1. When should we sweep the house?
A. Sweep when house becomes dirty
When the house becomes dirty, sweep it while chanting, with the bhav (Spiritual emotion) of a warrior as this will prevent the distressing vibrations generated by the act of sweeping from adversely affecting the body.
B. Sweep in the morning
By imposing an achar on yourself, complete this chore in the morning itself, when the time is conducive for destruction of Raja-Tama components.
C. Never sweep in the evening
Sweep only once in the morning. Since in the evening, the spread of Raja-Tama-predominant vibrations in the atmosphere is more, this Raja-Tama-predominant action of sweeping allows negative energies to enter the house. The atmosphere is sattvikin the morning; therefore, it controls the distressing vibrations generated from the Raja-Tama-predominant action of sweeping and prevents distress to anyone.
Sweeping the floor before dusk
If the house is swept in the evening to clean the entire day’s dust, then less Raja-Tama-predominant waves will be attracted to it. Yet, we are told not to sweep the house in the evening. What is the explanation for this?
Since most individuals in the Kaliyug are Raja-Tama-predominant, they should avoid performing tasks which attract Raja-Tama-predominant waves in the evening, when the concentration of these waves in the atmosphere grows. The friction that takes place upon the contact of the broom with the floor increases the momentum of the distressing vibrations from Patal (hell region). Thus, more than the action of sweeping, the sound created from the subtle movement of Raja-Tama-predominant waves in the vastu (Premises) increases. That is why, sweeping after dusk is prohibited. However, sweeping before dusk attracts less Raja-Tama-predominant waves comparatively. Twilight is the time of arrival of Shri Lakshmi. Sweeping before dusk, followed by lighting of an oil lamp in front of the Tulsi plant attracts Shakti (Divine Energy) waves, which then spread into the premises. Thus, this Divine radiance is a means of preventing the distressing vibrations from polluting the vastu in the evening.
(Through the medium of H.H. (Mrs).Anjali Gadgil, 26th October 2007, 5.20 p.m.)
2. What is the technique of sweeping with a broom?
Sweeping with a broom
A. Bending at the waist on the right side and
holding the broom in the right hand, sweep the dust from the rear to the front
Effect of bending at the waist
Bending at the waist causes pressure on the chakra at the level of the navel and keeps the panchaprana (Five vital energies) in an activated state. (While sweeping in this posture, more Shakti waves are generated in the body. – Compiler)
Never sweep by bending at the knees, because this posture may enhance the energy of Raja-Tama-predominant gases accumulated in the void in the knee, and could attract the distressing vibrations from Patal into the atmosphere and into the body. Hence, avoid any action that can enhance Raja-Tama components in the body.
Effect of bending at the waist on the right side
Sweeping by bending at the waist on the right side activates the Surya-naḍi, and due to the Tej-tattva this protects the body from distressing vibrations emanating from the ground. – A Scholar (Through the medium of H.H. (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil, 26th October 2007, 5.20 p.m.)
B. Sweeping can be done in any direction except the east
Sweeping the floor in the eastern direction generates Raja-Tama-predominant particles and waves, and blocks the path of waves of Deities
Waves of the sagun (Materialised) form of Deities arrive on the earth from the east. Sweeping from the west to the east directs the dust emitting Raja-Tama-predominant particles and waves towards the east, thus obstructing the waves of Saguṇ forms of Deities. That is why, sweeping towards the east is inappropriate. We can sweep in any other direction. – God (Through the medium of Ms. Madhura Bhosale, 28th November 2007, 10.55 p.m.)
C. Sweep the floor from inside to outside, directing the dust forward towards the main door.
As the dust is directed towards the main door, distressing vibrations from the room are expelled from the main door
It is a practice to direct the dust towards the main door. This is convenient practically and psychologically. However, if we analyse it spiritually, sweeping in the manner (as mentioned before) seems easier, because the distressing vibrations are expelled through the door. On the other hand, we experience distress if sweeping is done in the reverse direction.
D. Why should one not drag the broom backwards?
When sweeping, after pushing the dust forward, do not drag the broom against the swept floor in the reverse direction. Instead, lift and place it wherever you need and start sweeping again.
Sweep the dust forward slowly. The reason for not dragging the broom backwards is that because of the friction, currents moving in an anti-clockwise direction on the floor are created. Distressing vibrations from Patal, close to the ground, multiply in these currents. Thus, even after sweeping, the vastu subtly remains agitated. Hence, do not drag the broom in the reverse direction; instead, lift and place it on the floor again for further sweeping. – A Scholar (Through the medium of H.H. (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil, 26th October 2007, 5.20 p.m.)
E. Do not strike the broom on the floor nor drag it along the floor
Never strike the broom on the floor nor drag it along, as it creates a distressing sound which activates distressing vibrations in the vastu and in Patal. With passage of time as these vibrations are emitted into the atmosphere, their concentration in the vastu increases. Hence, avoid such actions. All the above mentioned actions symbolize a tamasik attitude. – A Scholar (Through the medium of H.H. (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil, 28th January 2005, 8.20 p.m.)
(Various experiments on sweeping were conducted in Sanatan’s Ashram at Ponda, Goa in 2004. It was presumed then, that the benefit obtained following the above technique was more. Each time God gives the spiritual experience first and then imparts knowledge on it. The knowledge received on 26th October 2007 is one more example of this. – Dr. Jayant Athavale, Compiler)
3. The vacuum cleaner enhances Raja-Tama pollution in the environment
‘The vacuum cleaner sucks the dust from the floor with the help of high velocity Tej-Vayu (Absolute Fire and Air Principle) charged energy. Though the dirt on the floor is sucked by the vacuum cleaner, due to the friction of the machine with the floor, the black energy seats of negative energies from Patal are activated and fountains of black energy are emitted into the atmosphere. Though at a gross level we may feel that the atmosphere has been cleaned, in reality it is polluted with high velocity negative energy. The area of action being about five to six feet above the floor, a field equal to the height of an average person is created, which gets filled with distressing vibrations. Thus, a person in this clean area (at a gross level) is subtly under the influence of black energy vibrations, and completes his entire day’s work in such circumstances. He also subtly affects the atmosphere and the people who come into contact with him wherever he goes.
In foreign countries though externally the environment may seem as if it provides all amenities and is extremely clean, actually these machines make the atmosphere more Raja-Tama-predominant, leading the individuals to Patal.’
– A Scholar (Through the medium of H.H. (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil, 25th October 2007, 8.32 p.m. and 28th October 2007, 8.08 p.m.)
Science that leads not to modernisation but to destruction!
‘By inventing the vacuum cleaner and ridiculing the Sages’ technique of sweeping dust with a broom as ‘backward’, today’s scientists are leading the human race to destruction. These scientists should be called ‘backward’, not modern ! Everyone should keep in mind that greater the adherence to Spirituality, happier the individual will be.’ – Dr. Jayant Athavale, Compiler (28th October 2007)
4. Method of waste disposal
1. ‘After sweeping the house, throw the dust and dirt collected into a public dustbin and burn it.
2. If you cannot throw the dust and dirt out immediately, then throw it in a dustbin kept in a corner of the house, since the Ichha-shakti (Energy of will) predominant waves there have the ability to concentrate all distressing vibrations and prevent them from spreading everywhere.’
– A Scholar (Through the medium of Mrs. Anjali Gadgil, 26thOctober 2007, 5.20 p.m.)
2 thoughts on “Achars (General conduct)<br>associated with sweeping”
Which is the appropriate time to cleanout the old items in the house – those that have been accumulated over a period of time?
Is there any thithi, star, day of the week or time of the day to be followed? When should the belongings of a deceased person be disposed of? Your leaned answer would be very useful
Namaskar Srinivasan ji,
Thank you for contacting us.
It is not necessary to wait for any day, to dispose of unwanted things from the house. You can discard them as soon as they turn defective. But still if you want to know about a better day for such activities, then you can refer a panchang. The panchang contains a list of auspicious and inauspicious days, from which you can choose any suitable auspicious day for completing the disposing activities.
As for the belongings of a deceased person are considered, if they are in working state and if you want to use them then you can use them. If the belongings are in a good state, but you do not want to use them then you can donate them and if the things are in a poor condition then you can immerse them in flowing water.
(Note : The clothes worn by the deceased during his last stage should not be used even if they are in a good condition and should be discarded.)