All rituals are nothing
But the Ritual of our Mind
In our Daily Life
Some repeat Diligently and Punctiliously
'mantras,' ' shlokas,' and sacred words
That may sometimes bestow on them
a distinction among Fellow-men
But is it what we outwardly do that Matters
and not How and Why we Do ?
Some seekers prefer and Seek
not complete Liberation
They only Seek Sensory
and Emotional satisfaction
Why do some seek God's Favour
and not God Himself ?
There are many ways to experience
pleasant emotional feelings
Some drugs too provide
pleasant emotional responses
Can't Rites, Rituals, and Ceremonies
Be just another way, to provoke similar Responses?
A dip in holy waters may have it's own benefits
But, have you ever taken a dip within 'Self '?
You will need no convincing
After even a momentary dip within 'Self '
All 'Poojas', 'Yagnas', and 'Tirthas'
are not necessary to realize your 'Self '
The worth of charity or sacrifices
Will be Known, when Right Perception dawns
You will then be self-assured
of the benefit and merits of a dip within 'Self '
True worship requires flowers of Pure Awareness
and devotion of Equanimity
'This Pooja' purifies your mind
and reveal your True-Self
Of all the Daily Rituals man invented
'Observing oneself 'is the greatest Ritual of all
Simply Be Aware and Be Equanimous each Moment
to the sensations in your body
to the content in your Mind
So now if you want to be in some ritual
Start with the ritual of 'Silent observation'
Let this Ritual transcend into a Natural Way
Then a 'Conceptless mind' is born
That gives rise to 'Waking Meditation'
And bestow on you, the Supreme Gift of all
Be aware and perceive rightly
Then the words come alive and become meaningful
If not, they are like writings on water
Soon to disappear into meaninglessness!!