What is the true essence of Rudraksha beads and its various facets (mukhis)? And can I wear 4, 5, 6 mukhi rudraksha together?
Combining 4.5.6 mukhi rudraksha beads is suicidal. 4 stands for Rahu. 5 stands for Mercury. Venus is 6. Never make such deadly combinations as that can impact you and your life in a negative way.
But who wants to listen? But this answer is specifically for all my close followers and readers – so that they don’t commit such a terrible mistake.
Now let me throw more light on Rudraksha in general.
First of all Rudraksha beads should NOT be wore by woman simply because they go through menstruation cycles. And since Rudraksha is a highly spiritual pious pure bead – the impure stage through which every woman goes through – is not suitable for wearing Rudraksha Bead.
But Mohan said “ I have seen some women Sanyasin wearing Rudraksha bead.”
I said “Mohan – those women are not ordinary woman. They are Sadhaks who do intense penance by chanting the name of the Holy Lord. They don’t go to discos or they don’t drink alcohol or they don’t smoke – or they don’t do sex – they are very pure and still if they are young then during their menstruation period they remove the rudraksha and then wear it when their ‘period’ (MC) is over.”
Now coming to the subject of Men – then Men don’t menstruate however Men may drink alcohol, may smoke, may follow a very impure lifestyle – filled with lust and sex. May appear as Saintly to the world but secretly may watch vulgur sexual videos – so to such Men – wearing Rudraksha is insulting Lord Shiva and becoming the target of His disgrace.
So my suggestion to all my readers and followers is:
WEAR RUDRAKSHA only if:
- You are a celibate
- You are non-alcoholic
- You are pure by heart
- You are devotional and following the path of righteousness
- You are eating vegetarian food that is SATVIC – meaning it had no garlic and no onions.
- Your lifestyle is very pious and you read the holy scriptures
- You are a staunch Shiva devotee and you chant HIS holy mantra
If all of these above mentioned points are applicable to you then you should wear a RUDRAKSHA BEAD.
Else wearing any mukhi rudraksha bead makes NO DIFFERENCE and this is the TRUTH.
But nobody is going to understand this or realize this TRUTH because the MIND is a monkey and the society simply loves to make you a fool – the society would never want you to become wise.
A wise man follows the voice of his heart – he is focused within – he is aware that GOD is not on the outside but within the depth of the heart!
One afternoon Mohan asked “ What is the significance of Rudraksha bead?”
I said “Mohan – Rudraksha is the essence of Lord Shiva. Just the way a disciple is the essence of the Guru – the Master – similarly in one small Rudraksha bead – the eternity (Shiva) dwells! How to express the greatness of Rudraksha bead – it is beyond the power of words!”
Mohan asked “ I read many books about different Mukhi’s of Rudraksha – what does that mean?”
I said “ The more MUKHIs the more it is focused on the outside. As the MUKHIs start becoming lesser and lesser – the spiritual progress is seen.”
Mohan asked “But on a typical Rudrakhsa tree – maximum beads are found to have 5 MUKHI.”
I smiled and said “Mohan – 5 Mukhi is the base of human life – PANCHA TATVA – this human body is made of Prithvi(Earth), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air) and Akash (Space) – 5 MUKHI represents these PANCHA TATVA.”
Mohan asked “The least MUKHI rudraksha is the ONE MUKHI Rudraksha – what is the significance of ONE MUKHI?
I said “Mohan as I had mentioned that the lesser the MUKHI – the greater is the SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE. And the more the MUKHI – the greater is the MATERIAL SIGNIFICANCE. So ONE MUKHI is the epitome of spiritual progress – BUT such a ONE MUKHI manifests only for a truly spiritual being – someone who is a celibate – someone who has become a MONK – and most importantly is initiated by the master – the Guru.”
Mohan asked “But nowadays anybody who has lots of money – goes and buys ONE MUKHI.”
I laughed out loudly and said “Mohan – we are living in an ignorant world of men and women who think that they can buy spiritual progress by counting their money – let them do so – when they fail – when they start suffering – they realize their mistake – until then the mad rush continues. And then there are businessmen who want to make MONEY by creating all kind of FAKE stories about Rudrakhsha Mukhis – so all of these continues – the wise is always away from all of these – because HE never looks for knowledge inside the book – he looks WITHIN.
Mohan was moved by my sharing – he hugged me – he said “I am touched by your sharing of such precious knowledge about Rudraksha – but now being a novice I want to know what kind of Rudraksha bead should one wear?”
I said “You want to know the TRUTH?”
Mohan said “Yes – always.”
I said “The Truth is that NO MAN and NO WOMAN should wear rudrakhsa bead simply because YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO FOLLOW THE LIFESTYLE that a rudraksha demands – that Lord Shiva demands! I have already mentioned how the lifetsyle should be and if you closely observe then the lifestyle I shared matches with the lifestyle of RISHIS and SAGES! And that is why during the old days – only the Sages, the Brahmins (one who has renunciate), and Sadhus used to wear Rudraksha beads. If by chance Kshatriyas had Rudraksha bead on their bodies – then they would strictly follow the guidelines of wear the Rudraksha beads which is highly of ascetic nature!”
Mohan asked “So then what is the alternative?”
I said “The alternative is simple. In fact life is simple, God is simple, Love is simple. And so the alternative is that you keep the rudraksha bead inside your Pooja-Ghar (place of worship) and every day do abhishek on the bead using cow’s cold milk and then with pure rose water. That’s all! By worshipping RUDRAKSHA BEAD every day – you attain the blessings of Lord Shiva. Because RUDRAKSHA is SHIVA – SHIVA is RUDRAKSHA.”
Mohan asked “ That is such a beautiful alternative. And then I have one more question – does result manifest based on the number of MUKHI Rudraksha bead that one worships every day?”
I smiled at Mohan and said “Hmm Mohan it seems you have been progressing well in your meditation – nowadays I see you asking good questions.”
Mohan blushed, a simple man with a beautiful heart.
I said “ Now – I will share with you the results that one may attain by worshipping the Rudraksha bead placed in the Pooja Ghar (place of worship).
12 Mukhi Rudraksha Bead – Overcome Fear of imprisonment, curb losses, curb expenses
11 Mukhi – Attain more benefits, more profits, fulfilment of desires and blessings of Lord Hanuman
10 Mukhi – Attain growth in career, becomes more action oriented, growth in status
9 Mukhi – Attains Siddhis if one is on spiritual path, attains Guru, attains higher knowledge – wisdom and blessings from elderly men and women.
8 Mukhi – Overcomes the timing of death, if he or she has some death leading diseases of life threating situations then by worshipping 8 Mukhi Rudraksha
7 Mukhi – Issues regarding marriage – relationship issues, sexual problems, all of these are nullified by worshipping 7 Mukhi Rudraksha.
6 Mukhi – Court cases, litigations, sometimes innocent men are targeted by woman – as well as – innocent women are targeted by men – they try hard to defame such innocent men – they drag them to courts – so to overcome such FALSE ALLEGATIONS – once should worship 6 mukhi Rudrksha with devotion and love. It also helps in overcoming certain chronic diseases. As well it is a good remedy for overcoming certain Black Magic Spells.
5 Mukhi – This is my favorite bead. Because it simple – it is available in abundance and it signify the five elements or the “panchamahabhutas”. These are: Prithvi(Earth), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air) and Akash (Space). The entire universe is created by these five elements. When I was young – I used to wear this but then I had to remove it as to maintain its purity and piousness which is difficult when we are living a material life. So now I simply worship this magnificent bead in my place of worship. By worshipping this bead – the person is blessed by all the devtas of the five elements – in simple words such a person’s life is well-balanced and what can be as beautiful then a living a balanced life!
4 Mukhi – Property specific matters, mother related issues, happiness from mother, happiness from properties – is what comes when you are devoted to this 4 Mukhi Rudraksha. Those who are going through RAHU Mahadasha should definately worship this 4 Mukhi rudraksha bead.
3 Mukhi – Hurdles in work, many times a student fails in an exam – such a student should worship 3 Mukhi rudraksha. A good student is one who has a good learning curve – meaning he or she is a fast learner – this Rudrasha bead bestows this learning quality – it improves your grasping power – because it is only when you can grasp more that you can learn more! For attaing a certain skill – for enjoying certain adventures of life – for overcoming boredom and making or keeping life always interesting – this 3 Mukhi Rudraksha bead is the answer.
2 Mukhi – Many times it happens – you earn good money but you are not able to SAVE your money. I knew one CEO – on the 1st of the month – his account was filled with lakhs of rupees and by 31st – his account would become completely penniless. For such men and women – keeping a auntentic 2 Mukhi rudraksha in the place of worship (Pooja Ghar) and worshipping daily by doing abhishek – helps in improving their savings. This also improves your eating habits and when you control your diet intake – you are able to take on life much effectively then otherwise!
1 Mukhi – What to say about this bead. I am speechless. It is here that the Buddha is born! It is here that the Mahavira is born. It is here that Kabir is born! This is an exclusive highly rare bead which manifests ONLY for those who are on the BUDDHA PATH – meaning on the SPIRITUAL PATH. Now there are many millionaires who believe that by buying this ONE MUKHI – they will become the BUDDHA. In reality – it is only the BUDDHA who can actually make use of this rare bead – so if you are NOT living a spiritual life of an ascetic then it is better you stay away from this bead.
Mohan gave me a hug and said “This is incredible – I never knew you had so much to share….”
I smiled and said “So do I. It all happens by HIS – God’s – Guru’s grace – HE orders and I share – HE orders and I write. I am HIS servant – I work for HIM.”
Always remember – GOD and GURU are two words but in reality they are SAME – they are ONE. Reminds me of those days when I was staying on Sajjangad – the Fort near Satara. Sajjangad is a wonderful divine place – simply because one of the greatest Avatar of Lord Hanuman – Samarth Ramdas Swami had stayed and taken the last breath on this Fort which was gifted to HIM by Chatrapatti Shivaji Maharaj.
The guidance that Chattrapatti Shivaji Maharaj received from Samarth Ramdas Swami was so precious that it helped the Marathas to win battles against the Mughals as well as overcome the many heinous conspiracies of the Mughals.
Samarth Ramdas Swami was the Guru of Shivaji Maharaj and one day Shivaji Maharaj requested Swami to stay on this fort. He said “ Swamiji – I know you never stay at one place for long – but now you have become old and I would love to see you stay on this Fort – SajjanGad.”
Swami accepted this request of Shivaji Maharaj and started staying on this Fort. Sajjan is a Hindi/Marathi word – which literally means Gentleman. Since this fort was blessed by the omnipresence of Swami Samarth Ramdas and His disciples – it came to be known as SAJJANGAD meaning Fort of Gentlemen.
On this Fort – I had stayed for a couple of days in deep penance – and it is here where I came across a beautiful letter written by Swami Samarth to his very close disciple. And the disciple was also an enlightened man. However in HIS letter – Swami writes “You belong to ME and I belong to all GODS.”
How beautiful and deep is this verse written by Swamiji! It simply means that it is only GURU who can connect you with GOD. Because GURU and GOD are ONE – there is absolutely NO duality – it is pure ADVAIT – NON-DUAL!
Mohan said “ I am so touched by your sharing.
I said “It is getting dark and now you should leave. It is time to meditate.”
You all – also focus on meditating every day. In this human life – you will find many negative people ridiculing you – just the way I have found in my life as well – BUT if you remain focused within – then no matter how much noise the negative fellows make – you will be at peace.
The focus should be – on chanting the holy name of God – and finding peace within. Always remember – peace is only to be found within and if you ask me – then I am ready to trade everything that I have in material possession for that greatest GOLD of this universe – PEACE. SHANTI.
How to find peace within?
And the answer is simple – STOP entertaining your thoughts. STOP having resentful thoughts. STOP following the fancies of your MIND.
If suicidal thoughts come – then don’t act on them. If lustful thoughts come – then don’t act on them. If resentful thoughts come – then don’t act on them – don’t hurt others by your comments or talks. So basically – DO NOT act on the thoughts that come to your mind – just WATCH, just WITNESS – and they will fade away!
Paramhansa Yogananda beautifully mentions the best remedy to avoid negative thoughts, He mentions – that negative thoughts come only when you NOT occupied in some creative work. So always keep yourself engaged in some creative work and then see – how it works well for you and how you are SAVED from negative thoughts!
My friends – my fellows and those all who have been following ME – let me tell you – that nothing can satisfy you other then the name of GOD – other than the abode of GOD – other then the LOVE of GOD. No matter how much you have earned – it is all waste if you haven’t realized GOD.
And so I urge all my followers to take the necessary efforts to realize GOD – let me tell you that if you take one step towards GOD – GOD will take one hundred steps towards you! That is how GOD’s love is – simply immeasurable!
And so do something special in this human life that rarely one gets!
God is within your heart. Focus on your heart – your heart is beautiful – what comes between YOU and your HEART is your MIND.
Meditation is simply to bring this MIND under your control and then eventually drop this MIND – and reach the state of NO MIND – the state of BUDDHA – the state of Kabir – the state of Mahavira!
It is a long journey – but remember – every long journey begins with a small step!
Let the journey within – begin.
Love to all my followers and readers – stay blessed and remember to meditate every day.
Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.