What is Jyotish?
Astrology is called “Jyotish” in Sanskrit, meaning “science of light.” Jyotish is the science of understanding the subtle influences that come to us from the universe. These influences are a reflection of the law of karma. Here, both fate and free will operate. Fate means that our present circumstances are a result of our actions from previous lives. The external events of our lives are ruled by past karma - over this we have little control. Free will means that our future is shaped by our actions in the present. Jyotish can help us to understand how to optimize our potential so our lives develop according to our true destiny. It gives us an idea of the trends and periods of life - when to act and when not to act. It offers practical remedies that can help to alleviate areas of difficulty in life.
Someone once asked Mother: “Amma, what is the purpose of astrology and pujas when we have the Guru?”
Amma replied: “When one is completely surrendered to the guru, the planets stop acting and the guru takes over completely… when that happens there is no need for astrology or pujas”. She went on to say with the next breath, however, that She has seen very few with that level of surrender. So, while we are on the way to cultivating that supreme surrender to the guru, knowledge of astrology can be beneficial.
Vilasitha will be giving jyotish readings this year. She has been a Amma’s devotee since 2001. She has provided Jyotish consultations during Amma’s programs in USA, Europe and India. With Amma’s blessing, Vilasitha is visiting various satsangs and centers next few months. Revenues support Amma’s humanitarian activities.
Where and when?
US Tour Schedule and Appointment
For further information, entire US tour schedule and appointment kindly visit www.amritapuja.org/jyotish.html. This webpage has information for various questions - uncertain birth times, what you can ask, FAQ and more.
The cost for the Jyotish consultations is the same as during Amma’s World Tour, $60 per half-hour. longer appointments are also available. Payment may be made by cash or check payable to “MA Center”, and given to the astrologer at the end of the reading.
Recording the Sessions
Recording the sessions is encouraged, and everyone may bring their own recorder.
The main remedies offered by Jyotish for bringing balance into life involve the wearing of gemstones, performance of pujas (sacred rituals designed to remove harmful forces or enhance positive forces),and performance of personal sadhanas. Sadhana, pujas and gemstones may be recommended.