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Unread 05-02-2014, 04:09 AM
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Re: Functional benefic or natural malefic!

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Originally Posted by RishiRahul View Post
Dear Dr Farr,

I am just trying to get my logic right.

The potential maraka getting more bindus in SAV becomes a strong maraka.... as you said.

ANSWER: YES-HOWEVER, AS PER THE RULES FOR DETERMINING MARAKA, THE DETERMINED MARAKA DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A NATURAL MALEFIC TO BE THE INDICATED MARAKA-A NATURAL BENEFIC CAN JUST AS EASILY BE THE INDICATED MARAKA AS A NATURAL MALEFIC; ONLY IF ALL THE POTENTIAL MARAKA'S ARE ELIMINATED (BY THE MARAKA-DETERMINING PROCESS), DOES THE QUESTION OF BENEFIC/MALEFIC THEN (AND ONLY THEN) ARISE-AND THEN (AND ONLY THEN) THE MOST MALEFIC OR LEAST BENEFIC OF THE REMAINING PLANETS (NOT ALREADY ELIMINATED BY THE MARAKA DETERMINING PROCESS) IS INDICATED AS THE MARAKA PLANET.

If so, it would mean the natural propensity of a planet gets stronger having more SAV bindus.

ANSWER: IT CAN BE SO (ACCORDING TO THE CONTEXT OF THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATION ONE IS USING THE PLANET WITHIN)

HOWEVER!!!

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT FUNDAMENTALLY THE SARVA BINDU TOTALS DETERMINE IF THE FUNCTIONAL INFLUENCE OF THE PLANET WILL EXPRESS BENEFICALLY OR MALEFICALLY (OR MIXED)-HIGH SARVA BINDUS INDICATE THAT THE ACTUAL NET INFLUENCE (FUNCTIONAL INFLUENCE) OF THE PLANET WILL BE BENEFIC, AND LOW SARVA BINDUS INDICATE THAT THE ACTUAL NET INFLUENCE (FUNCTIONAL INFLUENCE) OF THE PLANET WILL BE MALEFIC

Would this mean: a natural malefic having more SAV bindus will become a stronger malefic?

ANSWER: BASED ON THE EXPLANATION JUST OFFERED, THE ANSWER TO THIS IS NO.
RishiRahul

Basically we could try to simplify and say the following:
-in determining if a planet will express benefic or malefic trends PER SE, higher sarva bindus = benefic trends (regardless of the natural tendency of the planet) and lower sarva bindus = malefic trends (regardless of the natural tendency of the planet)
-in determinig relative strength/weakness of various processes being used in making certain specific delineations, higher sarva bindu totals = stronger (whether for good or ill) and lower sarva bindu totals = weaker (whether for good or ill)
Example: in the process of determining if the House of Life (ascendant, lagna, 1st house) tends to be stronger than houses potentially challenging to the House of Life (ie, the 8th house and the 12th house), one compares the total sarva bindu count of the 3 houses considered in this particular delineative process: if the lagna has higher sarva bindu totals than either the 8th or the 12th house have, then-within the context of this special particular delineative process-we would say that the House of Life is stronger than its challengers (8th house and 12th)-or, vice versa if the 8th house and 12th house hold higher sarva bindu totals than the lagna: but say that all of these houses each have over 30 bindus, eg:
Lagna 34 bindus
8th 31 bindus
12th 32 bindus
None of these houses is "weak" (having a low bindu count), none is "afflicted" (since they all have more than 30 bindus), none are "malefic", because they all have high bindu totals: so hopefully you can see that, in practically applying ashtakavarga evaluations, we must ALWAYS make our determinations within the CONTEXT of what we are specially looking into, in making such an application.

Ashtakavarga is an advanced evaluative technique-reference to the explanatory literature elaborating this ancient methodology, is strongly advised (the Aditya books mentioned in this thread; also Patel's book on Ashtakavarga, are suggested)
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