Effect of doing good deeds
Srivathsa Somadeva Sharma
Every religion believes that doing good deeds would lead to blessing of God and personal benefits in life. Ofcourse this differs slightly from religion to religion. Hinduism believes that every one should lead a good life. This list of good deeds and the gift that we are likely to get by doing them is 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 good deeds are extremely easy to perform. Even if you do not believe in them, Why not try to do them and see for yourself whether they are true or not?
1.Grow a forest of Thulasi (ocimum), your sins would go away.
2.Worship a Brahmin, your dangers would go away.
3.Grow trees, your life in this world and in heaven would be pleasant.
4.Digging a public well or tank , would repay the loan of a son to his mother.
5.Worship of the guest, would take you to heaven.
6 . Bath for performance of a yaga or bath with the God in tank or river would lead to strength and food.
7.Building a temple to either Shiva or Vishnu would ensure your place in Kailasa or Vaikunta.
8.Sweeping and cleaning a temple and drawing a kolam (Rangoli) there would ensure life in heaven.
9.Thilahoma(Fire offering of gingelly along with Manthra) would remove committed sins.
10.Reading of Rudra, Chamaka and Purusha Sooktha would make you be a Brahmin in next birth.
11.Reading of ri Suktha would give you wealth.
12.Planting a Banyan tree , Performing Upanayana and Pradakshina(Going round the deity) would remove sins and give you great luck.
13.Daily Sradham would make Pithrus(Manes) pleased and would ensure growth of the family.
14.Observing fast would lead to strength of the body and health.
15.Taking Pancha Gavya, would remove sins from bones and skin and would cure lunacy.
16.Feeding grass to the cow and comforting it would lead to birth of children.