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On 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.

Like Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, Mouni Baba encouraged and blessed me to do astrology. I wrote about him in my longish article on late Dr. Nagendra Singh and his re-election to the International Court of Justice in the Astrological Magazine issues of January and February 1984. Some excerpts are reproduced here.

Predicting through Astrology and Clairvoyance
(From Astrological Magazine of January and February 1984)


Sequence of events: I asked Dr. Nagendra Singh when the elections would be held. Since, in this case, a series of interesting twists and turns took place, let me first mention the sequence of events.
a)  When I asked Dr. Nagendra Singh when the elections would be held, he gave me the date as before the end of September, 1981, and I told him that his chances appeared bleak to me.
(b) In the meantime, the wonder boy from Taroli, Brijendra, had come and I took him to Dr. Nagendra Singh's house where a very fine saint, Mouni Baba, was present. Brijendra told Dr. Nagendra Singh that he would be re-elected and added, mysteriously, for a term of seven years. Why seven years—no one discussed and every one kept quiet.
(c) Mouni Baba himself had told Dr. Nagendra Singh that he would be re-elected.
(d) My own prediction was that if elections were held before September, 1981, Dr. Nagendra Singh did not have much chance of getting re-elected. I landed myself in an exceedingly awkward situation. Here were two persons with super- normal powers predicting Dr. Nagendra Singh's election, and, here was I sticking to my prediction that if the elections were held before September,1981, he would not get re-elected.
(e)   As exceedingly good luck would have it for Dr.Nagendra Singh, elections were not going to be held in September, 1981, but were likely to be postponed by nearly two months.
(f) I, therefore, re-checked my data. Some time very early in 1981, January or February, Mouni Baba sent a message to me and Dr. Caroli to meet him. We went there and Dr. and Mrs. Nagendra Singh were also present.
(g) Dr. Nagendra Singh, who is exceedingly courteous and deeply religious, had come to reach us to the gate of his house when we were leaving. Then on the basis of the changed situation taken into consideration, I told Dr. Nagendra Singh that astrologically what I was seeing in clearest terms was this:
(i) For him, it was a hard fight in which no chance of victory would be visible initially.

In the last meeting, I had with Dr. Nagendra Singh when Dr. R. K. Caroli took me to his house to meet Mouni Baba. I had told Dr. Nagendra Singh in their presence that he would not win till his opponents begin to withdraw and that he would lose initially. The details of the report from an international journal have already been quoted here to point out how precise this reading was.
Events: It seems that the assessment of someone in the Government of India, was that Dr. Nagendra Singh would win easily and outright while my astrological assessment was—it would be just like a narrow escape from defeat as in a cricket match.

Now how the voting actually took place in the International Court of Justice on November 5, 1981, is being reproduced below: 

Election of Security Council and General Assembly held on 5th  November 1981, 3 pm. (for the term of office commencing 6th  February 1982) both held same time but at different venues.

General Assembly Proceedings: Published by: United Nations Press Release.
Department of Public information, Press Section, U.N., New York dated 5th
 November 1981. Ref. No. G.A./6478 Number of posts vacant (5); No. of contestants (16). But Mr. William Douglas (Barbados). Eli Lauterpakt (U.K.), Paul Reuter (France) sought refusal and withdrew their nominations before the first round.

Ist  Ballot
No. of votes cast 155
Invalid Ballots     2
Valid  153
Abstentions      0
Required absolute majority    80

Ist  Ballot
The ballots were cast as follows:
(1) Mr. De Lacharries (France) 127
(2) Mr. Jennings (U.K.) 107
(3) Mr. Baije (Senegal)   95
(4) Mr. Nagendra Singh (India)   76
(The first three were elected. Ten of them lost but Dr. Nagendra Singh was at the top of the list with 76 votes while Mr. Rauti (Mauritius) with 4 votes was
at the bottom.

After the first ballot candidates Anwar-ul-Haq (Pakistan) and Edit Bert Razafurdralambo (Madagascar) had withdrawn.

(Out of sixteen contestants three were elected at the end of the first round and two withdrew while three had withdrawn before the first ballot. Thus only eight candidates remained in the field for the two unfilled posts.)

Security Council 
2306th  Meeting, Ref. No. 4331, 5th  November 1981
Ist  Ballot
Votes cast  15
Valid  15
Votes Required    8
All thirteen members appeared as in the first Ballot of the General Assembly.
1. France (11), 2. U.K. (10) were elected, 3.Senegal (7) and India (7) missed by one vote. Other nine candidates got five or less than five with Mauritius
getting a zero.

General Assembly
Second Ballot
Votes cast  157
Invalid      0
Votes Required      8
Dr. Nagendra Singh (88) was elected. The rest lost. Two withdrew after the second ballot.

Security Council

Second Ballot
Senegal (11) and India (8) got elected.

Former External Affairs Minister, Mr. Dinesh Singh, Mr. J.K.P.N. Singh, M.P., Mr. Anand Singh, a family friend of Mr. Dinesh Singh, and Dr. R. K. Caroli
had assessed the chances of Dr. Nagendra Singh. Mr.Anand Singh, an astrologer himself, thought that Dr.Singh’s chances of victory did not exist. My own opinion was that in November, 1981, the planetary position having changed, Dr. Nagendra Singh would “scrape through” which he did, only after the real danger to him, dividing vote, Anwar-ul-Haq of Pakistan withdrew along with Edit Bert of Madagascar. If Dr. Nagendra Singh had got one vote less in the Security Council, he would have lost again.

Astrologers are neither omniscient nor siddhas with super-normal powers. But what our great Rishis have given us, astrology particularly, beats any science
known to mankind, If some astrological giants of India like Dr. B. V. Raman make sound claims on behalf of astrology what respect such a claim deserves must be appreciated.

It will be seen that the astrological prediction came out exactly correct in this case and the assessment of others, if it was done in the manner in which it was said to have been done, did not prove correct. Surprisingly, the details of the voting pattern were not reported in the Indian newspapers and the details about this voting, I have had to collect through the help of a lady-lecturer here in Delhi who teaches International History to her students.

Saint's Blessing
What is more important from my point of view is a happy memory. I had gone to Vrindavan with a friend of mine, Premji, and had taken him to the Katyayani Peeth of which Dr. Nagendra Singh is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. We came to know that Dr. and Mrs. Nagendra Singh were present in the Peeth along with Mouni Baba, the saint. The Mahant of the Peeth immediately informed Dr. Nagendra Singh who asked us to accompany him to meet Mouni Baba. As soon as I went in, touched the feet of Mouni Baba, he wrote out on his slate - “I was praising your astrology just a few minutes before.” I was surprised that Mouni Baba should have paid these compliments to me particularly when I had never made any astrological predictions in his presence. I guessed that Dr. Nagendra Singh had told him about my specific predictions about initial defeats. In his clairvoyant vision Mouni Baba may have seen what I had predicted. 

The point I am stressing is, nothing can ever happen to any individual unless it is indicated and promised in his horoscope. Astrologically or through other occult and esoteric sciences, siddhis of Mahatmas, the same predictions could be made but an astrologer can never be spectacular like them. But still invariably he will be more substantial in giving more details and a time- frame which will surprise everyone. It is not for nothing that an astrologer has been described as Daivagna. Swami Moorkhanandji once told Dr. Caroli and Mr. J.K.P.N. Singh, Member of the Rajya Sabha, that an honest astrologer is able to foresee more that what a siddha or Mahatma can see. I was absent on that occasion.

It is these Mahatmas who inspire us to do astrology and when we compare our astrological analysis with their clairvoyant vision we generally would arrive at the same conclusion. I have generally seen that these Mahatmas rarely make use of their powers to help people. I once met a fakir in Nagpur who threw stones at people and abused them so violently that they ran away. But when I became intimate with him, I found him possessing tremendous miraculous powers. I can say the same thing about the super-normal boy, Brijendra. He has made extraordinary dazzling predictions in my presence to many but if his father were not to interfere with him at all, perhaps Brijendra would have become a world celebrity. I have read stories of clairvoyants of western countries, particularly Mrs. Jean Dixon and Peter Hurkos. But whatever I saw in this small boy of Vrindavan beats the best of what either Mrs. Dixon or Mr. Peter had ever to say. In India, we are not publicity conscious. We do not build up our paranormal persons in the way in which they are doing in the west. The reason perhaps is, we have too many of them and they have too few of them. They get dazzled by the very few they have, we get familiar with the many we have.

(c)   But the most interesting point is this that during that period the wonder boy from Taroli in the Mathura District used to come and stay with me and I had taken him to Dr. Nagendra Singh. The prediction given by Brijendra to Nagendra Singh is there in the article. There I mention that Brijendra said that Dr. Nagendra Singh would be re-elected but for seven years. The tenure of a judge in the International Court of Justice is full nine years. Obviously when this boy said it was for seven years, the meaning was clear, that Dr. Nagendra Singh would live for seven years only. I do not want to discuss that but very clearly Brijendra's prediction given through clairvoyance meant that only.

A letter to the editor in the Astrological Magazine

(March 1989)
Dr. Nagendra Singh's Death

Sir, Successful predictions on the basis of Astrology have been made by Dr. B.V. Raman and others through the pages of the Astrological Magazine. But forecasts made on the basis of clairvoyance may not be known to many. 
One Brijendra of Taroli (Mathura) has been mentioned by Mr. K. N. Rao in the 1984 annual number of the Astrological Magazine (page 62). This boy had predicted that Dr. Nagendra Singh would be re-elected in November 1981 as judge of the International Court but added that it would be for seven years. When everybody knows that the tenure of this office was for nine years, why this limit of seven years? The clairvoyant boy alone knew this. Mr. Nagendra Singh died on 10th  December 1988 after seven years as predicted. Mr. K. N. Rao had also predicted his re-election as against contrary opinions of some heavy-weight astrologers.

Hardoi                   — Dr. (Major) A. P. Singh


An air hostess looked after the needs of Mouni Baba when he was in the house of Dr. Nagendra Singh which, I came to know later, was resented by wives of other important people close to Baba. After 1986, Dr. Nagendra Singh mostly suffered from bad health and was perhaps out of India. At any rate I was not in touch with him and that meant that I lost touch with Mouni Baba also. One day I mentioned it to someone and he told me that Mouni Baba came to Delhi and stayed with Sri Arjun Singh, a well known minister in the cabinet of Rajiv Gandhi. Somehow Mouni Baba came to know of it and I received a message from the house of Sri Arjun Singh that Mouni Baba was there and wanted to meet me.

Sri Arjun Singh sent his car and I reached there. When I saw Mouni Baba with only Mr. and Mrs. Arjun Singh, Mouni Baba told them  “Now that you know Rao, you need not consult any other astrologer.”

One astrologer who boasted of his proximity to Sri Arjun Singh became my enemy for no fault of mine. I have mentioned some of these events in my article on late Sri Arjun Singh in the souvenir SADBHAVANA (produced by Smt. Veena Singh on her father in April 2016).

Some women surrounding mahatmas and looking after them, monopolize everything and do not even allow some other women whom they regard as their rivals to come anywhere near the mahatmas. I never saw it so prominently anywhere else than in the case of Mouni Baba.

The best memory I have of Mouni Baba is that he encouraged astrology as very few saints other than Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, Moorkhanandji (he assumed this name though his guru had given him the name Vidyaranya) and my Guruji encouraged.

I took some of my students also to him once in a while and strangely he blessed none and later told me when I was alone that they had no tapasya to become daivagnas but could be peddlers of a subject in a mercenary way doing more damage to astrology than is good.

Hint about his Samadhi
Had his asan removed from his yagna shala three months before his samadhi is reported in the newspapers.

All great mahatmas give a prior indication about their end but few disciples understand it. My Guruji gave up food totally, lived on tulsi water and kept listening to Srimad Bhagvatam some months be- fore leaving his body. Nagaridas Baba had given his idol of Lord Krishna to Asha Yadav one year before his samadhi. He did tell someone that when he takes samadhi the river Jamuna would be in floods and it was so in 1989 when in Vrindavan we saw torrential rains and Yamuna in big floods.

So many people appear and vanish from our lives leaving memories and if they are mahatmas, memories are divine blissful ones.

(9th  March 2018)

Keywords: Mouni Baba of Ujjain, KN Rao, Journal of Astrology, International Court of Justice, Dr. Nagendra Singh, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu, Rasi, Kundali, Navamsha, Horoscope, Horoscopes,

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