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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Introduction, Chapter I, Part – 10

Dr. Shanker Adawal

The Bhagavad Gita clearly explains that:

“Worship of God, the brahmanas, the teachers, the wise, purity, straightforwardness, celibacy and non-injury are called the austerities of the body”

“Speech which causes no excitement, which is truthful, pleasant and beneficial and the study of the Vedas are called austerity of speech”

“Serenity of mind, good heartedness, self-control, purity of nature, this is called mental austerity”

The austerity which is practiced with the object of gaining good reputation, honour and worship, and with hypocrisy is here said to be of a “rajasic”, unstable and transitory”

“That austerity which is practiced out of a foolish notion, with self-torture or for the purpose of destroying another is declared to be “Tamasic” or ignorant”. Fasting is regarded as an efficient way of physical, mental, spiritual and karmic purification.

During fasting the toxins from the body are released and that allows the negativity of the mind to be released too. The mind and will power becomes strong. Karmic debts can be purified too.

The prana or vital force usually occupied in digesting the food can be engaged in healing the body and flowing to the higher chakras during fasting.

When there is an afflicting planet on the birth chart, or during a difficult “Dasha”, planetary period or difficult transit of that planet, the austerities and fast should be perform on at least the whole day of the week ruled by the planet for at least 6 consecutive weeks.


Gem Stones

As many diseases are caused through our body or mind’s imbalances, Gemstone can be of enormous benefit to health. In gem therapy, spherical gemstones/ crystals assist in breaking up patterns in the physical and non-physical (emotional and mental) bodies, thereby getting to the cause of disease, thus healing mind, body and spirit.

Each gemstone has it’s own unique rhythm, character, chemical and mineral content and therefore has it’s own magnetism.

The rate at which a gemstone’s energy fills an aura is cyclic. Each cycle begins when gemstone energy pours into a layer of aura. This flooding continues until the aura’s corresponding body responds to the effects of the energy and this response creates a reshuffling of balancing energy bringing about a change for the better.


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