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Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga,
« on: December 07, 2012, 01:23:22 PM »
One of the most important Yogas in a horoscope has to be, and is, the Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga. reason being, that in 8 out of 10 horoscopes that float around, there is likely to be at least one Graha that could be debilitated at any given point of time in the horoscope.

Does a debilitated Graha mean that there is no hope for it? does it mean that a debilitated Graha looses all it's powers and that the Bhavas it owns and the Bhava where it is placed is devitalised? jyotish provides us with several rules which can mitigate debilitation. Let me quote, Dr Robert Svoboda, who I consider to be my Guru, and let me share with you, his opinion on Neecha Bhanga.





let me give you an example to illustrate how neecha bhanga raja yoga works -





John Michael Crichton was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales (with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure, respectively).

His literary works are usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. His novels epitomize the techno-thriller genre of literature, often exploring technology and failures of human interaction with it, especially resulting in catastrophes with biotechnology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. He was the author of, among others, Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Travels, Sphere, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, Airframe, Timeline, Prey, State of Fear, Next (the final book published before his death), Pirate Latitudes (published November 24, 2009), and a final unfinished techno-thriller, Micro, which was published in November 2011.

Crichton showed a keen interest in writing from a young age and at the age of 14 had a column related to travel published in The New York Times. Crichton had always planned on becoming a writer and began his studies at Harvard College in 1960. During his undergraduate study in literature, he conducted an experiment to expose a professor whom he believed to be giving him abnormally low marks and criticizing his literary style. Informing another professor of his suspicions, Crichton plagiarized a work by George Orwell and submitted it as his own. The paper was returned by his unwitting professor with a mark of "B−". His issues with the English department led Crichton to switch his concentration to biological anthropology as an undergraduate, obtaining his A.B. summa cum laude in 1964. He was also initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He went on to become the Henry Russell Shaw Traveling Fellow from 1964 to 1965 and Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in 1965.

Crichton later enrolled at Harvard Medical School, when he began publishing work. During his clinical rotations at the Boston City Hospital, Crichton grew disenchanted with the culture there, which appeared to emphasize the interests and reputations of doctors over the interests of patients. Crichton graduated from Harvard, obtaining an M.D. in 1969, and undertook a post-doctoral fellowship study at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, from 1969 to 1970. He never obtained a license to practice medicine, devoting himself to his writing career instead.



As you can see, the 2nd Bhava lord Ravi, is debilitated in the 4th bhava and aspects the 10th Bhava. how does Ravi get a Neecha Bhanga Raja yoga? Dr Svoboda lays down 4 conditions for cancellation of debilitation.

1. The lord of the Rashi occupied by the debilitated should be in a Kendra from Chandra or the Lagna
2. The lord of the Rashi where the debilitated Graha is exalted should be in a Kendra position from Chandra or the Lagna
3. The Graha that Gets exalted where the Graha is debilitated has to be conjoined with the debilitated Graha in a Kendra From the Lagna
4. The Graha that gets exalted in the Rashi occupied by the debilitated raha has to be in a Kendra position from Chandra or the Lagna[/color][/b]
 5.The Graha which is debilitated has to be in a Kendra from the Lagna and Chandra.


Now look at Crichton's  horoscope,

1.Ravi is in Tula Rashi, which is in a Kendra position from both the Lagna and the Moon. What is even more better, is that the Moon itself is in a Kendra from the Lagna
2. Kuja, the lord of the Rashi where Ravi gets exalted (Mesha/ Aries) is in a Kendra position from Chandra and the Lagna. what makes it even better, is that Kuja is in a Kendra from Ravi, because he occupies the same Rashi as Ravi.
3. Shukra, the lord of the Rashi where Ravi gets debilitated is in a Kendra from Chandra and the Lagna. What makes it even better, is that Kuja is in a Kendra from Ravi, because he occupies the same Rashi as Ravi,
4. Ravi is in a Kendra from the Lagna

However, like Dr Robert Svoboda says, A Neecha bhanga raja yoga, is like a prosthetic attached to a limbless body. During his clinical rotations at the Boston City Hospital, Crichton grew disenchanted with the culture there, which appeared to emphasize the interests and reputations of doctors over the interests of patients. Crichton graduated from Harvard, obtaining an M.D. in 1969, and undertook a post-doctoral fellowship study at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, from 1969 to 1970. He never obtained a license to practice medicine, devoting himself to his writing career instead. The dasha running at the time he enrolled in medical school, graduated from Harvard, and undertook a post doctoral fellowship study at the Salk institute for biological studies was Ravi Maha dasha. His decision not to obtain a license to practice medicine, came in the Mahadasha of Ravi and the Antardasha of Shukra. Lucky for him, his exalted 3rd lord Budha, who is in the Nakshatra of the Lagna lord chandra, who in turn, occupies  the 10th Bhava which rules career, rescued him, and in fact, turned him into a mega successful author. Ravi, still managed to disrupt, what would have been a successful and reputed career option as a Doctor. Nothing would have prevented him from being both a doctor writer at the same time.  Note The degree of Kuja and Shukra. Both these Grahas occupy the same degree, causing a Planetary war. This was another reason why the significations of the 10th bhava were disrupted.
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Re: Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga,
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 11:32:41 AM »
Another classic example of a Neecha Bhanga raja yoga, and how the Neecha Bhanga can never be perfect is to study the example of Carl lewis.



Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including 8 gold. His career spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films.

Lewis was one of the biggest sporting celebrities in the world by the start of 1984, but owing to track and field’s relatively low profile in America, Lewis was not nearly as well known there. The 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles would make Lewis a household name in America.

Lewis and agent Joe Douglas, founder and manager of the Santa Monica Track Club of which Lewis was a member, frequently discussed his wish to match Jesse Owens' feat of winning four gold medals at a single Olympic Games and to “cash in” afterward with the lucrative endorsement deals which surely would follow. As it turned out, the former proved far more easily accomplished than the latter, at least in America.

Lewis started his quest to match Owens with a convincing win in the 100m, running 9.99 s to handily defeat his nearest competitor, fellow American Sam Graddy, by .20s. In his next event, the long jump, Lewis won with relative ease. But his approach to winning this event stoked controversy, even as knowledgeable observers agreed his approach was the correct one. Since Lewis still had heats and finals in the 200m and the 4×100m relay to compete in, he chose to take as few jumps as necessary to win the event. He risked injury in the cool conditions of the day if he over-extended himself, and his ultimate goal to win four golds might be at risk. His first jump at 8.54m was, he knew, sufficient to win the event. He took one more jump, a foul, then passed his remaining four allotted jumps. He handily won gold, as silver medalist Gary Honey of Australia's best jump was 8.24 m. But the public was generally unaware of the intricacies of the sport and had been repeatedly told by the media of Lewis’ quest to surpass Bob Beamon’s legendary long jump record of 8.90 m. Lewis himself had often stated it was a goal of his to surpass the mark. A television ad with Beamon appeared before the final, featuring the record-holder saying, “I hope you make it, kid.” So, when Lewis decided not to make any more attempts to try to break the record, he was roundly booed. When asked about those boos, Lewis said, "I was shocked at first. But after I thought about it, I realized that they were booing because they wanted to see more of Carl Lewis. I guess that's flattering."

His third gold medal came in the 200 m, where he again won handily in a time of 19.80 s, a new Olympic record and the third fastest time in history. Finally, he won his fourth gold when the 4 × 100 m relay team he anchored finished in a time of 37.83 s, a new world record eclipsing the record he helped set the year before at the World Championships.

Lewis had achieved what he had set out to do. He had matched Jesse Owens’ legendary feat of winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and he had done so with relative ease. However, Lewis had also expected to win lucrative endorsement deals, but few if any were forthcoming in America. The long jump controversy was one reason. And, Lewis’ self-congratulatory conduct did not impress several other track stars. "He rubs it in too much," said Edwin Moses, twice Olympic gold medalist in the 400 m hurdles. "A little humility is in order. That's what Carl lacks." Further, Lewis’ agent Joe Douglas compared him to pop star Michael Jackson, a comparison which did not go over well. Douglas said he was inaccurately quoted, but the impression that Lewis was aloof and egotistical was firmly planted in the public’s perception by the end of the 1984 Olympic Games.

The final tally at the 1984 Olympics? -

Gold   100 m
Gold   200 m
Gold   4×100 m relay
Gold   Long jump

Coca-Cola had offered a lucrative deal to Lewis before the Olympics, but Lewis and Douglas turned it down, confident that Lewis would be worth more after the Olympics. But Coke rescinded the offer after the Games. Nike had Lewis under contract for several years already, despite questions about how it affected his amateur status, and he was appearing in Nike television ads, in print, and on billboards. After the Games and faced with Lewis’ new negative image, Nike dropped him. "If you're a male athlete, I think the American public wants you to look macho," said Don Coleman, a Nike representative. "They started looking for ways to get rid of me," Lewis said. "Everyone there was so scared and so cynical they didn't know what to do." (Lewis and Nike eventually did split, and Lewis signed an endorsement deal with Mizuno.) Lewis himself would lay the blame on some inaccurate reporting, especially the “Carl bashing,” as he put it, typified by a Sports Illustrated article before the Olympics
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Re: Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga,
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 11:56:48 AM »


The dasha during olympics was Guru / Guru / Budha / Shani. Now see the strength of the Neecha Bhanga.

1. Guru is in a Kendra from the Lagna,
2. Guru is in a Kendra from the Lagna lord,
3. The lord of the Rasi, where Guru is debilitated is in a Kendra,
4. The lord of the Rasi, where Guru is debilitated is in a Kendra from the lagna lord,
5. The lord of the Rasi where Guru is exalted, Chandra, is in a Kendra from the lagna and Guru,

And still, after this great victory, he still had to deal with the Lack of endorsements and public perception.
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Re: Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga,
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 04:11:11 PM »
Beautifully taught sir....
Can NBRY be in divisional charts? From what i understand for NBRY to occur planets need to be in kendra from moon.
so can NBRY occur in d9 if we take moon as ascendent in navamsa.

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Re: Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga,
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 06:51:33 AM »
I am yet to get my mind around yogas in divisional charts, Though there are some references to this in the classical texts.
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