Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-3.

"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-3.
Dipavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

What was the sacrifice that the Absolute did and who was the performer of that sacrifice?

Where was the Vedi or the Yajna-kunda for that sacrifice and what was the material that was offered in that sacrifice?

"Yajnena yajnamayajanta devah," says the Purusha-Sukta.

Yajna was the sacrifice, Yajna was offered in Yajna by Yajna for the sake of Yajna.

Sacrifice was offered in the sacrifice, through the sacrifice, for the sake of sacrifice.

What do we understand from this?

We understand nothing except a jumble of words.

Similar to this enigmatic statement of the Veda, we have another statement in the Bhagavadgita also :

"Brahmarpanam brahmahavir-brahmagnou brahmana hutam, brahmaiva tena gantavyam brahmakarma samadhina."

Brahman is offering Brahman through Brahman for the sake of Brahman.

Swami Krishnananda
  To be continued ...

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