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Letter from Yogananda about the Bangle

From a letter written by Paramhansa Yogananda to his closest disciple, Rajarsi Janakananda:

“According to astrological laws to do away with all bad influences of planets, there is nothing better than a bangle. Each two bodies of the universe attract. When this adhesive power of the bodily cells becomes lax with the advance of age, the planetary pull becomes stronger, causing more laxity of cells, inviting disease and the mind to disturbance.

“The bangle and its combination of metal as fixed by the Rishis emanate electronic ray (unseen to human eyes) which counteracts all planetary vibrations. Just as a lightning rod is affixed to a house to absorb the falling thunder and lightning, so the bangle is a lightning rod to absorb the ferocity of bad planetary rays falling on the body, when disease attacks as bad karma.

“Besides, I heard Master (Sri Yukteswar) say many times that satan creates in the mind of the bangle wearer the impulse to take the bangle off, so uninterruptedly he could punish them through the instrument of bad karma of past lives. I remember definite instances of cases who almost could not wear the bangle as the arm rotted under it.

“One person had to change the position of the bangle three or four times. He was cured of paralysis and some kind of fits. The bangle will also modify and lessen any wrong influence on business. Sometimes to take the bangle off when one needs to, even in that moment, it is also dangerous. I write this only to emphasize the laws of electronic vibrations which God created and the Rishis discovered to counteract the evil planetary influence on the human body.”

From the book A Paramhansa Yogananda Trilogy of Divine Love, by Sri Durga Mata
Copyright 1992 by Joan Wight

Adverse Effects of Past Wrongs Minimized

“All human ills arise from some transgression of universal law. The scriptures point out that man must satisfy the laws of nature, while not discrediting the divine omnipotence. He should say: ‘Lord, I trust in Thee, and know Thou canst help me, but I too will do my best to undo any wrong I have done.’ By a number of means–by prayer, by will power, by yoga meditation, by consultation with saints, by use of astrological bangles–the adverse effects of past wrongs can be minimized or nullified.”

—Sri Yukteswar, from Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda