Four Hands Of Lord Vishnu


Creation, and life, as a part of Creation is governed by karmas. Karmas decide what you are and where you are headed. Life runs in a spiral, the physical life is a downward moving spiral and spiritual life is an upward spiral. Physical life pertains to gratification of the five senses, a life of selfishness. Such a life paves way to entry to lower dimensions and lower levels of existence and more painful births. Spiritual life starts when one can feel the pain of others and works to reduce that pain, a move towards selflessness.

Under the influence of Maya, the glue that binds us to the physical, one forgets the path of karma and is driven into the whirlpool of destruction by living for just the self.


Lord Vishnu, the energy responsible for running Creation, ensures that one is amply warned and reminded of his/her karma at various stages. For this, he has four tools at his disposal, the Chaturbhuja, namely – Padma (lotus), Shankh (conch), Gada (mace) and Chakra (discus).

Nobody gets a big shock straightaway, it is preceded by gentler warnings. The problem is, majority (99% of the population) ignores the subtler warnings and only wakes up when the damage is done.

The first warning is a lotus. Something which you were wanting comes your way – beauty, money, relationship, job etc. and you are complimented on your achievement. That compliment is a subtle warning, that what you have is only for a while. It is in passing and will soon leave you, and the pain of it leaving will be directly proportional to the pleasure it brought your way. Hardly anyone heeds the lotus.

The second warning is the conch, which is blown when you are around the age of 30. It comes in the form of a physical problem – a health issue, a legal or family dispute. Doctor may relieve you of the pain of an ailment through medication or the dispute might get settled and things may appear to run smoothly, what one misses to hear is the sound of conch. Rarely does one think about why that problem manifested in life or what he/she should change to not let it recur.

Wise heed the conch, learn from their mistake and improve, others are in for the third warning, the mace. As one hits his/her mid-forties, the mace strikes in the form of a major ailment (in you or your near one) or a major financial/legal chaos. The disturbance stirs you emotionally/physically and it takes a long time to recover.

Many in the process of recovering understand their responsibility towards Creation and mend their ways, most resume old patterns – same lifestyle, same desires and the same deeds. This leaves the Lord with little choice, and he deploys the chakra. Just like a child who fails to perform despite being given compartment is made to repeat the class, those who don’t learn after three warnings, their life is ended and they are given another body and birth. Because beyond a point, body cannot take the weight of your karmas.

The Laws of Creation are same for everyone as are the ways and means of the forces that run Creation. It is up to us to choose our destination and to heed or ignore the signs enroute.


Yogi Ashwini

Yogi Ashwini

Yogi Ashwini is adept in the ancient sciences of Yog, Tantra, Spiritual Healing, Mantra-Chanting, Yagya, Past Life, Art of Mace and Vedic Martial Arts. With an Honours in Economics, a Masters in Management and a successful business, he is an eminent writer for leading dailies and journals, an acclaimed speaker internationally,author of global bestsellers on ancient sciences. After studying the being for decades, spending years in silence and having interacted with the Himalayan masters, Yogi Ashwini propounded the Sanatan Kriya, an assimilation of the eight limbs of Patanjali Ashtang Yog. The sheer magnetism of his persona and radiance he exudes, even at 50, and the experiences one gets just by being in his presence, are enough proof of the efficacy of practice. His two decades of pioneering research on anti-ageing, published in the book ‘Sanatan Kriya: The Ageless Dimension’, has found validation in the recent studies by leading international universities. Thousands have benefited physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually from the practice of Sanatan Kriya, which is taught across the globe free of cost. He runs nearly 14 schools for street children,funds education of blind girls at NAB, organises food distribution camps, generates employment for underprivileged, feeds stray animals at more than 100 centres daily and gives medical help to all those who come to him…humans or animals.

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