MY SEVEN STEP APPROACH
Originally written for Journal of Astrology. This article and related material has been
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Whatever the translators say must never
be accepted blindly. Remember that most of the translators are Sanskrit scholars but not distinguished astrologers
or successful predictors. We are grateful to them for making available many manuscripts but we must become cautious
when it comes to their what I call “ shloka mauling and sutra chopping” boast.
Manoj Pathak a teacher of astrology in
the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi, decided to do a research on Parashara’s Chakra dasha and found that out
of eight different translations of available Parashara texts, no astrologer knew how to compute it. The
translation they gave never gave any accurate results. He has solved the problem amazingly now. He and his
students have been giving brilliant readings based on Chakra dasha. Soon they are going to come out with an
experience you will know when and how to ignore these translators or even commentators (though there is none
really who can be called a commentator of these books) and then getting enmeshed in a confusion, seek a way out
of it with lot of struggle if you persist with your research.
Test whatever has been understood on the well known events of your own life on your chart and on those of your
family members or friends whose life events are known to you with correct events and correct
results I got were amazing and brilliant and it is the experience of my students also.
Now try it on the well known horoscopes of famous people and test the validity of your understanding on the
horoscopes of yours and of your relation and friends which you have done earlier.
is what I am going to show in this article.
Do not bring in fanciful theories which are not mentioned in any translation of Jaimini like the CHAR KARAKA
SUBSTITUTION which is a fanciful, if also fraudulent, theory being circulated now.
Reject totally what is not given
either in Jaimini sutras or in the Jaimini portion in Parashara text otherwise you will walk into a cave where
you will suffer astrological suffocation.
Wherever your testing necessitates it, modify with reasons the translation of Jaimini texts remembering that most
of these translators were and are only Sanskrit scholars and not sucessful predictors because of which they may
have misinterpreted or even wrongly translated some shlokas and sutras.
is a risk you take but not rashly or with fraudulent claim that you have learnt it from some secret tradition
which can be dubious and fraudulent. Claiming to be belonging to a secret tradition is
prove it and replicate it over a period of many years as I have done before publishing my research. Your aim
must be to contribute something for understanding the changed and changing times through astrology and
reject or modify whatever has agricultural and pastoral connotation when these books of astrology
Without losing respect for Krishna Mishra or Neelakantha, the famous commentators on Jaimini sutras, keep in mind
that their own understanding or interpretation may be incomplete or even wrong.
will refer to it later and not in this article.
laying the seven step approach let me explain how I proceeded in interpreting Jaimini astrology within my own
limitations. I took a bold decision to do it myself, a task which had never been done before by
Finally, no writer on Jaimini has talked
of Darakaraka as both giver of spouse and also death. Death should ofcourse be predicted after finding out the span
of life which is a tough task and should be approached through many techniques combined in a harmonious scheme and