Another Follow-up Question on Astrological Bangles
Namashkar! I just read your answer on astrological bangles. Do the bangles extend protection only where life risk or physical injuries are destined because of some past bad karma, or do they ensure safeguard against other problems like mental and emotional injury, anger issues, human relationship issues, concentration problem etc?. The examples which you gave mostly entail protection from death or injury. I would like to know if it helps in other aspects also.
That’s a good question! Because the astrological bangles increase one’s magnetism and aura, it would also apply to all types of karma, and even to certain life situations that might not be directly related to karma.
The reason all of my examples related to physical injury is because it’s easier to see such results. But anything that enhances our aura and spiritual magnetism would also have a positive influence on the areas you mention, "mental and emotional injury, anger issues, human relationship issues, concentration problem, etc."
Let’s look at one example: we’ve all been around people who were either extremely negative or even crazy, who’s energy was so strong that they pulled our own consciousness downward. That’s because, as Yogananda taught, a very strong negative magnet (a person) will always influence a positive, but weak magnet (person). So if you are going to be in a situation where you have to be around a strongly magnetic but negative person (think of certain family relations, for example), you should prepare by increasing your own magnetism, whether with a bangle or the other means we’ve been talking about. You should also be inwardly calling to the Guru when you are with the person, so that your own magnetism becomes stronger.
You can also apply this principle in positive and proactive ways. A couple of examples: if you have to make a presentation at your place of work or in school, the stronger your magnetism, the more effective will be your presentation (though it won’t completely replace good preparation!). If you are going to your boss to ask for a raise, then you could prepare by increasing your magnetism and aura — assuming that you are deserving of a raise. These principles should not be used just to manipulate people.
And again, remember that there are several means of increasing one’s magnetism, in addition to astrological bangles. I mentioned one in the previous answer. Here are some others that Sri Yukteswar mentioned in Autobiography of a Yogi:
By a number of means—by prayer, by will power, by yoga meditation, by consultation with saints, by use of astrological bangles—the adverse effects of past wrongs can be minimized or nullified.
This is why the most important thing is to understand the underlying principles of magnetism. Then we will understand that increasing our magnetism is as close and instant as thinking of God or the Guru.
Note: This is one of a series of three questions relating to auras and the effects of astrological bangles and gemstones:
- Guru-Disciple Relationship
- Health and Healing
- Karma, Reincarnation
- Kriya Yoga
- Paramhansa Yogananda
- Science and Yoga
- Spiritual Community
- Spiritual Parenting
- Spiritual Path
- Swami Kriyananda
- The Arts
- The Yugas
- Yoga Postures