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Can anyone advise if in any scripture it is mentioned that Astral projection is evil?

  • Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. – Pandya Sep 22 '18 at 15:17
  • what do you mean by astral projection? Unclear what you are asking about..... – Swami Vishwananda Sep 23 '18 at 10:43
  • @SwamiVishwananda Astral projection is subtle body and not atma coming out of physical body and travelling on any place on earth. Can be done by anyone, no need to be spiritually advanced, you can check many videos in YouTube and Google for this. Mastering the technique may take few days, but it is easy. – Ram Sep 23 '18 at 11:04
  • Problem is what happens if some other astral being who is in search of gross body enters your body when you leave? It's definitely a risk – Akshay S Sep 23 '18 at 16:48
  • @AkshayKumarS another Astral being can't enter in someone else's body who is doing Astral projection. Because we don't have the touch sensation...maybe if some other type of being may enter...that I don't know. But not the normal human beings who are doing Astral projection – Ram Sep 23 '18 at 16:54
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Doing things not sanctioned by shastras is a recipe for trouble. Please consider Bhagavan Krishna's advice from Bhagavad Gita

yaḥ śāstra-vidhim utsṛjya vartate kāma-kārataḥ
na sa siddhim avāpnoti na sukhaṁ na parāṁ gatim

He who discards scriptural injunctions and acts according to his own whims attains neither perfection, nor happiness, nor the supreme destination. [Bhagavad Gita 16.23]

  • Hello! Welcome to Hinduism Can you explain why asral projection is not sanctioned by scriptures? – Sarvabhouma Sep 25 '18 at 5:39
  • There are numerous injunctions on what is best for us in the Gita itself. It is certainly not a sattvic idea to say the least. – subash rajaa Sep 26 '18 at 3:11
  • @subashrajaa AFAIK Astral projection is not mentioned in scriptures. But I guess someone might have more knowledge regarding this.... – Ram Sep 26 '18 at 4:12
  • The abilities to go outside the physical body are related in Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms. It can be done only by very advanced yogis. To try and do so without the proper yogic disciplines only leads to disaster. Those who supposedly 'teach' these techniques on youtube or anywhere on the internet are simply the blind leading the blind... – Swami Vishwananda Sep 29 '18 at 5:32
  • @SwamiVishwananda can you please put Patanjali's yoga Aphorisms in your answer and also the warning that it should be only done by advanced yogis.. – Ram Sep 29 '18 at 5:45

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