Lakshmi Pooja, Sarawathi Pooja, Ganesh Pooja, and so many other pooja’s we do. Have you ever thought of why we do these Pooja’s? Yes, it is a form of thanks giving, it is a day to remember, it is a day to express our love and gratitude. But why did our culture and religious rituals have so many pooja’s at various points in time… that to, to so many different Gods? If all Gods are one and if there is only one force that runs this universe why have so many symbols? Why not pray to that one God?
Ever thought about it?
A familiar word ” sub-conscious mind”. How much ever we consciously try, our life is ruled by our sub conscious mind. The more we become conscious of our sub conscious mind the more faster, more stronger and more vibrant we can grow. You just wished, if that person called now, it would be great….. and lo behold! from somewhere that phone call comes! You are amazed and you call it coincidence. In life there is nothing called co incidence. Everything happens with a purpose, with a hidden intention. Just that we are not aware of it at that point. Your mere wish became a reality and that is the power of your sub conscious mind. A saying goes.
“The power of man is in the power of his thoughts. The power of his thoughts is in the power of his mind. The power of his mind is in the power of his sub conscious mind.”
Legends are born out of thoughts, it was just a thought and Newton was born, it was just a thought and Mahatma Gandhi was born, it was just a thought and Nano came into existence. That is the power of your thoughts. That is the power of your sub conscious mind.
Our ancestors realized this power within and wanted to harness it in the right direction. So they set up few rituals or code of conduct which we need to strictly adhere to and one such ritual is doing Pooja.
Well you may say, I still don’t get it, why do Pooja?
What do you do when you do Pooja? Some of us just say the prayer but along with that all our wishes and desires too come out.. Don’t they?
So, a symbol was given for those who want money worship Lakshmi; those who want scholarliness worship Saraswathi and so on..
Every time you worship, the thought that you want to become rich; the thought that you want to study well; becomes stronger and stronger and slowly from your conscious mind it moves to your sub conscious mind and soon it becomes a reality. Oh! If I do Laskshmi pooja I will become rich is it? Well, you will become rich with less effort. Nothing can happen without action. The only difference will be, now both your conscious and sub conscious mind will be striving towards it. Haven’t there been times we have sat for a Pooja only because we need to do it? Only because it is a daily ritual?
Now that we understand the science behind it, let us respect the sanctity. We have always looked at Pooja as a communication to GOD. But the deceptive designer we have!! Look at his design. Is Pooja a communication to the one above? Or is it a communication to the one within? Isn’t it true that Pooja is a communication to yourself.. to your within.. to your sub conscious mind? Each time you make that wish, you are telling yourself that you want it and slowly that wanting becomes stronger and it’s just a matter of time before you get it!
Is prayer a communication to GOD or a communication to the within?
Well what ever be it, the next time you do your Pooja, do it whole heartedly. At least, let our heart sing for the ways that GOD has given us to reach our goals and ambitions!!!