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Shankracharya Jayendra Saraswati and KN RaoThe news of the death of Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati did not surprise me as for six years at least, as I personally know, his health had been bad, his diabetes was not under control. The three women who had conspired against him, Sonia Gandhi, Jayalalitha and Shashikala each suffered in her own way. Jayalalitha won elections after being defeated for one term, became the Chief minister but suffered from bad health and died a mysterious death. Shashikala is in jail and her claims of leadership is not accepted in AIADMK. It makes her a weak politician. Sonia Gandhi, now suffering from some disease has retired from active politics, has handed over the presidentship of the Congress Party to her son, in the usual familiar Nehru way---dynastic succession. Sonia’s role in the sinister plot to arrest Shankaracharya Kanchi has been mentioned by the former president of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee (See appendix I).
Mouni Baba ( 3rd March came the news of the death of Mouni Baba, three days after the mahasamadhi of Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati on the last day of February. Jayendra Saraswati, born in 1935, was 82 years when he took samadhi. In the case of Mouni Baba we never knew his age as no one knew it and it was guessed that he was ninety three years old when he took samadhi though some newspapers said that he was 108 years old then.

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Someone should do a research on how yoga, spiritual sadhanas of India, jyotisha and ayurveda have travelled westward from the middle of last century perhaps, and have now become a part of the lives of some, a tiny percentage of the populations of those countries.

A very intelligent man of East Asia whom I had met twice in USA during my tours had told me that (he had observed) after the New Age movement had attracted some generations of young people, eastern traditions had started becoming a trend as he called them.

I emphasise “trend” in the west. First it becomes a fad, and then if it continues for two decades it becomes a trend and a way of life with them. Ofcourse, these are also means of livelihood of some of them. A trend becomes a part of their civilization finally, he observed.

But when people of Asian countries come to me and discuss these subjects I am not suprised at all. In recent years many Japanese seem to have taken to these rather seriously as I found after many Japanese started meeting me to take astrological consultations. Japan taking these seriously does not surprise me as between India and Asian countries mutual accepance of some of cultural, religious and eastern systems of medical disciplines must have been common historically for many centuries as Buddhism spread.  Out of all these, yoga in a physical sense, meaning hatha yoga, got accepted more widely I guess.

One Japanese who met me recently and has been doing hatha yoga seriously took an astrological consultation. I do not remember whom I told what after scrutinising their horoscopes. Yet, some of them give me good feedback from time to time. Sometimes, some notes I scrible against their horoscopes pasted in my records, does help me in recalling what I had told them.

The feedback comes through email now and not through postal letter which was most common before the computer, internet and sms messages have made communication fantastically fast but has created new types of English which Englishmen may themselves not understand. An example

Here is one which amused because of the contents of the letter. With these Japanese my language of communication is English which they have started picking up now. Read the letter first.

Feedback of p47 2009 Part I
Monday, 24 August, 2009 6:08 PM From: "" To:

Dear respected Guruji Shri K.N. Rao, Namascar

How are you? I hope your eyes get well now. My name is H. p47 2009 part I ..... Nov 1971 13/33 Yokohama Japan

This is my feedbck of your telling 28 May 2009.

You told me "Job is wating in Japan"

In two month I did some action to find job.  But nothing.  So I decided to training again in India from next month and feedbck to you "job is not wating".

Just I write email you, suddenly my phone ringing and yoga teacher job is coming! What is this?

You make this miracle? I already apply yoga training next month, so I promised do that job back to Japan next year.

Your telling was right. The job place is near temple which have My grandfather and grandmother's grave. I feel they help me finding job and appriciate them.

I hope this information also useful verification for horoscope I’m very happy! Thank you very much!


Sincerely, H.

AK-Moon AMK-Sun BK-Jupiter MK-Saturn PK-Mars GK-Venus DK-Mercury
Vimshottari Dasha Rahu-Sat-Ven from 6 Aug 2009 Chara dasha Simha-Karka-Vrischika from 28 Aug 2009




Astrological analysis

The reading was done in May as he says and the feedback came in August. The reason is very clear. See the change of pratyantara dasha between May and August.


In RahuSaturn Mercury he took the reading and in Rahu Saturn Venus he got the job back home.


Saturn in the fourth house in his horoscope is the twelfth lord showing his foreign connections and it is this planet which brings him to India.


Venus pratyantara dasha begins from 6 August 2009 aspecting his own house in the birth horoscope and the chaturthamsha which has to attract him to his native place, his homeland, Japan.


In Chara dasha in Simha Karka period with matrikaraka in the tenth house from Simha aspected by amatyakaraka should attract him towards a job in his own homeland.


Double transit

In transit Saturn already aspecting the fourth house (Parashari aspect) and Jupiter from Makara would also aspect (Parashari aspect) completes his story of homeward journey.

The  language of the letter is what struck me as funny. We in India have our regional brands and pronunciation of English. In USA, I got used to American English. Australians have their English and accent. But funny English with its vast variety is the monopoly of non English speaking countries.


Once I was giving a reading to Japanese woman who did not know a word of English and had brought an interpreter. To verify her horoscope, I put a question about an incident of her teenage years.


“Yes” said the interpreter “She says that at that age she lost her virgin”. I understood what was being conveyed and the Japanese must have congratulated himself for his successful work. The letter I have quoted reminds me of that incident.

 (1 Sept. 2009)

PS: I am not surprised because while whole of my life I have enjoyed funny English in India with regional variations, let me quote from a letter circulating in the internet three more samples of Japanese pieces. Something Funny..............?

                      - Wonderful English from Around the World-

Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations:
In a Tokyo bar:
Hotel, Japan:

(Sept. 1, 2009)

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