Does wearing rudraksha ward off negative energy?
Wearing rudraksha entails several notions viz it is beneficial for the body, it wards off negative energy, it appeases demigods, eliminates stress from life and so on. Sadgurudev Anandmurti Gurumaa puts an end to all the baseless stories by bringing forth the real significance of wearing rudraksha. Q: Does wearing rudraksha or some other thing can help to get rid of negative energy? Gurumaa: I am sorry, I know you would like to hear the answer as ‘yes’, but that is not the case. Although I am myself wearing the tulsi mala, it is not to appease Vishnu or to ward off negative energies; I just like tulsi, and also rudraksha. Some say that there are physical benefits, but today on television there are people who have great vested selfish interests that they are selling their rudraksha beads as if it will take away all your worries and stress. They are making fools of people and making money out of it, and there are thousands of people who are becoming fools by buying kavach, mala and rudraksha hoping that this would take away all of their problems and stress. If you like, and have an affinity to Vishnu, then wearing tulsi mala will keep reminding you about Vishnu. If you choose to wear rudraksha, it will keep on reminding you about Shiva. Vishnu is the persevering energy, and Shiva is the omniscient macrocosmic energy, so this is one way of bringing your mind back to divinity.