Ritual purity (tamil maDi)
miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM
Mon Aug 19 13:16:07 CDT 2002
Ritual purity is an important and a very complex subject. In US, the
carpet in your home will be the first destroyer of maDi. Personally, I
would not worry about it. In this case, you should see the spirit
behind the practice than the actual observance. As long as you create a
proper environment for worship and meditation, that is all matters.
Often, lack of cleanliness in the mind harms the environment than that
of the body. Tamil Saint vaLLuvar prescribes a nice rule for both.
External purity is achieved using water and inner purity by speaking
truth. (puRanthuuymai niiraan amaiyum - akanthuuymai vaaymaaR
--- "Subrahmanian, Sundararaman V [IT]"
<sundararaman.v.subrahmanian at CITIGROUP.COM> wrote:
> What are the rules governing the use of silk-dhoti? I remember that
> if you
> did certain things the silk-dhoti loses its sanctity (maDi). What
> are they?
> One is sleeping with the silk-dhoti. Today morning I performed the
> Varalakshmi Vratam. The silk-dhoti touched couple of other old
> clothes. We
> live in a very small apartment and it is difficult to move around
> coming into contact with something or the other. The apartment is
> I would like to know the rules of the silk-dhoti (paTTu).
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