During the last webcast Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche mentioned, that if someone has a difficult year from astrological point of view, he can use lungtas to be able to overcome those difficulties. Somehow I can not understand how this is supposed to work. I mean, I put some prayer flags with auspicious symbols and good wishes on trees and assuming that I did this on appropriate day, I shall be able to overcome problems and otherwise not? Seems a little bit odd to me.
Besides, I do not have very much trust in astrology, be it even Kalachakra based astrology. Is there a statement in the root of this astrological teaching, that it aplies for the whole earth? You know, the earth is a sphere and there is different constelation on different places on earth. Rinpoche issued one calendar for whole earth. I am not sure what to think about this. But let's suppose for a while, that this callendar works for the whole earth. How is it than, that hanging out lungtas on some days is inauspicious? How can a good thing done with good motivation bring negative influence?
Maybe Rinpoche only wants us to check if we are really able to go in the essence of the teaching instead of arranging some outer things?
But on the other hand, when I was reading Dorje Gotrab terma text, it states that it relieves from astrological oppositions and bad omens related to unfavorable fourth year as well as all eighty bad omens. But, maybe this is stated in Dorje Gotrab terma only because people were too obsessed with astrology and in order to give them peace of mind these words are inherited in the terma. In any case it seems that producing function of D.G. mantra could provide protection from all kinds of astrological conflicts.
But till now I did not have an opportunity to do such a retreat.
One more thing, I am not sure if I remember well, but according to my memories Rinpoche had 2 horoscopes done in his lifetime(by some of his teachers, Changchub Dorje and …?) and both said he will die in certain year and in that year Rinpoche almost died and survived only thanks to Mandarava long life practice.
I myself got 1 year horoscope done and the statements in it were very general and I did not find any connection to my real life.
Maybe if you get a horoscope done, you start to believe these things and as it goes through your mind over and over and it finally happens.
Since more than a half year I stopped checking astrological constelations in calendar, I got rid of many tensions, I exprience every day more or less the same, I just pay attention to 4 important days of lunar calendar.
I will appreciate your feedback and experience.
They all are buddhas, they just don't tell me, because they feel ashamed, that I am not.
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