Why are certain rituals performed before commencing any sanskar?

 The Vēdic rituals performed by the parents and the teacher on the son or daughter from the time of conception till marriage so that they may perform balanced [Sāttvik (Sattva predominant)] actions are referred to as the sanskārs (rites). There are sixteen important sanskars.

‘A process of increasing the potential. The origin of the word sanskar is sam (सम्‌ ) + kru (कृ) + ghyan (घञ्‌) = sanskar (संस्‍कार). Thus the word sanskar is formed by prefixing the preposition sam denoting balance, to the verb kru and suffixing ghyan to it. Continue reading

In spite of soul being part of Blissful Brahman, why does one experience unhappiness?

 Restlessness (no peace of mind): ‘अशांतस्‍य कुत: सुखम्‌ ।’ means how will a restless soul find happiness?

Unrighteousness induces unhappiness. अधर्म एव मूलं सर्व रोगाणाम्‌ ।, means rte origin of an ailment, that is unhappiness lies in behaving unrighteously. Continue reading

A samashti prayer to be done by all seekers worldwide

1. The prayer to be done for the sake of society (samashti)

Making an earnest samashti prayer:

‘Please let all of us receive God’s Grace and blessings for protection and establishment of Dharma’ will help us obtain both manifest (saguṇ) and un-manifest (nirgun) Divine  Consciousness (Chaitanya) of God at the level of place and time (sthal and kaal)  respectively.  Continue reading