“The guest is God.” (Ancient Hindu Proverb)
Atithidevo Bhava translated from Sanskrit means, “The manu guest is equivalent to God.” Taken from ancient Hindu scripture, the aphorism has been code of conduct for hospitality in Hindu society since time immemorial.
Often referred to as Añjali Mudrā or Pranamasana, the word Namaste in Hindi means, “I bow to the divine in you,” the reason we bow our heads over our hands. Namah in Sanskrit translates to “bow,” “obeisance” or “adoration,” while te in Sanskrit means “to you.”
Alternate translations of the word namaste to consider include: 1) the divine in me recognizes and honours the divine in you; 2) the light in me recognizes and honours the light in you; 3) the light in me recognizes and honours the light in you, while you are free to roam your path—not mine; 4) your shit, not mine (as in: your shit is your shit, my shit is mine).
So… On the one hand we are instructed to treat the other as God, while on the other hand we are instructed to regulate ourselves. Ram Dass said, “Suffering is the sandpaper of our incarnation. It does its job of shaping us.” I feel the same way about metaphorical sandpaper shaping our relationships. Simply by living in servitude to our astrological blueprints, we naturally harmonize with some aspects of some blueprints, while we clash with certain aspects of others. Science would call blueprint harmonization constructive interference, where two vibrational wavelengths enhance each other. Destructive interference, where two vibrational wavelengths cancel each other out, would indicate discordance between blueprints.
Karma Yoga is the primary vehicle of the astrological blueprint. In this definition of the word, karma is synonymous with “service.” We can’t escape karma in these bodies, which are directed by astrological blueprints (contemplate architecture), but we can decide how we express our blueprints—much like we decorate our homes and commercial spaces. We create our realities from four primary vibrational, or universal, expressions: happiness, unhappiness, virtuousness and wickedness. Your astrological blueprint, or natal chart, is a snapshot of the sky (from Earth) at the precise time and location of your birth. Astrological blueprints offer insight into both our strengths (happiness and virtuosity) and weaknesses (unhappiness and wickedness). For purposes of simplification, we could say that our strengths coincide with Light, while our weaknesses coincide with Darkness. Think of the shadowy or dark nature of the blueprint as the default zone when the brain isn’t harmonizing via the Vagus nerve with the heart.
When we place a hand over the sternum in the area of the heart chakra, we stimulate the Vagus nerve, which invites the heart to harmonize its connections with the brain and all other vital organs of the body. Activating the Vagus nerve also signals the Central Nervous System to relax the alerting mechanism found in the reptilian or primal brain. Think fight/flight/freeze (or, fear). Some branches of mysticism believe that humans contain a reptilian brain because we descended from extraterrestrial reptiles. Historical artifacts exist to substantiate but not yet prove the efficacy of ancient, mystical, corroborating theories.
Legends claim that the reptilians are a race of master geneticists who scrambled and limited human DNA a few hundred thousand years ago to tighten control of humans via the moon satellite. According to mythological wisdom traditions spanning the globe, a great galactic war broke out in the cosmos some 364,000 years ago over ownership of the coveted planet Earth. I joke that humans own land, while aliens own planets. The aforementioned reptilian race (also known as the Annunaki) won the war, and there is said to be a nest embedded deep within Earth under present-day Iraq. The Annunaki are also rumoured to be master tunnel builders. For hundreds of thousands of years, the Annunaki’s dark agenda has infected the entire surface of Earth to shepherd us to the current conundrums we face on the planet today. Dating back to October 28, 2011, the veils of control, quarantine or containment began to lift, signaling the end of the Annunaki’s reign. And, as of December 21, 2012 (the end of Mayan calendar), the Annunaki no longer own the sparkling blue jewel tucked away on the outskirts of the universe. That said, the conservatives, I mean the Annunaki, aren’t giving up possession without a fight.
Interestingly science has discovered that an ancient, precise, genetic fusion between two human chromosomes (no. 2 and no. 7) occurred approximately two hundred thousand years ago. Science would argue that intentionality implies purpose, but the fusion of pre-existing DNA cannot be explained by evolution or science, because the fusion happened too fast. The tweaking of two letters of DNA on the Fox P-2 gene on chromosome no. 7, for instance, allow for complex speech, so scientists do not currently suspect foul play. Scientists do, however, know that Neanderthal and human walked Earth together, which means that humans did not descend from Neanderthals. Evidence, in fact, exists that humans actually bred with Neanderthals.
What scientists have termed “junk DNA” is said to be the scrambled DNA from the genetic tweaking approximately 200,000 years ago. Humans were limited from 12 strands to 2 strands of DNA—what we know today as the double helix.
Converging with Yoga as a sister science, astrological blueprint theory (that is, astrology) suggests that we regulate ourselves, and by extension one another through the mirror effect (which requires solitude, silence and introspection), in accordance with our inner urgings—whether others agree with us or not.
In Book One of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Samadhi Padi or Portion on Contemplation, Swami Satchidananda’s translation of Sutra 33 reads, “By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.”
Satchidananda wrote in his commentary, “Whether you are interested in reaching samadhi or plan to ignore Yoga entirely, I would advise you to remember at least this one Sutra. … You may not have any great goal in your life, but just try to follow this one Sutra very well and you will see its efficacy.”
In Sutra 33, Patanjali offers four keys to open the four kinds of locks in the world. The four keys—friendliness, compassion, delight and disregard—unlock the four locks: sukha, duhkha, punya and apunya. Sukha refers to happy forces, duhkha to unhappy forces, punya to virtuous forces, and apunya to wicked forces. I’ve replaced the word “people” (which Satchidananda used) with the word “forces.”
Astrological blueprints adeptly explain why different people do things differently. People born under similar sky conditions may be similar in thought inclination and attitudinal demonstration, but circumstance and interdimensional intention play greater roles in shaping behaviour than astrology. Remember that the natal chart is an inescapable yet flexible blueprint secluded to one singular parenthesis in time. Overlap could be argued, but we won’t wander off on that tangent here. Expanding on Patanjali’s work instead, let’s now assume that the four locks correlate with the four main categories of universal expression: happy, unhappy, virtuous and wicked.
Using the friendliness key means that we can be happy for happy people regardless of what kind of day we’re having. Opposite of happiness, we use the compassion key when those around us have vibrated themselves into an undesirable mood. With respect to virtuosity, we celebrate the beauty and accomplishments of others. Both friendliness and delight override jealousy. Tantra Yoga says be the perfect you. This means we delight in people being perfectly imperfectly themselves. Feel inspired, instead of jealous or threatened, by people who have accomplished greats feats of wonderfulness in this life.
To glean more understanding about the wicked lock, acquaint yourself with the work of Dr. George K. Simon Jr. in the field of psychology. He specializes in character disturbances, personality disorders and psychopathy. If you sense any judgments arising towards others with respect to the four locks, whisper silently to yourself, bless your spirit. Navigating the world of light and dark forces requires overriding dark inclinations and being as you as you can be—regardless of external opinions and approval.
I tend to think of the four locks as wavelengths. Consider that your brain is an electromagnetic receiver attuning to available wavelengths in alignment with outgoing signals. Rewiring the brain requires willingness to change. Nothing can change in a state of denial. I see most predominantly that we are either a) in denial of dark forces in general, or that we are b) in denial about the capacity of the dark forces to destroy us.
Let’s look at reality, keeping in mind that there’s a difference between being realistic and accepting the reality.
Banks and bureaucracies crash economies by allowing inflation to exist. Bureaucracies are nonessential authorities within governments mismanaging money (i.e. tax dollars) as well as legislation. Bureaucracies are responsible for perpetuating multitrillion dollar war culture. Bureaucracies pit ordinary citizens against one another via political, cultural and ethnic affiliations as well as geographical boundaries. Conservatives, for example, hate terrorists and recipients of social assistance because conservative political parties spread misinformation about how tax dollars are being managed. If a country like Canada sells weapons to a country like Israel, who then bombs, kills and dislocates Syrians (for example), Canada is then expected to pay war reparations out to Syria as well as bring refugees from Syria into Canada. Refugees are expected to work, and as far as I’m aware, only receive social assistance payments for one year. If you think that’s a total waste of money, you can’t blame the refugees.
Canadian citizens access social services for various reasons, and the overdose and suicide death tolls are directly related to world war culture, budget cuts and social services being frozen. Meanwhile the cost of living continues to increase (hello, inflation), and then somehow military efforts are continuously expanded—in the name of “social welfare.” Tell me again how bureaucracies aren’t weapons of mass destruction?
The war against communism is a war against poor people and the resources of Earth. After learning about the history of twentieth century war world, I’m convinced that “communist” is a catch word to stimulate public uproar like “jobs.” As if war isn’t the most bloody expensive “social program” funded by tax dollars. People either forget or don’t know that the original purpose of income tax revenue was to fund “social programs,” which, when you think about it, was code for war. Newsflash folks: twentieth century war culture lives on, war is the most profitable industry on the planet, and taxpayers are paying for it.
Socialism and supporting people to be independent of other people through genuine social programs are not the same thing. Socialism strips people of their rights. So, I guess then in terms of politics that is how Conservatives, Liberals and NDP are behaving with respect to cannabis legalization in Canada—like socialists. All of them.
Two hundred Canadians dying daily of drug overdoses isn’t simply tragic; in the face of housing and opiate crises, these deaths are the result of an insidious systemic genocide called Capitalism. Rent and cost of living increases are unethical in the wake of housing crises. The government doing nothing to halt and reverse the climbing costs of everyday living is genocide.
In her book, Family of Light, Barbara Marciniak wrote, “Knowing takes courage. … It can be weightless, and yet the densest and heaviest energy you would ever hold or pass through. Many turn their backs on knowing, and some run the other way. Some have no idea… not the foggiest clue to the experience…”
Apathy towards corruption is renounced knowing, cognitive sloth and willful ignorance. Apathy is the root cause of genocide. Conservatives want people dead because dead people don’t drain resources. The sense of entrapment at the bottom, however, is an illusion because we could and all do eventually “die.” Personally, I’d rather live because the last thing I want to do is watch, from the bleachers, people pretend to care for five seconds that I died. What can I do in an astral body from the bleachers in a physical reality anyways, other than broadcast my feelings and thoughts?
Suicide is tapping out. The idea that he could tap out at any time comforted Hunter S. Thompson throughout his outrageously spectacular life. Thompson tapped out at age 67. Anthony Bourdain (a Cancer, like Thompson), tapped out at age 62. Chris Cornell, also a Cancer, was 52. The list could go on. We can’t control the choices others make for themselves, no, but we can promote flourishing (rather than floundering) environments for people to live and thrive within. If you’re a staunch conservative, stop pretending you care that people commit suicide—or even contract illness for that matter. Cancer is a capitalism gene. Voting conservative in elections perpetuates mass illness. I feel the same way about staunch conservatives that I feel about staunch feminists and staunch vegans. To be fair, it’s challenging to argue with feminists given the current climate of jobs and weather warfare, but not everyone boasts the immune system of a thoroughbred like competitive vegans. It’s like they’re influenced by capitalism or something.
Extreme imbalance on either end of the spectrum isn’t solving anything. Love without light creates chaos. We require the information of intelligence (light) to order love. Extreme imbalance only causes further division. We must instead cooperate and merge our 8 billion minds to walk the middle way. That said, it’s time we as global communities collapse crown control and transmute contemporary politics from lead to gold.
When we realize what we’re dealing with here, there’s no point in being mean to it. That lesson took me a long time to learn. Notice where indifference and compassion differ: they open different locks. Swami Satchidananda’s translation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 33 doesn’t mention anything about these keys being interchangeable. Remembering Yogi Bhajan’s fourth Sutra of the Aquarian Age, though, I tend to consider indifference an act of compassion.
Brain cells called neurocardiocytes compose sixty percent of the heart. The electromagnetic field of the heart is larger than the electromagnetic field of the brain. Remember we place a hand on the heart to harmonize the heart with the brain. Without activating the 40,000 sensory neurites (that is, brain cells) in the heart, genius may flourish temporarily in a nanosecond of Time, but is ultimately destructive. JFK spoke of the Dark Forces of Science in reference to man-made Armageddon. In 1650, Francis Bacon proclaimed that the mission of modern science was to obtain knowledge that could be used to dominate and control nature. Darwin’s unintentional modus operandi “survival of the fittest” translated to “survival of the upper class”—or rather, unnatural selection. Darwin actually said “strongest,” not fittest. Unnatural selection has not surprisingly proliferated war.
Not only is legalizing the mechanistic treatment of humans and animals destructive, it’s psychopathic. I don’t know what to make of human beings who think we are militants and machines. I can’t help but think that these people have been so deeply indoctrinated in colonialism that they aren’t thinking for themselves. It is said, by the way, that the Annunaki introduced colonialism to the world.
In 1930, astronomer, physicist and mathematician Sir Arthur Eddington said, “It is difficult for the matter-of-fact physicist to accept the view that the substratum of everything is of mental character.”
“Mental” and “character” weigh equal importance in that statement.
Astronomer, physicist and mathematician Sir James Jeans (1877-1946) added the following sentiment: “… the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the Universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine.”
To round out the discussion, German physicist and founding father of quantum mechanics Max Planck said, “Science progresses one funeral at a time.”
Both astrology and yoga, which are sister sciences, teach us how to be honest with ourselves about ourselves without taking the information we discover too personally. Astrology is the science of the stars, while yoga is the science of the mind. The mind is a soul, and your astrology chart is the blueprint for your soul to operate within during this lifetime. This is the regulation that namaste is referring to. Know yourself, and, as this fundamental principle of Yoga suggests, regulate yourself, too.
The questions to answer then become… Who are the “wicked”? And… What indeed does “disregard toward the wicked” mean?