Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Rites and rituals

Rituals that are performed with the desire of attaining salvation also help a man to achieve growth and progress in this world.
Sam Veda
Now you worship His Form, you repeat His name; ignoring His orders. Without practising the discipline laid down by Rama to purify the mind, all else is mere show, empty rituals.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Do you become spiritual by performing ceremonies and rituals...? Ceremonies and rituals sometimes give a certain sensation, so-called uplift. But they are repetitious, and every sensation that is repeated soon wearies of itself.
J Krishnamurti
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for everyone else the proper pleasure of ritual.
C S Lewis

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