Robert Wilkinson is the author of , one of the earliest astrology blogs and still one of the best. He of one of his readers in India who sought astrological advice in his home country and was told to wear an amulet to ward off bad karma. Robert has some good advice for his reader, as always:
First, regardless of whichever bangle you choose, your life will shift for the good in just a few weeks anyway if you mobilize your intensity and focus on beginning the favorable “journey” about to come to you….
I do not accept the power of bangles as something greater than the indwelling Atman (Spirit) which is supreme over all material things. You have the supreme power within you, much more than any thing or stone on Earth. While sapphires do have a unique and special energy, they are nothing compared to the Divine Power within YOU that you can summon at any time and change your life forever in that moment.
This is well established by many respectable Gurus, Saddhus, and other wise beings. Though a bangle can have an effect, there is no power greater than your own Spirit to change unfortunate karmas to good effects almost immediately. I have seen this countless times over many decades of counseling people in urgent need. A being only needs bangles if they give the power to external material things. As soon as you surrender to the Universal power within you, your karmas will change forever. Atman is forever greater than any forms or material tendencies.
To paraphrase the great Jivanmukti Sri Yukteswar, Paramanhansa Yogananda’s guru, the deeper the Self-realization of a man (or woman) the more s/he experiences the whole Universe by […]