Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-2.

"Very important - A Nation is built from the tradition of family! Read carefully, understand, keep in mind and apply the lesson day to day life."

Chapter -12. Yajna – Quintessence of the Culture of India-2.
Dipavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

When we are born, we are born with certain obligations.

What are these obligations?

They are the allegiance that we perforce owe to those factors that are responsible for our birth and maintenance.

That is the sacrifice which we are called upon to do.

In the Vedas, which are antecedent even to the Mahabharata and the Bhagavadgita, we are given the first primeval concept of sacrifice.

Supreme sacrifice is extolled in the Veda, according to which the Absolute itself is the first performer of the Yajna, and not a Pandit.

The Absolute did the first Yajna and then the others followed. They are only imitating what the Absolute did, originally.

Swami Krishnananda
  To be continued ...

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