One of the most illustrious of the Vedic sages is Vasishtha. He was the guru of Rama, an avatar (embodiment) of Vishnu. The Yoga Vasishtha is the story of his teachings within the Ramayana. It expounds points of Yoga and Vedanta.
There, he discusses the percentage of meditators in a population required to improve the quality of life for everyone. And about group practice of yogic flying for the same, and the stages of flying. About the seven stages of enlightenment. (Many of these details are missing from the abridged works that make the text a more reasonable size.) And fascinating stories that illustrate the nature of reality.
Vasishtha was married and the author of the 7th mandala (of 10) of the Rig Veda. Plus a couple of Puranas, etc. He taught in a school by the now long dried up Saraswati River in western India. He was one of the saptarishis or 7 most illustrious seers of the era. Many of these seers also wrote nadi leaves to assist future generations.
Some of the less likely things predicted have happened. A few things happened a little early or late. And a few things didn’t happen. This is an effect of free will through the course of my life.
The major recommended remedy has restored gender balance to my entire family.
There was no mention of the health journey I’ve been on in the last couple of years. However, that’s clearly karmic. It’s often important that such experiences arise with innocence, so we process them without a bunch of expectations.
Recently, a friend did a second nadi reading with a leaf from the sage Vasishtha. She said there was an overlap with her Agastya leaf but good new information. The idea of advice from such an illustrious sage inspired me. I booked an appointment, we did the search and found my leaf in the second bundle.
There was some overlap in content, but the perspective was very different, with a distinct emphasis. The current unfolding teaching is driven by a past life influence, that he described. (It’s good to be conscious of such things.) He talked of coaching, which is something I just started formally. Furthermore, he detailed two very distinct abilities that are to come.
It was also clear that some trends had shifted because of the new karmic landscape, post treatment. I’d say the new leaf complemented the first, and they seemed to anticipate each other.
As usual, Vasishtha prescribed a couple of simple remedies, though apparently mine are uncommon ones.
There are 18 different Maharishi’s who have written palm leaves that have survived the centuries. Some, like the two I’ve found, are general. Others are more specific. Vera mentioned she’s found 5 leaves for herself over the years.
Such a fascinating thing, to receive the gift of advice from an illustrious sage.