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From:      Internet: "Radhananda Dasa. BVKS"
Date:      06-Dec-09 15:06 -0700
For:       BVKS Sanga
Subject:   Re: lying down eastways
Mahat-Tattva Prabhuji,
Please accept my humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

During sleep your head should point east or south, for sleeping with
the head pointing east brings knowledge, and sleeping with it pointing
south promotes long life and strength. You should avoid sleeping with
the head pointing west or north, for sleeping with the head pointing
west brings worries, and sleeping with it pointing north can induce
premature death.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => PP 4.13: Preparation for a Day of Devotional Service

I am unable to provide any direct quote explaining how this works.
But, it might be related to the fact that Aniruddha, who is the
director of mind, also expands himself as sun-god who emerges from the
eastern horizon.

Hrsikesendriyatmane. The mind is the director of the senses, and Lord
Aniruddha is the director of the mind. In order to execute devotional
service, one has to fix his mind on the lotus feet of Krsna; therefore
Lord Siva prays to the controller of the mind, Lord Aniruddha, to be
pleased to help him engage his mind on the lotus feet of the Lord. It
is stated in Bhagavad-gita (9.34): man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji
mam. namaskuru. The mind has to be engaged in meditation on the lotus
feet of the Lord in order to execute devotional service. It is also
stated in Bhagavad-gita (15.15), mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca:
from the Lord come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. Thus if
Lord Aniruddha is pleased, He can help the mind engage in the service
of the Lord. It is also indicated in this verse that Lord Aniruddha is
the sun-god by virtue of His expansions. Since the predominating deity
of the sun is an expansion of Lord Aniruddha, Lord Siva also prays to
the sun-god in this verse.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 4.24.36

Also, mind being product of false ego in mode of passion, is most
active & passionate at noon during Aniruddha muhurata, when it's
predominating deity, sun-god is at zenith. Mind is prone to be
influenced by goodness and ignorance at dawn and dusk respectively.

Hare Krishna

Your Servant,
Radhananda Dasa

> From:      Internet: "Mahat Tattva Dasa"
> Date:      30-Nov-09 17:09 -0800
> For:       BVKS Sanga
> Subject:   lying down eastways
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> I've been hearing over the years that it is auspicious to position one's
> body eastways when lying down for longer periods such as when sleeping.
> What is the source of this knowledge and how does it really work?
> Thank you.
> Your servant,
> Mahat-tattva Dasa


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