Sins to be avoided
Srivathsa Somadeva Sharma
Every religion believes that we should not do sins and if we do it God would punish us. Ofcourse the list of sins and the punishment that we would get differs slightly from religion to religion. Hinduism believes that every one should desist from doing sins. This list of sins is collected and given by a great Scholar called Srivathsa Somadeva Sarma. This material is the English translation of the information that he has given in a book called “Stotra ChinthamanI” published in Tamil by Sri Surabhi Jagatguru Publications , Madras in the year 1998.Most of these sins are normal acts which we should do to a health life. Even if you do not believe in them, Why not try not to do them and see for yourself whether they are true or not?
2. Talking ill of others
3.Stealing property of others
4.Desiring the wife of another person
5.Leaving out rituals prescribed for us.
6.Not doing acts proscribed by Sastras.
7.Sleeping in dawn
8.Sleeping in day time.
9.Biting the nails.
10.Eating food without taking bath.
11.Eating food without chanting God’s name or prayers.
12.Eating food without offering it to God.
13.Eating food without offering it to the guest.
14.Finding fault with God.
15.Not standing up and saluting when elders come.
16.Eating food on Ekadasi day . Using Thamboola on that day.
17.Berating girls without reason and making them cry
18.Lying down, eating food and sleeping at dusk
19.Making husband and wife quarrel.
20.Answering natures calls while standing.
21.Drinking water standing
22.Sleeping with head pointed towards north or eating facing north.
23 Spitting in water. Answering natures call in water
24.Not putting caste marks on the forehead.
25.Drinking milk in the day time and curd at night time.
26.Scratching head using both hands.
27.Answering natures calls facing the sun, temple and cow.
28.Cleaning of one leg using the other leg.
29.Keeping lamp , bell Durba grass, Garland of gems on the earth.
30.Addressing elders disrespectfully (Yeka vachanam)
31.Waking up people who are sleeping.
32.Throwing stones in the pond.
33.Seeing the sun during sun rise and sun set.
34.Calling elders using their names.
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28.Gifting of Puffed rice(Pori in tamil ) would make life pleasant.
29.Gifting of seasame would remove fear of death.
30. Gifting of curd would lead to more masculinity.
31.Gifting of beaten rice(avil in tamil) would get you blessings of God.
32.Gifting of Bengal gram would lead to birth of children.
33.Gifting of multi grain flour(sathu Mavu in Tamil) would develop devotion to God.
34.Gifting of Payasam (Sweet gruel/kheer) would get us blessing of Pithrus(manes) and continuation of our clan.
35.Gifting of gold would remove sins as well as poverty.
36.Gifting of Umbrella and slippers would give you happiness in the world of Yama.
37.Gifting of a Kanya(virgin maid) would take you after death to world of Brahma.
38.Gifting of fan , Panaka(sweet jaaggery water) Butter milk and sacred waters would take you to the land of Vayu/Varuna after your death.
39.Gifting of a bed would make your life pleasurable.
40.Gifting of rosary , seat, sacred ash , Sandal wood paste would give a happy life in next birth.
41.Giving of food would lead you to heaven after death. It also would make you get food, when you are in need of it.