Vedic Knowledge Blog – Michael Mamas

What Form of God?

What form of God does one worship?

Karma is the major determining factor for most people regarding what form of God they worship. For example, people born into a Christian family tend to worship a particular representation of God. The other factor is the deepest meaning of Ishta Devata.

“Ishta Devata” means the “chosen or personal form of God” one worships. On the surface, one’s Ishta Devata is usually determined by family or community influence… their Karma.

On the deepest level, however, one’s Ishta Devata is based upon one’s subtle physiology. Though rare, there are those who are born into a family whose ‘family Ishta Devata’ is the same as the individual’s Ishta Devata at the very depth of that person’s being. On that deepest level, one’s physiology resonates with a particular form of God. That form is their true Ishta Devata.

However, rarely do people refine their physiology to that profound level. Yet, upon awakening to that level, their physiology continues to refine until they can ‘tune in’ to other forms of God on that deepest level. In time, it is their choice, from moment to moment, which form of God they resonate with at the deepest level of existence.

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Mars and Saturn – Interesting Jyotish

Mars is exalted (so powerful) in Saturn’s sign and has been there for a long time, which is not good. When a planet is in a sign for an excessive amount of time, it becomes more malefic. Also, Saturn having Mars live in its home for so long makes Saturn more malefic. When Mars moves on November 5th to Saturn’s next sign, it will move through quickly, so the negative influence of Saturn and Mars will be much less. Mars will then also not be exalted, so their negative influences will be less. In general, things should start to get better after November 5th.

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Mars in Capricorn

When Mars stays in a particular sign for an extended period of time, it is considered to be inauspicious, an undesirable influence. Mars normally goes through a sign in about a month. However, it’s already been in Capricorn for a while and will remain there for three more months. Further compounding the difficulty is that it is in one of Saturn’s signs, so the malefic influence of both planets is heightened. Even more challenging, Mars is exalted in Capricorn at this time, making the influence even more powerful. Furthermore, Ketu is in Capricorn. Some (but not all Jyotishis) say that makes things even more difficult.

I think the good news is that this provides an astrological understanding of the tensions that so many individuals are experiencing as well as the global affairs in general. I think that understanding is helpful. So, the light is at the end of the tunnel, and for now, we all need to hang in there. Better times are coming.

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Om Adityaya Namaha

The Sun is God… Think mapping in basic mathematics. That is how the universe works. Pebble tossed in a pond… the Center of your Being… it is all the same One…

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Where the Rakshasas Dwell

During Satya Yuga, Rakshasas live in a different Loka (plane of existence).

During Treta Yuga, Rakshasas live on a different island, like in the Ramayana.

During Dvapara Yuga, Rakshasas live in a different city or area on the same body of land, like in the Mahabharata.

During Kali Yuga, Rakshasas live in the hearts and minds of human beings.

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