Prayer is an act of a request or a thanks giving. A survey was recently conducted by the institute for study of secularism on non scientific beliefs of scientist. Of 1100 scientist from 130 universities and around 50% scientist agreed on the effectiveness of prayer. And 38% believe that God can perform miracles (an article in 'Economic Times' of 24th June 2008). We request when we solicit a favour. We seek favour when we have no resort but to surrender to the power. It is said that a prayer said from the corner of the heart has tremendous impact. Sunderkand recitation has got such an impact because it requires total concentration hence sunderkand is one of the best prayers.
Vedas give lot of importance to music. The Ragas were made as per the emotions or ‘bhav’, which was done to create an impact. The kings and the rulers in olden days use to have musicians in their palace to create a desired atmosphere. Certain ragas give mental peace. Sunderkand recited with music and with certain ragas create a mental peace. It is also observed that on attaining mental peace when one is not reciting Sunderkand he gets a feeling of music. A Sunderkand done in a group with music has a lasting impact on individual even after leaving the premises.
A river has tremendous power. It quenches the thirst of thirsty beings, cleans the body, clothes and gives coolness and makes the atmosphere a pious one. Sunderkand has this power. An individual who is thirsty for growth gets the growth. A person having done lot of sins purifies himself by Sunderkand recitation. A vice addicted person leaves the vices after continuous recitation of Sunderkand. It has been observed that wherever a group Sunderkand recitation is taking place the atmosphere is so pious that animals like cow, dogs also wait there and enjoys. Kids who normally cannot sit for more than few minutes at one place sit silently for 2hrs. A person not knowing the language remains seated till it gets over. A person who normally comes for a courtesy does not feel like going till it ends even if he is coming for the first time. Sunderkand is flow of pious mantras, like a flow of water cleaning everybody and quenching everybodys thirst. While doing the Sunderkand near the river or seaside, a field of waves
developed in the water along with the sound and the waves developed
from the mind and the sound developed by the recitation mantras.
This field engulfs the reciter and making him in the state of thoughtlessness.
This state of thoughtlessness activate the “Sahasrara” chakra and helps
develop sixth sense.
In order to have the real life feeling, ‘SKSS’ arranged a Sunderkand Recitation
on the bank of river "Mahisagar" (Verakhadi) situated 30km from Baroda on the way to
Dakor on the day of Amavasya i.e. on 24th May 2009 at 6 am. About 800 satsangis participated
in this joint recitation. Refer photo gallery
Helps in Healing Heart Attack
You must have heard a non medicinal prescription given to a heart attack patient, which includes following:
- To do Yoga / Meditation
- To do mild exercises
- To eat light food
- To listen music [Music Therapy]
During Sunderkand especially in a group We also recommend the Satsangis to switch off mobile and concentrate in the book or keep the eyes closed [which act as a meditation].we also recommend to do Sunderkand with empty stomach. As you know the group Sunderkand is accompanied by live music it acts as a music therapy. The sitting posture with leg folded gives the benefit of Padmasan [yoga]. Research as well as our interaction with the people has confirmed this hypotheses and heart patients have experienced relief in their pain.
Crematorium is considered to be a place with zero negative vibration. This is because of the fire which is considered to be a cleaning agent of the atmosphere. It is because of this that any shadhana done at this place, yields quick result. As Sunderkand verses is having the positive charges, it pushes the atma which is again the bundle of energy to the next level. This way the "Moksha" is attained by the aatma when Sunderkand is recited at crematorium while funeral process is taking place.
In order to remove the taboo attached with the visit to crematorium, SKSS planned out a Sunderkand recitation on Amavasya i.e 26 Dec 2008. About 1500 Satsangis recited Sunderkand in presence of funeral pyre of 7 bodies. Surprisingly about 60% were ladies. In fact the aarti was done by Mrs. Poonam Panchal, Deputy Mayor of Baroda city. Refer photo gallery