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OF VEDIC KNOWLEDGE
two aspects of Vedic science are bound to become much more important
for the future.
Jyotish (astrology) provides for graha shanti or
harmonizing with celestial forces, the powers of time. Vastu
provides griha shanti or peace in the house or dwelling, the forces
of space. These two give us the right orientation in time andspace.
Ayurveda provides deha shuddhi or purification of the body. Yoga
provides chitta-shuddhi or purification of the mind. These two give
us harmony in our personal life of body and mind. Vedanta provides
Self-realization that is the ultimate goal of all these.
Just as with Ayurveda, Western Vedic astrology
students are also interested in mantras, deities and pujas that are
an important part of the system, particularly for remedial measures
(for balancing planetary influences). Ganesha has become the visible
deity of Vedic astrology in the West. Students are also interested
in the planetary deities and the mythology of Vedic astrology.
They see the great wisdom in this subtle science and recognize its