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Performing rituals? 7 years 7 months ago #1285

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Why are we performing rituals like Ganapathi Homam, pitru pooja, Neelanjanam? Is it to increase SAL energy? Why are we expecting something? Do we not just perform our duties as they arise without expecting any fruits of our action in return?

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Performing rituals? 7 years 6 months ago #1345

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Muthu has given the correct explanation for doing rituals .

Is it to increase SAL energy?
For people who do not want to abide by the Self ("One"), and needs to enjoy material life, needs to generate SAL Energy. Nothing is free in the universe, if we need something we need to spend something in return. SAL Energy can be used to spend on material comforts.

Why are we expecting something
? Ignorance of the Self and so feeling of incompleteness.

Do we not just perform our duties as they arise without expecting any fruits of our action in return?
Perfect words of Bhagavad Gita. If we practice that alone is by being with the Self, complete Happiness or Eternal happiness.

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So won't the SAL energy help in being with the Self?

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Gold, cash and material objects are analogous to Self, SAL Energy and material wealth.

SAL Energy or cash is the intermediate. SAl can increase being with the Self (Gold) then the material wealth decreases. If material wealth has to be increased, then Gold poseesion (being with Self) has to decrease.

What one needs is one's own choice. In both case there is a loss and a gain.

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@Sakthi

Performing rituals help to increase SAL energy. SAL energy helps to increase / includes all the 8 functionalities including Wealth.

If material wealth has to be increased, then Gold possession (being with Self) has to decrease. Does this mean all the souls who have Gold have less material wealth?

Does SAL energy help an individual to realize the Self? or Being with the SELF is the SAL energy increased?

What is the right way to utilize the increased SAL energy?

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Performing rituals? 7 years 6 months ago #1351

@Neelima & Sakthi

Just came back from a Gita class and this might throw some light on this topic of rituals

We were discussing today about chapter 4, which discuss about the transcendental knowledge.

Actions/Rituals can be done in 3 different ways

1. Karma
2. Akarma
3. Vikarma

Option 1 : Actions/Rituals are done to earn what so called benefits. Here a karma is done to accumulate Good Karma benefits in the account. These benefits remains for the performer and he/she are the only one who can use it again. The individual need to come back till the account comes to Zero. So the objective is clear, the individual need to become bankrupt, means give everything up. Till this happens, so called rebirth is going to happen.

Option 2: Rituals are done and the benefit which is produced gets burnt by using the transcendental knowledge which the ritual performer has. Here the performer doesn't get anything back, so doesn't accumulate good/bad karma in the account. This is the process of becoming bankrupt, in other words giving up everything and go to the ONE.

Option 3: Doing rituals without sense, performing for all negative aspects. This also accumulates benefits in the performers account. This is similar to Karma, but with the discrimination of good and bad, this falls under bad and Karma falls under good.

Here we can see which is the best way to perform rituals (Option 2). The important factor which one needs to perform this option is "KNOWLEDGE". Once this knowledge is gained it is easy to see who is the owner of the the effect of every action and what are WE doing.

The other thing which I see in the recent discussion of SAL energy is been taken in the wrong perception. SAL is the term used to mention SELF AWARENESS. Here the objective is very clear "AWARENESS". Rituals are there to increase the AWARENESS which in turns increases the KNOWLEDGE which takes close to the ONE.

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