Doing Your Dharmest
I love seeing people doing their Dharma.
I’ve pretty often given specific unusual predictions (e.g. you will be forming a healing clinic in your mother’s home), only to find that the person is doing exactly that.
I love to see that! It’s not really for ego’s sake. (Although I try not to have ego in predictions, there’s a little there.)
I just love to see people doing what they are meant to do, their destiny, their duty, their Dharma.
It’s like what my teacher’s teacher said about Westerners: “Why would you want to avoid your Dharma when doing your Dharma is hard enough as it is?”
What about when someone is built to do something that is not helpful to themselves or others?
I’ve seen enough charts that I can say that I have hardly ever seen this. But what about it? I suppose that’s Dharma too, but let me share with you another observation: any given arrangement in the chart can be actuated one of three ways: Sattvicly, Rajasicly, or Tamasicly. So any arrangement in our personality can be pursued for the better, or only for ourselves, or for the worst.
Your choice, always.
And isn’t that the meaning of religion: to veer us to the better choice when our natures alone can not decide?
If we were lazy, we could be thieves, for example, but that would be awful and there are repercussions. If we are better than that, intention-wise, we cantransform those energies for the best we can be in this lifetime. There are repercussions to that too, for the better.
Use your energy, whatever it may be, for the better. Most people I know do do things in the better ways. Some do them in the best.
All of that, any of that, is doing our Dharma. It’s typically hard to face our configuration and make it work in the best way. Work is Artha, the next step after Dharma and the result of Dharma. Artha is then the foundation for Kama,desire, which then yields to Moksha, or liberation!
We get three progressive cycles of this set of four in our lives, giving us the twelve houses.
It’s another beautifully orchestrated system within the Self and hence naturally within astrology.
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Renay Oshop - teacher, searcher, researcher, immerser, rejoicer, enjoying the interstices between Twitter, Facebook, and journals.