Why Rituals – Swami Paramarthananda – Audio File

Why Rituals – Swami Paramarthananda – Audio File

Please let your children listen to this also when they ask why do you perform pooja. All parents please listen.

Dharma has three important aspects

1. Values
2. Attitudes
3. Rituals

Vedic Religion consider Rituals are most important for initial part of Veda.

Why rituals ? two psychological and sociological benefits.

1. Values and attitudes are abstract as they belong to the mind, if they have to communicated, it has to be physicalized or verbalized. So rituals are physicalization or verbalization of the values.
if the parent has to communicate the value to the child, the mother will communicate to a 4 year old. It has to be done by physicalized action like doing namaskaram. This applies to friendship also , since friendship is a mental faculty. This is show by shaking the hands or hugging. Ritual is a concrete expression of an abstract emotion.

2. Rituals are one of methods of keeping a group together. Togetherliness is possible if everyone in the family takes part. A family that does rituals (of some kind) stays together. Satsangha is another example.

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More content in the audio file.

Please let your children listen to this also when they ask why do you perform pooja. All parents please listen.

Download Audio File Link

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2fhZcwHT-QgREJ6ZTNXZkRFOE0

Ram Ram

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