Astrological Tips : Daana, Puja, Manidharana, Adhyayana
- With a pure and concentrated mind think of your Ishta Daivam, tell Him/Her/That your fears and wishes and ask for their help.
- Rituals are optional and are beneficial to the extent of attaining that pure concentrated mind.
- For those suffering from the illusory effects of Rahu : Devi Puja has worked the best in what I have seen.
- This has no known side-effects. (Exception : a poor lady spent a lot of money on an expensive ritual that she could not afford and ended up cursing the astrologer.)
- To some worthy person or children or orphans or elders or strangers, based on your ability, please donate,
- drinking water, food, clothes, medicine, useful articles, toys…
- some knowledge, books, education..
- some service : give up your seat in a bus, help someone pickup a load, clean some area, throw trash in a dustbin, .. all the way to Baba Amte levels of service
- take care of a garden, roadside plant..
- All these are essentially generate “punyam”
- See also : http://gyansarovar.com/charity-muhurat.aspx
Mani Dharana :
- Different gems are prescribed for different situations.
- As an individual, I feel the effects of different gems. But there is no uniform experience. In some cases it is a waste of money and contra-indicative.
- See corresponding section in : Hindu Predictive Astrology
- People are also not clear whether to please the malefics or to strengthen the benefics.
- Some people have benefited from wearing navaratnas and some are strongly against it.
- Quality, size, timing etc are also issues.
- Proceed with caution.
TirthaYatra, Tirtha Snana :
- I have been enormously benefited by this and so have many others.
- See Papanasanam
- I have not heard of any negative side-effects.
- Many people are also thrilled with the sight-seeing benefit.
- I have not heard of any failed cases.
- This requires expense and physical effort as well as time.
- All these earn punyam as well as destroy papam.
- You may study the Gita, Ramayana etc.
Benefits of Reading the Gita
The benefits of reading the Gita, according to the Gita itself, are:
- Freedom from fear and sorrow
- Attaining Visnu Padam (the state of Vishnu, the omnipresent preserver.)
- When done together with Pranayama (breath-control exercises), sins of even past births are cleared.
- It destroys Samsaramala, the dirt/waste that sticks to one by living in the world.
- There is no re-birth for the reader.
There is a book called Prarthana Tarangini, which gives the benefits of reading the different chapters of the Gita. I tried it. It works but in a different way from what you might expect.
The benefits of reading different chapters, according to the Prarthana Tharingini (prayer book) are as follows:
- Chapter 2: Karya Siddhi: Success in work
- Chapter 3: Easy Delivery of a baby
- Chapter 4: Good Children
- Chapter 5: Success of good deeds
- Chapter 6: All good things
- Chapter 7: Good marriage of child
- Chapter 8: Removal of sorrow
- Chapter 9: Removal of disease
- Chapter 10: Removal of poverty
- Chapter 11: Driving away ghosts
- Chapter 12: Increasing devotion
- Chapter 13: Self Realisation
- Chapter 14: Removal of family conflicts
- Chapter 16: Removal of ill-fame, insults and suspicion
- Chapter 17: Eliminating problems brought on by planetary problems
- Chapter 18: Removal of mental problems and sadness.
Bhagavad Nama Smarana :
- Saying Rama, Rama or Harih Om or Jai Bajrang Bali, or Siva, Siva, or Hare Krishna etc, is easy and recommended highly by Hindu Religious Organisations.
- No known side effects.
- Personally tried, tested and rely on Rama, Rama, Rama. (3 times)
- Introspect honestly and look for what you did that may have earned this karma. The moment you understand your error, that problem will go away.
- Introspect and see if there is a special lesson or skill that the Paramatma wants you to get and that you are not sensing. The moment you understand the lesson, that problem will go away.
- After that forgive yourself and with a clean consciousness (chitta), move forward.
- Rituals are optional, but they may aid the process.
- This is not based on logic or on detailed experimentation. It does not claim to be science or scientific. It contains personal, subjective, truths.
- It is based on the subjective personal experiences of people known to me, including myself.
- It is influenced by my reading and understanding of the sastras.
- You may try it if you want or not try it if you don’t want.
- I will/can neither explain nor defend it.
- The intention is to help someone who wants such help.
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