Scriptures or no Scriptures?

It’s a personal choice. 

When were the scriptures conceived?

When good times ruled the planet. 

Do good times rule the planet currently?

No.

Sure, the conceivers extrapolated to level n to accommodate for the warpedness of future times to come.

However, did they accommodate enough?

Does one want to take that chance?

I don’t. 

That’s my choice. 

I’m happy with my choice. 

I get by. 

How?

Common-sense is a huge ally. 

Slowly, intuition has become a good friend too. 

What helps greatly is that when we were learning the abc, I paid attention. 

Basic community Jyotish rules from good lineages are there. 

What lies on top of these, however, is adaptation. 

Every situation makes one grow. 

Every reading has something to teach.

Ever so often, one discovers a new meaning related to Jyotish protagonists.

One builds one’s repertoire. 

When the next situation comes along, one is more prepared. 

Scriptures were written in the form of Sutras. 

Sutras are threads than can be stretched into infinity. 

The brain plays with these threads and stretches them. 

It’s intuition that stretches these threads. 

Where do these threads lead?

To the source of all knowledge.

They’ve come from that source. 

Once doesn’t necessarily need a thread to connect to the source of all knowledge.

A thread is merely a crutch. 

One can connect to the source of all knowledge by using the chart itself. 

One can delve into the chart mentally and teleport into infinity. For a flash of a second. When one comes back, it is perhaps with a huge insight. 

What is the mechanism?

Querist’s circumstance.

His or her distress. 

Situation potency.

Astrologer’s approach. 

Expericene.

Arsenal. 

Equally potent rebuttal based on all of the above factors and…

… the chart.

One plunges into chart with everything one’s got. 

Loss of sense of place and time for a miniscule portion of time.

Mind has gone to the place of all knowledge, catalysed by circumstance, distress, approach, experience, arsenal, potency and chart.

Mind comes back within milliseconds.

It doesn’t come back empty-handed. 

This works. 

Warped times demand radical approaches. 

One makes one’s own rules.

Rules that are befitting. 

Rules that can beat the warp.

What’s the deal with Qualification? 

There’s degrees. 

Fair enough. 

That’s how the world knows you’re qualified. 

How do you know you’re qualified? 

Meaning, you might have a degree, but you might be rusting. 

What keeps you on your toes? 

What tells you whether you are up to delivering quality readings, again and again and again? 

Nature. 

Nature keeps throwing tests at you. 

A tricky case. 

A tricky time. 

You’re fighting your own demons. 

The person in need is still expecting you to deliver. 

He or she is hanging on your words. 

You know when you’ve delivered. 

You also know when you’ve not. 

When a high-quality reading emanates from you, your confidence-level soars. You carry this confidence-level into your next reading. So on and so forth. You’re on a high. 

Then, a big one comes along. 

It can be a life and death scenario. 

Life-changing situation.

Something major. 

Can you read the situation properly? 

Are you able to control distress-levels? The one in need will be distressed. 

Solution? 

Nailed? 

Do your words hit home? 

Can you pull him or her out? 

Do you pass your test? 

You can even pass without finding a solution where there’s no solution. 

Then you try and find a course. 

Also, you try and find the right words. 

The bottom-line is pass or fail – for you. 

You will know your result. 

It will dawn upon you. 

What was the level of the examination? 

Was it a Bachelor’s? 

Master’s? 

PhD? 

Post-doc? 

Professorship? 

There are as many levels as there are universes. 

Yeah, Nature makes the Astrologer give many exams. 

Over the years, you know your level. 

Low? 

High? 

Whatever. 

You know it. 

The person receiving your reading will also feel it. 

Wonderful. 

If your qualification is very high, there’s no need to advertise it. Hubris is your nemesis. 

If you’re not moving up as you’d like to, keep trying. This is your journey. Go for it. It can be a highly fulfilling journey. 

What matters in the end? 

Qualification? 

In my opinion… 

… no. 

Then why this whole discussion? 

It’s better to address the topic. The issue of qualification and its value does come up during the Astrologer’s tenure. 

So, what really matters then. 

Again, in my opinion,… 

… it’s how many lives you’ve changed and how many people you’ve moved. 

That’s what matters in the end.