Stage of consciousness: turiya (transcendental state)
Bhava in Vedic Astrology: 1
Avastha in Vedic Astrology: none
D4 amsha of a rashi: first amsha
Mantra: om namo bhagavate vasudevaya
Lord Vishnu furtherly says:
“These consecutive and gradual states of mine are sushupti (deep sleep), svapna (dreaming) and jagrat (waking). (…) My manifestation in creation is only one facet of my existence which involves no duality, in the same way as the waves surging up the ocean remain the same water. (…)”
Stage of consciousness: sushupti (deep sleep)
Bhava in Vedic Astrology: 4
Avastha in Vedic Astrology: graha in debilitation or enemy’s rashi
D4 amsha of a rashi: second amsha
Mantra: om namo bhagavate sankarshanaya
Sankarshana also represents strong nuclear force, which binds all the particles in the universe together. Sankarshana literally means “extracting”, “contracting”, “bringing together”, “joining” or “uniting”. It is said that He possesses “seeds of all activity”. Mother Lakshmi explains about him in Lakshmi Tantra:
“Characterised as vibration of bliss, with the brilliance of thousands of fires, suns and moons, he is the seat from which all diversity and polarised thinking takes place.”
Similarly, when the planet is unconscious or in sushupti avastha, it carries within itself a potential to spring into any new possibility – which is not possible with more self-conscious planets, whose identity is already determined by their position in a birth chart. Sun itself experiences sushupti avastha, when in Taurus, Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius.
Stage of consciousness: svapna (dreaming)
Bhava in Vedic Astrology: 7
Avastha in Vedic Astrology: graha friend’s or neutral’s rashi
D4 amsha of a rashi: third amsha
Mantra: om namo bhagavate pradyumnaya
Pradyumna is also the same as Garbhodakashayi Vishnu, representing the process of creation on the astral or mind level.
Stage of consciousness: jagrat (waking)
Bhava in Vedic Astrology: 10
Avastha in Vedic Astrology: graha in exaltation or own rashi
D4 amsha of a rashi: fourth amsha
Mantra: om namo bhagavate aniruddhaya
A graha is experiencing the waking state or jagrat avastha, when it is dwelling in its own rashi of when it experiences exaltation. Such a planet will be fully conscious of itself and fully self-aware – yet, there is also a danger for such a planet to develop a strong sense of ego and to become overly stubborn, as its ahamkara or sense of identity becomes the strongest. Sun itself experiences jagrat avastha, when in Aries or Leo – two fiery rashis, which are governed by fiery planets, too (Sun and Mars).
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