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H.D.G. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

H.D.G. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

H.D.G. Bhakti Tirtha Swami

H.D.G. Bhakti Tirtha Swami

H.H. Radhanath Swami

H.H. Radhanath Swami

VEDIC SCIENCES

The Vedas have 1130 branches of knowledge. We are going to explain 3 of them which are the most famous.

1. Jyotish - Vedic astrology

2. Vastu - Vedic science about healthy living

3. Ayur veda - Vedic medicine

Our association co-operates with Croatian leading experts in each of these fields so if someone is interested, let us know. So let's start successively...

Jyotish

Jyotish

Jyotish (jhoti-light, ista – part of God that creates), briefly told, it represents God's light. Indian sages, so called rsis, owned knowledge of Vedic astrology (Jyotish) 8000 years ago. That knowledge exists even today in tradition of Indian civilization. Jyotish is a part of the Vedas, precisely it belongs to the vedanta which is a part of the Vedas and it is used for their correct implementation. In such a primary form jyotish represented the knowledge of astronomic motions which are used for correct exploitation of the Vedas.

Why do we need Jyotish today?
Vedic astrology or Jyotish helps us to reveal characteristics of our character and internal conflicts, in other words, it shows our karma which we bring from previous life and the way how it manifests in present and future. Jyotish reveals compatibility of partners, in other words, mutual correspondence of partners which in Indian tradition represents the practice of counseling and it is being done before every marriage. Jyotish combines 40 branches of the Vedas and its deep, hidden knowledge, which was added to the Vedas, has been often forgotten through the history because of a great ignorance and a wrong access.

Where are the roots of Jyotish and is there the founder of Jyotish?
Jyotish has its roots in ancient sanskrit scripts, the Vedas and ancient Indian sage and saint, Vyasadeva noted them down. Vyasadeva divided ancient Indian knowledge to four basic groups and in this way the four Vedas (Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva) came into existence. Itihasas (Ramayana, Mahabharata) and Puranas are also added to this group. Actually, the study of Jyotish is based on authoritative script, Hora Sastra which was composed by Maharisni Parashara, the sage; it is supposed he had lived about the year 2350. B.C. Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra (BPHS) which means „The great script about astrology by the saint Parashara“ and in the beginning it was transmitted by word of mouth. Therefore this text is considered as the „Bible“ of Jyotish. Parashara got the knowledge about Jyotish from his teacher, Saunaka, Saunaka got this knowledge from Narada Muni and he got this knowledge from his father, the Lord Brahma. In the BPHS Parashara quotes that the Lord Vishnu transmitted Jyotish to Brahma and in the beginning of cosmic cycle Brahma transmitted it to the saint sages who transmitted it further to their disciples. Hora Sastra is a dialogue which is carried on between Parashara and his disciple, Maitreya. It is noted down in verses.


What is the difference between vedic and western astrology?
Vedic astrology or Jyotish is based on sidereal zodiac (compared with tropical zodiac which is used in western astrology). Tropical (out of Greek word tropos – revolution) indicates the usage of a movable zodiac while sidereal (star-lit) uses fixed stars, so- called naksatras. About 2000 years ago, in the time of Ptolomeus, two zodiacs were concurring and during the time tropical zodiac maintained although it's astronomic imprecise. In other words, the zero degree of the Aries begins every year in the time of spring equinox and because of the rotation of the earth around its axis, the point of equinox always moves. That means that the zero degree of the Aries is moved for about 50 seconds every year. This oscillation comes to about 23 degrees till today. On the other hand, sidereal zodiac uses the stars or constellations and because of that it is known as fixed zodiac. Difference between two zodiacs is called ayanamsa. Sum of ayanamsa is subtracted from the position of planets in tropical zodiac in order to come to the position in sidereal zodiac. Difference is about 23 degrees. In most cases the position is moved for one sign backwards (if the sun is situated in Pisces in tropical zodiac, in sidereal zodiac it will be situated in Aquarius). The position of the sun takes a specific place in Jyotish, but the accent is also on the position of the moon and the ascendant. That's because the moon represents our mind where are stored all experiences that were lived in this world as well as memories of our previous lives.


Vastu

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Vastu is the philosophy and the practice of healthy living. It comes from India. It is said that our flat or our house are also our body. If energies in a home aren't balanced, tenants will be ill and there will be poor prosperity. The most serious diseases can appear as well as large losses of belongings and spiritual progress.

Vastu (it's pronounced with a short „a“) in sanskrit means „Nature and environment“. A word Vastu (with a long „a“) refers to all kind of buildings. The use of Vastu for housing and working structures protects from subtle, negative influences and it attracts positive energies in order to preserve and enlarge health, prosperity and wisdom. Good and bad energies from the nature are equally real as well as their effects on your body and mind. The whole science of Vastu is an art about arrangements of a home and an office in order to attract favorable influences and to decline unfavorable influences of the nature.

Vastu is based on scientific energetic principles which were explained in the oldest scripts in the world. The science about Vastu is a part of the Sthapatya Veda which is a part of the Atharva Veda. The last one is considered as one of the four Vedas which form together thousands of volumes. The four Vedas are consisted of philosophical discussions, Upanishadas; these are educational discussions between the sages (rishis) and their disciples.


So check the energies of nature that you live with, open your place of living to favorable influences of the nature, decline its negative energies and experience significant improvement in your office or home. If you can't or don't want to decline physically negative influences of the nature, there are so-called TOOLS and with their help you can do it up to 98 %. They function on a subtle level because elementary forces are also subtle.

We'll show you what are those tools and how they function. You can order them at our address which is in an attachment of the text.

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The tools consist of YANTRAS which can be on a paper, on a metal or three-dimensional. Meru chakra and Vastu pyramid are three-dimensional. There are adequate Yantras for each cardinal point. There are two Yantras for the north, the north-east, for the east and the south-east. So there is a set of 11 Yantras.

Now, we are going to describe shortly how mentioned tools function.


Sri yantra

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The oldest-universal and the most powerful. Attracts spiritual and material prosperity.
We suggest to install it at the entrance of your house or flat, above the door; the best is to install it on the internal side, the format A5 or larger. It is also installed on the north and the north-east walls of your flat if there are no windows and no doors. Smaller formats are intended to be carried in your wallet or pocket. You can also put a glass (ewer) of water on it and if you drink that water, you'll achieve better results.

Nrsimha yantra
Vasati yantra of Mars. It protects you (your spirituality and wealth) from negative subtle and physical forces in general or when you have a bad position of Mars in personal horoscope or Vastu disarrangement in the south. It's recommended to install it at the entrance of your flat or room and on the south walls. The smaller format is used to be carried with you or to put water on it.

Krsna Gayatri
Vasati yantra of the moon. It attracts spiritual and material happiness when it's installed on the north-west of the flat if there is no opening in the wall. The other use is as with previous yantras.

Ramachandra yantra

Or yantra of the sun. It helps to achieve good health and spiritual progress when it's installed on the east of the flat if there is no opening in the wall. The other use is as with previous yantras.

Vasati yantra of Vamana
Yupiter-Ketu yantra. When you install it on the north-east side of the flat, it helps to achieve spiritual and material prosperity. It balances energies when there is no opening in the wall on that side. The other use is like with previous yantras.

Budha yantra
Yantra of Mercury. It corrects the north imperfections which cover favorable influences of Mercury and north energies which are very important for money and education. The other use is as with previous yantras.

Vastupurusha yantra
Dikdoshanashaka yantra. It corrects Vastu imperfections that were made by diagonal construction of the flat according to the cardinal points and when the rooms aren't properly arranged according to the cardinal points. The other use is as with previous yantras.

Parashurama yantra
Yantra of Venus. It influences on peace of the mind and relationships between opposite sexes if you put it on the south-east side of your flat. It also corrects Vastu imperfections on that cardinal point. The other use is as with previous yantras.


Kurma yantra/Rahu yantra
It influences on success in business, protects from enemies and brings success in general. It also corrects Vastu imperfections on that cardinal point. The other use as with previous yantras.


Matsya yantra
Yupiter-Tetu yantra. When you install it on the north-east side of the flat it helps to achieve spiritual and material prosperity. It brings strength, control and authority and it stimulates business and business interests. It balances energies when there is no opening in the wall on that cardinal point. The other use as with previous yantras.

We wish lots of health and success to all of you!

 

Ayurveda

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Ayurveda is the integer system of healing. Ayu means „life“ and veda means „knowledge“. Therefore Ayurveda means „the science about life“. Ayurveda was noted down in sanskrt in the Vedas 5000 years ago. The knowledge included in Ayurveda is permanently valuable. The science of Ayurveda isn't based on changeable facts. It doesn't depend upon imperfections and incorrectness’s of the empiric (western) medical science. Ayurveda is the knowledge that isn't limited by some period of time and explanations that are mentioned here will be useful to the reader during the whole life. Ayurveda contains eight basic branches of medicine: pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, geriatrics, otolaryngology, common medicine and surgery.

Ayurveda doesn't include only science but also religion (yoga) and philosophy. Ayurveda is the knowledge about the way the truth reflects in life. Ayurveda is not just a system of medicine but the science about raising the state of health in order to increase our well-being and happiness in every way. It shows us, not just how to treat a disease, but also in what way to live and how to achieve natural health, harmony, blissfulness and how to make maximal use of our abilities in order to achieve the final goal; perfect health and happiness. Harmony and blissfulness is our natural condition. In order to maintain that condition we have to be acquainted with our nature and live in harmony with it and our real needs. That is the key of health.

That is the science about SELF-CARE which teaches us to live healthy and happy till the death and in next life. Nobody except ourselves can't grant us perfect health, i.e. physical and mental health, blissfulness and eternity. Anybody can and must learn practical knowledge  about self-healing which are given in Ayurveda. Anybody can completely eliminate or significantly reduce disease by balancing all energies in the body. Ayurveda teaches that a human being is a microcosms, i.e. cosmos within cosmos. Existence of an individual is inseparable from the entire cosmic manifestation. Ayurveda observes health and disease in as a whole, considering close connection between personal and cosmic spirit, personal and cosmic consciousness, energy and matter. Ayurveda clearly explains basic laws and principles which control the life on the earth.

To understand Ayurveda means understanding powers which cause our well-being as well as powers which cause our diseases. Sushruta and Charaka Samhita is the essential explanations of Ayurveda which are available today and they give instructions for health.  In the work Sutra Sthan, Sushruta says that there is a perfect health when there are three factors:

a) all doshas (energies) have to be in adequate balance
b) all senses have to function harmoniously
c) the soul has to be blissful

What does Ayurveda offer – basic goal and postulates of Ayurveda
1. Achieving natural health
2. Protection or maintaining of our health in its entirety (gross and subtle material body)
3. Final liberation from suffering and blissfulness in this life

The final goal can be achieved by complete following of regular daily behavior and seasonal regulations, by taking substances for long life and rejuvenation and yoga exercises. That kind of complete following is a condition for success, i.e. permanent health and harmony. Complete access of Ayurveda is based on natural stimulus in the body in order to protect life. In the Charaka Samhita it is written that every living being has three elementary or inherent instincts or desires:

-    instinct for self-protection or protection of life
-    instinct for well-being and
-    instinct for self-realization.

From the beginning of life there is an instinct for protection from negative influences and actions. We feel that we should be healthy, eternal and blissful. Health, harmony, eternity and blissfulness are our natural characteristics. We don't know how to achieve that. Ayurveda gives us practical knowledge in order to achieve that. If we don't want that or we don't know how, we have to suffer. Harmony means that this gross body, subtle body (mind, intelligence and false ego) and soul function together-naturally. Eternity means that we don't born anymore and we don't die (that's life in spiritual, not in this material world). Blissfulness means that we are always happy.

Ayurveda speaks richly about perfect health and how to achieve it. It speaks about who is considered oneself as perfectly healthy person. The one whose physical energies (vata, pitta, kapha) are in balance with well balanced digestion and metabolism (agni), whose activity of body tissues and secretion of wasted substances is regularly and who acts properly in blissful state of existence, is really (perfectly) healthy person.

Ayurvedic life regulations for natural health
Every serious student of Ayurveda should make a program for his own life according to these regulations. He should write this down and follow it strictly. That kind of Ayurvedic natural way of living should become natural need and practice of every human being. We are responsible and obliged to take care of ourselves. If we follow Ayurvedic prescribed regulations of life during the whole life, we can achieve long life, health and blissfulness.

Ayurveda recommends three essential, first of all preventive, principles and regulations for this purpose:
1. Personal hygiene and practice.
Daily regulations, seasonal regulations (during seasons of the year) and ethical or moral regulations are included here. Regular everyday nourishment, physical, mental and spiritual harmony is also included.

2. Method of long life, rejuvenation and refreshing.
Rejuvenated and refreshing substances are used here. These are special herbs which delay oldness and give strength, immunity, improve mental efficiency and increase vitality. Aphrodisiac herbs which increase fertility and sexual power are included here.

3. Yoga exercises (asanas).
This is a special discipline and as a form of medicine it is considered as a part of rejuvenated method in Ayurveda. Yoga exercises keep coarse body and mind efficient and they give stability and prevent getting old and diseases.


The process of healing

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For permanent recovery everyone should firstly eliminate causes of disease, i.e. reject wrong nourishment and the way of living and then apply the process of purification and healing. If we don't eliminate mentioned causes, disease will return again.