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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-9.

"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-9.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

Knowledge is too vast.
Our life is not long enough to have all the knowledge necessary.
The ancient masters, the Seers saw with their premonition, intuition or foresight that people cannot contain the Vedic knowledge in their heads.
"Ananta vai vedah" : -
Vedas are endless or infinite, which means to say, knowledge has no limit.
People in this Kali Yuga, especially, are so feeble physically, morally and intellectually that this truth has to be instilled into their minds through some other manner.
This is why Vyasa wrote the great epic Mahabharata.
He found out that the Vedas are of no use to poor human beings in this Kali Yuga.
Whatever the Vedas say would not enter our heads, because they contain impersonal…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-8.

"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-8.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

In the Anugita of the Mahabharata, which is a sequel to the Bhagavadgita, this Yajna is described in a very beautiful form. It states what Yajna actually is. This Yajna is going on daily in this body and it is going on everywhere in the world, outside and inside. It is sacrifice into the fire of the knowledge of the Absolute of all those factors which tend to tether the soul to the bodily tabernacle.

This is called Jnana Yajna, which means the offering of knowledge into the fire of Knowledge. Which knowledge is offered into which knowledge? The knowledge of our individual existence in all its aspects is offered in the knowledge of the Supreme Being. The concept of this mysterious Dharma before us cannot be contained i…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-7.

"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-7.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

This mysterious law, the law of Yajna, operates in the world.
"Yajno vai Vishnuh" : - Supreme Narayana Himself is called Yajna.
The term 'Yajna' signifies the whole of the culture of Bharatavarsha. 
If we want one word which can give us the quintessence of the whole of the culture of India, 'Yajna' is that word. 
How meaningful it is, we can imagine. 
Every cultural pattern and every presupposition of human existence is contained in this pregnant term 'Yajna', which means the universal sacrifice that the soul performs.
The performer of the sacrifice is the soul. 
It is not an Acharya or a Pandit.

Swami Krishnananda
  To be continued ...

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** This what The super powers USA, RUSSIA, and C…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-6.

"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-6.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

What are the conditions of our existence? Parents are a conditioning factor. They have given birth to us; they feed us, take care of us and educate us. Society is another conditioning factor. We know how much we owe to society. Though it may not be visible outwardly, invisibly society protects us, takes care of us and helps us in many ways. The nation and the international system help us.

The stellar systems also help us. In short, the whole cosmos helps us. Therefore, we owe a universal obligation to all things in the universe. When we go for a walk in the jungle, sometimes a part of our cloth gets caught in a thorny bush and when we try to remove the thorn and move forward, we will find that another thorn is prickin…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 12-5.

"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-5.
Deepavali message given on the 25th of October, 1973.

Because we are not able to fulfil all these obligations in a short span of life, we are reborn. Otherwise we need not be reborn.

If we have fulfilled or discharged all our duties in this very life itself, why should we take a next birth? But, life is short, and also we have not got the least concept of what obligations we bear or owe to the universe outside.

Even when we are ninety years old, this knowledge will not come to us. So, naturally we die with ignorance. And because of this ignorance we are not able to discharge our duties properly.

Because of the non-discharge of our duties and obligations properly, we are hurled into transmigration.

And so long as we do not understand the meaning of the sacrifice that we a…