शास्त्रहीनं यथा वक्त्रं शिरोहीनं च यद्वपुः ||
— शिव स्वरोदय
An astrologer without the knowledge of Swara Yoga is akin to a house without its master; or a mouth without scripture; or a body without a head.
– Śiva Swarodaya
What is Swara Yoga?
Swara Yoga has a compelling utility for the material as well as the spiritual man. For the material man, it can be leveraged effectively to gain insights into the right time for taking decisive steps towards his material well being – starting a business, joining a job, constructing a house, negotiating a deal and such myriad dilemma we face every day. It is the best divination technique for everyone common man who is ready to spend his life in this discipline. For the spiritual, it is the invaluable tool to knowing one’s own self.
Tying Astrology to Swara Yoga
Prediction through astrology follows a process, with its own pitfalls and problems. When you reach out to a conscientious astrologer, he will ask for the birth details and duly cast a horoscope.
Then starts a grueling process of reading a multitude of charts, divisional charts, various types of daśā, planetary positions, strength of planets, aṣtakavarga, transits, so on and so forth. There are way too many parameters to be reckoned – and the process of reconciliation of these disparate and often contradictory indicators is a difficult task and needs a lot of focus, time and experience. Even so, there are many times when the reading remains ambiguous and it is easy to make a mistake.
The concomitant question that follows is – whether there is another system of knowledge to supplement astrology with? A system that can stand on its own, even without astrology?
That answer lies in Swara Yoga, as enunciated in the nigama scripture Śiva Swarodaya. Swar Yogīs have been predicting for ages based on this scripture, many even without the knowledge of astrology.
It therefore, behoves astrologers to get versed in this discipline as well and render service to others by guiding them in life.
Workshop Experience: where to learn
I had the great fortune of sitting in a Swara Yoga workshop in Pune in the first week of August, propounded by Ma Shakti Devpriya under the auspices of The Shakti Multiversity. As Ma led the participants through the intricacies of this scripture, it became evident it was coming from someone who has lived the scripture in her life. Replete with personal experiences and practical tips, the session turned out to be a gold mine for the seeker, both from material and spiritual perspective.
Those interested in Swara Yoga may log onto www.shaktimultiversity.com and register for any upcoming course/workshop on the subject.
This article has been contributed by Niraj Mohan a triteeya koti Tattva Shakti Vigyaan Practitioner. Niraj is a well placed officer at management level in a multinational company at Pune and has interest in practical astrology only to help people around him through this divine knowledge. He can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/nirajmohanastrology/