I’ve heard in your upanyasams that daily shaving is not acceptable. Can you please clarify which are the right days to shave?
Sri Ramanuja Munaye Namaha,
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami Guruvae Namaha,
* Is anyone questioning Bhakta at office that Bhakta should do beard shaving before coming to office, or
* Is it Bhaktas intuition that Bhakta doesn’t want to go office with beard.
For the Latter case, the situation is under Bhaktas control and Bhakta can avoid shaving on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and Ekadesi and Dwadesi. Go with beard and do shaving on the earliest chance. There are many Bhaktas like that.
For Former case, this is a Sankatam, only If HR polices says men to come to office clean shaven. If not Bhakta need not satisfy co-workers appearance or their thought process. If no choice, follow the Tues, Fri, Sat rule and skip Ekadesi day rule for shaving, and prostrate for helplessness. BhagavAn SriKrishna is Sulabhar. Something is better than nothing.
Adiyen is pretty sure, HR polices doesn’t say men should come clean shaven to office. However, there are specific laws and rules in HR books for employees or employer not to interfere in one’s own religion or faith. So Bhakta should be able to follow it. At the same time, adiyen believe, HR policies instructs employees and employers not to utilize office platform for religious discussion, as it us a work place.
There are co-workers from other religion, who does their praying (Thozhugai) ‘namaas’ during their noon time, but we are scared of following our Veda Maarga Sandhyavandhanam at noon, which our Sanatana Dharmam instructs us to do. We can inform HR, that it is my religious practice, and I have to do it. Some Bhaktas go to their Bachelor friends home near office to do it, and some utilize the meeting rooms that are not in use, to do it. HR will accept it, as long we make-up the hours later.
Even, international airports has Prayer rooms to satisfy each faiths needs.
Also, there are co -workers from other religion, who grow beard during their own December religious festival. So, they follow their own faith clearly in any place they are.
We don’t need to feel shy of what we do, since this is SriKrishna’s arrangement. We just need to say POLITELY AND SOFTLY to co-workers and HR when asked, as it is my faith practices and I LIKE to do ( non shaving on particular days or Sandhyavandhanam at noon). HR always think of employee welfare, since they will not be ready to loose a good employee, as long as we do our job at office following morals.
At the end, by doing a job, each one of us NEED MONEY anyway to:
1) buy neccessary upakaranangal for our daily ThiruAradhanai,
2) Bhagavata Kainkaryam (1st Bhagavatas are our own family members plus other Bhagavatas “all are Athma Bandhus who has Athma chinthanai that we are Sriman Narayanan SOTTHU”),
3) Acharya Kainkaryam which is more important (Thirumaligai or Madam maintanence etc..),
4) Donate for Sanatana Dharma Institutions who does Sath-Karyams,
5) Charity services, support Kainkaryams at Temples, support marriages in need etc…….
with whatever Yatha Shakthi (capacity) that we possess.
All these things will happen with Thayar SriLakshmi Kataksham.
“Karathara Kamale Sarvatha Dhaana Lakshmihi”.
We have been following our Sanatana Dharmam practices for long time, and we left it out during some period for unknown reasons. We don’t need to do post-mortem on why we didnot follow Sanatana Dharma practices in the past. Atleast Now, we started following it again after listening to Swami’s Pravachanams with Acharya Krupai. BhagavAn will keep blessings us, as long as we are in Satvik Satsangam, like Swami’s current Satsangam/Upanyasams/Kalakshepams.
Sorry for long answer.
Sath Vishayangalai Namakku Thandhu Aruliya,
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami ThiruvAdigalaey Sharanam,
Thayar-Perumal-Alwar-Emperumanaar-Jeeyar-Acharyar Thiruvadigalaey Sharanam,
Yendha Acharamum Ellaamal, Pasu Maadu Meithu Kondu Irundha SriKrishna BhagavAn ki Jai,
Sri Lakshmi Piratti’kku Pathiyaaga Irukkum Sriman Narayana BhagavAn ki Jai.
Sarvam SriKrishna Kudumbham,
Sarvam SriKrishnarpanam Asthu.