rudraksha are charged beads used for spiritual purposes. it is believed that they are originated from lord shiva tears. nowadays many astrologers and TV channels give lot of importance to wearing rudraksha for solving your life problems.
one of the common question asked about rudraksha is that can i wear rudraksha while sleeping? there is a minor debate over this issue and many people recommend that don’t wear rudraksha while sleeping. but some people also say that you can wear rudraksha while sleeping. i personally support the theory that one should not wear rudraksha while sleeping. i don’t deny the fact that my opinion could be wrong. so follow what you feel is right.
why you should not wear rudraksha while sleeping:
1. the rudraksha should not be worn while doing any inauspicious work. in day time you have some control over your actions. you can stop yourself from committing any negative karma. but while sleeping the unconscious mind takes over and whatever is repressed during day time gets surfaced in your dream. these suppressed negative emotions could be revenge, lust, greed or jealousy. all these negativity in dreams affects the rudraksha and can make it impure.
2. many times, sexual dreams comes in night which is not good for rudraksha energy. even during love making (inter course) you should remove the rudraksha and keep it in a holy place or in your house temple.
3. the sharp beads of rudraksha can injure your skin. at the same time, your body weight can also injure the sharp points in rudraksha.
4. negative energy:
a) so its not a question of sleeping time only. whenever you are visiting a cemetery or cremation then also you should remove the rudraksha at home. when you come back home then take a good head shower bath. because our aura is more dense around head region and below abdomen. you can also add some sea salt to the water. after the bath, chant the mantra to charge the rudraksha and then wear it.
b) avoid eating non-vegetarian food and drinking alcohol. if you can not resist then remove the rudraksha for one day when you are drunk or have eaten non-vegetarian food. next day do lot of mantra chanting and then wear the rudraksha after taking bath.
5. i feel, if you have gone beyond sexuality and become perfect celibate (brahmachari) then only you can wear rudraksha while sleeping.
if you are on the spiritual path and wearing any energized spiritual item like rudraksha or doing any sort of spiritual practice like mantra chanting… then always be careful about your thoughts, feelings and actions. be positive. don’t curse any body. share love and compassion with all living beings.
avoid eating non-vegetarian food, drinking alcohol and abstain from harming anybody verbally, mentally or physically. its because since you are doing spiritual sadhana, your thoughts have more power than the thoughts of a normal person. so if you think negatively about someone then you are harming other person as well as yourself big time.
in spirituality, first thing is to clean your heart from malice. so that once you start getting powers, you don’t misuse them or try to harm anybody using the powers.
so i suggest, don’t wear rudraksha during night time, when you are totally unconscious and when you don’t know what will come out from your unconscious mind in your dreams.
when you wear rudraksha in morning then first take the bath and chant the mantra 11 times or 108 times. every rudraksha has different mantra depending upon the number of its faces.