Thursday, February 10, 2005

P.S. Sastri

P.S. Sastri Jyotish, Author & Translator
From a note in one of his books, we learn that Prof. P.S. Sastri, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt, was born on January 22, 1920. He holds degrees in English, Sanskrit, Telugu, Philosophy, Rigveda, Aesthetics & Coleridge, and Indian Philosophy. He is the retired head (1980) of the Department of English at the University of Nagpur. He is the author of nearly 60 books on literature, philosophy, English & Telegu, as well as the author and/or translator of a number of books on astrology. It is said the natural lifespan of man is 120 years. Sastri has reached but 2/3rds of that. In Kali Yuga, he is elderly yet brimming with wisdom & experience. Most people do not live long enough, do not have good enough health in their final years, to attempt what Sastri has attained. In Prof. Sastri, we glimpse what the world could be like, if we lived just a few years more.

On pages 77-78 of Tried Techniques of Predictions & Some Memoirs of an Astrologer, K.N. Rao says, "Parasara has given 55 dashas & Jaimini 44 according to P.S. Sastri whom I rate as the best living astrologer of our decades. He was trained in the Vedas from childhood and can speak extempore in Sanskrit for four hours without notes. He is a double Ph.D. and he was the head of the department of English in Nagpur university. His English translation of Jaimini Sutras is the best I have seen. Yet, he has the modesty to say somewhere in the book that astrology has to be learnt from the right guru as he found many sutras to be too terse."

September, 2004: I hear that Prof. Sastri has passed away. It is a great loss.

Namaste friends,

Sri P.S. Sastry is one of the greatest astrology scholars of the last few decades.

If you are interested in his birthdata, here it is:

Date: January 22, 1920
Time: 11:06:00
Time Zone: 5:30:00 (East of GMT)
Place: 80 E 35' 00", 16 N 15' 00"
Lagna: 25 Pi 40
Moon: 19 Cp 44

Notice the D-24 chart, which shows learning according to Parasara. It has Pisces rising, Mercury in own house in 4th and Jupiter in own sign in 10th! Bhadra and Hamsa yogas apply in D-24.

The 8th house of D-24 has an excellent raja yoga involving 5th lord Moon and 9th lord Mars. This raja yoga in the 8th house in D-24 shows excellent occult knowledge.

May Jupiter's light shine on us,

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Brihaspati Gayatri, Vishwamitra/Gaathina Rishi Rig Veda 6.62.6