We are connected not only through face book and internet but also through our neurons
Guruji gave a wonderful introduction of how sankalpa works, latest research shows that in our brains there are some neurons which are connected to everyone and some neurons which create a barrier of ego. One of the leading neuroscientists, V S Ramachandran says “We are connected not only through face book and internet but also through our neurons”.
For example if I pick up a glass of ragi ( A health Drink) and you watch me doing that action in both our brains neurons get activated. But some other neurons tell the brain whether I am doing that action or not. Thus even if I do some action it can affect the people whom I am connected this is the basis of how sankalpa works. When I take a sankalpa on someones behalf because our neurons are connected that effect of the sankalpa can reach out and create a positive vibrations. For eg, recently when a person was hospitalised, we performed a puja for him in the ashram , and miraculously the person’s health improved. This is a very common occurrence we have experienced and hence in the puja it is not necessary to be present physically present during the sankalpas.
The other aspect is being present for the puja. When we do it alone it is puja and when we do it together it becomes Yagna. According to the shastras, yagna gives hundred fold result.
For eg. When we keep money in the safe in the house it just stays there, but when we keep in the bank it gives interest.