Questionnaire: ‘Pranaam, Swamiji! From the other day’s comments about Cause and Effect and Shraaddha in the Maheshwara Puja, it seems that completion with the departed souls will also lead to reducing the karmic account between the departed souls and I. Is this understanding correct?’
Swamiji: I will say your understanding is correct. But I would like to add some more things to your understanding. Sometimes, this karmic debt stays in you so heavily, even with so many of your completions, still in the heart you continue to carry some incompletion. At that kind of moments, at that kind of situations, the completion with the departed souls through Shraaddha, there are a few places in India, well-known for that energy, Bodh Gaya in Gaya where Buddha became enlightened, there is a huge beautiful Vishnu temple, there Vishnu’s feet are worshipped, the place is well-known for the energy of Pinda Shraaddha, completion with the departed souls, and Badri, in Badrikashram when you do Pinda Shraaddha, Brahma himself receives in his Kapaala, Brahma Kapaala, Kaalabhairava himself receives, having Brahma Kapaala, please understand, when you give in Badrikashram, Kaalabhairava holding Brahma’s skull, receives the Pinda and offers it to Vishnu. There all the three are connected. So, in Badrikashram, or Gaya, Bodh Gaya, or in Manasarovar, these are the places if you offer the Shraaddha, please understand, it really does the completion in the level of bio-memory, in the level of bio-memory. Take enough time, do completion with them, and offer the Shraaddha. It does completion in the level of bio-memory itself. So, I will sincerely encourage every human-being to do completion with the departed souls, so that people living now, you and your next generation can experience the joy of completion. And I also declare, in U.S., our Ohio Temple will specially radiate the energy on the banks of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswathi, in Prayag, anybody does Shraaddha in our Ohio Temple, in our Ohio-Prayag Temple, it will be received directly by Kaalabhairava through his Brahma Kapaala and offered to Vishnu. It will reach your elders, the departed souls. Ohio-Prayag will radiate this special energy of helping you and supporting you in completing with the departed souls. That place has the ambience. You have to do the Shraaddha, and take bath in that river, Sangam. You will see the completion happens.