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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals -13-13.


Chapter 17: Lord Skanda – The Concentrated Divine Energy-13-13.

Skanda-Shashthi message given on the 9th of November, 1980.

Religious adventure becomes more and more complicated as we proceed along with it further and further. In the earlier stages religion seems to be very simple, because it appears to be merely a question of going to the church or sitting before a deity in a temple or following a system of routine, a ritual, etc.

But, when we enter into the heart of religion, it ceases to be any kind of routine. It becomes an inward adventure of the spirit. It is not a doing of something, but a complete reshuffling of one's personality and a transformation of oneself through a transvaluation of values, by a process in which we may have to submit to conscription the very same forces in the world which appear as our opponents at present.

The world is an enemy and also a friend. The Bhagavadgita, again, gives an answer to this interesting question, how the same thing c…