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Siddhar selvam the publisher of the only highest circulated indian print media in usa karma magazine - texas temple

  1. 1. The nation’s largest full color monthly spiritual and metaphysical magazine. Submission & Disclaimers : We accept articles, photography, and art work that is in keeping with our mission. We do not endorse any particular opinion, program, or advertisement. We reserve the right to edit or reject any material we receive. We will do our best to honor the integrity of our readership…. It is merely our sincere hope that we help our readers to achieve success in their lives. The Karma is published by Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar for Hindu Temple and Community center of High Desert PO Box No.58 Norcross, GA30091., 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit corporation, (USPS 687). Periodical postage paid at Norcross, GA. Post Masters: Send address changes to Karma, PO Box No.58 Norcross, GA 30091. Note: Karma does not accept any responsibility for products or services advertised. The publisher has the right to deny any advertising at its sole discretion. Contact Information Publisher : karmapublisher@gmail.com Editor : karmaeditor@gmail.com Advertising & Marketing : karmaadvt@gmail.com Production : karmaproduce@gmail.com Subscription & Postage : karmasubscribe@gmail.com Telephone : 1-888-808-1418 web : www.sriselvamsiddhar.org Content.........Atharva Vedic spiritual salvations for the love related problems 4 Spiritual Salvations of the mind related Problem 5 Vedic Astrology 8 Great Artist of India 11 Lord Mahavishnu 12 Atharva Vedic Vastu for our Bedrooms 14 Simple Question and Answer 20 Spirituality 34 Krishna Leela 53 Zodiac Sign 55 Karma The Holy Scripture Bhagavad-Gita is one of the most important Hindu scriptures. It is revered as a sacred scripture of Hinduism, and considered as one of the most important philosophical classics of the world. The Bhagavad-Gita comprises 700 verses, and is a part of the Mahabharata. The teacher of the Bhagavad- Gita is Lord Krishna, Who is revered by Hindus as a manifestation of the Lord Himself, and is referred to within as Bhagavan—the Divine One. The content of the Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war. Responding toArjuna’s confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince and elaborates on different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. The Holy Scripture contains 18 chapters and these chapters are divided into Yogas. Among these yogas, Karma Yoga is essentially Acting, or doing one’s duties in life as per his/her dharma, or duty, without concern of results - a sort of constant sacrifice of action to the Supreme. It is action done without thought of gain. In a more modern interpretation, it can be viewed as duty bound deeds done without letting the nature of the result affecting one’s actions. This wonderful magazine Karma is brought to the readers without expecting anything. As Lord Krishna answers Arjuna and clarifies ll the doubts, Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar answers to the Devotees and clarifies all the doubts of the devotees. Read Karma and find spiritual salvations for the problems through Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar. .
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  3. 3. Karma 4 The term “love” has lot of usages. The love between the deity and devotee, the love between an unknown male and female, the love between the husband and wife, the love between parents and the children, the love between brothers and sisters and many more like these. Among all these, the love between an unknown male and female is considered as the most important in the regular life of an individual. This is called as “love affairs”. Some succeed in the love affairs and some are not. Some individual will not even have the guts to express the love to the counter part. Some will have the capacity to express the love affairs through an artistic and poetical way, but their situations and surroundings will not allow them to express the love even through the simple words. What are the reasons for all these problems? The Atharva Veda tells in a simple word about the root cause of the problems in a single word. That is “Planets”. The planetary positions in an individual’s horoscope make an individual as a celebrity or pauper. The various houses and the strength of the planets in the horoscope/ Vedic astrology chart/ Janma Kundali of an individual are the main factors for making an individual to succeed in all walks of his/her life. According to Atharva Veda, the ascendant is for the characteristics of an individual. The second is for money, education and family life. The third is meant for the help. The fourth is meant for mother, brother and sister relationships, The fifthe is for kids. The sixth is for loans, debts and surgeries. The seventh is meant for the love affairs and spouse. The eighth is meant for the longevity of life. The ninth is meant for the father and parentaral assets. The tenth is meant for job, business, profession and career. The eleventh is meant for the profit and the twelfth is meant for all developments, downfalls and enjoyments of human life. To decide the success of the love affairs, the planetary positions and the second, seventh and twelfth houses are to be analyzed as per the specifications and techniques of Atharva Veda. The calculations mentioned in the Atharva Veda are the toughest while comparing to any other astrology calculating methods. Normally a house is viewed only in a few angles in the other procedures of astrology. But according to Atharva Veda each house is to be viewed in twelve different angles. As the horoscope consists of twelve houses, the entire horoscope is to be viewed for 144 angles. Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar is the only living Siddhar and Atharva Vedic Swamiji in the entire western countries. He scrutinizes the horoscope as per the specifications of Atharva Veda and gets the exact strength and power of the planets. Then he suggests the rituals of Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas according to the need of the individual. The Atharva Veda Yaksha/ Yakshini devathas give the most wonderful spiritual solutions and salvations of the problems. The planet Venus is meant for the love affairs of an individual. The houses Rishabam (Taurus) and Thulam (Libra) are his own houses. He gets an exalted position in Meenam (Pisces) and he gets debilitated position in Kanya(Virgo). If the planet Venus is in any of his own houses or in an exalted position, it is sure that the particular individual will get a grand success in the love affairs and will have the spouse as per the expectations. That particular person will lead a happy life as the most ancient couple Rathi and Manmatha. But even if the Venus is in his own house or in an exalted position but viewed by the malefic planets like Saturn and Raaghu, that concerned individual will not be able to find the proper love partner. If the planet Venus is viewed by the malefic planets like Kethu and Mercury, the individual will be a person attracted to the same sex. If the Venus is in a debilitated position, it is sure that the particular person will not have a peaceful family life and will never get success in the love affairs. These are all only hints or notes. It will vary according to the positions of the other planets also. To have a clear cut idea about the love affairs of an individual, it is the best thing to have a consultation from Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar. The Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devatha mantras are considered as the most secret and sacred of all the mantras. These mantras are to be chanted only after getting the proper initiation from a Swamiji. By performing the rituals in a proper Atharva Vedic way to the proper Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas the problems are solved spiritually and the concerned individual will have a trouble free and smooth life. To know more and more about Vedic Astrology, one’s individual horoscope and to have the best spiritual salvation of the problems, contact: Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar @Tollfree 1-888-808- 1418 / 1-888-808-1428 or email: avtemple@aol.com Atharva Vedic spiritual salvations for the love related problems.
  4. 4. Karma 5 The human body is the combination of the five basic elements. These elements are earth, water, fire, sky and wind. As the super human power controls the entire universe, the mind controls the entire human body. The planets control the human body and the planets are controlled by the Yaksha/Yakshini devathas. These yaksha/yakshini devathas are controlled by the super human power, Almighty the God. The misplacement of the planets makes the human body weak or strong. If the body is weak, there are many physical remedies to strengthen the weaker body as stronger. Those physical remedies are to be carried out along with the spiritual remedies. They both join together and make the human body as stronger and fit one. The condition of the human mind differs from the condition of the human body. There is an ancient saying as “The mind in its own place can make a hell of heaven or heaven of hell”. The Atharva Veda says as “Mana eva manushyaanaam kaaranam bandha mokshayoho”. The meaning of this verse is “the human mind is the only reason for the developments or for the deteriation of a human being”. The controlling of the mind is not easily achievable, but it is very easy by continuous practice. Only if the planetary positions in a human’s horoscope are good, then only the mind will be very clear. Only if the planetary positions of an individual’s horoscope are good, that individual can control the mind very easily. If not that particular individual will not be able to control the mind and due to that his entire life style will be out of control. What is the remedy for this? According to the Hindu philosophies, there are four Vedas namely, Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. Among these four Vedas, the Atharva Veda is the only Veda that deals with the application part of the God or Almighty’s super human power. All the other Vedas consist of Sutras (formulas or methods) but the Atharva Veda has only Thantras. The Sanskrit word Thantra means, the ways and means of coming out of the problems, using the spiritual guidelines and applications. Even though there a lot of Atharva Vedic Thantras, two Thantras play a vital role in solving the problems faced by a human being in a spiritual way. They are Rudra Yamala Thantra, also known as Shiv Rudra Thantra and the second one is Vishnu Darmottara Thantra also known as Vishnu Maalya Thantra. The diagnostic technique of the problems is Atharva Vedic Astrology. In these days, even in India, there are only a few persons practicing the Atharva Vedic Astrology. That too in the entire Western Countries, there is only one person practicing the Atharva Vedic astrology. That only person is Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar. He has mastered the art of Atharva Vedic astrology and does a lot of good turns for the development of the entire human race. The ascendant, 5th and 9th houses of an individual’s horoscope play a vital role in deciding the mental strength of an individual. The planetary positions of the horoscope is to be analyzed as per the Atharva Vedic techniques. If the owner of the ascendant is weak and the owner of the fifth house is debilitated, it is sure that the particular individual will be in the position of being admitted to a mental asylum. If the same debilitated planet is focused or gets the vision of the planet Jupiter, that person will have a weak mind but will be able to control the mind. If the planet Jupiter himself is very weak, it is definite that the particular individual will not control the wavering mind. By that wavering mind that particular individual will do many illegal things and that particular individual will be punished by the law and enforcement authorities. If the owner of the eighth house is in a weaker position or debilitated but the owner of the ascendant is strong, that person will try to commit suicide but will be saved from death. If the ninth house owner is in an exalted position and the owner of the ascendant is also in an exalted position, it is sure that the particular individual will have a good command and control over the mind. The weak mind in the children will lead them for drug or alcohol addiction and their entire life will be ruined. The weak mind in the females will lead them to lead an immoral life. The weak mind of a male will make him as a criminal. How to solve these problems? If the problem creating factors are visible to the naked eyes, we can easily resolve the problems physically. If the problem creating factors are invisible to the naked eyes, only the spiritual powers can help to solve the problems. How to identify those spiritual powers? First the horoscope is to be scrutinized by Swamiji Sri. Selvam Siddhar as per the specifications of Atharva Veda. Then the root cause of the problem will be found and the particular Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas are to be worshipped through the rituals for the period mentioned by Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar. Here another question arises? What is the different between a Pooja, prayer and rituals? The pooja is the most important part of a human’s life. It is the regular thanks giving for the Almighty God. The prayers are the humble most requests to the God. In these two methods, no spiritual healing or salvation of the problems are involved. But in the rituals only the spiritual healing and spiritual salvation of the problems are involves. So, by performing the rituals to the particular Atharva Veda Yaksha/ Yakshini devathas, one can have the best spiritual salvations of the problems. To know more and more about Atharva Vedic Astrology and to have spiritual salvations for the problems contact: Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar @ Tollfree 1-888-808- 1418 / 1-888-808-1428 or email: avtemple@aol.com Spiritual Salvations for the mind related Problems
  5. 5. Karma 6 Litigation Problems and spiritual salvations for the problems. Litigation is one of the toughest words in the legal dictionary. The blessing of the Almighty is needed along with the power of arguments and the knowledge of law. There are many attorneys in this universe. But only a few are very famous. As such there are many human beings in this universe. But only a few of them get into the litigation troubles. What are the reasons for all these things? Even if we think very deeply, we cannot find the proper answers for these questions. However the Atharva Veda has foreseen all these things thousands of years back and has found the answers for these questions. The answer is planets. What is the connection of planets to the normal walk of human life? The actions of the entire human race are controlled by the planets. The ascendant decides the capacity and character of the human being and the second place decides the power of speech. If the ascendant is occupied by the fearsome planets like Sun and Mars, the concerned individual will have the best leadership qualities and a great litigation attorney. Where as if the ascendant is occupied by the malefic planets like Saturn and Raaghu, definitely the concerned person will get into lot of litigation troubles. If the second house is occupied by the same malefic planets Saturn and Raaghu, the concerned individual will get into unwanted oral clashes. If the second house is occupied by the divine planet Jupiter we can easily say that the concerned individual will be an intellectual giant. There are a lot of other factors to decide the individual characteristics of an individual. How to ascertain the characters and qualities of an individual and how to find that the person will get into legal litigation problems? The only spiritual way is to scrutinize the horoscope in the specified ways of Atharva Veda. Atharva Veda is the only Veda that gives spiritual salvations for all kinds of problems. Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar zzis the only living Siddhar and the only Swamiji practicing the Atharva Vedic astrology in the entire western countries. He has got the fullest blessings of Lord Shiva, Vana Durga and Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas. He prepares and scrutinizes the individual’s horoscope as per the techniques of Atharva Veda and gets the wonderful spiritual solutions and salvations of all kinds of the problems faced by an individual. Before going deep into the spiritual salvation of the litigation problems, let us see what the meaning of litigation is. A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have received damages from a defendant’s actions, seeks a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff’s complaint. If the plaintiff is successful, judgment will be given in the plaintiff’s favor, and a range of court orders may be issued to enforce a right, award damages, or impose an injunction to prevent an act or compel an act. A declaratory judgment may be issued to prevent future legal disputes. A lawsuit may involve dispute resolution of private law issues between individuals, business entities or non-profit organizations. A lawsuit may also enable the government to be treated as if it were a private party in a civil case, as plaintiff or defendant regarding an injury, or may provide the government with a civil cause of action to enforce certain laws. The conduct of a lawsuit is called litigation. Someone will never enter the doorsteps of the court house for their entire life time. Someone will spend unnecessarily for the legal expenses. Somebody will be in the court house either as a defendant or plaintiff throughout their entire life time. What is the reason for all these happenings? According to Atharva Veda the planets are the only reason for all these kind of problems. The misplacement of the planets make one to suffer a lot with these kind of legal problems. That too the combination of the planets Sun and Saturn, Sun and Raaghu, Moon and Raaghu and Moon and Kethu make one to suffer much due to the litigations. The specialAtharva Vedic Thantric Rituals to the Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas will get the wonderful spiritual salvations for the litigation problems faced by a common and normal individual. Before starting the ritual, the mantras are to be initiated by Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar and the rituals are to be performed with the utmost dedication and devotion to the Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas. The individuals can take part in the rituals either in person or through the telephone. By performing the rituals as prescribed, one can have the best spiritual salvations for the litigation problems faced by an individual. To know more and more about the planetary positions of an individual’s horoscope and to have spiritual salvations for the problems call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar @ Tollfree 1-888-808- 1418 email: avtemple@aol.com
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  7. 7. Karma 8 During the past issues I explained about the twenty seven stars. In this issue I wish to discuss about the Rasis or Zodiac signs. In eastern astrology the zodiac sign represents the Sun but in Indian Astrology it is mostly considered as Moon signs. All the below mentioned are only general hints. It will vary from person to person according to the planetary positions in their birth chart/horoscope. To know exactly about a person the individual’s horoscope is to be scrutinized as per the techniques mentioned in Atharva Veda. Anybody can reach me @ USA Tollfree@ 1-888-808-1418 / 1-888-808- 1428 or email: avtemple@aol.com Mesham (Aries) This is the first rasi of the zodiac. This rasi consists the stars Aswini, Bharani and the first quarter of Krithika. This rasi is ruled by the planet Mars. People born in this sign are ambitious and forceful in their character. Mostly they are of independent disposition. They have physical and mental energy to face any difficult situation. Dynamism is the catch word for these people. They enjoy personal glory and tend to dominate others. They have the weakness of exaggerating things. Often short-sighted in their approach, they are inclined to lose patience too fast. They may speak falsehood for the sake of selfish motives. Lack of self control and headstrong tendencies are likely. For people born under the sign of Mesham, the dasa periods of Moon, Saturn, Mercury, Venus and Raaghu are bad. Good planets are Jupiter and Sun. Their mutual aspect or conjunction is very good. Rishabam (Taurus) This is the second rasi of the zodiac. This rasi consists the stars 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters of Krithika, Rohini, and the first two quarters of Mirugaseersham. This rasi is ruled by the planet Venus. The people of this sign will have good appearance and personality. They are emotional in their behavior. They have great attachment towards their people and friends. They are very luxurious in their habits. The person will be amorous, impulsive and proud. They get carried away by praise. Health of the partner will cause anxious moments. Music and mantras are associated with Rishaba Rasi. There will go for long journeys. They have practical business abilities. They have to be careful to avoid self indulgence and recognize flattery. Throat, heart and bladder usually tend to be the sensitive organs and give problems. Mercury, Sun, Saturn and Raaghu dasas are good. Jupiter, Venus, Moon and Kethu dasas are bad. Saturn is the benefactor. Mithunam (Gemini) This rasi is the third of the zodiac and ruled by the planet Mercury. This rasi consists the third and fourth quarters of Mirugaseerisham, Thiurvathirai or Ardra and the first three quarters of the star Punarpoosam or Punarvasu. These people will be spiritual and very analytical in mind. Art and literature fascinates these individuals. They will be versatile, eloquent and inventive and will have business acumen. They will be busy in two different fields of activity. The person of this sign will have intellectual attainments. He will have gains through hisrelatives.Theywillhavepublicacclaim.Therewillbesome sexual problems. If Mars, Saturn, Raaghu or Kethu afflict the horoscope there will be more difficulty in all spheres of life. The person will have several diversified interests. Irregular sex habits are their weakness. These people will suffer from pneumonia, pleurisy, asthma and anemia. Good dasas are: Venus, Raaghu and Kethu. Bad dasas are: Mercury, Jupiter, Sun and Mars. The Moon and Mars dasas will be neither bad nor good. Katakam (Cancer) This is the fourth rasi of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Moon. This rasi consist the fourth quarter of Punarpoosam or Punarvasu, Poosam or Pushyam and Ayilyam or Aslesha. The characteristics of this house are flexibility, interest in mysteries, traveling and indisposition. It rules chest and heart of the body. Public and social prominence can be expected. The influence of the parents will be very great. The persons of this rasi will have a secret and concealing nature. They have Vedic Astrology
  8. 8. Karma 9 the ability to master many languages. The person of this rasi will be extremely sensitive. Complaints of health arise out of the emotional or worried nature will trouble them. Often they tend to have problems in married life including possible loss of issues. Dasas of Mars, Jupiter and Kethu are good ones. Mars is the benefactor. Dasas of Venus, Mercury and Raaghu are bad. The planet Moon’s dasa will be little bit beneficial for those who were born in the star Pushyam. Sensitivity of lungs and health complaints connected with brain and breathing may cause problems. Simmam (Leo) This is the fifth rasi of the zodiac and ruled by the king of planets, Sun. This rasi consist of the stars Magam, Pooram or Poorvaphalguni and the first quarter of Uthiram or Utthiraphalguni. The people born under this rasi have a kingly personality, magnanimity and lion hearted nature. Martial nature may create some situations. The persons of this rasi will be honored and they are capable of guiding and inspiring others. The person will be extremist in love and in philosophy. These people will be fond of visiting forests and hilly places. They will gain esteem and Governmental recognition. They will posses magnetic personality. Troubles connected with heart and poor blood circulation can be expected. Tooth and stomach are the weak parts of their body. Dasas of Sun, Mars and Raaghu are good and those of Mercury, Venus and Kethu are bad. Kanya (Virgo) This is the sixth rasi of the zodiac and ruled by the planet Mercury. This rasi consist 2nd,3rd and 4th quarter of Utthiram or Uthiraphalguni, Hastham and the first two quarters of Chitra. They are very practical people. They are chaste, pure and refined. Sociable and friendly in nature, they show up occasional shyness also. They are well informed and scholarly personality. Later part of their life will be peaceful. They show interest in the occult and ancient sciences. The persons of this rasi will have strong sense of justice. With regard to health, intestine, alimentary canal and liver pose certain problems. Good Dasas are Saturn, Venus and Kethu. Bad Dasas are Jupiter, Moon, Mars and Raaghu. Thulam (Libra) This is the seventh rasi of the zodiac and ruled by the wonderful planet Venus. This rasi consist the 3rd and 4th quarter of Chitra, Swathi and the first three quarters of Visakam. Since the Rasi is symbolic of balance, equilibrium and justice are its key notes. Weighing both the sides of every problem is its character. They have a slightly detached temperament and gentle manners. Children will be few in number. They will be interested in gaining knowledge and tend to be eloquent. Gain through woman. Will have a spiritual bend of mind and remain God fearing. They will need strong control over sexual urges. With regard to health, kidneys and liver may give problems. Dasas of Moon, Jupiter, Sun and Kethu are bad. All the other dasas are good. Viruchigam (Scorpio) This is the eights rasi of the zodiac and ruled by the planet Mars. This rasi consist the fourth quarter of Visakam, Anusha or Anuradha and Kettai or Jyeshta. Temperamentally they are emotional and possessive. They are cunning. The will have only a few and selected friends. These persons may get unexpected legacies and gifts. They have strong sexual urges compared to other signs. They are highly secretive. They will have trouble in sex and love affairs. They will have many relatives. Dasas of Jupiter, Sun, Moon, Raaghu and Kethu are good. Dasas of Mercury, Saturn, Mars and Venus are bad. Persons born under Scorpio will suffer from trauma, colic and piles.
  9. 9. Karma 10 Dhanus (Sagittarius) This is ninth rasi of the zodiac and ruled by the divine planet Jupiter of Guru. This rasi consist the stars Moolam, Poorvashada or Pooradam and the first quarter of Uttharashada or Uthiradam. These types of people are very friendly and cheerful in nature. They are of deep thinking and of high intellect with a quick temper and strong passion. They show great interest in out door sports. They are quite independent in nature. These people can handle men and matter very well. In family life, they may have many problems. Difference of opinion among family members may create difficulties. Diseases connected with excess of heat in the body will trouble these people. Good Dasas are of Sun, Moon and Mars. Mercury and Venus dasas are bad dasas. Makaram (Capricorn) This is the tenth rasi of the zodiac and ruled by the planet Saturn. This rasi consist the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter of the star Uttharashada or Uthiradam, Sravanam or Thiruvonam and the first two quarters of Avittam or Dhanishta. The people of this house have deep common sense. Their aspirations are very high. From a humble beginning they rise to greater heights. They face difficulties in life boldly and achieve their goals. They are likely to have many enemies. They have to face domestic strife. Difference of opinion among the house hold members will be a regular feature. Adamant by nature, persons of Makara Rasi will not be inclined to take advice from others. They keep suspecting others and mistrust their attitude. Shortage of funds will be experienced during some period in their life and great financial losses cannot be ruled out. They should be careful not to indulge in sinful deeds which will affect their mental peace. They have to be very careful regarding illegal transactions. Generally these people will be opposed by their relatives. They are likely to be separated from their parents, preceptors and their dear ones. The Dasas which are good for the persons of Makara sign are Venus and Mercury. The bad Dasas are Mars, Moon, Jupiter and Kethu. Kumbham (Aquarius) This is the eleventh rasi of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Saturn. This rasi consist the 3rs and fourth quarters of Danishta or Avittam, Sadhayam or Sadabishag and the first three quarters of Poorvabahadra. Very great saints and thinkers have been born in this house. Among the 12 signs of the zodiac this sign is attached to occult subjects. The people of this house will have unexpected travels. They have to face problems on the domestic front. Their friends influence them more than their relatives. They are generally idealists. If major planets favour this sign they have the potential to become ideal servants of humanity who contribute great knowledge and wisdom for the progress of mankind. The materialistic prosperity of these people are linked to their spiritual nature itself. If they lack spirituality, they are bound to become self-centered and unconcerned of the progress of humanity. Physically these people may suffer from the ailments connected with legs, teeth, eyes and ears. They may also suffer from lack of blood circulation. Good Dasas are of Ravi, Venus, Saturn and Raaghu. Bad Dasas are that of Jupiter, Moon and Mars. Meenam (Pisces) This is the twelfth and the last of all the rasis. This rasi consists the last quarter of Poorvabhadra, Uttarabhadra and Revathi. This rasi is governed by the divine planet Guru or Jupiter. The people of this house are very analytical and emotional in their behavior. They will be having fluctuating moods. They have great love and affection towards their friends and relatives. They may have many brothers and sisters. The children who are born to these people are fortunate. They have more compassion and desire to help all the suffering people. At certain periods in their lives they may have to lead a life of seclusion. They also have a fascination to the studies of occult and physical sciences. They may have to suffer from certain ailments due to long journeys. They are likely to have more daughters than sons. If they pursue intellectual or artistic lines they are bound to succeed in life. They frequently suffer from common colds and mucous discharges. The good Dasas are Mars, Moon and Kethu. Bad Dasas are of Venus, Sun and Mercury and these periods will be very critical in their lives. I will meet you in the next issue with some more interesting subjects of Vedic Astrology. I pray Lord Shiva and Goddess Vanadurga to shower their entire blessings on all of us to have a comfortable, peaceful and spiritual living.
  10. 10. Karma11 In the city of Benaras, religious capital of India, a painting competition was announced to be conducted for the boys and girls of age group 8 to 12 years. The competitors will be given three hours to expose their skills and the winner will be awarded with cash prize of One Thousand Rupees.Thesubjectforthepaintingwasto be announced at the hour of competition. This was advertised in all newspapers. This news reached a huge number of people in and around Benaras. This holy city rests on the bank of River “Ganges”. The long waited day brought several hundreds of painters together and they were provided with all necessary things such as paints, color, canvas and brushes. The title was announced just before the commencement of the competition, as “A woman fruit seller with basket of fruits and a stick”. All the participants were busily running their imagination; the bell rang to start the competition. The boys and girls were busy sketching the drawings. It was an interesting hour of eagerness. The time was passing little by little. The artists were showing their talent. The painting took place. The first one was primer quoting on canvas. Then applying the reality started. The wet paint had got dry. All these matters were going on in order. The final touches for the true resemblance were done with all their skills.After the allotted time of three hours was over, the final bell rang. Seven judges had the collective responsibility to select and finalize the prize winner. The stages of comparisons, rejections and selections were with full swing. The participants were anxiously awaiting the results by gathering outside the main hall. Judges inspected each and finally selected two of the paintings. With bothpaintingsonparwitheachotheritwas becoming tough for the judges to decide on a final winner. Since the two paintings look equally the best, One of the judges suggested to see the paintings in the open air instead of seeing the paintings under a roof, they should be tested outside the hall. Under open sunlight, the paintings were brought outside in an open yard. As time was passing, a small bird happened to fly over. The bird flew closer to both of the two paintings. The fruits on one of the paintings looked so real, that the bird started biting the painting and made a hole on the fruit portion. TheJudgeswatchedeverythingattentively and brought the paintings back to the auditorium. They collectively decided that the painting with the bird’s biting was the best painting of all. All competitors were welcomed back to the auditorium. The judges had announced their boy who painted the picture was called to the platform and the award of one thousand rupees was handed over to him. Now, a boy of age eleven came to the stage and objected the decision of the seven judges and pleaded to give him a chance to submit his opinions. One of the judges asked him “Who are you to object our decision?” The boy told the furious judges in a polite manner “Sir, I am the person who submitted the other picture which you have rejected from awarding the prize”. Judge laughed and told “You saw how the bird mistook the fruits on the other painting as real fruits and tried to pierce it”. “Yes my learned judges, thank you for your explanation on the real fruit which means the mark was given to the reality”. “Of course in the same sense only, we granted the prize to other boy”, commented the judges. “Sorry to interfere sir, but could you please repeat the title you have allotted for this competition?” the 11-year old boy asked. “A woman fruit seller with basket of fruits and a stick”, one of the judges instantly replied. “This title mainly has three objects - the woman, fruits in a basket, and a stick”, confirmed the boy. Saying “yes, yes”, the judge appreciated the boy for his good understanding. As the boy continued,”the title has three important objects, each carrying equal weight. While, I aimed to score well in all three objects, your learned teams of scholars have granted prize depending entirely on one subject, the fruit! What about the woman and the stick?” This claim of the boy shocked all of them including the audience who were hearing this argument. Contrary to the sequence, one of the seven judges commented “a sensible argument to be considered. What more do you want to tell, my dear boy?” “Sir I am confident and sure my painting is closer to the reality” continued the boy, “in my painting the woman with a stick appeared so real that the bird realized, it would get a beating with the stick if it came closer.” The arguing judge claimed to prove the boy’s sense of reality. The boy screened the portion of the woman and the stick on the painting with a white cloth, and kept the painting at the same place when it was tested. After about 15 minutes, some birds flew over the area. Seeing the painting, they flew near the painting and started piercing the fruits. While it looked strange and miraculous, the boy’s confidence in his art and proper concentration was praised by all the judges. While, the prize money has since been spent, the fame is still secured by this boy. The boy is none other than Ravi Varma – the great artist of India. His paintings in were exhibited in all dominated palaces and kingdoms of India during the British rule in India. The people called this artist, Raja Ravi Varma. He was a king by himself in the dominion of paintings. An Important incident from the life of a great Artist of India.
  11. 11. Karma 12 Lord Mahavishnu According to the ancient Hindu scriptures this entire universe is controlled by three major Gods and they are called as “Holy Trinity”. They are Lord Brahma, Lord Mahavishnu and Lord Shiva. Lord Brahma is the first member of the Hindu Trinity. He takes care of the production of the living beings of the entire universe. Lord Mahavishnu is the second member of the Hindu Trinity. He takes care of the protection of the entire living beings of this entire universe. Lord Shiva is the third member of the Hindu Trinity and he takes care of the destruction for new construction. In this issue we will see a little bit about Lord Mahavishnu. He is said to be the Preserver/Sustainer of life, especially because of His association with the principles of order, righteousness, and dharma (truth/nobility).Whenever these principles are threatened, and religion is endangered on the earth, He comes out of His transcendence to assume an earthly form, and incarnates on the earth to restore the principles, and save His devotees. He takes on an earthly form and becomes incarnated. He is also known as Hari, the remover of sorrow, and Narayanan. He is described having a dark color representing the passive and formless ether, a great quality for a pervading God. There are a total of ten incarnations (avatars) of Lord Mahavishnu. These include a fish (Matsya), tortoise (Kurma), boar (Varaha), man- lion (Narasimha), dwarf (Vaman), Parasuram, Rama (of Ramayana), Krishna, Buddha and Kalki. Among all these avatar Kalki is yet to come. Normally Lord Mahavishnu is seen with four hands. The top right hand holds a discus (chakra) which is a reminder of the wheel of time, and to lead a good life. This chakra is called as “Sudarshan”. The top left hand holds the conch shell (sankha) indicating spread of the divine sound “Om”. This conch is called as Panchajanyam”. The second right hand holds a lotus (Padma) which is an example of glorious existence and the second left hand holds a mace (gadha) indicating the power and punishing capacity of the Lord if discipline is broken. This Gadha is called as “Kowmodhaki”. Out of his navel blossoms a lotus which holds Brahma, the God of Creation whose responsibilities Vishnu has assumed. His vehicle is Garuda, the swift flying bird, which can spread the Vedic knowledge with great courage. He is often depicted reclining on a coiled and many headed cobra (sheshnag) which rests on the cosmic waters. This represents the sleeping Universe. Lord Vishnu’s consort is Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Lord Vishnu’s most celebrated incarnations are Rama and Krishna. That is why, in India, Rama and Krishna are the most worshipped entities, people are not worshipping multiple Gods, but different forms and expansions of the same God. The simple mantra to get his blessings is “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”. Any thing in the world is possible by worshipping Lord Mahavishnu, who sustains the life in world. Enchanting this mantra saves a devotee from many troubles. It bestows the devotee with prosperity, peace, wealth etc. The below mentioned sloka is one of the best mantras to get the auspicious blessings of Lord Mahavishnu. This sloka reveals the 16 different names of Vishnu that one must chant when doing different activities in one’s life. Aushadhe Chintayet Vishnum Bhojane cha Janardanam Shayane Padmanabham cha Vivahe cha Prajapatim. Yuddhe Chakradharam Devam Pravase cha Trivikramam Naraayanam Tanur-tyagé Sreedharam Priya-sangamé Du-swapne Smara Govindam Sankate Madhusoodanam Kaanane Naarasimham cha Paavake Jalashaayinam Jalamadhye Varaham cha Parvate Raghunandanam Gamane Vamanam chaiva Sarva-kaaryeshu Madhavam Shodashaitaani Naamani Pratarudhaya ya: padeth Sarva-papa-vinirmukhto Vishnu-loke Maheeyate The meaning of the aforesaid mantra is as follows. While taking medication remember Vishnu. While consuming food think of Janardana. While sleeping remember Padmanabha, during wedding remember Prajapati. While at war remember Chakradhari, while in travel think of Trivikrama, while in death bed think of Narayana and when meeting loved ones think of Sridhara. If you have bad dreams think Govinda and if you are in troubled times think of Madhusoodana. In a forest remember Narasimha and in the midst of fire remember Jalashayi. In the middle of water (water activities or travel) think of Varaha, while on a mountain (trekking) think of Raghunandana (Rama). If you travel by foot think of Vamana and when you start any deed remember Madhava. One who reads these 16 names every morning will be rid of all sins and will attain Vishnu loka (Moksha). It is the best to get theses mantras initiated by a well learned Atharva Vedic scholar of Guru. For more and more details contact: USA Tollfree@ 1-888-808-1418 / 1-888-808- 1428
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  13. 13. Karma 14 Atharva Vedic Vastu for our Bedrooms: Here I have explained the Vastu Guidelines for Master Bedroom, Children’s Bedroom and Guest Bedroom. Since Vastu is a science, there is logic and reasoning behind every guideline. As an Atharva Vedic scholar and Swamiji, I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically, so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t. WHAT ARE THE VASTU GUIDELINES REGARDING POSITION OF BEDROOMS? • The main bedrooms should be in the South: The Scientific Reason - The North is meant for the Living room and entertaining guests. Hence a private space like a Bedroom should be located far from the front and ideally, that is the South. • Avoid bedrooms in the North-East: The Scientific Reason- All the corners other than the North-East, are reserved for different rooms like Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Living room and Kitchen. Hence the only corner left, which is away from the noisy areas like the Kitchen and back, and is engulfed with morning sunlight, is the North-East which is ideally suited and hence reserved for a meditation room or Puja room. • Avoid bedrooms in the middle of the house: The Scientific Reason – It is obvious that a room in the centre of the house will be used for movement and accessing all the other rooms, and hence a Bedroom that requires privacy and quiet, cannot be placed here. • Avoid bedrooms above the Car porch/Garage : The Scientific Reason - The fumes from the kitchen and the car exhaust that rise up, can be a nuisance and not good for the health of the inmates of the Bedroom. WHATISTHEIDEALLOCATIONOFAMASTERBEDROOM ACCORDING TO VASTU? • The Mater bedroom should be in the South-West: If there is more than one floor, the Master Bedroom should be on the upper floor, in the South-West corner. This room should never be used as a bedroom for young children, as they will try to dominate. The Scientific Reason- In ancient times, the main wealth of the inmates was agricultural produce and this was stored in granaries behind the house. The ideal location for these granaries was the South- West corner, because the South-West heat and the hot S-W summer wind kept the produce dry and free from moisture. Hence the Master Bedroom was preferred in the South-West, closer to the granaries to guard them from thieves. So also, this was not preferred for a Children’s Bedroom. • Avoid the Master bedroom in the South-East: The Scientific Reason - In the olden days, when the cooking was done on open ovens, and the combustible building materials were prone to catch fire due to the hot S-W summer wind, the kitchen was not allowed in the South-West corner and the North-East corners. Hence, the South-East corner or North-West corner were reserved for the Kitchen. WHAT IS THE BEST POSITION OF A GUEST BEDROOM IN VASTU? • The Guest Bedroom should be in the North-West: This corner represents Vayu or movement which implies that Guests who sleep in this bedroom will not stay for long and get going on their way. The Scientific Reason- A Bedroom in the North side is preferable for guests as it is closer to the living room and the front of the house. At the same time, it is away from the back of the house and the family members have their privacy. The northern Bedrooms also have the advantage of getting constant light from the North. WHAT IS THE IDEAL LOCATION OF A CHILDREN’S BEDROOM ACCORDING TO VASTU SHASTRA? • The children’s bedroom should be in the East or West side: The Scientific Reason - The West bedroom has the advantage of being bright and well lit in the evenings due to the West sunrays. Hence it is a good location for the Children’s Bedroom because they use it a lot in the evening for their studies after school and play. The East bedrooms have the advantage of being well lit in the mornings. WHAT IS THE IDEAL SHAPE FOR A BEDROOM? • The bedroom should be square or rectangle in shape: The Scientific Reason- The rectangle or square shape is
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  15. 15. Karma 16 the best shape for placing rectangular cots and other furniture, without wasting any space. WHAT IS THE BEST DIRECTION FOR SLEEPING IN A BEDROOM, ACCORDING TO VASTU SHASTRA? • Avoid sleeping with head in the North: In fact only a dead body is kept with the head in the North and the feet pointing towards the South. The Scientific Reason- The blood in the body contains iron, making the body magnetic with the positive polarity in the head. Hence the head represents the North pole while the feet are the South pole of the body. When you sleep with your head to the North, these two positive polarities repel each other, disrupting the flow of blood and affecting your sleep and health. Hence one should never sleep with the head in the North. • However, Vastu allows sleeping with the head in the other three directions. The effects of sleeping with the head in different directions is described below: • Head in the East: East is the direction of knowledge and enlightenment. Sleeping with the head in the East increases knowledge and increases a liking for spiritualism. For this reason, children should always sleep with their head in the east. • Head in the West: Sleeping with one’s head in the West is good for people who do not permanently reside in the house, like guests and married daughters, in their parents’ house. • Head in the South: South is the best direction for sleeping. Sleeping with one’s head in the South brings happiness and sound sleep. WHAT IS THE IDEAL POSITION OF A BED ACCORDING TO VASTU? • Avoid sleeping near sharp corners of columns etc: They should be camouflaged with plants or rounded off. The Scientific Reason - The sharp corners can cause damage to the furniture if accidentally pushed against them. Also they can hurt you when you move around. • Avoid sleeping under beams or slanted ceilings: The remedy is to create a false ceiling. The Scientific Reason – A beam or slanting roof above the bed, can psychologically feel like a weight on you, as you lie down looking up at the ceiling. • Keep the beds 2″ away from the walls: The Scientific Reason – To allow for the free flow of air all around and under the bed, thus creating good ventilation. • Avoid the bed directly opposite the door: But the bed should be placed in a position where the occupants can see anyone coming into the rooms. The scientific reason - A bed is normally about 5.7 or 6 feet in length and if placed bang opposite the door, can psychologically appear to be an obstacle as you enter the room. WHAT ARE THE VASTU GUIDELINES FOR THE DOOR AND WINDOWS IN A BEDROOM? • The door to the Bedroom should open 90 degrees: A door that cannot open fully will limit the flow of opportunities. The Scientific Reason - Whenever you enter any room, it is important that the door opens wide as otherwise it can be a struggle to get into the room especially if you have a child or something in your hands. • The door should be in the East, West or North: Avoid fixing doors in the South-West of a bedroom. The Scientific Reason – The South-West corner of the bedroom is reserved for the safe and wardrobes. Hence it is better to keep the door away from this corner. • The larger windows should be in the East or North:And smaller windows in the West is ideal. The Scientific Reason - The constant light from the North and the morning light from the East are very essential to brightenandaerate the bedroom. Smaller windows to the West will allow for cross- ventilation. WHATARETHEVASTUPRINCIPLESFORARRANGEMENT OF FURNITURE IN THE BEDROOM? • The safe should be in the South-West, opening towards North: The Scientific Reason – The heavy stuff is preferred in the South or West sides to serve as a buffer to the hot evening sunlight. Since the constant light is from the North, you can see clearly into the Safe if it opens towards the North.
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  17. 17. Karma 18 • Keep some open space in the North-East: The Scientific Reason - The Constant and beneficial sunlight from the East and North should engulf the whole room and not get blocked by heavy furniture. • Keep things that make you happy in front of the Bedroom door: The Scientific Reason - Upon entering, your bedroom, the first thing yo u see should be something that gives you the feeling of peace and serenity such as a photograph, a favorite quote or even flowers that enhance these positive feelings. Keep objects that remind you of unfinished tasks out of the room, or at least out of sight as the bedroom should be a place where you can totally relax. It is obvious that things that make you happy will give a positive feeling. • Beds should not be shaky: The mattress should provide good support to the body while resting. The Scientific Reason – The essential function of the bed is to provide a surface which is neither too hard nor too soft for the back. A shaky bed will creak and disturb others when people turn on the bed. •Thedressingtable should be in the East or North: The Scientific Reason - The constant light from the North or East will light up your face when sitting in front of the mirror, thus allowing you to dress up well. • Study table should face East, North or North-East: The Scientific Reason- The constant light from the North and the morning sunlight from the East will make reading easy, without much straining. • Avoid Television in the bedroom: If a TV is kept, it should never be directly in front of the bed as it works as a mirror and generates negative energy. It can be kept to the right or left of the bed at an angle for comfortable viewing from bed. The Scientific Reasoning- A T.V. does not encourage intimacy. In fact it only encourages people to become couch potatoes. Also, the waves from the T.V are not good for your health and so keeping the T.V far away is always preferable. • Computers should be kept in the South-East: The Scientific Reason - The South-East is considered the Aagneya (Fire) corner. The ‘Vastu Pundits’ consider electrical appliances as the equivalent of fire and happily encourage you to keep all electric gadgets in the S-E of every room. • Wardrobes should be in the North-West or South-West: The Scientific Reason - They serve as buffers to the hot evening sunlight coming in from the West. • Attached bathroom should be in the East or South-East : The Scientific Reason - Normally the bathroom is used for bath and other activities, early in the morning, and so will be wet after use. If it is placed in the East side, the morning sunlight will dry up the area and the UV rays will kill all the germs. • Avoid mirror directly opposite the bed: The Scientific Reason - When you wake up in the morning, all untidy and disheveled, it may be a shock when you see yourself in the mirror as you sit up in the bed! • Avoid religious idols: The Scientific Reason - Many people may feel uncomfortable to lie around with their feet pointing towards the religious idols, as they believe it is disrespectful to god. • Avoid Clutter: It represents stagnation. The Scientific R eason - When you see clutter you feel helpless about it, and it just keeps accumulating and becomes an irritant in your mind. Removing clutter in your bedroom will help you feel more efficient and function optimally. To tackle clutter, first take on small projects to help you avoid the feelings of being overwhelmed by the task at hand. • Avoid storing things under the bed: The Reason- The space under the bed gets very dusty and cannot be cleaned often. Hence it is meaningless to store anything there. WHAT IS THE IDEAL COLOUR FOR BEDROOM WALLS, ACCORDING TO VASTU? • Colour of the bedroom walls: should be light pink, gray, blue, chocolate, dark green etc and not bright colurs. The Scientific Reason - Bright colours and bold patterns advance and make the space look smaller; while pale colours recede and reflect light and make the space look bigger. Contrasting colours and textures in a room break it up into several different areas and make it appear smaller • For more information about other rooms’Vastu and get a good vibrations through proper Vastu advise and also for all your prosperity, call Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar, the ONLY Atharva Vedic Vastu consultant in the western countries. Swamiji could be reached @USA Tollfree@ 1-888-808-1418 / 1-888-808-1428 or e- mail: avtemple@aol.com. Om Shanthi
  18. 18. Karma 19 There are many games played in India. Most of those games are from the country sides of India. Even though these games are from the country sides, their entire motto is to develop the team spirit and unity. In this issue we will see about an ancient game played in India. It is widely known as “Kho-Kho. Kho- Kho ranks as one of the most popular traditional sports in India. The origin of Kho-Kho is difficult to trace, but many historians believe, that it is a modified form of ‘Run Chase’, which in its simplest form involves chasing and touching a person. With its origins in Maharashtra, Kho-Kho in ancient times, was played on ‘raths’ or chariots, and was known as Rathera. Like all Indian games, it is simple, inexpensive and enjoyable. It does, however, demand physical fitness, strength, speed and stamina, and a certain amount of ability. Dodging, feinting and bursts of controlled speed make this game quite thrilling. To catch by pursuit - to chase, rather than just run - is the capstone of Kho-Kho. The game develops qualities such as obedience, discipline, sportsmanship, and loyalty between team members. The rules of the game were framed in the beginning of the 20th century. During the late 1950s, the first national Kho-Kho championship was organized in Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh). The Government has initiated the following awards for the game: Arjuna Award, Eklavya Award for men, Rani Laxmi Bai award for women, Veer Abhimanyu award for boys under 18, and Janaki award for girls under 16. How the game is played Each team consists of twelve players, but only nine players take the field for a contest. A match consists of two innings. An innings consists of chasing and running turns of 7 minutes each. Eight members of the chasing team sit in their eight squares on the central lane, alternately facing the opposite direction, while the ninth member is an active chaser, and stands at either of the posts, ready to begin the pursuit. Members of the chasing team have to put their opponent out, touching them with their palms, but without committing a foul. All the action in Kho-Kho is provided by the defenders, who try to play out the 7 minutes time, and the chasers who try to dismiss them. A defender can be dismissed in three ways: 1) if he is touched by an active chaser with his palm without committing a foul, 2) if he goes out of the limits on his own, 3) if he enters the limit late. Defenders enter the limit, in batches of three. After the third and last defender of batch is out, the next batch must enter the limits, before a ‘kho’ is given by the successful active chaser. Defenders have full freedom of movement on both sides of the central lane, but the active chaser cannot change the direction to which he is committed. He cannot cross the central lane. An active chaser can change position with a seated chaser, by touching him from behind by palm, and uttering the word ‘kho’ loudly, and simultaneously, chase or attack is build up through a series of ‘khos’ as the chase continues with a relay of chasers. At the end of the innings there is an interval of 5 minutes and an interval of 2 minutes, in between the turns. Each side alternates between chasing and defense. Kho-Kho can be played by men, women, and children of all ages. The game requires a very small piece of evenly surfaced ground, rectangular in shape, and 27m by 15m. The only equipment required is the two poles. The game lasts no more than 37 minutes. It is one of the most interesting games played in India. In the next issue we will meet with some other different games. Kho-Kho Sports page.
  19. 19. Karma 20 Simple Question and Answer Series by Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar The ONLY living Atharva Vedic Swamiji in USA • Who is God? God is the manifest and unmanifest universe. We are each made in the likeness of God. • Can you prove that God exist? One cannot perceive God unless they exist. Since God is the manifest and unmanifest universe, then He exists in the form of air, water, earth, fire, space and all the 108 elements that make up the universe. • Why are there so many Gods in Hinduism? There is only one God or Universal Consciousness. It does not matter what name He is given. In Hinduism, the physical forces in the universe are each represented as an aspect of God. E.g: Vishnu = Space, Laxmi = Light, Vayu = Air, Pritivi = Earth, Agni = Fire, Ganga = Water. • What is Mantra? Mantra is sound that causes vibrations in our outer and inner being. The vibrations of the mantra first pretrate the physical body, then permeates the astral body which has its center in the throat area. Then it permeates the causal body, which has its center in the heart area and finally the supra-causal body which exist in the form of pure light and has its center in the area of the navel. •Why should I perform Pooja? Pooja is performed to create a change in one’s life. •Is it easier to follow the path of goodness through Lord Shiva? The path of goodness always becomes easier with practice. The path of God will yield rich rewards that are long lasting. It involves no injury, harm or death to any animal or any other being. Therefore only good karma is built up when God is worshipped. Also God wants people to prosper and to be happy because in that way the universe becomes a better and better place. But people must first make the effort. They must find the knowledge and then they must practice the knowledge in the correct way. Thereafter they will be conferred with all the blessings from the Supreme Being. • Does the Hindu scriptures not speak about Sacrifices? The term `sacrifice’ as used in the Hindu scriptures means `yajna’- offering oblations and singing the praise of the Hindu Deity. There are circumstances when an old horse or oxen would be killed by a sage (holy person) in order to prove to his disciples that a particular mantra works. The soul of the animal so sacrificed is granted a higher form of birth by the power of the mantras uttered by the holy man. • Do the Hindu Scriptures permit the eating of meat? YES.However the Hindu scriptures promote healthy vegetarian food. God created the universe as a wholesome natural ecological system that should remain free from the interference of humans. Killing of an animal causes its life to come to an end before the time that was established by Nature. Therefore the killer creates negative karma for himself and later that debt will have to be repaid. •Why must we perform japa for 108 repetitions? There are 108 natural elements that make up the universe. Certain mantras require specific numbers of repetitions in order for them to work. When a holy person gives you a mantra, he must also tell you how many repetitions should be performed and what time of day the mantras should be recited. •What is your opinion of the Caste System? I think that the Caste System was misunderstood, misinterpreted and misrepresented to the world. The RigVeda verse (10 : 90 : 12) state that from the mouth of the Supreme Being (Purusa), the Brahmin was created, from his arms, the Ksatriya caste, from his thighs came the Vaisya and from his feet came the Sudra. The `Brahmin by Birth’ supporters often explain that the Hindu scriptural texts are allegorical in nature. But when faced with a verse that will be disadvantageous to their position of status and privilege, they are quick to apply the literal meaning. •What is your opinion of Caste System in terms of the Bhagavad Gita? In verse (4 : 13) in the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krisna states that the fourfold caste was created by Him by the different distribution of Guna and Karma. The three Gunas are modes ranging from the darkness of ignorance, passion for sensual satisfaction and finally the mode of goodness. Karma means our actions. Therefore if our action is in the mode of goodness, we are qualified to be in the Brahmin caste. By the same token, even if we are born from a Brahmin lineage and our actions are in the mode of ignorance and darkness, then we fall into the Sudra caste.
  20. 20. Karma 21 •How can I uplift myself from the bondage of Karma? We create our own karma by our every action. If we start now, in this minute, we can begin to change our karma. The Bhagavad Gita Verse (6 : 5) states that a man can raise himself or debase himself of his own volition. He is his own friend or he is his own enemy. Man has the ability to make free choice and exercise his own Free Will. He can choose the path of truth and goodness or the path that leads away from truth and goodness. •How can a person live truthfully in a corrupt society? One must choose to set himself apart or to run with the flock. To anyone who is knowledgeable, confident and steady of mind, this is not a difficult choice to make. •How can I be expected to live a life of purity when I live in a society that craves, meat, alcohol and sex? Purity is in the heart. Hinduism does not hold a fundamentalist view on the quality of life that one lives. Hinduism in itself is a way of life. If someone travels the land of India from Mount Kailash in the North to the Bay of Bengal in the South, he will see the practice of Hinduism in thousands of different ways. The outward practice comes from the inner mind. When one lives a life with Balance, inclusion and connection, he can achieve a state of purity even in a society such as the one you describe. Balance means to develop the physical body, the intellectual mind and the spiritual wholesomeness in concert with each other. Inclusion means to accept all peoples irrespective of their differences or their beliefs. Connection means that one must always stay `plugged-in’ to family and community. •Why do Hindus worship a Monkey God? The proper name for the God you refer to is Hanuman Devta. He is the incarnation of Lord Shiva who returned to earth in this form to help Lord Rama (incarnation of Vishnu) to conquer the demon King Ravana and restore peace to the earth. Hanuman Devta is the embodiment of strength, courage, truth, and devotion among other qualities. What does one’s outward look matter when they are filled with all these divine qualities? •Do evil spirits exist? Yes. There is abundant evidence about haunted buildings in every corner of the Globe. •Can individuals become possessed by evil spirits? Yes. In the Holy Bible (Luke 8 : 2) , it is stated that Mary Magdalene was possessed by seven evil spirits. In Acts 19:16 it is stated that a man who was possessed by an evil spirit attacked a group of people. Volumes of evidence exist of people becoming possessed by spirits in burial grounds, at cremation sites or during the activities at the Kala Bhairava Pooja. •How do evil spirits come about? There are many different types of spirits. The most common type is called BHUTA. This is the spirit of a person who recently died. Because most people are quite attached to material things in life, at the time of death, they think of the things that they have to leave behind and because of their attachment, they become doomed to exist in limbo. They are dis-embodied but still exist in this same material plane that humans inhabit. Most times they remain invisible, but often times they can be seen and heard by people. They are miserable beings and are extremely jealous. When they see others enjoying the material things that they had to leave behind, the spirits can become very angry and bring harm to the family. •Why do some families suffer more severely from the attack by spirits? A spirit may inhabit a particular location simply because it had spent most of its human life in that location. It may neither help nor hurt the people living there. However, in other situations, because of jealousy, greed, or hatred someone with the proper knowledge may deliberately place an evil spirit on the person, in the home or on the property of the people that they wish to harm. In such a case, the spirit has a specific purpose and that purpose is to cause grief to the family. Now you may ask that how is this possible? You must remember that Science has proven that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. When we speak of spirits, we are speaking of the energy that was contained in the human body while it was in its living state now existing on its own as a dis-embodied spirit because the physical body no longer exist. Thus the harm that a physical person can bring to you in their living state is not very different from the harm that their spirit-energy can bring to you in their evil spirit state. •How can you tell whether a growing child is being influenced by an evil spirit? It is often difficult to distinguish between the influence of an evil spirit and learned behavior in a person. A child may be born with good karmic influences but because of the environment, in which he grows up, he adopts very negative behavior patterns. However, the influence of a spirit in a child’s life becomes very noticeable when a child who has all material comforts, have parents who love him and who has numerous opportunities in life seems to be bent on destroying his own future. He becomes disobedient, refuses to attend school, gets in repeated troubles with the law, shuns his parents, relatives and only chooses those friends who follow a renegade lifestyle. Svoboda (1986) states that a spirit is of the same form as the mind, so it can enter your brain and do plenty of damage: create temptations, pervert your intellect, and so on. • Can evil spirits be removed from a person or from a home? Yes. Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar understands paranormal activities and the world of spirits. He has perfected the cures for the removal of many different types of evil spirits from the body as well from the home environment. But an evil spirit will always fight to stay on and therefore the person who comes to be healed by Swami-Ji must understand that they must fight to help themselves heal. And the ability to put up a good fight to ward off the evil must come from knowledge.. For more spiritual help to come out of any of your problems call immediately Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar in USA, , the ONLYAtharva Vedic Swamiji in the entire western countries. Swamiji could be reached @ 408 829 7780 in USA and by e- mail to avtemple@aol.com. Om Shanthi
  21. 21. Karma 22 Spiritual salvation through the Atharva Veda for the marriage related problems. The first and preliminary step in the development of the human race is marriage. Atharva Veda explains the term “marriage” as “the fundamental base of the worldly evolution”. Before marriage the human is individual. He/she is dependant. After the marriage, the individual is either dependant or independent. But the individuals become inter dependant. The inter dependence normally brings a great understanding between the two individuals, called as couple. In the life of some couple the understanding will be very less. The problems in the marriage are divided into two major parts. One is pre marriage problems and the other is post marriage problems. The pre marriage problems are, unable to get a suitable bride or groom, un necessary delay in getting married. The post marriage problems are unnecessary raptures between the couple, lack of understanding, unable to have the sex in the proper way, unnecessary wastage of money, unexpected medical expenses of the wife or husband and many more like this. The Yaksha/Yakshini devathas of Atharva Veda play the most important role in solving the problems. Before starting the chanting of mantras, the horoscope must be analyzed by Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar as per the norms ofAtharva Veda. Then the root cause of the problem will be detected by Swamiji Sri Siddhar and the proper Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini Devatha is to be found. The mantras should be chanted only as per the instruction given by the Swamiji. Even the pundits are not allowed to chant the mantras without the instruction from Swamiji. Chanting the mantras without the instruction of Swamiji is as dangerous as taking the powerful medicines without the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner. The medical practitioner only knows the health condition of the patient. He will adjust the dosage of the medicine according to the health condition of the patient. Like that Swamiji Siddhar only knows the condition of the planets and the problems. He will suggest the rituals. The rituals are entirely different from the regular prayers that are conducted at the homes and temples. In prayers only the general welfare is taken care and in the rituals the general welfare is secondary and the problem salvation is primary. In regular prayers the problem salvation never takes place. For solving the pre marriage problems the rituals of Yakshini devathas are to be conducted as per the instruction of Swamiji. The first is Swayamvara Mohini. This Yakshini makes the mind of the devotee very strong on their counter part. She makes the devotee very happy and blesses her devotee with the wonderful counterpart. There are a lot of practical examples for the power of this Yakshini devatha. Her shape itself is very wonderful. She is a female deity. Atharva Veda explains her shape and color as follows. As the Sanskrit verse is very tough to understand the translation and the meaning of the verse is given here. “The Swayamvara Mohini is the Yakshini devatha. She is in the shape of a young woman of twenty years old. She is seated in a lotus flower. She wears white silk cloths. She is playing music with the musical instrument called veena. The name of that veena is vallaki. She enjoys music well. She brings the soul and mind of the devotee’s counterpart to the devotee. She likes sweets and white flowers”. Sweets and white flowers take the major part in the rituals of this devatha. The next Yakshini devatha is Jaganmohini. She can make an unmake. She easily gets satisfied with the rituals and this wonderful angel blesses her devotees with a long lasting married life. She is also a female deity of twenty years old. She is in standing pose. She also loves sweets much. But she likes the fragrance of red flowers. Among all the sweets, she likes cooked sweet rice. The sweetener used to sweeten the rice should be sugar candy. The sweet rice should be garnished with cashews, dry grapes (raisins), almonds, and dates. The sweet rice and red fragrant flowers play the most vital role in the rituals. She makes the life of her devotee as the most fragrant and the sweetest one. The post marriage problems are solved by various Yaksha/ Yakshini devathas. The major problem in the post marriage life is financial problems. The second, tenth and the eleventh houses of the horoscopes of the couple are to be analyzed as per the Atharva Veda. The first Yaksha devatha to solve the financial problems isYaksharaja Kubera devatha. He solves the financial problems along with the Yakshini devatha called as Kamaladharini. They both join together and solve the financial problems of the devotees. The graha paripalana mahashanthi is also to be performed. The graham paripalana maha shanthi is entirely different from the navagraha Pooja performed by the regular priests. The problems will be solved spiritually by the blessings of the aforesaid Atharva Veda Yaksha/Yakshini devathas. The rituals or the chanting of the mantras are to be started only after getting the proper initiation from Swamiji Sri.Selvam Siddhar is a must. To solve the pre marriage and or post marriage problems contact @ USA Tollfree@ 1-888-808- 1418 / 1-888-808-1428 or e mail: avtemple@aol.com
  22. 22. OM SRI AUROBINDO AND MOTHER ON OCCULTISM The special gift of a particular church line, or discipline, lays in a specific direction. Yet, it may cultivate not so much the higher lines of spiritual realization. In Christianity, side by side with the major saints, there was usually a group, or a line of praticants, that followed the occult, while outwardly observing the official creed. It is curious to note that often where the original text of the Bible speaks of “gods,” in the plural, referring to the deities, or occult powers, the official version translates it as “God,” to give the necessary theatric (“God is alive!”) value and atmosphere. But, if Occultism is to be feared because of its wrong uses and potential dangers, Spirituality too, should then be placed on the same footing. All good things in the world have their deformation and danger, but that is no reason why one should avoid them altogether. What is required is the correct attitude, discrimination, training, and discipline. Viewed in its true light, occultism is dynamic spirituality. In other words, it seeks to express and execute (bring down to the material world) the powers and principles of Spirit through the agency of the subtle forces of the mental and the physical. Occultism is naturally separate from the transcendent spirit of God in Heaven, but it is an indispensable and undividable instrument for those who endeavor to manifest the Divine in a concrete form. Perhaps everyone practices occultism, whether in a small prayer or through taping into a power as big as the universe. However, only a few can do Vision Therapy. To some it is harmless; yet to many, it is dangerous (because of the lack of concentration). Science is a vast system. In the physical sciences, the secret lies in Mother Nature. In occult science, one should know the mind’s powers and life’s powers. In physical science the same element can be in either gas, liquid, or solid form. Spirit as the sterilization of knowledge depends on true formulas, not on false formulas. Convention, with compulsion is ignorant. Even Astrology, Astronomy, and Geometry are enumerations of science. If one is omni-potently effective he can understand the totality of science. The movements of cosmic forces are intuitive. We are all batteries carriying suggestions for the cosmic force. The incomparable cosmic science always has inter-connection with the Cosmic, or Mother Nature’s force. The explored knowledge of today depends until it is survived; after that, its slogans are invalid. In the olden days before the radio the saints did the job of the radio as an ordinary thing. It is merely a question of words. The medical sciences of today had its start many, many years back with the saints. The only difference was is the process of touch and in the choosing of the proper herbs. As long as one knows how to build one’s character, the truth that was there in the former times are still to be found today. There are not two things to discover, but only one thing. The mind, knowledge and wisdom; one goes quickly, another goes slowly, but the goal or the target of the seeker is the same. Science goes along with religion. We need only labor and perseverance. How hard they worked in olden days! It is indeed very respectable. They were always awake. Their appetite was for knowledge; and they stayed free from worldly concerns. The external form and the visible form are the result of the inner-state of spiritual realization. For example: live, and living, and life. The people without wisdom go hither and thither. What goes on in the marriage hall? Not knowing what is their purpose; one is serving, while another one is eating. The essential difference is: if one thinks everything is blue and dark and bad in the world, the world of occultism overtakes him. Help each other. Do good for others, as well as for one’s own self. Have humanitarian thoughts, not that of crazy dream world results and worldly pleasures.This is essential.They need not be abandoned; it just should not be given your first priority. Pray for everyone and for yourself. You will live according to your thoughts. (To be continued) Karma 23
  23. 23. Karma 24 OLD IS GOLD About 164 years ago “Edgar Allen” was famous in writing and commanding the “English Language” and was well known to the world. The present generation should know about his works with enthusiasm. We are going to witness one of his famous writings “Cask of Amontillado”. The thousand injuries of fortunate I had borne as the best as I could, but when we ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul will not suppose, how ever, that gave utterance to a threat. At a length I would be avenged this was a point definitely settled – but the very definitivness with which was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong. It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued, as was my wont, to smile is his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation. He had a weak point – this Fortunato – although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared he prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine. Few Italians have the true virtuoso spirit. For the most part their enthusiasm is adopted to suit the time and opportunity, to practice imposture upon the British and Austrian millionaires. In painting and gemmary, Fortunato, like his countrymens, was a Quack, but in the matter of old wines he was sincere. In this respect I did not differ from him materially. I was skillful in the Italian vintages myself and bought largely whenever I could. I was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend. He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much. The man wore motley. He had on a tight fitting parti – striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells. I was so pleased to see him that I thought I should never have done wringing his hand. I said to him “My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking to day. But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts”. “How?” said he. “Amontillado, A pipe? Impossible! And in the middle of the carnival! I have my doubts”, I replied and I was silly enough to pay the full Amontillado price without consulting you in the matter. You were not to be found, and I was fearful of losing bargain”. “Amontillado!” “I have my doubts” “Amontillado” “And I must satisfy them” “Amontillado” “As you are engaged, I am on my way to Luchresi. If any one has a critical turn it is he. He will tell me”. “Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from sherry”. And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own. “Come let us go”. “Whither”? “To your vaults” “My friend, no I will not impose upon your good nature. I perceive you have an engagement. Luchersi”. “I have no engagement; come”. “My friend, no it is not the engagement but the severe cold with which I perceive you are afflicted. The vaults are insufferably damp. They are encrusted with nitre”. “Let us go nevertheless. The cold is merely noting. Amontillado! You have been imposed upon. And as for Luchersi, he cannot distinguish sherry from Amontillado”. Thus speaking Fortuna, possessed Himself of my arm and putting on a mask of black silk and drawing a roquelaire closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo. There were no attendants at home: they had absconded to make merry in honour of the time. I had told them that should not return until the morning, and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house. These orders were sufficient, I well knew, to insure their immediate disappearance, one and all, as soon as my back was turned. I took from their sconces two flambeaux, and giving one to Fortunato, bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into the vaults. I passed down a long and winding staircase, requesting him, to be cautious as he followed. We came at length to the foot of the descent and stood together upon the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montresors. The gait of my friend was unsteady and the bells upon his cap jingled as he strode. “The pipe” he said. “It is farther on”, I said but observe the white web – work which gleams from these cavern walls. “He turned towards me, and looked into my eyes with two filmy orbs that distilled the rheum of intoxication. “Nitre?” he asked, at length. “Nitre” I replied “how long have you had that cough?” “Ugh! Ugh, Ugh! Ugh! My poor friend found it impossible to reply for many minutes. “It is nothing” he said at last. “Come” I said with decision, “We will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, and admired, beloved. You are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible. Besides, there is Luchersi”. “Enough” he said. “The cough’s a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough”. “True- true” I replied, “and indeed I had no intention of alarming you unnecessarily – but you should use all proper caution”. A draught of this Medoc will defend us from the damps. Here I knocked off the neck of a bottle which I drew from a long row of its fellows that lay upon the mould. “Drink” I said, presenting him the wine. He raised it to his lips with a leer. He paused and nodded to me familiarly, while his bells jingled “I drink” he said, “to the buried that repose around us”, “and I to your long life”. He again took my arm and we proceeded. “These vaults” he said “are extensive”. “The montresors” I replied, “Were a great and numerous family”. “I forget your arms”, “a huge human foot d’or, in a field assure; the foot cruches a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in a heel”. “And the motto”? “Nemo me impure lacessit”. “Good”, he said. The wine sparkled in his eyes and the bells jingled. My own fancy grew warm with the Medoc. We had passed through long walls of piled skeletons, with casks
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  25. 25. Karma 26 and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs. I paused again, and this time I made bold to seize Kortunato by an arm above the elbow. The “nitre” I said “see it increases. It hangs like Mors upon the Vaults. We are below the river’s bed. The drops of moist trickle among the bones. Come, we will go back before it is too late. Your cough”, “It is nothing” he said. “Letus go on but first, another draught of the Medoc”. I broke and reached him a flagon of De Grave. He emptied it at a breath. His eyes flashed with a fierce light. He laughed and threw the bottle upwards with a gesticulation I did not understand. I looked at him in surprise. He repeated the movement a grotesque one. “You do not comprehend he asked”. Then you are not of the brotherhood “How” “you are not of the masons” “yes, yes” I said “yes… yes “you?” impossible! A mason? I replied “A sign” He said “a sign” it is this I answered, producing from beneath the folds of my roQuelaire a trowel. “you jest” he exclaimed, recoiling a few paces “But let us Proceed to the Amontillado “Be it so” I said replacing the tool beneath the cloak and again offering him my arm. He leaned upon it heavily. We continued our route in search of the Amontillado. We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and dencending again, arrived at a deep crypt in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather than to glow than flame. At the most remote end of the crypt there appeared another less spacious. Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris. Three sides of this interior crypt were still ornamated in this manner. From the fourth side the bones had been thrown down and lay promiscuously upon the earth. Forming at one point a mound of some size. Within the wall thus exposed by the displacing of the bones, we perceived a still interior crypt or recess, in depth about four feet, in width three, in height six or seven It seemed to have been constructed for no especial use within itself, but formed merely the interval between two of the colossal supports of the roof of the catacombs, and was backed by one of their circumscribing walls of solid granite It was in vain that Fortunato, up lifting his dull torch, endeavored to pry into the depth of the recess. It is termination the feeble light did not enable us to see. “Proceed” I said, “here in is the Amontillado. As for Luchersi”. “He is an ignoramus” interrupted my friend, as he stepped unsteadily forward, while I fallowed immediately at his heels. In an instant he had reached the extremity of the niche, and finding his progress arrested by the rock, stood stupidly bewildered A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite. In its surface were two iron staples, distant from each other about two feet, horizontally. From one of these depended a short chain, from the other a padlock Throwing the links about his waist, it was but the work of a few seconds to secure it. He was too much astounded to resist. Withdrawing the key I stepped back from the recess, “pass your hand” I said, “over the wall, you can not help feeling the nitre”. Indeed it is very damp and once more let me implore you to return No? Then I must positively leave you. But I must first render you all the little attentions in my power”. “The Amontillado”, ejaculated my friend not yet recovered from his astonishment. “True” I replied. Amontillado, as I said these words I busied my self among the pile of bones of which I have spoken before. Throwing them aside, I soon uncovered a quantity of building stone and mortar. With these materials and with the aid of my trowel, I began vigorously to wall up the entrance of the niche. I had scarcely laid the first tier of the masonry when I discovered that the intoxication of Fortunato had in a great measure worn off. The earliest indication I had of this was a low moaning cry from the depth of the recess it was not the cry of a drunken man. There was then a long and obstinate silence. I laid the second tier, the third, the fourth, and then I heard the furious vibrations of the chain. The noise lasted for several minutes, during which, that I might hearken to it with the more ratisfaction, I ceased my labours and sat down upon the bones. When at lest the clanking subsided, I resumed the trowel, and finished without interruption the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh tier. The wall was now nearly upon a level with my breast. I again paused, and holding the flambeaux over the mason- work, threw a few feeble rays upon the figure within.Asuccession of loud and shrill screams, bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained form, seemed to thrust me violently back. For a brief moment I hesitated, I trembled unsheathing my rapier, I began to grope with it about the recess; but the thought of an instant reassured me. I placed my hand upon the solid fabric of the catacombr, and felt satisfied. I reapproached the wall; I replied to the yells of him who clamoured. I re-echoed, I aided and surpassed them in volume and in streangth. I did this, and the clamourer grew still. It was now midnight, and my task was drawing to a close. I had completed the eighth, the ninth and the tenth tier. I had finished a portion of the last and the eleventh; there remained but a single store to be fitted and plastered in. I struggled with its weight; I placed it partially in its destined position. But now there came from out the niche a low laugh that erected the hairs upon my head. It was succeeded by a sad voice, which I had difficulty in recognizing as that of the noble Fortunato. The voice said “Ha- ha-ha-he-he- he”- a very good joke, indeed an excellent jest. We will have many a rich laugh about it at the palazzo- he-he-he over our wine he-he-he. The Amontillado “I said” yes Amontillado but it is not getting late? Will not they be awaiting us at the palazzo the Lady Fortunato and the rest? “Let us be gone”. “Yes”, I said “let us be gone” “For the love of God, montresor”. “Yes”, I said “for the love of God”. But to these words, I hearkened in vain for a reply. I grew impatient and I called aloud “Fortunatto”. No answer. I called again, “Fortunatto”. No answer and still I thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within. There came forth in return only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick and it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so. I hastened to make an end of my labour. I forced the last stone into its position. I plastered it up. Against the new masonary, I re- ereated the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed him. In peace requiescat!.
  26. 26. STRESS Every era in history had been characterized by some debilitating disease in the advanced cultures for instance there were the plagues of the middle ages, and the ravages of polio and pneumonia in the early 1900s for the most part these diseases were eliminated when the environmental condition were improved or when the germs or viruses were destroyed through drugs. In modern society we too have a characteristic diseases but one that is normally considered to be not so easy to eliminate. It underlies such diverse condition as psychometric diseases, heart disease and chemical dependency, and it is a major contributor to disturbance in once emotional, social and family life. It inhibits creativity and personal effectiveness, and it is present in the sense of general dissatisfaction that is so obvious in our day to day lives. The name of this condition is stress, and it has been called by researchers at Cornell university medical college, the most debilitating medical and social problem in the world today. It is hard to imagine how a single cause can contribute to such a variety of disorders until one realizes that it is a very fabric of our lives that is involved. Stress is uniquely different from what we normally think as a disease. It has no biological structure such as germs or virus, nor does it lurk in dark sewers or contaminated water. Rather it is the result of how our mind and body function and interact. It is the consequence of how we regulate, or to put it more appropriately, how we do not regulate the mental and physical functioning of our being. In a few short words stress is the result of the way we have consciously or unconsciously chosen to live. It is the disease created by the abuse we give our mind and body and it leads to an incredible variety of symptoms. They may be as innocuous as a temper tantrum or as a destructive as a heart attack. Stress may show itself in alcoholism or in depression. It leads to sleeplessness and to the common cold. Its symptoms are many, while it is cause often goes unrecognized and untreated. Solution to stress We do a variety of things to cope with this problem, much of which, however, is only palliative. For instance, medical treatment is focused upon the symptoms but does little for the underlying condition of cause. On our own we smoke, drink, take pain killer, and sleeping tablets, have massages, watch TV, and go on vacations. The frequency and variety of its symptoms are on the increase. One of the reasons for this is that stress is not a ‘thing’ such as a germ or virus or bad water. It cannot be put on a slide, nor under a microscope, or bottled, or separated into categories nor can it be counted. Our past success in controlling disease to some extant has been because we could do these things, and this success has blinded us to the real nature of the problem of stress. Stress in itself is always harmfull.No one has ever benefited from stress. Scientific researches, however though sophisticated, is aimed only at the physical level, while stress is a condition of the mind and reflects its symptoms in the body. Thus, seeking solutions from the medical end psychological profession can be confusing, for expert in these fields often do not agree with one another. Science can not explain why we have emotions at all how do we became angry, how we do feel sorrow, why do we like somethingandnototherthings,whyarewesuffering,howtoget rid of miseries? While are Vedic literatures analyses rigorously and give confidant answers to all the above question, Science blinks like a small hopeless child , It is possible to achieve optimal balanced and thus stress free living by the method of Atharav Vedic Thantra Meditation invented by Swamiji Sri Selvam Siddhar. Than having to go to a doctor or the drug or drink. Its focus is the entire person, body, mind and soul, and this is exactly what is needed to deal with psychosomatic disease .Interestingly enough, this modern approach has its roots in Yoga science, One of the ancient discipline known to man as the Vedas tells us” Since it is the self by which we suffer, so it is the self by which we will find relief. Karma 27
  27. 27. Karma 28 Knowledge of the Self The Vedas state that consciousness is a symptom of the soul .In its pure condition, the soul exists in the spiritual world, but when its fall down into contract with matter, the living being is covered by and illusion called false egoism .False ego which means to misidentify once to the body, be wilders the consciousness when we look at our hand or leg we say “This is my hand orThis is my leg”.The conscious self, the I is therefore the owner and observer of the body. Intellectually, this fact is easily understandable, and by the spiritual realization that results from meditation or Chanting this truth can be directly and continuously experienced. When the living being identifies with the material body and losses awareness of his real, spiritual self, he inevitably fears death, old age, and disease. He fears loss of beauty intelligence, and strength and experiences countless other anxieties and false emotions relating to the temporary body. But by meditation even in the early stages we realize over self to be pure and changeless sprit souls, completely distinct from the material body. Because the Meditation is completely pure spiritual sound vibration, it has the power to restore our Consciousness to its original, uncontaminated condition. At this point we sees to be controlled by jealousy, by go try pride, and envy and hatred as Lord Krishna tells us in the Bhagvad Gita, The soul is “Unborn, eternal, ever existing ,undying and primeval”. As our false bodily identification dissolves and we perceive are true transcendental existence, we automatically transcend all the fears and anxieties of material existence. Bring Real Happiness Everyone is thirsting for true and lasting happiness .but because material pleasure is limited and temporary it is compared to a tiny drop of moisture in the desert .It gives us no permanent relief because material sensation and relationships lack the potency to satisfy the spiritual desire of the soul. But the meditation provides complete satisfaction because it places us in direct contact with god and his spiritual pleasure potency. God is full of all bliss, and when we enter his association, we can also experience the same Thantra happiness. Conclusion A news brief in the vegetarian times reported the researchers at Harvard medical school conducted experiments on chanting and have found the repeating phrases or words can be valuable technique in helping to reduce stress. The test was conducted in two groups. One the doing meditation and the other not doing meditation group. According to the researcher the meditation group shoed a significantly higher elevation of measurable chemical in the blood that normally occurs during relaxation than did the non meditation group. Meditation produces the relaxation response. We are glad to see that the leaders of the academic world are discovering some of the benefits of meditation, But It is also very important to know the best way of doing meditation through Swamiji Call Sri Selvam Siddhar to get the guidance about the secrets of Atharav Veda Thantra Meditation to make your body, soul in a happy level always.Contact Swamiji call USA Toll free@ 1-888-808-1418 / 1-888-808- 1428 e- mail: avtemple@aol.com

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