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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-12.


"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-12.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

In villages, some ladies have a peculiar habit. Suppose a lady wants a sari. She cannot tell her husband directly, "I want a sari." So, she will say, "The neighbour's wife has purchased a new sari today.

It is very good, very nice. I saw it myself." Her husband understands her intentions. He will say, "Why do you describe all these things? All right, I will purchase one for you." And the poor man purchases a sari.

The epics and Puranas follow a similar indirect way of instructing the truths. But the Vedas directly tell the truth, openly: "You must do this; it is like this." This is scientific. Science always plainly tells the truth as it is, without any camouflage.

The epics and the Puranas do not say directly that you must be a good man. They say, "Yudhishthira was a good man. His virtue was so immense. He shared everything that he had. His conduct was so adventurous that as a result he got so many things."

One who hears this feels, "Oh, I see. Then I must also do like that." These texts are called Suhrit-Samhitas, while the Vedas are known as Prabhu-Samhitas. The latter command, like a master. Science always commands on principles.

The Puranas and epics give stories, ancient history and make us think scientifically in an indirect manner, as though with a sugar-coated pill. That is why it is said: "Bharatam panchamo vedah."

While the Vedas are supposed to be four, the Mahabharata is the fifth Veda. It is as important as the Vedas. Sometimes they say it is even more important than the Vedas.

Swami Krishnananda
  To be continued ...

Note

** This what The super powers USA, RUSSIA, and CHINA are DOING!
ALSO ALL OIL RICH ISLAMIC COUNTRIES ARE DOING!!
ALSO ALL ISLAMIC TERROR GROUPS ARE DOING!!!

****THE ABOVE MENTIONED INTENTIONALLY PRETENDING  NOT KNOWING THE ABOVE MENTIONED TRUTH THAT IS "THE YAJNA"

*"BHARATHAM KNOWS THIS TRUTH, AS WE ARE AWARE OUR OBLIGATION TO THE WORLD, AS WE TAKE THIS AS YAJNAM"


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