Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-13.
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Chapter -12. Yajna – Quintessence of the Culture of India-13.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.
Whatever it is, when knowledge gets adulterated through intense sensory activity, weakness of will and lack of moral force, the understanding of Dharma also falls. So we must have a whip to goad us to the path of Dharma, spirituality and God-consciousness.
The tradition of India, Bharatavarsha, is full of such goading whips. While the Vedas, the Puranas and the epics may be said to be direct teachers in an institution or an academy, the culture of India has also instituted many occasions for bringing home to our minds the facts of our eternal glory and our duties to God, the world and mankind.
We owe three kinds of duties which are mentioned in the eighteenth chapter of the Bhagavadgita: -
"Yajno danam tapas-chaiva pavanani manishinam."
They are Yajna, Dana and Tapas.
Yajna itself contains in its meaning all possible knowledge and the mandate on ethics.
Still we are told Yajna, Dana and Tapas constitute the highest necessity of religion.
While Tapas is the duty that we owe to our own selves,
Dana is that which we owe to others,
and Yajna is that we owe to God.
Tapas is austerity. We must be austere. We must live a very restrained life.
Dana is charitable feeling, charitable nature and charitable act in respect of others,
while Yajna is the self-dedication we make of our own self, wholly and totally, to the Supreme Being.
To be continued ...
** This is 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"