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birth chart

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:14 am
by bhaktin carol
Hare Krsna.

If an individual shows to be a demon on the birth chart, but the individual goes to temple and chants, do they stop being a demon?

thank you
bhaktin carol

Re: birth chart

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:10 pm
by gopinath
As such, in Kaliyuga, everyone, in general, is born with demoniac tendencies. However, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has freely given the Hare Krishna Mahamantra to everyone in this world regardless of his qualification. If a person is really intelligent, he will take up the chanting of the Holy name to elevate himself from demoniac nature.
So if one takes to the process of chanting sincerely, he must be respected at least within the mind
(kṛṣṇeti yasya giri taḿ manasādriyeta -
N.O.I. 5 )

Even though one belongs to a demoniac family by birth, if he visits the temple and takes shelter of the devotees of the Lord, certainly he gets purified in due course of time.
ābhīra-śumbhā yavanāḥ khasādayaḥ
ye 'nye ca pāpā yad-apāśrayāśrayāḥ
śudhyanti tasmai prabhaviṣṇave namaḥ)
S. B. 2.4.18

Anyone who engages in devotional service should be considered saintly. (sadhureva sa mantavyah) BG 9:30
Such a person, needless to say, stops being a demon, as he develops divine qualities.