I have a different thoughts, To make a curry we need lot of spices, as long as the great spices meet in the right order and proportions, we have a great curry to talk about. Yes at times the chilly not just plays the spice but also colors the dish…hence behind a great curry there are many spices and great recipe. Behind a great work, is a great team and vision.

Some interesting articles that i would love to share around this topic

Katapayadi system

Here you will get an primer on Alphabets (Vowels and Consonants)  to a equivalent number and how hidden dates, patterns are encoded in slokas.


Example of an interesting article Car number of 7242, was encoded as Ravi-Ratham: http://www.avalokanam.com/2013/08/katapayadi.html

The same author was kind enough to share another interesting article on how Magic squares and Katapayadi System intersect with the following sloka:

नाकनाथ नदीनीरे
मानाङ्गिनि घनस्तनि
इष्टार्धे एकशून्ये
गजपादक्रमात् लिखेत्
the article also enriches us on how we can create any magic square of sum result of any number.
Now since we entered into the territory of Magic squares, i found this article motivated to create my own magic square.
If you liked the video, and want to create your own magic number then, feel free to download the spread sheet and create yours as well.
So the numbers when written in this format, then you end up getting a magic square for a 4×4 matrix.
Hence When a persons date of birth is 27 May 1982: then it should be written as follows: A(DD): 27 B(MM):05 C(YY1):19 D(YY2):82
Then the total sum of any row, column, diagonal will have the same number (For the above example: Sum = 133).
27 5 19 82
82 19 5 27
5 27 82 19
19 82 27 5
Download Link: DOB_MagicSQUAREed.XLS
I think next good article which is very illustrated on how to create your own Magic square for a 3×3 can be found here: http://www.wikihow.com/Solve-a-Magic-Square
I will either update this post, or continue to post my findings in further posts.

When you read a Spiritual or Mythological text, your goal is to understand the contributions the authors are making. This is not an easy task. It may require going over the text several times. Expect to spend several hours to read the text. Though the below guidelines refers to “Reading” but its can be more relevant word is “consume”.

Here are some initial guidelines for how to read the text:

Read critically

Reading a Spiritual or Mythological text must be a critical process. You should not assume that the authors are always correct. Instead, be suspicious.

Critical reading involves asking appropriate questions. If the authors attempt to solve a problem, are they solving the right problem? Are there simple solutions the authors do not seem to have considered? What are the limitations of the solution (including limitations the authors might not have noticed or clearly admitted)?

Are the assumptions the authors make reasonable? Is the logic of the text clear and justifiable, given the assumptions, or is there a flaw in the reasoning?

If the authors present data, did they gather the right data to substantiate their argument, and did they appear to gather it in the correct manner? Did they interpret the data in a reasonable manner? Would other data be more compelling?

Read creatively

Reading the text critically is easy, in that it is always easier to tear something down than to build it up. Reading creatively involves harder, more positive thinking.

What are the good ideas in this text? Do these ideas have other applications or extensions that the authors might not have thought of? Can they be generalized further? Are there possible improvements that might make important practical differences? If you were going to start doing research from this text, what would be the next thing you would do?

Make notes as you read the text

Many people cover the margins of their copies of papers with notes. Use whatever style you prefer. If you have questions or criticisms, write them down so you do not forget them. Underline key points the authors make. Mark the data that is most important or that appears questionable. Such efforts help the first time you read the text and pay big dividends when you have to re-read the text after several months.

After the first read-through, try to summarize the text in one or two sentences.

Almost all good Spiritual or Mythological texts try to provide an answer a specific question. (Sometimes the question is a natural one that people specifically set out to answer; sometimes a good idea just ends up answering a worthwhile question.) If you can succinctly describe the text, you have probably recognized the question the authors started with and the answer they provide. Once you have focused on the main idea, you can go back and try to outline the text to gain insight into more specific details. Indeed, if summarizing the text in one or two sentences is easy, go back and try to deepen your outline by summarizing the three or four most important subpoints of the main idea.

If possible, compare the text to other works.

Summarizing the text is one way to try to determine the contribution of the text. But to really gauge the merit, you must compare the text to other works in the area. Are the ideas really novel, or have they appeared before? (Of course we do not expect you to be experts and know the areas ahead of time in this class!)

It is worth mentioning that contributions can take on many forms. Some papers offer new ideas; others implement ideas, and show how they work; others bring previous ideas together and unite them under a novel framework. Knowing other work in the area can help you to determine which sort of contribution the text is actually making.

One Pager

Your one page review should include the following:

  1. A one or two sentence summary of the text.
  2. A deeper, more extensive outline of the main points of the text, including for example assumptions made, arguments presented, data analyzed, and conclusions drawn.
  3. Any limitations or extensions you see for the ideas in the text.
  4. Your opinion of the text; primarily, the quality of the ideas and its potential impact.


I thank my Sir Sri K . B. Gopalakrishnan, who had always inspired or shared or influenced me to have a perspective identity or above such thinking tools.

I wish mythology or spirituality also is started first with such education on how to synthesize information. I believe that “Knowledge management is one of an Art”.

- An ode to K.B. Gopalakrishnan {www.sathyaprema.com}

This post is an inspiration from the post: Click here. I haven’t tested the authors technique neither the one below. I had many versions of the coining the technique, but sharing the one below.

Say, you have a question to which the answer could be one of these: Success/Yes, Mixed results/Iterative, doubtful/iterative, Failure/No. then follow the steps.

Step 1:  Based on the day of the question, we will have to check if the outcome is Odd or Even. Example: If the day is Sunday, then its Odd.

Sunday Odd
Monday Even
Tuesday Odd
Wednesday Even
Thursday Odd
Friday Even
Saturday Odd

Step 2: Capture the time of the question.  say if the question was asked at 20:53. Then break the time into two Hour and Minute, and then check the below table.

So the result will be as follows: 20:53 can also be written as 08:53, hence the hour is 8 (Odd) and the minute 53 (odd).

Hour Minute/Second Odd/Even
0 – 1 0 – 5 Odd
1 – 2 5 – 10 Even
2 – 3 10 – 15 Odd
3 – 4 15 – 20 Even
4 – 5 20 – 25 Odd
5 – 6 25 – 30 Even
6 – 7 30 – 35 Odd
7 – 8 35 – 40 Even
8 – 9 40 – 45 Odd
9 – 10 45 – 50 Even
10 – 11 50 – 55 Odd
11 – 12 55 – 60 Even

Step 3:  The final step, based on the Day, Time we will identify the outcome of a question. For that below is table is required, and all the inferences from the above.

So as per the above example, A person asked a question on Sunday, 20:53.

Day: Sunday = Odd

Hour: 20 = 8 =  Odd

Munite: 53 = Odd

Hour Minute Day – Odd Day – Even
Odd Odd Success/Yes Failure/No
Odd Even Mixed results/Iterative doubtful/iterative
Even Odd doubtful/iterative Mixed results/Iterative
Even Even Failure/No Success/Yes

So since the appropriate hour and minute pair (Odd, Odd) its a 1st row. Since the day is Odd, The final result of the question is  “Success/Yes”.

Iterative” means, things can not be judged in this situation, we need to check for the next sequence of the event.

- An ode to K.B. Gopalakrishnan {www.sathyaprema.com}

The time is short and the odds are long but I believe that we are ready nonetheless, with the love of those who raised us, with the lessons of those who taught us, with the strength of those who stand beside us as we face what lies ahead. I say let us begin.

-Casey Gerald

nara_chandrababu_naidu_oath_KCR_chart_2014_June_hyderabad_guntur_analysis_predictionsBelow predictive techniques are majorly adopted from the book: Mundane Astrology: A Book for Astrologers
K. B. Gopalakrishnan http://books.google.co.in/books/about/Mundane_Astrology.html?id=O5ZWPgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

General Comments:

Both the charts are good overall, KCR is likely to be in limelight early however CBN will be a slow starter just like the Oath ceremony dates. If i were to erect the Oath time for the same dates, then i would opt for Mithuna Lagna for KCR, and Simha lagna for CBN, to maximize their positives.

Both the charts are in great harmony with Indian chart, So all the promised amenities due to bifurcation will execute promptly. Though for CBN majority of the planets are in 8th house, many will not match the expectations of CBN but will all end in good eventually.

Key questions and areas to look for Predictions from analyzing the chart
Who is a better leader CBN will outshine KCR in all possible ways. Though KCR will give a tough competition to match CBN.CBN outshines for Jupiter and Mercury associations with Raja yogas, however Lagna has only single planet though with raja yoga is likely to be sober when compared to CBN who could be strategically and tactical.
First 100 days Both will do well in their first 100 days, however CBN will outshine KCR for having more deliverables in this time.
Finance of the state KCR will outshine CBN.
His communication style Both will exchange racial conversation.
Party internal affairs management Both will have similar patterns and will have issues managing internal affairs.
Decision capabilities, getting new policies approved CBN will have an upper hand compared to KCR.
Land and agricultural output CBN will outshine KCR.
Home department CBN will outshine KCR.
Mass media projection, Future plans for next tenure KCR has an upper hand over CBN. Lot of accidents and death of children will rise in AP.
Scams, debts and income ratio, health of the leaders, policing of state TG will have more debts than AP.
Foreign investments, Safety of women CBN will do well over KCR.
Longevity of government, natural calamities Both will complete their respective tenures successfully. Public overall in AP will feel happy sad, and their will also be lot of oppositions, resistance from different angles. TG will be more relaxed.
High command, Law and order, Religious activities, Party main leaders Both will fail miserably, I think I saw Modi oath chart is not that great. Relatively CBN will have better support than KCR, however support from central will be bad. Relations will hamper great way. There will be loss of life of key people in TG. Religious prosperity will decline quickly.
Government employees Issues will be there in both places. KCR will pay bigger price than CBN.
Last days of government, expenditures Its appears to be that KCR will comeback, and CBN will have struggle to convince.
Education Education in both places will be slow. Higher education in both states will do really bad. General education, will be excel in AP than TG. AP will open more doors in medical field. AP will outshine TG for investors, industrialist, Pharma, education.
Employment AP will outshine compared to TG.

- An ode to K.B. Gopalakrishnan {www.sathyaprema.com}

To check transit technique, you must have your natal chart on one side and the planetary position on the other side.

Now we shall consider the planets and timing of events with this scale Saturn for 2.5 Yrs, Jupiter for 1.5 Yrs, sun – 1 Month, Moon – 2 Days.

Open the natal chart and check where the first lord is (say its in Virgo). Later check for current Saturn position (at the time of writing this post the Saturn is in Libra).

So it can be said that Saturn is transiting in the 2nd house from the 1st lord.

Now is it good or bad?

All even signs are Bad.

All odd signs are Good.

That means all the bhavas related to 1st lord is undergoing a bad transit.

Why this technique might work? What’s the rational between the classification of the good and bad transits?

Now the 7th house or the opposite house of 6th house is 12th house. now let’s continue to right these pairs in this style, what’s the opposite of 8th house? its 7th. Now what next? :)

We know that 1, 5, 9 are very good. Hence its opposites should also be good. Hence you will come up with the pairs of (1, 7), (5, 11), ( 3, 9).

Now re order all these collections, to see how the above technique is derived.

- An ode to K.B. Gopalakrishnan {www.sathyaprema.com}


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