Hitherto Unknown Secrets !

A day has 60 ghatikas [ 24 hours = 60 gh ] [ 1gh = 24 minutes ] …..

A night divided into two parts  15 gh each …

the latter part of night last 6 ghatikas remaining , one should get up …

off these 6 gh …….. 4 ghatikas one must contemplate on shastras .

remaining 2 ghatikas one must contemplate on HARI as per the method taught by guru ..

In 30 ghatikas of daylight ………

  • 2 ghatikas snana [ all morning chores details to be given in paradharmo section ]
  • 2 ghatikas Japa
  • 2 ghatikas Deva pooja
  • 2 ghatikas LUNCH bhojana
  • 2 ghatikas rest and break [ one can lie down , take  a nap ]
  • 20 ghatikas adhyapan … yaajan …. paath pravachan shastra shravan  and livelihood

In 30 ghatikas of night … first half of 15 ghatikas should be spent as

  • 2 ghatikas sandhyavandan deva pooja
  • 8 ghatikas  pustakavalokan [ studying books ]
  • 14  ghatikas of sleep …..

One must follow these steps to the best of one capacity and to get the swaroop yogyata expressed one must spend more and more time on shastra vyasanga …..

One must only do the work allocated by the LORD as per birth for  a livelihood …doing anything else even if 1000 sadhana other than one ordained by LORD [ varna ashrama dharma ] will only tantamount to disobedience towards the LORD’s command …

Doing anything else will only be a labour leading to more sweat tiredness and no result ….

One must always keep oneself engaged in activity till sleep and worldly pursuits will automatically follow us ..

To be satisfied with whatever comes naturally [ desire and gains and happiness ] is most important …even if one has to beg ,,, it should be limited to keep oneself alive ….. anything more would only contribute to excess labour …

It is only a good fortune to have descended on the human to be born in BHARATKHAND and to be sermoned with good tenets of shastras …leading to liittle knowledge about Paramatma …. instead of  making use of this good fortune and improving his knowledge of LOrd and improve parmartha …. if one pursues fame from ignorants ..little wealth or four days of living in ones own house …. having few good sweet dishes and few good copulation and knowing them to be a great achievement and disowning the life of knowing  LORD and yet calling themselves as successful and much intelligent and all knowing …. by engaging in the lifestyle which would only lead to nether world .. how on the earth can these claim to be realised ….. do they not feel ashamed of abusing their lives … given preciously  by HARI to to do moksha sadhana ?

To get into the mode of sadhana is very difficult ………. there are many obstacles ….They are –

  1. this is kaliyuga … yugadhipati is kali …
  2. Kali nearly destroys all the available resources of sadhana ..
  3. He stands in every major instrument of sadhana
  4. In every adhisthana he tries a pollution to destroy the punya collected by the sadhaka ..
  5. In a guru ,when near by tries to harm sadhaka by igniting svaninda and svottamaninda…
  6. One must ignore ones insult and curb the tendency to insult or point defects of elders …
  7. if one is not equipped mentally to ignore or curb …. if completeness [ pakvata] has not yet descended in the mind …. then one must maintain a distance from elders and always try to get affection from them …
  8. then after pakvata … practically people will like and affection will be permanent
  9. BUT Kali also enters wife/lover and in lonely moments makes her speak …” why on the earth are you so religious …. look people are making fun ….. why cant we be just normal …. is this much of devotion necessary ….. why cant we be like others …. I cannot bear people commenting on you … look your brothers make fun of you …. your sister is also a party to such loud talk …. these do not go well with me …. i feel very much pained when someone talks ill of you …. I want you to be appreciated , why not reduce some of your pooja time ,,,, you seem to be spending almost a whole day into it ,,…. you have stopped noticing me …..i am unable to answer them they seem to be thinking that I am less attractive thus you are drifting …. i will give my life away …. i rather die than listen to such words which i cannot defend ….. Come lets live a good life “
  10. these are the words till children come in the life …. once children comes ,.she laments again “ if only our child could get some better life … some better education …. look others are faring better where are we ? how can we not get all those to our child …. isnt it our responsibility ?  “
  11. then comes upanayana , marriage and now the new question is “ our daughter’s in laws are thinking like this …. we are allowing our children to be bogged down by their in laws …. why cant we do something ? “”
  12. and this dushtabhashana parampara continues till death knocks our doors …. only to be dragged into asaar sansaara again in next birth ,.,,,,
  13. This santaap yatra continues as kali takes on the [ avesha ] of guru . mata  pita bandhu , svashur , mitra , putra etc and in a most intimate way he troubles giving dukh santaap chinta of these relations …
  14. One who does not give away his manogranthi to these talks and stays still as a stone only to advance his sadhana is the wise man …
  15. One who can find out defects in the logic of relational talks and also is ware of his own weaknesses is the wise man …
  16. One who concentrates on HARI … and partakes only HARI granth anveshana food discarding the distastes arising out of the  Kali  relishing which only diseases spring which he effectively cures with a rasayan namely HAribhakti .. only to get all his desires fulfilled …….

Krishnarpanamastu ..

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  1. […] the link in the blog. Need to revisit time mgmt Soni SP : Does this not relate to time management https://chiraan.com/2011/07/21/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-sadhaka/? Soni SP : […]


  2. respected guruji pranam
    guruji can we know the varna of a person from astrology ,if yes then how.
    humble pranama


    • guru sukra are bramhins …… sun mars are kshatriya ………. moon mercury are vaishyas ……….saturn is shudra …….. rahu is pratiloma ……… ketu is anuloma …whichever has more influence on lagna its lord is the caste of person …


      • Dear Sir

        What should be understand from the term ” influence on lagna and its lord”. Does it mean aspect or argala.

        Kindly excuse the slow grasping.

        Sincere Regards
        Hare Srinivasa.


      • karthik said:

        poojaneeyamaina gurugariki,

        as you have mentioned here that the caste of the person is dependent on the influence of the lagna on its planets.. in that case which should be considered the caste of the person ?? of parents ( if both are of same caste ) or by the method as you have mentioned ? which should be given priority ? can one perform the respective duties also ( like upanayana etc.. ) even if the person is born to both parents who are both sudras and his caste is brahmana by jyotish ? please forgive any errors / harshness / inappropriateness in my question.. i am asking so only out of ignorance


      • venkatacharya (tirupati) said:

        Respected acharya

        But this rule is not applicable in many cases like in my horo jupiter is week

        and venus is in 12th . then how can i be BRAHMIN?

        my dob 17 oct 1980
        place: mangalore
        time: 4: 41 am

        plz clarify .


        • when i say lagna ….it is point [ in deg min sec ] and not a rashi as a whole …. each point [amsha ] in a rashi deg has prospect of four varnas ….. certain castes are not born in those amshas ,…. with influence of planets we find whether they are born in that caste as indicated or there is deviation ….
          like in a bramhin amsha if there is no ketu influence then it will be nishadh and not bramhin ….. if moon influence then it will be ambashtha … moon rahu then videha so on so forth ….


      • venkatacharya (tirupati) said:

        respected acharya

        Plz see if my bramnatva is still intact and what my horo predicts of spirtual life.

        will i able to complete My resolve of severe penancei in this very life.

        my dob 17 oct 1980
        place : mangalore
        time:4:41 am



        • your jupiter is strong ….. atmakaraka sun is in own house in shastyamasha with jupiter this is itself a good sign for keeping the varna intact ….. also both navamsha and lagna are under influence of jupiter ….
          you will start penace but will face frequent breaks as mars and rahu are completely hemming sun in shastyamsha and fifth from karkamsa in vimsamsa …. though jupieter aspect will save you … affliction is severe …. as saturn is in seventh to sun in navamsha …… failure in penace is not ruled out …. so adhyayana is best sadhana vidya sthana is well placed in d24 …. try to contiue parayana in chaturmasa ….. rather than upavasa …..


      • respected guruji pranama
        guruji please elaborate how each point in rashi degree can have prospect of four varnas.
        humble pranama


  3. Dear Sir,


    In modern terms, can you please tell us a starting point…for example when does the 30 ghatikas of the daylight time start? How much time before the sun-rise? This will help us establish a routine in more concrete terms.



    • day starts with sunrise …. 30 ghatikas from there is daylight and 30 ghatikas from sunset is night …. sometimes sunset times may change …. …. so one must get up 6ghatikas before sunrise ….


  4. Sameer said:

    this is given by Vishnutirtharu of Madanur (near Koppal)


  5. Pramod said:

    Acharya Sastang Namaskars,

    It always so happens before me asking you any question i get your answers.
    It is very difficult to manage Vairagy and worldy affairs.Only Lord Sri Hari and Mukhyaprana and Guru can guide.Its a Manthana daily between spirituality and wordly things.
    Let Hari Vayu Guru help us to cross this ocean of samsara.



  6. respected guruji pranama
    “one must only do the work allocated by the lord as per birth for a livelihood………….. doing any thing else even if 1000 sadhana other than one ordained by lord(varna ashrama dharma)will only tantamount to disobidence towards the lord command………guruji does it means that hari bhakti is only for those who are born as vaishnavas,and nobody else.
    humble pranama


    • the above quote is for varna ashrama dharma … duties as ordained to castes …. ie one must do his duties as pr caste that is sadhana ….. Hari bhakti is for everyone ….in the name of bhakti if one tries to do pooja in temple as archaka even though not born as bramhin …then that will only be a strenous exercise and not yield any result ….


  7. Please explain:
    ‘One must always keep oneself engaged in activity till sleep and worldly pursuits will automatically follow us…..’
    ‘……then one must maintain a distance from elders and always try to get affection from them’


    • one must not fight with elders or say harsh words even if they are wrong …. Kali especially creates such instances … and his sole aim is to destroy our punya by such acts …. everyone is susceptible to kali avesha … so also gurus … in such events ,,,, Guru/elders may no longer show kind temparament … at all such incidents ,,,, its better to maintain a distance rather than pursuing or vehemently proving a point ….and from a distance try to gain affection and then slowly gain affection in presence as well ……. using such tacts will allay KALI and his weapons of mass punya destruction …

      normally one tries to engage in activities that bring more prosperity ,,, struggle is immense … yet success seems not easy …. but instead if the entire efort is in swakulochit achaara … and activites serve around that ,…. worldly pleasures automatically comes behind us …. this secret is time tested … but requires extremes guts to bring in practise …

      reason /… one always gets riches and pleasures owing to poorvapunya … whether one struggle or not … they come if punya exists , they dont if no punya exists despite BHUIPRAYATNA …….. but in prayatna [ loukika] if usual duties are forgotten … then quantum of pleasures reduce … [ poorna ayu poorna sampatti never come to normal man he loses a great quanta and does not even realise that actuallly one reaps only one hundredth by his own folly even in best of his phases ]
      BUt if engaged in swakulochita dharma … when punya operates one gets complete enjoyments ….anayaas aprayatnena …sukham adbhutam


      • Thanks Sir…:)


      • karthik said:

        poojaneeyamaina gurugariki,

        what is svakulochita achaara and dharma ? please elaborate…


        • bramhins must engage in adhyayan adhyaapan yajan yaajan daana pratigraha …
          kshatriya must engage in adhyayan yajan daana and praja paripalan
          vaishya must engage in adhyayan daana go mahishya samrakshan krishi vanijya
          shudra must engage in service of the above three and can sell colours , herbs , krishi and vyapaar …

          others must take up their service as per their tradition …..
          this is svakulochita vyavahaara …..
          if one leaves ones achaara and dharma and takes up others achaara and dharma it will only bring much unhappiness ………. if engaged in ones own dharma … material benefits come automatically ….


      • Thank u Guruji for the beautiful post……………the reading of this post was pending on my behalf till now! i just now read it…


  8. What you have written is so true !! our family/society will not respect us if we are not materially well off. In rare moments we feel we should spend our lives in service of Lord in swadharma. But the trappings of urban life are hard to come out of.


    • This post is gist of letter written by vishnuteertharu to his disciple. Vishnuteertharu is brother of madhvacharya still living in kumarparvat


  9. karthik said:

    poojaneeyamaina gurugariki,
    it is really a soul-touching post…

    sir i have one small doubt … you said that diva shayana is a sin and reduces longevity.. in above post you have mentioned that 2 ghatikas of day can be utilised for sleep/nap/rest… kindly clear this contradiction

    if taking rest during day is allowable… what is the time preferrable and any rules for the same ?? 🙂


    • One can take a nap post lunch to rejeuvanate this is for grahasthas not others. Others can relax.


      • Raguraman said:

        Dear Guruji,

        Thank you for your nice post. I wrote a nasty e-mail to you. Forgive me. Fortunately I did NOT abuse you or Shri Hari, I think. When life becomes too difficult to bear what should we do? After all people like me are NOT that great and wise. I am chanting all the stotras (including the beautifu Venkatesa Stotra) since you told me. Whatever you tell I believe in it.


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