Ketu Mahadasha: The Narayan Astra of Fate
Most people who come to me come in a Rahu, Ketu or Shani Mahadasha.
Out of these, KETU MAHADASHA is the most paradoxical. I tell my clients “The harder you work, the worse it gets.” So don’t try too hard.
People often ask question like “Would I not get rewarded for my Karma if I work hard?”
I give a simple metaphorical example from agriculture. I simply ask them “If you work really hard but plough your field in the wrong season, would you get a good crop?” That usually explains it to most people.
The best way to go through KETU MAHADASHA is to surrender and accept.
However, people with strong Shani or Sun, usually don’t want to surrender, and I can empathize with them. I am one of those with a strong Shani and strong Sun.
For such cases I use a small story from my favorite epic, the Mahabaharata, the story of Narayana Astra.
Those who know the epic would know that in this great ware between Pandavas and Kauravas, their teacher Drona was fighting from the side of Karuavas despite them being the wrong party.
However, Pandavas were protected by their advisor Lord Krishna. Krishna helped them get rid of terrible enemies like Bheeshma and Drona.
When Krishna created a stratagem which led to the death of Drona, Drona’s son Ashwatthama became enraged and wanted to destroy all the Pandavas and their entire army.
He launched a celestial weapon known as “Narayana Astra”…the weapon went in sky and started showering arrows and fire over the Pandavas army.
The Pandavas tried really hard to counter it, but the more they tired, the worse it got (remember this line). All their efforts to counter it would only make it fiercer.
As usual, Krishna came to their rescue. He analyzed the pattern of how the Astra was behaving and shouted “Throw your weapons, lie down and bow to it.”
The confused Pandavas looked at him with disbelief but Krishna shouted again “This is Narayan Astra…the more you fight it, the more it would hurt you…if you SURRENDER and BOW to it, it would calm down and disappear.”
Everyone listened to Krishna, but a certain gentleman called Bheema wasn’t very fond of “throwing weapons” philosophy. He said that he would bring this Astra down with his arrows and his mighty mace.
Krishna realized that Bheema would get himself as well as the entire army killed. So He lunged at Bheema and with help of Arjuna, overpowered him, took away his weapons and made him lie on the ground and bow to the Astra.
The Astra calmed down and disappeared quickly.
So the lesson is during Ketu Mahadasha, don’t struggle against it, rather SURRENDER and BOW. That would make your life easy and clam.
Follow Krishna not Bheema.
Jai Sri Krishna
G. Vijay Kumar
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