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What can I do to protect myself against ancestral problems?

Problems caused due to departed ancestors are a specific type of spiritual difficulty. Therefore we can successfully overcome them only by applying a specific spiritual remedy. Psychological and physical remedies simply cannot overcome the root cause of the problem and can only provide some symptomatic relief, at best. For example, if a person is suffering from a skin rash caused by ancestors, relevant medical treatment can at best provide relief but it cannot cure the rash completely or prevent it from occurring again.

In order to gain insulation from problems caused due to departed ancestors, we recommend chanting the protective chant of ‘Shrī Gurudev Datta’. This chant represents the Name of Deity Datta, an aspect of God. This is to be done daily along with chanting the Name of God according to the religion of one’s birth.

Chanting of Deity Datta’s Name is a kind of prescription chant to overcome a specific spiritual problem i.e. problems caused due to departed ancestors. On the other hand, chanting the Name of God according to the religion of one’s birth acts as a general spiritual tonic for overall spiritual growth. Chanting of Deity Datta’s Name provides protection, but not spiritual growth.

To give you an analogy, chanting Deity Datta’s Name is like having an extra dose of Vitamin C when one has a common cold. The Vitamin C is taken along with the usual multi-vitamin tablet taken for good health (which is the Name according to the religion of birth).

When we repeat the protective chant of Shri Gurudev Datta, we attract the divine energy associated with Datta’s Name and as a result we benefit in the following ways:

  1. A subtle protective sheath envelops us, protecting us from obstacles caused by our ancestors.
  2. It helps to nullify the give-and-take account that we have with our ancestors thus reducing their influence on us.
  3. It gives our ancestors the assistance they require to make their onward journey in the subtle-world.

However, the extent of benefit depends on the quantity and quality of our chanting, which besides other factors, depends on our spiritual level.

It is recommended that one chants the protective chant of ‘Shri Gurudev Datta’ on a daily basis depending on the severity of the distress. As it is a prescription chant that helps to remove obstacles in one’s life, it is best if it is done in the morning as it then provides the requisite spiritual protection for the day. One can then chant the Name of God according to the religion of birth during the rest of the day.

We recommend the quantity of chanting Shri Gurudev Datta‘ that is commensurate with the severity of the distress experienced due to ancestral problems. It is based on spiritual research and Knowledge gained by accessing the Universal Mind and Intellect through the medium of a highly advanced sixth sense (ESP).

  1. In case where no distress to mild distress is experienced, one can chant for 1 to 2 hours every day in order to avoid such trouble in future.
  2. In case where the distress is medium, chant for 2 to 4 hours every day.
  3. If the distress is severe one must chant Shri Gurudev Datta’ for 4 to 6 hours per day.

Note: The above quantity of recommended chanting has been increased recently. The increased duration of chanting has been recommended taking into account the rise in trouble caused by ancestors and negative energies in the current and in the coming times.

Please read the article, ‘What are ancestral problems’ to understand the types of distress or problems that can happen due to our departed ancestors. The following are some indicators of the severity of distress

Type Example
Mild Skin problems, marital conflicts
Moderate Divorce, mentally challenged child
Severe Miscarriage, death in childhood

Note: If the difficulties are severe, then one could also be advised to perform specific spiritual rituals. Information regarding these will be published in later articles.

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