2019, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part A
Understanding Jyotisha astrology I: Theoretical aspects as a holistic spiritual science
Author(s): Prabhakar Vegaraju, Alex Hankey and Ramesh Mavathur
Abstract: Jyotisha expounds deep understanding of Vedic sciences of the soul. It is considered the supreme spiritual science, and is known in the Vedic literature as the ‘Science of the Sciences’, it illuminates the soul’s progress on the path of Sanatana Dharma. This paper shows how the structure of Jyotisha illustrates the Chaturvidha Purushardha, the four-fold aims or goals of life, Dharma – Artha – Kama – Moksha. It enables expert Jyotishis to evaluate a soul’s subtle energies, merits and demerits, and so assist a native on the path to Moksha. The paper thus emphasizes how the structure of the Jyotisha Kundali offers deep insights into the nature and theory of Dharma. The Kundali indicates at each point in time the nature of active Prarabda Karma dominating a person’s life. Correctly used, Jyotisha implements the principle, “Heyam Dukham Anagatam”, Avert the Danger Yet to Come. Of fundamental importance in life are the influences of the Chaya Grahas, Rahu and Ketu, which carry forward Vasanas from previous Janmas. Jyotisha thus presents a perspective of supreme wisdom which, when wisely used, can solve problems, help the native avoid suffering, and advance the soul to spiritual fulfilment.
How to cite this article:
Prabhakar Vegaraju, Alex Hankey and Ramesh Mavathur. Understanding Jyotisha astrology I: Theoretical aspects as a holistic spiritual science. International Journal of Jyotish Research. 2019; 4(2): 19-24.