Are there rituals (including vrat, tapa, japa, anusthan, purasharan,etc) through which one can fulfill one's wishes and overcome obstacles?

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Fasting for Ekadasi vrata on both the light and dark fortnights of a month is said to fulfill all one's desires. Source: https://www.salagram.net/ekadasi-vratHBV.htm

  • My obstacles are big. I think I need to do something big ritual. Ekadashi might be for small wishes.
    – ramanujan
    Sep 8, 2020 at 18:02
  • There is Brahmacharya sadhana (retention of semen for a prolonged period of time), samyama as per Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (meditation and prolonged focus on Anahata, heart, and Ajna, third eye between eyebrows chakras. There is japa of Hare Krishna maha-mantra. There is remembering the Name and Form of incarnations of God (like Lord Buddha, Lord Krishna). These practices have been recommended by gurus like Srila Prabhupada and Swami Sivananda. I have found these to be very helpful in accomplishing goals. Sep 8, 2020 at 19:01
  • Also, having faith itself is good. Some sastras say that just by reciting names of all 24 Ekadasis in a year you get the fruit of following Ekadasi for a year. (many Ashwamedha-yagna phalas) Sep 8, 2020 at 19:07
  • brahmacharya etc. is helpful for achieving goals. Because it improves mind's concentration. But there so many obstacles in my life. And I am facing too many problems in my life. I am facing severe racial discrimination. And I am tired of that. Pls tell me some other solution.
    – ramanujan
    Sep 8, 2020 at 19:16
  • @ramanujan, first follow the given rituals. you cannot directly get PhD, you have to pass class 10 first.
    – mar
    Sep 8, 2020 at 19:47
  1. Citing from Chandogya-upanishad, chanting AUM/OM fulfills ones desires.

तद्वा एतदनुज्ञाक्षरं यद्धि किंचानुजानात्योमित्येव तदाहैषो एव समृद्धिर्यदनुज्ञा समर्धयिता ह वै कामानां भवति य एतदेवं विद्वानक्षरमुद्गीथमुपास्ते ॥ १.१.८ ॥

tadvā etadanujñākṣaraṃ yaddhi kiṃcānujānātyomityeva tadāhaiṣo eva samṛddhiryadanujñā samardhayitā ha vai kāmānāṃ bhavati ya etadevaṃ vidvānakṣaramudgīthamupāste || 1.1.8 ||

That akṣaram [Om] stands for assent. A person says Om whenever he wants to say yes. This Om is the key to progress. He who worships Om as the udgītha [Brahman], knowing it thus [as the fulfiller of all desires], has all his desires fulfilled.

  1. Citing from Shiva Purana which simply states to recite Rudra Samhita 3 times before the image of Bhairava:

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