|Introduction to the Guru Ji||The founding Guru of Aradhana Mission Hon. Guru Raj Krishan Sharma’s father the late Sh. Maman Chand Shastri was a devout devotee of Lord Shiva. During his lifetime, he established an astrological foundation by the name of Jyotish Khoj Kendra (Astrological Research Centre). In the foundation, he would appease the curiosities of the populace by dispensing them with the scientific rationales behind their customs and traditions, helping create awareness. Honorable Guru Raj Krishan’s mother Smt. Chandrapati was blessed with the unbound grace and protection of Goddess Ma Banbauri.
Guru Raj Krishan’s academic credentials include a graduation in law. Ever since a child, Guru Raj Krishan Sharma, in search of the truth, remained constant on the path of devotion owing to his devoutness for and belief in Goddess Bhavani. By the love and blessings of his parents, along with the grace of Goddess Banbauri Wali and Lord Shiva, the truth about the enigmatic curiosities of Dharma (faith/religion) dawned upon him. Since childhood, the words leaving the lips of Guru Raj Krishan started becoming the reality. Today, in the arena of astrology and religion, Guru Ji (‘ji’ is a Hindi suffix for reverence) is seen as a Vaaksidh (one who can see and tell the truth about past, present and future) spiritual astrologer of international renown.
|The Conflict of the Mind||An unsettling question rises in all curious minds – “Despite pooja (worship) and recitation, why is the fruit not received?”, and that, “Despite leading an altruistic life, why the grief, misery and hardships?” “Why are the vicious ones leading such fulfilling and comfortable lives?”. In quest for answers to such curiosities, an individual wanders amid random supposed omniscient ones, Gurus, educators and priests only to receive a placebo of an answer that this is all owing to the karmas (deeds and actions during one’s lifetime) of the past life. This sets the mortal thinking that if all the pain and suffering is the aftermath of the karmas of the past life then why perpetuate karma in this life at all? Why not cease with the practice of Karma altogether? Every soul on the planet is struggling with this paradox, because every being on the planet is a theist and professes allegiance to one faith or the other; devotion to one God or the next. Nonetheless, his devotion and enthusiasm dampen in the face of failures, non-fulfilment of desires, hardships and obstacles rendering him an atheist. The Hindu Dharma speaks of nine forms of Bhakti (prayer and devotion). These include shravana, kirtana, smarana, paad-sevan, dasya, archana, vandana, shasya and atma-nivedana.|
|Aarti||Aarati involves singing of the glories of Gods and Goddess, thereby extolling and revering them.|
|Pooja/Path||This involves paying tributes to one’s preferred deity. The English nomenclature of this is Gifting.|
|Archana||Archana involves entreating and imploring one’s lord time and again for wish-fulfillment. The devotee steps into the shoes of the solicitor in this act.|
|Upasana||In the act of Upasana, the solicitous devotee employs the use of mantras (incantations) to attract the deity. The above-mentioned two forms can be seen akin to a written application with a request enclosed and addressed to an official or a minister. Whether a response is received or not depends on the solicitor’s being imbued in the memory and thoughts of the deity, his mood and the time.|
|Aradhana||The devotee feels himself close to the deity and exhibits sodality towards the latter. The blessings of the deity set in an automatic wish-fulfillment cycle for the devotee.|
|Sadhana||Due to the blessings of the worshipped deity, all the words leaving the lips of the worshipper start proving themselves true; this is to say that nature starts facilitating a conducive environment for the devotee. For such devout worshippers, it is said that their preferred deity acts as per their wishes.|
|Mantra (incantation)||All the above-mentioned classes of pooja showcase the significance of incantation. Mantras are akin to the favourite songs and ditties of Gods and Goddesses; just like walking down the street, your ear catches a line or two or your favourite song and you continue to and arrive at your destination crooning that ditty. And while you’re at it, you suddenly become oblivious to your current circumstances and thoughts. The same applies to Gods and Goddesses as well. Whenever you dedicate a Mantra to a God or Goddess and chant for them, it is very much competent in attracting their attention.|
Why we do not get the desired results irrespective of time devoted to pooja/path/meditation and even chanting of mantra?
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