Vedic Astrology as a Spiritual Practice

By K.N. Rao

A few months before he took mahasamadhi (a yogi’s conscious death) the great yogi, Devaraha Baba, had told a friend-astrologer:

Every great and true mahatma (great soul) I have met, has called it both sacred and a vidya… I have referred in my article on Dr. Nagendra Singh, former judge of the International Court of Justice (The Astrological Magazine, January 1984), how mahatmas have spoken of astrology and instructed me, not to give it up. From time to time my mantra guru, Swami Paramanand Saraswati, advised me:

The opinion of my jyotish guru, Swami Bhaskaranandji, was that:

Swami Moorkhanandji must have told me more than a dozen times not to give up astrology. He told me that astrology had to be a mission, a service done without money consideration, to keep alive its sacredness. He knew some of those secrets which only mahatmas know, and are not given in any text book of astrology. He shared some of them with me, when I could be alone with him, which was rare.

K.N. Rao with Swami Moorkhananda in 1981

Mauni Baba of Ujjain told me to overcome my problems which astrology created for me, to give consultations to least number of people and concentrate my energy on more research in a cloistered, sequestered life. This was the best advice I ever got.

 Mauni Baba of Ujjain (Silent Baba)

from Yogis, Destiny and the Wheel of Time

reprinted with permission

 

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