APPROACH TO VEDIC ASTROLOGY
|Planets do not control our lives. They only reflect our karmic script as Cosmic Mirrors.|
Our lives are governed by the law of karma (deeds). We experience the consequences of the choices we make, whether in this life-time or in the past, whether consciously or otherwise. An aggregate of such immutable consequences is called destiny. What we meet in life is destiny, How we meet it is free-will. There on, new choices are made and relevant consequences unfold.
The birth horoscope represents the opening balance of karma at the time of birth as brought forward from our past lifetime into the current lifetime. The horary horoscope, calculated at the moment of meeting the native, represents the additional karma accrued during this lifetime. Taken into account together, along with an understanding of the psycho-somatic-social position of the native, a road map for the future is foreseen.
Understanding why we are going through what we are going through helps the process of taking a self-inventory through deep introspection leading to acceptance and change. An astrologer can only predict the oncoming events. If he is qualified enough, he or she can also guide a person through those events.
Depending upon individual faith and belief system, astro-spiritual remedies including gems and mantras are also advised to enhance positive energy and help achieve ones lifes objectives. Such remedies work only as an umbrella when going out in the rains. We all know the difference between getting drenched in the rain and having just or only an umbrella.
Pawan Kumar Mishra
Pawan Kumar Mishra calls himself “Your wake-up assistant”. He began serving people from a tender age of 12 years by seeing their future, guiding and praying for them, which he continues to do till this day. In personal sessions and in workshops for groups and companies across the world, he serves to wake up people to their true purpose and happiness. He uses Vedic astrology in deep-diving into the mind-flields and array of karma, helping people to reconnect with their strength and continue in the journey of their lives through the best path suited for them. He uses his experience gathered during his years of employment in large companies in middle to senior management positions in tandem with his learnings gathered over thirty years of study and training in the wisdom traditions of the East. For organizations, he confluences the best practices from the East and the West to enhance human excellence leading to business excellence. Pawan serves as a spiritual-guide for leadership programs of Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. And to keep himself rooted in the context of contemporary business reality, he also consults European organisations to foray into Indian market. He has been an instrument in establishing SOUL- Shrine Of Universal Love, (also called Śrī Vidyā Bhāva Peethā ), in Noida. For the first time in the history of world religion, Mother Goddesses from different world traditions have been consecrated on the same altar and worshipped each day. It is the only shrine in the world where an unbroken (24×7) recitation of the Durgā Saptaśatī, the most venerated text dedicated to the Devi, is performed. The core intent of this continuous prayer is to enable a shift in human consciousness towards the Truth called ritambharā pragyā. Truth that embodies Itself as Love and is expressed as active Compassion, leading all of us to live in a common embrace and a unitary consciousness of being ONE.
Pawan was born in a remote village in north Bihar situated in the foot-hill plains of the Himalayas, into a Maithil– Brahmin family of the Yajur-veda tradition, in the gotra-lineage of the Vedic Sage Vatsa. His great- grand father, Śrī Tanuklal Mishra was a saint-astrologer who spent most of his years in acsesis at the sacred jyotirlingam temple of Baidyanāth-dhām . His grand father Śrī Munindra Mishra was a priest-scribe to the senior monks of the Jaina order. His maternal great-grand father, Śrī Chaturanan Mishra, was a scholar of Sanskrit and wrote several books on Sanskrit grammar and epistemology. From his mother’s side, his ancestry traces to Śrī Vachaspati Mishra (900-980 CE), one of the greatest and most respected scholar-philosopher of the Vedic tradition. He founded one of the main schools of non-dualist philosophy, Advaita Vedanta, known as the Bhāmatī school (named after his famous commentary on Śankara’s Brahma-sūtra-bhāśya). His work was an important fore runner of the Navya-nyāyasystem of thought. His erudite commentaries on all the six systems of Vedic philosophy, including Sage Kapila’s Sāṁkhya -kārika, are considered to be authorative till this day. In this same tree of ancestory was Śrī Ayaachi Mishra, whose non-asking, non-seeking and ever giving nature, alike Śrī Hanumān’s, is part of the popular folklore of the region of Mithila.
Pawan was initiated with upanayana sanskār into the tradition of Sage Yagyavalka by his father’s Guru, Śrī Chandi Mishra. He was finally initiated into the Śrī Vidya tradition by his Guru, Mahāmandaleshwara (Dr) Swami Veda Bharati, who thus weaved him into the lineage of the cave-yogīs of the Himalayas.
Apart from the current book,The Living Hanumān (2014), Pawan has written a book, Diwali Pooja Vidhi (2005), meant to educate all who celebrate the Festival of Lights, about the deeper context and meaning of the occasion and the related mantras. Another book, The Eternity of Love (1997, unpublished), explores the compelling emotion in the form of a love story. Both in India and abroad, he has written for newspapers and magazines and has been interviewed on TV, radio and in print. Pawan travels the world, guiding and accompanying people, of whose life-caravans he is a part of. He gives away all his earnings to serve SOUL, Sadhuwan Foundation and other charities. As a part of continuous learning, he is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Philosophy from IGNOU, New Delhi. He lives in Noida, Delhi (NCR) with his wife, and his parents.
The Guru-Lineage And Tradition
Pawan is a palm full of water from the confluence of the unified streams of many traditions that wet the twin-feet banks of Śrī Guru.
In Swami Rama of the Himalayas, now flowing through Swami Veda Bharati, the tradition of the cave-yogīs of the Himalayas merge, fed through His Guru Śrī Bangali-Baba. The tradition of non-dualism of Vedanta follows the Bharati stream of the Dashnāmi order with its seat at Sringeri, going all the way to beyond Ādi Śankarācārya (c 8th CE) and Śrī Vidyāranya Muni. The tradition of Bhakti flows through Śrī Madhusudan Saraswati, a 16th century sage who was the former birth of Swami Rama.
The tradition of the Buddha flows through the Tibetan master who was the Guru of Śrī Bangali Baba and Swami Rama. Through Swami Veda Bharati, we are preparing the grounds for the advent of Maittreya Buddha, Buddha’s next incarnation as an embodiment of Compassion.The tradition of pure Vedic knowledge flows through Swami Veda Bharati who has been teaching this since he was a boy-teacher of 12 years of age, now for over 69 years. This stream gushes through him from his previous births.
The tradition of the Christ can be traced to Jesus’s chief disciple, St. Peter by a stream known only to a few close disciples of Swami Rama. Pawan enriched this stream through his personal journey as a born-again Christian (named Paul Newborn), witnessing and testifying the Christ to hundreds of people during his ministry.
Pawan has gathered streams of other traditions in his journey as well. He was first initiated at the age of seven years into the ancient tradition of the Yajur-vedic Sage Yagyavalkya by his first guru, Śrī Chandi Mishra, who was also his father’s guru. His learning was sculpted through the writings of Śrī Rama Sharma Acharya, who was one of the most respected sage and authority on the Gāyatṛ Mahā-mantra in the 20th century. The dualist Dwaita tradition of the Brahmakumaris enriched his stream with the pourings of distilled wisdom that was received in the highest state of samādhi by Dada Lekhraj, later known as Brahma Baba. The tradition of Vaishnavism , flowing through Śrī Rāmānanda and Brahmarishi Doodhadhari Barfani Baba poured through Śrī Prabhudas Mahāraj. Rāmānanda, a 15th century saint, was considered an incarnation of Śrī Rām. His followers, called the Rāmānandi Sampradāya, are the only Vaishnavaites who celebrate Śiva-ratri, the Night of Śiva. Here, the Vaishnavaite tradition confluences with the Shaivaite tradition.
The Sāi tradition through the Sāi of Shirdi and Śrī Satya Sāi of Puttaparti poured its grace through direct experiences. He gathered gems of the Jaina tradition from his grand-father, who lived and travelled with senior Jaina monks. Having gathered the waters of these streams, he finally reached to the lotus feet of Swami Veda Bharati where he was flooded with the amazing Amazon of the Himalayan tradition. The unified river-stream of compassion now flows forth between the twin-banks of the Guru’s feet comprising Being and Becoming of Knowing and Grace.