Dear readers and fellow bloggers:
Good morning. This article and poem from Harbans Khajuria, my sage Brahminic instructor and dear spiritual friend, are simply excellent. Let us remember and honor, in so many different and yet unifying rituals across the main religions, our dear Departed relatives and friends that have made our stay in this Valley of Tears possible with their sacrifice, care and affection.
As a disciple of Thomas Merton, I believe that our Christian faith has strayed too far away from the original mysticism of our Early Days hiding in caves to become bogged down in the shifting sands of the Cartesian Rationality where we struggle to find a firm surface to step on and move. We must attentively listen to our brothers and sisters from the East, who still have a healthy attachment to the workings of Mother Nature, in order to recoup some of their rejuvenating energy.
May God Almighty have pity on our dear Departed souls and welcome them to his/her/ihr Grace.
OF SHRAADDHA TO OUR DEPARTED SOULS (PITRS) FROM TH 14th SEPTember 2019 (PURANMASHI – FULL MOON DAY) TO 28TH
SEPTEMBER 2019 AMAVASYA – DARK NIGHT
SHRAADDHS -A SCARED RITUALIN THE MEMORY OF OUR DEPARTED SOULS
Shraaddhas are the important rituals most dearly observed
By the progenies of the (Pitr) departed souls
As a form of remembrance
To deceased relatives of ours who are no longer with us
And have gone to the lands unknown
We keep in mind them their love and affection
With our love and emotions flowing to the brim
For those who had shown us this beautiful earth
Because due to them only we’re here on this planet
The dear ones who had bestowed us the righteous guidance
Along with showering us their love so tender
And delivered us from many a difficult moments.
Now, as they have turned to Pitr domain
It is our…
View original post 1,460 more words