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Manisha
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Hi Ernst, 

Concentrating only on Rahu-Ketu and the Sun-Moon for the past 3 years, there have been layers upon layers of understanding and insights. Today was one such day. 

Rahu-Ketu is not the path of the soul, is it? It is the path of consciousness and evolution. But what is consciousness? It is the mind, isn't it, and all its different layers? 

It is the holding on to anything that makes sense within its limited understanding, and wanting to stay within those boundaries. Rahu-Ketu is the path where the mind is being awakened to reality, isn't it? And it's true potential if only it stops building more mind-castles and throwing up more smoke-screens?

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Ernst Wilhelm
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The soul has no path. People do not even have souls. Soul is the one unified field that is god. we are part of that. Our consciousness evolves to recognize that. We have three bodies, a physical, astral and causal. We come to realize those three bodies. what humans casually call soul is actually the causal body as that is the most close to god part of the self. but real soul is the sarvaatma, the all self. 

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venkat_r
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@ernst : "Soul is the one unified field that is god. we are part of that"  doesn't that signify qualified monism ? 

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Manisha
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Yes, one does not 'see' until one gets a glimpse of what can be, past the smoke screens. It is the mind being in control and yet not in control. The trick is to find the right balance and maintain the balance as time progresses. If not, one can be termed mentally insane by having no control over their mental faculties. On the other hand, too much control can make one close oneself off from what could be. And let's not forget that pesky Ego that always keeps regenerating itself to keep us off-balance, as if there is not enough to contend with in life. 

How wonderfully we hide ourselves from ourselves! The more intelligent the mind, the more complex the maze! 

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Danielroth777
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Hi Ernst: would you agree that the Ketu/Rahu axis signifies the path of learning in this lifetime and how we should deal with our Karma in order to grow into a mature person that is qualified to realize her essential oneness with the cause of all being?

I don´t like the term „soul“ either, because nobody knows what it means: Sometimes it refers to the subtle body (mind/ego/intellect), sometimes to the causal body (the storehouse of our past causes) and some people even refer to their Self as the soul.

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Ernst Wilhelm
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yes, very much so. 

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Anand
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@ernst

Hi Ernst,

 

From what I understand, the window of god's free will is through resolving the bad Lajjitadi Avasthas.

Rahu-Ketu indicate the absolutely fated parts of life.

Other than resolving the bad Lajjitadi Avasthas, is there any other window to implement free will?

How does Rahu-Ketu become the most important problem to solve if it is absolutely fated, how to solve it if there is  no free will with Rahu-Ketu? Or does resolving bad Lajjitadi Avastha somehow lead us into the Rahu jungle?

Finally, for a planet in certain Lajjitadi Avastha, how does the Avastha interpretation change when it is with Rahu or Ketu? Does this reduce or take away the free will opportunity offered by this avastha?

 

Regards,

Anand

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Anand
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Hi Ernst,

Any thoughts for the above question?

I am super curious about what you think about this, as I am quite passionate about understanding the free will part of life.

Regards,

Anand

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Amit Bhat
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Hi Anand

What I understand is that we need to precisely try to use our free will while exploring the rahu puzzle. It may not be easy and it may not be quick but slowly and certainly, it will help us. 

So I think free will should have no boundaries or limitations. Fate is what we are meant to get but with free will we have the power of choice to respond in a wise way to it rather being a reactive robot and thus eventually change the course of fate from inauspiciousness to auspiciousness if it is a negative fate. 

So with a daily routine of meditation, a person is able to see better and better ways to respond to his ill fate and eventually get over it. Meditation eventually makes our mind calm which then is able to see, contemplate and make wiser choices and decisions. Saints say the more we attune our will with Divine Will, the more happier and wise we will become. 

There is a story like until the mind is like muddy water, no clear reflection can come over it but as soon as it becomes still and mud settles down, the clear reflection of moon can be seen. 

So, the key is to make mind calm and tranquil through meditation that it will then easily behold the solution to the problems or become unruffled even in the face of extreme difficulties. 

So I think that's the reason Bible says - Be STILL and know that I AM GOD. That stillness is achieved through meditation called Dhyana in Patanjali Yog Sutras

Hope this helps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@amit

Thanks for your reply!

>> What I understand is that we need to precisely try to use our free will while exploring the rahu puzzle

Maybe what I need is some astrological examples to understand this further, but I think I totally get what you say in the rest of your post. It makes complete sense.

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Anand

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Amit Bhat
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@anand

Astrological example will be say Rahu in Sagittarius and Ketu in Gemini. Sag is a fire sign and Gemini is an air sign. 

Where ever there is Rahu means they are undeveloped areas and Ketu means relatively developed areas. 

Now in this example person is lacking in their own fire/inspiration while they are good in air/communication/intellectual skills. So the person communication or knowledge will be highly effective if its source is originating from their own fire. If their inner fire is lackluster, no matter how cleverly they try to speak, people will figure out they don't have the real substance within them of what they are saying. 

So in this context such person should try to cultivate developing their own fire/inspiration conscientiously and deliberately. If they choose thus to first develop themselves and use their free will to do this rather than flaunting their polished communication/intellectual skills, they are using the best of free will available to them. 

That is how I think about it after learning Rahu Ketu course. 

 

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Anand
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@amit

Thanks for clarifying with an example.

So it seems we can use our free will to push ourselves into the Rahu jungle.  But I have also heard that Rahu and Ketu are absolutely fated, and no amount of free will can avoid Rahu and Ketu indications. Is there a contradiction here, can you please share your thoughts?

Regards,

Anand

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