” he said, “Here is something for you” she Quickly tore open the wrapper and drew out a printed card on which were inscribed these words. “The minister public instruction and Madame George Ramponean Monday evening January 18” an invitation. Instead of being delighted, as her husband had hoped, she threw the invitation spitefully upon the table murmuring”. “What do you suppose I want with that?” She denied to accompany him for the reason of good dress. He was silent, stupefied in dismay, at the sight of his wife weeping. He was grieved. “Let us see Matilda (Loisel) and her husband. How much would a suitable costume cost, some thing that would serve for other occasions, something very simple?” She said in hesitating voice. “I can not tell exactly, but it seems to me that four hundred francs aught to cover it”. He turned a little pale for he had saved just this sum to buy a hunting gun. He said, “very well I will give you four hundred francs. But try to buy a pretty dress“. Her dress was ready. But still she seemed to be vexed for a jewel. He said you can wear some natural flowers. For ten francs you can have two or three magnificence roses. She was not convinced because it would be humiliating to her. Then her husband cried out. “How stupid we are! Go and find your friend Forestier and ask her to lend you her jewels. You are well enough acquainted with her to do this. She said “It is true”. “I had thought of that”. The next day she took herself to her friend’s house and related her story of distress. Mme Forestier went to her closet with the glass doors, took out a large jewel – case, brought it, opened it and said; “Choose, anything my dear”. She saw all the jewels, pearls, of admirable workmanship. She asked “Have you nothing more”? “Why yes, Look for yourself. I do not know, what will please you. Suddenly she discovered, in a black satin box, a superb necklace of diamonds. Her heart beat fast with an immoderate desire. Then she asked with anxiety; “Could you lend me this” only this”. “Why, yes certainly” she full upon the neck of her friend, embraced her with passion then went away with her treasure. The day of function came. Hoisel was the great attraction. He danced with enthusiasm with passion. Matilda went home by four o’clock in the morning. Seeing her husband she felt uncomfortable. She went for a walk in streets and came back suddenly she uttered a cry. Her necklace was not around her neck. He arose in dismay; what! How is that? It is not possible. “They searched every where in their room for the necklace but not found. Finally Hoisel dressed himself again. He said, “I am going! Over the track where we went on foot, to see if I can find it”, and he went. She remained in her evening gown, not having the force to go to bed, stretched upon a chair, without ambition of thoughts. Towards seven o’clock, her husband returned but did not find anything. Then they went from jeweler to jeweler seeking a necklace tike the other one, consulting their mernories, and all, both of them, with chagrin and anxiety, one merchant said “It is not I madam said he, “Who sold this necklace? I only furnished the casket (box)”. Then they went from one merchant to another and begged the jeweler not to sell one ditto necklace for the three coming days.
  21. 21. Karma 22 Hoisel possessed eighteen thousand francs which his father had left him. He barrowed the rest. He barrowed it, asking for a thousand francs, of one more, five hundred of another, five Louis of this one, and three Louis of that one. He gave notes, made ruinous promises, took money of usurers and the whole race of lenders. He compromised his whole existence, in fact risked his signature, without even knowing whether he could make it good or out, and harassed by anxiety for the future, by the black misery which surrounded him, and by the prospect of all physical privations and mortal torture, he went to get the new necklace depositing on the merchant’s counter thirty six thousand francs. When Matilda Loisel took back the jewels to Mme. Forestier, the latter said to her in a frigid tone: “You should have returned them to me sooner, for I might have needed them” It was necessary to pay this frightful debt. She would pay it. They sent away the maid they changed their lodgings, they rented some rooms under a mansard roof. She learned the heavy cares of a household the odious work of a kitchen. She washed the dishes using her rosy nails upon the greasy pots and the bottoms of the stew pans. She washed the soiled linen, the chemises and dishcloths, which she hung on the line to dry; she took down the refuse to the street, each morning and brought up the water, stopping at each landing to breathe and, clothed like a women of the people, she went to grocers, the butcher’s and the fritterer’s, with her basket on her arm, shopping haggling to the last sum of her miserable money. Every month it was necessary to renew some notes, this obtaining time and to pay others. The husband worked evenings, putting the books of some merchants in order, and nights he often did copying at sour a page. This life lasted for ten years. At the end of ten years, they had restored all, with interest of the usurer, and accumulated interest besides. Matilda and Hoisel seemed very old now. Some times when her husband was at the office, she would seat herself before the window and think of that evening of former times of that ball (stage) where she was so beautiful and so flattered. (Fame about herself). Then Matilda Hoisel met Mme Forestier, her friend. She was still young due to hard work. Mme Forestier asked “The cost of the diamond Necklace!”, Matilda told “fifty thousand Francs”. Mme Forestier replied “The diamond Necklace were not worth of over five hundred Francs”. It is the story of cheating merchants and miserable friends.
  22. 22. Karma 23 Introduction to Vashikaran In the early ages occult knowledge was imparted openly, as the sciences are taught in our colleges now. But in the course of time many allowed their selfishness to rule and so abused their power that it became necessary to withhold such knowledge from the unworthy. Centuries ago, men understood and controlled forces of unbelievable power. Today little is known about the uses of such dark enchantments. In fact, most of what survives, such as Astrology, Crystals, and Thantra are so watered-down as to be practically meaningless. The true origins of most the rituals are unknown to most modern-day practitioners, lost over the centuries as such wisdom became more and more shrouded in secrecy. Those with the knowledge and power weren’t willing to share it. Now, in this speed and modern world Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar opens all the hidden things and he introduces the secret of the occult sciences. One of those occult science is “Vashikaran”. The Attraction towards the subject of Occult Sciences is not just restricted to knowing about the future of one’s life (like Astrology, Tarot, Numerology etc) but, there are many other hidden aspects to it. Since last several years, Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar actively involved and dedicated his life to master such forbidden arts. He aims to offer a very rare insider’s peek at the world of an ancient tradition of yogis, sages and thantrics, with a highly esoteric knowledge that is not available to all. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar aims to offer the insights into the Mystical realms of Thantra and attempts to uncover the esoteric rituals which were shrouded under secrecy. What is Vashikaran? Vashikaran is a Sanskrit expression composed of two Words Vashi and Karan. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar explains the term Syllable by Syllable. “Vashi” means to Attract, Influence, Allure, and Excite or Entice the Desired Person. In other words it refers to bringing a particular person under one’s Complete Control. The term “Karan” indicates The Method or Technique of performing it as laid down in Ancient Scriptures. Vashikaran is an Occult Science of Attraction which drives up immense powers with the combination on Mantra and Yantra. It is a Science which is used to Control the Minds, Thoughts, Feelings, Speech, Action and Behavior of an individual. Vashikaran is a Mystical gift bestowed by the Rishis and Sages. It was devised with one Aim i.e. “To attract the one you Desire or to bring your beloved under your control”. This Mystical Eastern Art is been used since ages. Our Ancient Scriptures prove that these esoteric enchantments were used by the Kings and Imperial, Rich and Royal and anyone who desired someone at sometime in their life. In the quest to learn more, Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar found that this occult science was not only restricted to the East, but it also had concrete usage in the West as well. What makes the Science of Vashikaran Complex? Elementary principles of these mysterious sciences, which seem to be prevailing universally, but the laws that are associated with these sciences, are so elusive that an ordinary mind is unable to interpret or understand them without the right Guidance. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar unveils this Forbidden Science not only from the viewpoint of traditional and scriptural formulations, but also from depth psychological perspectives to make the subject relevant to this days’ modern times. This groundbreaking insight will open the door to the hidden and forbidden, providing a glimpse into the rich mystic practices that has empowered millions of human beings for centuries. Keep in mind it is never too late to change a person’s mind. Sometimes one has to look deeper than their superficial words and expressions. What lies beneath the surface is all important. If there is a shine of hope, if there is still a spark of interest deep within their soul, one has reason to pursue the love. Vashikaran is particularly suited for one if: He/she is struggling to gain attention of that “Particular Person” but just can’t seem to impress. If the love of one’s life seems disinterested in him/her. No matter what one says or does, one can’t change their attitude towards others. One is afraid as time is running out.
  23. 23. Karma 24 One knows if he/she can only soften their heart for a moment or two, one can achieve the breakthrough that he/ she has been seeking. One is determined to give one last try. Before entering into the Vashikaran subject the horoscope of those particular individuals are to be scrutinized by Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar as per the norms of Atharva Veda. The Atharva Vedic Astrology gives many planetorial combinations for these Vashikaran. Normally the regular Jyothish or Astrologers will say for Instance – “If Planet Saturn is malefic in your Birth Chart then, you can use Vashikaran together with Nava Graha Yantra to maximize the benefit. Similarly Vashikaran Yantra and Vashikaran Mantra can also be used to attract prosperity and success in your life. It brings the energy of your Mind Waves to influence the Woman or Man of your dreams towards you. The more intense your desire, the faster the results. If your love is true you will see the result instantly”. But these words are not true. The Atharva Veda Vashikaran needs lot of Thantric Rituals to be performed. Then only the Vashikaran will work. It can also be used for bringing a beloved person under control for good or beneficial intentions such as promoting harmony and synergy in Relationships. This type of ritual is termed as “Positive Vashikaran”. These rituals should not be used for negative purposes or ill intentions. It can be appliedinvariouswayssuchasgainingcordialprofessional and personal relationships between superiors, colleagues, friends and others. It can also help obtain favors from others especially in matters relating to one’s profession. At the same time, it helps to enhance a good impression of yourself on others to win affection and friendship in their hearts and minds. Vashikaran also causes others to be drawn towards you favorably. It should be noted that Vashikaran will work only if there is a karmic propensity between the two people. Love can only be encouraged to happen, never forced. There are several unfortunate cases where a spouse or a girl is hypnotized or her original thoughts are changed or suppressed by any illegal or immoral method including negative vashikran (To make a person slave of certain thoughts) or by black magic. If any of your close relative is undergoing such a mental torture or agony, and you feel that such a grave injustice has been done to him or her, you may contact us to seek proper help in getting the temporary negative influence reduce or diminish from his or her head, no matter where the person is. This Vashikaran is not at all mentioned by Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar. Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar always prescribes only Atharva Veda Vashikaran, which is also known as “Positive Vashikaran”. So to say Swamiji is against the “negative Vashikaran”. Positive Vashikaran Positive Vashikaran is undertaken by Atharva Vedic Astrology to help wash the brain of the person concerned as a distant or local remedy. It is accepted only in rare cases where Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar is convinced that some grave injustice has been done to some innocent person or spouse. It is further ensured that the other side is definitely abusing the relationship under the influence of some negative vashikaran method of hypnotism, tele- transfer thoughts or negative influence of a ghost or spirit thrust upon by the opponent side to jam his/her brain to their advantage. Distance is no problem either for you or the affected persons on both sides. The management of Atharva Vedic Astrology does not undertake any guarantee of accepting the case, the acceptance of each case depends on the merit and genuineness and availability of time limit required for the treatment. To know more and more about Atharva Veda Vashikaran, and about your personal horoscope, contact Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar @ USA Toll Free 1-888-808-1414/1- 888-808-1428 or email to avtemple@aol.com
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  25. 25. Karma 26 During the past issues, I explained many intricate points of Vedic Astrology. In this issue also I wish to explain about the planets in details. Only by knowingthepoweroftheplanetsinanindividual’s horoscope, one can get a clear conclusion about the individual. The Atharva Veda gives great ideas about the planets, even long back before the telescopes were invented. The Astronomy tells about the planets Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. But the Vedic Astrology speaks about all the planets other than Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. In the place of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, the Atharva Veda tells about the planets Raaghu, Kethu and Maandhi. Maandhi is considered as the son of Saturn. The latest day astrologers have completely forgotten about that planet Maandhi. As the son of Saturn and the grandson of Sun, Maandhi has got special and enormous powers in the Horoscope or Vedic Astrology Chart. The Sun The Sun is a very important point in an astrological chart. Sun is the center of all the planets and he is considered as the King of all the planets. Socially, the Sun is symbolic of the father, authority, and benevolent leadership. Self-worth, self-esteem, and ego-strength are symbolized by the Sun. The Sun in a birth chart also symbolizes the amount of energy available to the person. A strong Sun, as shown by its sign, house, and aspects, or its position close to the horizon or meridian, indicates both physical and ego-strength and a tendency to dominate the en- vironment in a direct way. The Sun, associated with vitality and integrity, symbolizes the heart which keeps the body alive, and the spine, which gives it form. Without the Sun, life could not exist. Planet Sun’s psychological aspects are the need for attention, ego-strength, self-esteem, primary motivations, self- integration. His Social aspects are, the hero, the authority, the father, leaders, rulers, male energies in general. The position of the planet Sun in one’s horoscope tells about the managerial capacities of an individual, government postings, government helps and all about father. The Moon According to the Atharva Vedic Astrology, Moon is the first female planet. This planet is considered as the Reactor of all the planets. People with an emphasized Moon are typically sensitive, nurturing, and protective. The Moon is also a femi- nine symbol, specifically prime nurturer, and appears to be a dominant influence during the first two years of life. The Moon is a point in the chart that symbolizes subconscious functions, representing the preverbal mind which is inaccessible to rea- son. It is symbolic of the brain’s right hemisphere, the half of the brain that thinks holistically and intuitively. The Moon is thus an important factor in understanding non-rational habits and behaviors. The position of the Moon in a birth chart shows a person’s natural interests and their “instinctive” response to something. Some people respond to a stimulus dramatically, some tend to suppress their feelings, and others might respond in a crea- tive and balanced manner. The psychological aspects of the planet Moon on the human beings are Moods and feelings, the subconscious mind, the right brain, instinctive responses and habits, interests, protective urges, the need to nurture or be nurtured. The social aspects are Family, relations based on feelings, parenting, mother figures, herd (or hive) conscious- ness, the general public, female energies in general. The Mars Mars is not only the planet of survival, assertiveness, domi- nance, and territoriality, but also war and combat. This plan- et is a very speed planet and he is considered as the Warrior among the planets. He is the main in charge planet for the Sol- diers, boxers, and firefighters. All those who are in the previ- ously mentioned fields will have an emphasized Mars. Mars is the planet of the hunter, self-interest and the striving for per- sonal power. Mars is a masculine planet symbolic of the male Swmiji Sri Selvam Siddhar
  26. 26. Karma 27 as warrior. The Dasa Period of the Mars is for seven years. Those who have powerful Mars in their Vedic Astrological chart will during this period learn to control their muscles and to assert their power, during this period. This planet’s psychological impacts on human beings are initiative, self- assertion, aggression, personal power, establishment of do- main, self-preservation, impulse, rage, passion. The social impacts are Activity, construction, competition, conflict, war. The Mercury Mercury, a female planet is considered as the Thinker and Communicator of all the planets. Traditionally symbolic of mental activity and the use of language, Mercury is the plan- et of thinking and communication. It is linked to the brain’s left hemisphere, which is logical, analytical, and literal. The Mercury part of the mind is concerned with knowledge and rational problem-solving, both of which require the ability to use symbols and to manipulate ideas and things. Ancient traditions often associated the planet Mercury with teachers and bringers of knowledge. From this perspective, Mercury is the planet that symbolizes the movement of information from one place to another. This movement can also be ex- pressed in other ways. Those with Mercury emphasized in the birth chart tend to be talkers, readers, writers, and think- ers and often become associated with some form of transpor- tation, either as a career or an interest. Socially, Mercury is symbolic of those who connect others: lawyers, secretaries, messengers, drivers, etc. mental activity, mind, rationaliza- tions, relativism, coordination, adaptability, expression. The Jupiter Among all the planets, Jupiter is considered as the Deva Guru (Guru for the Divine powers) and he is the Growth Provoker. Jupiter is the planet oZf growth, but also of proper timing and regulation. It is associated with acquisition, whether this be intellectual, material, or physical. People with an emphasized Jupiter are often intellectual seekers, informa- tion collectors, moneymakers, or they may simply be physi- cally large. Jupiter is also traditionally the planet of luck, which is essentially a matter of timing, being in the right place at the right time. The ancients considered Jupiter the most beneficial planet of all. However, too much of some- thing can be as detrimental as too little. The psychological impacts of this planet on the human beings are, Confidence, positive, optimism, humor, generosity, risk-taking, liberal, broad-minded, tolerant. The social impacts of this planet on the human beings are, Growth and increase, overpopulation, exaggeration, volume, abundance, wealth. The Venus Among the nine planets Venus is considered as “Asura Guru” (Guru of the Demons) and his is considered as the Psychological Love Creator. He is in charge of the spouse. Love, courtship, mating, socialization and relationship are found in Venus. It symbolizes desire and attraction, inter- actions with others, and the need to get along with them. A person with an emphasized Venus is likely to be very inter- ested in love and partnering, and will probably make key life decisions around such issues. Venus also signifies the need for harmony and balance in nature, art, and relationships. Re- finement, social harmony, social stability, a sense of equality, and a sense of civilization and culture are all linked to Venus. Venus is traditionally a feminine symbol. While the Moon is the mother, Venus depicts the beautiful and sexually desira- ble aspect of femininity. Between age 12 and 16, Venus is the dominant influence and we confront our sexuality and learn important social lessons. The psychological lessons taught by the planet Venus are Attractions, love, romance, court- ship, mating, relationship skills, cooperation with others. The Social impacts of this planet are Art, beauty, artistic taste, culture, evaluation, balance, peace, negotiations, agreements, marriage, consultants, counselors. Venus is at the core of all romances and relationships. The Saturn The Saturn is one of the slowest of planets. According to the Atharva Veda, he is considered as the in charge for Dharma and Punya. He is considered as The Limiter of all the plan- ets. The planet of limits, boundaries, and barriers, Saturn also symbolizes laws, rules and regulations, and the need to es- tablish and conform to realistic perspectives. Whereas Jupiter represents an outgoing energy, Saturn represents a force that contracts. People with an emphasized Saturn are often seri- ous, hardworking, goal-driven, and motivated by established standards. Status and reputation are important to the Saturn type. As the planet of responsibility, it can often weigh heav- ily on a person, leading to feelings of duty and obligation. The psychological impacts of this planet are, self-control, re- straint, discipline, endurance, patience, persistence, organiza-
  27. 27. Karma 28 tion, realism, frugality. The social impacts of this planet on the human beings are Rules and regulations, structure and form, permanence, authority figures, restriction, contraction, separation, obstacles, delays. The Raaghu Among the nine planets, there are two snake planets. One is Raaghu and the other is Kethu. Even though both of these planets are snake planets, their nature is entirely different from one another. The planet Raaghu is considered as the Deviator among the planets. Raaghu is primarily associated with discovery, technology, instability, and change. It often acts suddenly and unpredictably, disturbing the normal flow of events. Raaghu is often described as a higher octave of Mercury because it appears to operate on an extremely men- tal level such as advanced technology, invention, ingenuity, deviation, and experiment. Psychologically, Raaghu repre- sents the will, the focused intent of a person. People with an emphasized Raaghu are often stubborn, rigid, and original characters who may not harmonize with others due to their strong sense of independence. Socially, Raaghu represents individualists, reformers, rebels, inventors, and people with an interest in socially transforming technology and electron- ics. The Kethu Among the two snake planets, Kethu is considered as the Idealist. Strange coincidences, disinformation, and chaos are some of Kethu’s astrological properties. Like Raaghu, Kethu has something to do with vision and movement toward the future, but it operates on the level of the feelings and in- stincts. While Raaghu is super-mental and willful, Kethu is the spiritual and artistic high, a state of mind where distinc- tions do not exist. Unlike Raaghu which makes for sharp distinctions: black and white, positive and negative, Kethu represents a dissolving force, where everything blends into everything else, and this can produce chaos. People with an emphasized Kethu are typically idealistic, artistic, poetic, dreamy, psychic, and imaginative. They usually base cru- cial life decisions entirely on their feelings and they often sacrifice their lives to another person, or to an ideal. Their philosophical or religious beliefs rule their lives and drive them to do what they can to bring the ideal into reality. With Kethu there is an instinct to lose one’s ego, to sacrifice for the greater good, to become selfless, or seek a unified state of consciousness. These people may be complex, but they are the ones who move humanity towards the future. The psychological impacts of this planet on the human beings are Dreams, psychic experiences, altered states of conscious- ness, emotions, hypersensitivity, anxiety. The Social impacts of this planet on human beings are, Idealism, socialism, re- finement, sensitivity, confusion, lack of distinctions, dreams, drugs, myths, the spiritual. The Maandhi This Planet is considered as the sun of the planet Sun and the grandson of the planet Saturn. He is the Transformer among the ten planets of Vedic Astrology. Maandhi marks the outer- most limit of the known solar system. Maandhi is physically small and slow-moving, but can be an astrological wrecking ball. Simply put, Maandhi rules survival itself and the cri- ses of death and regeneration. It symbolizes the power of in- evitable transformations, beginnings and endings, birth and death. It rules sex and reproduction, the means by which life regenerates itself and “survives” beyond death. In matters related to Maandhu, the needs of the species outweigh the needs of the individual. Death makes room for birth and the community lives on. Maandhi is also associated with hidden things, secrets, and the dark. Like Mars, it symbolizes the power urge, but Maandhi’s power is more subtle. Whereas Mars rules hand-to-hand combat, Maandhi rules psychologi- cal warfare, espionage, and nuclear power. A negative Maan- dhi type can be obsessive, jealous, possessive, demanding, domineering, and overwhelming,. Because it is the power and survival of the group that is at issue under Maandhi, this planet works best for people who have learned to trust and share. Socially, Maandhi is symbolic of people involved with networking, the corporate world, taxation, insurance, and banking. Psychic disturbances, territorialism, sexual urges, compulsions, intensity, the need to change oneself are the psychological portfolios of this planet. His social portfo- lios are Power, domination, transformation, crisis, renewal, elimination, purification, death and rebirth, regeneration. In the next issue, I will meet you all with some more inter- esting points of Atharva Vedic Astrology. I pray Lord Shiva and Vanadurga to shower their entire blessings on all of us to have a trouble free and comfortable life. Om Shanthi Om Shanthi Om Shanthi. RAAGHU KETHULAG
  28. 28. Karma 29 This is perhaps the aspect which leads the charts in Indian as- trology. When it comes to misconceptions in different sections of astrology, these Yogas take 2nd place in getting the miscon- ceptions. Most of the people interested in astrology as well as many astrologers themselves are deceived in predicting the for- mation of a good or bad yoga in a horoscope. Many people and astrologers think that the presence of a particular planet in a house or the combination of two or more planets by placement or aspect is the only thing required to predict the presence of Yoga in a horoscope. For example, a Manglik Dosh is consid- ered to be present in a horoscope by most of the people as well as many astrologers, just by the placement of Mars in the hous- es 1,2,4,7,8 and 12 of a horoscope counted from the Ascendant and it is considered that the people having such placements of Mars in their horoscopes are all having a Manglik Dosh in their horoscopes and are going to suffer with delayed and dis- turbed marriage which may even lead to a divorce or death of the spouse. In the same way many astrologers think that if all the seven planets namely Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and Saturn are placed between Raaghu-Kethu Axis in a horoscope, Kaala Sarpa Dosh is formed in that horoscope which is capable of doing serious damage to the person having Kaala Sarpa Dosh in his/her horoscope in all spheres of his/her life which may include career, marriage, producing children and many other aspects of life. The above mentioned defects namely Manglik Dosh and Kaala Sarpa Dosh are indeed ca- pable of doing serious damages to the person suffering from them. But the important thing to consider is that the placement of Mars in the above mentioned houses in a horoscope is just the primary condition for the formation of Manglik Dosh in a horoscope and it is not the final confirmation. In the same way, the placement of all the seven planets between Raaghu-Kethu axis is the primary condition for the formation of Kaala Sarpa Dosh in a horoscope and not the final confirmation. Once the primary condition for the formation of a defect is present, it is further checked for the confirmations. And if the confirmations are all present in a horoscope for the formation of a defect, only then the defect is formed and then its strength, field of impact and timing of impact is calculated to predict the results. The Atharva Veda and some ancient scholars of Astrology say this Kaala Sarpa Dosha as Kaala Sarpa Yoga. Moving on to some of the Yogas which are considered the best in Vedic astrology, the same thing is true for predicting a good yoga also. For example one of the most famous and auspicious yogas in Vedic astrology is Gaja Kesari Yoga which is consid- ered to be formed if Jupiter is placed in 1, 4, 7 or 10th house counted from the house where Moon is placed in a horoscope. To simplify, if Moon is placed inAries, and the Jupiter is placed either in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn in a horoscope, the native is said to be having a Gaja Kesari Yoga in his horoscope In the same way a Budha Aditya Yoga is said to be formed in a horoscope if the Sun and Mercury are present together in any house of a horoscope. The meaning of Budha is Mercury and that of Aditya is the Sun, so it is a Yoga formed by the Sun and Mercury in simple language. The native having this yoga present in his horoscope is considered to be blessed with
  29. 29. Karma 30 great intelligence and benefit particularly from the house of government. However it is important to note that in both of the above mentioned Yogas, the conditions described above are just the primary conditions for the formation of these Yo- gas and they do not mean the confirma- tion of these Yogas in a horoscope. And seen scientifically, the primary condition for the formation of Gaja Kesari Yoga in a horoscope is met in every third horo- scope on an average, as it is formed due to presence of Jupiter in one of the 4 houses among the 12 houses of a horo- scope which becomes one third. Gaja ke- sariYoga is a very powerfulYoga and it is capable of blessing the native with great wealth and fame which is obviously not seen in case of every third individual. In the same way, the Sun and Mercury are placed in the same sign in almost every second horoscope as the Sun and Mercu- ry move usually very close to each other. This would mean that every second per- son in this world is very intelligent and getting good benefits from the house of government, which is again not seen in actual practice. It would again lead us to the fact that a particular combination of planets in a horoscope for the formation of Yoga is only the primary condition and not the confirmation for predicting the Yoga in that horoscope. Most of the peo- ple told to be having Gaja Kesari Yoga in their horoscopes are not rich at all and on the other hand many of them are suf- fering from poverty or belong to the mid- dle class and are far away from fame. In the same way, most of the people told to be having a Budha Aditya Yoga in their horoscope are far away from being very intelligent and are not getting any major benefits from the house of government. The same is the case with all other good and bad yogas. This is all because of the fact that the functional nature of the planets involved in Yoga is the foremost thing to be seen for the confirmation of Yoga. If any of the planets involved in the formation of a good yoga is working negatively in that horoscope, the posi- tive yoga is not formed at all and on the other hand the yoga becomes negative in which case the significances ruled by the positive planet would suffer due to the bad effect of the negative planet. For ex- ample, suppose a combination of the Sun and Mercury is present in a sign in a hor- oscope satisfying the primary condition for the formation of Budha Aditya Yoga. The first test done for the confirmation is to check whether both the Sun and Mer- cury are working positively in that horo- scope or one of them is negative. If one of them is working negatively in the hor- oscope, the positive yoga is not formed and instead a negative yoga is formed. For instance if Mercury is negative and the Sun is positive in a horoscope, then the result of the combination of the Sun and Mercury in a sign is the formation of a negative Yoga in which the significan- ces ruled by the Sun are affected nega- tively by the negative effects of Mercury. In the same way the significances ruled by positive Mercury are affected nega- tively if the Sun is working negatively in a horoscope and the Sun-Mercury com- bination is found in that horoscope. In the worst case, if both of them are work- ing negative in a horoscope, the results of this combination would be disastrous and quite the opposite to the positive ef- fects mentioned for Budha Aditya Yoga. Anative having a combination of the Sun and Mercury in his horoscope, where both of them are working negatively, is likely to be having no intelligence at all or little intelligence and is likely to suffer from defame or people mocking him in general. Now we can see that the combinations look all the same in all the cases, but the functional nature of the planets involved in those combinations can completely change or reverse the resultant effects of the Yogas formed. Therefore Yoga should not be predicted by only looking at a certain combination of planets which is the primary condition for the forma- tion of that yoga, as the results may be totally opposite to the predicted ones if both the planets involved in the combi- nation are negative. And even if a good yoga is confirmed in a horoscope, it is checked for strength, the field of impact and timing of impact before predicting the results for that yoga. Same is the case with the confirmation of negative yogas. For example, a positive Mars placed in the above mentioned houses of a horo- scope does not form Manglik Dosh and instead a Manglik Yoga is formed which gives very positive results and the na- tive having this yoga in his horoscope is blessed with a very good married life with all around happiness. To have the most accurate ideas and predictions of the horoscopes, contact Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar @ USAToll Free 1-888- 808-1418/1-888-808-1428 or email to avtemple@aol.com
  30. 30. Karma 31 His Holiness Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar gives wonderful Spiritual solutions for your problems related to Profession, Love Affairs, Match Making, Marriage, Child Related Problems, Diseases, Legal Disputes, Setbacks, Losses and so many other things through Atharva Vedic Astrology. Also he gives wonderful spiritual remedies for Kaala Sarpa Dosha, Manglik Dosha, Pitru Dosha or any other Doshas in your horoscope with “Atharva Vedic Astrology”. Please note that Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar is the only Atharva Vedic Scholar in the entire western countries. First let us see the spiritual salvation for medical problems. Medical Problems: Most of the people who believe in astrology and go to the astrologers usually ask the first question about their carrier or income related issues, then probably about their love life or marriage, then about the scope of a child or about the future of the child and some other things like this. But I have seen very few people going to an astrologer and asking about their health unless they are suffering from a really serious disease. For example a person who is constantly suffering from problems in his stomach or a person suffering from migraine on a regular basis would usually ask about other things and not raise these issues at all. And while it was said long back that Health is Wealth, it looks like that Wealth is Health has become the quote of the day. Why do people going to the astrologers for finding solutions to many problems in other spheres of their lives not ask a question about their health or a disease. And at the same time this very aspect is usually ignored by many astrologers also. In many cases, even the astrologers don’t take interest in telling their clients about the diseases they might be suffering from already and the diseases they are very likely to get in the coming future. Is astrology, which is expected to predict every rise and fall, every success and failure, every good and bad, every may be and may not be in the life of a person, not capable of predicting the diseases. Well, for the people who don’t know, let me tell a secret. The horoscope of a person is like an X-ray report for his entire life and diseases are usually very easy to pick from this report. Many diseases can be predicted at the birth of a child after analyzing the child’s Horoscope which would otherwise be known only when the symptoms would appear and the doctor would examine and confirm them. These diseases may include upset stomach scientifically known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome in which a person suffers either from Constipation or from Diarrhea. Extreme weakness in the body, Piles, Skin Diseases, Back pains, Heart Troubles, Mental Diseases, Serious Migraines, in some females Irregularities with the Menstrual Periods and excessive bleeding, some defects in the Ovaries and Uterus which may cause problems in conception and so on. On the other hand sometimes a disease may not be very much visible even to an expert Astrologer. But in any case, an expert Astrologer would tell you about some of your diseases or most of them after analyzing your Horoscope. And regarding the non prediction of some of the diseases you may have, Astrology is a very vast and deep science, and there are always so many permutations and combinations which simply mean that there are so many good and bad Yogas in a Horoscope. Some of them are instantly visible to an Astrologer while some of them may need a very detailed analysis of the Horoscope, which would mean that the Astrologer would have to devote a great deal of time to one Horoscope to find out some problem or disease which is otherwise not very much visible from the standard analysis of the Horoscope. But once you tell him about your disease or problem, it is comparatively very easy to find the reason or the Yoga causing that disease as most of the astrologers know which diseases are caused due to which Yogas. And once the problem has been detected, then only the treatment or remedy is to be discussed. Coming to the remedies part, the question arises whether the diseases can be treated or prevented with the help of spiritual remedies or not. Well, in my personal opinion and experience, so many of the diseases can be treated much faster with the help of spiritual remedies than by using medicines for them. For example people suffering from extreme weakness and fatigues for many years who have been taking supplements and medicines for so many years, have recovered in a matter of days and gained better strength. In the same way people suffering from chronic gastric trouble and constipation have recovered in a matter of days and weeks and the results obtained with the help of spiritual remedies have sustained almost permanently. What are these spiritual remedies? The Atharva Veda has the best spiritual remedies for all the problems. The spiritual remedy is to be prescribed by Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar only after scrutinizing the horoscope as per the specifications of Atharva Veda. The application of the spiritual remedies includes the application of food as medicine, performing Atharva Vedic Thantric Rituals and application of Gemstones. These spiritual remedies have given magical results in treating most of the diseases mentioned above. People have benefited a lot with the help of Gemstones and many of them have started witnessing the benefits in a matter of days only or in some cases in a matter of hours also. The science of Gemstones is at its very best in treating diseases provided you are prescribed the right Gemstone with right weight and right ways to wear it. So next time you consult your astrologer, do remember to ask about your health problems because no matter how fast the life may become and however important the money and success may become, Health would still be preferred to Wealth in my opinion, as no pleasure of this world can be enjoyed in its true sense if you are not healthy. To know more and more about the horoscope through the Atharva Vedic Astrology, contact Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar @ USA toll free 1-888- 808-1418/1-888-808-1428 or email to avtemple@aol.com Spiritual Solutions / Remedies for solving Medical problems in our life with the blessings of Guru Maharaj His Holiness “Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar”
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