Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
Look, if your parents believe in this and they have a strong feeling for it, then as you sow, so shall you reap (meaning: what you believe in, is what will bring the outcome).
But if you say, 'God is beyond all that, and I have deep devotion in the Divine, and he will pull me out of all this', then it is a different thing.
So you have to take steps in agreement with everyone.
Whenever any Yagna (fire ceremony), or any auspicious work is to be done, the first step is to know everyone's agreement. In the beginning only, they generally ask, 'Is everyone in agreement to do this work? '
If everyone is in agreement then everyone will participate.
So, all of you, sit down together and look at the situation and make a decision. If all of you feel that 'God’s grace is above all this, and with devotion and prayer it will all be taken care of', then all planetary affects will be nullified.
Also, just by chanting 'Om Namah Shivaya', everything will be alright.
Yesterday, somebody in Pune told me that he met an astrologer. The astrologer told him, 'How are things going well for you. You chart says that you have many problems'.
He told the astrologer, 'By the grace of God, everything is going well'.
This is very true; devotion, grace and blessings are above all.