Mundakopanishad : ( Harmful results of rituals performed wrongly ).Mantram-3.
Section-2. ( Rituals )
Mantram-3. ( Harmful results of rituals performed wrongly )
Discussion-3. "Summation" ....
At the same time, I must add that to you and to me the 'Karma-s' as they are now available for us are very very important.
Selfless service, japam, puja, Sandya-vandanam, meditation, etc., are very important to a seeker in his early stages of preparation
It is only through these 'Karma-s that one gains a well-integrated personality.
It is only then that he comes to feel the cumbersome brutalities of the rigid rulesof ritualism.
A temple fulfils itself successfully in a 'bhaktan' when he comes to inquire into the nature of 'Godhood,' the nature of himself, the structure of the world and the relationship between these three.
At this moment the integrated personality of the bhaktan though physically standing in front of the 'Sanctum Sanctorum, has grown to such a stature that he no longer can be contained within the confines of any 'gopuram, steeple or dome.'
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To be continued .....