Q: Gurudev, my brother and me received the same upbringing, but at the same time we both are very different, how is it like that?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: This is very deep science. You need to think about it some time.
The microcosm and the macrocosm are united. In fact it is only one thing. But there is a link from the microcosm to the macrocosm. Every little grain on this planet is linked to the universe in some special manner.
The ancient people knew this. So they said that in our solar system there are nine planets, and these nine planets are linked to nine different grains, nine different animals, nine different shapes, nine different colors and nine different substances.
It is amazing how they traced the connection from one to another. It is simply amazing!
We have studied in our college and schools that it was Galileo who first found out that the Earth is round, and the Earth is going around the Sun. In the west they always thought the Sun is going around the Earth. But if you go to any temple in India they know that the Sun is the centre of the solar system.
This has been practiced from thousands of years in India. They put the Sun in the middle and the planets all around.
And what they also did is they connected each planet with a Mantra (chant) and a Yantra (diagram). And the Prana Shakti is connected with a particular gem and a particular grain. Like Mars is connected with Bengal Gram, Mercury is connected with Moong Dal, Saturn is connected with Sesame Seeds, Sun and Moon is connected with Rice and Wheat.
Rahu and Ketu, the nodes of the moon are also connected with different grams.
So each planet is connected with a particular grain, a particular shape and color, and a particular part of our body.
Each part of our body is connected with a particular planet. So in your body all the planetary systems are present. It is an amazing science.
There used to be this science called Samudrika Lakshana. In that, they would look at your face and make your horoscope. Sometimes, they look at your teeth and tell you exactly which year you were born in. But this science is somehow lost. A lot of knowledge has been misused and lost.
Today, pundits from different temples have come and they are doing a Yagya of the nine planets for the welfare of the world and people. The coming few days could be very tough, so to bring more of a positive influence in the world and reduce the negative vibrations, they are doing this Yagya today and tomorrow.
So these are ancient things. But nobody understood them properly and there were no proper people to do this either. That is where we need to encourage the youngsters.
So, I thought that we will bring all these pundits and ask them to train the youngsters.