Decoding Vedic Astrology Dasha system and how does it impacts our Karma and life-cycle

Vedic Astrology Dasha Systems

 

What is Dasha period ?  How does it impact our Karma and life-cycle ?

Dasha is all about your total sanchit karma , the storage point of all the Karma’s that you have gathered from the total birth journeys. It has two major points one should always keep in mind; major portion of dasha period speaks about  your prarabdha karma that is we can only see from the placement of the planets in the natal chart, means your all the bad deeds from the portion of total accumulated karma’s rest of the Karma is your sanchit karma (Left behind) where it shows good part of karma that can be trigger at any moment in native life. Choices always depends on your prayers and good deeds, they are changeable in nature. That’s the reason whenever there is an adverse dasha running in your natal chart it is very hard to avoid the results of the dasha period  as they represents all the misdeeds in the form of prarabdha karma. But if your 9th house or its lord is well placed or there are placement of beneficial planets in the 9th house or lagnesh ( 1st house lord) or 9th lord is forming relationship with each other you can get relaxation in the form of remedies.For remedies to work there should be a good linkage between 9th, lagna and 12th house if 9th is not forming any relationship with the said houses it is very difficult for a native to get expected results for their respective remedies. 9th house is the house of higher god, dharma and prayers, if it is well disposed it is possibly a good reason one can expect the results of remedies soon. Majorly karmic remedies always start working in your life via the 9th house activation with the help of Guru or a good jyotishi guidance. Majorly Dasha period speaks about your temporary Karma’s that one has to face during the time period those are difficult to change and that can trigger at any moment in any fixed duration. But when that results can comes in your life is totally dependent on the transit of the major planets like Saturn, Jupiter and Rahu/ketu over your natal planets. Transits are the delivery boy and dasha period is your parcel of all the Karma’s. When that event has to come only deliver boy can decides it. Transits has major role in transforming your whole life as they indicates about the actions period of the karma or in layman language it shows the timing of the events. Transits are indicative of the new karmas that one can do during the dasha period. It gives you a chance to work on your self, improve your life and do good deeds in the form of kiryamana karma ( The new Karma). Generally we can know the kiryamana karma by the Prashna chart  or by the 6th and 10th lord in natal chart.

In Dasha Systems, Vimshottari Dasha is most famous among all. Vimshottari Dasha that operates in any native life explains about certain life events those are in sync with your age like if Saturn MD or AD dasha operates in the age of 36 native will learn, grows or matures a lot w.r.t to his life lessons, karma, Career and he will meet many people in his life which will totally changes his experiences, wisdom and thinking power. Same way if Mercury dasha operates at the 32 of age of he will experience certain learning experiences wrt to expanding his social circle, meeting and leaving new friends, enhancing new skills, learning new sets of logic’s, improving intelligence etc. Thing is Purpose of every dasha beginning is to teaches you certain life lessons and understanding your life path at those fixed age. Vimsotri dasha is all about understanding and experiencing your Prarabdha and sanchit karmas and when certain transits align or meet with these dasha periods native life get total change in his life and in this new life cycle and life experiences both the Rahu/Ketu plays very a major and important roles in either giving you or taking everything you have in their Dashas and transits over natal chart.

The Biggest truth of planetary motion is  that they have major role in impacting human life cycle and certain karmas. The greatest impact of planetary force on human being is it can effect your state of mind, decision making, circumstances, situations, appearance, aura, and most importantly all the personality traits are dependent on the transits and dashas and it has greater impact on human mind first. Vimshottari dasha is one such tool you can read and analyze it well and in my observation Vimshottari dasha is all about your traits and planetary placements from the moon in natal chart, which can read your mind setup, environment and circumstances. That’s the reason I prefer to see vimsotri dasha first-most for all the human traits those can impact your status of mind, thoughts and decision making.One should always gives much focus on all these parameters while analysing the vimsotri dasha and impact of planetary force on human mind setup but one of major loophole in vimsotri dasha is decision of karma is always pending in your hand in any of the dasha period. your Agami karma always decides your kiryamani karma,so do not ignore the importance and purpose of birth given to you over vimsotri dasha.Your birth is all about your current karma over previous prarabdha.

In This article we will try to learn about all the Major dashas system and we will explain each dashas in their consecutive parts in future articles. So first lets try to understand  different dasha systems we can use in natal chart one by one.Among all Most famous is Vimshottari Dasha respectively and rest of the dasha periods are used according to their requirements and condition’s in natal chart.

1)Vimshottari Dasha:

Most Known Dasha System based on Movement of Moon on the progression of Nakashtras at the time of birth (Tithi – Longitudinal distance of Sun and Moon).Total 9 Nakashtras Forms a complete 120 year of dasha system as equals as life cycle in kaliyug, as suggested by some of sages.It is presumed as total life span of human being in kaliyug would be of around about 100 to 120 years.

Total Nakashtras are 27 ( 9*3 = 27 Nakashtras – forms 3 different Nakashtras based progressive Vimsotri Dasha system). for e.g If one is Born in Jyestha Nakashtra – Dasha of the native will starts from Mercury ( Lord of Jyestha) and it goes further up-to rest of 8 Nakashtras, like Moola ( Ketu Dasha) ,Poorva ashada ( Lord Venus) and finally it will end at Uttrabhadra Nakaashtra (Lord Saturn). Every Preceding Nakashtra has Major role in Forming Mental Setup of Native during the progressions of Vimsotri Dasha lords in VM Dasha system .Starting point of Dasha system is Ashwani (Nakashatra lord is Ketu) and end of Dasha system is Revti Nakashtra.

VMD Dasha System is a Commonly used Dasha system but Less in its accuracy and timing Events, in its application & usage, if one is not aware of Usage of Nakashtras and Degree Concepts with accurate Birth time in VMD system, than its not easy to Use it wisely with perfection, VMD perfection need case studies of lots of people and in depth knowledge of Nakashtras, Degrees, Padas and art of Birth time rectification process. So, what i believe is knowledge of Degrees and Nakashtras is must while timing events in VMD Dasha system.

If during the birth, Moon is Stronger in strength; means birth In Brighter nights (Shukala Pakasha), we considered Moon as Stronger. During Brighter Nights Moon is ahead of Sun and more powerful to receive Sun Beneficial Rays which are directly gone impact people mindset, who will take birth in earth during this period of time.

Most of Beneficial Works are done in Shukala Pakasha tithis. Even in Bhagwada Geeta it is Mentioned as – Birth in Shukala Paksha leads to Heaven and people who gone die at same tithi and same Pakasha never come back to earth in material world.

Those who are Born in Krishana Pakasha they used to come back to material world again and again until and unless karmic balance is equals to zero. So, those people who are born in Brighter Nights (Shukala Pakasha tithi ), can use VMD Dasha system blindly in Natal and Divisional Charts without any 2 views.
For its applicability, Check the Strength of VMD Dasha lords by Making Moon as Reference Point and Extracts the result of VMD Dasha lord by its Nakashtra and its Lord in Natal Chart.
Those who are Born in Darker Nights ( Krishna Pakasha), we considered Moon as weaker being in darker side of Sun, not able to receive full rays of Sun. Those people who are born in Krishna Pakasha Tithi – Either they should use Yogini Dasha System or Ancient Dasha system based on 108 years of cycle (Ashtottari Dasha system) as explained by Lord Shiva for timing events and Dasha results in Kaliyug.
Moon & Nakashtras are the base for Vimshottari Dasha System & it should be given Higher Priority over Planets placement in Natal and Divisional charts while analyzing Results for any Dasha Period ( Either it is MD , Ad or PD or Sookashmaa Dasha). VMD Gives Events based on what Mind Will Show and Experience you a Picture.
In My calculation its Accuracy is 60-70%.

2) Yogini Dasha System:

Best Dasha System Used in Kalyug for timing Events based on 8 Yoginis and Starting from Moon Nakashtara.Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shiva, “There are innumerable dasha systems in astrology, but in the Kaliyuga, which dasha would tell us in a flash the results of a person’s Karma?.”Lord Shiva said, “It is the Yogini dasha.” And thus Lord Shiva revealed this dasha to Goddess Parvati. In the Kaliyuga, after careful examination of this dasha on a chart, the results do not go wrong. By knowing the mere name of the Yogini operating for a person, the things happening in the life of that person during the period of Yogini can be known.

According the Rudrayamal, the Yogini dasha gives excellent results in Kaliyuga:

There are eight types of Yoginis: Mangala, Pingala, Dhanya, Bhramari, Bhadrika, Ulka, Siddha and Sankata. It is believed that the planets Moon, Sun, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Venus and Rahu have evolved respectively from the Yoginis Mangala, Pingala, etc.

The total duration of Yogini Dasha is 36 years. Shorter the Dasha system is More accurate is the result.

It is the Best Dasha System for timing events based on Nakshtras unconditionally. Yogini dasha is a nakshatrika dasha based on the nakshatra of the Moon at the time of birth.Quite Accurate in predicting events approximately about 90 to 95 % what i believe in its usage.

3) Ashtottari Dasha System:

Ashtottari dasa is also another Dasha System based on Nakshtras but it is conditional Dasha System applicable on Some of Conditions and perhaps the most popular dasa system in India after Vimsottari dasa.Based on 108 Cycle of years.It as a conditional dasa applicable only in some charts.

Maharishi Parashar explained as: O Brahmin, the sages have recommended the adoption of Ashtottari, when Rahu not being in Lagn, in any other Kendr, or Trikon to the Lord of the Lagn. From 4 Nakshatras from Ardra commences the Dasha of Surya, from 3 after that begins the Dasha of Candr, 4 after that will bring the Dasha of Mangal, 3 after that the Lord of Dasha will be Budh, 4 therefrom will have Sani, as the Dasha Lord, 3 thereafter the Lord will be Guru, Rahu will be the Lord of the Dasha 4 Nakshatras after that and then Sukr will take over the lordship of the Dasha 3 Nakshatras from the last one mentioned above.

The Lord of the Dasha at birth will be determined by counting in this order up to the Janm Nakshatr. The duration of Ashtottari Dasha for Surya, Candr, Mangal, Budh, Sani, Guru, Rahu and Sukr are 6, 15, 8, 17, 10, 19, 12 and 21 in that order. Thus in this Dasha system only 8 Grahas play the role of Dasha Lords, Ketu having been denied this privilege.

Simply Its Working is based on , If the birth (of the native) is in Krishna paksha (or the dark half of the month) or at night in sukla paksha (the bright half of the month) and that Rahu is in a quadrant (Kendra) or trine (trikona) from the lord of the lagna ( that location is also called the paka lagna).

In this system, the sum of all dasas is 108 years.

Ashtottari means “ashtottara sata”, i.e. one hundred and eight. Because poornaayush (full life) of a man is 108 years suggested by some of sages for kaliyug, some scholars have suggested that ashtottari dasa is best used as an ayur dasa, i.e. a dasa that shows longevity.

There are three different views on the applicability of Ashtottari dasa:

(1) Ashtottari dasa is applicable in all charts.

(1) Ashtottari dasa is applicable if Rahu, who is not in lagna, is in a quadrant or a trine from lagna lord.

(1) Ashtottari dasa is applicable for daytime births in Krishna paksha (darker fortnight) and night time births in Sukla paksha (brighter fortnight).

Some people use Ashtottari dasa as an ayur dasa and see longevity in it. Some other people use Ashtottari dasa as a phalita dasa. Because only chara karakas, i.e. Rahu and the seven planets, have dasas under the Ashtottari dasa scheme, it may also be suggested that it shows events related to sustenance, achievements, raja yogas and moksha (just like chara karakas do). Some people, however, prefer to see all matters in Ashtottari dasa..Accuracy is higly depends on its usage.

4) Kalachakra Dasha system:

Kalachakra Dasa is also Nakashtras Based Dasha like Vimsottari based upon the position of the Moon in Lunar mansion.Kalachakra is based upon Nakshatra Padas (instead of Nakshatras).It is a Rasi Dasa and Rasi Dasa lords are important to Predicting events not the planets.

The Dasa is extremly sensitive for birth time and Ayanamsa changes. So it is applicable only if the native’s birth time is quite accurate. A change of Ayanamsa can result in completely different results.It is Only Applicable in Navamsa.It is Quite accurate in Predicting marriage related events and accuracy is about 90% if birth time is accurate.

5) Narayana Dasha:

One of Best Dasha System in vedic Astrology based on Movement of Rasi’s. Narayana dasa is a very important rasi dasa as It is a phalita dasa that shows all general results based on Material Success, if the Lord Naryana is Promising the material success in our Chart this Dasha will show how we Growing Materially and this Dasha works with Sudasa Dasha(Laxmi Dashsa) and Runs Parallel with Narayana Dasha if Narayana is Promising than Goddess Laxmi will shower Extensively result for Success and growth.

Narayana dasa is computed differently for different divisional charts and we can use Narayana dasa of a divisional chart to predict matters related to that divisional chart.

Narayana dasa is based on the progression of lagna in one’s life. As one dasa ends and another starts, one rasi stops being the progressed lagna and another rasi becomes one’s progressed lagna. Using the progressed lagna as the reference, we find out the events that happen in that dasa. Thus we get twelve charts for each person, with each chart applicable in one dasa.Very accurate in Predicting and timing Events in Horoscope approximately 99%.

6) Chara Dasha:

This is another very Important Dasha system based on Rasi dasha.this Dasha System is made By Jamini based on 7 Chara Karkas and Predictions are Purely timed on 7 charakarkas and their meanings.Very accurate Dasha system.This Dasha System works on the basis of 7 PlanetsSun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus & Saturn and their Proceedings Degrees.

The planet with highest degree in a Natal Horoscope is known as Atmakaraka (AK – enjoys the status of Lagna); the planet with 2nd highest degree is known as Amatyakaraka (Amk – signifies 10th house/professional matter); the planet with 3rd highest degree is known as Bhratrikaraka (BK – signifies coborns/3rd house significations); the planet with 4th highest degree is known as Matrikaraka (MK – signifies/4th house significations); the planet with 5th highest degree is known as Putrakaraka (PK – offspring/5th house significations); the planet with 6th highest degree is known as Gnatikaraka (GK – enemies/obstacles/diseases/6th house significations) and the planet with 7th highest degree is known as Darakaraka (DK – significator of spouse/7th house significations).

7) Sudasa Dasa System:

Sudasa is a rasi dasa. It is also called “Sree Lagna Kendradi Rasi Dasa” or simply “Rasi Dasa”. Its computation is based on kendras etc from Sree Lagna. Sudasa is important for materialistic things like money, power and authority. It can be used to predict financial matters and matters related to status and power. If a political leader occupies a post of power, he must be enjoying a favorable dasa as per Sudasa. If a businessman sees increasing profits, he must be enjoying a favorable dasa as per Sudasa. If someone struggles with tight finances, he must be going through an unfavorable dasa as per Sudasa.If Someone Struggles with the Tight Finances, He Must be Going through an unfavourable dasa as per Sudasa Dasha.

Narayan dasa indicates how the environment is presented to you.Vimshottari or Ashtottari Dasa shows how the native responds to the influences of the environment.the final decision of the native (Vimsottari) will depend on the resources available at hand (Sudasa) so it Shows effort and environment provided by Narayana Dasha..Lakshmi is the giver of all prosperity and it shows when you get opportunity . While Narayana governs the environment and effort, Lakshmi governs the prosperity and well-being. As Rajya Lakshmi, she gives power. As Dhana Lakshmi, she gives money. As Arogya Lakshmi, she gives health. As Vidya Lakshmi, she gives learning. And so on. She is the giver of all prosperity.

Thus we can see when Lakshmi’s blessings come in a particular matter (in terms of prosperity). Remember that Narayana governs effort and Lakshmi governs prosperity! Both together define what happens to a person.This Dasha is quite Accurate wrt to Narayana Dasha and works perfectly with 99%.

8) Drig-Dasha System:

It is also a Rasi Dasa Which Means Visions and works on Aspects of Rasi dashas.It Shows How Spritual Vision Develops in a native Move ones life.It Shows Religious and Spirituals activities and the evolution of ones Soul.

9)Niryaana Shoola Dasha:

Niryaana Means Death and Shoola is a Weapon of Lord Shiva and who is the lord of Distruction and this dasha dasha system is Works as per Mahesh destruction so it is used for timing of death , Pain and Suffering one may face during the Life last Part.

|| Om Bhagwate Vasudevaya Namah: ||

With Thanks and Regards,

Rakesh Jamwal

The Karma Theory in vedic astrology part 3: Decoding Sanchita, Prarabdha, Agami and Kriyamana karma Astrologically

 

 

The Karma Theory:  What is Rebirth in Karma Theory, Understanding Karmic Relationships and its magnitude and  4 major Karmas –  Sanchita, Prarabdha, Agami and Kriyamana karma are Astrologically connected with the Birth chart.

Introduction
In the Previous version of this Article series, we tried to understood how three ways an individual performs its Karma astrologically as well spiritually based on the philosophy of Swami Sivananda Saraswati ji. Users can read our previous part from this link: The Karma Theory Part 2. In the Current version of this series we will try to understand the Rebirth process, Karmic relations and How 4 Major karmas play an important role in our life both spiritually and astrologically.
 
Let us understand the Rebirth and Karmic Magnitude of our karmas one by one.
 
First, we need to understand what is Rebirth or reincarnation?
 

What is Rebirth (Reincarnation)

Rebirth is a mystic process of cosmos where one past Desire gives rise to the new opportunity for new birth (Astrologically Rahu and Kama Trikona houses seen for all desires of pasts and presents), even this desire also responsible for falling into a cycle of birth and death and numerous new karma. The more we work to acquire the object of our desires, the more it produces the new karma, it can be fruitful or painful too. All these desires are responsible for a birth cycle and responsible for taking birth after birth to reap the fruits of our karmas, this is what called the law of karma.
The wheel of life cycle keeps continues until the soul (Jivatma) has Karma attached to it. The cycle of birth, life, and death will keep continuing in a process of cosmos until all the Karma is fully consumed (when Sanchit goes to zero- No Debit, No Credit – State of Moksha- Seen via 9th and 12th house and the strength of the AK). As per the Cosmic laws, when the revolution of the wheel of life is completed, a new process of life begins again with new karma and rebirth cycle. This is how divine is maintaining the law of birth cycle and how actually Karma works with every birth we take in a physical body.
“Many of those Karmas leads us in the journey of life to life, from the first manifestation as an amoeba to the last manifestation the 8.4 millionth manifestations.”
The process of rebirth continues until there is a balance in the Karmic account. The soul is liberated from the karmic bondage when the Karmic balance is consumed totally (i.e Sum total will be zero, Soul will be liberated from the cycle, will get Moksha from the process- astrologically Karka Sign Pisces and Ketu in 12th from Karka-amsa seen for getting moksha as per the principals mentioned in Jamini Sutra. but it is more of a general rule, holistic chart analysis always required. Though there is no science which can reveal about moksha of the soul, it is totally in the hands of the supreme divine, astrology is only a tool which can give us clue to understanding the karmic cycle of the soul).
(Source and reference:
 http://www.sivanandaonline.org  by Sivananda Saraswati ji|
http://www.thekundaliniyoga.org | By Mahendra Joshi)

How Karmic account balance is maintained?


The accumulated result of all actions from all our past lifetimes is called “Sanchita Karma”. The interesting part is how this account of Karmic Credit/Debt is maintained. It is never maintained as a total net balance (as done in the case of a bank account) but always stored as a separate account of Credit and Debit that never cancels each other, for each soul.

What are the Types of Karma

According to the SATGURU SIVAYA SUBRAMUNIYA SWAMI ji Karma broadly defined as the universal principle of cause and effect, action and reaction which governs our all life actions. Karma is a natural law of the mind, just as gravity is a law of matter which attracts thoughts and actions. Karma is not fate, for man acts with free will, creating his own destiny. The Vedas tell us, if we sow goodness, we will reap goodness; if we sow evil, we will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future. It is the interplay between our experience and how we respond to it that makes karma devastating or helpfully invigorating. The conquest of karma lies in intelligent action and dispassionate reaction. Not all karmas rebound immediately. Some accumulate and return unexpectedly in this or other births. The several kinds of karma are: personal, family, community, national, global and universal. Ancient rishis perceived personal karma’s three-fold edict. The first is sañ chita, the sum total of past karmas yet to be resolved. The second is prârabdha, that portion of sañ chita to be experienced in this life. Kriyamâna, the third type, is karma we are currently creating.

Is There Good Karma and Bad Karma?

In the highest sense, there is no good or bad karma. All the experience offers opportunities for spiritual growth. Selfless acts yield positive, uplifting conditions. Selfish acts yield conditions of negativity.Karama springing from the root “Kri” – “to do” or “to make” or more simply, “action”. The deeper meaning of Karma can be described as an infinite chain of the results of an action that is perceived and performed. Karma is a concept of wisdom, based on the Ancient Vedas and Upanishads, which explains a system where beneficial events are derived from past beneficial actions and harmful events from past harmful actions, creating a chain of actions and reactions throughout a person’s reincarnated lives.

When we talk about “Our Karma” we’re talking about the actions we’ve “sown” or performed in the past (including our past lives) that are the cause of what we “reap” in our current life situation. This either becomes our Karmic Burden or Karmic Baggage or our Karmic Blessing depending on whether we’ve performed positive or negative actions in the past.
Every action, either physical, emotional or mental, every movement occurring either on the plane of gross matter (School am) or on the astral planes (Sookshma), causes emission of Energy. In other words, it produces a Seed.
Being a Seed, Karma fructifies or does not fructify immediately after it is sown. The innumerable Karmic Seeds we produce by our various actions – desire, aversion, love, hatred, happiness, etc. will undoubtedly produce, sooner or later, a positive or negative result according to the nature of the seed, if not in this life, then in some future one.
The Vedas propound, “Here they say that a person consists of desires. And as is his desire, so is his will. As is his will, so is his deed. Whatever deed he does, that he will reap.”
Karma should not be confused with Fate. Fate is the notion that man’s life is preplanned for him by some external power, and he has no control over his destiny. Karma, on the other hand, can be corrected. Because man is a Conscious Being and he can be aware of his Karma and thus strive to change the course of events, with the help of superior powers.

(Source and Reference:

Dancing with Siva -Hinduism’s Contemporary Catechism

by SATGURU SIVAYA SUBRAMUNIYASWAMI)

Some karma can be changed and some cannot. When you prepare halwa, if sugar is less or ghee is less, water more or less, it can all be adjusted, repaired. But once sooji is cooked, it cannot be reversed. If the buttermilk is sour, milk can be added, salt can be added to make it drinkable. But it can never be reversed back to milk. Prarabdha karma cannot be changed. Sanchita karma can be changed by spiritual practices. Listening and practising spiritual practices (i.e Meditation, Tapa, Japa and Homam ) with learned spiritual gurus can burn the seed of all negative karma. When you praise someone, you take on their good karma. When you blame someone you take on their bad karma. One should Know this and surrender both good and bad karma to the Divine and be free.
To live a good and happy life, every man should have a comprehensive understanding of God’s Cosmic System (law of Karma), and its operations. If a man acquires this karmic knowledge and puts it into practice, then he can pull on in this world smoothly and happily. He can utilize the helping forces to serve his ends in the best possible manner. He can neutralize the hostile or antagonistic currents. Just as the fish swims against the current, so also he will be able to go against the hostile currents by adjusting himself properly and safeguarding himself through suitable precautionary methods. God helps those (to some extent) who understand and apply the law of Karma in their life.
In the absence of knowledge of the functioning of God’s Cosmic System (Law of karma), man becomes a slave (of his desires). He is tossed around here and there helplessly by various currents in his present life. Various hostile forces (generated because of his past actions) drag him in different directions. He drifts like a wooden log in a river. He always leads a miserable and unhappy life even if he has all the wealth and possessions in this world.

The Three Levels of Karmic Magnitude

 

In addition to the four kinds of karma, there are three levels of magnitude to any given karma. Karma can be fixed/strong or non-fixed/weak, or a combination of the two. If the karma is strong then the predetermined event will almost certainly happen. If the karma is weak then it may be relatively easy to avert it. The three levels of magnitude are:

According to Buddhism Karma theory, Fixed karmas are immutable karma that produces fixed or set result, whether it is negative or positive.

There are four causes of fixed karma:

1.Actions motivated by exceptionally strong earthly desires or by a profoundly pure mind.

2.Actions, whether good or evil, done habitually.

3. Actions, whether good or evil, performed in relation to such sources of benefit as the three treasures of Buddhism.

4. Actions causing harm to one’s parents. Fixed karma may also be interpreted as karma whose effects are destined to appear at a fixed time.

In this case, fixed karma may be of three types depending on when its effects will appear:

(1) karma whose effects are destined to appear in the same lifetime.

(2) karma whose effects are destined to appear in the next lifetime.

(3) karma whose effects are destined to appear in a third or even later lifetime.

“As a general rule, lighter karma is said to manifest itself in the same lifetime that it was created, while exceptionally good or bad karma will be carried over into subsequent lifetimes. Fixed karma was traditionally considered unchangeable, but Nichiren states in his writing On Prolonging One’s Life Span, “Karma also may be divided into two categories: fixed and unfixed. Sincere repentance will eradicate even fixed karma, to say nothing of karma that is unfixed”

 

Source and Reference:
Soka Gakkai
Nichiren Buddhism Library,
link: https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/dic/Content/F/106

 

Astrologically Fixed, Mixed and Unfixed karma’s are categorized into Dashas and transits.

1. Fixed karma (Dridha – Dasha System )This is karma that cannot be changed by any effort on our part. Only the grace of God can alter fixed karma (Dridha). Dashas in Natal or Divisional charts( i.e Vimsotri, Rasi or Nakashtra based dashas) indicates what is definitively going to happen in your destiny which cannot be changed is Dridha Karma or fixed Karma.

2. Mixed karma (Dridha/Adridha)This is karma that can be changed but only with substantial effort. These are those Karmas which may or may not fruity.

3. Non-Fixed karma (Adridha – Transits of Planets)This is karma that can be easily changed with some effort. Transit of Planets in your Natal or Divisional charts indicates those karma’s which can be changed by some efforts. these results may or may not happen if it is not in your destiny.

(Source and Reference – 
Insights of Nadi by A.V Sundaram Sir)

The Four Types of Karma

Karma is primarily of four kinds:

1. Sanchita Karma (9th, 1st, and 5th house): (Sum Total Karma or “Accumulated actions”)

Total collected bows are like Sanchit Karma
Sanchita Karma is the vast store of piled-up Karma accumulated in the preceding and in all other previous births and yet to be resolved, it is the accumulated result of all your actions from all your past lifetimes and from the current lifetime till this moment. This Sanchita Karma is our total Karmic debt (combination of Karmic Credit and Karmic Debt.). In other words, it is the aggregate sum of yet unseen Karmas committed during innumerable previous existences. Every moment of every day we are adding to the account by performing a Good or Bad Karma. This is your total cosmic debt. Every moment of your every day, you are either adding to it or you are reducing this cosmic debt. It is waiting to be fulfilled in your future births. We also reduce Karma balance from our account sometimes (Those rare moments in a day when we are doing meditation, spiritual practice, selfless service etc.)
So unless and until the Sanchita Karma of a Soul is zeroed, it keeps on birthing in new physical bodies, in order to exhaust its balance of Sanchita Karma. This is your total cosmic debt. Every moment of every day either you are adding to it or you are reducing this cosmic debt.
Astrologically Sanchit Karamas are Stored Karamas which can come at any time to surprise the life progress and actions. Grand trines( 1, 5 and 9th) are mainly seen for Sanchit karamas which indicates how life progress and how dharma progress in our current life because of the punyas of the past life.

2. Prarabdha Karma ( 6th house and 6th Lord ): ( Fructifying Karma or “Actions began; set in motion” or Arrows in Flight)

Total Deeds or portion in the collected Karmas are Praradbha that one has to reap in any case.
That portion of the Sanchita Karma destined to influence human life in one or the present incarnation is called Praarabdha. This is a portion of your “sanchita” Karma being worked on in the present life. That is part of one’s Sanchita Karma which must be worked out in the present life (no options).It is a collection of total past karmas, which are ready to be experienced through the present body (incarnation). Because the law of Karma implies determinism in human activities, Prarabdha is often translated as destiny. When you work down your agreed upon debt in this lifetime, then more past debts surface to be worked upon in the next birth.
In other words, Praarabdha Karma is Karmic Template (of that portion of Sanchita Karma) that is ripe enough to be experienced by you and allotted for this lifetime for you to work on. If you work down your agreed upon debt in this lifetime, then more past debts will surface to be worked on. And that much Sanchita Karma gets dissolved.
According to Sri Swami Sivananda: “Prarabdha is that portion of the past karma which is responsible for the present body. That portion of the sanchita karma which influences human life in the present incarnation is called prarabdha. It is ripe for reaping. It cannot be avoided or changed. It is only exhausted by being experienced. You pay your past debts. Prarabdha karma is that which has begun and is actually bearing fruit. It is selected out of the mass of the sanchita karma.
Each lifetime, a certain portion of the sanchita karma, most suited for the spiritual evolution at the time, is chosen to be worked out, during the course of the lifetime. Subsequently, this Prarabdha Karma creates circumstances which we are destined to experience in our present lifetime, they also place certain limitations via our physical family, body or life circumstances we are born into, as charted in our birth chart or horoscope, collectively known as fate or destiny (determinism).
Jyotish, the Vedic Astrology and any other authentic method of Astrology, at it’s best, can reveal only the Praarabdha Karma. Thus the Natal Horoscope is the Blue Print of the Karmic Energy Patterns of the Praarabdha Karma only.
Astrologically Prarabdha karma is mainly seen from 6th house – house of sufferings and debits from past birth ( 10th from 9th house), that’s why it indicates 6 weaknesses which make us weak in our actions. this is the main reason the 6th house is seen for all sort of diseases and sufferings which cant be avoided ever in life. Where ever the 6th lord goes in Natal D1 chart that houses tells what are the good and bad results which cant be altered or can’t be fixed. if 6th lord goes in 9th- Misery to father and luck will play a major role and person cant avoid those situations. if 6th lord goes in 11th- financial hardship will be there and some things have to face with respect to elder brothers. this way you can check where your Prarabdha Karama goes and in which life direction.
There are three kinds of Prarabdha karma: Ichha (personally desired), Anichha (without desire) and Parechha (due to others’ desire). For a self-realised person, a Jivan mukta, there is no Ichha-Prarabdha but the two others, Anichha and Parechha, remain, which even a jivan mukta has to undergo.
Prarabdha’ (Devanagari: प्रारब्ध) is employed in the Nada Bindu Upanishad verse 21 as follows in Devanagari for probity and as rendered in English by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar (1914)
आत्मानं सततं ज्ञात्वा कालं नय महामते | प्रारब्धमखिलं भुञ्जन्नोद्वेगं कर्तुमर्हस
O intelligent man, spend your life always in the knowing of the supreme bliss, enjoying the whole of your Prarabdha (that portion of past Karma now being enjoyed) without making any complaint (of it)

3. Kriyamana Karma: (10th House and its lord, Saturn) (Instant, Current Karma or “Being made” or Ready to Shoot, Trigger in your hand)

An arrow set to mark for the target is Kiryamana Karma
Kriyamana Karma is the daily, instant Karma created in this lifetime and that we create in our life because of our free actions.In General, This is Karma that we create in our daily life because of our thoughts, will, and actions. It refers to those which are currently in front of us to decide or act on. All the karmas which are done In our sub-conscious mind. It refers to the decisions before us to act upon.This contributes to our Future Karma in a big way. They can also be worked off immediately. These are debts that are created and worked off – i.e. for example, you park your vehicle in a ‘No Parking Space’, you get caught and you are fined (punished) immediately. Wrong thought leads to bad action i.e You decided to kill someone, you did it and you got punished.
(i.e. you speed on a highway and you get a ticket. Karma is created and consumed immediately in this case.)
While some Kriyamana Karmas bear fruit in the current life, others are stored for enjoying in future births. Thus the Kriyamana Karma is classified into two sub-categories: Arabdha Karma – literally, ‘begun, undertaken;’ the Karma that is ‘sprouting’-
and Anarabdha Karma – ‘not commenced; dormant’ or ‘The Seed Karma’. An example: two persons committed theft and one of them get caught – Arabdha Karma – and the other one got away – Anarabdha Karma. The thief who got caught immediately starts to feel the effect of the cause or the reaction to his action; he gets caught and goes to jail. The other robber who escaped will have to experience, in this life or in a future one, the effect of this wrongful action.
Kriyamana Karama seeds lie in 10th house which indicates what we do now will reap our next birth, it indicates those actions which we choose for our next cause or birth. So always watch your 10th house and its lord to see where our next birth goes and in which direction. Malefic in 10th house or 10th lord with malefic indicates we are doing something wrong in this birth and can lead to bad next birth.

 

4. Agami Karma (4th House & its lord and Moon): (Future Karma)

An Arrow which is going to Set in the Bow is Agami Karma that is not yet released but in the process of releasing to hit target. It is more like Mansa karma
Aagami Karma is the Karmic Map that is coming, Approaching or Future Karma: This is the Karma or the actions that are now going to be done which will give their results later in the future. Some of Agami Karmas bear fruit in the current life; others are stored for future births in the form of Sanchita Karma as a result of the merits and demerits of the present actions of your current birth. In other words, it is the portion of Karma that is created because of the actions in the present life and that will be added to your Sanchita Karma. If you fail to work off your debt, then more debts are added to Sanchita Karma and they become more Karmic Seeds and are served to you in more future lives.
Agami Karama is mainly seen for future plotting work done for next birth, which means it indicates what we wanted to do now are what i am doing right now which is actually your thought processing – your current state of mind, Moon and 4th house and its lord is seed of the Aagmi Karama. What your thought can bring you, what you do after it which is actually goes in the direction of Kiryamani Karma(10th house). So always watch your Aagmi Karama as it will become your Kiryamani Karma. Any Malefic in 4th house , 4th lord with Malefic planet or Affliction to Moon will leads to Bad Karma and accumulated bad karma for next birth and this birth.
The Sanchita Karma (as well as Prarabdha karma) are stored in Chittakash space.

Karmic account – Sanchita Karma – The Credit and Debit System

 

There is a huge difference in Karmic and Mundane accounts balance. Mundane accounts work on trial balance system where one has to match credit and debit account equally but in the case karmic account system we need to see a portion of karma from the sum total of accumulated karma.
In case of Karmic account (Sanchita Karma) the Credit (good karma) and Debit (bad karma) are always maintained separately. The Credit and debit never cancel (subtract from) each other (unlike a bank account). The reason to maintain both the Credit / Debit is that the soul (Jivatma) has to face consequences of each type of karma (good as well as bad) through the cycle of several births and deaths. Good Karma is used to deliver rewards, while the bad Karma balance is used to deliver the punishments, in the chain of lives that soul will go through in the future.
Since every soul (Jivatma) must face the consequences of his karma (good and bad) the balance (credit and debit) is always kept separately and never cancelled against each other.
 
(Source and reference: http://www.thekundaliniyoga.org | By Mahendra Joshi)
Dispensation of  Karama.

According to the process of Karama theory, karmas never give their results in one go at one instance only a certain portion of karma is taken out from the accumulated karmas (sanchita karma). During this process, many of the ripe karmas including the accumulated sanchita join together with the prarabdha karama and bring one life for the body. This indicates total karma of the present life (Sum of Prarabdha and Sanchita) that can be seen from the Natal chart planetary placement, Natal birth chart is nothing but only the blueprints of Sanchit and Prardbha Karama, including your both good and bad karma’s we had done in many of our past life.
During the process of rebirth or reincarnation, when a soul takes or enters in a new body in mother womb, Karma is dispensed as his Prarabdha Karma. If we see deeply according to Bhagwad Geeta and Vedanta theory,  The Divine Supreme Almighty plays here a major role as in dispensing the ‘fruits’ of Karma in any of birth we take in the physical body. Physical body Karma purpose is to exhaust our Prabraha karma’s (Ripe one) so that the soul can be filtered for his next journey. For his next Journey, the role of Kiryamani and agami karma plays a key and deciding role for the type of birth one can take.
Below mentioned Quote from Bhagwad Geeta, Chapter 3: Karma-yoga says perfectly why we cannot live a minute without doing new karma and why it is so important for the next birth and attaining perfection in our karma:
Na karmanam anarambhanNaiskarmyam puruso ‘snuteNa ca sannyasanad evaSiddhim samadhigacchati
TRANSLATION
Not by merely abstaining from work can one achieve freedom from reaction, nor by renunciation alone can one attain perfection.
The Ripe karma where we are born with is called Prarabdha Karma and it is the ultimate Destiny of the soul in current life. The Good portion of the Prarabdha karma acts like rewards in current birth (including body will have Good health, Wealth, intelligence, matching partner, good children and so on., astrologically seen from the Artha (2, 10th and 11th) and Trikonas (1,5 and 9). The bad portion of the Prarabdha karma gives us punishments in the form of Disabilities/diseases, Poverty, lack of intelligence, wrong partner, betrayal by the children and so on.(Astrologically it is seen from the strength or weakness of the 6th/6th Lord and weakness of Lagnesh (1st) and Strong 8th house/lord, More the 8th house has malefic more it give us karmic sufferings in relationships).In Natal Birth Chart Every house Speaks about the Prardbha and Sanchit karma, but more it gives us clue for ripe karmas and sanchita karma is acting as reserve karma and that can come out at any time.
The sum total account of Sanchita Karma is keep updating every moment by our own actions.
In case of higher divine souls i.e Yogis and Saints: The account of Sanchita Karma is almost 0. Their actions add very small portion of credit/debit to the total accumulated Karama (Sanchita).
(Source and reference: http://www.thekundaliniyoga.org | By Mahendra Joshi)
Conclusion :
Any Purified or Karmic soul (those are in the process) should have to do Karma without any attachments and getting any expectation of the fruit from karma as it never gone generate any good or bad karma even though they are doing karma in society but it will never be add up in their total karmic portion. Their Karma will act like purified Karma as it doesn’t have any attachments and expectation and hence it does not add to the karmic balance for the next journey, it will be more like a Punya karma. The whole purpose of this article was to give astrological redemption based on the theory of Karama as explained in Bhagwad Geeta by Lord Krishna and in Vedanta, just to the enlightened and awake subconscious mind. Without the inspiration of A.V Sundaram Sir book ( Insights of nadi) and the Notes of Mahendra Joshi ji and Sivananda Swami ji won’t be able to compile this article intro astrological form.
Note: For getting more understanding on Kundalini and KaramaYoga and Spirituality, users are requested to visit http://www.thekundaliniyoga.org and http://www.sivanandaonline.org for getting spiritual enlightenment and those are Astrological enthusiasts they should read the book ” Insights in Nadis : By A.V Sundram Sir “ to get more understanding on Karama based on secrets of Nadi concepts.
References :
Wikipedia and other Web resources
Jamini Sutras by Sanjay Rath
Saptarishis Research Group Discussion Results | Link ; https://www.facebook.com/groups/SA.Research.Group/
Teaching of Yogi Swami Sivananda Saraswati
http://www.thekundaliniyoga.org/karma/karma_gods_law_action_fruit_rebirth_reincarnation_hindu_perspective.aspx#Yogi and Karma
http://www.sivanandaonline.org
Bhagwad Geeta
Insights in Nadis: By A.V Sundaram Sir
With thanks and Regards,
Rakesh Jamwal

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