What are the Veda?

I’ve made this video to give you an inside look into my course on the Veda, entitled Śāstra and Bhakti, “The Role of Sacred Text in Gauḍīya Bhakti.” There are four different ways you can take the course: by self-study, guided-study, group-classes, or private classes. All four include PDF notes for each session. These notes…

Homosexual Heavens

I recently made a Facebook post with positive regard for America’s legalization of same-sex marriage. In the ensuing conversation someone stated that there is no such thing as homosexual marriage in Vedic culture. You can follow the link above to read the whole deal if you want, let’s not rehash it here. Let’s go straight to…

Predictions of Liberation or Enlightenment Are a Bogus Hoax

Astrologers can be extremely pompus at our worst moments, but never are we more presumptuous, over-adoring of the potentials of astrology, and under-aware of its limits, than when we claim to state on the basis of astrology whether or not a person will attain mokṣa (emancipation from the cycle of birth and death). Emancipation is beyond matter. It…

Nakṣatra are NOT Ruled by Planets

Stars (the 27 Nakṣatra) have no “planetary ruler” as the signs do. Planets and nakṣatra are related only for the sake of calculating daśās, and every daśā system relates the two  differently. If you want to understand the 27 nakṣatras (Indian Fixed Stars) forget about these temporary correlations and instead focus on the deva (divinity)…

“OK People LOOK…” Vedic Tropical vs Sidereal Madness!

At the beginning of 2012 I finished my research into the actual definition of the zodiac in Sanskrit, Indian classical literature. I came undeniably to the conclusion that a lunar “zodiac” of 27 divisions exists in sidereal space. And that a solar zodiac of 12 divisions coexists in tropical space. It was not hard to…

In my time of need…

It is a Vedic tradition that teachers, philosophers, students, reseaerchers, and so on would go to other members of society to humbly beg support for their sustinence. I have come to circumstances that require me to stand humbly at your doorstep with folded palms, asking for your donation and support, “bhiksham dehi.” If you would…

Sidereal Zodiac Signs in Rg Veda???

In response to my most recent video, someone sent me this article by G.K.GOEL of Vihar, New Delhi, asking for my comments… Zodiac signs were visualized by ancient sages in the sky, along the path of the earth around the Sun. Or is it the path of the Sun around the Earth? It’s not terribly important to…

Time Travel & Time Zones in the Universe

The simplest truth about time is that it is not what we commonly think it is. We think of it as being a constant flow; like a drum-beat against which the song of the universe plays. But really it is a dancer moving to create the rhythms required by the universes’ song. Ontology of Time…

Discussion on Vedic Astrology

Astro Dienst recently published my article, Vedic Astrology – What It Is and What It’s Not. An interesting discussion then arose on their forum. The text in quoted format are things posted in response to my article, to which I am replying. There is a lot of cherishing for the indian astrology in this article….

“Vedic Astrology” – There is no Such Thing!…???

Well, the truth is that the term “Vedic Astrology” was invented in the early 1980s, amidst the popularity of ’70s India-movements like ISKCON (“Hare Krishna”) and TM (“Transcendental Meditation”) and their love for using the word Vedic in an alluring, attractive manner – referring loosely to just about anything that could be written in Sanskrit…

Key Phrases for House Lords

Today, at the most auspicious moment, I began writing a new book on astrology. The title is most likely, “VEDIC ASTROLOGY – That’s Practical & Doesn’t Suck.” Here are some of the chapter titles from Part 6. They serve well as key phrases to understand the primary area affected by each house lord. 1st Lord…