30 Apr 2012 - QA 2

Guruji, do the Moon, Stars, and other heavenly bodies affect the mind? If yes then how?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Yes. Do you know the Moon affects the ocean? On Full Moon Day the waves are higher. The Moon affects water – this we all know. Our body is made up of water. Nearly 60% of our body is made up of water, and it has saline content, like the ocean. So your body is a miniature capsule of sea water. You are a sachet.

If the fluids are drained out of your body, you will shrink. You are a sachet of sea water – somewhere red, somewhere blue, somewhere different colors, all inside one packet. So your body is 60% water.
So the Moon has influence on the body. Anything that influences the body influences the mind as well. So mind is affected by the Moon. That is why people who go crazy are called lunatics. The word itself says lunatics. Similarly other heavenly bodies also have an impact on the system.


See, energy field is so interesting.

If you look inside a transistor radio, there are some wires put in a diagram on a piece of metal, and see what a big change it brings! Isn’t it?

Have you seen the chip inside a cell phone? It has a particular diagram. If the cell phone chip is different, it goes to a different number. Every little diagram brings down certain electronic energy, certain vibrations. In the same way, our body is an electronic circuit and has so much to do with the whole cosmos. Everything in the cosmos is inter-connected and inter-related.

The ancient people knew this. It is so amazing how they connected the microcosm with the macrocosm. Sun is connected with the eyes. Mind is connected with the Moon. Mars is connected with the liver. Planet Saturn is connected with the teeth.

So, different parts of the body are connected with different wavelengths or frequencies of the planet.

And what are they connected to? They are connected with a particular grain, a color and a bird, or a creature as well.

Like Mars is connected with your liver, it is connected with sheep, and it is connected with chickpeas. Chickpeas, Mars, sheep, goat, and the liver are all connected.


So they found a connection between all these elements; macrocosm to microcosm. It is interesting science; absolutely interesting, fascinating. You have to go deep into that research.

Similarly, Saturn is connected with sesame seeds; it is connected with crows and with your teeth. It is interesting! I tell you, very interesting!


You might have heard about the butterfly effect. A butterfly fluttering its wings in the rain forest in South America has an influence on the clouds in China! How one butterfly’s movement makes a difference in the clouds in China. Very interesting!
That is why in Sanskrit there is a saying, ‘Yat pinde tat bramhaande’, which means whatever is in the universe is all present in a capsule form. Your body is a miniature universe because it is connected with everything that is there. You are not an island. You are connected to the society, and not just society, to the whole globe!

Without you wanting to be connected, you are already connected. You are connected with every single individual on the planet, whether you realize it, acknowledge it or not – it doesn’t matter. You are already connected.