Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sage Parashara on longevity.

Jyothisha foresees 1000s of years of life for one born under certain horoscopic indications.

Such a probability is unbelievable, but then such horoscopic indications also are very rare.

Very long life is envisaged for sages and Siddha purushas only.

Perhaps this explains how sage Agasthya was able to make visits periodically

in different stories of the past.

Vasishta, one of the sapta rishis also is said to live for the entire duration

of Brahma's age of 100 years of Para.


-jayasree.


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From the chapter on longevity

by sage Parashara in his

"Brihat parashara hora"


Parashar temple at Mandi



24-29. FULL LIFE SPAN OF VARIOUS LIVING BEINGS:


I now tell you the full life span figures for various living beings.

Gods and sages enjoy endless life span (i.e. in astronomical

proportions as against ordinary mortals).

The full life span of

eagles, owls, parrots, crows, and snakes is one thousand years.

Falcon, monkey, bear, and frog - the full span of life in these cases

is 300 years.

Demon's life span is full 150 years

while it is 120 years for human beings.

32 years for horses,

25 years for donkeys and camels,

24 years for oxen and buffalos,

20 years for peacocks,

16 years for goats and rams,

14 years for swans,

12 years for cuckoo, dog, and dove,

8 years for hens etc., and

7 years for birds etc. -

these are full life spans for various living beings.


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52. (Parasara replies): These are seven-fold, viz.

Balarishta, yogaristha, short, medium, long, super-natural (Divya),

and illimitable.



53-54. The life span in Balarishta is 8 years,

in Yogarishta 20 years;

in short, medium and long lives 32, 64, and 120 years in order

are the spans.

Super natural life span is for 1000 years.

Above this supernatural life span of 1000 years

it is Amitayu or

illimitable longevity which can be acquired only by Merits.



55. LIMITLESS LONGEVITY:

Should Cancer ascend with Jupiter and the Moon there in

while Venus and Mercury are in angles and

others are in 3rd, 6th, and 11th,

the native will obtain limitless longevity.


56. SUPER-NATURAL LONGEVITY:

One having benefics in angles/trines as malefics are in 3rd, 6th, and 11th

will obtain super-natural life span (one thousand years).

The 8th house in this case should be one of benefic-owned signs.


57. LIVING TILL THE END OF YUGA:

One born in Cancer ascendant will live till the end of the yuga

if Jupiter is in an angle and be in Gopuramsa

while Venus is in a trine and be in Paaravatamsa.

(note:- Jupiter in Gopuramsa means Jupiter in the same sign (vargotthama)

in 4 divisional charts of the Dasa varga (10 division) charts.

Venus in Paaravatamsa means Venus in the same sign

in 6 divisional charts of the Dasa varga.)


58. LIVING THE LIFE SPAN OF A SAGE:

Jupiter in Simhasanamsa being in the ascendant,

Saturn in Devalokamsa,

and Mars in Paaravatamsa -

if these are so, one will enjoy the life

span as due to a sage.

(note:- Jupiter in Simhasanamsa means Jupiter in the same sign

in 5 divisions of Dasa varga.

Saturn in Devalokamsa means Saturn in the same sign

In 7 divisions of the Dasa varga.)




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