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Astrological Tips : Daana, Puja, Manidharana, Adhyayana

Puja :

  • 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.)

Daana :

With a pure heart

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Adhyayana :

  • You may study the Gita, Ramayana etc.

Benefits of Reading the Gita

The benefits of reading the Gita, according to the Gita itself, are:

  1. Freedom from fear and sorrow
  2. Attaining Visnu Padam (the state of Vishnu, the omnipresent preserver.)
  3. When done together with Pranayama (breath-control exercises), sins of even past births are cleared.
  4. It destroys Samsaramala, the dirt/waste that sticks to one by living in the world.
  5. 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)

Prayaschittam :

  • 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.

Sri Krishnarpanam!

Disclaimer :

  • 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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January 20, 2010 at 11:29 am

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