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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-4.

"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-4.
Dipavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

What does it mean?

It seems as confusing as that Vedic Mantra.

But let us remember that this is what 'sacrifice' precisely means.

It is a universal involvement of factors wherein and whereby we become the property of the whole creation. 

*Can we imagine this situation where we become the property of everyone in the world? 

**Anyone can demand anything from us, and we must give it! 

***We have an obligation to everything in this world. 

****That obligation is the sacrifice that we are called upon to do. 

*****That is the Yajna.  

Our obligation is not merely to our parents, brothers and sisters, not merely to the government of our country that protects us, not merely to the planet earth on which we live, not merely to…

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 s…

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 ...