Fasting as an Attunement with the Absolute

Srimati Neeta Singhal

Varuthini Ekadashi, one of the most important Ekadashi will be observed this year on coming Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Padhya Purana mentions the legend of Lord Krishna enlightening Yudhishthira about the importance of fasting on Varuthini Ekadashi for being blessed with desirable fruits and getting relief from all the sins in this lifetime in order to attain Moksha. It is believed that fasting on this day provides happiness on earth and also after the end of this birth.

Shrimati Neeta Singhal says that fasting indicates the denial of the physical needs of the body for a limited period of time. According to Neetaji in her Rudra Centre official blog post, “fasting, according to the scriptures, helps create an attunement with the Absolute by establishing a harmonious relationship between the body and the soul.”

The blog post ‘Fasting’ by Shrimati Neeta Singhal is a very interesting and comprehensive illustration of the values of self-discipline associated with fasting, the ayurvedic interpretation of fasting, and energies of planets related to the food consumed by us.

Here is the link for your reading